29 Parent Reviews for Immaculate Heart Of Mary School
My two children are currently enrolled at IHM and I have to say they are very happy here . Although my children are in younger grades , I was quite shocked to read all the negative responses. Since the new principal has taken over, I feel she really has a good hold of the school .She is very hands on
... Read more and is quite aware of most situations in the classroom. The reason why I say this is because my daughter had a small situation going on in her class with some of the other kids and when I scheduled a meeting she was aware of it and said she was already working on it Needless to say the problem was addressed and fixed asap. . She is extremely easy to speak with and I genuinely feel she wants what''s best for the kids. There really is no such thing as a perfect school. As long as my kids are learning and enjoy going to school that is what matters to me. I have been lucky so far in finding this little gem of a school. I really love the community and appreciate all the parents who participate and contribute to their children's education. I honestly have no complains yet, again I have children in elementary grades. Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/17/14
Nice school with good academics and great teachers. Principal and teachers are very open and easy to talk to.
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Posted by a parent on 12/14/13
Parent of a kindergartner. We have been very happy with the school. Great parent involvement, staff is fantastic including both teachers and office staff. Excellent support from the parish too. Not sure about the negative reviews - they are a couple years old though so who knows. We think it's great.
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Posted by a parent on 06/11/13
My two children graduated from IHM in recent years, having been there since Kindergarten. They were extremely well prepared for the challenges of high school, earning admirable grades (so far) and scoring well on standardized tests. The study habits they developed at IHM are beyond compare. They absolutely
... Read more faced challenges with other students - a very normal part of grammar school, and in my opinion, a necessary part of growing up and learning how to deal with others. When I felt administration intervention was necessary, we received competent assistance immediately. But issues were mostly minor and normal for the ages. We worked through them and my kids learned how to handle themselves and develop compassion for others. The middle school faculty was excellent. I was happy to see such seasoned and talented teachers. The current 8th grade teacher is tough and VERY good - a FANTASTIC addition to the team. I worked closely with each of the principals in place during our tenure at IHM and found each to have strengths the school needed. I felt the most recently departed principal was very talented. She was young, yes, but I found her to be energetic, fair, and extremely competent. Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/10/12
We have an incoming 2nd grader and K student and have only positive comments thus far with IHM. The teachers are engaged, the parents involved, the academics are above those of most local schools, and any concern/question we've had has been addressed quickly and professionally. While I'd like to see
... Read more stability in the position of Principle, let's be honest - every school has their challenges. If I felt my kids weren't being challenged academically or were being mistreated in the classroom I'd make a change - but that has never been our experience. I'm very sorry to see that other families have had a bad experience. It is easier to criticize than praise though, so I feel these reviews do not adequately reflect the experience of most kids/families at IHM. Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/07/12
I am reading the latest reviews and without any hesitation I can claim that they are incredibly contrived to mislead the general public with purpose. My opposing opinion is without malice. My intent as a parent is to bring fair notice to those who are considering IHM as an investment in their child's
... Read more education. An investment that ensures a quality classroom environment, a challenging curriculum, indoctrination of the Catholic faith/culture and a higher standard of teaching at every grade level. The truth is that during the past three years there has been a dramatic decline in every one of the aforementioned concerns. The drop in quality began with a change in the Principle's position. The person appointed frankly was not equipped to handle the position...completely inexperienced. Discipline and standards at every level deteriorated. Classrooms became noisy and unruly especially at the higher grade levels, bullying without correction became a common. There have been teacher resignations and there are teachers who continue to teach that either need competent direction or dismissal. The Principle has now resigned but the culture remains the same. Read less
Posted by a parent on 06/19/12
I am surprised to read the negative comments because I am VERY IMPRESSED with IHM. As a retired school teacher and counselor, (with a Masters in Counseling) I have extensive experience in the school systems. Currently, I am a volunteer at IHM and there are wonderful things happening at the school.
... Read more The curriculum is progressive and the children are taught to be kind and caring to each other. The staff, teachers and teachers' aides are qualified and top notch. The positive attitude starts immediately when you are welcomed at the door by the school secretaries. Finally, the facilities create a nice atmosphere for the students. I highly recommend this school to any parent! Read less
Posted by a other on 05/01/12
It is disheartening to read some of the reviews and irresponsible for parents who are bitter for their own personal reasons to write nasty commentary anonymously. The post on 2/10/12 insults the "Catholic School System". This school follows the values of Christian leadership. The children pray and
... Read more learn about the Catholic Faith together. The pastor teaches the children in an inviting way at mass so the children are engaged. I cannot figure out why certain parents who are not Catholic enroll their child in school and then become angry when the school will not change Canon law. Another review cuts down the teachers and mentions how wonderful the principal is at the school next door. How it that recognized after only a 15 minute interview at the other school? The teachers at IHM are excellent and they honestly care about the children while making learning a great experience. The Resource Teacher is amazing and the children look forward to her lessons because of her kind manner and teaching ability. The other teachers/faculty probably average about 15 years there. Lastly, the principal is thoughtful and positive. The school's curriculum and discipline are first and foremost. Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/25/12
I m glad to see some of the parents finally speaking up rather than speaking to each other as issues have been festering with this school for about 2 years now. Sub-par curriculum and lack of leadership. Yep, that says it all. We are out of IHM next year! In fact, because of this experience, we are
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Posted by a parent on 02/10/12
I couldn t agree more with some of the reviews on this page. The leadership at this school is extremely lacking. The curriculum is sub-par. My child left this school labeled an advanced student , only to find out once entering public school that he wasn t advanced at all and, in fact, was taught
... Read more at below standard levels then what the public schools were even teaching. He has been struggling to keep up ever since. I can kick myself for not removing him sooner and for continuing to pay for this school as long as I did. IHM needs a serious personnel overhaul to keep up with the competition starting at the top. They are not preparing students correctly and there is no discipline in the classrooms to even promote a healthy learning environment. The principal does nothing to correct it except give you lip service. Oh and don t forget to ask about their theory of Discipline to discipleness -- here s where the real teaching comes in. The kids are called anti-disciples by the teachers when they misbehave! And this is the best you will get folks! Read less
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Belmont schools — Immaculate Heart Of Mary School is located at 1000 Alameda De Las Pulgas, Belmont CA 94002. 1000 Alameda De Las Pulgas is in the 94002 ZIP code in Belmont, CA Immaculate Heart Of Mary School is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 8.
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