Dysfunctional! This is the best way I can describe the school. Save your money and look into a good public or charter school. There is a horrible bullying problem. My daughter was constantly harassed and teased by the meanest kids in the class. When we brought this to the attention of school administrators and teachers they made it sound like my daughter brought the bullying or they would feign ignorance. It got so bad that my daughter was jumped at one point by kids and the principal did nothing. I pulled my kid out in mid year because the school could not stop the constant harassment. The principal is a complete buffoon! However, what do I expect when the principal doubles as the janitor. In addition, the teachers are mean and in need of training. They are not unified in what they teach or even willing to use new pedagogical ideas. Did I say they were mean? The teachers are mean and they play favorites and its usually the kids who are either high achievers or from the families that are willing to donate a lot of money to the church or the school. I will regret to the grave ever putting my kids in that so called school.
My child have attended this school for the past 4 years. They have constantly low numbers in the classes, so students benefit from lots of teacher attention. Also they split up the kids according to ability levels for math and reading. So kids are always being challenged or getting the added help they need. A hidden gem in the valley!
We are blessed to ba a part of this school family. The faculty and staff are wonderfuly dedicated teachers who take the time needed with each student to ensure that they recieve the best education possible.
Ever since ive been in this school ive been miserable. THE BULLYING NEEDS TO STOP. The faculty allows foul play, and all forms of bullying to commence during school hours alone. Please take into account that ive been with this school since kindergarten, which is a mere 8 years of dedication, donations, generosity, and so much more and for that devotion of my family's time, i get nothing but a little brush whenever i try to confront the faculty about serious matters. This includes student rights, educational matters, and matters based upon the fact that bullying in any form is just sinful and should be prohibeted, especially if such matters are performed in front of an adults eyes. You might tell by the way im writing this review that the school has a generally good educational base. But the fact of the matter is that most of the education that we are taught is literally taught through arts and crafts and not as much books and notes. Serious improvements need to be made at this school!
Most of the teacher's appear dedicated and the turn over rate is low. Kids receive the basic reading, writing and math. School is also very safe. On the negative side however, the school needs a major revamping as it looks run down and there is no full or part time janitor to keep the school clean. Not sure what is going on with the school budget or where the money goes. Additionally, school needs a new principal with more energy and fresh ideas. I am certain the school can tap into the archdiocese for help with projects that could improve the school so not sure why administration has not looked into this. Lastly, the school needs to keep up with technology by providing kids with tablets for homework/reading and also by keeping website current. Oh and parents and students being able to log in to check progress/assignments.