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3100 Norris Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95821

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May 02, 2014
I absolutely loved this school for my son. He attended K-8 there and the teachers, the parents and the students were all very good people. Father Leatherby is great! and the Dominican Sisters are phenomenal! My son is now in Jesuit High School and he is a great person! I owe it all to Presentation and the great morals, values, ethics, and great role models he had there. Thank you Presentation!

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April 26, 2014
I love the character education the student's are taught and it's unfortunate that it's lacking in most schools. Academics and high expectations in a positive environment is also a priority at this school and we are so lucky we found this gem!

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April 10, 2014
I have one child who is currently enrolled in K at Presentation. I couldn't be happier. I had an opportunity to move, and the idea of pulling my child out if Presentation brought me to tears. My son is very happy there. The kids are taught in academics and virtues, which I like a lot. My child has Art, PE, Spanish, Religion, and Catechesis as well as their normal curriculum. The principal as well as the priest at the parish know every child by name, and the kids are very close knit and look out for one another. I am so happy with the school.

- submitted by a parent

April 27, 2012
I am a parent of 2 children that have had the great benefit of the high quality curriculum, teaching and character-building found in the halls of Presentation. Having "shopped" for the best environment for learning, I found it came down to great teachers, a supportive parent/family community and clear communication--especially when things aren't on track. The Principal is especially extraordinary--you don't easily find someone who is willing to talk through difficult issues that come up., and who remains a smart, loving spirit. Look no further---Presentation is your destination!

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April 26, 2012
I am a parent of two children at Presentation. I am also a CA credentialed teacher for grades K-8. I have taught several years for a local public school but have never worked at Presentation as a teacher. Beyond looking for the obvious atributes of a good school, I looked for one where my children would grow spiritually. It is my opinion that there is no better place in Sacramento where children can learn their Catholic faith better. Virtues and theology are integrated throughout much of what learn do each day. My oldest child's favorite class is Religion. The core curricular areas are also very good. Several parents volunteer to give the students more one-on-one instruction and small group break-outs. I understand attendance was very low in all grade levels prior to the Sisters arriving in 2011. Since their integration into the school, many of the classes are filled to capacity and some with waiting lists for the 2013 academic year. There are typically 4 to 6 sisters on campus each day.

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April 25, 2012
Hi all - I am the father of multiple kids in the school. My wife and I have had our kids in 3 schools and Presentation is easily the best. Presentation is without a doubt a vibrant school; vibrant with the Holy Spirit that teaches us AND challenges us to be truly joyful in following His promptings. My advice to prospective families would be to take your kids for a visit and meet all the teachers and ask students in the classrooms and find parents to talk to and see for yourself. A families' opinion of a school can depend on a lot of subjective and even temporary factors. Their is irrefutable evidence that the Principal is not only academically committed, but committed to a rigorous formation that would impress any prep school admissions committee. Namely, Presentation is committed to Character Education using the Virtues - for students and teachers - and to integrating this educational approach across disciples. This is cutting-edge and will make Presentation stand out among other schools. Many new families, including my own, have joined Presentation in the last two years and have enriched the environment a great deal. We hope you will come visit and see for yourself.

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February 10, 2012
Presentation school is not responsive or vibrant. Seven families have gone to the Priest to complain that I know about and nothing is being done. Students who get kicked out of other schools are allowed here. The Sister principal is not academically committed to her students. She is always right. Her staff does no wrong even if it is to the determnet of the child. They do not address learning disabilities even though they have a team in place. It is a hit and miss with teachers. If you are a prospective family, I pray you look elsewhere. Looks pretty on the outside but not too good on the inside- fundraisers constantly, no assistants for large classrooms, Priest's friends and family on staff and in classrooms. The staff does not have a solid reputation. The school almost closed several years ago. If the staff was good, families would have stayed. Same families volunteer over and over again and get burned out. There are better Catholic schools in the area. Several families leaving becasue they lost trust in the school.

- submitted by a parent

July 27, 2011
Loving and caring community, but this was not a good fit for my son. He was a 4 year old boy when I enrolled him. The class size was just too large to meet his needs. (When I visited the year before, class sizes were smaller!) I felt that the teacher expected kindergarten behavior from a just turned 4 year old boy. In addition, limited outdoor activities. His behavior problems were a mix of the methods and immaturity. When I placed him in a smaller preschool that uses the nurtured child approach he flourished and is well above his peers in reading/writing/math. I think that if your child does well in large groups, can sit quietly for long periods of time, and his/her eagerness does not prevent them from sitting in large circle time waiting, it will be a good fit. I do know other parents who love the teacher and preschool program. I was impressed with the caring enviroment created by the religeous community. It was heart breaking to leave!

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January 25, 2011
I had my child in this scool for 4 years and at the begining I found that it was really good. Each year it got worse and worse. My child was getting picked on, bullied and I felt that nothing was being done to solve the problem. My childs grades were being affected and it got to the point that my child would get up to school and beg not to go. I think most of the teachers there were great and the best one is the 2nd grade teacher. She gives so much of her self. She was always staying after school on her own time to help the kids that were strugling. I wish I could take her with me to this school.

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December 04, 2010
The love in this school from child to child is so very very sweet. It is the same felt sweet spirit of the leadership and is contagious.

- submitted by a parent
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February 27, 2010
Presentation School is a vibrant, responsive community and school. Teachers are supportive, dedicated, and available. Students are successful both in and out of the classroom as evidenced by standardized tests, community involvement, and expression of faith. We have had a couple of changes in faculty--as all schools do--and the addition of a vibrant Pastor, which have resulted in an even stronger collective commitment to our school. The beauty of the system is that our school, and our sister Catholic schools, are academically and spiritually committed to our students. This is a job, a career, and a ministry for us. If you are a prospective parent, I pray for you to find the right school for your family; if you are already a Presentation family, I thank you on behalf of our faculty and staff for your trust and support.

- submitted by a school leader
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February 05, 2010
I have never worked with a more congenial and professional faculty than at this school. All the teachers listen and respond positively to one another. Teachers endeavor to assist each other in helping students attain their highest potential.

- submitted by a teacher

February 05, 2010
This is my first year that I have been involved with Presentation School and I have seen nothing but a close knit community. The staff is very helpful and you can tell that they truly care about the students. The staff and teachers call Presentation their 'second home' because they are always at Presentation including weekends, watching the students games and attending mass. The students are very kind towards one another. The older students are role models for the younger students and often take time out of their day to make the younger students feel special. Students are academically challenged and encouraged to grow in their faith. Students are also involved with sports, starting in first grade. In my opinion this is an outstanding catholic school.

- submitted by a community member

January 05, 2010
The academic program is good however, there is major conflicts between teachers. High turnover rate. There is favoritism when it comes to children-teacher interaction. Lots of politics on campus.

- submitted by a teacher

August 26, 2009
Presentation is all about the academics. It is the only option in the area where kids can work above grade level and 'move up' a grade or two in math, depending on their ability. Most of the teachers are fantastics. The upper grades are particularly strong. The new principal is energetic, approachable and working hard to fix some of the issues that every school faces. It is a really beautiful campus with surprisingly good sports programs considering its size. It is faith based, but a comfortable place for the non-religious. Parents are nice and the kids are very welcoming to new students.

- submitted by a parent

May 20, 2009
Our lady of the presentation is a great community and parent involved school. The staff are very involved the teachers are great some even stay after school and tutor students because they care if the children succeed. All schools have there ups and downs but this school strives to have way more ups. We only have a few more years so why would I even want to break the constant security my child has just to not pay for a good education and a loving atmosphere that always continues and grows more with each year.

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May 20, 2009
I am fun friendly kid who goes to presentation. I love my school the teaching staff is wonderful and I always feel like the teachers really care about us and are teaching us with the all the best resources that any private school would give me . I also do not want to ever leave my wonderful classmates. Some kids had to leave because of their parents problems but they are very sad because know they have to go make new friends just because of their parents which is unfair to the kids. There is always going to be changes in a school that is life so I decided that I will stay here through thick and thin I only have one more year here and I love my school!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a student

February 23, 2009
We love Presentation School! The principal is a strong leader who puts students first. The teachers have been amazing also. They have been creative, faith-filled educators who inspire our son every day. It has been wonderful to see the love of learning and love of his Catholic Faith grow deeper each year. We have the teachers, principal, staff, priests and coaches to thank for this. The community life has also been a great experience.

- submitted by a parent
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January 16, 2009
The principal at this school does not make academics a priority. Additionally, some of the teaching staff are seriously lacking in their abilities to teach and properly interact w/ the students. The science, computer and music programs are basically non-existent and paying tuition when receiving less than local public schools seems lopsided at best. The family atmosphere is nice, but does not outweigh the importance of academics. It's a shame to see the downward spiral of this community and the school.

- submitted by a parent
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January 13, 2009
This school is very disappointing. The teaching is below standard. The kids don't learn anything during the school day and must be retaught at home, which takes hours and hours. It is a waste of money. Many parents are disenrolling their children.

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October 24, 2008
This is a faboulous school with few recorces. It's potential is endless, however the Parish community is no longer supporting the school. I'm sure if the Diocese looked at making education a priority they could attract more new students.

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September 05, 2008
We are so happy with Presentation School. The moment we stepped onto Presentation campus we immediately felt welcome, appreciated and part of a community, part of an extended family. The staff is supportive and goes above and beyond for our children. The new principal is such a great addition to the school. In the short time he has been at Presentation he has made such positive changes. It is nice to feel confident that my child is being taken care of, that they are being educated to the highest standards, that as a community, they are being looked after and recognized as unique individuals. Thank you Presentation!

- submitted by a parent

September 04, 2008
Wow. A fair and just, well educated man who respects his staff and students and who has brought much improvement to our community should not be referred to as weak. Our new (2 years) principal has been a catholic school principal for over 19 years. He is by the book and doesn't waver when a parent or child doesn't like rules. He means what he says and he says what he means. His focus is on the success of our children and the betterment of our school-from curriculum to community. Weak is a word I would never think to use when referring to this man who has done so much for so many.

- submitted by a parent

August 25, 2008
The children and the families are great but the new principal is very weak. The school use to be great but in the past few years, there has been a change of priests and a new principal that has created a very negative and punitive aspect to this school. Enrollment is low for a reason.

- submitted by a parent

August 08, 2008
We are so pleased with our choice of schools. When we first started looking, we weren't sure what we wanted in a school other than the basics? We quickly learned we wanted a school that nurtures the student's academic and social well being, promotes parent and teacher involvement and is built on strong ethical values. Each day my child wakes up excited to go to school. This is truly a community.

- submitted by a parent
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August 05, 2008
Presentation provides an opportunity for a strong educational experience mixed with strong values and tradition. The experienced leadership of the principal and faculty enhance the learning environment. The arts, technolgy, music, religion and athletic programs are exceptional. Visit the school website at presentationschool.net to see the strong parental involvement and all the opportunities that are available to your children.

- submitted by a parent
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August 04, 2008
Presentation is a fabulous school. The children, from preschool through eighth grade interact with one another as a large family. Our kids start each day with a school wide morning assemby with prayers, song, encouragement for a great day and school announcements. Some programs were temporarily cut due to budgt issues but have since been reinstated with additional programs added. Our media lab/computer center is top notch and computers grace each classroom for individual use by students. Our children reep the benefit of a highly involved parent, staff and parish community. Children are taught to be Faithfilled individuals, Outstanding communicators, Critical thinkers, Unique, Self-aware, and Educationally well-rounded individuals. Presentation is an outstanding place for children and families.

- submitted by a parent

August 02, 2008
We had a wonderful experience at Presentation. The teachers were wonderful and my son actually enjoyed going to school. We moved schools in 7th which is a very hard thing to do for a child. It was the best two years of his education. The teachers understood that every child learns a little differently and worked to make him a more positive young man. The don't only teach to the child who 'fits in the box'. Wonderful school.

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August 01, 2008
Like many private catholic schools, Presentation has seen it's ups and downs. This past year has seen many improvements, which will continue into the new year. Spanish program is returning, electives will be back for upper grade students, principal in 2nd year has great vision for the future, teachers enthusiastic about the new year. Great community spirit, kids all gather together every morning for prayer and announcements. Children from preschool to 8th grade all know each other and spend time in activities together. Not perfect, has it's faults, but they aren't big enough that I can think of anything off the top and enough good things that I wouldn't think of putting my children elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent

August 01, 2008
Excellent school! The families are what make this school what it is. My children love it and I would spend more money, if I had to. The academics are above average, compared to the public schools I have checked out. Great neighborhood and wonderful teachers that are helping to educate our future leaders!!!

- submitted by a parent

August 01, 2008
School is focused on education and Catholic values. Good neighborhood. Tuition is aligned with other schools, only increased tuition by 2% vs others that have jumped to 8%. Foreign language has been brought back. School is on track to ensure success and growth.

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August 01, 2008
Great school with a loving staff. I have my last of three attending the 5th grade this year. Both of my older kids are exceptional students who loved their teachers. They tell us how they owe it all to the wonderful environment at Presentation.

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August 01, 2008
The kindergarten teacher at Presentation was a great teacher to both of my children. She connects with her students as well as the parents.

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May 06, 2008
Rating above is right on. Great school, good sound academics. Faculty and staff like family. Size of school also encourages interaction of all grades like family. Kids are taught to respect one another. Public schools lack what this school has--good discipline and encouraging students to reach higher. They encourage and teach responsibility and values. Electives are available too (baking, sewing, etc). Music, computer usage, and art still taught. Good quality for your dollar. Tuition is in line with other quality, private schools. Located in good residential area.

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November 15, 2007
The past year has brought many cuts in foreign language, arts, computers, teachers and class size has increased. The child/teacher ratio is much higher than the 14 listed on this site. My sons class has 33 children and one teacher, no aids. Cost of tuition compared to other private schools in the area is high compared to value received.

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May 10, 2005
Great school with a great catholic atmosphere. Teachers are wonderful, principal a blessing! Great policy on friends - no child left out. School is located in a private area away from busy streets and bad areas which is hard to find in Sacramento. Overall the best school we have attended.

- submitted by a parent

May 03, 2004
Great academics as well as helping to teach all aspects of life-manners, community, friendship, etc. Our family feels very welcome here and our child loves it.

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A personal invitation from our Principal, Sister Maximilian Marie, O.P., Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist Hello, I am Sister Maximilian Marie, Principal of Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic School in Sacramento, California. Have you ever considered giving the beautiful gift of a Catholic Education to your child, grandchild, niece or nephew? A Catholic Education not only forms youth in the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical life, but also in the spiritual and moral life. Here at Presentation, academic excellence is the fruit of education in virtue. By learning to live a virtuous life, the child develops habits to choose what is good, true, and beautiful. In this lies an authentic freedom and long lasting happiness. Come and see the tangible sign of this truth – the joy and smiles of our students. I invite you to invest in the future of your child, the future of your family, and of the Universal Church - consider a Catholic Education at Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic School. Registration for the 2011-12 Academic Year is approaching. Call or email me today to schedule an appointment for me to share with you the joy and excellence of Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic School. Warm smiles and contagious joy awaits you! Sincerely in Christ, Sr. Maximilian Marie, O.P. www.sistersofmary.org

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Presentation Of The Blessed Mary School
3100 Norris Avenue, Sacramento, CA  95821
(916) 482-0351
Last modified Presentation Of The Blessed Mary School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Presentation Of The Blessed Mary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top