Advertisement

Preschool |

PHONE: (310) 451-9259

1248 2nd Street

Santa Monica, CA 90401

Los Angeles County | Map

Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

Community Rating

Based on 4 ratings

  • Teacher quality

  • Parent involvement

  • Facilities & equipment

About these ratings

Rate this school

Please select a star rating for this school.
1200 characters remaining
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Indicates a required field

4 reviews of this school

Sort by:
Show reviews by:

Posted May 8, 2013

You never know a place unless you experience it. I am in my fourth year at First Presbyterian. Our family could not be further from the Hollywood scene. We came to First Pres because we knew that our children would learn how to connect with themselves and others, learn to communicate, express themselves through many venues and feel validated in their individual selves...we experienced all of this and more. I could not be more grateful to the amazing staff of First Pres, and especially Mary Hartzell for her wisdom. If you are concerned about quality, First Pres will exceed your hopes and expectations.
—Submitted by a parent

Write your own review

Posted May 23, 2012

Please keep the negative reviews coming. Hopefully, they'll discourage the thousands of parents that apply, and I'll have a better chance of getting my child in. : ) We applied and didn't get in this year, but know several non-Hollywood families that go there and love it. There are plenty of great pre-schools in Santa Monica, so I know we'll find the right fit. But honestly, I've done my research, and if you want the best, this is it. You can't buy/donate your way in.
—Submitted by a parent

Write your own review

Posted August 15, 2009

The pre-school is truly amazing. The children benefit from the same 2 teachers who will stay with them during their 2-3 yr experience at the school. In addition, the school offers, science, movement, music, studio, woodworking teachers plus at least 1 other aid per room. The kids are pampered. Now, who can afford that??? To be fair, the preschool is amazing at offering scholarships for the rest of us. But I would say that there is definitely an economical divide. Children are generally unaffected by this except when it comes to playdates. There are many other fascinating activities, festivals, book fairs, etc. that are put together by the Rich Mamas. My peeve: having to pay for a full month's tuition in Sept. Dec, April and June when the school is only open 2 wks out of the month. Ouch! Not good for working parents.
—Submitted by a parent

Write your own review

Posted November 14, 2008

Best preschool in America. Amazing director, teachers and program. Reggio Amelia is truly an inspired early education philosophy!!! Our son is excited to be there everyday and we feel blessed to be a part of this community.
—Submitted by a parent

Write your own review

Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.


Last modified
ADVERTISEMENT
 
SCHOOLCOMMUNITY RATING

ADVERTISEMENT