The teachers in this school lack professionalism and there text books are also outdated. They are also very dirty and old with tons of markings and drawings in there. My child came home to tell me that the teacher had to keep making corrections to the book because of outdated facts. Another reason is that the school is very small and has no green grass. When the children play on this ground, when they fall they can be hurt. On a website, it stated that the student teacher ration was 18:1, but in my child's class there are 31 students to 1 teacher. The classrooms are also very small so it can be dangerous for the students in an emergency to get out the door. There is 1 building for 9 classes which have about 30 students each. In a disaster everyone would panic and someone could get trampled or seriously injured. The school also says that the math text books are 1 grade level up but many other schools text books are not 1 grade level above but are still harder then the text book my child has right now. Many students also complained about that they were not learning because everything was like last year. They also frequently change the principle so many things change every year. If you are considering to send your child to this school you should rethink about it again.
I transferred my daughter from this school year despite the fact that it had already started because of the lack of professionalism that the principal demonstrated. We also had to deal with bullies and disrespect amongst the students which was never addressed by the school administration.
I had my two children here and we decided to leave after going through three principals in the past three years, inconsistent staffing, bullying and just a downhill spiral for the school. It was at one point well managed but now it lacks what it once had.
We love SSFP! It's amazing that the church is very involved with the school. Fr. Paul is there at every school event and would always greet every parent with his sweet smile. He worked really hard to build the TK, Kinder and Science Lab. The academics is awesome too. They learn one grade level ahead in Math and the teachers do challenge their kids in all subjects. The parents and staff are very involved and do work together to make every school event a success.
I don't know why parents think that the curriculum is advanced. All Catholic schools in California including St. Felicitas follows the same California standards that all public schools do. It's stated right on the school's website. Why would I pay for that when it's free at public school. The only benefit that I see are the smaller class sizes.
The academics at this school is top notch! Math program is excellent! Every kid learns one grade level above in math/reading. Teachers teach the children good morals and how to be good Catholics. Very challenging curriculum! If you believe in having a strong academic foundation for your child, SSFP is the place to be. Your child will learn a lot! We absolutely love it here and so happy we discovered this school!