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Elberta, AL
Students enrolled: 174
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12786 Illinois St
Elberta, AL 36530

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(251) 986-8143
(251) 986-8144
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March 04, 2014
SBCS holds a special place in the heart of our family. When you walk onto the campus you are surrounded with the Holy Spirit. Teachers, staff and administration do everything possible to give each child and family a since of belonging. Opportunities to excel in academics, sports and even the arts are celebrated each day at St. Benedict. Most importantly we live our motto, "Ora et Labora," which translates pray and work. My children are given the opportunity to live our Christian faith by serving God and others! We love our school!

- submitted by a parent

August 07, 2009
School of Excellent, outstanding teachers, outstanding office staff. St. Benedicts teaches and graduates outstanding students who exceed High School and College levels. I know all 5 of my nieces and nephews graduated and 1 Grandchild who is an outstanding student herself. Thank you St. Benedict and your outstanding Chinese program.

- submitted by a community member

May 28, 2008
I can't say enough about Saint Benedict's. It has been such a blessing for my son and my family. Our public school experience was awful. We moved after Christmas break to this wonderful place were people care for my child and want to see him succeed. His grades improved, he was able to just be a 7th grade boy instead of dealing with the awful things he had to deal with in the public system. The administration addresses situation before they have a chance to become problems. They teach them values and community responsibility. It is a very well rounded education. My only regret is that we did not start 7 years ago.

- submitted by a parent

February 23, 2008
I went to St. Benedict's and I lived every minute of it. The teachers are great and are always willing to do anything for you. You make great friends that last forever. As I went through high school i found myself almost over prepared as I made A after A. The teachers did a wonderful job preparing me for what was up ahead. I am very greatful.

- submitted by a student
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December 13, 2007
The staff is helpful, the parents are involved, and the children are taught values!

- submitted by a parent

May 30, 2007
Having my third child at Saint Benedict School now, should say how I feel. All schools may lack in areas and though out our 18 years at Saint Benedicts we have seen it. But the trade off is knowing our children are safe and well taken care of. Academic programs have improved in the last few years and extracurricular activities are on a re-bound! The new principal has really kicked things in gear, which parents notice and the involvement is great! Our school boards continue to work hard along with the staff that sees a great improvement. The outlook looks great for Saint Benedicts and everyone's ready for the years to come. Scholarships, Chinese Language along with Spanish and College students excelling along with very prominent business people, have all achieved great things coming from Saint Benedicts!

- submitted by a parent

May 24, 2005
This school has been a disappointment. I am happy with the academics in the lower grades, math and reading in the upper grades are lacking. Our principal was ill this year and the assistant principal helped run the school. No plan is in place to cover long-term teacher or administrative illnesses, or maternity leaves. The extracurricular activities were poorly planned with no one person coordinating all the coaches. Spanish and art were cancelled mid year. Softball and track were not available. Parent involvement is O.K. and could be better, but adminstration does not ask for volunteers. Communication is poor. Those of us who asked questions and offered solutions, trying to make positive change were ignored/blacklisted. My kids won't be attending next year. The public schools are better run and academically superior.

- submitted by a parent

March 07, 2005
Have been involved with school for over 10 years, Have children that have completed 8 years and presently have a student. Due to problems beyond her contol we have not had a lot of leadership from the principal. The teacher quality is great in the lower grades. Parent involvement could be better but I also feel it is better then most schools, private or public. Discipline is so much better then public schools and the overall quality is great.There are a few staff changes that could be made, but for the whole part I'am glad to part of the school and would suggest you join the school.

- submitted by a parent
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Our mission and motto Ora et Labora - Pray and Work: To love God and others through academic excellence

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St. Benedict School
12786 Illinois St, Elberta, AL  36530
(251) 986-8143
Last modified St. Benedict School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
St. Benedict School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 8 reviews. Top