Students enrolled 1401
School leader Rev. Aidan Carroll
Type Religious

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14301 Fairgrove Avenue
La Puente, CA 91746

(626) 962-2495
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4 stars
Based on 55 ratings

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November 04, 2014
My daughter just started. She was so excited to attend this school. I feel the academics are amazing BUT if you plan on joining sports and doing well in school forget it. The amount of homework is a bit much. I understand the value of learning but there should be a fair balance and there is not. The office staff is HORRIBLE very rude and not helpful. I am so disappointed. I can't wait for the school year to end so I can get her to a school where the office staff is pleasant, the Principal is available and where she can balance homework with extra activities without having an anxiety attack.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2014
My son just completed his freshman year. I was impressed by the teachers he had for his honors classes. They challenged him in every way possible and he has matured as a serious student because of them. The courses are rigorous and in line with the new California Common Core State Standards. His teachers always returned phone calls within 24-hours and if he had a problem, counselors and teachers were always willing to listen and help him solve the problem.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2014
I my son has attended this school for 2 years and I feel the teachers are not pushing him enough to make him desirable for universities. I have met with his teacher and they tell me they will help him by having him attend after school tutoring. My son says that all he does is homework with little assistance from staff. My son also attended summer school for baseball and took baseball during his first year. He wasn't even given a fair chance to make the team because of football players who were given spots on the baseball team roster even though they never attend a try out. More times than not I feel I'm throwing away money. I feel I'm the only one throwing anything here at Bishop Amat.

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2014
I was attracted to this school for the excellent academic program. The teachers were caring; discipline was good; rules were enforced. The honors and IB program didn't allow our child any free time. I was so pleased with this school that I enrolled my other child. However, I was unhappy to discover that the athletic program is not run like the academic program. THERE IS a lot of favoritism. If the coach likes your kid, he will get a lot of playing time, regardless of talent. This was evident during Basketball games. While some players sit on the bench throughout an entire game, only to come out for last 5 minutes, the chosen ones will play over and over. Parents can't complain. What happened to coaches nurturing all athletes equally? Still, it remains a good school for academics. No complaints there. If your child does not do well is because they are not trying hard enough. Personnel at the front office actually remember your name and who you are! You feel like you are part of a family. If the principal would address the issue with the athletic program and replaced some coaches, this school could easily be among the best in SoCal! I still recommend with reservations.

- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2013
Wonderful school with exceptional academics, sports and many other activities. Phenomenal tradition clouds the school with spirit. Many generations of families attended.

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2013
I was initially impressed with the school after attending open house. My daughter is in her second year and I'm having serious doubts that we made the right decision. Our local high school is a California Distinguished school and I'm seriously considering enrolling her there in the fall. I have to question the teaching ability of a few of the teachers she's had the past two years and I'm very concerned what the future holds. It's her intention to be accepted at a top university but I'm not sure some of the teachers or counselors can guide her there. What most concerns me, is that many of the students don't conduct themselves in a Christian manner. This was the primary reason we are sending are daughter to a Catholic high school. I'm beginning to feel we are throwing good money away. The sports program was never even taken into consideration but we soon learned that being a coach's favorite will get you more playing time than ability, commitment and being a team player. I hope Mr. Beck can lead Amat into becoming the first rate school I thought our family had invested in.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2012
The positive ratings from last year are misleading. This school is great...IF your child is a superstar in sports. If not, don't bother. You could find the same education and same "favoritism" by coaches and cliques that you would find at any local public school.

- submitted by a community member
November 01, 2011
My son has attended this school since his freshman year. This school ,and the teaching staff are wonderful. The monthly tuition is reasonable for an equal private school for this area. That have many after school activities for all students!. Student academic help is available all year.My son will graduate this year, and has been proud to be a Lancer!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2010
The discipline there is the best as it could be. the lessons taught there are at there highest point. I would recommend anyone there that hats to achieve in their life if its either in sports or education or maybe even both.

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2010
My son is finishing up Sophomore year and I couldn't be happier with Amat. Like anywhere in life, you have to push yourself to succeed. Amat gives their students the tools and opportunities to be successful; it is up to the student (or parent) to find and use these tools. It has been a priveledge to be part of the Amat family and worth the investment. My son would agree. He is proud to be a Lancer!

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2010
Great school! Discipline, good morals, great education & work ethic. Prepares students for college. Proud to be married to an Alumni, my son graduated last year & our daugher is currently attending. Great group of parents who participate in school activities.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2009
Great school academically, sports, etc... Wonderful environment for students. Wonderful teachers!

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2009
The teachers here are really preparing us for the rigors of college.I'm taking honors & accelerated subjects.Everyday you have something to do as if there's no end but it's better to work hard now.(The more you work hard,the easier it gets).

- submitted by a student
October 18, 2008
I'm very glad I chose to go to Bishop Amat Memorial High school. Sure the rules are pretty strict, but at the same time the atmosphere is pretty laid-back. They have plenty of awesome clubs and extra activities you can join. Also, no one will get lonely here. If you happen to be alone, there will always be at least one person that will invite you to hang out with them :) The teachers are pretty good and the schedule is pretty convenient. I love it here :)

- submitted by a student
August 11, 2008
An excellent school with a real catholic atmosphere.No worries about the other kids who won't follow the rules. They would be out of the school immediately.Uniform policy are really strict, principal is doing a good job with everything else.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2008
As a former teacher, I can honestly say that it is one of the best schools high schools in the area. The teachers provide rigor, support, enthusiasm and an overall great learning environment. The students are respectful, motivated and try their best to succeed. The campus ministry and religion department is true to the teachings of the Catholic Church and provides opportunities to deepen the faith. There is a vast array of team sports and clubs. Lastly, Bishop Amat is a family!

- submitted by a teacher
February 29, 2008
i know..Bishop or St. Lucy's right? well you should choose Bishop Amat if your daughter has great potential in sports, particularly softball. If your child wants to concentrate more on the academics then send her to St. Lucy's..it will be better because there are no boys..but i believe girls need boys around. we are in teh real world and they need to be social and around everyone.

- submitted by a community member
December 20, 2007
If your middle school offers a rigorous curriculum you won't regret going to bishop amat. Especially if you are taking advanced math subjects.That would really help you. In that case good luck!

- submitted by a student
December 16, 2007
the school offers International Baccalaureate and AP courses which prepares the students for the rigors of college. (only to the students who qualifies)

- submitted by a community member
December 07, 2007
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- submitted by a student
December 02, 2007
if they can hire more experienced & credentialed teachers that will be more a benefit for us!!!!

- submitted by a student
November 18, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2007
it's worth to go this school if you are taking AP classes.if your child is focused and wants to be challenged then this is the high school for you!

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2007
This is a fantastic high school.We are ecstatic with the curriculum they offered.

- submitted by a community member
October 26, 2007
if your child wants a challenging school then this is the school for you.take AP courses & international baccaulareate and college will be a breeze!

- submitted by a community member
October 22, 2007
Excellent high school prep. for strong students It's really worth it when you really are advance,you really have to be consistent if not , that will be stressful for you!

- submitted by a community member
October 22, 2007
this school prepare you for the rigors of college if you are Motivated and ambitious.if not this is not the private school for your kids.wonderful school for those in honor & 4.0 class!!

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 20, 2007
great college preparatory high if you are on top of your class have a scholarships and good moral conduct.

- submitted by a student
October 17, 2007
great school! This will be more great if every students are in AP courses & International baccalaureate courses.So you better prepare before you come in here.

- submitted by a student
October 12, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2007
This is a disciplined private school .However,they need more improvement on their Science & math or maybe they need more knowledgeable and credentialed teachers!

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2007
Our son is doing great.However they need more focused staff to those students who are just going to this school to show off .they shldn't be there.that would make the school low standard.discipline & safety plus academics go together.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2007
We need more experienced ,focused teachers so some of the students will focused more and do the right choices, not just wearing a nice uniforms,being in a private school & doing something that is not good for the school.That will be unfair for the rest of the students who are really persisient & consistent

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2007
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- submitted by a community member
no rating October 04, 2007
this school need more improvement on science & math curriculum sports and religion is their #! curriculum

- submitted by a community member
October 03, 2007
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- submitted by a community member
no rating September 16, 2007
School is horrible period. The school has begun to allow a questionable element in. The schools also conceratess too much effort into the football program and not on the kids. This place is not what it used to be.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2007
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- submitted by a student
August 24, 2007
I graduated from Bishop Amat and am proud to be an alumni. I am greatful that my parents decided to send me toBishop Amat. I hope to someday send my childern there too.

- submitted by a community member
August 15, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2007
Bishop Amat promotes a challenging environment for me as a student. Many challenging experiences from the AP, IB and Honors programs are available to all students who seek them. All students are encouraged to participate in extra curricular activities. When students are enthusiastic about learning educators meet that with the same attitude. So many programs are available for students to challenge and help themselves at the same time. I love my school and the spirit there is such a positive one to have the chance to work in. I encourage all who are able and willing to attend Amat to do so.

- submitted by a student
no rating June 27, 2007
Stanford University graduate 2005 (daughter), Loyola Marymount University graduate 2007 (daughter), and a great selection of very fine 1st line institutions await my son. These opportunities would not have been available to my children had it not been for the fine teaching staff at Bishop Amat Memorial High School. For those detractors of Amat, I would suggest more involvement with the childs progress and goals. As for the academics achievement my son is currently in the IB program and is well prepared for whatever endeavor he decides to pursue. The short term may be a monetary concern however, that should be considered an investment in your child's future our concerns should focus on the desire to achieve and make a difference in today's society. Kudos to Amat...go Lancers.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2007
Our junior has been fortunate to have had only two teachers at Amat who have shown enthusiasm, ability, mastery of curriculum, and ability to teach to different learning styles. The rest of the staff teach 'by rote' from the textbooks because they are either uninspired, or lack the necessary teaching skills to reach all students with a variety of teaching strategies. We are disappointed that our student is not getting the challenge to learn from her teachers that is exciting and inspiring. We are sorry to say the staff has not improved in our three years at Amat. We also feel the tuition is already too high for what our student is receiving in the classroom.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2007
A big disappointment! For the amount of money we are paying for our student to attend, we get: teachers, adminstrators, and counselors who do not respond to parent inquiries on a timely basis, questionable teaching practices in the classrooms, an overemphasis on winning, and an exclusive, not inclusive environment for new parents to partcipate in their children's education. We are not sending our other children to Amat. When asked by other parents, we will certainly tell them of our experiences at this school. We made a huge mistake selecting this school over others.

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2007
Our son graduated from Amat in 2002, and our daughter is a junior now. She is very disappointed as she prepares for college applications that Amat lacks math and science programs. The IB program neglects serious math and science curriculum in favor of foreign languages and fine arts. Many colleges focus on AP classes, and Amat lacks a serious approach to preparation for four year colleges that are competitive... Five years ago, my son had more opportunity to prepare for college entrance exams than my daughter does now... AP classes need to be available to students who are preparing for college...

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2007
Bishop Amat focuses resources on sports rather than academic endeavors, so we will not send our son to this school for sophomore year! His father is an alumni, and he believes this school has changed dramatically to the detriment no longer representing a college preparatory curriculum!

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2006
As a former student at Amat, I feel the need to share to parents the quality of this high school. Its traditions are deeply rooted and its spirituality is above superb, yet its ability to welcome a diverse group of students,of all cultures and faiths is outstanding. I am extremely proud to be a Lancer! Go C/O 2005

- submitted by a former student
October 23, 2005
I am a current Senior at Bishop Amat High School. I feel that Amat is making me well-prepared for college with many college-prep classes and an EXTREMELY supportive faculty and staff. At the same time I am able to do a variety of extracurricular activities. At a school like Amat parents are very involved in the lives of their children and the support has continues to grow since my brothers graduated from there in 93, 95, 97, and 04.

- submitted by a student
September 08, 2005
great teacher, and great learning atmosphere. I would greatly recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2005
This school is good for students who want to look good on their college applications, but still want to enjoy their high school years.

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February 03, 2005
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July 08, 2004
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- submitted by a student
September 28, 2003
My three children graduated from Amat. They all went on to prestigious universities but feel that they were not adequately prepared for college level courses. Amat simply does not offer classes challenging enough; and for that matter, they are less challenging than those offered at my childrens' public school alternative. Amat is a school you would send your children to for safety reasons...to shelter them from experiencing the great numbers of troubled kids out there today.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2003
I have had two children graduate from Bishop Amat with very positive experiences. Both were accepted at prestigious universities where they both felt that the education they received prepared them extremely well for the rigors of their collegiate academics. Because of these positive experiences, we have enrolled our other two children at the school as well.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2003
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- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2003
My son is a very good student and he was limited to the amount of Honors of AP classes that he wanted to take. This was due to the lack of periods that the classes are given, and i believe that one of the improvements that can be made is to provide the classes in different periods to satisfy the students level of knowledge.

- submitted by a parent
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Bishop Amat Memorial High School
14301 Fairgrove Avenue, La Puente, CA  91746
(626) 962-2495
Last modified Bishop Amat Memorial High School is a Private school that serves grades 9-12
Bishop Amat Memorial High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 60 reviews. Top