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K-8
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Scottsdale, AZ
Students enrolled: 591
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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16235 N 60th St
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

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(480) 905-0939
(480) 905-0955
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October 22, 2014
This school is terrible and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. This is the most unwelcoming environment I've ever seen. This school takes dress codes over academics everyday. The teachers here don't know how to teach and don't care enough about your child's education. I am furious with my child's education and will definitely be placing my child in a different school. The teachers take no effort into helping the children even if they are aware of their grades. My child is afraid of some of the teachers and came home near tears because of the teacher. The teacher she was upset about is a bully and cannot teach. She is also the strictest teacher I have ever known. This teacher doesn't even let kids walk into the classrooms with a non- school sweater for 10 seconds without giving the child an incident report or loosing their recess for wearing it. This is the worst middle school teacher I have met and has been at this school for too long. She is not motivating and tells the children that they are not smart. My daughter last year was in 8th grade and the teacher told her to get a tutor several times. Why would a teacher say that?I'm already paying for tuition.The teacher should help

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2014
This school is amazing. I love the community, there's no other school that I've come across like it. The academics are first rate and the students are happy, NICE, and POLITE even in middle school!

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2014
I agree with the person below me. This school is so bad. The teachers make the kids get tutors, why would they need them if you learned how to teach? Some teachers need to leave and the office staff is so very rude. It isn't open enough so it feels like your child is suffocating and some of the new teachers don't know how to grade. I feel like my child isn't ready to take the HSPT and when they do they are going to fail. I am so worried when my child is at school. They are wrongly accused of things they didn't do and they bulling rate is through the roof. The iPad program is horrible and does nothing for the children and the language department is AWFUL!!!! Don't send your child here you will regret it.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2014
I absolutely love this school! I love the faith formation, the integrated and cutting edge technology that is through out the campus as well as the traditional elements of education that I believe every child should be exposed to. The community is without a doubt one of the warmest and most engaged that I have seen in any school. Teachers are fabulous and continue to impress with their love of education and expertise. There will not be another elementary school like this one...it is truly that good. We feel blessed and fortunate to be here and look forward to many years to come.

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2014
This school is great if your looking to improve your childs faith. I like the iPad program and how my child doesn't have to carry textbooks. The only thing I don't like is how we don't get to keep the iPads once we've payed so much for them. I've payed a total of $540 for my childs iPad and I think I should be able to keep it. Another thing I don't like is how disrespectful and innapropriate the boys at this school are to the girls at this school. It's not necessarily the schools fault but the parents and television. I also don't agree with the school hours. I don't think kids in the middle school grades should have to go to school from 7:45-3:00. I find the dismissal time a little ridiculous.

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2014
Bypass the kindergarten and enter as a first grader. The kindergarten teachers are not nurturing at all, nor academically challenging...they are older teachers who are stuck in old-school ways and in great need of professional development. Attend kindergarten elsewhere and enter as a first grader. The first grade is excellent! As a parent, keep aware of the teachers at each grade level - 2nd is not strong, one in 3rd is weak, one in 5th and 6th is weak, 7th and 8th are good. Stay involved and your child will have a good experience!

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2014
Pope John really represents a strong community enviroment. With excellent academics and deep in the faith this may be one of the best catholic schools out there.

- submitted by a community member
August 24, 2013
I like the IPad program and NDP Math program.If you want a fun and bully free school the is the school for you.Also we have Masses every Wednesdays which is cool.

- submitted by a community member
August 16, 2013
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this school. After several children and almost a decade here I think the school is absolutely working at its best. The administration is a good balance of tough yet fun, the teachers passionate about what they are doing and the community the most engaged I have ever seen them. We are happy and blessed and want to thank those that have worked so hard to make it a Christ filled fun place to learn.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2013
My family has been attending Pope John for 8 years and it is a great school they have a great campus vary clean and welly looked after. The school has some great teachers, but they have one big problem the school physiologist has came to the point where she only wants her own son to succeed so she dose not assist other students, also the school admin staff do not respond to the parents quickly or take contemplates about teachers series, they also seem reluctant to educate special ed students. The principal will not fire teachers who have worked at the school longer then him even after getting a hundreds of contemplates from parents and students.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2013
Pope John XXIII is a wonderful place to send children for not only an education, but Christian values. The community and staff are true leaders and examples of how to live your faith. The Ipad program is outstanding. We are so blessed to have our children attend one of the many amazing Catholic schools in the valley.

- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2013
Wonderful teachers and overall great school. The iPad program has moved the school in a progressive direction. I also like all the updates to the school (the new gym, the new field, etc)

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2013
We were very dissapointed with how we were treated by the admissions staff. No return phone calls, no status updates, and an overall feeling that the admissions director was passive-agressive. We opted for another catholic school in the area instead.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2013
This school keeps getting better. The kids are happy, engaged, challenged, well-behaved, and kind. The teachers are phenomenal. I highly recommend signing up for kindergarten boot camp if you have a child entering K next year. Our whole family loves being a part of Pope John XXIII!

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2013
Mrs. Buckley is one of the finest educators I have ever met. She commands 100% student engagement every moment of each day. The learning is constant and connections are made by every student in the room. She couples outstanding academics with substantial Catholic teachings for a home run. She is an amazing kinder teacher, we are very blessed. The office staff is kind and the principal & assistant greet you at the gate every day without fail. This school is going places!

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2013
My daughter is a kindergarten student and can't wait to get to school each day. The school is an awesome academic community that allows each student to thrive, while teaching core Catholic values and faith.

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2013
Our son loves Blessed Pope John XXIII. The Catholic values,excellent faculty,staff and administration and curriculum are so worth it.Our famiy is so blessed to be a part of this community.

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2013
Great school! Absolutely thank God we have the chance to be a part of this school. Teachers are awesome, admin strong and caring. Highly recommend

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2012
We moved to Scottsdale from out of state during the summer. Earlier in the year we had our child registered with a different private Christian academy in town for the 2012/2013 school year. We made inquiries with the top rated high schools in the area and spoke with registrars regarding the best feeder school that produced the top students. Pope John was highly recommended for providing students who are not only high achievers academically, but well rounded with a strong background in Christian service to the community and overall participation in school activities. The recommendation was spot on. Our child is extremely happy in this school. The teachers are very committed and caring. The staff is committed to providing a safe, Christian, academically-challenging foundation in preparation for high school, college and life. In addition, families are very visible and active in all aspects of the school.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2012
My son has been attending Blessed Pope John XXIII for 4 years and we couldn't be happier. The staff is kind, qualified, and genuinely care about every student. The new administration has been a very positive force that has moved the school in a great new direction. They are also starting a new iPad program to improve student engagement, differentiate learning for all kids, and promote student creativity. My family and I couldn't me more thrilled with the evolution of this school.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2012
My son absolutely loves this school! He truly enjoys learing now, and has been challenged academically. I highly recommend this school to anyone considering sending their child to a private school!

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2009
We are a new family to Pope John XXIII and are so pleased with the education our son is receiving. We love that Pope John engages the students, academically, socially, physically and spiritually. The parent organization is fabulous. The parents involved do a top-notch job of organizing school activities from box tops to a school wide Harvest Fest. If you are looking for a school where teachers, students and parents work together to develop respectful, intelligent, faithfilled children then your search is over. Come be part of Pope John XXIII.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2009
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- submitted by a student
December 10, 2008
My son has attended Pope John XXIII for over six years now. The teachers are great in that they are experienced and help us keep him on track for success. The school uses web based access so my wife and I can follow his weekly progress. Email communication is used and has been a great tool. The administration sets a wonderful example of Christian leadership: they are strong in their faith, attend Mass with the students, and promote a spirit of service to the community. The teachers are successfully helping our son to become a responsible Christian citizen and steward. He is confident and outgoing as a result of the encouraging environment. Parents are actively involved and participate in his learning process. Unlike other schools, Pope John XXIII continues to offer art, music, physical education, Spanish as a foreign language, computers, and has a great library. Extended care is also available.

- submitted by a parent
November 16, 2008
We have two children at Pope John XXIII. The students learn how important it is to be a leader in their community with service projects and Christian role models. All the teachers have been enthusiastic about their role in a child's life. They are committed to guidance and academic excellence. Our seventh grade student will be well prepared for a private or public High School.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2008
We just started our son in Kindergarten this year and the experience has been wonderful. The sense of family is not lost in the environment of higher learning.

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2008
Pope John has been the best school I have ever been invovled with. My son has had the best experience from both an academic standpoint and social standpoint. I wouldn't consider any other school for my children.

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2008
Pope John XXIII is an active and involved community of teachers, parents and children. The curriculum is well formed and the teachers are experienced and enthusiastic. As parents of PJXXIII students for the last 8 years, we have see the school develop and grow into a well-functioning school and community. All schools have challenges, but the close community and committed leadership is able to face challenges and make changes and improvements quickly.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2008
This is our first year at Pope John with twin girls in each of the two first grade classes. They love their new school and we have received a very warm welcome into the community. The faith filled environment is inspiring to both the students and the parents. We have two more kids that will definitly attend Pope John as well. It's a Great School!!

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2008
What a wonderful school. If anyone has the privilege of becoming a part of this community I would say go for it! Teachers are wonderful and parents are so caring. Best school around!

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August 24, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2007
Pope John XXIII Catholic School Community is an excellent school that provides a faith based education with a challenging academic environment. The principal, vice-principal and all the teachers are all at this school because they truly love educating children. The parent involvement is outstanding with a very active PTA that sponsors festivals, talent shows, BBQ field day, and fine art concerts. The extracurricular activities include: chess club, sports clubs, game clubs, choir and organized athletic teams starting in 5th grade and up. The discipline is strong and this creates a safe atmosphere for children. The entire school does not tolerate any type of bullying and everyone is involved to make sure that every student feels accepted and safe coming to school. Lastly, the overall quality is worth every penny I spend in tuition and more!

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2006
The parent involvment is very large. Many parents are always seen around the campus which makes it an inviting community. I am a parent volunteer. The school makes you feel great about volunteering, they have volunteer breakfast and are always thanking you very appreciatlivly. The extracurricular activities are excellent and range from math clubs to excellent sports teams and computer clubs.The art teacher is very creative and take great care of the kids. she lets them have fun and learn at the same time. The academic programs are pretty good tehy could be a little better. One of the great things about the school is that as a parent concerned about my childrens grades, they are fortuante to have edline. Teachers update this program almost everyday so I can see what my child got on a certain project or what his grade was. I know this school is preparing themforhighschool.

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June 05, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2004
This is a wonderful school. Uniforms, religion, discipline, and plenty of homework. Larger size classes work because of the aides and proof class (a form of detention). A warm, caring small community of families.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2004
We are new to Pope John and are very impressed with the school at this point. There is a lot of parent involvement which is encouraging to see.

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Pope John XXIII Catholic School
16235 N 60th St, Scottsdale, AZ  85254
(480) 905-0939
Last modified Pope John XXIII Catholic School is a Private school that serves grades K-8
Pope John XXIII Catholic School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 37 reviews. Top