Coming from an excellent school, I'm afraid it was somewhat a disappointment. Parent involvement is very high, if not almost too high. Parents do a lot, including art, clay, and Physical Ed. testing. It is not a poor school, but not a great one either.
We moved our child from a well renowned private school in Los Gatos and we dont regret at all its been a great experience so far. Entire staff at school is highly skilled and caring, Teachers are very well qualified and experienced. Parent's involvment is over-whelming. Facility is small and well maintained. Ethnicity is extremely well balanced, very rare in bay area. After school day care is very clean and caring. Overall very good school and very good families. School bus to transport kids would be a blessing.
Both of my children have thrived at Guadalupe. I have found the staff to be excellent - nurturing, caring, concerned. Parental involvement in the school has been overwhelming. Parents can be as involved as they choose. Many parents help out daily or weekly.
The head of the faculty is shortsighted and lacks inspiration. It is clear that only the head of the faculty's objectives are important, leaving children and teachers to fend for themselves.
Quality of Programs seems to be very good, the schools API score raises from 899 to 932 in past 5 years. Ethnically very diverse which i think is beneficial for kids.
We are new to this area and first timers to the school. The first month has been very good - excellent parent involvement and good teacher feedback.
My son is now just finishing 3rd grade and I have been very happy with progress. I too was a student at Guadalupe and feel it was then and still is a great school. I was very happy to hear that it was one of the schools to stay open. However I do feel that there is lack of decipline at the school when childeren are going against the rules and are repremended. They no longer see it as a course of penalty just as a 'time out' They need be a bit more strict on the rules they set. How ever over all the school is great, teachers so far have been a pleasure.
We withdrawed our child from this school because she was not learning as much. And teacher was spending most of her time with 1st graders then 50/50(Kindergarten students are left most of the time with teacher's aid who don't have any teaching degree). I was not impressed by teachers and activities at school.
We moved our child from a private school to here and we do not feel like it was the wrong decision. The staff and parents are great and our child is doing very well. It is a great school.
Wow! Great environment. Great leadership. Great teachers and great students. Very active and involved parent community. Test scores are great, [but] the real measure is our children's true love of the school.
We are so happy to attend a school like Guadalupe. We have wonderful teachers (all with full credential) and staff, a strong and open community, wonderful children and parents. They all made it easy for us to join them, when we moved from Europe two years ago. Our son is now in second grade and he strongly believes that Guadalupe is 'the best school in the West!' And so do his parents! Whoever asks us about private school in Europe, here is our answer: Guadalupe!
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