My son was in this school when he was almost 3 year-old until he finished pre-school. Teachers seem friendly to parents, but some teacher is not nice to kid, especially if he/she is a active kid. One of the teacher said my son was so mean in front of me. Come on, how mean a 3-year old kid could be. Long story for short, my son said he only missed his friends in Hope Lutheran, and Ms. carrie.
My daughter is fairly new to the school and loves it. The classes are fairly small so student to teacher ratio is great. Also it's a great plus that they take children that are not potty trained and tution compared to other preschools is reasonable. Very Pleased!
My daughter has been going here for one year and never wants to leave when I pick her up. She transformed from a shy, clingy diaper wearing kid to a potty-trained social butterfly. They take kids on field trips and, as an added bonus, Mandarin is taught here.
This school is fantastic! The academic instruction is excellent, and it's great for working parents. It offers morning care beginning at 7 and after school care until 6 for a very reasonable fee. The afterschool teachers are attentive to the kids (unlike in the public school we attended), so the kids actually do their homework correctly and receive assistance. This took a huge burden off us. The school is located right across the highway from Colma BART, so I no longer have a stressful rush to pick up the kids by 6. I can get off BART and be at the school in 5 minutes! For anyone who takes Colma BART to work, this school is great! Plus, it also has a fantastic preschool on campus from age 2. We were thrilled to take our elementary and preschool kids to the same location! One drop off, one pick up!
Very patient teachers, the director and principal, Cynthia is warm, kind and funny. I have twins at the pre-school and next year will keep them at the school's elementary program!! Cost is affordable and one of my 4 year olds is already reading in English and Mandarin!! The pre-school is small and all of the teachers know every child well and treat the kids with love and respect. is already reading in english and mandarin!!
Great small school with very small class sizes. School and staffs are warm and loving. Well balanced academic program with Mandarin program. It also has great before and after school care. The school provides a fun & safe learning environment. It is also very affordable.
There are so many great things about this school. It has tons of parking for drop off and pick up, a warm and friendly staff, bright clean classrooms, and high academic standards proven through annual testing. Not only that, but there are great programs like Mandarin and Children's Choir that are no additional cost. A personal favorite of mine is that the kids are also taught to be kind. When I was in 8 months pregnant and the school was going on Winter Break the kids were praying for me and my delivery. I love this school, but more importantly my daughter does. She comes home with a smile every day.
Our son has attended Hope Lutheran for 3 years. We are very happy with the curriculum, quality of the teachers and the school program in general. We highly recommend Hope Lutheran as a young school that is getting better every year.
Hope has a very good academic program for the children there. My son could read simple sentences when he is in 1st grade. The class size is small. We get weekly progress report. Teacher and parental communication is great to know how your child is doing. They also have a great after school tutorial program where they help the kids with their homework. They have just added a Mandarin program as an extra-curriculum which is great! Hope provides a safe and secure environment for the children where you can feel at ease.
My daughter (Kindergarten) and I love this school. There are wonderful programs like Children's Choir, Mandarin and Cooking, small class sizes, easy parking and fun extracurricular activities like a 101st Day of school where the kids all dressed as Dalmations, and Nations day where each class gave a performance and taught the rest of the school about their assigned nation. The staff is warm and friendly and my daughter comes home every day with a smile. I also love that the kids are taught be to be good people. I am always hearing about my daughter's class praying and making cards for sick or injured teachers and classmates. Last, but not least the academic program is strong. My daughter can pick up virtually any book from her shelf (she has well over 100 books)and can start reading. The school may be small, but it's huge in heart. Check it out!