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K-8|Private
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This school effectively supports students with learning differences:
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Handles bullying effectively: Strongly agree


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The principal and faculty take bullying very seriously and work with the students to ensure they understand how to ensure they do not use technology to bully others in the classroom and in the community as an example. They focus on instilling confidence in students to speak up if they see or hear anything that would be considered bullying. Just sit down with the Principal to personally hear about the programs in place to address bullying which is a serious concern at all schools across the US.

Supports LD students: Agree


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There are faculty that work with students that need additional support in the classroom. Additionally, the math program is segmented to all for all levels of learning in the classroom at the pace that is most appropriate for the students in middle school.




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My youngest daughter is graduating this year, she is well prepared in all subjects and her classes test scores are higher than area public schools when comparing test scores. The school environment ensures that your child is treated with care and respect, there are teachers that choose to teach at the wonderful private school. There are opportunities to develop as a leader through the individual classroom, in student counsel or through community service. Additionally, the drama program is something you simply do not see at schools this size, well run and really develops the students skills outside the classroom. SJF is the best kept secret on the palos verdes penninsula and all parents considering private school for their children grades TK-8 should visit the school and see for themselves.

Effective school leaders: Strongly agree


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Anne Marie Hudani is a very effective leader, and has created a community that is focused on the student needs and student achievement. Her programs/faculty have increased student test scores and they now exceed PV public schools results. The warm family environment she has created makes SJF a really place for students in grades TK-8.

Develops character: Strongly agree


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Students who attend and then matriculate to high school and college are considered some of the most considerate, community minded individuals that you will meet. Their focus on service/giving back is something that really sets them apart and they are difference makers in the community.


Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree


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I believe that our middle school English/literature program is the highest level in the area. The skills taught give students an advantage in essay writing for standard testing and in the class room in really all subjects but math.

Amount of homework: Strongly agree


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They have really modified the homework load and schedule in the past year. The load is grade level appropriate and allows for after school activities and family time.

Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree


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St. John Fisher teachers CARE about their mission and the kids who have been entrusted to their care. This motivates the teachers to provide an excellent and effective curriculum.


Amount of homework: Agree


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On the whole, the amount of homework is appropriate for developing children prepared to excel in high school and beyond. The emphasis is on thinking, analyzing, writing etc. and not on rote work or needless sets of problems.



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We are heading into our 9th year at this school and are pleased with our experience at St. John Fisher. High standards of respect for self and others are set for children at every grade level. The academics are very good, and the administration and faculty's dedication to continuous improvement is ever-present. The teachers are enthusiastic, faith-filled, and committed to helping children of all academic abilities succeed. The school is small, runs on a lean budget and relies on parent volunteers to help build many of its successful programs and events. This helps foster the "family" feeling at school among parents and kids. This school is definitely a "hidden jewel" on the PV peninsula.

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