On the whole, the amount of homework is appropriate for developing children prepared to excel in high school and beyond. The emphasis is on thinking, analyzing, writing etc. and not on rote work or needless sets of problems.
We are heading into our 9th year at this school and are pleased with our experience at St. John Fisher. High standards of respect for self and others are set for children at every grade level. The academics are very good, and the administration and faculty's dedication to continuous improvement is ever-present. The teachers are enthusiastic, faith-filled, and committed to helping children of all academic abilities succeed. The school is small, runs on a lean budget and relies on parent volunteers to help build many of its successful programs and events. This helps foster the "family" feeling at school among parents and kids. This school is definitely a "hidden jewel" on the PV peninsula.
No. Honesty and Integrity are discussed at length in religion classes at SJF, but your actions speak louder than your words. When you allow children to continually bully with ZERO consequences, this is not developing honesty and integrity or fairness.
Bullying culture among students and parents. Principal and staff turn a blind eye to all of it- likely due to the deep pockets of the bullies. This is definitely not what you would expect from a Christian school. Academics are fine if you like the idea of "all work and no play." There isn't even a decent playground for the kids to decompress on during their breaks. There is also no air conditioning in classrooms, however, the office does have A/C. The kids are NOT the priority here.
This school turns a blind eye on bullying and does nothing to control the problem. The parents at this school are very judgmental and isolated my mother when I attended this school. The education received here is no better than public school education. Worst experience of my life.