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Gloria Dei Lutheran School

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Posted July 26, 2013

Gloria Dei Closed several years ago. It is unfortunate to see this happen to the schools I attended in my youth.

Posted August 14, 2008

We have a son who has attended the school for the last 5 years, and we have been extremely happy. The new principal has been here only two years, and has brought back the science and math focus to our school. Great parents and teachers play a very big part. This school is a school with a heart. We are looking forward to another good year here.
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Posted March 28, 2008

A struggling school lost somewhere between the church and the academics. High teacher turnover the past few years, principal position held by a financial leader of their chuch with no academic backround. Science program only introduced in 2006, music introduction is a private program with an additional cost, no art. Great parent participation keeps the school alive.
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Posted January 8, 2008

What an awsome school! 8th grade students graduate with an average of 4 years above grade level! There is a new science lab, band, choir, after school sports, computer lab, Spanish class, field trips, a fun Sutter's Fort overnighter for 4th grade, Washington D.C. trip for 8th grade, and much more. They also take the SAT-10 test and do very well which is thanks to the wonderful teachers, and the parents involvement with their child. The classes seem to average about 20 students and they won't go over 24 for all grades. Our son is very happy here, the staff is very nuturing, and the costs are lower than other private schools.
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Posted October 8, 2007

I have preschooler and feel that at this current time she will be given the skills she will need to be successful in kindergarten. It appears to be a rather high turn-over rate which may not seem like a big deal but it effects the children's learning advancement. I wish they would also be a litle more high tech with more computers and more hands on learning.
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Posted September 1, 2007

I have five children who attend Gloria Dei and it is a wonderful school. The cost is very low compared to other private schools! This year they have new Saxon Math text books and they have are going to have a science Lab. They have excellent teachers and strong Chrisitan values.
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Posted May 24, 2006

My child attended this school for two years. I found the staff to be very nurturing and the students interacted like siblings and/or family members. However I was concerned about my childs academics because this school seems to be weak in science and math. Additionally, for the tuition amount, I was hoping that they would provide foreign language instruction.
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Posted April 28, 2006

Academic quality is excellent. However, there is no science program in grades K-3. Music and instrument instruction is not available to student until grade 4. Parent level is probably higher than most schools, due to a requirement of an annual amount of parent hours from each family.
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Posted May 13, 2005

They encourage alot of parent participation. Their costs are a bit much. They are very church oriented.
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Posted May 5, 2005

My son is currently enrolled here in the pre k program, so far I am very pleased with the caring approach that the teachers have taken with my son. I am also pleased witht the advancements he has made since being enrolled.
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Ethnicity This school
White 38%
Black 35%
Asian 15%
Hispanic 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3%
Two or more races 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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P.O. Box 246094
Sacramento, CA 95824
Phone: (916) 428-1127


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