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Five Wounds School

Private | K-8

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Posted May 3, 2007

Very good school! Our child is in kindergarten this year and has learned a lot - I can't beleive that she is already reading! Wonderful kinder teacher, lots of one-on-one learning with the help of an assistant. I have a shy child who has completely come out of her shell here. I am very happy with my decision to send my child to Five Wounds and would highly recommend it.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 27, 2007

This is a very small school which, I believe, is one of its many strengths! It is, in fact, a small, loving family. The children know and love each other; the parents and teachers work closely together; the community is involved in making the school and the children successful. This school works hard in all aspects of making strong, happy children. The curriculum is excellent and advanced compared to many schools that I originally considered. (Most of the children in my daughter s class are reading at a level a year ahead of their grade!) Religious and personal virtues are addressed and reinforced on a daily basis. Enriching activities are plentiful and encouraged: music, sports, music, decathlon, field trips, volunteering, and much more. What more could a parent ask for?
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Posted April 20, 2007

Both my children go to Five Wounds school and we are very happy their I find it to be a very safe environment for them and we have had nothing but great support form the staff and teachers I feel that my children thrive academically and emotionally we are very happy their and I would recommend the school to anyone.
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Posted April 20, 2007

Five Wounds School may be a small school compared to some but we are mighty with love and compassion for one another. Both my children are excelling at this school and they are surrounded by teachers who care about their well-being and most of all their education. Not to mention the wonderful families we have met and friendships we have made. You could not go wrong by sending your children to this school! As an alumni and now a parent I think this has been the best decision for our family.
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Posted April 20, 2007

Both my children attend this great school because I feel they are receiving a quality education not only from the curriculum but the values that Five Wounds School teach the children. Their music program is one I have not seen in a private school before with all state of the art equipment and experienced certified Instructors. The sports program has given my son and daughter an opportunity to share the values Five Wounds teaches in teambuilding. One the main reasons for success is the school's parent involvement. This has been my first experience truly working towards one common cause, 'our children's future'. I plan to have my children graduate here.
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Posted April 8, 2006

Both of my kids attended FWS. In the years we spent there I saw a decline in the quality of the curriculum, structure, and school staff. There was little consistency and communication with parents on student progress.My youngest finally left and is at another school where he has had to 'catch up' to his peers.
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Posted December 23, 2005

Although being a former student, I would like to inform parents that this is a school which gives students a very good preparation for life. The things that I learned at Five Wounds will live with me forever. From experience in life, I find that the first school years are the most important and Five Wounds tought me just that. I still remember things that were said and done by certain teachers. Currently living in Europe, I feel sorry that I will not be able to enroll my children at Five Wounds. But I will try to find a school with similiar teachings.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted October 5, 2005

F.W.S. is a small school, but has much to offer. Good parent involvement. Highly recommend!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 7, 2004

Five Wounds school is great children stay with their class till they graduate K - 8th grade. Builds a strong community between children and through them parents build a supportive network. The teachers are very commited to providing quality education. Parents and Teachers join together as partnerships which allows for the student to succeed in school. It is a family atmosphere, no one leaves as a stranger. Five Wounds has done a great job that adults have returned to send their children there, I think that in it self means alot. I see children enjoying to be children and learning in a safe place, and being themselves. Everyone is treated with individual respect and one can see it all the time. I know many schools wished they could be like Five Wounds. The teachers and families work hard together, and students enjoy focusing on school, and being children. Nancy Escobar-Zarei
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Posted June 16, 2004

Five Wounds has made a real change for the better due to the great and caring teachers and involved parents. The level of education is high and noteworthy. A high majority of the children graduate into private high school programs that maintain their competitiveness. I beleive the new princicpal is going to extend the environment and community to enhance the education for hte children and get Five Wounds well known. As for its culture- its one you cannot beat. The Portuguese community needs a central structure for our young children. The schools needs to mandate Portuguese language as part of its curriculum- otehr than that the imrpovements are growing stronger every moment.
—Submitted by a former student

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1390 Five Wounds Ln
San Jose, CA 95116
Phone: (408) 293-0425


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