ST. MARY'S SCHOOL

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ALISO VIEJO, CA 92656
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Phone: 949-448-9027
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 0
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Not Reported
  • Type: Private
  • Grades: Preschool - 8th Grade
  • District:
  • Students/Teacher: 12:1
  • Students/Grade: 75.1
  • Number Students: 751
  • Number Teachers: 46
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr Walt Linaweaver
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School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (82 ratings)
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    School Reviews (72 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-03-22
    "As a previous post stated, we need to give credit where it's due - our children have learned a lot! Academically, St. Mary's is a superior school. However, administration plays favorites - money talks at this school. In the last year, we've seen a lot of kids with major behavior problems get admitted because their parents money. It seems there is no longer any regard for school climate - just raising money for a build-out and high school. There is limited interaction between teachers and parents - twice a month we get a very generic grade specific email stating 3 things they did in school that week. Otherwise, there is no sense of community or any feeling that our teachers have any sense of who our children are at heart. In fact, one teacher has done nothing in regard to the bullying she knows is going on in her class. Do your research-they are selling Disneyland, but in reality it's more like Stepford. At the end of the day, it's all about money, which is terribly disheartening to see in a so-called "Christian" school. It's a very materialistic place - surely not what Father Sillers had in mind when he started the school - they've really lost sight of Christian values...."
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    Posted 2014-03-13
    "We decided to pull our children out after a year at St Mary s. Credit where credit is due. St Mary's is very good academically, hands down. But it is not all about academics, children need to feel they belong, have a sense of purpose and that they are connected. Their guest speaker: Dr Michael Thompson-the pressured child, conveyed that message to the parents.I want my children to be raised with a strong set of academic, spiritual and community values/ expectations. St Mary s offers hands down the first. However, there is no sense of community at this school, it is heart breaking to see my children in lower school suffer thru the very settle discrimination (not from teachers). NO room in this school for a set of professional, fiscally conservative and frugal parents, making $400K-$500K that do not invest in the St Mary's plastic image.There are many private schools in Orange County that are more inclusive and grown up. They provide close or same quality education for a third and sometimes a fourth of St Mary s. If you want value for your money, this is not necessarily the best place, it is good. If you measure your self-worth based on the St Mary s Label, welcome home."
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    Posted 2014-03-11
    "As the other posted stated, asking about a private jet and yacht have no place in regards to a school application!! If your vision is for elitism with no substance, this might be your place. Adults are competitive and it makes me sad that that's what is being taught to children...People aren't serving the right God. Materialism prevails as usual. This school is aimed at money, just like many of the parents... It's sad that even parents are so insecure that they have to compete even when they are grown."
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    Posted 2014-02-27
    "We have been at St. Mary's for three years and are very happy with the education and environment. Our kids look forward to going to school each day and are have smiles on their faces when they come home. The sense of community is strong and the IB curriculum is outstanding. Our teachers have been approachable and really care about the development of the children. They only complaint is the rapid rise of tuition. We want our kids to have the best education possible and hope we can continue going to this wonderful school. It would be sad to see a lot of good families leave due to the increasing tuition."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-02-04
    "This school is awesome!! My daughter attended public elementary school and is now attending St. Mary's for Middle School. This school has exceeded our expectations. The faculty and staff are beyond caring and go out of their way to make sure your child is happy and on target academically. The kids and parents are also really great too. I am so happy we decided to send her to this school. And yes paying the tuition is tough but way more affordable than other private schools and all of the extras like study hall until 6:00 PM and tutorial are great because they are included in the tuition. I way paying a ton of money to support her when she was in public school - arts classes (because they are non existent in public school) tutoring (because her public school teachers were awful because they were overworked) language classes (again not offered at public school) and aftercare. So I feel I am getting a lot for tuition. But most of all peace of mind. Happy child=happy mom and dad!"
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