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K-12|Private
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Develops character: Strongly agree


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The environment allows students to thrive, both educationally and mentally. The school encourages many important character traits.

Amount of homework: Strongly agree


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The homework load is definitely challenging enough, but not too much, it prepares students for the ends level without going overboard and stressing students




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I'm always excited to come to school because of the great experience I've received here for the past ten years. I've made friendships that will lags a lifetime and learned lifelong educational skills that have continually improved. The campus is a gorgeous place to learn and the teachers truly care for their students in every way.

Amount of homework: Strongly agree


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My son is very intelligent and is given homework that is effective and never busy work. I can't stand busy work and neither can he.



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Our family has experienced public and private Capistrano Unified schools and I can safely say St. Margaret's is hands down a phenomenal school. The opportunities are boundless and good character development is also stressed. The academics are rigorous but so is support of extracurricular activities. They do a great job of communicating their expectations and I truly could not have found a better place for my child. He began there in 6th grade and will graduate high school next year.




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A revolving door of teachers plague this school. This has been a problem with all three of our children attending. I have an eighth grader, a sixth, and a third, who all have had first year teachers multiple times. This has lead to problems each year the children have advanced since these teachers had extremely limited experience. The result is that the children have not been properly prepared for the following year, and have struggled each time they have advanced from another new, inexperienced teacher. Money is not a problem for the school, but clearly they are not paying their teachers enough to stay, or care. After 9 years with this school, I am not aware of anything that makes this school any better than any other Orange County school, public or private. Tuition goes up every year, roughly 1000.00 per child. So at 21000.00 per year, per child (this year), it just really doesn't make any sense. I am just not seeing ANY real difference at all.



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Overall good. The new Head of School will take SMES to new levels of education. My son made nice friends; friendly and polite kids are the norm.

Teacher effectiveness: Agree


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They are always improving and getting better. I would say that the teachers from circa 2011 that were not so great are being replaced with better teachers.


Amount of homework: Agree


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Speaking from an Upper School experience, not a lot of homework as the kids have free blocks and can study during the school day.

Develops character: Strongly agree


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Episcopal traditions, which are the foundation of the school. The Head of School, Will Moseley, expects honesty from all the faculty and staff of the school and this contributes to the mindset that these character traits are necessary to complete the student.

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