We just started sending our daughter at San Pascual for TK Expansion program and it's been just great so far! We were not sure if we would like the school because of the school rating, but you never know until you actually see inside yourself. We love the teachers and staff members, and it is of course Mon through Fri and 6 hours a day! They already started learning Alphabets and seems like a lot of activities during the class. No complaints!
I love the size and location of San Pascual. My sOn attended pre k and his teacher is amazing. She is very dedicated and does an amazing job at preparing the children for kindergarten. It is a small school so all teachers know each other, the children and their parents. They are very welcoming to parents and the principal Mr. T is very approachable and caring. I would love to see this school enrich its resources by becoming magnet - I look forward to another great year at San Pascual !
My son attended San Pascual for the first time last year for Kindergarten and I was content in knowing that my son was attending a small and very personable school in comparison to most Los Angeles public schools. The principal and/or Vice Principal are always present and know most parents and students by their first names. I think no matter where your children attends school it's how much time you as the parent invests in your children after school that counts the most. Uniforms are optional and a plus. I do agree that the school needs more volunteers and or more funding but what public school doesn't. I would rate this school a 4 out of 5 considering that it is a Los Angeles Public School : ) San Pascual focuses on testing
On the plus side, San Pascual has dedicated and friendly staff and faculty members, who are open to suggestions and concerns from the parents. On the minus side, there are no particular extracurricular arts or sports activities, no particular art or sports programs as part of the curriculum, and P.E. classes are conducted with a minimum of sports equipment, usually balls, on a large cement courtyard. While students who need to wait to be picked up by their parents afterschool can wait on campus, with one or two staff members present, there is no particular help in getting homework done, and no monitoring of who is picking up the students, or even if the kids have gone out front to wait.