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Los Angeles, CA
Students enrolled: 261
 

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890 Toyopa Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90272

(310) 454-9411
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September 06, 2014
Corpus Christi fails to meet the minimum academic standards and has no curriculum oversight. Each teacher works as an island with no collaboration between teachers or between grade levels. The culture of the school is negative and the students have no regard for others. If you are looking for religion go to church and if you are looking for a decent education do not go to this school.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2014
Love, love, love this school. I thank God twice a day that He lead us to Corpus Christi 7 Years ago.

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2012
Honestly looking over the reviews, you can tell they have been scripted. I can tell you honestly the good, bad and ugly about Corpus. There are many redeeming aspects of Corpus, strong community, safe environment, enforced good behavior (even though punishment is somewhat inconsistent and not always handled well). But the bad is the over involvement of parents. Volunteering at Corpus can be like having a full time job, they throw way too many things to the parents. Teaching has greatly improved, technology has improved, and kids are getting into good high schools, but Corpus sometimes misses the mark on the simplest things.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2012
Our children love going to school at Corpus. The principal is an incredible leader. She's also nurturing, fun and filled with a loving heart...

- submitted by a parent
November 25, 2011
Corpus Christi is a top academic school, placing in the top 1% of the Archdiocese year after year & in the top 5% of the country. The small class size and parent participation encouraged by the administration is the key to the level of confidence, leadership, manners and moral behavior displayed by the children. You know a Corpus student! The matriculation success is 99% of students getting into their first choice high school. Just this year 7 students were the top students (several #1) at entrance to Loyola, Marymount, Louisville, St. Monica, Chaminade and Harvard-Westlake. We are so blessed to have our children at Corpus Christi and know that their outstanding education and moral leadership is who they are for a lifetime.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2011
a good education consists of the following a) the classroom teacher and b) the feedback that child is given. my son has never been given any feedback on any report card from corpus christi. not one comment in four years....i find that frightening!!! the school was established in the 1950's and i fear not much has changed in the last 60 years....the education is totally sub-standard!!

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2011
The principle of Corpus Christi is very professional and genuinely interested in the welfare of the students. I get the feeling though that she cannot run the school as she wants to, as she is controlled for the most part by the parish. They need some fresh leadership in the parish otherwise they will never have the quality school that the students deserve. There is too much micro management from a small group of parents who are doing jobs that should be performed by the school. A successful school does have parents interact with the school, though never on the level of Corpus Christi. A catholic education does not mean a second rate education, there are so many catholic schools that do provide a quality education unfortunately Corpus Christi is not one of them!

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2011
We have been a part of the Corpus Christi community for 20 years. All of our children, current students and graduates, have received a wonderful education. Not only does Corpus do an excellent job academically, they also teach to the whole person: mind, body and spirit. We have had the privilege of being guided by 2 exceptional principals during our time at Corpus. Another wonderful component is that we have made lifelong friends in this school/parish community.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2011
We could not be happier with Corpus Christi. Our first grader has received a warm, high quality education including rich arts and physical education programs. The families and staff are knowledgeable, warm and supportive. The resulting community is truly something special. we feel lucky to be a part of it.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2011
Both my children went to Corpus Christi and overall I did not have a good experience. I feel the teachers for the most part were not helpful and the students were mean. There are a few exceptions with the teachers, just a couple are good but for the most part they are not helpful and I feel as though its just a job for them. I did pull both my girls out of this school early on. If you are looking for kind students and caring teachers this is definatley not the experience I had at Corpus Christi.

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2011
There are many things one has to consider when choosing a school for our greatest gift, our children. More than anything my goal for my children is for them to be allowed to grow in a safe and nurturing environment where the childhood experience protected and allowed to flourish. As a parent I believe Corpus Christi is a great partner with me in that process. My children are growing up with a strong sense of self, confidence and genuine sense of right and wrong. We are fortunate to be part of the Corpus Christi Family.

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2011
I go to Corpus Christi and its a great school. Everyone feels like family. The teachers challenge you and the students are encouraged to be loving members of the community. We participate in mass and get comfortable in speaking in front of groups. You can tell outside of school which kids go to Corpus. They are more respectful and are clean cut. Our sports teams always act respectfully toward other teams.

- submitted by a community member
December 22, 2010
We have 4 kids that go to Corpus and very fortunate to be sending them there. One of the hardest things growing up on the Westside is raising your kids to be ethical, responsible and grounded. Corpus teaches humility, ethics along with a great education. We love the small school size as it gives a chance to get to know the teachers and other families.

- submitted by a parent
December 22, 2010
I am an eighth grader at Corpus and have been there since kindergarten. The teachers are great and we all feel like family. There are great sports and I'm even on student council. I feel prepared for high school. Its a great place to grow up and go to school.

- submitted by a community member
November 15, 2010
I truly believe CCS provides the best whole student education in West Los Angeles. The staff develops young boys and girls into peer leaders who have a unique and compassionate understanding of their classmates and community. With the strong faith based education that focuses on leadership and initiative, it is no wonder CCS counts among its alumni olympians, professioanl athletes, highly decorated members of the military, and the most distinguished business leaders in Los Angeles.

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2010
corpus christi school has been a true blessing to our family...our daughter loves her teachers, the principle, father kidney, sister patricia and all the kids that go to the school...it is just fantastic to live in a big city and yet go to a very special small school, with only one class per grade, the children are nurtured and so cared for it is really a gift. Not being catholic i never even thought of going to a catholic school until a friend of mine told me how much she loved the school, i was so taken by her passion for it i had to see it for myself, and i am so glad i did!! Corpus teaches the whole child not just the brain, and that is a gift these children will have for life!!

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2010
My family is blessed to be part of Corpus Christi community. My son is in first grade and he receives a quality education provided by a very nurturing, well educated and loving staff. I am amazed that his teachers take such a personal interest in his well-being. They rally behind him and make him feel special and, as a resul,t he excels. I find his reading ability amazing and am pleased with the overall academics and nuturing environment. Also, I couldn't have asked for a better principle to run the school. She is an amazing person who genuinely takes an interest in each family and is all about helping the children. I am thrilled with my choice to send my son to Corpus Christi School.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2010
Our child transfered to Corpus Christi in the 7th grade having graduated from a small and nurturing private elementary school. The transition and integration was so smooth; our son was welcomed with loving open arms and immediately felt part of the community. As parents, so did we. We are so genuinely pleased with the nurturing culture, the acedemics including expectations and support as well as the athletic program. We feel our son will be prepared to excel in the high school of his choice. Additionally, we witnessed a new sense of personal disipline since our son has been attending CCS. He is proud to be a part of the school and strives to be his best. If we were to do it all over again, I would have wished to have been part of Corpus Christi from the beginning.

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2010
For our four children over the last 16 years Corpus Christi has provided excellent academics and athletics in an environment that nurtures and develops the whole child. Our older children who have graduated from Corpus Christi have gone on to the high schools and colleges of their choice, including Georgetown University. My family and I could not be happier.

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2010
Dedicated faculty, strong school community that works side by side with teachers and administration, ongoing evaluation and strengthening of educational and extracurricular programs, happy children!

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2010
I couldn't be happier with Corpus Christi School. The teachers are wonderful, hard-working and genuinely care about their students. The principal gets to know each and every family, and really welcomes the new students and parents. The school community is nothing like I've ever seen. When there is a death in a family, or a new baby arrives, the community rallies to bring meals, help pick up the children, and gives love and support that helps the family get through their hard times, and makes the community even stronger. Corpus Christi is a loving environment and teaches the children to love God, not fear Him. They are constantly in front of the whole school singing in church, doing readings, or in school plays. This prepares them to be incredibly confident public speakers. I wish I had that training! CCS is a wonderful school!

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2010
This is our families' 13th year at Corpus Christi School! We consider it our home away from home! Two of our children have graduated and matriculated on to top LA high schools. Our third child is very happy & challenged! We have enjoyed the most amazing community throughout the formative years of our childrens' lives. Come take a look....!

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2010
I have two kids at Corpus Christi School. I know when I drop my children off that they are in a loving and nurturing environment. The teachers are excellent, and go above and beyond, to be sure that every child in the class in getting both the material they are teaching, but also the happy experience that school should be. We have many friends from other private schools due to sports, and when they do homework together, I see no difference in the curriculum being taught. Corpus has all new computers and the available technology is off the charts. This is in big part to our Principal, Ms. Carvalho, who is always willing to listen, and then when possible, to make the dream a reality. It's an all inclusive school, and I am both happy and proud to be a part of Corpus Christi School.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2010
I am a current parent of a first grader at Corpus Christi School and am absolutely thrilled with the school. The school is led by a talented and committed principal and the teachers are wonderful. My son absolutely loves it! The community is really incredible. There is tremendous parent involvement and the school is filled with simply wonderful families. My son's class has such a great group of sweet children. I also think the academics are very strong. My son is very bright and mature and he has learned a tremendous amount in the last year and a half. When he entered kindergarten he could not read at all and now he is quite an excellent reader. Anyone looking at schools in Pacific Palisades should consider Corpus Christi!

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2010
It is truly a blessing to work at this wonderful school. As a teacher I feel an incredible amount of support from parents, students, fellow teachers and our administration. We are lucky enough to have fantastic resources and technology in our classrooms such as laptops and SmartBoards. The most amazing quality of Corpus Christi School is the community itself. The teachers genuinely care for every student and strive to make every student successful. The parents are involved, supportive and show love and care for one another and the school as a whole. It is a warm environment that shapes young people into hard working, honest, kind hearted and well rounded young adults. I am proud to be a teacher at Corpus Christi School!

- submitted by a teacher
September 21, 2010
I am currently a student at Corpus Christi School. I could not ask for a better school. The teachers are great and help you with everything you don't understand. All of the other students are welcoming and friendly. Corpus is very family oriented and has great sports teams! We all look out for one another, and help each other, and I am so happy to be in such a loving environment!

- submitted by a community member
September 18, 2010
Great school with caring parents and an inclusive environment. It has been scientifically proven that class size has NO effect on student performance or grade scores. The teachers are excellent at motivating the kids to excel.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2010
I am currently a student at Corpus Christi School. I am grateful to be a part of this community. My teachers are all fantastic and make learning so much fun. All the students are very friendly and welcoming...especially towards new students. Corpus Christi parents are involved and they are always willing to volunteer and help the students and teachers. I love being a part of the Corpus Christi community because of how close we are. We are a small school so we all know each other and look out for one another. Corpus Christi is an amazing school and I am so happy to be a part of it.

- submitted by a community member
September 12, 2010
Corpus Christi is a special place. Our children are receiving an excellent education and it is evident through their standardized test scores and acceptances to the high schools of their choice. The teachers are highly qualified and they find creative ways to make learning fun! Our children LOVE school. The students are taught from day to one love God and always "treat others as they would like to be treated." The parental involvement is unparalleled and it is an extremely close knit community. We are grateful to be a part of this school and parish and to have families with similar values to raise our children with.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2010
The support from the parents and community is unyielding and when a crisis happens the community immediately steps in to help, with no pretense. The facility is maintained from it s mid-century modern past and the gym/stage facility was recently remodeled to state of the art 21st century quality, while keeping it s original fa ade of 50 s style. Close knit and unpretentious this is a gem of school that is a great fit for families whose philosophy is like-minded.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2010
At Corpus Christi school the leadership s mandate is to enrich the whole child. By this they mean mind, body, and soul. The school has for decades been a top academic Leader with the overwhelming majority of its graduates going on to the best schools in the Los Angeles area and beyond. The school was recently awarded the prestigious distinction of a 6-year accreditation by WASC and WCEA. No other school in the Palisades has attained these two awards. Almost all of the teachers have graduate degrees. The Principal and every teacher is dedicated to each and every students well being and education. This is primarily an academic school but also has great additional programs in music, art, religion and computers. The sports program is in the top tier year after year.

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2010
Students from Corpus Christi go on to high school such as Marymount, Loyola, Harvard-Westlake, Notre-Dame High School & Oaks Christian. They also go on to wonderful colleges. They learn early on to be thoughtful, contributing, God-loving children who support each other and tolerate each others' differences. Our community has experienced tragedy and has rallied around those families with love and support. No, the school may not have the resources of plush private schools but its a Catholic School and actually has many great technology upgrades. I'm baffled by some of these negative reviews.

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2010
Our family could not be happier at Corpus! Our kids are happy and thriving, the community is real and extremely supportive, the curriculum is challenging but evolved - with great focus placed on transferrable skills and building self-esteem. We've been particularly impressed by the level of creative projects where my kids have been encouraged to research, write, report and ultimately present projects with pride and depth of knowledge. We looked all over for a nurturing environment our children could learn while building long-lasting, trusting relationships with kids, teachers and parents in the community. Not an easy thing to find in this crazy town! We have found this and more at CCS - we wholeheartedly recommend our school to any family seeking both a great education for their child as well as a place where their child can grow into a well-rounded, considerate, self-assured young adult surrounded by great kids and families.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
The disappointment I have experienced in this school has brought me to tears. I placed my child in this school believing she would be surrounded by a loving and accepting enviornment. Instead, I have watched my child change from a confident outgoing five year old to what that now lacks self-esteem. It seems that it is the culture of the school to 'hold back' chlidren that they consider to be a 'young five' and often flag these children at the beginning of the school year. I was told that my child should be held back in kindergarten because she is immature. I am a masters level educator in public schools certified to assess children in learning disabilities and have been astounded at the audacity of such unqualified, non-certified staff at this school making assumptions about children having learning disabilites when they are by no means qualified to do so.

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April 24, 2010
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no rating March 29, 2010
As a mother, I can say that we've been nothing but pleased with CCS. The principal is very committed to the school and the children's developmental and educational needs. The class size is perhaps a bit large, but the children still effectively learn and succeed. It is a wholesome, Catholic environment, and I love that my children can pray with their friends (and even mention God's name). It is Catholic in every sense of the word, and when something bad, like an illness happens to a school family, the families pitch in. They really live their mission statement! My daughters feel part of this school familyl. As a professional, I have encountered many graduates from CCS, all of whom have attended top high schools and usually ivy league colleges. CCS is a great option for practicing Catholic families looking for a small environment with strong, balanced academics.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 04, 2010
I am a teacher that is very aware of the necessity to differentiate teaching within each classroom to ensure success for every child. I am finding out that if a child is struggling at Corpus, there is very little that is done to help these children. What about a child who has experienced a tragedy? Where is the support there? Not evident. It seems that when faced with circumstances that are challenging, the school closes the door. What about ethics, let alone religous values? Hmmmm....Dropping the ball and the child is a harsh reality. Shame on you CCE!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating March 10, 2009
We have a 1st and 2nd grader at the school. We love the small school feel. The school is highly accredited and has a great caring staff. Teachers are wonderful and students are respectful and happy. We are thrilled.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2009
Corpus is a very nurturing atmosphere for our two children. We love the sense of community and the faculty is excellent. We are blessed and happy we have such a great school in our neighborhood. Most kids that graduate seem to get into best high schools and colleges. Corpus kids are also the nicest and most well mannered kids I've ever seen!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2008
I am a former teacher who had to leave CCS and subsequently taught at another school and believe me CCS is exceptional. I can personally say without a doubt that the staff cares about each child and they are all dedicated to the intellectual and emotional development of each student. The families are wonderful and I miss being part of such a fine school and church. I am puzzled that someone posted music and art are almost nonexistent since both subjects are taught at every grade level on a weekly basis not to mention the drama program that is offered after school. I feel very blessed to have taught and known such lovely students and families!

- submitted by a teacher
September 05, 2008
The facilities are not the problem at this school . The apathy of the parents towards academics is alarming. They like the bar low so don't try to raise it . It is a scary place.

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November 30, 2007
After looking at the local private schools in the neighborhood we decided to send our children to Corpus Christi as an economical alternative. What a mistake. Pay the extra it is worth it.

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November 25, 2007
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November 06, 2007
Corpus Christi has been a wonderful school for our family. The main reason we chose CCS was because it is a Catholic school. Our children are happy, intelligent and well-rounded. The teachers are exceptional. They are bright, kind and caring of our children. As parents, we love that our children are learning in a religious environment. They are learning to be considerate and accepting in a difficult world. We have no fear that our kids will go on to be accepted in any High School to which they apply but more importantly, we know they are growing into exceptional human beings. No environment is perfect but CCS has been the perfect place for our children to begin their educational experience.

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November 06, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2007
Small school, k thru 8. Dedicated, hard-working staff. Strong academics (vast majority of graduates attend top LA high schools). School dedicated to turning out well-rounded students who think for themselves and are strong, contributing members of society. We have two children there and are very happy. Both kids are challenged, feel secure, and have made wonderful friends. Warm, family environment.

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2007
Our family has been at Corpus Christi Catholic School for 11 years & it has been a wonderfull expirence. We have 2 graduates who are excelling in two excellent high schools & one child in 6th grade. I have enjoyed the fact that our children study, pray & play with the same children. I know the values that most of our parents abide by & I trust other parents with my children. Our principal gets to know each child,their family & cares for them in a loving Christian manner. Our teachers are young or young at heart full of enthusisam for teaching. We have been truely blessed at this school!

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June 29, 2007
Poor academic quality. Music and art are almost non existent. Pathetic PE program. Lack of a true Christian atmosphere and spirituality. We are looking for another school for our kids.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2007
Corpus Chrisit School is a geat school...eachers are caring and dedicated in seeing that each child performs their best...Great families..MLocal Mom's can be clickish

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June 14, 2007
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May 30, 2007
Currently have two children attending and we are so disappointed. We currently looking else where.

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May 25, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2007
Small school (less than 300 students) with large classes (approx. 33 per grade), one class per grade. K thru 8. Classes split in half for some subjects but may not be a good fit if your child is easily distracted or needs a lot of hand-holding. Families are expected to work volunteer hours in parish/school which creates a warm, family atmosphere - everyone knows everyone. My kids are very happy and challenged. Teachers are very committed. Don't listen to disgruntled reviewers - some people are never happy. Make appointment and see for yourself.

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May 16, 2007
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April 26, 2007
Weak academics. Large classes with out of control children.

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March 26, 2007
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November 29, 2006
We are very happy - the families are wonderful.

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September 09, 2003
We are very happy. had two graduates and have one in 6th grade

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Corpus Christi Elementary School
890 Toyopa Drive, Los Angeles, CA  90272
(310) 454-9411
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