We have been very pleased with the school. Many notches above a public school education, well-rounded curriculum (e.g.: integrated foreign language in the lower grades, after school enrichment programs such as music and kids cooking are fantastic!). The teachers and staff members are incredibly caring and responsive. I feel very confident my children are getting a quality education. Well worth the expense.
This is a wonderful school. My husband and I were firmly set on sending our children to public school but when we started really researching schools in regards to academics and campus atmosphere/resources/communication our public school no longer seemed a good option. We were looking for a small school with caring teachers and a warm, family atmosphere. We found all of this and more at St. Francis of Assisi. We started at the Kindergarten level and will never look back. Student to teacher ratios are great and there are lots of resources like reading revolution, speech therapy services, early intervention and tutoring. Plus the tuition is very reasonable compared to what private schools typically charge ($700 ish per month) and after school care costs next to nothing. Also, I find that this school is very welcoming to not only catholic families but also non-faith families.
We have been so happy with our experience at St. Francis. Our son is thriving in the caring environment and has done so well . The teachers are wonderful. We really love the community feel of this school.
We had a great start at St. Francis, we liked the fact that principal is a nun. However, we found out that our daughter was being bullied and abused very badly by one of her classmates and we went to talk to the principal about it expecting her to address the parents and take care of the problem. My daughter didn't want to go back to school after she broke down and told us what was going on and we went to see the principal to report it. We kept our daughter home for one week waiting for the principal to take some action against that kid and to our heart's dismay, she didn't do anything. We decided to pull our daughter out of St. Francis and move her to another school. We were even more disappointed when we found out that the kid that was abusive towards our daughter didn't get reprimanded. That added insult to injury. This summer we found out that the mother of said child was hired as part of the staff which was pretty much a slap in the face and very upsetting to our whole family. We are glad to be out of St. Francis and would not recommend it due to its lack of leadership.
St. Francis of Assisi has an incredibly supportive school community. My children have thrived in this faith-based environment supported by fantastic teachers and families! The school has a fantastic before and after school care program and offers a variety of enrichment activities such as Musical Theater, Music, Art, Dance, and cooking as well as athletics.
Our family left public school to come to SFA. We haven't regretted our decision as our children are thriving academically and finding God in every day lfe. The school has high standards academically, in citizenship, in fundraising efforts, and an emphasis on getting along in a culturally diverse yet small school. Mostly parents struggle with the tight-knit culture, not the students who are actually attending. One must have a sincere desire to put their kids before themselves when they join a small, religious, private school. Those that adopt "others before themselves" philosophy will find a great resource for their children that will prepare them for life. Itis humbling to make financial sacrifices to send your kids to school, but it is worth every penny. Spanish, computers, aids in classes, hot lunch, before & after school care, car-line drop off/pick up, Church on campus, smart boards, gym, library, after school sports, after school enrichment, philanthropic activities, reading specialist, high acceptance rate to Catholic boy/girl high schools, experienced & caring staff.
We came to this school after multiple cases of bullying at another public school. The principle here is amazing. She genuinely cared about our family since day one. I will admit there are some MEAN parents that love to gossip about others, but for me- that's their problem and has nothing to do with my child's growth and learning ability at the school. Those parents are just bored, feel entitled, and lack kindness. If you can let it roll off you then don't worry! There are some great parents too! Just like a small town, a small school has drama and everyone knows (or tries) to know everyone's business. It can be a good and bad thing. I have had nothing but great experiences with the teachers so far, and their assistants. Overall it's a safe loving school- that I do believe puts families first and we are happy with our choice to come here!
This is a great school for my son. We have been very pleased with the teaching staff. They are kind and very competent. The parent volunteers are amazing. We felt welcomed by the kindness of the parents, teachers and principle. We look forward to sending all our children to St. Francis of Assisi.
This is not a school you should send your children to. Parents and student are mean and DO NOT practice good Christian values, 25% of class room students read below grade level. I wish we had been warned too, we pulled our child out after the first year. Principle does not disciple students that act badly and bully other children.