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St. John Chrysostom School

Private | K-8 | 285 students

Quality instruction. Students attend best high schools in Los Angeles.

 
 

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Posted June 30, 2014

My three girls graduated from St. John's. All are college grads and professional women who are still best friends with their former SJCS classmates. This school has very fine, dedicated teachers and a dynamic principal, all committed to high standards. In addition to Common Core curriculum in a faith based community, school boasts a comprehensive sports program, art, music (choral and instrumental, theory and performance), and foreign languages, focusing on Spanish for most grades and Latin or Italian for designated grades.School partners with LMU Place Corps, which produces exceptional teachers. Strong parental involvement, before and after care, and a safe, friendly campus make this a place where a child can build a strong skill foundation, develop talents, make lifelong friends, then go on to the best high schools. Limited financial aid is available, but tuition is competitive with schools in surrounding areas - SJCS costs maybe slightly less. Weekly Mass, instructions in faith and morals (students of all faiths admitted). Great educational bargain!


Posted May 22, 2014

Institution offers an amazing sense of student nurturing necessary for positive and safe environment conducive to learning. The academic infrastructure requires a bit of work as its not fundamentally structured for student success. For example, mathematics is clearly a task that requires fundamental understanding of one concept before engaging in the next. Its disheartening as a parent , taking the extra steps to ensure your child receives attention / timing to progress is not received academic enthusiasm.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2013

My daughter has been at St. John's for the last 3 years. it is a wonderful school. The teachers are great and the school is making great improvements towards the right direction. Foreign languages are being offered at every single grade level including the transitional kindergarten level. I also have a son in the transitional kindergarten and the teacher is very wonderful. She is very patient and works with the parent when the child is having an issue. I really love all the teachers and I look forward to many more years at St. John Chrysostom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2013

I have been a part of St. John Chrysostom for five years. When I first arrived, I was welcomed and made to feel a part of a family. The atmosphere was nurturing and inviting. The academics was on point. The teachers challenged my children, but provided support when needed. The school has a new Principal now who brings many exciting and innovative ideas. We offer foreign languages, iRead programs and music instrument instruction. Our athletic department doesn't rely on the normal sports but goes beyond and offers, golf, swimming and karate. I am very proud to be a part of St. John Chrysostom
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2012

My daughter and I like St. John Chrysostom and the staff, and we're looking forward to returning in September 2012. The academics are improving, the staff is helpful, respectful, and courteous. We felt the Love of God when we walked in the door. I'm an educator, and I know schools like this are hard to find. St. John is a good school! My hope is that more parents will participate and get involved in their children's learning experience and work with the teachers to improve students learning outcomes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2012

I didn't give this school a 5 star rating because my son has been on the Principles List the last two years. I gave it because this school has what seems to be the perfect balance for the development of a well rounded student. I think the staff really cares about the kids. I remember my son got his first lesson in manners when the Principle got on him his 1st day of school about loud noise in the hallway. I was instantly impressed because she handled him firmly and respectfully and she smile as she walked away (Just like I do!). He is doing very well with that teaching still. Some days when I pick him up from the after school program, after his homework is done, he makes homework for me to do (AND I DO IT). This year a before school breakfast program took off. The after school program is till 6:30pm. So for you parents who need to be to work early OR stay at work late, this is the school for you. If your kid has behavior problems this school has the patience in dealing with your child. I can say that because my son can be challenging in his behavior at times...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

My daughter has attended St. John Chrysostom for the pass year and I have seen a huge improvement in her academics, compared to where she was academically while attending public school. In these time of economic uncertainties it is very reassuring that the investment in my daughter s education will be compensated two fold.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2008

I am a student at SJCS and for me it's the best. My teachers support me alot. The school encourages kid's to do hard and never give up. I could all ready do 8th grade spelling. And in computer class they show you how to write fast on a key board and precise and they make it fun. I love my school and my friends in it I don't want to leave but I'll have to in 8th grade. I'm a proud 6th grader.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 2, 2008

My older daughter attended St. John's and she's now attending high school with a 4.5 GPA. My younges is in 2nd grade at St. John's and she's on the pricipal's list. This year they offer on site after school care. This has been a wonderful school for my daughter's, St. John's is like a big family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2008

I will keep it short. Not impressed at all. I am not getting my money's worth. They have to many half days when the kids are dismissed at noon. The playground is the parking lot. The level of academics taught is if not equivalent to public school slightly lower. Im switching my child to public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2007

My son started school this year and overall I am happy with the teaching style. There could be improvements but I believe that with the parent involvement we have this year they will improve. For instance, an actual playground for the younger grades and more hot lunches available. Hot lunches are offered 1 per wk and parents pack the childs lunches the other days. Plus(s): Computer labs for K-8, great Pastor & Principal, strict puntuality and dress code.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2007

We were so happy with the school overall, along with the opportunities and the fantastic computer labs. Our child is doing great and hopefully will continue doing so until the 8th grade. Our child was very, very shy, still is, but has grown so much since attending here, due to reading or speaking to the student body, whether it be at Mass or assembly. The teachers and parents are wonderful. Thank you for accepting us into your great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2007

Both my children went to St John Chrysostom since they were 5 years old. St John s teachers and the principal gave them the skills, confidence and courage they needed to go to high school and into the world. Both my children and their friends (who also attended St john Chrysostom) are very nice, respectful young adults attending high school and college right now. My daughter is an honor straight A student in high school and I am very proud of her. It is thanks to the teachers who brought out the best in her that she is the person she is today. Thank you all at SJC, proud mother J
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2007

If this is all you can afford for tuition then yes, this school is better by far than the local public school. However, some of the teachers are sub-standard and when complaining to the principal the response is that there's nothing they can do about it. We are taking our son out for the next school year. The money is better spent on a higher mortgage in a better school district so we can use the public school system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2006

This is overall a good school. Most of the teachers are great. The extracurricular activities are mostly sports. No before or after childcare, hot lunch is offered twice a month.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2006

My son has been going to this school for the past 1 yr and I can say the school is outstanding. My son is in first grade and he is able to do 3 grade work. The school is committed to high quality education, low tuition, more Parent volunteers and fund raising. The school has very strict homework policies, dress code and Punctuality. Overall the School has all the qualities to raise a child and at a very affordable tution.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 47% 52%
Black 43% 6%
White 8% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
Italian
Korean
Spanish
Portugese
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Robotics club
  • Technology club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Music
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • 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
  • French
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Portugese
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Kitchen
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:55 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Jae Kim
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
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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  • Common Core Standards
  • Core knowledge
  • Project-based
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Foreign languages
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Religious
  • Science
  • Service learning
  • Technology
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • 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
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Portugese
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Dance
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Robotics club
  • Technology club
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
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 cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
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Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Loyola High School
St. Bernard's High School
St. Mary's Academy
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530 East Florence Avenue
Inglewood, CA 90301
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Phone: (310) 677-5868

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