Our family chose St. Sebastian school for the combination of the Spanish language instruction, religious component, and comfortable atmosphere. My son started kindergarten in fall of 2016, and now near the 100th day of school we are happy to report we are all thrilled with St. Sebastian. My son is speaking and writing in Spanish, and learning about many cultures from not only Latin America but around the world. The homework load is manageable, and he is doing well on standardized testing. The children's mass on Friday is a wonderful experience, and he is already learning kindness through simple community service projects. The class sizes are small, the community is warm and welcoming, and campus is safe and comfortable. The campus has a nice playground too. My son enjoys going to school, and really loves his teachers.
We are proud to be a part of the St Sebastian School community. This is a small school with so much to offer. Our principal, Teresa McDugald, is an amazing leader who is committed to the success of our school. I have nothing but praise for her, the teachers and the staff at St Sebastian School. If you are looking for a safe. loving, supportive environment for your child along with a high quality education, then I would highly recommend you take a moment to visit St. Sebastian School.
Excellent academic curriculum and small tight knit community. This school has been through the worst storm (as Father Herman puts it) but because of the love and dedication of each staff members and the family behind it, it managed to get itself out of the storm and is now thriving once again.
St. Sebastian is a wonderful school. Both my children go there, one in preschool and one in first grade. We have been there for two years now and have seen a lot of positive change, both in administration and faculty. The new principle is top-notch. She is bringing a culture of enrichment to the school and continued emphasis on arts and language. It is a small and intimate community with dedicated parents and really great kids. It offers the best of a private school without the high cost or any of the pretentiousness. The Catholic education emphasizes compassion, kindness and tradition without being unnecessarily dogmatic. We are so glad we found this little West-side school. It's been truly wonderful for our family.
School Administration shouldn't be allowed to post positive comments just to out way the other comments. Oh yeah, you are a new family but you seem to know what the new Principal has to enforce. Why not talk to the real families of the school. As middle school parents who have been with this school for years and through all the ups and downs, my family knows the real truth. A diamond, maybe a gemstone yes, but it's quickly fading and being melted by a bunch of BS.
This school is a diamond in the rough!!! My family is new to the school this year and have been very impressed with the warm and welcoming administration who seem to truly care about the students and families. Right away my husband and I could sense that there seems to be a bit of a "riff" with existing middle school families who are apparantly upset that the new Principal has and enforces rules to run the school, like a school uniform policy, requirements that tuition be paid on time and requiring families to complete volunteer hours that they have committed to perform. I've also heard in the halls that scholarship families are now outraged that their kids have to make a C+ or better to keep their scholarships. Where I'm from, that's a requirement!! He's hoping those families will move on and make way for new families who cherish and respect school policies and a learning environment where everyone carries their own weight. We love it here and most importantly, so do our children!! :)