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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly agree (9 responses)
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Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops respect in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Just right (7 responses)
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Very effective (5 responses)
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Currently, most people answered School leader (7 responses)
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St Mel School 5

Posted June 30, 2016
- a parent
St Mel School has been a wonderful school for my boys (we've been with St. M for 4 years ). We are very grateful for the leadership of the Principal, Janet Nagel. She supports her teachers, listens to parents and runs the school fairly. The teachers care about the students, and follow-up with parents when necessary. Academics are (of course) important, but the well-rounded school experience includes allowing ample free-play, library time, art and PE. I am impressed that the teachers and staff, (including the Principal) are available daily at drop off and pick-up. The school lunch program, after / before school extension program makes the school very efficient for our busy family. There are many activities like choir, sports and band available. St Mel School is a fantastic school!

St Mel School 5

Posted April 14, 2016
- a parent
St Mel school is AMAZING! The Principal, Mrs. Nagel is a dynamic and strong leader and her number 1 priority is our children and the performance of the school. We chose this school primarily because of the excellent presentation that was organized by Mrs. Nagel and because we feel that the teaching staff is very caring and talented. Our son loves the education that he is getting and has a great time attending school, he has made many friends. The parent involvement is great and there are many passionate staff and parents that team together to make this school such an asset. We have made many friends with other parents, and really appreciate the strong family community environment at this school. Not to criticize the public school system, but when we see what our son is learning and takes home with him, and we compare his education to other same age children that we know that are attending public schools, we see a pretty significant difference. I would highly recommend this school to anyone that wants to be more involved with their Childs education and is looking for a small family oriented and academically focused school.


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Amount of homework: Just right

Posted April 14, 2016
- a parent
There is a fair amount, but certainly not unreasonable. I can see the benefits as a result of the homework they have

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Develops honesty: Strongly agree

Posted April 14, 2016
- a parent
This is a major component and benefit of the school. Kids also learn to appreciate and show gratitude. Good etiquette is also developed

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Develops respect: Strongly agree

Posted April 14, 2016
- a parent
Students respect their teachers, parents, and peers at Saint Mel school. It is a good environment.


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Develops empathy: Strongly agree

Posted April 14, 2016
- a parent
St Mel develops compassionate children by helping them recognize right from wrong. The student learning expectations are taught in all grades.

St Mel School 5

Posted April 14, 2016
- a parent
Our family has been at Saint Mel for the past 9 years. My kids are thriving both academically and socially. I love that we can celebrate Christmas and Easter. My children have a strong foundation both academically and spiritually. St Mel has many caring teachers that are willing to help students learn.

St Mel School 5

Posted April 14, 2016
- a parent
I have 5 kids. My oldest went through all 9 years at St. Mel's, graduated from Jesuit High and is now in college. He did well at St. Mel, and while he experienced some bullying throughout his years, it was handled well by teachers and the principal. I have another daughter who went through St. Mel and is now in high school. She was student body president in 8th Grade and did very well academically at St. Mel. My other daughter in 5th Grade at St. Mel and we have a Kindergartner at St. Mel. We are very satisfied with this school, the academics, the staff, the curriculum, the enrichment classes, the facilities, and overall genuine care and concern for our children. St. Mel's takes the "whole child" approach focusing on their spiritual and academic well-being. Academically, my kids are excelling and are prepared for college-prep high school. I look forward to another 9 years at St. Mel's :-)


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Grateful to: School leader

Posted April 14, 2016
- a parent
Janet Nagel, our principal, is the ROCK of the school. She is professional, kind, thoughtful, forward-thinking, intuitive and truly knows and cares for the needs of her students and families.

St Mel School 5

Posted April 13, 2016
- a parent
I adore St. Mel School. My daughter was in their TK program and this fall our son will enrolled as well. The have a wonderful buddy system which helped my daughter to feel included in the school as a whole. There is a great culture fostered by an amazing faculty that makes every kid feel important and known. The play area has grass, a play structure including swings and there are gardening boxes we are looking forward to filling. Each student receives the individual attention important to a successful experience. In TK, my daughter never felt like she couldn't talk to her teacher if she was confused or frustrated. She also enjoyed PE, computer, library, music, art and all the other enrichment activities that are so important to total person education. Her spiritual growth has also been tended and she loved asking questions and attending mass with her big buddy. The last factor in St.Mel's favor is that the campus has a good energy to it. It feels like somewhere I want to be, and somewhere I want my kids to be. The principal and staff are amazing, and so helpful and open.

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St Mel School
4745 Pennsylvania Avenue, Fair Oaks, CA  95628
(916) 967-2814
Last modified St Mel School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
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