Best Pre-School in Downey! After researching several pre-schools in the Downey area we found St. Mark's to be the best fit for our family. Both of our children are currently enrolled in the pre-school program and are receiving the best possible instruction. As part of the curriculum our children are exposed to music Spanish art computers physical education science and so much more. They also attend several on- and off-campus fieldtrips throughout the year including Tanaka Farms the LA Zoo and the Aquarium of the Pacific. The teachers and assistant teachers create a rigorous and structured learning environment while providing wonderful care. We know our children are safe clean well-fed and stimulated. They are also taught how to care for themselves and their surroundings how to be good citizens and how to be great friends. We also greatly appreciate the lessons of caring and living in Christ's image being taught to our children. The parent involvement is tremendous.Our daughter will remain for Kindergarten. Overall St. Mark's is an incredible value for a local private school--a strong foundation for our children's academic and social development.
St. Mark's Elementary School is a private middle school in Downey. The principal of St. Mark's Elementary School is Mrs. Glenda Roberts, who can be contacted at GRoberts@stmrksdowney.org. 92 students attend St. Mark's Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. The ratio of students to teachers at St. Mark's Elementary School is 10:1. Griffiths Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.
- Computer arts
- P.E. classes
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We have had a wonderful experience at this school. The principal and her staff are very much committed to children and excellence in education. The teachers are concerned about each child's success. They invest time and energy to 1) ensure the children are excelling and 2) communicate with parents if they aren't and need special assistance. As I drop off my daughter to school every morning I know that she is going into a safe caring nurturing and academically rigorous school. I couldn't recommend it more highly.
My child was enrolled in K through 1st grade. He had difficulty reading and rather than adjusting their teaching techniques the administrators said he had ADHD and required he be put on medication for continued enrollment in the school. Instead I enrolled him in another private parochial school with teachers who understood that children have different ways of learning. He excelled there (without the use of medication thank goodness).
St. Marks is an excellent academic private school where the teachers actually love and encourage their students from pre-school through 8th grade.
My children have been at St. Mark's since preschool and I have always loved the school. They r very caring and nurturing. My children learned to read in the first two months of kindergarten. They have had wonderful teachers who make sure they are getting what they need. The campus is clean and safe. The Principal will always make time to talk to you. It is definately worth setting up an appointment and touring the school.
So very disappointed with the school. I thought that because the class size was so small that my child would get more help. Aside from the tuition I find myself having to pay a tutor to go over the lessons. Not worth the high tuition.
Great school when it comes to ethics and manners however when it comes to educating the children the school is lacking techniques.