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St Mary-Basha Catholic School

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Posted January 27, 2010

St. Mary-Bahsa is a great school. My son has been attending for 4 years. We moved from another Catholic School and are really pleased. The teachers are supportive. He is able to stay after school to get help with homework, and loves his teachers. We couldn't be more pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2010

My children came from another Catholic School and we could not be happier with education, love and support they have received. The principal is proactive and a advocate for all children. Most Catholic schools won't even accept children with learning differences and St. Mary's has staff that specifically works with students that struggle in all areas but especially reading. The children are challenged and nurtured. This school is a top choice for parents who care about their kids education.
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Posted January 27, 2010

My grandchildren attend this school and we are very happy with the results so far. Education stresses the basics with an exceptinal computer program. We will continue with this school as long as it remains this way.
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Posted January 27, 2010

This is a wonderful school with a cultural and social mix of students that encourages all aspects of a childs development. We love it.
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Posted January 27, 2010

WE LOVE ST. MARY-BASHA!!! Our principal's top priority is 'what is best for each child,' and she knows EVERY child at the school. SMB is the only Catholic school I know of that has an on-site Speech Pathologist, reading specialists and Mon.-Thur. after school math tutoring. Parent involvement is praised and sincerely appreciated. Technology department and in each class is cutting-edge. Front office staff are kind, cheerful and professional. This is a place that honors families and loves children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2010

Great school. My kids love it, academics are accelerated. expectations are high and the teachers and parents are involved.
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Posted January 23, 2010

My daughter attends this school and loves it. The teachers and parents are very involved with the students academic, religous and personal growth. Issues in the classrooms are handled immediately. Neighborhood is a bit old.
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Posted December 15, 2009

On paper they look good, but in the realty It's worse than public schools. 1- It's a catholic school were they are suppose to teach good principles and the love of God, but the environment is loveless and empty. They director and the teacher don't care at all for the children that need help, they only focus in the ones that excel. They teach rules & rituals, but not love. Because of this they have mayor problems with bulling and teacher being over strict with students that need more help (screams & hit heads). 2- Academically, the classes are not organized & crowded.Teachers don't take time for explaining and teaching. They use out of date methods & the only reason they have good ratings in the state exams because they study only for those test. Please when looking for a school go interview them and hear what your heart tells you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2009

This school was a little disappointing, and seems to be declining. Left this school last year. Many of the teachers and staff are parents of the kids that attend the school, so those kids get most of the resources. Encouraging parental involvement is great, but there are limits-too many over-involved parents can be a negative. The kids are well-behaved, with orderly classrooms.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2009

i love it at tis school! they give us freedom but when its too displine they disipline
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Posted March 26, 2009

I previously attended St. Marys for nine years. My experience was not all that bad there. The teachers at St. Marys were fairly decent and seemed to care about their students. The same teachers taught at the school year after year. St. Marys filled its students with good morals. However, in more recent years, the school has gone from being a good, respectable school to being a total sham. My brother who presently attends St. Marys is special needs. We have made a great effort trying to talk to the teachers to find a way to accomodate him. However, our attemts have proven to be utterly disappointing. The teachers don't care to take the time out to help him. (continued..)
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Posted January 17, 2008

I transferred from public school to St.Mary-Basha, and I couldn't be more disappointed. This school was to restricting and the teachers didn't seem to care about the students' personal problems or worries. The teachers also are very stereotypical about students who have straight A's and average graded students they assuming that the straight A students are never rude to their peers or pick on them.


Posted May 7, 2007

Execellent school. Excellent academic program! My daughter went to St. Mary Basha for all 9 years, K-8 and my son is currently attending. I wouldn't want them to attend any other school! I love that parents are always involved and a true community environment and all children are well disciplined!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2006

We have sent all four of our children to St Mary Basha and are very pleased. The Principal, Sr. Mary Norbert is an outstanding educator and leader. Parental involvment is unequaled.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2005

WE ARE GOING TO APPLY TO THIS SCHOOL SO DO NOT HAVE ANY INFORMATION
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Posted July 25, 2004

The SM-B has one of the best staffs a catholic school. Principal is Sr. Mary Norbert, she is very accomplished. Language arts programs and Computer lab are excellent. Science program is good. Math and R.E. programs are average. Facility and neighborhood are older. Expect to be involved in the school as the Second Vatican Council stated in the Declaration on Christian Education: As it is parents who have given life to their children, on them lies the gravest obligation of education. They must therefore be recognized as being primarily and principally responsible of their eduction. The role of parents in education is of such importance that it is almost impossible to provide an adequate substitute.
—Submitted by a parent


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Ethnicity This school State average
White 65% 42%
Hispanic 20% 43%
Two or more races 9% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Black 0% 5%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Chandler, AZ 85225
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