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Good Shepherd Catholic School

Private | K-8 | 146 students

Our school is best known for our safe campus and the teaching of our faith.

 
 

Living in Beverly Hills

Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $1,300,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,210.

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 6 ratings
2013:
Based on 10 ratings
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2011:
Based on 1 rating

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33 reviews of this school


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Posted March 6, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted September 5, 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


Posted May 24, 2006

Good school. I learned a lot there.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted October 2, 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


Posted 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


Posted January 29, 2005

This school is a great school for disaplince and family.
—Submitted by a student


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 51% 26%
Two or more races 16% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 15% 11%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 8% 1%
Black 7% 6%
Hispanic 3% 52%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
School psychologist
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Korean
Spanish
Tagalog
Swedish, Hindi
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • Swedish, Hindi
  • Tagalog

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Danielle Colvert
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
  • lwidmann@gsbh.net
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman catholic
Associations
  • NCEA

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Continuation
  • Individually guided instruction
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Mathematics
  • Religious
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • School psychologist
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • Swedish, Hindi
  • Tagalog
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Homework Club
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Internet access
  • Music room
  • Parent center
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
Media arts
  • None
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$7000 - $8000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Loyola Marymount
Notre Dame
Immaculate Heart h
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148 South Linden Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
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Phone: (310) 275-8601

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