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San Antonio, TX
Students enrolled: 306

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5630 West Commerce Street
San Antonio, TX 78237

(210) 432-8011
(210) 432-5168
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December 04, 2013
Horrible and waste of money, clueless and money grubbers. Would not send my child here.

- submitted by a community member

August 31, 2012
I see kids after school playing flag football having fun and the coaches are outstanding. The two guys that run the Offense from what I see, are making this school stand out. They are great leaders and even more wonderful people. The other coaches are good too, but the two guys I saw that were working with the Offense were awesome... And hot too :)

- submitted by a teacher

April 13, 2012
St. John Bosco is an excellent school because of the stuructured environment. Every student has specific goals and expectations. The greatest goal set for my child is to attend college and to reach HEAVEN. What more can a parent want from a school. There isn't a perfect school with perfect administration or staff. We are all human and fall short of perfection. What we can do is work together with the school and help each other reach the goal. Come and see St. John Bosco if your looking for the a safe and acedenically/spiritually sound environment for your child.

- submitted by a parent

April 10, 2012
I love this school because my child is receiving a tremendous witness of Catholic faith from the Salesian Sisters, teachers, and staff. The family spirit is strongly felt because my child is well accepted as individual. I wouldn't trade it for anything else.

- submitted by a parent

March 21, 2012
One of the worst choices I ever made for my child and a big waste of money!!! That school,staff and principal are not doing their job. The teachers mistreat the kids verbel insults and make fun of the students!! This school is just MONEY HUNGRY...... This school a TOTAL DISAPPOINTMEN....!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent

February 25, 2011
I attended from 4k-8th and loved the education and family I met there. I have a history of family attendance who have continued their education. Now I am looking to place my daughter in school and there is no question where she will attend. There are still teachers here from when I attended so I know its a great family that she will come to know and love!

- submitted by a parent
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April 08, 2009
I have had my daughter at St. John Bosco since 4k, she is now in fifth grade. We both love it. Everyone here is very loving, friendly and family orientated.

- submitted by a parent

December 21, 2008
I love This school it is so awesome the staff is very good this is soooo awesome

- submitted by a parent

January 21, 2008
I love this school. It's a school with a strong administration that does not allow any special interest group of parents run the show. Kids with discipline problems are put in place swiftly without having a chance to influence the others. The school environment is the greatest, safest, enjoyable, family-like and the principal is fair no matter how loud a parent complains or objects. I like that! Some parents really get out of hand. This principal knows how to encourage students to reach their potential. Most importantly, I know my kids are going to come home having prayed and having learned something about God in their life. Their morning assemblies get me started on the right foot. You can't help but be moved how these kids honor their country, state and world. Kids run the show. . . then the wonderful thought going with the day's Gospel. I love it!

- submitted by a parent

October 06, 2007
This is a school that goes beyond excellent. We have great parents, kids and fantastic teachers! Academics are top notch: music, art, foreign language,advanced placement course work, sports for all grades and a variety of clubs. Parents must be involved, discipline problems are not tolerated, neither from the parents nor the students, the principal makes sure of that. We have great teachers who go above and beyond because they teach and love their students. Most importantly, you have a great community of religious, the Salesian Sisters, who make sure that God is the center of our children's everyday life. SJB is one of the few schools that still has Sisters. St. John Bosco School is San Antonio's best kept secret. I will do what it takes to make sure my three children continue and graduate from St. John Bosco. Students who graduate from SJB are among our highschools' very best!

- submitted by a parent

July 05, 2007
My son have been attending St.John Bosco School for a little while.I have had a very hard time trying to establish a communication line with the school principal. It feels like she only speaks to the parents that she sees will benefit her. she'll brush you off if she knows that you are there to complain about her staff. I do not recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent

May 03, 2007
I have been a part of St. John Bosco school for more than 15 years. This year, I have had one problem after another with the administration's lack of professionalism and lack of respect for the parents. The rules for the students are also inconsistent between kids and can be random on some days. Rules seem to change back and forth daily, as if on a whim. The students themselves are not always clear about the expectations until they are given Saturday detention. I am very disappointed in the way the staff has treated my family this year. It was not only unexpected but unwarranted. Also, there seems to be several safety issues due to lack of proper supervision throughout the day. I would not recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent

February 13, 2006
This school has tons of involvement from the parents. The quality of leadership and the diversity of the curriculum are outstanding

- submitted by a teacher

January 24, 2006
St. John Bosco is a great school. The Salesian Sisters are wonderful and the children are their first priority. I am a former student and my son was also a student. Their philosophy is where children learn to love and love to learn.

- submitted by a student

January 22, 2006
This year is the first for my daughter who is in first grade. Academically, my daughter is being challenged and is rewarded for her hard work. The children get free coupons to eateries around San Antonio, take part in academic competitions, and are recognized in school assemblies. My daughter actively plays sports for the school. There are many clubs and activities for the children that have more than one parent who volunteers there services. The only mishap that I have with the school, is the frequent fundraising of monies.

- submitted by a parent

June 13, 2005
Great curriculum, but many raffles and you must be very involved.

- submitted by a student

March 09, 2005
I just recently removed my son from the school due to destructive attitude from the principal. She was very controlling and treated us like children. My son loved his friends and the school, and was proud to be an eagle. His first year was great; we decided to send him back for a second, but I feel the leadership of the school says a lot about the direction the school is taking. I will not allow my son to be intimidated by his teachers. There is a difference in disciplining a child and breaking his spirit.

- submitted by a parent

November 05, 2004
Love the school although there is too much homework assigned limiting the amount of time needed for extra curricular activities. Principal needs to learn how to accept criticism and listen to different ideas from parents. She needs to remember that the school is not her school but belongs to all the parents who have children attending there, and paying high tuition. Remember the family environment.

- submitted by a parent

May 12, 2004
This is a very good school. It is so much fun and the teachers really help a lot. I love going there every day. I think they need to stop being so strict though.

- submitted by a student
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St John Bosco Elementary School
5630 West Commerce Street, San Antonio, TX  78237
(210) 432-8011
Last modified St John Bosco Elementary School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
St John Bosco Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 28 reviews. Top