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St. Monica School 5

Posted December 14, 2015
- a parent
We did a very thorough analysis of school options for our daughter. St. Monica seemed like a perfect place for her. The tour convinced us that this school would be our focus. After speaking with several teachers and Mr. Sweeters, the Principal, it was clear that the school values character development just as high as academic achievement. Several older students spoke and assisted in the tour. I was impressed with the poise and maturity they had. I learned that public speaking is a skill emphasized in the curriculum and students have ample opportunity to practice this. St Monica has been everything we had hoped for and much more. Our daughter is now in her second year at St Monica and she is thriving. If you're interested in an environment where your children will be challenged, supported, loved, and developed into exceptional people, you should seriously consider St Monica. We are so lucky to have found it.

St. Monica School 5

Posted October 06, 2015
- a parent
My kids went to a parochial preschool and we were satisfied with the curriculum, enrichment activities, and moral values instilled upon them in the preschool. So it was an obvious choice for us to look for a parochial elementary school when my older son was ready for Kindergarten. We toured a few parochial schools in the neighborhood last December and were impressed with Saint Monica for the following reasons. 1. Leadership: We found in Mr. Sweeters, the Principal, a leader who sets clear direction and expectations. He was honest to point out the limitations of the science lab which was undergoing a makeover. He demonstrated the school's ability to respond to change by showing the various amenities that have been added to the classrooms such as wireless technology. He inspired us to believe in the school's vision. 2. Faculty: We spoke to Ms. Padley the kindergarten teacher. Her holistic approach to kindergartners derived from the best of multiple educational systems appealed to us. We spoke to Mr. Mullens, the Vice Principal. He stressed on how the higher grades prepared themselves for high school not just academically but also by creative thinking and practice that reflect the core values of the school. 3. Space: The school has ample space to accommodate an indoor gym, art room, music room, cafeteria, and extended care facility in addition to the spacious classrooms. 4. Adoption of Technology: Technology when adopted correctly can be a boon. Otherwise it can be a distraction. We liked how the classes used voice amplification systems not only to assist children with disability but also to help all children with their public speaking skills. We liked how the school used secure web portal not only to keep you up to date on the progress of your child but also on the various events, and activities scheduled at school, thus eliminating a lot of paper trails. Cut to the present, my son is a happy camper at Saint Monica. He enjoys being in school and is constantly learning new things from his teachers and peers. As working parents, the extended care facility was a must have for us and we are quite satisfied with the programs offered including Mandarin, piano, guitar, academic chess, and sports. In addition I like the protocol and procedure followed by the staff to secure the premise when I go to pick up my son.


St. Monica School
Develops honesty: Strongly agree

Posted September 28, 2015
- a parent
St Monica is a school that encourages growth, development both academically , spiritually and emotionally in the students. It is very reassuring to see smiles on the childrens faces in the morning just before school assembly begins. From the leadership, teachers to support staff all are engaged in the childrens learning and well being. Our daughters how are now in 5th and 1st grade are enjoying their experience at St.Monica and are thriving.

St. Monica School 5

Posted September 27, 2015
- a parent
We really love this school. Our daughter has been here since kindergarten and is now in first grade and things couldn't be better. We aren't catholic but we feel completely welcome and we very much appreciate the values that are an important part of school life at St. Monica - they are universal values and have a real impact on building the students' character. Great teachers, great academics, great community, great parental involvement (and not overwhelming), great focus on the whole child and not just testing... what's not to love? St. Monica's is awesome!

St. Monica School
Develops empathy: Strongly agree

Posted September 27, 2015
- a parent
St. Monica's openly discusses issues such as poverty and how we can help those less fortunate, including field trips to help those in need, as well as mentoring programs between older and younger students.


St. Monica School
Develops honesty: Strongly agree

Posted September 27, 2015
- a parent
St. Monica focuses on the whole child, including their character, ethics, and values. It's a cornerstone of the school's educational philosophy.

St. Monica School 5

Posted May 18, 2015
- a parent
We LOVE St.Monica School! Great teachers, Great academics, and above all a GREAT community! The parents are really involved and we have met great friends through the years! The kids come home happy and truly like to go to school and that says a lot.Its a safe environment. My kids are constantly improving and getting high grades thanks to the great teachers (and hard work), and enjoying sports and being part of a team. We are so happy that we decided to have our children attend this school!

St. Monica School 5

Posted May 18, 2015
- a parent
We have been sending our daughter to St Monica's for the past year and its been wonderful. The teachers do an incredible job with the kids and our daughter couldn't enjoy it more. For me the most impressive thing is that the kids of all ages really take good care of each other, regardless of what grade they are in.


St. Monica School 5

Posted May 17, 2015
- a parent
St. Monica's school offers a very caring environment where children are nurtured and challenged. We have been with this amazing community for the last 7 years and I am in awe of how well rounded our sons are as a result of their program. Mr. Sweeters, the principal, has offered great leadership through the years and encourages the children from an early age to embrace public speaking. Being able to take a microphone and be both articulate and compelling, while feeling at ease, is certainly a challenge, but one they grow into, through practice. It is no surprise that, upon leaving for HS, they have their pick of the litter ( Lowell, SI, SH, etc). Go Bulldogs!

St. Monica School 5

Posted March 25, 2014
- a parent
St. Monica's is a wonderful school. The principal, teachers and staff are caring and helpful. It is a great community. We love St. Monica's and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great school for their children.

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St. Monica School
5950 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA  94121
Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 71 reviews. (415) 751-9564
Last modified St. Monica School is a Private school that serves grades K-8
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