ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SCHOOL

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4061 IBIS ST
SAN DIEGO, CA 92103
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Phone: 619-296-2222
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 0
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-low
  • Type: Catholic
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 8th Grade
  • District: Diocese Of San Diego
  • Students/Teacher: 19:1
  • Students/Grade: 24.2
  • Number Students: 218
  • Number Teachers: 10
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Kathleen Walsh
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (15 ratings)
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    School Reviews (14 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-06-02
    "We have been at the St. Vincent's for three years and have found the lower grade teachers & aides - passionate about teaching, caring and supportive. Our child has excelled and is eager to learn. The family involvement is wonderful - in sports, fundraisers, & social activities. Highly recommend."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-05-27
    "St. Vincent's has incredible state of the art Promethean whiteboards. The interactive learning is incredibly successful. My children are so excited to learn! The school has a warm, friendly environment and wonderful after school enrichment program options too for working parents. All of last year's 8th graders were accepted into their first choice high school. The teachers are definitely preparing the students to get into great high schools like Cathedral and Francis Parker."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-11-15
    "The academic program is archaic -- some currently used worksheets still bear dates from the 1970's. The teachers have lost their zeal and inspiration, and harshly deride the children too often. The fabulous new facility is underutilized, technology is inadequate, and it is very hard to get but a handful of parents to get involved to support the school -- and it's the same ones every time. The leadership seems to coddle the inactivity and ineffectiveness of the teachers, especially in the middle and upper grades, and encourages a "teach to the lower-middle" philosophy. School is going downhill and an overhaul will be required for it to survive as an alternative to the vibrant public and private schools in the area."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-10-11
    "This is an immature preschool program - only 3 years old with issues with the quality of Pre K2 staff. While the teachers may have enough education/experience to teach a preschool class, they do not have the maturity or communication experience necessary to effectively interact with parents. They resort to writing notes when there are issues instead of communicating directly with parents. If a parent questions the way a situation is handled, they view it as being disrespectful and unsupportive of the teachers. What they don't realize is that respect is a two way street and if they expect to receive it, they need to be respectful and open to hearing other points of view. Again, this is a sign of immaturity and being unwilling to take steps necessary to make changes that will improve the quality and effectiveness of their program. Ms. Michelle especially has a negative attitude which shows in the tone of her voice when interacting with the children as well as with parents which is totally unacceptable. Our child did not feel supported or accepted by the teachers which ultimately caused us to remove him from the school."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-09-13
    "My daughter was in the 3 year old class at St Vincent Preschool. What a gem. Ms. Katrina and Ms. Christina are "3 year old whisperers." They were always there, and key to set the kids up in their routine. My daughter had a fantastic year. Definitely my best preschool experience (and I went through a couple with my older son). I love how they work on both the gross motor, fine motor, language but also work a lot on moral education. The snacks are appropriate portions and healthy, and the entire school is very health conscientious and "green." We are not catholic, but felt welcomed right away and the moral education appropriate for everyone. The facilites are beautiful and designed for their age, and separated from the larger school. We became very close with her teachers, the director, and the other parents. Its a great little school and my best school experience as a parent (I am also a pediatrician)."
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