About us

About us



St. Lucy School is a Pre-K through 8th grade Catholic school serving the Campbell Community since 1953.  As you step into the hallways of St. Lucy School, you can feel the energy of the faculty, staff, parents and students.  From Pre-K through eighth grade, St. Lucy School students are working on mastering their rich curriculum, developing their faith, and applying what they know to the world around them.

St. Lucy students benefit from a challenging, comprehensive, and values-based curriculum enhanced with art, music, P.E., Spanish and digital citizenship.  Following in the footsteps of our founding Sisters of Notre Dame, we are dedicated to educating the whole child.  St. Lucy students grow in faith, give back to their community and shine their light with the world.  Each day our students develop skills for life through faith-development, challenging academics, leadership opportunities, and service to others. 

St. Lucy School is a safe environment where children are offered daily opportunities to explore their faith and push themselves intellectually.  We are continually seeking ways to improve our school programs, explore new instructional methodologies while maintaining the tried-and-true approaches, and incorporate enrichment opportunities that respond to student interests.  Our strategic plan reflects our investment in continual improvement in the face of current excellence. We are extremely proud of our graduates, who transition seamlessly into the high school setting.  

The parish and school families work together to consciously create a close and friendly community where all are welcome.  The parents of St. Lucy students are involved in many aspects of the school, and our students benefit from this unified community, where they thrive within a “village” of support. 

school-profile2St. Lucy families come from Campbell, Los Gatos, San Jose, Saratoga, Willow Glen and surrounding areas. Working together to develop a sense of community and support for student growth is an important to our families. The friendships and bonds that are made while at St. Lucy School often last a life-time.

High School Readiness

Our school reputation is strong, and St. Lucy students are well prepared for the rigors of high school.  The Jr. High teaching staff works closely with students to guide them through the admissions process and help prepare them for the high school placement test.  Advanced students may test out of of entry-level high school courses such as Spanish 1 and Algebra 1.

St. Lucy students are are regularly accepted at Archbishop Mitty High School, Bellarmine College Preparatory, Notre Dame High School San Jose, Presentation High School, and St. Francis High School, in addition to local public schools. We are very proud of our St. Lucy School 8th graders! Our strong high school acceptance rates often reach 100%.

Fast Facts

  • Full 6 year accreditation in 2020 by the Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA)
  • Number of Students enrolled in Pre-K through 8th grade: 293
  • Grade Levels: Pre-K (age 4 by September 1) through 8th; One class per grade level
  • Specialty teachers: art, music, science and PE and resource
  • Social and Emotional curriculum
  • Science Lab
  • 1:1 Student : iPad/Chromebook
  • Digital Citizenship curriculum
  • School Library and Media Center
  • Gymnasium
  • Athletics and Clubs
  • Extended Day Care
  • Hot Lunch Program

St. Lucy Parish School Faculty and Staff

The St. Lucy Faculty and Staff are experienced, caring, and committed to educating the whole child. We model respect and collaboration while being responsive to student needs. Our pastor and parish priests enjoy visiting the classrooms and campus. The school is served by 11 classroom teachers as well as specialized teachers in art, science, music, Spanish and PE. Classroom teachers hold California teaching credentials and many have received master’s degrees. Nine dedicated instructional aides support classroom teachers and allow for small group instruction in grades Pre-­K to 5th grade. Because of this low student­ teacher ratio, teachers know their students well and are able to recognize their unique learning needs.

Our Mission

St. Lucy Parish School is a welcoming Catholic community committed to lighting the way for every student by teaching the whole child. Students are empowered to Live Catholic Values, Understand Integrity, Communicate Effectively and Yearn to Learn as they shine their light in the world.

Our Philosophy


Each child is a unique gift from God. Together, parents, staff and alumni partner to light their way by developing their appreciation for life-long learning with Christ-centered values. 

Students are challenged with high academic standards, integrated technology, and opportunities to build a foundation of love for God and service to those in needA Catholic education characterized by tradition, innovation and academic excellence is offered so that our students will thrive in this rapidly evolving world.

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History of St. Lucy Parish School​:

Fun-Day-1967St. Lucy School is part of the thriving Catholic community at St. Lucy Parish in Campbell. The school is one of 28 Catholic schools in the Diocese of San Jose and was established in September 1953 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur with a student body of 122 first, second and third grade students. The school expanded yearly until we reached eighth grade. Our Pre-Kindergarten opened in 2012, adding 4-year-olds to the St. Lucy School program! The Sisters served as administrators, faculty, and staff for 37 years. Today, although there are no Sisters on staff, we continue our rich Catholic tradition of academic excellence.

St. Lucy School is proud to celebrate over 68 years of academic excellence in the historic Campbell community. St. Lucy Parish celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2015!

Full 6 year accreditation


Our top­-notch curriculum earned us the maximum 6­-year term of accreditation by the Western Catholic Education Association (WCEA) in 2020. The WCEA is a private educational accrediting agency established under the auspices of the Bishops of the Catholic Dioceses of California. Every 6 years we are accredited by WCEA.

St. Lucy School is part of the Diocese of San Jose. The Diocese of San Jose is the second largest school district in Santa Clara County, educating over 16,500 students spanning from Gilroy to Palo Alto. Under the direction of a Superintendent and two Assistant Superintendents of Schools, there are fourteen preschools, twenty­-eight Kindergarten – 8th grade elementary schools, and six Catholic High Schools.


Our Campus

our-camps-left-imgStudents at St. Lucy School benefit from a large campus situated next to the St. Lucy Parish Church. Our well­ planned facility is the best of both worlds: it has retained its historic charm while providing outstanding functionality as we grow our cutting ­edge programs and provide our students with a learning environment fit for 21st Century Learning. The hallways and classrooms reflect our Catholic Identity through religious bulletin boards, prayer tables and liturgical seasons. The spirit of the school is also seen through displays of student work and special projects. There are several dedicated learning spaces that enrich particular subjects such as science, art, and technology.

There have also been many safety upgrades made to our campus, as student safety is a top priority.

  • Morning Assembly/ Flagpole area
    K-8 students, parents, and faculty/staff gather outside as a community every day for morning assembly. The morning assembly is led by students in grades K-­8, and provides a wonderful opportunity for our community to gather together in prayer. Students also get used to talking in front of a group! The assembly typically includes student-­led prayer, greeting by our principal, the Pledge of Allegiance, and daily announcements that inform, build community, recognize students, and provide leadership opportunities. On Friday, the students lead us in singing the patriotic songs. Parents are welcome to drop students off before assembly or join in.
  • The T.D. Mac Lab
    The T.D. Mac Computer Lab is utilized for computer education in grades K-­8,  and supervised Jr. High study hall after school.  It is also used for School Advisory Board,Parent Teacher Group, Booster Club and Advancement Committee meetings during non-Covid 19 times. The TD Mac Lab is named in honor of a generous memorial donation that enabled us to accelerate our technology strategic plan in 2014.
  • Library
    Students in grades K-5 visit the library. Students may check out books for research projects as needed. The school library offers online access to its extensive collection. A student book club and Scholastic Book Fair compliments the library collection. The school library is available for supervised student use during and after school, and is a perfect space for grades K­-5 to work on homework.
  • Science Lab
    The science lab is a fully equipped lab which is staffed with dspecialized science teachers.
  • Art Studio
    The studio is used as a Jr. High math classroom, an art classroom and Monday Math after school club. The Studio boasts evidence of student creativity in its beautiful wall murals, and offers plenty of space for artistic expression and exploration using different mediums. Students in grades K­-5 have regularly scheduled art class, and Jr. high students may opt for an art elective each trimester.
  • Gym and Annex
    The school gym supports the school PE and after school athletic programs. The adjacent stage, attached multipurpose room, courtyard gardens, and kitchen support our various programs, events, and activities throughout the year.
  • Kitchen
    The kitchen facilitates hot lunch service, which is offered four days per week from www.ChoiceLunch.com and one day per week from parent coordinated Pizza Friday.
  • The Pavilion covered picnic area
    The pavilion is used for a lunch area for grades 4-­8, an outdoor classroom, for club meetings, and for family socials. It is also home to the Entertainment Stage during our annual Food and Fun Fest carnival.
  • The primary play yard
    The play yard includes a play structure and grassy play area. It is located immediately adjacent to the primary classrooms and Extended Day Care/Pre-K building. Pre­-Kindergarten students enjoy their own dedicated enclosed play yard adjacent to their classroom.
  • The Parish Activity Center
    The PAC, a Parish building, is used for special student events, retreats, parent workshops, receptions, guest speakers, and other special events sponsored by the school. We are blessed to be part of a vibrant parish!
  • Extended Day Care (EDC)
    The drop in K­-8 Extended Day Care  is open from 7:00-8:00 a.m. and after school until 6:00 p.m. It is very popular among students in grades K-­8. Pre­-K students enjoy their own  extended care space in the Pre-K classroom between 7:30am-8:00am. During 2021-22 Pre-K Afternoon Care is not available.
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