SB is a special place. The parent community is second to none and the kids receive a solid and well-rounded academic foundation and move on to some of the top high schools in SF. I drop my kids off everyday knowing they are safe, well cared for and academically challenged. Good after school activities and lunch program too. The front office can be a bit bristly, get past that, the heart of the school is the community. It's a real place with real SF families.
St. Brigid is an academically rigorous school that turns out some of the politest, most well-rounded kids I've seen in a while. The school's approach is quite old-fashioned with a strong focus on traditional scholastic achievement but they offer dance, piano, karate, chess and many other on-site extracurricular activities. Children are challenged but the school also works extensively with those kids who need more help. Every child graduates from kindergarten reading and writing well. Don't be put off by the rude office staff. Generally, the teachers here are excellent and care deeply for all of the children. The student body is incredibly diverse (only half are Catholic) and the school is a commuter school, attracting families from around the city and even Marin and Daly City. (It's just a quick trip through the Broadway Tunnel to get to the financial district.) The school is a great option for middle-class families, seeking a solid education for their kids. As another poster said, St. Brigid kids go on to some of the best high schools in the city.
I have two kids at St Brigid and both are thriving and learning so much in the short time they have been there. It is a relatively small school, but just right in my opinion so that you can get to know others and the school office staff gets to know you. The Principal is wonderful and knows ALL of the children's names! It's amazing, even kindergarteners. It's a very nurturing environment with friendly faces. A real family. Lots of extracurriculars to choose from. High expectations. But they also make it fun and always about the kids. All the kids learn respect and kindness for one another and you could see the older kids really mentor the young ones. We've NEVER once regretted our choice in schools for our kids. It's a win win!
I have two children at St. Brigid School. My husband and I actually belonged to a Parish up the street. We were reviewing schools and did some "drop" in visits not during the designated school openings. We were disappointed at what we saw at the other schools. We are very happy with St. Brigid. You can see in each classroom the attention being given to the children and respect toward teachers and students. It is a highly academic school with all of the wonderful assets that children can utilize to grow their education. Starting with Kindergarten they offer Mandarin, Japanese, Spanish, piano, dance, choir and more. They have a reading program with Sister Oviedo that is amazing, supportive and energizing for children who need the added attention. There is no tolerance for bullying at all. Children treat their classmates with respect. Each class is its own family. I honestly can not say enough about how happy we are with this school. My husband and I call it the "best kept secret" in the city! We are now four years into the kids education!!! I am seeing 8th graders go to Sacred Heart and SI for high school from St. Brigid. The teachers should be proud!
When my husband and I decided to move our two children from another SF school to Saint Brigid, we hit the jackpot. St. Brigid has, by far, the best academics, hands down. A bonus is the Spanish class the children learn early on that helps them tremendously in highschool. They have a myriad of after-school options. Their sports program is incredible - leading the kids to top divisions and wins. The teachers are great; the staff, nurturing; the parents, very much involved with the school. And the high school preparation is amazing and cannot be beat!
The students and the faculty are unbelievable! amazing to see an academic institution with such genuine interest and care.
Ilove st. brigid because there is disipline,education,and care for students to be sucessful in the future.
It has a great academic program and extensive extracurricular activities, The principal and teachers care about the students.
My wife and I are glad we chose St Brigid. Our daughter loves her teachers, classmates and the competitive environment.
The teachers motivate the students to do their best and the children are supportive and respectful of each other. Sister Carmen Santuiste maintains good order and supports her teachers. The PTG is enthusiastic and very involved in school activities.
St. Brigid, is the best well kept secret in San Francisco, with super small class size, dedicated teachers and a curriculum that is both challenging and fun it stands out among the options available in SF. The sports program is amazing and provides the kids with a great opportunity to work on team building and cooperative learning. The community is diverse with kids from all over the City, Marin and East Bay. We have been very pleased with Saint Brigid.
It is a great school, from both academic and social points of view. Children receive a formal, old school education in the good sense of the word, but they also have a happy social life. Our daughter is very happy to go to school every day and we are happy we chose Saint Brigid as her school.
St Brgid is a small school so we feel like a family, kind of like everyone knows each other. Great teachers and strong PTG.
St. Brigid School believes in developing every student spiritually, morally, physically, and mentally.
Great teachers, students, parents, staff and especially a caring and wonderful principal, Sr. Carmen.
Teachers are great and the school has a long tradition of providing excellent care and education for the students.
They show extreme care for balancing the best education standards and concern for the students... both win at St. Brigit School
This school is awesome! Great principal and staff. The teachers are excellent and the parents are friendly.
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