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619 Mount Sacred Heart Road
San Antonio, TX 78216

(210) 342-6711
(210) 342-4032
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January 28, 2015
I have visited this school a numerous times, trying to make sure that I selected the right school for my children. I always felt very welcomed. I have observed many of the classes, such talented teachers that REALLY care about each and every child. I am excited for my children to be part of the MSH community in the fall. Mass is celebrated on Wednesday and Friday's. What an awesome experience with all the children singing and participating during Mass. Attended one of their performances, amazing! Music and Theater teachers have done an exceptional job. As a former teacher, this is response to a prior comment, did you ask the teacher about playing games and eating. Sounds as if maybe the children were rewarded for working hard. Maybe they did something to earn "free time." As to allowing other kids that other schools would not accept. MSH is a Catholic Christian community and as Christians all are welcome.

- submitted by a community member
January 21, 2015
I was furious when I found out the English teacher had the kids playing uno and laying around eating snacks instead of teaching. I was furious when I found out they allow children that other schools would not accept in because their parents made hefty donations. Ms Casto will never answer a question, she loves to dance around issues. Books are old and some teachers ideas of teaching are very out dated. As everyone has said it is a school of cliques among parents & kids. Not a 1st choice ..

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2014
We truly love this school. I have 2 daughters who have graduated from MSH and one still enrolled here. My older girls were more than prepared to take on the academic challenges at IWHS. They were enrolled in Honors and AP classes and both graduated top 10%. My youngest is in middle school at MSH and is thriving. All three of my girls have a strong sense of community, faith and service. And although my husband and I would like to take all the credit, we can't. MSH really gets the credit for instilling the value system our kids have formed. Any Catholic school is an investment but the benefits and gifts my girls have received at MSH has been priceless.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2014
I can only compare this to another Catholic school my child attended, and I can honestly say this school needs some modern overhaul. I paid down to the dollar for every item my child needed, i.e. school planner, gym bag, backpack, etc. Moreover, everything had to be the school color of maroon, including jackets in the fall and winter months. More uniform options are necessary. One spring/summer uniform, and one fall/winter uniform are not enough. The staff is semi-friendly. They definitely need more than one individual to answer the phone lines/help in the office. Completely unforgiving when it comes to being late for school, regardless of traffic on the roads; that is just not a good excuse. I would also suggest they sink money toward an actual art teacher considering this is a liberal arts school. An art teacher is a better option, than the excuse they had for a dance instructor. I didn't know who I was more embarrassed for at the recital, the instructor or my child. As far as academics, I felt in some subjects they were behind, and seemed like they were teaching core-curriculum. My child enjoyed the school, but thought her previous one was better, I can concur.

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2013
I have to agree with the previous review. If you can get past the sad behavior of some of the parents you will love this school! Our children are doing fantastic and we cannot say enough about the administration. Mrs Harrold and Mrs Casto are very hands on and Diana Cavazos is one of the sweetest and most genuine people I have ever met. The teachers are the best and take time with each child to ensure success. Thats really all we could ask for in a school. So if you are looking at our school for your child just know that they will soar with the Eagles!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2013
This is my first year at MSH and I say that I enjoy it better than at Charles Graebner Elementary School. I love it at Mount. I think that Mount will really help me in my middle school years

- submitted by a community member
December 05, 2012
The school tries. It really does. But if you can avoid the High School behavior of the parents and look past the teachers horrible temperament to deal with students in a professional manner, then you should be fine. I just don't think it's appropriate for a second grade teacher to tip over students desks because they cant find papers! innapropriate!!

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2012
Mount Sacred Heart Parent for 9 years. The environment and discussions among the students are different compared to public school. The involvement of the parents regardless of "The Clicks" don't change the fact that most of them make the effort to be very involved in the school and the children. My children make all A's and are very bright. The school has a part in this. I recommend MSH and many other private schools.

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2012
We have been at Mount for a few years now and are very happy with the community and close family atomsphere that everyone is a part of. We are blessed to still have sisters in our school. The academics are challenging, teachers are involved, dedicated and caring of every student. We are very happy at Mount Sacred Heart.

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2012
Mt Sacred Heart School fails to meet the expectations of being a school of excellence. The school leadership is poor and lacks the focus of the school's mission. It is obvious that the decisions of the principal are driven by parents and "clicks" that contribute substantial amounts of time and funds. Unfortunately, several outstanding students (in academics, athletics, and arts) are overshadowed by poor decisions and favoritism. The majority of the teachers display a lot of compassion and support for the student body. However, the tensions in the school environment are obvious. The principal's interaction with the teacher's does not appear supportive, welcoming, or pleasant.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2011
My experience with Mount Sacred Heart was such a disappointing one. MSH was once a school with such a great reputation, but due to a new Principle and poor leadership, the school is in my opinion substandard. My son attended the Montessori program and it was a complete train wreak! Disorganization, poor excuse for Montessori education, ratios that are just as sad as public school ratios. During recess there were over 100 Montessori children (21/2 yr old to 5 year olds) (4 classes of 25 each) with minimal supervision on a substandard playground with substandard playground equipment, nothing that revealed Montessori or Early Childhood principles. We lasted a little over a month and pulled our son out. He is now at an exceptional academically accelerated school and is doing better than we could ever imagine. I agree with many others and are familiar with the inner school politics of MHS and believe the principle has forced many great teachers out and students as well.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2011
This school has fallen so far from where it once was because of the current principle. She refuses to take responsibility when the school is clearly at fault and blames anyone and everyone she can. She has chased off excellent teachers and students alike and sees nothing wrong with this. Poor leadership is the root cause of all the problems at MSH. pulling my child from MSH was the best thing we did. I only wish we would have done it sooner.

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2011
Having my child at this school was an interesting experience. The opportunity to participate in CYO, drama and other school productions was a plus and big boost to my child's self esteem. However, anything self esteem that was built up was quickly bulldozed by really mean classmates who made it known loud and clear who did not fit in. The parents of these children also perpetuated this behavior with their exclusive alumni, high donor or CYO clicks. The teachers were just okay (some a lot better than others), I really expect more if I am choosing to pay for my child's education. I was really disappointed overall too.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2011
We LOVE MSH! We are in the Montessori program, just finished our second year, and will definitely be back next year. Can't wait til our youngest is old enough to attend as well. CYO has really helped form a great bond with the other parents and the Mount community. My 4 year old knows things that I was never taught during my education.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2011
Mount Sacred Heart School has forgotten what it's mission is. To teach through the loving heart of Jesus. The middle school is riddled with bulling that seems to be ignored by the middle school teachers. Teachers play favorites with their students and the principal of Mount caters to children who have parents that contribute large sums of money to the school. There is NO compassion for those students that don't fit in to a niche, not by the students, not by the teachers and not by the administration. Mount Sacred Heart has too many teachers that are the parents of students and not enough teachers that are certified to teach. Disappointing overall.

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2011
It is our first year at this school and I have to say that the principal is great but the parents and some of the kids have not been very nice. We have also not had a very good experience with some of the teachers. Being a new family to this school has not been easy since many families have a long history at this school and they tend to make newcomers feel like outsiders. Overall, however, the academics seem to be pretty challenging and that is the most important thing.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2010
Love this school! The community is amazing. The academics are strong. The fine arts program is broad-based and advanced. There are nuns who are a part of my child's daily routine-something you rarly find these days. The teachers go far beyond their call-of-duty because they actually care that the students learn. My kids are happy and are thriving at MSH.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2010
I too disagree with the previous post stating that MSH is not a top notch school! I have a nephew who is in 1st grade learning about food chains in Science, has an excellent vocabulary, and who understands the importance of cultural awareness due to MSH and its Montessori program. I am a public school teacher and he knows more than most of my fouth graders! I assume the parent who posted the negative comments has a child whose needs must be met elsewhere. That is understandable. Not every child is MSH worthy.

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July 01, 2009
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April 03, 2009
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January 14, 2009
I have two daughters that current attend the school and I can't speak highly enough about the teacher's and the new principle. They are always very attentive to our concerns regarding our children's education.

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no rating January 11, 2009
2009 and doing Just fine! MSH is well balanced and a strong community! New Prnicipal has a vision and the school stands behind her!! Call today and see the future!

- submitted by a parent
November 27, 2008
Wow! This school is very behind in their teaching styles. My two children went there for 4 years and when they transfered to AHISD they were very behind in Math. After a semester at their new school, my oldest jumped to the top of her 5th grade class. I had many issues with the faculty but most importantly, were the rudeness of some of the teachers. The great ones do not stay very long, are stressed out, and underpaid.

- submitted by a community member
October 24, 2008
Enough cannot be said for Mount's theater program. Mount is the only middle school in San Antonio that is performing well known musicals such as, Oklahoma, Aladin, and The Music Man. Wow, I never would have thought that my son would be performing dance numbers and singing on stage to Broadway music numbers. The self-esteem, confidence, and talent brought out by the theater instructor is priceless. Everyone gets to participate and no one leaves the production without feeling they made a significant contribution. Thank you Mount for this program!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 04, 2008
This school is overall good. The teachers are the only thing I have a problem with. They are not as experianced as they should be. They are also a very disorganized. They are the only thing I have a problem with. The parents are very friendly and nice. They are always there to welcome and support you.

- submitted by a community member
April 07, 2008
I'm so blessed to have found this wonderful school. The closeness of the community, the spirituality, and the academics are superb! From the Montessori thru the middle school, I continue to be impressed with all the parents, teachers and staff who share the common goal - each child's potential! My children have been at Mount since Montessori...when they go to summer academic camps, etc, the teachers from the other schools always comment on their advanced skills and grace/courtesy. I give the credit to Mount!

- submitted by a parent
February 29, 2008
Their Montessori program is good. Unlike the rest of these reviews I disagree about the quality of the education. There are many parents who would agree that the teachers in the school are discriminitory, unprofessional and disorganized. Many use old school techniques and the ones with ideas are pushed out. As a parent I had terrible experiences with the teachers and their treatment of my children. Parents in this school form a click, many who are alumni. They get special treatment by the faculty and staff, to the highest level. Their complaints and belly aching comes first. I would not recommend this school at all!

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2007
From fundraisers to school events to daily classes, MSH is organized, efficient and does it all with a smile. Everyone on staff is very helpful and welcoming. I'm so happy to have found this little school and the cost of tuition is just the icing on the cake!

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2006
MSH has a true Montessori program for children 21/2 until 1st grade. The teachers and staff have been remarkable in dealing with my son who is tall for his age(is 3 looks 5-6) vs. his emotional state, a toddler. The older students are paired with younger ing the school to help them understand that the little ones look to them for guidance. We love the fact that the children attend mass weekly and the school activities are numerous. Parents are highly involved and it shows in the character of the children. What originally sold us on MSH was the yearly fall carnival where the children dress up in costumes and the 7th and 8th grade girls were dressed up in costumes such as cheerleaders and Dorothy. There's an innocence in the children that you don't see very often in this day and age, the children were allowed to be children.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2006
Quality of academic programs is very good. I would highly recommend. Great experience. Many programs to sign up your child for. There are several academic programs for all levels. Piano, Spanish, French, music, art, dance, sports for all levels. Parent involement is very high. Parents volunteer for all activites and events. Great parent support group.

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2006
Excellent Montessori program. We have absolutely NO complaints. The teachers are fair, nice, competent and overall wonderful with the kids.

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November 10, 2005
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no rating April 20, 2005
The staff is friendly and helpful and they made the transition very eay.

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January 03, 2005
This is my son's third year at MSH and he loves it. The quality of teachers, the parent participation, the buddy system really works!

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September 16, 2004
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September 09, 2003
We spent 10 great years associated with this school. The families and kids were wonderful to be around. Teachers are very good and dedicated. The admin staff is helpful and motivated toward quality. The school has great tradition especially for boys. Test scores are consistently high. The tuition is a steal compared to other area private schools. Some classes still taught by nuns. The building may be old but the education and friendships the kids get will last forever.

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Mt Sacred Heart School
619 Mount Sacred Heart Road, San Antonio, TX  78216
(210) 342-6711
Last modified Mt Sacred Heart School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Mt Sacred Heart School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 36 reviews. Top