I'll admit, I went to SMHS (and if you're from the Pasadena are, you know that its not something to admit :) ) I can't complain about the education I received, since I was ahead of some of my fellow students when I came to San Diego for school. But, if you're looking for a place where your child can have the complete HS experience, this school is not for you. There's not that much support in sports, which is how people tend to view the HS experience. Its basically a private public school. If you're considering sending your children there, they will receive a great education from top notch teachers, but make sure your kid has something to do, otherwise they will not enjoy high school here.