As a previous alumni and current parent of a student I was devastated to find out about the misappropriation of funds by the principal. This is inexcusable. I will be moving my children to another school.
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Posted by a parent on 06/17/13
I would of rated this school much higher if it was not for the principal. Sister josefine she lacks common sense, leadership and is not supportive of her teachers. Class sizes are 40 plus in all grades way over the national average. The teachers work hard to reach each kid but too many to reach. My
... Read more kids have been going there for years When the former principal sister Barbara was there. The VP ms.alcala is very caring she should be running this school. I keep my kids enrolled because the teachers are amazing and the school is next to st John Bosco high school. Makes it easy to drop off both my kids. The teachers are amazing they go above and beyond there responsibilities which shows they care for each student. I recommend mrs Watson, ms.binder, ms.Guerrero, and ms.Aguilar. also the front office secretaries are a delight and always very helpful. Read less
Posted by a parent on 03/09/12
We have put four kids through this school and all four have now graduated from college. Two of the four have doctoral degrees. Even more than academics, however, has been the school's contribution to their character development. As the saying goes, it was an advantage for life and has helped shaped
... Read more them into the wonderful and caring people they are. Being run by the Salesians, the religious and lay staff of the school are supremely dedicated to the youth they are charged with. We're hoping someday our grandchildren will go there! Read less
Posted by a parent on 12/06/11
I send my child here and she is graduating this year and I can say that she is, because of this school, a well rounded individual. The 8th grade teacher, Ms. Binder, has been teaching 8th grade at this school for 12 years and does a great job at it because she gives the children a good taste of what
... Read more high school will be like and both the children and the parents love her. All of the other teachers are great and even though most of their standards are very high they give the child enough encouragement to get them there. You will be surprised at how much your child will flourish academically. The only bad thing about this school is the principal, Sr. Josephine. I with a lot of the other parents think she is really only fit to be a teacher nothing more. She is always gone and she does things with the money that aren't really of the most importance like when we needed new bathrooms she used that money to buy more computers in addition to the 30 that the school already i the computer lab. She is just very flaky. I know it seems like that is such a big thing but once you go there and you see the children interacting and the teachers you realize what a great school it truly is. Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/14/11
Having my kids in private school was very important to me because I wanted to make sure they had a smaller class size in hopes they would have more one on one attention. If thats what you're looking for then DON'T send your child to this school. Each class has way too many kids per teacher. Public schools
... Read more even limit the amount of kids per class so why doesn't a private school? they continually increase tuition and have nothing to show for it. There are no music classes or anything of that nature. Don't get me started on the sad sports program they have. I would not recommend this school if anything mentioned above is important to you. Read less
Posted by a parent on 02/03/11
Savio can be $$$ but it's worth it...teachers are competent and encourage parent/teacher relationship. I am very happy with my investment for my three children.
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Posted by a parent on 10/01/10
The parent involvement is top notch at this school. The teachers are great and strive to teach to high academic standards. They go above and beyond. Ms. Guerrero is an excellent teacher and the school should be proud to have someone of her caliber. She gives her time and patience to each of her 40+ students.
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Posted by a parent on 10/10/09
I have two of my sons at Savio and the education that they are receiving is wonderful not only education wise but safe wise also.
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It's a Catholic school, so kids are going to be sheltered there, and raised with expectations and higher standards for personal behavior. All by itself, that's going to draw fire from some parents. It's a great school, I went there, and I moved back to downey to send my kids there.
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Bellflower schools — St. Dominic Savio School is located at 9750 Foster Rd, Bellflower CA 90706. 9750 Foster Rd is in the 90706 ZIP code in Bellflower, CA St. Dominic Savio School is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 8.
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