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St. Euphrasia School5
Posted March 24, 2012
- a parent
This school is the little jewel of the valley! The children are like family to each other. Every effort is made to keep them safe, give them a well balanced academic program, offer extra curricular activities, provide community service opportunities, and teach them positive values. Students grow spiritually and academically stronger each year. I have been blessed to have my children attend this school. Obviously each person has their own right fit and not everyone may chose this school but keep in mind that some of the negative comments here were probably written by disgruntled parents and do not reflect the general consensus of the parent population. No one school can be perfect 24 hrs a day but St Euphrasia has been the best thing to happen in the academic life of my children. The best decision ever made was sending my children to this school. I know the education, community spirit, and religious teachings they get here will be with them for a life time. Tour the school and see for yourself!
This school is well rounded, nurturing the students to be independent and academic learners in a secure environment, offering challenging courses which prepare them for the future, be it in leadership roles or with solid work ethics and spiritual growth that will carry them successfully through high school and beyond. Spanish is taught in middle school, and there is a computer lab for all ages. All the faculty are highly skilled, professional and well credentialed, with most holding several degrees. Beyond academic life, there is a strong social atmosphere among the school and parish families which is supported by both the principal and pastor with family fun events throughout the year that strengthen friendships and community spirit. How many schools can boast that their pastor dresses up as the Phantom of the Opera at Trunk or Treat, does singalongs with the children on his guitar, and blades with the principal and students at Skateland? The only misgiving we have had is not having attended it sooner coming from another local private school. In any case, we were warmly welcomed and are proud to be part of this school and parish. There is more goodness here than any negativity.
A school that could and should be awesome but is below average. The children get amazing supervision and will be kept safe and sheltered. The principal does not know how to delegate and does to much. As a result most of the things she does are not done properly. Physical education is lacking, the department does not have a person running it with a college degree or background in sports or fitness. The computer or technology department also needs a more experienced person with computers running the classroom. The parents are very involved. The religious eduction the kids receive is above and beyond. Math department is lacking. If I had to do it over again my kids would not go here.
We have been a part of this school for 9 years now. As a parent of an older child I will have to say that the ability to have your child in a Christ center environment during middle school is a blessing. The middle school children are given the opportunity to mentor to the younger children, they are giving a lot of opportunities for leadership and service projects - to get them to provide service to those that are less fortunate. The teachers are what really makes the school - they are highly qualified, caring, warm, but yet tough with high expectations. The environment has allowed my child to grow both spiritually and academically. The children are asked to due both group projects and presentations - these allow the children to grow in their communications skills, collaboration and gives them the confidence to present in front of groups of people. Every school you will attend will have something that you wish were different but I would have to say that this school has 98% of everything right.
St. Euphrasia is not for everyone! However, if you have a child that, as a parent, you want to grow both spiritually and educationally, you would be remiss if you did not consider this small but yet excellent Catholic school. St. Euphrasia School became a part of my life in 1976. By the grace of God my children attended and graduated from St. Euphrasia and now my grandchildren are fortunate enough to be a part of a very spiritual community of students with a dedicated staff of teachers. The education is excellent, all the teachers and staff are caring, and the majority of parents are active, participating and involved. What more could a parent/grandparent ask for? If you are looking for a school that you can trust that your child will grow both educationally and spiritually in a safe environment, then this is the school. I love what this school has to offer and have for over 30 years, and I speak from experience when I say I love this school! I have three grown St. Euphrasia Alumni, and will in the future have an additional four more! Go St. Euphrasia Knights! I am proud to be able to attach my name to this email, Loretta Florez
The principal at this school is the weakness. She does not care about the well being of the children. Her only concern is her reputation. In fact, she has put teachers down and blamed them for her wrong doings. This principal is impossible to speak with because she does not listen or care what the parents have to say. This school has poor supervision and many unfortunate things have happened on campus where children have been hurt due to a lack of supervision. The pastor is ineffective as well. The lack of support at this school is also a negative. When families are in need there is no emotional or physical support. This school would be better off with a new principal.
St. Euphrasia is a great school. Class sizes are small, teachers are dedicated and competent and the whole school community are supportive and involved. I'm a new parent to this school and so far I like what I see. My child learned how to read just a few months into kindergarten.
St. Euphrasia is an excellent school with a superior staff. I feel very lucky that my child can grow and learn in such a positive environment. They really work on teaching the whole child and not just focusing on only one part.