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530 East Florence Avenue
Inglewood, CA 90301

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(310) 677-5868
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August 10, 2015
My son has had his ups and downs but he is learning so much. Physical and mental maturity is the true measure our children's genius... ...

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Teacher effectiveness: Very effective
July 05, 2015
We have 2 daughters in this school and have been very happy with the quality of learning. The principal Mr. Kim is a rare gem who goes above and beyond what is required of a principal. He is innovative, compassionate, respected and a visionary. He takes the time to know students names and engages them personally. When you walk through the school you will see him constantly interacting with student in the hallways, during recess or school activities. He has an open door policy, is open to parents concerns, suggestions and opinions and is truly dedicated and constantly finding ways to improve the school. He has created a powerful community of learners and genuinely cares about the kids, teachers and overall school community. The overall feel is one of large supportive family! The great thing about the school is it offers small class sizes in a positive, warm, disciplined, safe and nurturing Christian environment and parents feel valued and respected. The school is highly academic, teachers are outstanding, students perform well, parent involvement is high and sports and after-school programs are great! We have had nothing but positive experiences and would highly recommend the school to families!

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January 09, 2015
As a former graduate of SJCS, I was extremely blessed to have been able to be apart of such an amazing community like this. SJCS has such an amazing faculty and staff, and the principal is outstanding! The teachers are VERY dedicated and kind towards all the students. They offer a variety of sports as well as clubs! I must say that I miss the music programs. It was extremely fun practicing for a Christmas show. I definitely recommend this school to family and friends!

- submitted by a community member

October 12, 2014
The school is a happy and clean place of worship and learning. Quality of education is high and so are expectation from staff and students. Knowing the sacrifice parents and teachers make to positively impact our children, as a volunteer, I find myself wanting to do more.

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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!

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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.

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April 08, 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.

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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

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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.

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May 01, 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...

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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.

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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
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May 02, 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.

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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

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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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June 02, 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.

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March 08, 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.

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St. John Chrysostom School
530 East Florence Avenue, Inglewood, CA  90301
(310) 677-5868
Last modified St. John Chrysostom School is a Private school that serves grades K-8
St. John Chrysostom School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top