School Details

All Souls Elementary School

29 South Electric Avenue, Alhambra, CA 91801
(626) 282-5695
NR

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-4 75 students Unknown students/teacher

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About this school

All Souls Elementary School is a private elementary school in Alhambra. The principal of All Souls Elementary School is Ms. Carrie Fuller, whose e-mail is principal@allsouls.la. 75 children attend All Souls Elementary School Oneonta Montessori School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    All Souls is a very special place! The school is small and it has very dedicated teachers who truly care about each student! The new principal Carrie Fuller has started some wonderful programs like yoga for kids a school garden and enrichment classes after school. Carrie's charismatic personality and progressive leadership style encourages parents to participate fully in the school community. She sends out weekly newsletters highlighting the strides the students are making detailing the generosity of numerous volunteers but more importantly provides messages of spiritual strengthen and encouragement. Not only does the school provide a rigorous curriculum in Spanish Mandarin and English it uses current research to guide decision making and emphasizes the importance of living out the Catholic faith. The school climate is one of genuine care for each student. All Souls is developing leaders for a global society who are caring individuals upholding their Catholic values!

  • (7 months ago)

    Where do I begin? We took a chance on All Souls last year for Kindergarten. It seemed promising but we were weary because the school was so new. My child's Kindergarten year was nothing short of amazing! My child can communicate in Spanish - form sentences and read in Spanish! After one month my child was singing songs in Spanish. The school has nearly doubled enrollment from last year and hired stellar new teachers for the expanding grade levels. All of the teachers are enthusiastic approachable and generally care about the well-being of our kids. The principal is amazing! She is welcoming approachable accessible genuine and enthusiastic. She is also a fantastic school administrator active in the classroom and making sure her teachers have the tools and developmental support they need. Most importantly my child loves going to school here! I feel incredibly fortunate to have found this school for my child and look forward to seeing it grow to eighth grade.

  • (7 months ago)

    My daughter started this school last year in Kindergarten is now in 1st grade and I couldn't be happier with the school. It is a very nurturing caring and loving environment. My daughter loves going to school and learning Spanish and English. As a plus she has begun to pick up the Mandarin language from her peers. The school has a very strong academic program and a strong mission to educate children to serve others and be good citizens of the world. The faculty is very hardworking and diverse. There is a great mix of newer teachers and experienced/seasoned teachers. I also love this school because of the strong parent/community involvement. The principal is very open to parent involvement she is inclusive and collaborative. The after school care is also a real blessing. I feel secure and comfortable knowing that my child is receiving great care. All Souls is a great little school that is expanding every year. I am so fortunate to have found this little gem of a school. My son will be starting TK next year and I look forward to seeing him immersed in the Spanish language.

  • (7 months ago)

    This school sounds so amazing and promising on paper but sadly it is all talk and no action. I sent my daughter here for first grade and my nephew that was in kindergarten the kids where poorly watched there was so many violent incidents with another child with my daughter and my nephew and other students the same kid and nothing was ever done even after this child stabbed another student with a pencil. As far as academics go they are lost there is a teacher there that is the Spanish teacher and she really had no patients with these kids and was short with them having them write sentences in Spanish over and over again like that's the way to learn another language. There is so much more I would like to warn parents about but I hope this is enough to warn you before you make your decision about this school. PLEASE BEWARE THEY LAY IT ON SO STRONG BUT THEY ARE NOT PRACTICING WHAT THEY PREACH

  • (1 year ago)

    I am SO EXCITED about finding this school for my son - tri-lingual and Catholic! I was amazed to see how quickly he learned to count in Spanish - both of his teachers are GREAT. Ms. Fuller the principal is amazing! She is truly approachable positive intelligent and full of energy with a love for teaching children and catholicism. We are so happy to see our child obtain a bilingual catholic education in such a loving and emerging environment. In addition to the focus on education and normal coursework he has Yoga music piano chess . . .and they still find the time to take the kids on occasional field trips like the L.A. County Fair Fire Station Eaton Canyon etc. Truly amazed with how much they've been able to accomplish with only two years in existence!!

  • (1 year ago)

    This is my child's first year at All Souls and he already loves it. He's quickly learning how to communicate in Spanish while completing Kindergarten level curriculum. The teachers principal and staff are very enthusiastic about this unique dual-language Catholic school as are the parents who are very active in school's Family Guild. Parents have even started a community garden. This school is on its way to excellence. Definitely worth looking into. The school is expanding by one grade level each year.

  • (1 year ago)

    We have chosen to raise our children as bilingual Spanish/English speakers and All Souls is the perfect choice for us. We also want them to be exposed to other cultures but in a safe and spiritual community. All Souls is the only dual immersion dual track school we know of where students are learning either Spanish/English OR Mandarin/English. This way students are exposed to all three languages while focusing on two main ones. It is a brand new school in its second year with small classes and young energetic teachers and administration. We feel like we are on the ground floor of something special and unique. Just last week the entire school did a field trip to the LA County Fair. The kids had a blast and it was a fun and safe day. We highly recommend this school for those thinking of bringing up bilingual children in an innovative and spiritual environment.

  • (1 year ago)

    There are lots of Spanish immersion options in the Pasadena area but we chose All Souls School and I could not be happier! It is brand new so it is just getting started but the principal and the teachers and staff are all wonderful motivated and open to new ideas and input. They are working to create an exemplary school teaching not just language but appreciation for diverse cultures and backgrounds. I highly recommend it!

  • (1 year ago)

    I was completely fooled by this school. I placed my chid here believing that my child would benefit from the dual language program but unfortunately La Maestra is not organized and is not very nice to the children. My child had complained about the teacher but I had to see it for myself and sure enough. I'm pretty sure the same way she spoke to the parents at back to school night is the way she approaches the children unprofessional. The school principal needs to make some change before she loses all the children.

  • (1 year ago)

    Not only is this the best language immersion school in the Pasadena area but also it is one of the best schools in general if you are a parent who cares deeply about academics. On the language side All Souls is one of only a handful of schools in the country that offers two languages Chinese and Spanish in one school and they do it very well. After only one year at All Souls your child will understand and be able to communicate well in Spanish or Chinese thanks to much smaller class sizes and better trained teachers than are available at any of the public immersion schools I investigated in Pasadena Glendale Los Angeles and beyond. On the academic side All Souls features multi-age classrooms with differentiated curricula which means that every child learns on her level in every subject unlike in most schools where children are shoved into a single academic mold without regard to differences. The result is that no child gets left behind in any subject and every child is enabled to "fly" in his or her subjects of strength. Don't let the modest facilities and low tuition fool you. For parents who are passionate about academics All Souls is worth a serious look.

  • (2 years ago)

    Excellent library students teacher and principal. This school is outstanding! People ask why my child can speak chinese?

  • (2 years ago)

    Looking for an excellent Chinese immersion school in the L.A. area? All Souls is it. Looking for top quality academics targeted to each child's individually assessed learning level? All Souls offers it. This newly reopened little school in Alhambra is the best kept secret in quality education in the greater Pasadena area. Our child is completing his first year there and we did not hesitate to sign him up again for the coming year after looking at a very large number of alternative school options. Once you know what you are looking for and you see All Souls you won't want to choose any other options.

  • (4 years ago)

    Since the school is closing and as much as it pains me to see our school close I have no choice but to re-enroll my child some where else. I have investigated some of the other Catholic Schools in the area. I have decided that St. Thomas Aquinas in Monterey Park will suit our needs. The principal is a good leader the school is dynamic and I believe my child will be happy there. As an added bonus it is less expensive. If any other parents are in the same situation as I was with the school closing I suggest you try St. Thomas Aquinas.

  • (5 years ago)

    If there is one word I can use to describe All Souls it's Perseverance! With the economy that way it is today parents are truly sacraficing to send their children to a private/Catholic school. Your choice should be All Souls. Due to the dedication of the Principal and faculty All Souls has the heart and mission that you don't see in many schools today. They are here for the nurturing of our children..100%. I have had two children graduate from All Souls with two others currently attending. I could not be happier with the experience I have had with All Souls. Keep up the great work All Souls!

  • (6 years ago)

    New to the school.. love the new principal.. love the new teachers.. so far so good.. go and check it out for yourself! Teacher student ratios are just right..and I love all the sports that they offer ... BTW I agree with comment below. It IS usually the parents that AREN'T involved that are not satisfied. I have has a great experience so far with the other parents as well.

  • (7 years ago)

    Bad comments usually come from the parents who are not involved. You get out what you put in. Ive been a parent at All Souls for nine years now. I agree that there are some changes and change is sometimes scary. As for the comment before me the principle is now a female which tells me that this came from a previous parent that may be angry. As for fundraising the school has ALWAYS offered a way to opt out. They always help and understand financial problems. My child has been on honor roll since kinder has incredible test scores and is proud to be student at All Souls. The school is small and the kids feel like family. A great

  • (7 years ago)

    Horrible experience even more horrible school!! Do not consider this place. The principal looks like he just graduated from high school and blends in a little too well with the 8th graders. The teachers have unrealistic expectations for their students and expect all children to fit into this specific cookie cutter mold. They want want want (service hours fundraisers mass attendance donations etc.) but don't give give give. Their staff is skeletal (there isn't someone in the office at all times) and resources are poor. You're better off putting your child in public school. Sorry to disappoint if you're considering this school but don't get duped like I did! (Because if you do they'll keep your money I guarantee you..)

  • (7 years ago)

    While countless changes are in the works they are all positive. The school has a computer lab and new teachers will bring a positive energy that is greatly needed. Both of the principals are a joy and over all great people. The parents like in most schools have their problems with gossip and such and need to focus on the whole picture. I am a new parent and have had nothing but favorable things. While I am a working parent with limited resources I get involved as much a possible and know how important it is to support our school teachers and staff. Change starts with us and one should remember that we are the first role models to our children and our actions speak for us. All Souls school is great and greater things will come!

  • (7 years ago)

    Both my children have attended All Souls it is very sad to know that good teachers will be leaving us! We seem not to get positive answers from both Principal and Future Principal! What is going on!

  • (8 years ago)

    I was initially impressed with the intimate feeling of the small school; however have realized that the school has many defects that will take years to improve. Although the Principal has good interpersonal skills he has submitted his resignation after only 3 years and is leaving the school in an uproar. The Kinder teacher who is taking her first administrative position will replace him. Additionally over half the teachers have been laid off and the school still does not have computers for the students so the situation does not look positive for the next few years. Like most Catholic schools parents are either very involved or completely apathetic. It is frustrating for those of us who are professionals as many parents are not capable of contributing talents or resources to the school.

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