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K-12
Public charter
Winchester, CA
Students enrolled: 1,050
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35777 Abelia Street
Winchester, CA 92596

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(951) 926-6776
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January 27, 2014
My son is in 2nd grade and he loves his teacher and school! This year he has already learned about Middle Eastern, Chinese, French, and Viking history. TPS offers a free drama program after school that he is participating in too. Recently the school added a new science project with rainbow trout that has captured his attention and piqued his interest in science! It's a GREAT school!

- submitted by a parent

November 30, 2013
TPS HAS changed. My middle/high school kids see it and we do too. I've asked some of our teachers why they all seem so stressed/tense, why the high turnover, teachers leaving abruptly, being fired, but most won't discuss it. A few did. The board and headmaster are trying to build more schools based on TPS and teachers are working ungodly hours to provide curriculum, in addition to their regular work. TPS has wonderful teachers who sound like they work in a sweat shop fearful of being fired if they say anything! TPS students should be the priority, not students at a school that doesn t exist yet. I've asked about our concerns at meetings and was told they are building new schools and this is required. The quality of the academics and rigor is also dropping. Most of my kids' tests are being changed to multiple choice and fill in. This is not classical or rigorous! Even if they take Common Core tests online, the other tests should keep TPS standards. And sadly, my kids tell us the dress code is not enforced because of fear of lawsuits. Didn't we all sign a contract saying we would follow it? Stress, tension, fear, dumbing down? Please, bring back the school we love so much!!

- submitted by a parent

November 18, 2013
My son graduated from Temecula Prep on May 31st, 2013. His Senior year he faced constant obstacles thrown at him by the staff of Temecula Preparatory School. The disciplinary team at the school targets students by who they hang out with. This school is sexist towards males and constantly makes up different rules to get people into trouble. For example if a boy did something to get in trouble he would get detention for 3 days and more than likely a suspension, but if a girl were to do something they would either get off with one detention or no punishment at all.

- submitted by a parent

October 28, 2013
As a 10+ year TPS "veteran", I also feel well-positioned to speak about the organization as a whole as well as the teaching staff and the changes that are inevitable in a small school. The school leaders have no control over what teachers decide to stay home with their new babies, or what teachers move out of the area because of jobs their spouses have taken, or what teachers resign for personal reasons, but they do have control over moving teachers out who aren't the best fit for the school. I support each of those changes and am happy that our kids aren't forced to have a teacher who no longer truly cares about teaching, but is just there for "a job". The TPS teachers and admin are the hardest working group of individuals one can hope to have and belittling such a great program with anonymous falsehoods is cowardly and just mean. A better use of that passion would be to support your kids' school AND principal. If you have a concern, go talk to that person. I'm sure you will find the experience to be a positive one. Over a thousand kids are driven to the edge of the district each day to learn that it's what INSIDE that counts. Let's show them that we are worth their trust.

- submitted by a parent

October 28, 2013
I am also a parent of two students and a friend to many of the teachers and staff at TPS. I'm not sure what metrics the prior comment is based on, but clearly TPS is not " on a rapid downward spiral". The school is transitioning in a new principal,and anyone who has been a part of any organization during a transition will recognize that change can be a little bit uncomfortable at times. To personally attack the principal and make anonymous and unsubstantiated claims is reprehensible and a bit counter productive. If I were truly concerned about the leadership at the school I would arrange a meeting with the person in question or at least write a letter addressing my concerns, not rant anonymously online. The Executive Director visits the campus frequently, has weekly meetings with staff on campus and daily interactions with them via phone and email so I'm not sure how he could be accused of ignoring the campus. It's also a bit cynical to insinuate some diabolical plot to build a "charter school empire". There is a demand in the area resulting in a waiting list of 1800 students for TPS - how it could be construed negatively that TPS is trying to share the program with more students?

- submitted by a parent

October 25, 2013
I used to love coming on campus when the headmaster was around more, but I don't get the same sense of welcoming from the new principal, my children also say she isn't very friendly. The teachers don't seem to be as happy either, and several have left, which is terrible because the teachers at TPS are really what makes that place so special. All of my children feel loved by their teachers, so I hope they do whatever they can to keep the good teachers. I can't believe they got rid of the lower school French program, that was one huge bonus to sending our kids there, and now they only offer it at the high school level, and the French teacher left. My daughter has already had two French teachers, two PE teachers and now two English teachers this year. Like I said, I don't know what's going on, but I hope they fix whatever it is so we don't lose more good teachers.

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August 16, 2013
Both my boys attend TPS.....excellent academic traditional classic education.......core value, integrity, honor & virtues. Wow, what an educational program. Small graduating classes with a controlled educational setting. Sports programs are outstanding. Same site from K through 12 provides students with a solid foundation.

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August 03, 2013
My post keeps getting deleted and do not know why, I hope this one stays on here. I have had children in this school for years, we have had a mixed experiences. My High school student just graduated this year. I have seen it change in good ways and in bad. There are problems here just like all other schools, there is no perfect school. In the past few years there have been problems with teachers not helping when students don't understand something. I have had my child bullied, teased and singled out by a student with nothing done. This school prides itself of Virtues but there are some children and families that do not even respect much less uphold any of the Virtues. The education is wonderful it is back to the classic form of education and the uniforms are a plus. There are great children and families at this school and it is not for everyone. The simple truth is I have a bad taste because, when I am told by the school "Everyone is family here" "We will help anyway we can" but then get no help at all when a problem arises, that is just wrong. There are things that need to be changed here just like any other school. If you go here just keep your eyes and ears open.

- submitted by a parent

August 02, 2013
My daughter attends Temecula Prep and truly loves everything about it, she is entering 4th grade this coming school year. As a parent my husband and I are very happy with the classic education, teachers, staff and of course the uniforms are a plus. However if your not prepared for a rigorous work load in school and at home this may not be the school for your child.

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June 15, 2013
My children attend this school and its amazing! Plea note that it's not for everyone. It's tough, and yes, there is a lot of homework. Most of the negative comments were posted in 2011 and staff and admin has changed.

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May 19, 2013
I attend Temecula Prep and will graduate in 2014. I can't find words to explain how grateful I am to be at this school. I have heard people that have left the school say how easy a regular school is. I love my school, I may not get the social experience, and I am not good at sports so this school really does fit me. I love learning and I love the relationship I have with my teachers. Many people may complain about the teachers etc, but the staff at TPS is always asking how we feel about the teachers and if we believe it is hard enough for us. Unless a child has recently came to TPS this year you would understand all the changes staff has made for TPS. At least the school cares, we are not a number at a high school, we are people that almost everyone at the school has seen, talked to, or know on a personal level. I'm in school for the long run, and I feel I'm heading down the right path. I may complain every once in awhile, sometimes more than others, but at the end of the day I am happy to call it my school.

- submitted by a community member

May 09, 2013
My child attends TPS, and we like the rigorous curriculum and classic education. They are very strict with dress code, and enforce the rules. The school provides a safe environment for my child, and I have peace of mind when I am at work. At the beginning of the school year, parents and students sign a "compact" which is a document that spells out the rules, regulations, dress code, etc. By signing the compact we agree to abide by the rules. Another thing I like is that most volunteer activities require that parents be "cleared" which means they must be fingerprinted, and fingerprints checked by DOJ, and FBI. This is a wonderful school with outstanding teachers and administrators, and summer camp will be open to the public. Do not take my word for it; come see for yourself what a great school this is. Note: I do not work for the school. I am just a parent who feels fortunate to have a child at TPS.

- submitted by a parent

May 08, 2013
Looks like many of the reviews here are written by the same person especially the responders to others. I came here to express a concern related to staff, teachers and the admin, how can I trust any of them after seeing a number of them several times hanging out at Sky Box bar drinking, and yes, during business hours, while my kids are still at school. Are they getting paid while chugging alcohol during school time?I have dates and times for my sightings, don't anyone dare attacking my comment, I am only stating facts and the 1st amendment applies to me as well.

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April 26, 2013
Temecula Prep is an amazing school. They care about my child's education and really made her switch from her former school to their own extremely smooth. They are setting her up for a great future with their rigorous curriculum and expectations. We appreciate the challenge this school provides its students while still being a warm, welcoming place. The children seem to really enjoy the environment and the small community the school provides them. They are really a school family.

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April 14, 2013
I like the strong classical education. Latin, french, and a logical (chronological) approch to history. Advanced math. Memorization (the kids do some amazing recitations), which is great exercise for their brains! I like the emphasis on personal responsibility (no homework? Then they get lunch detention & no, mommy can't drive it in for you... also, your project is STILL due, even if you're 'sick', so it had better be at school even if you arent). I think this teaches the kids serious personal responsibility for their actions. I like the uniform concept, however I think it's taken WAY too far to the extreme. The amount of emphasis on placed on this is a big negative and I think it's unnecessary at the extreme it's taken. The extracurricular activities are not as many as those of other schools because are not enough kids to make large teams or clubs possible, but then again, the emphasis of this school is 'classical education' and that's what you will get. Kids today will be competing tommorrow with a world market, and a highly educated one at that. This school WILL give your child that firm classical education background & offers GREAT help appying to college, too.

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October 07, 2012
I I am a parent volunteer at TPS and I believe that the PTO is doing a fabulous job. I don't think I have seen a more dedicated group of parents that have nothing but the kids best interest at heart. I believe that that there are people in this world that are doers and there are those that just like to complain about everything, won't lift a finger to constructively help or make the effort to be part of a team. Those folks will never be happy. We are all as involved as we choose to be or for what our time allows. Thankfully our PTO is made up of the doers who are committed, dedicated & have the time. I appreciate them more than they know. Every parent at TPS is part of this fantastic group however, not everyone has the time. But for those of you who do have the time set aside your negative attitude or your micromanaging personality and set an example for your children. Show what them what hard work and being part of a group can do.

- submitted by a parent

October 07, 2012
@ I am a parent volunteer. Great to know that you are doing your part, BUT...criticism is defined as follows: crit i cism [krit-uh-siz-uhm] noun 1.the act of passing judgment as to the merits of anything. 2.the act of passing severe judgment; censure; faultfinding. Now let's take a look at virtue: vir tue [vur-choo] noun 1.moral excellence; goodness; righteousness. 2.conformity of one's life and conduct to moral and ethical principles; uprightness; rectitude. 3.chastity; virginity: to lose one's virtue. 4.a particular moral excellence. Compare cardinal virtues, natural virtue, theological virtue. 5.a good or admirable quality or property: the virtue of knowing one's weaknesses. In the future, please be mindful of what constructive criticism is and the virtues that TPS is supposed to stand by. You have made a hurtful comment against a parent's comment that show's that you are no better then they for what they have stated. Time to look within and see that your actions may in fact be prompting others' hurt feelings! After all, this is really for the kids and not self-glorification...right!?

- submitted by a community member

June 15, 2012
Temecula Prep did a superb job in preparing my son for college and the workforce. Finding a job isn't easy nowadays, especially for a young adult. Since our experience at TPS, my son has received compliments regarding his public speaking abilities and resume at almost every job interview. His confidence is high and so are his grades. Temecula Prep does much more than provide a quality education. It provides students with the skills that are necessary to live a confident, virtuous, and happy college life. Thanks to the teachers for their relentless work and the genuine investment made in my son's future.

- submitted by a parent

March 02, 2012
AGAIN as many have already said this school IS NOT for EVERYONE, you attend by CHOICE, if you as a parent made the WRONG choice to send your kid to a school that it not the right fit for your child then its on YOU as the parent. My three children attend TPS, all have different learning styles and they all excel in different areas, they are pushed and expected to seek knowledge not just want for the teacher to give you all the answers...that's college, that's life. If you can't handle the heat get out of the kitchen!

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November 03, 2011
We LOVE this school! We feel very fortunate to have such a wonderful free school to send our children to. French, Drama, Music and PE are excellent compliments to the high academic standards. Home is a big part of the learning process. My son missed an assignment and recieved an F in the class since it brought down his average. Some parents might feel uneasy about this, but in 4th grade it is a great way for him to learn to be responsible and remember his homework! They also teach kids skills they will use in college and beyond as a part of how they do their work, which we love. I can see how some might think this school is too strict, but my goal is for my children to excel in life and that takes teaching them to think for themselves, learn from their actions and grow as individuals and that is exactly what this school teaches!

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October 06, 2011
My Daughter is absolutely soaring in kindergarten there! She loves her teacher and so do we! Finally we have found a place that is not afraid of academic excellence.

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September 30, 2011
I have had my children at TPS for 5 years now and it is a shame that the administration is ruining this school. The lack of respect for students, parents, and teachers is appalling! They over react to any misstep. This school had so much promise. Instead of focusing on tough standards of course material they are imposing strict dress, and behavioral standards most adults could not live up to. My children will be leaving this school despite the great teachers and friends they have made.

- submitted by a parent

September 25, 2011
TPS is a good school that had what other schools lacked. Because of recent changes including a one size fits all approach to the curriculum and the amount of homework they have made themselves look like any other school. My kids are being given homework to learn on their own without it being taught in the classroom. Even regular public schools don't do that! I don't understand why my kids are getting two types of math homework just because it's practice. Their old school didn't do that! What's the point of a handbook when you don't follow it yourselves?! I feel like my kids are being set up for failure instead of being challenged.

- submitted by a parent

September 13, 2011
My daughter R is a former student. My son 2 years older was top of his class, outgoing, & on 2 sports teams. At any other school R could have easily been able to form her own identity(& did after leaving TPS), but here she was just "J's little sister." Because she lacked the motivation and social integrity her brother had(she has always been shy), she was ridiculed: "Why don't you work hard like J?" "J's grades are so much better than yours" Instead of helping her grow into her own person, R was ridiculed & asked why she wasn't smart or outgoing like others. Receiving this treatment at such a critical age(gr.7-9) caused a lot of damage & she has struggled with depression&self image issues ever since(8yrs). Instead of inspiring her to work hard, the constant comparison to others just added pressure&stress. She was also ignored and teased by students, but no staff ever stepped in to see what was going on. The uniforms, small class size, and curriculum are great, but the treatment R received from staff was always extremely unfair, & she was never taken as seriously as other students. R was actually told, "I'm too busy right now, come talk to me later" by a teacher she asked for help.

- submitted by a community member

September 13, 2011
Reading through past reviews, why are there so many posted on May 6? It's weird. My children are former students here and I would not recommend this school to anyone. The staff go out of their way to help the students who are already successful and doing well, but do absolutely nothing to assist those who are struggling. It's almost like they're trying to drive out the less than desirable students and their families to make room for the ones they think will make the school look better and get them more funding.This isn't education, this is insanity and greed.

- submitted by a community member

September 13, 2011
Good schools struggle for that balance between discipline and tolerance. The most destructive thing a parent can do is to just listen to their kids without trying to work hand and hand with a school. Kids are kids and will always try to make things more enjoyable for them. They're not going to go home and tell you that school's just a little too lax and fun. Finally there's a school that's trying to take a stand and make kids respect adults so they can become more teachable. It's obvious that by looking at the reviews that some parents would rather blame the institution for their inability to curtail their child's behavior, than to team up with the school to create a desirable product. If you let kids pit you against the school it just makes teaching them that much harder. Honestly, the parents that can't control their kids and get them to respect their teachers have more growing up to do than their kids. Please, TPS, don't give up the battle. There are parents that value schools that refuse to compromise. There's plenty of other schools that allow a culture of disrespect that others can allow their kids to attend. You're a diamond in the rough.

- submitted by a community member

July 14, 2011
TPS in an excellent school. It is a CHARTER school. You choose to send your children here. They encourage parents to check the school out and see if it's a good fit. In many cases it may not be. Some of the reviews sound like sour grapes.

- submitted by a parent

July 05, 2011
I think that this school is good for k-8th but unless your totally self motivated I dont believe it is a good school for a quality education. i was a firm believer in the school until the quality of teachers has been so poor and the children have really suffered for it. I think my son would have learned more from independent studies. Very sad. He begged to leave and I should have listened. Very dissapointed,

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July 05, 2011
This school is the best! My son was accepted last year for 4th grade. He had a phenominal year. His teacher recognized his potentials within the first two months. My son excell in math and wwas placed accordingly. We did not have to ask for the special assessment. This is a very high achiever school. Eventhough it is a wonderful school, it might not be a perfect fit for everyone.

- submitted by a parent

July 02, 2011
Great School. Enforces academic discipline. Homework is a must and parents play a big role in helping out and also making sure it's getting done. Missing homework is compensated by saturday or after school detention. TPS offers classical education with every kid doing the same material except in Math where different Grade levels are offered depending on how capable the student is. For instance, a 5th grader can be doing the 1st half of Algebra 1, if there are that smart and TPS has a lot of kids at this level. TPS students are taught in a manner that prepares them for College and beyond from the day they start school there.

- submitted by a parent

June 02, 2011
Do not attend here for high school. Save for a few dedicated teachers who continue to help the students, the faculty is far too personal into the lives of their students. Students are treated like children, as is mentioned on previous reviews of this school. It has the same problems as any other school, with the addition of discipline on a personal level, and less opportunities.

- submitted by a parent

June 02, 2011
I just recently graduated from TPS and I would like to say that the 5 years that i spent there were the worst in my life. Dont expect your kids to learn much. The sad thing about this school is they don't teach children, they expect your children to already know the material. One thing that really bugged me about this school was the punishment. Ive goten multiple saturday schools and detentions for things like, forgeting homework or tardy to class. Yes, your child will be punished for being a forgetfull person. The campus is also a dump and in the middle of the desert. The only good thing about te school are the students. there all very nice and very different from a lot of kids from larger public school.

- submitted by a community member

May 19, 2011
This school cares nothing about nurturing and developing the child. No, their MO is to recruit, sift, and weed out the less capable so that TPS can garner academic accolades. Since they get over 1000 on the waiting list every year they have no compunction about giving the slip to any student who struggles or doesn't cut it. Warning to TPS: You are a public school and you can't continue this forever. You're asking for a lawsuit!

- submitted by a parent

April 30, 2011
Since I go to TPS which is a place for Virtue, Wisdom, and Knowledge. I would like to speak my opinion out to all the parents and see what us students get out of this. I'm in the upper school level, and yes i may say there can be problems. We get frustrated or sometimes think this is useless. But hey, were only kids no matter what grade you re in, in the outrun we come to realize, that what the teachers give us and say actually help us for our future. I use to go to Vista Murrieta, i love that school but walking into TPS 3 weeks in was such a relief. I love the way i was getting pushed to do my best and strive for what i believe in. It was already hard to show my parents i could do something, and TPS made it even easier. Though i was the new student, i became one of those students who would go and help others and help the ones who were coming in. A public school, your one of a million, here at TPS you re known as an individual. Show what you can do. And have you ever heard of being known as Varsity of any sport. It s a challenge. This is coming from a student at TPS not a parent. So grow up and stop trashing a school for what they believe in.

- submitted by a community member

April 22, 2011
As another parent has mentioned, this school pushes to make your child think.... like them. Sure, rhetoric is encouraged, but in the time I have been there it has been clear that any sort of questioning, whether respectful and logical or not, will result in an unfavorable bias from the administration. These biases have led to expulsion in many cases. One student was kicked out at the end of his junior year along with his entire family because his little brother spoke to teachers disrespectfully. That student now goes to Chapperal, where, according to him, "I actually have to do my homework and not just copy off someone now." All in all, I'd recommend you look into this, because unless you love to spend money and are charmed with their narrow-minded definition of virtue (which, based on some of the actions made by the faculty, must allow for blantant dishonesty), TPS may not be worth you or your child's time.

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April 08, 2011
TPS is the best School ever. My son was accepted in January for 8th grade. He has been there for few months and we have already seen a huge change in his grades. We are very satisfied about everything!. The Headmistress is great, the teachers and all staff members are great. I like everthing about this school. This is the school to send kids who are dedicated to go to college and be a well rounded professional. I am hoping that my two daughters will be accepted this Fall for 5th and 7th grades this fall. I give this school a 5/5 100%

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April 06, 2011
I love this school! My daughter went to a different "public" school last year, and was very unhappy with the freedom and things that were happening underneath staff's noses'! She has done very well here, and for that I am thankful for. You cannot make everyone happy, one school might be better for your child and another for someone else...it does not mean one is better than the other. I think it all depends on the student! I love all of the staff that I have met, all of the parents and all of the students! This school ROCKS in my opinion!

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March 16, 2011
We are so excited about finding a school that's not afraid of academic excellence. So many schools are nothing but a holding tank for socializing and sports, with staff that has low expectations. TPS staff is on one accord, and they clearly state the expectations before a student enrolls. We knew going in to TPS that the academics would be rigorous, the uniforms would cost, and daily attendance and homework would be expected, but we were ready for the challenge. My husband and I have set high expectations from home on academics, virtue, and working hard, so it was easy for my son to transition into TPS. He loves attending middle school there, and he appreciates the rich LEARNING environment his instructors create. He says that not only is the book knowledge great, but the fact that they are required to be polite to staff and peers makes the atmosphere at the school safe and enjoyable. Students help and remind one another to make wise choices. I look forward to my currently enrolled student going all the way through to high school graduation at TPS, and I am anxiously waiting for a call to get my younger son enrolled.

- submitted by a parent

March 13, 2011
It is okay that not everyone likes TPS. It is not a school for everyone. It is a school that promotes virtue, wisdom & knowledge. There is not much room for parents who want to fight for their middle school aged daughter to be allowed to wear makeup or for the student who does not want to work hard or wants to behave badly. This is not what any school should be for. TPS is a place of learning & as those of us involved parents know... it is also a place where the administration consistently reminds us that TPS is not perfect & that the school continually strives for better for the students. However, that does not mean that if you are a parent or a student who does not have the same goals in mind, which clearly states, that the school is going to change to suit your needs. The big picture is that there are several hundred students that attend TPS that are succeeding & that is the measure of success. Not a few comments from those who it was not a good fit for. Find a school that fits your needs. I encourage anyone who is researching schools to call the school directly, do your own research and think for yourself. That is what TPS is about, teaching students how to think.

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February 09, 2011
My child attended TPS from K-4th grades & we loved it initially due to the curriculum & "family atmosphere" that the previous administration fostered. We had no issues with the academics & homework but the current administration leaves a lot to be desired. I have personally heard a comment on the high turnover of students as a way to keep "riff-raff out". It is disturbing.

- submitted by a parent

December 16, 2010
At TPS, you sign & hopefully READ the School Compact.Coming from a very popular school in the area to TPS 2 yrs ago, I knew that the curriculum was going to be intense.I realize that after being a room-mom at the previous school & seeing the things, I have an obligation to inform that TPS is TOP NOTCH!The curriculum is tough, but I'd rather have a student who is not sugar-coated through education.At the previous school, the teachers were instructed during state testing to check answers & have students go back & "try" again to a point where they "tried again" until the answers were correct.This school became a "Distinguished School".Is this what you nay-sayers want for your child s education, sugar-coating life, not preparing for their futures?America is falling behind globally in education because of parents who don't take an active role in their child's education. This school is full of fine teachers with students that are governed by their parents.Be a parent and stop allowing your kids to control you with their emotions and inability to have structure and discipline.Maybe you should be looking within your own home to solve your problem!

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December 13, 2010
How can it be a great school when my kids and all of their friends keep asking their parents to get them out of TPS. My oldest come home sad everyday, never done that before. Something is seriously wrong. we are seriously considering going to another school. My kids say it just like that " the teachers are very scarey", "they look at the students in a very mean way". Enough fooling around TPS, you are suppose to be a school, ACT like one and focus on education. You asked us to deal with a new uniform vender, eventhough we did not like the idea we did what you wanted. You asked for money, eventhough times are hard on most people, alot of us gave.If you are doing just 50 % of what you are suppose to as a school, I would've not open my mouth but it sounds like you are pushing everyone out, WHY? What is your purpose? Over the winter break my family will be considering our relationship with TPS.

- submitted by a parent

December 13, 2010
Myself and many other parents are talking the sme language, how would a school favor a few kids in each grade and treat the rest with total disrespect? I am taking my child out as the headmaster suggested. Yelling and intimidating students is not how you do business at any school. I believe the state should spend its money at a REAL school, not at TPS which is run by people who think education is a hobby. We are talking about our kids, not little gold fish in a tank.

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November 08, 2010
Buyer beware, I would research this school real good before getting involved. Our children deserve the best (and the best is nowhere in or around TPS). If I had the time, I would really consider legal action against this school. Countless violations of Ed Codes and laws. One thing though I have done is writing to the state board of education notifying them of my family's experience with the administration at this school.

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November 08, 2010
Our children deserve the best. TPS admin switched focus from education as a priority to financial profitability. Dollars and Cents is admin's main focus. Class size (which reflects on the quality of education provided) is growing across all grade levels. After weeks of having to spend hours everyday doing homework (even on weekends), I had to ask other parents if they have the same problem, every single parent I talked to said "something is wrong". Many students are not happy with the environment at this school. It saddens me to start considering changing school in the middle of the year, but I guess it is for their best interest. The school's vision seem to be totally different all of the sudden, what is the board doing? Don't they have kids at the school? Don't they care? Maybe I should contact the board of education and file a complaint.

- submitted by a parent

October 29, 2010
Wake up TPS !!! Recent reviews, made me look deeper into some of the questions raised. Bitter reality comes to heart and the findings are shockingly sad. I found out it is unlawful to hire and allow any person in a classroom at any public school without having credentials. Admin at TPS have done just that, who does this school answer to? I went further back to find out that last year some male employee at TPS was given the title of teacher (faculty), and was allowed to SUB in many grade levels throughout the year. Is that legal? Who is accountable? The answer is : it is against the law here in California. Can anyone do something about it? Please Save Our School. What is it with all these 30 day emergency permits, and internship permits? How many credentialed teachers without jobs do we have in Ca.? SHAME

- submitted by a parent

October 15, 2010
I truly believe the last 3 negative reviews were most likely written by the same person. There is always going to be a huge drop off in students that move from 8th to 9th grade due to the fact that many students and families choose for their children to attend one of the "big" high schools. There are pages & pages of positive reviews for a reason. It's true that TPS is not for everyone; the work load is substantial. However, I believe that the rewards and results are worth the effort that is required. It is a school to choose because you want your children to be pushed beyond the acceptable to be able to achieve the exceptional. I know that I am extremely pleased with our family's experience at TPS, and also know many other families that love our school.

- submitted by a parent

September 29, 2010
Absolute insanity!! The majority of these reviews feel like they were written by the admin or staff. My kids have attended there for several years now. Watch out middle school! Homework gets piled on. Grades start to fall. They push busy work but there is little retention. There is NOT ONE parent I know that is satisfied with this school! Not ONE! All of them are looking into other schools! I have had teachers and admin lie to my face. It is embarrassing to be associated with this school. I will be finding alternate educational opportunities for my children...a statement that was quoted....we have 1200 students on our waiting list. If you don't like it you are free to leave. And leave they do. There was a 30 percent turnover last year from 8th to 9th grade. What is wrong with this picture?

- submitted by a parent

September 17, 2010
My son attended this school since K, 4 days into 7th grade I had to pull him out. reason 1- Shocking turn over rate among teachers. 2- School terminate well experienced teachers to bring in none credentialed teachers (a few of those). 3- Cannot trust a LAWYER to oversee my child's education. It doesn't look good TPS. This is my personal opinion.

- submitted by a parent

September 13, 2010
I question the "respect" that the children here are being taught. I am out in the parking lot on a daily basis and the children that I see are careless about thier own and others safety and think nothing of walking through the parking lots expecting the cars to yield to them. The language and disrespect that these children show adults and thier fellow students astounds me. If these are the standards that are being taught and touted as "acceptable behaviour" for our students, I will be rethinking my position on where my child attends school for hte next school year. I fear that there will be an accident or an altercation because of these students lack of concern, safety, and overall respect for others.

- submitted by a parent

September 09, 2010
My family has had a very positive experience at TPS. I see TPS as a gift- a classically based education in today's world. The teachers and students have a level of respect for one another that is far beyond any public school I have ever seen. The students recieve a strong education, are in an environment where it is respected and even revered by peers to be students of excellence. The administration is leading the school with a vision that my family supports. We are proud to be a TPS family.

- submitted by a parent

September 09, 2010
We have been at TPS for the past 3 years and are extremely happy. I know that my children are receiving an excellent education, have smaller class sizes, and are able to excel because of the attention they receive. We feel very fortunate to be part of such a unique family. A true gem!!!

- submitted by a parent
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May 21, 2010
Because they teach students to be top students in life. Success in life starts with your school staff and teachers to instill success........

- submitted by a parent

May 21, 2010
Finest school I have seen in 75 yrs. Evaluates students capabilities and addresses them professionally. My 6th grade g'daughter taking 9th grade math and getting A's.

- submitted by a community member
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May 21, 2010
The curriculum is top notch. High school students here get foreign language and latin classes as well as advanced science and math

- submitted by a community member
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May 19, 2010
My children attended TPS when we lived in the area. I liked the smaller class size, uniforms, and the structure. All of my children would have graduated from TPS if we were still living there.

- submitted by a parent
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May 19, 2010
Smaller campus, smaller class size for better instruction, manners and respect are stressed! Strong academic base, great teachers.

- submitted by a parent

May 19, 2010
good preparatory school for upper grade levels and some of my grandchildren attend.

- submitted by a community member

May 17, 2010
Back to basics education. Responsibility and accountability.

- submitted by a community member
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May 16, 2010
overall excellence- academics, discipline, safety, community.

- submitted by a parent
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May 16, 2010
They have high expectations and teach a classical curriculum.

- submitted by a parent
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May 15, 2010
TPS is a great school. Three of my grandchildren attend TPS and they feel very safe and happy there. I love the type of education they receive. The curriculum they get exposed to is truly giving them a whole rounded education and preparation to move onto the best post-secondary education institution in the United States.

- submitted by a parent
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May 15, 2010
Great curriculum, requires students to put in the effort to pass the courses. Well rounded education.

- submitted by a parent
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May 15, 2010
Highly traditional, forward minded school with virtue-centered curriculum that strongly encourages the development of basic skills as well as critical analysis

- submitted by a parent
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May 14, 2010
The school is great because of the teachers and the small size, the principal is also amazing at maintaining the school.

- submitted by a parent

May 14, 2010
TPS teaches the students the love learning.

- submitted by a parent
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May 14, 2010
My grandson is being challenged, respected and educated all in one great environment.

- submitted by a community member
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May 14, 2010
I love TPS because of their virtues and the academics.

- submitted by a parent
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May 14, 2010
The Vitures and academics are strong and the kids get all the growth needed in todays world.

- submitted by a parent
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May 13, 2010
Finally a school that is proud of America and her histroy. Also, they recognize the importance of respect, virtue and character.

- submitted by a parent
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May 13, 2010
Provides great opportunities for its students.

- submitted by a parent
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May 13, 2010
Temecula Prep is a great school for students that are interested in higher education. THe teachers and staff are dedicated to helping the student achieve thier goals.

- submitted by a parent
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May 13, 2010
The school turns out well-rounded thinking young people...

- submitted by a parent
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May 13, 2010
I am so impressed of my grandchildren's education they have learned so much more than students from other schools. The teachers are so dedicated to teaching that it shows in my grandkids behavior and study habits...

- submitted by a parent
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May 13, 2010
This school is an awsome school. The teachers love teaching there, they set a standard for the kids and encourage them to do their best at all times. There is a lot of praise and positivity. The education that is offered is much more diverse than any of the public schools in the area. They teach to the standards they have chosen not to the state testing requirements so the children have more opportunities to learn a larger variety of things. Most important my daughter loves the environment and enjoys going to school and learning.

- submitted by a parent
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May 13, 2010
This is the best school they not only teach, they educate the kids..

- submitted by a parent
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May 13, 2010
great uniform, lots of homework & projects

- submitted by a parent
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May 13, 2010
TPS provides good discipline which promotes a strong educational environment.

- submitted by a parent

May 13, 2010
The quality of the teaching, the curriculum and the overall mindset of the school are unlike any other school in the area

- submitted by a parent
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May 13, 2010
Thisi is an excellant foundation school, please keep it alive!

- submitted by a parent
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May 13, 2010
It's a great school with an empahsis on classical education and teaching the kids critical thinking skills

- submitted by a community member
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May 13, 2010
It is a great place that molds the children of tomorrow.

- submitted by a community member

May 13, 2010
It is unlike any other school in the area and truely challenges the students to reach their maximum potential.

- submitted by a community member

May 13, 2010
Challenging and learning emphasis that helps our children grow

- submitted by a community member
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May 13, 2010
My children receive quality education with a manageable class size. Kids are encouraged and well supported to succeed both academically and as individuals.

- submitted by a parent
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May 13, 2010
I love the environment that TPS provides my child with. A warm, loving, nurturing environment where teachers challenge the students and teach them to strive for their best.

- submitted by a parent
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May 13, 2010
wonderful results in my childrens education!

- submitted by a parent
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May 13, 2010
The kids get an amazing education and it teaches them respect.

- submitted by a parent
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May 13, 2010
They focus on education and virtue. The children learn better in the environment set up at Prep and they actually enjoy school!!!

- submitted by a parent
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May 13, 2010
Great school and staff. Acadamia is first.

- submitted by a parent
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May 13, 2010
TPS provides a nurturing and simulating environment for learning through the classical curriculum.

- submitted by a parent
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May 13, 2010
great school for kids to learn in temecula valley, classical and expanded education with amazing teachers!

- submitted by a parent
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May 13, 2010
Temecula Prep prepared me for college.

- submitted by a community member
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May 13, 2010
The teachers are so loving and caring and you can tell they take great pride in their academics. Love the parent involvement also.

- submitted by a parent
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May 13, 2010
I love this school because it has helped my grandson reach his full potential in a positive learning environment

- submitted by a parent
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May 12, 2010
This school takes the time to teach and care for their students.

- submitted by a community member
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May 12, 2010
They teach the kids at a level above their age to keep them progressing throughout the year

- submitted by a parent
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May 11, 2010
Classical education. Smaller class size. Personal attention. Uniforms. Patriotism.

- submitted by a parent
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May 11, 2010
TPS has been wonderful school for my 3 children.

- submitted by a parent
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May 11, 2010
TPS integrates virtues and values into an already rigorous academic-based curriculum, with little to no outside funding. It truly tries to make our already good kids great.

- submitted by a parent
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May 11, 2010
I am impressed with the education my granson is getting at this school It is not only great on the education but also character building

- submitted by a community member
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May 11, 2010
My two kids who are 6 years apart are finally going to the same school! I am so grateful for the fact that I feel now, my kids have a voice because the teachers care and kudos to the principals who love the kids. You can see and feel that Classical Education is in the air!

- submitted by a parent

May 10, 2010
It is a charter school based on the Classical method of education - It is the best private education you can get in the public school system!

- submitted by a parent
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May 10, 2010
The staff and the curriculum. My childs positive attitude when speaking about TPS.

- submitted by a parent
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May 10, 2010
My child is challenged and engaged with his school work.

- submitted by a parent

May 10, 2010
I really like the values they teach and the old way of teaching. My daughter has never before said she wishes the weekend would end so she could go to school. When a 12 year old says this, something is very right with the school.

- submitted by a parent
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May 10, 2010
The best school I have ever been affiliated with-hands down...

- submitted by a parent
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May 10, 2010
My kid loves this school. He leans a lot of this school. His grade stays top.

- submitted by a parent
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May 10, 2010
I love the classic educational model.

- submitted by a parent

May 10, 2010
This school is highly traditional, virtue-centered curriculum that strongly encourages the development of basic skills as well as critical analysis.

- submitted by a community member
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May 10, 2010
The incredibly talented faculty were to me, both brilliant classroom instructors and dear life mentors.

- submitted by a parent
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May 10, 2010
The curriculum is challenging to the student and the self respect along with the discipline is making better leaders for tomorrow.

- submitted by a parent
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May 10, 2010
TPS has given my grandchildren an education that is superior to one they would have received in public school. Your required reading material is outstanding. Manners are stressed - another plus. Classes are small enough for individual attention. Your teachers genuinely care about their students. I am pleased my daughter and her husband placed them in you school. JCD

- submitted by a parent
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May 10, 2010
I love that Temecula Prep teaches students about virtues and Classical Learning.

- submitted by a parent
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May 09, 2010
The children learn at an amazing rate. The parents all care and get involved

- submitted by a parent

May 07, 2010
an excellent opportunity for learning and personal growth

- submitted by a community member
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May 07, 2010
The do a great work for the kids!

- submitted by a community member
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May 07, 2010
It stresses a traditional education with a focus on reading writing and math.

- submitted by a parent
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May 07, 2010
because it has been a great school for my granddaughter she is doing great , and you dont have to fear leaving your child as you do at some schools

- submitted by a community member
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May 07, 2010
Because it is a great school filled with great kids. My great nieces go there, too.

- submitted by a community member
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May 07, 2010
Because my great great nieces attend. They love the school and are doing so well.

- submitted by a community member
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May 07, 2010
TPS provides a Great education for the students

- submitted by a community member
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May 07, 2010
Because it's a classical charter school w/ a virtue centered curriculum w/ language and music instruction.

- submitted by a parent

May 07, 2010
Most of the students are extremely bright and will beco0me our leaders of tomorrow.

- submitted by a parent

May 07, 2010
Focuses on the individual as well as the whole

- submitted by a community member

May 07, 2010
The emphasis upon character development The emphasis upon solid academics

- submitted by a community member
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May 07, 2010
Great teachers, great kids, great philosophy.

- submitted by a community member
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May 07, 2010
because its a great school., and my grand daughter is in the school.

- submitted by a community member
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May 07, 2010
I am a secondary teacher in another district and have been very impressed with the curriculum presented at this charter. My Grand daughter is a student and thrives in this academic atmosphere.

- submitted by a parent
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May 07, 2010
My grandchildren love the school. That says a lot so I am so happy as a grandmother to know my grandchildren enjoy going to school each day. The school is friendly, creative and employ good teachers that really seem to care about the students. I support the school when I can.

- submitted by a parent
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May 07, 2010
I am impressed with the curriculum and the special studies that the children undertake. Hands on learning seems to be a Big part of the teaching there.

- submitted by a community member
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May 07, 2010
I am impressed with the students that attend TPS.

- submitted by a community member
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May 06, 2010
Our children deserve the best education we can give them, and TPS delivers that.

- submitted by a parent
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May 06, 2010
Great teachers and staffs! They are the origin power source of TPS

- submitted by a parent
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May 06, 2010
The school holds virtues and that is very important in this day and age.

- submitted by a parent

May 06, 2010
Teachers are caring and dedicated. I wish they have real administration which is not always MIA. E-mailed him about my kids complaints regarding bad language used in the parking lot 2 weeks ago, still waiting to hear from him. Maybe too busy.

- submitted by a parent

May 06, 2010
I couldn't ask for anything more; the teachers and administrators are top notch individuals always caring about the students education and well being. TPS is a dream school!!!!

- submitted by a parent
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May 06, 2010
It offers an excellent classical education and also stresses the importance of values and virtues. It is easily the best school I've ever been around.

- submitted by a parent
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May 06, 2010
Temecula Prep School is doing an excellent job in preparing and helping their students achieve their goals!

- submitted by a parent
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May 06, 2010
I think they do a great job of caring for the kids and also of educating them.

- submitted by a community member

May 06, 2010
It is an excellent school that prepares students for a successful future in whatever their chosen career may be.

- submitted by a parent
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May 06, 2010
I appreciate the vision.And what the school tries to instill in the children.

- submitted by a parent
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May 06, 2010
Because the preparation for a 4 yr university is rigorous!

- submitted by a parent

May 06, 2010
We love Temecula Preparatory School because we feel like we're getting a private education for free. It's a small school atmosphere where the teachers really care about the kids.

- submitted by a parent
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May 06, 2010
I loved this school as a parent when we lived in California. I knew that my children were truly receiving the best possible education for our area. I especially appreciate it now that I have moved away and no longer have the opportunity for my children to attend a school of this caliber.

- submitted by a parent

May 06, 2010
The dedication the teachers have toward educating youth is amazing!

- submitted by a community member
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May 06, 2010
To attain a above average education to prepare the students for their future.

- submitted by a community member
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May 06, 2010
I see the abilities they bring out of my daughter, and she is happy while doing great

- submitted by a parent
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May 06, 2010
Great curriculum, effectively implemented by these dedicated and highly knowlegeable teachers!

- submitted by a parent

May 06, 2010
Very good education! Very caring and concerned teachers and staff!

- submitted by a parent
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May 06, 2010
It's a great clean school, has great programs and wonderful teachers.

- submitted by a parent
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May 06, 2010
My children love this school. Their teachers are great and inspiring, they challenge them to learn more!

- submitted by a parent
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May 06, 2010
Gives my daugther a foundation for her future in this global competitive world.

- submitted by a parent
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May 06, 2010
TPS classical style of education keeps my girls focus on their goal to go to college. They are motivated by their peers to strive for excellence!

- submitted by a parent
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May 06, 2010
Teachers are fantastic. My daughter is entusiastic about seeing her teacher daily and recieves a proper balance of encouragement and acountability.

- submitted by a parent
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May 06, 2010
The focus on discipline, respect for others, accountability, and the classical education is what separates TPS from other schools.

- submitted by a parent

May 06, 2010
The classical educational program is outstanding and the faculty take great pride in executing it.

- submitted by a parent
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May 06, 2010
My kids are excelling academically. They are learning materials above their grade level. Thanks to the 'advanced curriculum' of TPS. Uniquely, TPS teaches my kids to be good citizens and individuals with virtues. They write and learn about a famous quote daily in every grade. We'll talk about them and surprisingly, my kindergartener learns lessons from these quotes. TPS is an all-around great school that teaches lessons beyond the academics.

- submitted by a parent
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May 06, 2010
I am a very proud parent viewing my sons growth scholastically and as a person after starting at TPS this year. The values instilled at TPS are things we wouldn't find at other schools in the area.

- submitted by a parent
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May 06, 2010
Classical education, great curriculum, my sons loves going to school. It doesn't get any better than that. Go TPS!!!

- submitted by a parent
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May 06, 2010
My children are getting a great education in a small campus environment.

- submitted by a parent

May 06, 2010
We love the teachers! This is one of few schools that teaches children about virtues.

- submitted by a parent

May 06, 2010
The curriculum and classroom size at TPS are great and far outweigh that of any other school in the district. I know my kids are getting a great education!

- submitted by a parent
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May 06, 2010
It brings back the classical education that has been successfully employed by our east coast brethren. Likewise, it instills the virtues that have almost been vacated from society.

- submitted by a parent
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May 06, 2010
The focus on education and the size of it are my favorite parts! Plus my daughter loves going to school...who can say no to that??

- submitted by a parent
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May 06, 2010
My newphew & neice attend this school and I'm amazed with how much they know at such a young age. This school is doing a great job!

- submitted by a community member

May 06, 2010
My daughter goes to this school I've been extremely happy with the level of education the school has provided to her!!! I feel this is the best school in CA.

- submitted by a parent
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May 06, 2010
Classical education. Strong relationship and sense of community among the school and parents.

- submitted by a parent
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May 06, 2010
Excellent teachers And administrators, outstanding classical curriculum; focused on critical thinking and paving the way to college for our children

- submitted by a parent

May 06, 2010
My grandchildren are happy and receiving a top notch education.

- submitted by a community member

May 06, 2010
I am very proud of the academic excellence of TPS in addition to the educational progress that my nephew is achieving .

- submitted by a community member
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May 06, 2010
They are really making a difference with the kids at Temecula Preparatory School!

- submitted by a parent
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May 06, 2010
I'm a teacher at a public elementary, but I love what they're doing there at Temecula Prep! They're really making a difference in the lives of their students.

- submitted by a parent
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May 06, 2010
I am the aunt of two of the students that attend TPS. I did the research and recommended the school to my sister because it excels scholastically. The school is a well-rounded institution and continue to acheive excellence. Also, the school is highly focused on preparing its student to apply and attend renowned universities.

- submitted by a community member
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May 06, 2010
My grandchildren have done so well in this school.

- submitted by a community member

May 06, 2010
TPS puts the emphasis back on what't really important: academics, values, character.

- submitted by a parent

May 06, 2010
It;s great to see children excited about what they learn each day. TPS makes that happen.

- submitted by a community member

May 06, 2010
TPS s classical curriculum focuses on the 3 developmental stages; therefore, it is very vital for our young minds!

- submitted by a parent
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May 06, 2010
Great teachers and administrative staff. Parents who care and want to get involved in their children's education.

- submitted by a parent
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May 06, 2010
It is refreshing to see students excited about their education and future

- submitted by a parent
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May 06, 2010
I am a proud 'Tia-Grandma' of a wonderful boy. He is receiving a great education at TPS. The teachers are doing a terriffic job educating this children.... Thank you for your good work !!

- submitted by a parent
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May 06, 2010
My granddaughter attends Temacula Prep and I can see the great results. Both she and her parents love the school.

- submitted by a parent
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May 06, 2010
It has good education value and everyone who works there make sure that the kids do their best at everything they do.

- submitted by a parent
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May 06, 2010
It presents kids with such a positive attitude toward learning.

- submitted by a parent
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May 06, 2010
At the end of this month my third child will graduate from TPS. Pulling my children from public school and sending them to TPS was the best decision we have ever made.

- submitted by a parent
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May 06, 2010
The belief that if we give children the right tools for success...anything is possible. The belief that we are accountable for our success and with self-awareness and self-discipline the world is our oyster. The small school environment and the teaching of virtues...character counts!!

- submitted by a parent
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May 05, 2010
I value TPS because all three of my grandaughters attend this school and they are getting a great foundation for their future. They work hard and are being challenged in positive and rewarding ways. Yeah TPS!!

- submitted by a parent
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May 05, 2010
diverse curriculum, meets the needs of all types of learners, parent involvment

- submitted by a parent
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May 05, 2010
Love this school, my wife spends so much time there, they should hire her!

- submitted by a parent

May 05, 2010
TPS values the importance of a classical education and greatly challenges its students in all areas of academia. I am currently a sophomore in college studying biomedical engineering at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and I can honestly say that I could not have been more prepared for the academic challenges I now face in college having graduated from TPS. I would highly recommend this school to anyone!

- submitted by a community member
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May 04, 2010
This is a wonderful school that provides, at a lesser cost than public schools, a marvelous education!

- submitted by a parent
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May 04, 2010
The school spirit is the best ever! They are always cheering for the Green Bay Packers!

- submitted by a parent
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May 04, 2010
Its a fansatic school. Its small but offers so much to the Temecula community.

- submitted by a parent
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May 04, 2010
Temecula Prep is a classical public charter school, modeled after Hillsdale Academy in Michigan, which features a highly traditional, virtue-centered curriculum that strongly encourages the development of basic skills as well as critical analysis.

- submitted by a parent
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May 04, 2010
It has a great educational program for my nephews.

- submitted by a parent
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May 04, 2010
We have been parents of students here since the school opened in 1999. Educational opportunities have been stellar - from such a small school! Get on the list early if you want to enroll - there are always opportunitites for Middle & High School - Just do it!!

- submitted by a parent

May 04, 2010
Amazing school! Am incredibly happy to have my children attending!

- submitted by a parent
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May 04, 2010
This is the best school we could ask for. Strict, but the education they get will help them compete for a good job. The kids are actually talking with me about George Washington!!!

- submitted by a parent
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May 04, 2010
My brothers are getting a great education, and they really love school. I think this school is creating a wonderful opportunity for the young children in a tough economy. Giving them a head start on the competition.

- submitted by a parent
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May 03, 2010
The program enriches the minds of many students and educates them like no other school could.

- submitted by a parent

May 03, 2010
Teachers, Parents and Children are by far the best of the best!!

- submitted by a parent
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May 03, 2010
This school its great!. my girl loves going there and the teachers are outstanding motivators. All Childrens,Parents and community benefit greatly from this school

- submitted by a parent
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May 03, 2010
It's just a school with rigid disciplinary rules and a strong 12-subject curriculum.

- submitted by a community member
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May 02, 2010
I love how it has helped change my son into becoming a repectfull teenager.

- submitted by a parent

May 02, 2010
This is not your regular public school. The quality of the education at Temecula Preparatory School would be hard to find at most private schools.

- submitted by a parent
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May 02, 2010
TPS cares about education and the student. I believe this is a place where children can really learn about who they are and what kind of person they want to be, and the bonus of receiving a classical education. As a parent, it is important that my children are in a place that teaches the same values and virtues that I do, especially since they spend so much time in school. Thank you TPS.

- submitted by a parent

May 02, 2010
They teach history which is sorely lacking in our schools today.

- submitted by a community member
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April 30, 2010
Excellent teaching/ academics. You feel like a person at TPS rather than just a last name and a first name... The teachers actually care about your life outside of high school.

- submitted by a parent
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April 29, 2010
It has a great reputation of providing excellent and well rounded education to the children in our community

- submitted by a community member

April 29, 2010
I have two very exceptional granddaughters at TP, flourishing because the need for advanced classes has been met. THe school helps keep them focused on learning because they are not 'bored'. It also provideds the with extra curricular activities not focus just on 'book learning' but fine arts, sports, and other cultural events

- submitted by a teacher
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April 29, 2010
I love this school because you are working hard to provide great education to some of my family members.

- submitted by a parent
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April 29, 2010
Because my granddaughter goes there and she loves it.

- submitted by a parent

April 29, 2010
Classical education, virtuous environment, uniforms to unify and attitude, demanding rigourous education, small school encourages deep character development, safe, caring educators and administration that go the extra mile, a true education that teaches critical thinking and focuses on the values of history, literature, writing, math and the sciences. Opportunties for everyone to get involved in clubs, sports and enrichment groups. Strong community service expectations and opportunities. The best school anyone in my family has ever attended.

- submitted by a parent
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April 29, 2010
It provides the logical and critical thinking skills necessary to succeed in an ever changing, increasing demanding world. And the discipline sorely lacking in most schools today.

- submitted by a parent

April 29, 2010
The wonderful staff, classical curriculum, and the requirement of wearing uniforms.

- submitted by a parent
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April 29, 2010
The school has a great classical curriculum and the parents are very involoved.

- submitted by a parent
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April 29, 2010
Teachers are organized, motivated, and love to teach. Students have to pass a test in order to be accepted. Thus, no distracting students to slow down those who want to learn. Principal does not play favorites to anyone. It is strictly a learning institute. Not a day care cneter.

- submitted by a parent

April 29, 2010
It gives all the benefits of a private school without private school fees. Great education, small classrooms, involved and interested teachers. The families who send their kids here make the effort to do so. This means they're actively interested and involved in getting their kids and school to excel. This school cares about the success of all the students.

- submitted by a community member
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April 28, 2010
It's a wonderful school. The discipline, academics and the great learning foundation taught at this school is such a cut above the rest.

- submitted by a parent

April 28, 2010
Temecula Preparatory is by far the BEST school my kids have ever attended. I have 3 children at the school, and feel fortunate each and every day that they are challenged by a rigorous curriculum and surrounded by a supportive and wonderful team of teachers, administrators, and support staff. Beyond the strong academics, they are taught what values truly mean and are honored for applying them in everyday life. This school is simply outstanding.

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April 28, 2010
Love it! My kids have been there from the beginning and I would not send them anywhere else.

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April 28, 2010
Great classical education. Love having my children attend a school where respect is taught and expected!

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April 28, 2010
Temecula Prep is a unique school with a vision, and works hard to meet that. The staff and students are spectacular. We have a wonderful headmaster who is leading the way to our becoming the best classical school around. I am very proud to be part of TPS.

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April 28, 2010
I love temecula preparatory school because of their academics and how well the teachers get to know my kids. I also believe my moral believes are very similar to the schools virtues.

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April 28, 2010
This school is a school has what other schools are missing. A true interest in our kids to suceed.

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April 28, 2010
TPS is a wonderful school. The teachers are phenomenal!!! The classical cirriculum is what sets these students far ahead. The discipline of the staff coupled with what is given at home keeps the children focused. The sports are great!! What more can you ask for?

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April 28, 2010
Children get the attention they need to learn and grow into wonderful, well-educated young adults.

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April 28, 2010
For its classical education, uniforms,staff and the way they teach the children to be virtuous citizens,critical thinkers and life long learners.Just can't say enough!!!!

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April 28, 2010
'A) They teach my child how to think, not what to think and B) They teach recorded history and not the recently (agenda type) created versions'

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April 28, 2010
Great school that cares about it's students and their productive futures!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a community member
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April 28, 2010
I have moved from 3 different cities with deferrent school district. So far, this school is one of the best school I have seen. Their curriculum is very good and makes the kids learn more.

- submitted by a parent

April 28, 2010
The curriculm. The small size, the charter, the teachers! The uniforms, the lunch program.

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April 28, 2010
Our kids are surrounded with other students focused on academic progress which cultivates a wonderful culture of learning and achieving. That's why I love our students!

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April 28, 2010
I love TPS because they are all about the students. The commitment and dedication from every teacher, staff member, and the volunteers has increased students to becoming their best. Their is a constant positive vibe that enlights me when I am on campus. This school does prepare our students for a bright future.

- submitted by a parent

April 28, 2010
Reminds me of schools from 30 years ago. Firm but fair. Great teachers and the best support staff around.

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April 28, 2010
small enough to get individual attention,big enough to have the extra curricular fun stuff too

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April 28, 2010
My children are challenged with a more aggressive curriculum and held to higher standards. I believe this will ultimately benefit them as they go to college and beyond.

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April 28, 2010
First class education, teachers, staff, students, parents, and the headmaster is number one!

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April 28, 2010
Temecula Preparatory provides a quality college prep classical public education and every student is provided an equal opportunity to succeed. The academic program emphasizes the three stages of learning: grammar, logic and rhetoric through which students learn the skills of learning: to discover, to reason and to apply their knowledge. Students are taught to learn how to learn in a safe, nurturing environment, surrounded by qualified certificated staff that also support and believe in what they are teaching. Teachers challenge their students and continue to give of their time by providing after school assistance, such as the writing and math labs. We are fully confident that when our child is ready to graduate, he will have acquired all the tools necessary to be a successful college student as well as a productive and contributing member in the community.

- submitted by a parent
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April 28, 2010
I have two children at this school both are new to the school, and I love the teachers and the staff. The curriculum fits well with my children, they have been able to adapt to it very quickly. The lower school K-8 is overseen by an amazing Principal who takes the time to greet her students at the door as they walk in, she is on top of things all the time with a wonderful attitude. The teachers are serious about their jobs, their number one priority are the students and their education. The only downfall I see is the pick up and drop off process, but with time I know this will be fix.

- submitted by a parent
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April 28, 2010
Our grandchildren love this school! We are so proud of them & the quality education they are receiving!

- submitted by a community member
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April 28, 2010
Love the school because here education is the first priority! My daughter excels here where she struggled in public school!

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April 28, 2010
very helpful and kind staff and teachers. great teachers. Curriculum is excellent

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April 28, 2010
I love Temecula Preparatory School as it teaches our kids how to think, how to conduct themselves and how valuable an education is. The small school environment means everyone knows everyone and teachers and families can form great relationships. If you are looking for something different than a regular one-size-fits-all education, then TPS is where you should be!

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April 28, 2010
My daughter transferred to Temecula Prep in 8th grade from our standard public school. She has not only had a great education, but she is learning respect, virtue, responsibility and much more. The smaller atmosphere allows her to have a great relationship and raport with her teachers and best of all she herself says that she looks forward to going to school. I never thought that our public schools in the area were bad (still don't) but TPS just has a different approach outside of teaching that has fit well with our family. GREAT SCHOOL.

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April 28, 2010
It's a great school, and the teachers acctually help the students individually when they need the help!

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April 28, 2010
The are an institution with highly dedicated RESULTS oriented teachers. The school environment holds students accountable for their own actions, which promotes accountability for one's life instead of rewarding them for inaction. I am so pleased to find an institution that actually teaches students instead of babysitting them. What a wonderful program, I am proud to say my daughter is a student at Temecula Prep!

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April 28, 2010
They believe in promoting the arts as well as the basics. Creativity is a critical part of education with young minds.

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April 28, 2010
Very content to see my two daughters grow with this school since 2002: they are receiving classical education and still preparing them to face the real world once they graduate. This is a K-12 school with a classical curriculum including Latin, French and all the core subject classes necessary to complete the Elementary, Middle & High School programs here in Temecula, California.

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April 28, 2010
I have friends that love this school and believe that they care about the students.

- submitted by a community member
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April 28, 2010
TPS challenges my kids in all subjects. For instance, in 2nd grade, they read and compare 'Cinderella' stories written from different countries. Kids also learn French & music starting in kindergarten. They also learn about virtues and how to do help others in the community. There are regular service/fundraising projects to help others. The staff truly cares and works hard to encourage and challenges the kids.

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April 28, 2010
TPS gives it's students a well rounded education. Most importantly TPS prepares the students for college level classes.

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April 28, 2010
Discipline, academics, student safety, small classrooms and small school

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April 28, 2010
I love that it is a virtuous school. The academics, the 'smallness' of the school, the uniforms, the programs, the dicipline and respectfulness

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April 28, 2010
I love this school because of the academics and the the respect that they are teaching the children. I love the positive attitude that they give the children so tha they know that they can do anything they put their mind too.

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April 28, 2010
Excellent academic curriculum. Caring teachers. Instruction in the virtues.

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April 27, 2010
I love the challenging curriculum. I like that the kids have to wear uniforms and most of all the fabulous teachers and staff.

- submitted by a parent

April 26, 2010
My niece and nephew attend this fabulous school and have received a wonder education, coupled with their exceptional desire to learn- equals 'The skys the limit' outcome

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April 26, 2010
It strives to give a better education than the students can get in public education.

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April 26, 2010
Temecula Prep provides a high-quality, classical education that includes a focus on personal excellence in areas of character, discipline and academic achievement.

- submitted by a parent
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April 26, 2010
Because the staff and teachers are amazing. The foundation that this school teaches is awesome

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April 26, 2010
The staff cares about education, training and loves the students.

- submitted by a community member

April 25, 2010
With 3 sons, my family has had students in every one of Temecula Prep's 13 grades. At each level, teachers challenged students to achieve their best while administrators maintained a positive atmosphere.

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April 25, 2010
Best teachers, best classical curriculum and I can go on for many more...

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April 25, 2010
Outstanding school, I can't imagine a better education or environment for my children.

- submitted by a parent

April 24, 2010
We love the qualified and committed faculty and staff. Kait Punzel!

- submitted by a community member
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April 23, 2010
Iheard great things about this school, very challenging academic ciriculum.

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April 23, 2010
Great school...caring teachers and staff...challenging curriculum. Temecula Prep is a valuable partner in our child's development.

- submitted by a parent

April 23, 2010
I love the uniforms!! I love the music program. I also love the french.

- submitted by a parent

April 23, 2010
Very focused on great values and academics. Amazing teaching staff!!! My kids come home excited about school every time they learn something new.

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April 23, 2010
I love that my Nephew and Niece are so happy and love learning...greay school

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April 23, 2010
My daughter has learned so much in the short amount of time that she has been at TPS. She loves her school as do we!

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April 23, 2010
They stand for what they believe in. What you read about on the school website is exactly what happens at school. Morals and values are taught and ashered to.

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April 23, 2010
Small class size, excellent teachers, classical curriculum, high standards, committment to excellence

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April 23, 2010
Great academics, where morals and ethics are valued!

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April 23, 2010
This is a great School for learnibg. and also a great place to build a Sport program

- submitted by a parent

April 23, 2010
We like the smaller class sizes compared to regular public schools & that the students have to wear uniforms. For the most part, the teachers are wonderful!

- submitted by a parent

April 23, 2010
Its a great school and the academic programs are outstanding

- submitted by a parent

April 23, 2010
the small class size allows better one-on-one instruction

- submitted by a community member
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April 23, 2010
TPS has provided opportunities that our student would never have had in another High School. They provide an atmosphere of community and education as well as athletics.

- submitted by a parent

April 23, 2010
Awesome staff and curriculum. Private school atmosphere without the price. An education every child deserves!!!

- submitted by a parent

April 23, 2010
I have noticed a marked difference in my grandkids development.

- submitted by a community member
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April 23, 2010
My son enjoys the challenging ciriculum, and the teachers are great!

- submitted by a parent
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April 23, 2010
The school is always looking to become better. They never settle.

- submitted by a teacher
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April 23, 2010
This is my first year at TPS and I love it!!! Great classical education, with a great English Department. Everybody knows everybody, and very acccepting.

- submitted by a parent
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April 23, 2010
Has great potential to exceed students beyond expectations and a respectful environment of students and teachers

- submitted by a community member
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April 23, 2010
The best school, staff and administration. An example of what all public schools should be like! K-12, small classes, high standards and strict discipline.

- submitted by a parent
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April 23, 2010
My daughter is a teacher at TPS and my grandchildren attend. It is gratifying to see a school have higher standards for which to aim. Too many schools have allowed the standards to fall so low that our country is no longer the leader it once was.

- submitted by a parent
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April 23, 2010
Our children's growth and future is being nurtured at this school

- submitted by a community member
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April 22, 2010
I love TPS, because of its scholarly curriculum, innovative programs, high standards, and personal attention to all of the students who attend.

- submitted by a parent
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April 22, 2010
Classical Education, parents/teachers/staff who care to keep this a small community feel, piece of mind knowing that your children can count on education as their top priority not fashion or keeping up with the Jones's

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April 22, 2010
They have good faculty and staff and being a preparatory school they will encourage their students to have strong values and be disciplined

- submitted by a community member
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April 22, 2010
TPS offers kids a place where they can really shine! They are given opportunities to become great citizens and students with morality and goodness as the basis. The academics are challenging and not found at most schools.

- submitted by a parent

April 22, 2010
it us safe, small setting, great curriculum

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April 22, 2010
My kids have been there since the school opened. They are amazing , character driven individuals in great part due to the teachers, administrators, and curriculum of Tememcula Prep.

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April 22, 2010
We have been at TPS for many years, and make the long drive to be a part of a school that excels in every way. We have loved the teachers and their commitment to our kids, classical education and teaching that vitue and being a good citizen still matters!

- submitted by a parent
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April 22, 2010
we love tps because our teachers and administration know the importance of providing more than just an education for our children, they bring a level of teaching that should be a model to all schools, public, or private.

- submitted by a parent

April 21, 2010
I love TPS for its strong academics and dedication to helping students grow in all areas of their lives.

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April 21, 2010
This is an exemplary school that not only teaches the regular curriculum, but also good values and virtues, citizenship,

- submitted by a community member
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April 20, 2010
My grandson is a very intelligent boy and I can thank this school for making him that way. Parents also have a lot to do with it.

- submitted by a parent
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April 20, 2010
Temecula Prepatory is a wonderful school because it fits all the needs for my child. Also, they try to help the environment with healthy meals for the children!

- submitted by a parent
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April 20, 2010
TPS is the best school in our area, pubic or private. The classical education, teachers and parents make it so.

- submitted by a parent
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April 20, 2010
I love our school because of the happy attitudes everyone has and because I know my daughter is learning so much more at her school.

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April 20, 2010
I love the dedication and focus of the staff and administration. The educational philosophy has aided my children in every area of their lives, causing them to be thoughtful people who love to learn.

- submitted by a parent
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April 20, 2010
The back to basic approach to education is fundamental in the development of well rounded children. This is supported by great teachers, nurturing staff and small class sizes.

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April 20, 2010
My nephew Kadin loves going to school! This is a credit to the organization and it's many members.

- submitted by a community member
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April 20, 2010
My 12 twelve year old is much more disciplined when it comes to homework. Very noticeable difference compared to when he used to go to public school.

- submitted by a parent
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April 20, 2010
Where else can you find a quality, classical, virtue based education for free? TPS is an amazing school, my children are lucky be be students there.

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April 20, 2010
Excellent, caring school where students are given every opportunity and the tools needed to excel.

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April 20, 2010
Outstanding teachers, administration and staff make this school a step above the rest... Virtuous, well-educated students are the result.

- submitted by a parent

April 20, 2010
Great teachers. Classical style of learning. Good discipline.

- submitted by a parent

April 20, 2010
TPS offers a great curriculum and a safe environment for the students to learn and grow.

- submitted by a teacher
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April 20, 2010
Students receive a excellent education through the use of a solid classical education and the learning of the virtues. Excellent dedicated staff who consistently goes above and beyond. The focus on helping students become life long learners is excellent, students are strongly encouraged to attend college and the curriculum and staff prepare students to become critical thinkers who will be ready to contribute to society in a positive way.

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April 20, 2010
I spent eight years at Temecula Prep and could not have gotten a better education. I'm in school at Vanderbilt now and would not be able to survive if TPS had not prepared me so well. The teachers and staff are incredibly caring, and the school is like home to me. I could not recommend it more.

- submitted by a community member

April 19, 2010
If you are willing to be involved with your children's education and want a challenging school, then TPS is the right fit for you. The uniforms, the emphasis on virtues, and the classical education taught at the school are the main reasons why we continue the long commute to TPS. My children love the school and their dedicated teachers!

- submitted by a parent
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April 19, 2010
Excellent academic program coupled with strong moral and ethical expectations. Outstanding teachers and staff. School is small enough for staff to know parents by name, this fosters good working relationships between administrators and parents. All around AWSOME SCHOOL!

- submitted by a parent
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April 19, 2010
I think TPS is the best! My top four reasons for my children attending TPS is the education and curriculum, the virtues that are incorporated into the curriculum, the cultural diversity, and a superb staff!

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April 19, 2010
I like that it goes from 1st to 12th grade and I like that it is a smaller school. The only problem with that is in the highschool level they do not offer the selection of classes they would in a bigger high school.

- submitted by a parent
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April 19, 2010
TPS has a wonderful team of staff and teachers who are 100% vested in their students education. The classical style of education is enriching and challenging. As a parent I appreciate the emphasis on virtuous behavior. I would recommend TPS to anyone who is looking for an academically challenging education for their student.

- submitted by a parent
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April 19, 2010
Temecula Preparatory School has an Outstanding Staff and a classical style curriculum that is challenging to all students. This builds the foundation for developing successful students and people. It teaches student accountability/responsibility for classwork, homework and behavior. Students virtuous behavior starts at the beginning of school by greeting and shaking hands with a staff member at the entrance to school and continues throughout the day. As a parent I see the positive development of my two children on a daily basis. A K-12 school, what else can you ask for!!

- submitted by a parent

April 19, 2010
Sets the academic bar high - - and the kids reach it every time! Parents sacrifice a lot to have their kids attend here (far drive for many, buy school uniforms, and endlessly trying to raise money since charter schools receive less money than others!)...all this means that the parents and families who go here generally are really involved, supoportive, and want thier children to achive.

- submitted by a parent
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April 19, 2010
A wonderful school! I cannot say enough good things about it. It holds us all to a higher academic and virtuous standard. My children are challenged and happy.

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April 19, 2010
The classical education and manners taught at this school establish a permanent foundation in our children for decent, honest, and caring human beings that will last them a lifetime. I am very grateful for the curriculum that surpasses any school in the area and for the traditions and vitrues that are taught at this school.

- submitted by a parent
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April 19, 2010
Great school. Demands that students ask the most of themselves; doesn't get bogged down by political correctness and isn't strangled by teachers' unions. Focuses only on education and critical thinking.

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April 19, 2010
I love TPS because the teachers and staff are phenomenal! The students are constantly being challenged & only the best is expected from them.

- submitted by a parent
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April 19, 2010
TPS uses a proven classical education curriculum. They teach French starting in Kindergarten, have a challenging academic program, require the kids to respect the teachers (e.g. shaking hands, standing while answering, walking with hands behind backs, boys open doors for girls), and the kids wear uniforms. It is a K-12 public charter school open to all students in the community who get picked through a lottery system. My kids have been going here for 6 years, and it is a great school!

- submitted by a parent
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April 19, 2010
TPS is an amazing school for their present and future education. Everything about the school, from the teachers, to the values, to the uniforms, to how they are going to be more than ready for college, makes this a top flight institution of learning. We consider ourselves very lucky that our kids will enter the college world with such an outstanding head start.

- submitted by a parent
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April 18, 2010
TPS pays attention to the details...manners, virtue and classical education.

- submitted by a parent

April 18, 2010
We love the rigorous accelerated curriculum, the classical charter and the school community. TPS rocks!!!!

- submitted by a parent
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April 18, 2010
Temecula Preparatory School is a private school education without the expensive price tag. We love the wonderful, dedicated teachers, as well as the challenging curriculum!

- submitted by a parent
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April 18, 2010
Solid curriculum. Teachers & administration who love to teach and care about their students' success. Uniforms. Focus on Virtues. Strong sense of community.

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April 18, 2010
Classical education and very dedicated faculty staff.

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April 18, 2010
Uniforms, curriculum, great teachers, virtues. This school is well rounded.

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April 18, 2010
Challenging, consistent and caring teacehrs and staff.

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April 18, 2010
small environment and wonderful and dedicated teachers!!!!

- submitted by a parent

November 30, 2009
I attended this school from 8th till i graduated in '05. I loved the smaller classes and how involved the teachers were with each student learning. When I attended they were just beginning to expand the sports offered but there are still few. This is a small price to pay for the quality of education. I am currently at CSUSM and my general Ed. classes were very similar to my classes at TPS. At TPS students have a better chance to be involved in school. I was on the yearbook, the newspaper, helped organize my graduation, and was a TA to many of my teachers. I am able to contact the school still and get letters of recommendation and help with essays i write on charter schools. TPS inspired me even more to be a teacher and when I graduate college I hope to be able to teach there.

- submitted by a student

October 30, 2009
I attended Temecula Preparatory School for eight years, from the day it opened to the day I graduated high school. Not only is curriculum rigorous and stimulating, it is lightyears ahead of regular public schools. The TPS environment is close knit and friendly, and I'm so grateful that I was able to attend the school. I am now at Vanderbilt University. Though my college is in the top 20, the level of work is about the same as the work at TPS, and TPS has more than prepared me for my classes here.

- submitted by a student
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September 18, 2009
Small class sizes. Strong curriculum. Focus on doing good works and being involved in the community.

- submitted by a parent

April 28, 2009
The teachers all have state credentials as they would at other public schools. Your teacher will actually know your name, and the smaller class sizes are something I've never seen in another high school. Kids are very well behaved; our problem is their leaving their lockers open and backpacks in the halls, because they don't expect to have things stolen.

- submitted by a teacher
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August 19, 2008
I was truly surprised to read the review of August 12, 2008. Our view of TPS is exactly the opposite. The school provides students with a quality education that prepares them for a life time of learning and achievement. The classical method of education has decades of success behind it. The school is small and there are not as many choices in the curriculum as there are at a larger school but students are taught at a much higher level than at other schools in the area. AP classes have been approved by the college board and are taught at that level. The focus is not on test results but on learning....isn't that what education is supposed to be about? TPS provides the best possible education for our students.

- submitted by a parent
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August 16, 2008
Outstanding: strong curriculum; dedicated teachers; Bronze Star High School; API s are solid with no preparation; TPS is strict and focused on academics; and we love the protected and simple life afforded our daughter whose academic life is focused and not distracted by large classes, inappropriate fashion agendas, and The Weak: teacher turnover is high; student turnover is high because transfer parents fail to understand that TPS success is built on the backs of dedicated students, teachers, and parents who commit serious time to serious work loads to produce these results: if one has a nagging suspicion that most public schools assign too much homework then one must run not walk from this school. Our daughter started in elementary school, is currently in middle school, and we intend to keep her through high school show she will get the full benefit of what another parent reviewed as classical fluff .

- submitted by a parent

August 15, 2008
I am about to begin my senior year in high school and couldn't have asked for a more successful experience. A fantastic staff from the teachers to the front office made our school a great place to learn and grow. Within our district I know for a fact that our school has had the highest SAT scores and that is a direct reflection of the staff.

- submitted by a student

August 13, 2008
This school is the best kept secret in the Temecula Valley! Small, private school feel without the burden of tuition. My kids are getting a great education and they are safe and cared for.

- submitted by a parent

August 12, 2008
Not impressed with this school at all. The high school A.P. classes are not separate from other courses. Children get A.P. credit for passing an A.P. test. The teachers do not communicate well with parents or at all. It is hard to check up on your child's grade if you are unable to get in touch with the teacher. The much bigger and local high schools have more qualified teachers with more students and are able to communicate and keep parents informed. Classical education should not mean stone age. I volunteered many hours here and that was a good thing to do, because I got an inside view or the disorganization.

- submitted by a parent
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July 17, 2008
Agree w ith previous parent. School is good to a point but no better than local schools. Locals schools have higher API and offer more. Cafeteria, Computer, Advance tech where our world is obviously heading and oral/written skills concentration not as priority as adjacent public schools. From 5th and above reconsider your options look around and dont be fooled by uniforms and Classical fluff.

- submitted by a parent

July 11, 2008
All I can say is buyer beware. There is a huge turnover in families and staff. I hope that with the new administration of next year that there will be some improvement. Children deserve consistency, and as of now TPS does not provide this. Not a lot of electives or variety. All surrounding schools are just as good.

- submitted by a parent
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November 29, 2007
I am very pleased with the school and feel that it is the best thing I have done for my son. He seems to enjoy learning again-he'll come home and start talking about his day and asking questions about topics he discussed in class-something he hasn't done for years. He is actually challenged and loves it. However, he did have to adjust to the population size-no more hiding in the cracks and not being noticed, great I say, it has made him more outgoing. The only pitfall is you can't volunteer in the classrooms and you can't come and go to freely. But the staff appear to be responsive and friendly. Over all great school. Thank you TPS

- submitted by a parent

October 17, 2007
If you want your child to learn to respect self and others, learn to be responsible, learn to be a solid, productive, caring, virtuous citizen, this is the place. Of course, some students will try to push the rules; that's what teens do. But they are taught that there is a time to tuck in the shirt and act your best. The high school kids know that they set the example for the younger kids, and most of them seem to take that responsibility seriously. It's a pleasure to walk in the office and have a student helper greet you. As for the sports program, it has really grown and there are many opportunities for my children to participate: soccer, football, volleyball, cheerleading, basketball. We love the new multipurpose room. Bottom line...caring teachers, dedicated leadership, unsurpassed curriculum, sweet kids and great school! Good job TPS!

- submitted by a parent

July 05, 2007
Hard to find a school as good as this. Very strict. Requires uniforms. Small student to teacher ratio. Probably not for lazy or below average students. Only cons I see is that is lacks good sports programs and a cafeteria. But if parent cooperate more, it can be done.

- submitted by a parent

February 14, 2007
My child has been a student here for several years and I cannot recommend this school highly enough. The curriculum is excellent, the teachers superior (in my opinion!) and are very good to my son, and the administration is excellent. I looked long and hard before I found a place like this where I felt my son would receive a superior education as well as good character development. It is a special school, very different from most, and they are doing incredible things. My son learns about academics, responsibility, and virtues and they are applied. Students study French and then Latin. They are preparing for my child for college and also for being a good citizen and productive adult. I am so pleased with what I see and so glad to have found this school. It isn't perfect, of course, but it is a great place with great people.

- submitted by a parent

January 28, 2007
This school has an excellent academic program designed to prepare children for higher learning. My child is only on the first grade and it's only been 4 months since the beginning of the school year yet she has almost memorized her multiplication table, she's starting to read chapter books and is able to converse in simple french conversations.

- submitted by a parent

November 11, 2006
The school has a fantastic curriculum, but severely lacks activities that do not pertain to books. Additionally, homework is excessive. The uniform requirements are fine, but the faculty are only strict with some students and not others. While this school does offer an academic program far superior to other public schools, it does have it's downfalls--the buildings are modular, but there are plans for a permanent multi-purpose room in the future, there are no trees planted, except for the ones at the front of the school, so there is very little shade during those hot days. Parents don't get to get involved as many would like. The inability for parents to volunteer in their child's class is a big downfall too.

- submitted by a parent

September 08, 2006
It's a very good school, academically. The teachers are excerllent. However it lacks many extracurrricular events. Parents can volunteer, but are not allowed to do so in their chold's classroom, which is strange because it would seem to discourage parent involvement. It's athletic program is trying to progress, but remains poor. It must have a good athletic program or older students will transfer to other schools that do. That would be a shame because it is a good school to prepare a child for college.

- submitted by a parent

May 05, 2006
Wow, what a great school! Solid cirriculum, great staff, motivated students! We're selling our house in lake elsinore and moving closer to this school - it's really that good. I would strongly advise that those parents with *problem* children not think that the school will correct the problem - that stuff starts at home...

- submitted by a parent

January 11, 2005
I believe the quality of academic programs is excellent and i enjoy going to the games the students compete in.

- submitted by a teacher

July 11, 2004
Great school - kids are respectful and acedemically advanced - parents are very involved - uniforms are nice - This school is a great place for kids to start and continue their education until they graduate - In this kind of environment the parents are able to really get to know each other and all the kids. I'm very satisfied with this school and very proud that my children go there.

- submitted by a parent

July 11, 2004
My daughter just completed her kindergarten. She loved this school and so did I. They teach values such as generosity and kindness. The children are well disciplined and excel academically. At 6 years old, my daughter can sing and say a poem in French! I totally recommend this school to anyone!

- submitted by a parent

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Temecula Preparatory School
35777 Abelia Street, Winchester, CA  92596
(951) 926-6776
Last modified Temecula Preparatory School is a Charter school that serves grades K-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Temecula Preparatory School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 362 reviews. Top