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PK-8
Private
Bessemer, AL
Students enrolled: 162

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751 Academy Drive
Bessemer, AL 35022

(205) 425-0045
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October 08, 2014
No complaints here! This is a great school with a wonderful staff and the principal is the best you will find!

- submitted by a parent
January 02, 2014
Poor excuse for a Catholic school, the principal need to go soon as possible. Beware of this school!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2012
The bar is not set very high at this school. The principal did not re-new all but 2 or 3 teachers for no reason. SHould not have fixed something that was not broke. Now over half the students left. Ashamed I wasted 3 years of kids education at this dump.

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2012
Our daughter attend St. Aloysius for the first time this past year in 4K with Mrs. Bratton. I loved the school. The activities and learning session were outstanding. By mid-year she went from only writing her first name (some letters were big others small) to writing her full name neatly, knowing the alphabet, her numbers, doing math and reading. As Mrs. Bratton said to me one day "the children think they are playing but every activity is learning". In addition to a great school the after school program is incredible. The children do their homework, then have a snack, the science lessons, or art time,or play time making goo or snow, or catapults. One day I picked our daughter up and they had dress up and all the children were ballroom dancing in dress up clothes. The only time I have seen the "TV" on is movie day which is usually on Friday with popcorn. The children stay busy learning and playing. Both the school and after school are wonderful program. We feel fortunate to have found this school. The new principle (started in summer 2011) is wonderful and really bringing the programs along.

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2011
I thought this school was a perfect fit for our family. Yet, I noticed that there is a club like feel associated with this school. If you are not a part of this club expect your family and children to be singled out. Not to mention that the material being taught was below my child s abilities. This school seemed to have taught at the slowest learning rate of a particular child in the classroom. If your child is a quick learner and becomes board while waiting for the slower children to catch up this school isn t for you. Some of the office staff is also rude and always keep you waiting for an unreasonable amount of time before getting to you. This school also lost our tuition not once but twice! This is not the kind of environment that I want my children associated with. Beware of St. Aloyisus School

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2011
i love this school. The teachers are wonderful, the students all know one another and it is truly a wonderful place for kids to grow, develop and flourish!!!

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2010
my daughter was in the third grade and i started to have doubts about the teachers teaching but my mind was changed last year and this year so far. she is doing alot better and the teachers are willing and understanding toward the students that are having troubles. i feel that as a teacher we need to help each and everyone of our students and not just think of it as job. we need to support our future both at home and school. i feel that as a parent paying for private school, our kids deserve the best.

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
no rating September 06, 2009
This is a great school although they could do more with the athletics/extra-curricular department.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 18, 2009
I think that we need more activities, but the teachers are nice. my favorite teacher is the 5th grade teacher

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating August 28, 2008
SAS has been a part of our family for years. I attend the school and now my child is attending. This school year has gotten off to a great start. I am thankful for his teachers.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2007
This is our 6th year at SAS and we have been blessed to be a part of this school. Have nothing but high praise for the teachers, principal and staff who provide a loving, firm and safe environment. I too wish for more extracurricular activities like music/band and foreign language but my child has received a great foundation for learning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 13, 2007
I went to st. aloysius till the 7th grade then home schooled becuase they were not doing one on one teaching for kids who are behinde or having trouble, its eaither you get it or not. But the teachers there were nice and friendly but yes it needs more activites and not be so stricked!! xoxox, Kristina MCswain

- submitted by a student
April 05, 2007
I love our school! We do need more extracurricular activites..but all in all...I love our school!

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2007
This school is great and a great opportunities. This school has great teachers and many loving students, but one thing wrong with it is it extracurricular activities. They need a lot more options for the kids.

- submitted by a student
January 31, 2007
I have been at st. aloysius since i was in 4k and now i am in 8th and the school has been great! I have liked all me teachers that i have had and i have mad many friends. I will have to say that i will miss this school when i graduate.

- submitted by a student
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St Aloysius School
751 Academy Drive, Bessemer, AL  35022
(205) 425-0045
Last modified St Aloysius School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
St Aloysius School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top