I have been impressed with the work habits my kids are developing. Especially my middle schooler, who is learning to use technology tools to work hard and keep trying. She revises and improves her work WAY more than I ever did in 6th grade!
I'm surprised by some of the comments here. I'm a parent at St. Jerome, and the school is great. Great teachers, really awesome students. My 3rd grader loves the STEAM stuff she gets to do (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) and my 6th grader gets to be part of the middle school program -- leadership opportunities, working with other kids, etc. They have gone on multiple field trips -- most recently to the Hornet Museum in Alameda.
I work in the education field, and I know what makes teachers and classrooms engaging -- and St. Jerome has it. Yes, it's small -- which also has it's benefits! If you live in the area, you owe it to your family to visit and learn more.
-- will always love St. Jerome!
Attended their Taste of Kindergarten event and wasn't impressed. The teacher seemed confused and relied on the Assistant to explain the curriculum and how the day was arranged to the parents. This made us wonder who was in charge of the classroom. There was a lot of confusion, and walking around we noticed there were a lot of empty classes--one grade only had about five children in it. Something is off about this school.
While this school used to produce children who were well educated, honest and well mannered this isn't necessarily the case today. The administration fails to model this behavior and so the children fail to learn it.