My daughter went to Presentation High School and LOVED it. She was taught at Presentation how to think for herself. It is an environment where the individual girl is challenged to do her best. The girls are encouraged to be a part of the community too. The teachers are SO very dedicated. Although it
... Read more is a Catholic school there are girls of all faiths. Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/10/13
I think the review mentioning Mitty and Bellarmine is funny. Bellarmine is the brother school to Presentation. So unless your daughter is a boy, she's not going to get into Bellarmine. Mitty and Saint Francis are schools with both genders...like comparing apples and oranges really since this is an all
... Read more girls school dedicated to helping young women grow. That said, Presentation was and is still a great school. It is smaller. The classes are also smaller and the ladies get a much more personalized education. I've been friends with the girls I graduated with for my entire life and for what it's worth, I know all the guys from Bellarmine still too. I almost worked harder at this school than I did in college. It's tough and I do recall awesome amounts of work that severely cut into my dreams of having a social life. On the other hand, it was only for four years and it was better then than trying to figure out managing that sort of workload freshman year in college. In my adult life, I'm running my own company and successfully sold my first to a Swedish multinational. So, I'd say this prepares young women for adult life and leadership roles quite well. Go Panthers! Read less
Posted by a other on 09/09/13
Choosing to go to pres may have been the worst decision of my life. For some one who has always done average in school when I got to high school my grades tanked. Due to bad transcripts I might have to go to community college. Almost every night I am up until midnight or later struggling to finish the
... Read more work assigned to me. My friends at public school (who I am just as smart as, if not smarter) have a 3.9 gpa while I have a 2.8. Save your money send your daughter to public school. Read less
Posted by a other on 09/06/13
i love pres. high school is a time of growing up and learning who you are. pres is a safe, caring, supportive environment. the girls are kind, smart, and importance is placed in faith, education, athletics and being a good member in one's community. i'm not Catholic, but the environment at Pres teaches
... Read more me to be more compassionate and giving, not trying to convert me. i would hope all girls think of pres as an option for high school. Read less
Posted by a student on 06/03/11
I am graduating from Presentation in a week, and I couldn't have asked for a better high school experience. I feel that the music department, although fabulous, is grossly under appreciated, but through no fault of the school itself. The academics are often said to be quite rigourous, and while this
... Read more is true, one must remember that it is a COLLEGE-PREP school. Those who continue on to four-year university (the vast majority of graduates) find that they are extremely well prepared. Some have even deemed college academics to be easier, and have gone on to successful careers. Read less
Posted by a student on 05/21/11
IN MY DEALINGS WITH THE SCHOOL AS A NEAR BY NEIGHBOR, I HAVE FOUND THAT THE STUDENTS ARE VERY NICE AND THOUGHTFUL. HOWEVER, SEVERAL NEIGHBORS AS WELL AS MYSELF HAVE FOUND THAT THE PRINCIPAL AND OTHERS AT THIS SCHOOL ARE EXTREMELY DISHONEST. OUR NEIGHBORHOOD HAS SUFFERED GREATLY DUE TO THEIR DISHONEST
... Read more WAYS AND BROKEN PROMISES. I find it sad that a private religiously based high school would have leaders that conduct business with their neighbors in such an unethical fashion. Read less
Posted by a other on 03/15/11
Statistics show that children excel and are more successful when they learn in single sex environments. The rigorous acedemics of a college prep and thought out extra curriculars make Presentation truely one of the best school in the area. The dress code encourage the girls to express themselves without
... Read more being racy and still having rules. A very safe environment as well. Read less
Posted by a parent on 02/24/10
I am a sophomore at Pres and I really love it there. The people are amazing, most teachers are awesome, and I love the environment. I am involved with theater and although we do not put on the best productions in the area, it is a great experience. The only problems with Pres are the academics. They
... Read more are extremely difficult and although some teachers are flexible with their work load, some are not. It's a great experience, but be prepared for many all nighters and lots of stress! Read less
Posted by a student on 02/07/10
I'm a sophomore student at Pres and I don't really like it. The school is tiny. There is no track, and there are no bleachers at the field. Parking is super limited and most of the spaces are reserved for teachers, which means students have to park in the neighborhoods one or two blocks away. The academics
... Read more are hard and most teachers don't have flexible schedules if there is trouble in a subject. Some people say its nice not having boys as a distraction but after a few months, it gets really boring. The reason I give it 2 stars is because it is in a convinient location and the sports are really good. However, there is no gymnastics or lacrosse team. Also, some sports (volleyball, soccer mostly) get way more attention than others even though they are all equally good. Read less
Posted by a student on 11/17/09
My daughter is a junior at Presentation High School and it has been a very positive experience for her. She has been academically challenged and has a great sense of pride in her accomplishments. Socially, she has met a wonderful group of girls, who I hope will be her life long friends. She has especially
... Read more enjoyed not having the distraction of boys in the classroom. She says it would be nice if there was a boys school next door, but it is nice having the classroom focus on school work. It has been a great experience for our entire family. Read less
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San Jose schools — Presentation High School is located at 2281 Plummer Ave, San Jose CA 95125. 2281 Plummer Ave is in the 95125 ZIP code in San Jose, CA The school district for Presentation High School is the Diocese Of San Jose. Presentation High School is a Catholic school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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