St. Lawrence Academy is a nonprofit Orthodox Christian parochial school affiliated with St. Lawrence Orthodox Church. We are located in downtown Felton, five minutes from downtown Scotts Valley, CA in Santa Cruz County. Our school was founded in 1990 in Ben Lomond, under the name Saints Peter & Paul Academy. The school began teaching grades six and seven and over the years has been able to expand and offer a full curriculum for grades K-8. We offer small classes where teachers can give attention to every student, and we welcome all who can subscribe to our mission statement.
Our mission is to cultivate the Orthodox Christian formation and education of the whole child – heart, mind, soul, and body – in an inspiring and nurturing environment.
Our mission is fulfilled to the degree that we are successful in:
- Providing a strong, traditional academic curriculum for children from Kindergarten through 8th grade.
- Providing a school environment focusing on the development of virtue.
- Providing a vehicle for children to enter into the life of the church through daily prayers, divine liturgies, and confession.
- Providing a systematic catechism that supplements and expands upon parental and parish catechism efforts.