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Los Angeles, CA
Students enrolled: 306

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6061 Valley Circle Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 91367

(818) 340-2130
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February 14, 2015
We removed our child from this school for several reasons. The teachers, students, and parents are not warm to newcomers. It may be different for families that have been there since preschool or kindergarten. We found that not only do the children have cliques, and ostracize other children, but the parents do as well. They have very large class sizes and so much homework in the older grades, it s difficult to participate in extracurricular activities. In the short time we were there, 5 teachers left the school, which is a very high turnover for such a small school. In addition, the administration is ineffective when handling bullying situations, and special treatment was given to families with more than one child. It s money over morals here. This was our personal experience, and I hope it helps anyone considering this school.

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February 04, 2015
In response to parent and student evaluations/recommendations major changes have occurred in the past couple of years -- all very positive. Separation of elementary from junior high has led to environments more focused on the children. Art instruction has been enhanced, with music and dance being emphasized as never before. Student performances during the 2014 Christmas program was testament to that, as is the on-going pride of the children who are learning to read and perform music even if that involves rather simple instruments. Most of the grades are using laptops or tablets with each student involved in a collaborative learning environment. On top of all that... significant improvements in student safety have been implemented to address issues associated with a school that is an integral part of an active parish. Despite bitterness from some parents and faculty over recent changes, St B continues to perform well above average in academic performance and continues to effectively develop devout Catholic Christian children.

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January 29, 2015
Two of my children went to this school. It was ONCE a great school with a community where you knew everyone. Under the new administration the community has dissolved as the principal has made parent involvement less than inviting. The staff turnover has been horrendous since the new principal started and the staff that remains are not happy. I have since pulled my one remaining child out and my third child will go elsewhere.

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July 30, 2014
Great school with a caring, involved principal. Change is important and necessary in schools today. Keep going! Bravo!

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April 28, 2014
My School is great! My child is a straight A student and has great teachers. Class size a little large, but they split the kids up in groups so they get the one on one they deserve!

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September 17, 2013
st. bernardine of siena very large class size very high student to teacher ratio Principal discourages parent involvement

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January 01, 2013
The St B school as it is called is an outstanding supportive environment for learning. The teachers are caring and work hard to educate the students academically as well as morally and religiously. The feel is one of being in a family and everyone has an interest in the childrens' learning and excelling. The academic excellence is evidenced by their outstanding standardized test scores and by the fact that almost all of the children excell into high school.

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December 11, 2012
Two of my children have graduated from St.B's and I have one currently in the school so needless to say, we have been in the school for a long time. It is a wonderful school, with a wonderful staff of caring teachers. I would highly recommend this school to anyone. The comment about the junk food is a joke. I pack my child's lunch everyday, with healthy foods that i choose. The school does not promote unhealthy eating.

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April 17, 2011
It is my third year at St. Bernardine with two sons attending .. It is a fabulous school and for the third year in a row, St. B rated #1 out of 209 schools in the area on the Iowa State testing program. If you want strong academics and kind and caring teachers, St. B is the perfect school for your child.

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July 12, 2010
If a "junk food culture" is the worse thing you can say about a school, then I'd say it must be a pretty good school. My four children all attended St. Bernardine, and I certainly don't think it is perfect, but no school is. To worry about birthday treats is ridiculous. Kids learn how to eat at home. A treat now and then is not going to ruin a child who has been taught well. And, I have worked in an LAUSD middle school and have eaten the cafeteria food. It is NOT healthy. And the kids ALL eat junk.

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June 05, 2010
I am appalled by the previous review. As a parent, I have been impressed and delighted by caring, knowledgeable, and devoted teachers that my children have had the privilege of learning from. There is no culture that promotes unhealthy eating, in fact, quite the opposite. And you truly display your ignorance by saying public schools are ahead in terms of nutrition. I am shocked by the audacity you have shown by expressing a false view in such a public forum about a fine institution composed of wonderful teachers and staff.

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St. Bernardine Of Siena Elementary School
6061 Valley Circle Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA  91367
(818) 340-2130
Last modified St. Bernardine Of Siena Elementary School is a Private school that serves grades K-8
St. Bernardine Of Siena Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top