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K-8
Private
Beverly Hills, CA
Students enrolled: 146
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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148 South Linden Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

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(310) 275-8601
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June 30, 2014
My child is happy at Good Shepherd and that to me is very important. The students care about each other and are always well-behaved. We look forward to more years in this school.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2014
This school is awesome with the new principal. They have an excellent sports program, and every year, the eighth grade puts on a play directed by the eighth grade teacher, Mrs. Widmann. This year, it was The Sound of Music. Also, the music program is extraordinary, and the school got a new tech upgrade, too! Now, every student has a school MacBook pro of their own, and the younger kids get iPads! Excellent School. Bring your children here.

- submitted by a community member
March 19, 2014
I am very concerned. On one hand, my child is happy at this school - the children are sweet and sociable. On the flip side - I have to look at the evidence of children who are being tested against other schools - that they are more than a year behind curriculum and critical thinking wise. What are the reasons for this? I know that there is hardly any emphasis on science, critical thinking skills, creative writing or problem solving. The administration needs to look outwards at other schools for standards. Figure out why the country is moving towards common core (for critical thinking skills). And not just inwards. Because standards at the moment do appear comparatively low.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2014
Took a tour and fell in love with the school tucked away in this lovely neighborhood....their kids are in some awesome high schools and we can't wait to start in the fall!

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2014
We pulled our son out of Wonderland (LAUSD) this year and enrolled him in Good Shepherd. We are so pleased and wish we had done it sooner. The teachers, principal and academics have all been extraordinary, and my son already has many good friends.

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2014
Love, Love this school! I feel so connected to my child's classwork, staff and principal. Everyone is accessible. My child could not wait to sign up for the minecraft class after school. The athletic director is awesome! My son has been on the football team and the basketball team and has learned so much about being a team player and developed friendships outside of the classroom. His teacher understands him as an individual and works with him to achieve his best academically.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
Beautiful school! The teachers are so involved and care so much. We have been so happy here.

- submitted by a parent
July 02, 2013
If you want your children to have a good peer group, you could not pick a better school. I have two kids here and I have to say that every time we take them on a field trip someone comments on how well behaved they are. They are all so kind and thoughtful and the school's emphasis on service probably has a lot to do with it. I really couldn't pick a better environment for my kids. They have made some great friendships here, as have I since the families are wonderful!

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2013
Teachers care, intimate environment, fantastic experience! We are at this gem of a school for the citizenship and morals that are taught and expected from PK-8. Every single child that attends here is so respectful, kind and eager to help...ALL THE TIME!! The academics are top notch, although they come secondary to service. They have small classroom sizes. This fosters a positive, warm environment where teachers and staff are able to focus on the individual students and truly cultivate them as people. The junior high teachers are phenomenal...(other grades too, but it is so apparent in the grade 6-8 students.) The 8th grade teacher has been there for many years and is incredible. The entire eighth grade class got into their 1st choice high schools. The graduating students participate in an annual musical...it's awesome seeing even the boys get involved and play a part! Our kids are so happy here!

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2013
This school has been around for over 80 years and it is still going strong. It has gone through some rough patches and has weathered the storm bravely and fiercely. It has suffered many setbacks due to economic and financial strains. Yet, it is still standing brightly in the midst of a secular environment. Currently, the school is ushering in a new principal that will lead and guide it in a new direction through innovation, technological advancement and theatre/art. Also, this school is committed to building strong relationships with the commmunity, and it is dedicated to providing service activities to the less fortunate. Also, the school is building up its sports program that will eventually produce some great athletes. Through the dedication and hard work of some visionary teachers, the sports program will evolve and include a variety of sports. Overall, this school is worth looking into becasue it is a force to be reckoned with. Given the limited resources and the overall layout of its premises, it has the ability to endure and attract.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2013
As an alumni parent of Good Shepherd I can see the long lasting effects the school has impressed upon my son. From extrodinary academics (yea Saxton math!) friendships that carry on past high school and empahsis of service to others in charity - a trio of qualities were were fortunate as a family to have found.

- submitted by a community member
May 02, 2013
I personally saw how an older student (maybe 4th-6th grade) approached a pre-K student to comfort him and make sure he is alright after the younger student took a stumble and fell to the ground. Comforting to see how older kids look out after the younger ones. A simple gesture displaying a sense of community, camaraderie and compassion.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2013
Good Shepherd is a an amazing little Beverly Hills secret. Our children have attended for four years and still jump out of bed in the morning excited to get to school. The class size is small so they get great attention. It's a very familial atmosphere and a safe environment. We tried the local public school for a year and couldn't get our son to Good Shepherd fast enough. Would highly recommend the school.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2013
Love this school! Fantastic teachers, great curriculum, strong interest in the children's success. My son attended Good Shepherd for Pre-K, Kindergarten and First Grade...when we moved out of town and enrolled him into another Catholic School he tested spectacularly ahead of his grade level! The enrollment coordinator asked --where did he come from? He came from Good Shepherd! ...a school that has built a solid foundation for our children based on strong academics, faith and character. I would highly recommend this school!

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2013
Notice how the enrollment goes down in 7th & 8th grades? The teachers allow bullying and sometimes are the bullies. Wouldn't recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2013
Good Shepherd has a great staff and really nice families...if you want to send your child to a grade school that gives a strong foundation for High School, it should be one of your top picks. They have highly educated teachers who are very involved with their students' education, as well as a fantastic group of parents who are involved and hands-on. We love the Art program and the musical that the Jr. High puts on every year. WONDERFUL PLACE!!!

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2011
Good Shepherd School is an amazing school. Beautiful and well located building, academically challenging, with a great sense of fairness that would leave the students with an unique life lessons and experiences. My daughter has grown beautifully sense she has been there, and I know as a mother, that it has a lot to do with this wonderful school. Ms.Miller is a wonderful Principal, consistently on top of every issue that appears, always with grace and respect. We could not be more pleased! 7th Grade Parent.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2010
There is no perfect school but by far Good Shepherd is as close as perfect. Teachers have much respect for each student and because of that not one child falls threw the cracks. It feels great to know that my daughter is getting ready for her future in a positive way and not to mention she is happy there.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2010
My children have attended Good Shepherd Catholic School since Kindergarten, and I couldn't be more pleased with the education they are receiving. Good Shepherd is academically challenging, spiritually enriching, and the teachers and principal are warm, welcoming and truly invested in their students' success. The students are also enriched by a curriculum that includes art, P.E., Spanish classes, and a phenomenal music program headed by the talented Mario Raven. My son, who will graduate this year, is headed to Loyola High School, and I am confident that Good Shepherd has done an excellent job of preparing him for the rigors of high school academics.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 08, 2010
Now an alumni after 9 years (k-8), and a child in high school, GS prepared him for the challenges ahead in both mind and spirit. Most teachers are Master's level and a principal who moved the school ahead technically and physically; this gem is tucked away in a great neighborhood and community.

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2010
I couldn't agree more with this last review. Our children just love this school!! Our eldest child is also in the 8th grade class with Ms. Widman and we just found out our son was accepted to the Catholic High School of his choice. Our family is just thrilled!!! Thank you Ms Widmann..

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2010
My son has been a student at Good Shepherd for the last seven years. He is now in the eighth grade and getting ready to graduate. I couldn't be more pleased with the education that this school has given him. The 8th Grade teacher Ms Widmann is excellent! What a terrific job she has done preparing our children for High School Entrance Exams, even going as far as having mock interviews with them. The Principal Ms. Miller has done so many wonderful things with the school. Us parents can actually see where our fundraising $$ goes... All the kids in my son's class are so happy in this school and it reflects in their test scores. I highly recommend this school...

- submitted by a parent
July 05, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2009
its a good school with the exceptions of a few of my 8th grade classmates the kids are cool the teachers are great and the principal well.... shes the principal. we're near the end of my 8th grade year and Mrs. Widmann really knows how to make 8th grade feel special

- submitted by a student
February 19, 2009
We pulled our son out of the local elementary school and sent him to The Good Shepherd. We are very pleased and highly recommend the school.

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2006
My daughter just started Kindergarten this year and well are really thrilled with the school. Love the communication between the teacher and parents via progress reports every week. The students are all pleasant and get along really well with each other.

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2006
Good school. I learned a lot there.

- submitted by a former student
April 17, 2006
This is a small school but has a very friendly environment. The teachers are very nice and they make you feel at home. The school offers a lot of activities that children would like to do, like sports, plays and other things.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2006
I like the location of the school. The teachers and students seems to be very nice. They have good athletics program although they don't have enough equipment to support the sports program. The school slao need a library.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2006
This is a school that is trying to be a really good school. They added a lot of things to the school the past 2 years. Every school needs time to attain its goal. I really like the school and I believe time will make this school one of the best schools in the area.

- submitted by a former student
December 12, 2005
I used to be a big fan of this school, but now I am disappointed. The teachers and the administration are generally unresponsive to parental concers.

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2005
Feel very lucky after my child lost his mum we have moved [to] oak park elementry. F's to A's and with lots of love from all the staff

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2005
Good shepherd is a school in transition. Has had 3 principals in the last 8 years. Currently adding extracuricular actitivities, language and computer classes. Lots of parent involvement required.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2005
This school is a great school for disaplince and family.

- submitted by a student
July 27, 2004
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Good Shepherd Catholic School
148 South Linden Drive, Beverly Hills, CA  90212
(310) 275-8601
Last modified Good Shepherd Catholic School is a Private school that serves grades K-8
Good Shepherd Catholic School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 36 reviews. Top