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K-8
Private
Simi Valley, CA
Students enrolled: 274
Before care: No
 

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1325 Royal Avenue
Simi Valley, CA 93065

(805) 526-5304
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March 24, 2015
If you have just moved here, I highly suggest that you do NOT send your child here. I used to be a student here, but when Principal Sanders came in, it went downhill. My friends and I were bullied constantly, and when our parents wrote the principal to figure out what was going on, we never got a response. My grades began to drop horrendously fast due to this issue. The people who bullied us were usually the children of people who helped the school, so they never got caught. Favoritism is common, and they care more about social status than academics. If you are considering sending your child here, I highly suggest you reconsider.

- submitted by a community member

December 09, 2014
We love this school! My kids have been here for six years, and the school keeps getting better each year. The staff and programs are top notch. The 1:1 iPad program has worked wonders for my kids' enthusiasm in class and with homework, and the technology has actually helped their grades! They can watch tutorial videos (so I don't have to remember how to do the math!) and self test through apps, and they actually LIKE to study (well, most of the time). The teachers are enthusiastic and PRESENT, and they make the learning process fun and interactive. The character/moral development is a great basis that my kids will be able to use and build upon once they are out in the world. I have watched my children blossom into caring, responsible young people who are already showing strong leadership abilities. The athletic program is growing tremendously, and is going in a great direction. The family community is very supportive and warm, and my kids and I have lots of "forever friends" here. This is more important than I ever imagined. This is a perfect "jumping off point" for a promising academic and social future for kids. They are definitely ready to succeed when they leave St. Rose.

- submitted by a parent

April 29, 2014
When you live in a great public school district, a private school has to be incredible to earn your money. Saint Rose of Lima has exceeded our expectations. Our child is challenged academically and is learning to be a productive member of society. The teachers are amazing and show how much they care about the students on a daily basis.

- submitted by a parent

April 28, 2014
What an amazing school! It feels like a family! I proud to be part of the staff as well as a parent of two children in Kinder and 4th. The amount of technology that the students have access to is amazing! Come check us out!

- submitted by a teacher

April 24, 2014
I am very blessed that I am able to provide my daughter not only with a private education, but a Catholic education as well. In a day and age where public schools do not allow for the word "God" to be used, it is a tough society. I feel secure that St. Rose offers my child a safe, fun and religious environment with supportive lead staff. St. Rose also is very family orientated which has involved me in my child's school life.

- submitted by a parent

April 18, 2014
Saint rose of lima is a very good school to send your children too. Teacher are caring, academic program is great, and from what I can see , all the children really like to be in school.,

- submitted by a parent

April 14, 2014
St Rose serves local homeless and seniors along with providing a foundation of religion. My children attended the other local christian school in town and found St Rose's academic program much more challenging along with providing a separate religion class. Our teachers and staff are great the children. Our school is small in size but great with promise of growing our children into great academic students for high school and beyond.

- submitted by a parent

April 13, 2014
A great school! Academically oriented with advance teaching methods comparing to our public counterpart. There are a lot of homework assignments to keep my daughter busy after school, but still leave enough time for her to enjoy her evening and be a kid. SRL parents and staffs are community oriented, kind, generous, and just very friendly people.

- submitted by a parent

April 13, 2014
I like St. Rose because of the family environment, the close community network, the great teachers and the religious foundation. Mr. Sanders really takes the parents perspective into consideration while balancing the overall needs of the school. The school has provided my children with a solid foundation in Catholicism and educational excellence.

- submitted by a parent

April 12, 2014
A great place for kids to grow and learn. This school has it all. It's recipe for success? Teachers, staff members, a principal and parents whose main goal is to help kids succeed. This, plus a strong faith and family community, equal a great school. Academics are excellent, with highly qualified, enthusiastic teachers who WANT to be there. They employ the latest technology and teaching methods to help kids not only learn, but retain knowledge. They also focus on helping students apply the knowledge they gain. There's a lot of excitement here. You can feel it as you walk around the campus. The kids are happy and love their school. A perfect example of this is the whole-school morning assembly, which includes prayer, flag salute, announcements and birthday celebrations. Such a great thing, and it happens every morning. Check it out for yourself.

- submitted by a parent

April 09, 2014
All four of my children have attended St. Rose... hmm, since 2001... and I have no regrets. The best way to describe my experience is this: Every morning when I drop off our child, my heart leaves my body. It lives in the teachers, staff and Principal of St. Rose. The St. Rose of Lima community is ALL HEART!! This school provides a great education, nurturing, safe environment, with faith-based standards.

- submitted by a parent

February 03, 2014
I wish I had discovered this school sooner! I transferred my child in after having issues at my local public school. I looked at many schools, and this one fits our family perfectly. It's small, it's safe, its academically rigorous, it stresses faith and character, and the teachers and parents are very in tuned with and involved with the students. My daughter is getting an excellent education. The teachers are phenomenal. Well-rounded, with all the extra classes like Spanish, art and music. Great leadership from an involved principal; very impressive. There are a lot of fun family events, so we had no trouble making friends quickly with other parents. My daughter has lots of good friends. The kids are really nice! The faith and character development taught and modeled here are impressive. The older appearance of the buildings is deceiving of the true character of this school; I'm glad we saw past that. Good people, great school.

- submitted by a parent

February 27, 2012
Amazing school. I am an alumni of Saint Rose. First off, let me say that the academic program at Saint Rose is very challenging. I thought it was too much, until I got into High School. Now I have really come to appreciate the curriculum, It made High School much easier. Next, The staff there are amazing, I visit the school every some time, and I always love talking with the teachers., the teachers are very hands-on and have been a huge help in the education process. The extra-curricular programs there are very diverse, and help after school. I know how how it looks from the outside, but looks can be deceiving. I have nothing but good to say about this school and I am glad I went there for 8 years.

- submitted by a community member

February 01, 2012
LOVE THIS SCHOOL! I feel like my kids are with family. St. Rose families (parents and kids) are the best. They really care about each other and are there when you need them. We've been here for 6 years My kids have made many good friends here--kids I actually LIKE having over! Academically excellent school. My kids are getting a great education: math, science, Lang. Arts, social studies, music, art, Spanish, PE. The teachers are wonderful; great at communicating with me & my husband. Each class has a main teacher and a full-time assistant--all credentialed. The principal is upgrading the technology throughout the school and in all classrooms. The teachers all just got iPads and digital projectors. Computer lab is excellent. A new hands-on art program is on the way ( in addition to the current program). Competitive sports are good. Don't be fooled by the plain exterior. This school has it all.

- submitted by a parent

January 25, 2012
It is a pleasure to work with such a wonderul and caring staff. Everyone here takes pride in their work and watches out for everyone. I am blessed to be a part of a team that cares and makes a diffeence in the children's lives.

- submitted by a teacher

December 24, 2011
Although my children are now in college I felt I should right a review to let parents of elementary children my experience of St. Rose School. The basic fundamentals of education is the bases of any child's career in school. My children both started St. Rose in the first grade. They were molded into good hearted adults and although my son had a rocky start with education the love and patients of the St. Rose teachers taught him to believe in himself, and now both my children are happy well accomplished adults. I would love to thank St. Rose for all that they did to help them on their journey.

- submitted by a parent

June 14, 2011
St. Rose of Lima Catholic School is an advantage for life. Our kids are thriving at St. Rose. The values, character and integrity that is incorporated into the curriculum are key to developing well rounded, productive young adults. St. Rose also provides extra curricular activities such as sports, dance, choir, and much more. There is such a strong sense of community here that provides a safe place of learning. The teachers are available and responsive when needed. Resource teacher available is amazing. The principal is moving forward to make it even more excellent.

- submitted by a parent

February 16, 2011
My two daughters attend St Rose and they love it! Our principal, John Sanders, is great; full of terrific ideas and enthusiasm. Teachers are caring and involved. My husband and I are impressed with the curriculum too. Our kids thrive and excel at St Rose of Lima. The class size allows for them to have several good friends while at the same time avoiding the issues with cliques. Their fellow students are kind and polite.

- submitted by a parent

February 16, 2011
Wonderful School Wonderful Teachers Wonderful Students Wonderful Parents An A+++ School Simi Valley's hidden treasure of schools

- submitted by a parent

February 16, 2011
My two children attend St. Rose and they are happy, bright, and love their school! The school is led by a wonderful principal who puts the children's needs first. The teachers at the school are credentialed, caring and committed to a Catholic education. I am pleased with the curriculum and extra-curricular activities offered to the children. There is something for everyone be it sports, choir, dancing or karate. The environment is friendly and caring and the children feel safe at their school.

- submitted by a parent

February 16, 2011
ST. ROSE ROCKS!!! I have been a very happy parent for the past 8 years and have been blessed with a wonderful sense of community. My children have become better members of this community because of the values taught at St. Rose. It was essential to both my husband and myself that our children attend a school where faith and good citizenship were key. The education they are receiving is preparing them for so much more than just high school. I believe this school has assisted my husband and I in creating caring, kind, compassionate, and educated young people. Hats off to St. Rose!!! Thank you for giving my children a great beginning.

- submitted by a parent

February 16, 2011
Our six children have attended St. Rose of Lima for many years. The school and parrish feel like a second home. The teachers are all very caring and every student is made to feel important. Our new principal is smart, kind, creative and fun! St. Rose is a great place to be!

- submitted by a parent

January 12, 2011
Friendly, supportive, Catholic environment! My kids recieved and are recieving a great education and a firm foundation in their faith.

- submitted by a parent

March 15, 2010
A caring school environment where my child received early attention to her needs. The school is led by an involved principal who is in touch with the parents.

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January 28, 2010
Stay away from this school. Favoritism runs rampant in this school so if you don't have time to devote all of your free time to SRL don't bother. Teachers are not helpful and seem to have a 'Yelling' problem, most aren't skilled in communication with parents and will often respond in a rude unfriendly manner!

- submitted by a parent

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St. Rose Of Lima Elementary School
1325 Royal Avenue, Simi Valley, CA  93065
(805) 526-5304
Last modified St. Rose Of Lima Elementary School is a Private school that serves grades K-8
St. Rose Of Lima Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top