Mrs Balesteros and Alimusa are wonderful. Mr Ryan and Sallar are committed to teaching and are exceptional examples of Catholic men for all the students to see. I not sure what her name is but the PE teacher applies the scripture into class. Well done!!!
We left here last year. The school was once a wonderful place for the development of the whole child, despite the neighborhood which has much gang related activity. Way too many lockdowns for comfort.
Now, the leadership, or lack of leadership has allowed this school to falter. The gossip among the parents is appalling, no doubt this is related to the bullying problem with the students. Not a community that I could tolerate any longer.
The new principal needs some help. It is a shame to see a wonderful school become one with uncontained bullying, from the top down, caustic gossip and an emphasis on appearances instead of Cristian values.
In Middle School, your students learn Science similar to how students learn science at St. Mary-Basha except for this big difference:
"Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of Truth."
– Pope Saint John Paul II
In Public School your child only receives reason – why only provide them 1 wing, when they could have received 2 wings from St. Mary-Basha Catholic School.
Sr Mary Thelma has taken this school during a time when the Charter schools have invaded and poached Catholic kids and deceived Catholic parents and has maintained enrollment and increased expectations - not enough credit us given to the SMB principal.
From a student “My parents say they are proud of my accomplishments academically and sports, but they love who I am.”
When I ask what they mean, they respond that: “while accomplishments matter and success is important, achievement uninformed by faith, purpose, & character will ultimately be hollow”
I respond who I am is harvest of my school – St. Mary-Basha Catholic School
If you desire a great school that reinforces your child's Catholic identity you should consider St. Mary Basha. The kids there not only work hard in the classrooms, they are working hard at becoming well rounded and wonderful young people. They are taught certain core values that simply do not exist in other schools. Kids in this school are challenged by their teachers to try their hardest. If a child is struggling in a subject, their teacher will stay after and help them. The school has lots of new technology that you don't see in other elementary schools. We made a great choice. We were scared of paying tuition but they will give you lots of info on scholarships and ways to make it work. Great place.