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K-8
Private
Tracy, CA
Students enrolled: 263
 

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165 West Eaton Avenue
Tracy, CA 95376

(209) 835-8018
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Teacher effectiveness: Ineffective
July 30, 2015
I transferred my children to another school that is way more professional and kid friendly. Most of the teachers (with the exception of the kindergarten teacher who is the best teacher in this school) lack child development training and/or the passion to work with children. I was very much bothered of how many teachers and assistants yell and scream at the kids. My child would cry and no one would care about his feeling. My child said to me "I am worthless at this school" which is unacceptable. Most teachers are very immature they do not understand children's psychological/emotional needs. They are very harsh and I felt uncomfortable leaving my children in this kind of environment. Teachers are suppose to inspire, guide and help their students in order to have a long lasting influence in their lives. Unfortunately most of the educators in this school are unprofessional and their ways of teaching is expired. You would be wasting your money here.

- submitted by a parent

July 14, 2015
The principal of this school is completely inept. She lacks the experience and leadership skills necessary for an administrative position. In addition, the teachers act extremely immature, unprofessional, and uncouth. Seeing grown women act in such a childish manner was was surreal. The worst was probably the sixth grade teacher. Every time I spoke to her she acted as though she was three sheets to the wind. I have since removed my children from this school. They are now in a place where they can receive a quality education from intelligent and mentally balanced teachers.

- submitted by a parent
Teacher effectiveness: Very ineffective
July 14, 2015
The principal of this school is completely inept. She lacks the experience and leadership skills necessary for an administrative position. In addition, the teachers act extremely immature, unprofessional, and uncouth. Seeing grown women act in such a childish manner was was surreal. The worst was probably the sixth grade teacher. Every time I spoke to her she acted as though she was three sheets to the wind. I have since removed my children from this school. They are now in a place where they can receive a quality education from intelligent and mentally balanced teachers.

- submitted by a parent
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November 24, 2009
My kids started attending this year 1st and 3rd. I am very pleased with the curriculum and the values they are being taught. I am really glad we made the move from Montessori.

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September 29, 2009
I love this school. It is sometimes hard but that is for my own good and future. Some of the teachers are much stricter than others but they all treat you with respect and care. You also don't necessarily have to be Catholic to go to St.Bernard's as well. I highly recommend St. Bernard's School to any child and/or parent because each student will have fun learning and also leave a footprint for others.

- submitted by a student

September 02, 2009
I love this school. My child has ben here since he started school and he will be graduating this year. The academics are great and I can see the respect that my son has for others because of what he has been taught at this school. He is safe, there are great families here and the teachers really care about the kids. I highly recommend it.

- submitted by a parent

July 18, 2008
I have had two children graduate from St Bernards School and two who currently attend. My older children attended public school until 6th and 7th grade and let me tell you that there is no comparison as to what my children are learning now at St Bernards it is outstanding in all areas and I work for the public schools. It is also a very safe environment.

- submitted by a parent

March 02, 2008
You would think being a catholic school, the school would practise what it is supposed to be preaching. If your child has special needs, this is not the school. The school has limited resource. Meeting parents whose kids used to go in this school, they share the same frustration. Instead of helping the kids, rest assured that the principal will do his best to push your kid out of the school. He cares less about your kids but cares more about his fund raising needs. The kindergarten and Grade 1 teachers are great though but from grade 2 and up, I am not too sure about them.

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December 02, 2007
A few of the teachers here are pretty good, but another few are very poor at the job given to them, as I can see. The way things are running in the middle school part (the school is K-8) are constantly changing, and being in middle school, it is very hard to get used to.

- submitted by a student

May 05, 2007
The school seems to be so set on achieving standards that it doesn't focus on the arts and other activities that would enhance the students. Even though we've tried to revive our music program, there seems to be little support from the teachers and staff. The school doesn't give room for much growth outside of the academics. If the teachers and staff supported more of the arts (music, drama, visual arts, etc) then it might just be well rounded enough of a school. Compared to local public schools, St. Bernard's doesn't even come close to what those schools have to offer.

- submitted by a parent

January 15, 2006
I have two daughters that attend this school and they look forward to going. I feel that my children are very safe there and with teachers who really care.

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St. Bernard's Catholic Elementary School
165 West Eaton Avenue, Tracy, CA  95376
(209) 835-8018
Last modified St. Bernard's Catholic Elementary School is a Private school that serves grades K-8
St. Bernard's Catholic Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top