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PK-8|Private
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Amount of homework: Strongly agree


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They don't overwhelm you with homework. They keep it low to match the kids ages and what is realistic. So thankful for that!



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I have a 5th and 7th grader at St Lucy. They both started at kindergarten. Our family loves the school because of its small size and community. We came here to create a good foundation for our kids before entering high school. They love it here and have made many great friends.




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I just read the post regarding the purported "60 students" leaving St. Lucy's last year. That statement is simply an exaggeration. It's true that some families moved and some could no longer afford the tuition after a hefty increase (which came after years of very small tuition increases). It's also true that some families left because their children have special needs that can't be met at St. Lucy's. Unfortunately, there are some parents that love creating drama (and always seem to be complaining about something). St. Lucy's is without a doubt a wonderful school. My children have received strong educations and are more than prepared for private high school. I love St Lucy's school. I would recommend it to anyone that wishes to have their child receive a great education at a school that also reinforces the development of kindness, good judgment, and empathy-- the kind of values that they have learned at home.



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Several families--up to 60 students--left the school in the 2015-2016 year. Our experience was that our kids weren't getting enough science and math. At the 4th and 5th grade level, 4 hours a week was spent on religion and 2 hours on science. Foreign language is new in all grades. So it wasn't surprising to hear that 8th graders weren't prepared for science, math or foreign language at local Catholic high schools. Sure, it's a caring community, but that's not the primary reason you spend money to send your kids to private school.



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We have one child at St. Lucy and have found it to be both academically challenging and a strong developer of social skills. The community, both students and parents, is welcoming and tight knit. We definitely feel we are getting our money's worth and appreciate the "old school" feel where religion and patriotism is still a significant part of the curriculum. The teachers are very responsive and create a healthy learning environment in the classroom. The administration provides the right tools/support to prepare students for the future. We are completely satisfied with St. Lucy Parish School.


Amount of homework: Agree


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They manage to get the balance right - not an easy task. Teachers are great and you can communicate with them anytime - very approachable.



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We have three children in this school and we love it. The teachers are amazing and instill a love of learning in the children. We visited many schools and found St Lucy's to be the obvious choice. The school curriculum is excellent and the community is very welcoming. We highly recommend attending the open house and/or taking a private tour.



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My children have loved and thrived at St. Lucy's. We transferred in and felt welcomed from the moment we set foot in the door. We feel as though the administration has done a great job in managing the school effectively, bringing in solid faculty members when the need has arisen, sets priorities appropriately, continually asks for parent feedback (e.g. on-line surveys and Principal's Coffees) and is getting better and better about communicating with parents. There have been bumps in the road, but the administration has been quick to learn and improve. We have really enjoyed the "extras" and innovative things St. Lucy's is doing: Junior High electives, integration of technology, Family Groups, live "Walk Through" histories. We feel confident in the faculty--the teachers are engaging, always positive and are very responsive. The community is a lot of fun (FunFest is the best school/parish festival we have attended). Parents are giving of their time and the parent groups are well run. We have never regretted our difficult choice to move.




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My 2 kids have been attending St Lucy's for the past 4 years and we've been very happy here. As I've heard many times before, it truly takes a village when raising kids and that is what it feels like here. Because it is a small school, you really get to know a lot of kids and parents in different grades. The school sets up "Family Groups" which consists of one kid from each grade in a group, and this allows kids to get to know and learn from older kids as well. The ongoing school events, class trips, and Mom's Nights Out really helps create a community where we want to help each other and be involved. The ongoing message to the students of lending a helping hand, being a friend, never bullying, etc has really helped raise great kids across all the classes. It's a community I love being a part of which I didn't see in the local public schools.



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We have been at St. Lucy School for years, and I wouldn t enroll my kids anyplace else. The teachers are warm and nurturing, the community is strong, and the leadership is experienced and forward thinking. This year is off to a great start. The principal added a new elective program in Jr. High, improved the Jr. high class schedule so the kids move more, added school-wide community service days, and moved to a new hot lunch option that is organic and healthy! New teachers in 3rd, 5th, and science seem to be great additions. Our kids are also excited about having iPads and laptops in the classrooms. We love SLS for our family.

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