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Holy Angels Elementary School

Private | K-8 | 210 students


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Posted April 10, 2014

I attended Holy Angels School in Colma all 9 years from Kindergarten to the 8th grade. Attending this school has definitely shaped the person I am today. While attending high school, I thought about how thankful I was to have attended HA for my education. Majority of the people from my 8th grade class went to the same high school & we were all in honors or Advanced Placement classes. HA prepared us for the coursework we encountered in high school. I am also still very close friends with my friends from HA. We don't call each other friends, but instead a family. I also stay in touch with the teachers at HA because they become your life-long mentors.

Posted March 24, 2014

I would highly recommend this school. I first brought my 1st child here in 1997. The experience I had was so worthwhile, especially since I was struggling as a single parent at the time. I came back again years later with my youngest child because of the staff and the program at Holy Angels. From there teachers, Admin Staff, to all its employees. Just a great school all around.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 6, 2013

I would recommend this school for a variety of reasons. I love the way the entire school makes a family feel as part of a community (a family). Many people know each other, the children all greet you in the hallway, everyone is friendly, there is such a spiritual atmosphere here that is very refreshing and heartwarming to see and feel. Also, I very much like the structure of how things happen, the technology and most of all I love the structure that the classroom gives to the children. I have less than a year experience here, and only one teacher, however, this has been the best experience for my children and myself. I also appreciate the extracurricular activities offered, the people that give the classes (dance, pe, spanish, etc.) really care about the children and their progress. I would highly recommend this school.
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Posted April 29, 2013

This is a school that treats your child and your family like their own with the right amount of discipline, understanding, compassion and true fellowship to the catholic belief. This school also thrives on the importance of well presented education and the safety of our children, which is a huge plus. This school has a strong sense of bringing the community and our families together. This school helped me raise my first daugter and now that I had one more, they are doing it again!! I love Holy Angels School!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 25, 2013

I will recommend them to enroll their children at Holy Angels School because of the excellent academic curriculum and their Catholic values that my children acquired during their 9 years at the school.
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Posted February 14, 2013

I would tell my friends that I made the right choice in sending my children to Holy Angels School. As a parent it is essential to show my kids stability and find the right school so not to transfer to another school after finding you made the wrong choice because the teacher upsets you or your kids are not safe. HA will love and support you and your children. The principal & teachers are true mentors and nurture that bond and truly partners with parents to success. Even teacher's aides, day care assistant, and the janitor are like family. You don't feel alone with HA School and instead you gain a family. The curriculum at HA is advanced and I'm saying this from my experiences with my daughter who graduated from HA and just started highschool, if your kids graduate from HA your kids transition to high school will be easy. At HA my kids developed their talents I didn't even know they have, thanks to HA. I would tell my friends that I love Holy Angels School and you too will love HA. Come and join our family at HA!
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Posted May 6, 2010

From the Faculty through students are the best collaboration you can find in this school. Teachers are very attentive and students are very polite. Academic is super! As well as the sport activities. It is just a well rounded school. I highly recommend it. My two daughters been attending in this school since they were Kinder and now my oldest is graduating.
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Posted October 25, 2009

I am an alumni and a teacher at Holy Angels School. I enjoy being at the school because of its family-like environment. The parents are very supportive of all school events; the teachers are dedicated and committed to the ministry of teaching; the students are wonderful to interact with! I live and breathe 'the green and white!'
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Posted October 14, 2009

We love Holy Angels because we experience the closenest of each family.Our school is like one big family, we all work together for the good of our school.
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Posted October 8, 2009

This is the best team of teachers and educators out there!
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Posted October 8, 2009

I love Holy Angels because it's a tight nit community with great teachers who care about their students.
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Posted October 8, 2009

Holy Angels really is a safe and caring school. We left our last school because my son was failing and having a really hard time. Holy Angels is 100% committed to the students' succes and my son now has A's and B's in alll his subjects and he's only been there for 6 weeks!!!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 8, 2009

I am a Holy Angels alumni and now teach there. It is my home away from home. I love the students, the faculty and staff, and the parents.
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Posted October 5, 2009

Holy Angels is a wonderful family community. Provides a personable staff to the children as well as the opportunity to challenge the minds of our future.
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Posted September 29, 2009

Holy Angels Elementary School is the best Catholic school here in the Bay Area! They have an excellent educational philosophy, great faculty and a welcoming and nurturing school environment.
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Posted September 27, 2009

Holy Angels has the greatest teachers in all the schools of America.
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Posted September 27, 2009

Holy Angels is the best kept secret Catholic school in Colma. Amazing faculty, disciplined and smart students and great camaraderie amongst parents. We couldn't ask for anything more!!!!
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Posted September 26, 2009

is the best catholic education! caring teachers!!
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Posted September 25, 2009

Provides a great Catholic education, teaching the children good morals and values.
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Posted September 24, 2009

Holy Angels cares about its students and is always striving to be the best in all areas from academics to extra curricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 16% 52%
Two or more races 15% 3%
White 4% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Black 0% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Sr. Leonarda Montealto
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  • Roman catholic
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20 Reiner Street
Colma, CA 94014
Phone: (650) 755-0220


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