We are blessed to have found First Pres Prep. Both of our children have attended this school since the Toddlers Program and Preschool. They are now in the Elementary School.
Both my husband and I work demanding, full time jobs. At First Pres Prep, we don’t have to compromise nor do we have to worry about leaving our kids late at school until we can pick them after work. Both kids are getting an EXCELLENT, well-rounded, and academically strong education, are well cared for by their teachers and before/after school staff, and are receiving STRONG character education and development that will help them achieve great things in their future. Most important, our kids are happy, confident, and love to learn (including homework!). This school has caring and effective teachers, which coupled with small class sizes, have helped our kids tremendously with their academic and social development.
Our kids participate in the many after school activities First Pres Prep offers including Karate, Irish Dance, Rocket Science, Ceramics, Piano and Homework Club. We consistently use the day care the school offers for holidays and Spring Break. This school has been dual working parent family friendly.
First Pres Prep has a wonderful and supportive community that can be hard to find these days. This school truly feels like “a village”. The school staff and parents have really helped us when we were “in a serious bind” several times. The school staff listens to feedback and seeks to improve the school every year for students and families.
I have been impressed by the kindness and care shown by the older kids toward the younger kids in the Elementary School. This was a major selling point for us. The older kids will help and comfort the younger kids when they are sad or hurt. The Kindergarten/5th grade buddy program is a memorable gem. Kids in this school develop strong friendships with their classmates and learn to get along no matter what differences arise.
First Pres Prep has been a wonderful place for our kids since Preschool. They are both safe, very happy, and confident. The kids who attend First Pres are truly good, nice, and great kids. The families are wonderful. We have always intended to send our kids to the highest tier LAUSD public schools. This school changed our minds. First Pres is truly worth it!
First Presbyterian Preparatory School
10400 Zelzah Avenue
Porter Ranch, CA 91326