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Laguna Beach, CA
Students enrolled: 201

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30516 Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

(949) 494-7339
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May 27, 2015
The principal is great at standing up and speaking into the mic, but his lack of abiity to really speak with parents beneath the surface-level is very noticable. He does not return phone calls or emails and seems to make effort only with specific parents (who are likely large donors to the school). As a private school their primary focus is getting those tuiton dollars. I get that, but it is a small school and the parents who pay the bills and the salaries do want more than a wave and a plastic grin. He is a true politician to say the least. The price to send one child here is about $9k before any extended day care or consistant requests to ask parents for donations for gift cards every school year for teachers and staff members. We took our children out over a year ago and never looked back! In fact, our kids worked harder and performed better in public school....which was/is "free!'

- submitted by a community member

March 24, 2015
St. Catherine's educated by first two children and they are now full-time students at USD and TCU. They were taught how to learn, respect towards other students and teachers in the classroom, personal responsibility, how to practice their faith and attention to their strengths and weaknesses. There are real music, art and computer classes which have a specific curriculum that actually teaches the art but also it's relevance to day to day living. My youngest is graduating. He came to St. Catherine's with some educational needs and he is graduating High School Ready.

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November 21, 2014
Contrary to the last 4 postings, this school is a wonderful learning institution with wonderful staff members, parents and kids. They teach at a high academic level and foster good Christian values. Unfortunately, there is a disgruntled parent here that likes to post and attack the school and staff for whatever her personal gain may be. Her childish posts are negative and insulting and in no way describes the nature of St. Catherine. If the school is so bad, why don't you take your child and go somewhere else. Makes sense, doesn't it? The truth shall prevail.

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September 22, 2014
1st grade teacher is a nightmare. We wish principal saw her while she yells at... parents. We have no tolerance to such rude teachers as she.

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July 24, 2014
yep, we agree with the previous post. kindergarten teacher is not controlling herself and first grade teacher seems to be ridiculously hostile and unwelcoming. it gets much better in second grade though. there's a wonderful art program, it's clean and near our house. these are the only positives.

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May 11, 2014
We are not impressed with the quality of kindergarten teacher. Apparently she misses an important 'art' of good etiquette. There are many good teachers in grades 2-8, beautiful campus and bright kids. Submitted by a parent

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April 17, 2014
Kinder and 1st grade are quite average. 1 star for the teachers mainly for the way of communicating with parents. 2nd grade was our favorite and they love their Mrs. Dube. 3rd grade - lots of work. The principal is good. Though some parents take their kids and run away being unable to make their voice heard. However some love the campus and blue ocean.

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February 05, 2014
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- submitted by a community member

February 04, 2014
The parish is nice, the priest is funny and doesn't take long, BUT the school is not. Its a well kept school but the teachers and students are very, hostile. I noticed and had complaints from my kids that they teachers do not know what they are doing

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October 24, 2011
I am very happy with my family's decision to send our children to St. Catherine's. It is a fantastic school for academics and morality. Great new principal, inspiring teachers, beautiful campus and bright children. This school is the gem of O.C.

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March 08, 2011
This is a good school with great teachers and staff BUT the school is very "clickish". Some of the students and parents are not very friendly and do not exercise Christianity with Kindness and Thoughtfulness. My child was pulled out due to the social structure of the school.

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March 29, 2010
I think that the school is an excellent place for learning. I love the school the teachers are teaching excellently as you can see by my grammar. Bottom line the school is AWSOME.

- submitted by a student

October 20, 2009
All around best school! Curriculum & moral standards builds well rounded confident students. A very special place for children to grow

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October 20, 2009
St. Catherine of Siena has a close knit community where all the children look out for each other in a faith-filled, academic environment...

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May 14, 2009
We love this school. In an age where kids grow up fast, our kids grow up at the right speed. We do not have the social problems other schools have so our kids can learn and this allows them to be all they can be.

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March 17, 2009
St. Catherine's is a wonderful school! We love it and our kids LOVE it. They have so many friends and they are involved in many of the activities the school has to offer. My son has been there since kindergarten and my daughter has been there for 6 years now. St. Catherine's has prepared him perfectly for high school.

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March 23, 2007
My child has been in St. Catherine's since kindergarten and is graduating this year. This particular class has one teacher per 19 students. The teachers have all been great. The school deserves a good renovation, which is in the capital budget and should take place soon; however, it is not the building that makes the school special. I find that the student body is more respectful, and more well-mannered than at the local public schools. Maybe wearing uniforms contributes to good attitudes, less gossip, and less rough behavior. The teachers are caring and nurturing. The school has a special safe, environment, that can shut-off in a minute's notice, should there be a threat or disturbance in the area. Students who have graduated from St. Catherine's have done very well in AP and honors classes in private high schools. I would recommend this school to parents with high standards.

- submitted by a parent

September 15, 2004
My children are being educated in a very loving environment. They have learned respect, strengthened their faith,and feel safe and secure in their environment. I would like a stronger academic curriculum however I can supplement at home and what my children receive in the 'big Picture' of a diverse education is strong here at St. Catherine.

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August 27, 2003
I am very happy that my child attends this school. I drive 45 mins. each way just to send her to this school. The teachers and principal are incredible. I couldn't be happier. Plus they are always out in the morning greating the students with a warm smile. It makes it enjoyable for the children to attend. The education is great and the parent teacher involvement is very unique. I would not consider any other school but this. I am proud to have my daughter attend this school. Besides, how many kids get to go to school and have a ocean view.

- submitted by a community member
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St. Catherine Of Siena Parish School
30516 Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA  92651
(949) 494-7339
Last modified St. Catherine Of Siena Parish School is a Private school that serves grades K-8
St. Catherine Of Siena Parish School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top