Kindergarten and 1st grade were good, the second grade teacher was a bully herself (with negative IQ points, I might add) and after third grade, the academics decline dramatically. My parents switched me out of Corpus and into St. Matthews, where the academics were far superior.
We have had children at Corpus for 13 years. They educate and nurture the whole child. What our children get from Corpus cannot be bought. They get community, character, respect for others, and a wonderful education. They are respectful young adults and all are and have been admitted to high schools with academic honors. We have always found teachers and administration to be accessible. Corpus is a wonderful environment for your child.
Corpus Christi fails to meet the minimum academic standards and has no curriculum oversight. Each teacher works as an island with no collaboration between teachers or between grade levels. The culture of the school is negative and the students have no regard for others. If you are looking for religion go to church and if you are looking for a decent education do not go to this school.
Honestly looking over the reviews, you can tell they have been scripted. I can tell you honestly the good, bad and ugly about Corpus. There are many redeeming aspects of Corpus, strong community, safe environment, enforced good behavior (even though punishment is somewhat inconsistent and not always handled well). But the bad is the over involvement of parents. Volunteering at Corpus can be like having a full time job, they throw way too many things to the parents. Teaching has greatly improved, technology has improved, and kids are getting into good high schools, but Corpus sometimes misses the mark on the simplest things.
Corpus Christi is a top academic school, placing in the top 1% of the Archdiocese year after year & in the top 5% of the country. The small class size and parent participation encouraged by the administration is the key to the level of confidence, leadership, manners and moral behavior displayed by the children. You know a Corpus student! The matriculation success is 99% of students getting into their first choice high school. Just this year 7 students were the top students (several #1) at entrance to Loyola, Marymount, Louisville, St. Monica, Chaminade and Harvard-Westlake. We are so blessed to have our children at Corpus Christi and know that their outstanding education and moral leadership is who they are for a lifetime.
a good education consists of the following a) the classroom teacher and b) the feedback that child is given. my son has never been given any feedback on any report card from corpus christi. not one comment in four years....i find that frightening!!! the school was established in the 1950's and i fear not much has changed in the last 60 years....the education is totally sub-standard!!
The principle of Corpus Christi is very professional and genuinely interested in the welfare of the students. I get the feeling though that she cannot run the school as she wants to, as she is controlled for the most part by the parish. They need some fresh leadership in the parish otherwise they will never have the quality school that the students deserve. There is too much micro management from a small group of parents who are doing jobs that should be performed by the school. A successful school does have parents interact with the school, though never on the level of Corpus Christi. A catholic education does not mean a second rate education, there are so many catholic schools that do provide a quality education unfortunately Corpus Christi is not one of them!