The matriculation to some of the best private schools in the region is indicative of their abilities to educate. That matriculation also carries forward to colleges as well. As with any school there are "dynamo's" and "average joe's". The good news is that the curriculum is strong and the dynamo's shine and the average joes are, well, above average.
Yes. While having more empirical data of post-matriculation results would be helpful to confirm, my belief is that it does. There are many ways to motivate children-coddling rarely provides "ownership" of responsibility in anyone and only seems to encourage entitlement. SMT encourages personal responsibility.
Yes for many of the same reasons as previously commented upon. The values espoused require respect, caring, and a necessity for cultural acceptance of the Judeo-Christian foundation which, due to its small size can be managed and implemented.
Yes-the Catholic foundation, the care of the community of parents and children, and an administration that seeks to create a culture of learning through the Christian lens creastes a wholisitc approacxh to child development.
The administrators are great. I would like to particularly call out our new principal, Dr. Culvert, who is doing a fantastic job in his new role. It's not easy leading a school with diverging opinions from strong willed parents but he's been able to accomplish that with grace and integrity.
yes, I do, for the same reasons cited for the immediately prior question. In addition, students regularly participate in Christian service activities including donating items to charitable causes and attending field trips to community events.
I'm an active parent at the school with a daughter who just graduated this spring and a fifth grader. The school is a special community within a major city. The school maintains one class per grade (20 to 25 kids on average) and begins with pre-K and goes through the 8th grade. given its small size, the school community (parents, teachers, students, administrators) have a unique opportunity to get to know one another very well. that's a big asset in a big city where the only constant is change. both of my girls have forged lasting friendships that will serve them well beyond their years at the school. the other great thing about the school is that it is highly academic. the coursework is challenging and helps kids develop a strong foundation in reading, arithmetic, writing, the sciences and computer science. In addition, there are ample opportunities to participate in sports, the arts and music. lastly, the tuition is relatively affordable compared to other private school options. I strongly recommend the school.