My son is a freshman at Crespi and I have to say I am delighted with the academic quality of this school. The Christian education is an added bonus.
Since coming to Crespi as a Sophomore, our son has grown tremendously as a student and a person. He has gone from a C-student to Honor Roll the last 4 semesters, while competing in athletics. The teachers and staff really care about each boy and take the time to give them the individual attention they need.
If you have an opportunity to send your son to another school please take it. Parents are ignored. Too many teachers are concerned with being "in charge" rather than inspiring and helping students excel and eventually get into good colleges
My son transferred to Crespi as a sophomore and is now graduating. The past three years have been filled with much growth and maturity, deep learning, strong teachers in AP and Honors courses, enthusiastic coaches, and the Crespi brotherhood. The Gurian Institute training really shows in how well the teachers teach boys. The Taiko drumming program is outstanding and has been an integral part of our son's success, determination and discipline. At Crespi, the Faculty, Coaches, Administrators and staff know how turn boys into men. We couldn't be more pleased. Our son is well prepared for college.
I have been treated as well as my follow friends who have kids starting 9th grade 2012 with nothing but respect from Crespi and the administration...more so then any other school...it is not a show, it is not a song and dance. This is a real caring amazing school. I have and my follow friends who have their boys attending starting 9th 2012,..have all had nothing but the best of the best. and I know several graduates and they are smart as whips and have successful businesses but most importantly they tell me "Crespi changed me and made me a better man"...Im there! boo-yah!
This school is an amazing find! They really do "teach to the boys" which enables them to be themselves and really excel. The sports programs are incredible, but I really feel the academics are what they should be commended on. There is such a wonderful group of boys attending Cresi who welcome new kids and make them feel like part of the community right away. The boys have a true sense of brotherhood which encourages them to be more involved in all aspects of school.
My son currently attends Crespi. He is very academic and cares a great deal about his school experience, both in and out of the classroom. There are honors and AP classes for those who wish to pursue their academics at a higher level. The Latin teacher manages to make Latin "cool." The taiko music program is stellar -- an amazing musical outlet and discipline for young men, and the only one of it's kind in Southern California. The all boy environment promotes a palpable feeling of "brotherhood" when you walk on campus. Your child does not have to be an elite athlete to enjoy the camaraderie that comes with a team sport. Many kids are trying a sport for the first time. The school believes that it's good to keep boys active and that they benefit from having an instant peer group. There is an ease that doesn't exist with girls in the mix. We have met some wonderful, supportive kids and families. All in all, our experience at Crespi has been a truly positive one.
Crespi at its core is an outstanding school. It has always been a benchmark for the nearby competitor schools. The faculty and staff are wonderful, fully committed to the development of young men to be successful beyond their high school years. The bond that boys develop is special. Alumni regularly stay in contact with one another and the school. However, the administration does not seem to have the same vision as the faculty and staff. They have driven out outstanding teachers (more than 30 in the last seven years) and maintain a hostile environment for those who remain.
Tremendous passion for creating opportunities for your son. They get teenage boys, who sometimes make goofy choices. But Crespi shows them love, and pushes them to greatnes. Extremely strong college placement. Wonderful community atmosphere. Having girls out of mix in classroom--priceless!!
Excellent Teachers, AP/Honors Courses & Athletic Programs. Boys become proud Crespi Men thanks to faculty that are academic/personal role models. Dedicated Campus Ministry, Staff & Extracurricular Activities provide opportunities to build character & spirituality. Administrators & Development slow or non-responsive to parent concerns. Often unreachable or out of town. Make frequent calendar changes. Don't utilize great parent base effectively.
Great school, caring & devoted teachers, counselors guide you, coaches dedicated. has a spiritual presence. Staff are helpful, it is a small school that caters to how boys learn. A wonderful experience and education!
While I feel the teaching staff of Crespi is outstanding, I cannot say the same for administration. They do not take well to complaints and/or concerns. If you are unhappy with any aspect of student life at Crespi, you will be shown the door.
We are extremely pleased with the total environment of Crespi. The level of education, oppurtunities for a broad range of activities, and the discipline all make for an excellent place for a boy to become a 'Crespi man.' There is a focus on the external: achievement, grades, sports and the usual, but an equal focus on the internal: your place in society, and the obligations that go with that role. Boys can be difficult. Crespi, as a boys-only school, addressed all of the issues which boys face, giving them firm but loving discipline, with a path to success.
Great Catholic all-boys high school. The Catholic religion is taught in a Christian environment for the sake of the students' moral discipline and the class sizes are small, so students get individual help from the teachers.
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