Great school, wonderful principal, with great teachers who take the time to get to know each and every child as an individual and create lesson plans which challenge the children academically. They help the children grow to thier full potential and beyond. It is a private school and the school puts together events and fundraisers so that any child can have the opportunity to attend regardless of families income. Events and fundraisers do not interfere with the childrens education nor class time. The events are also an opportunity for school unity and parent involvment. This is not only a school but also a community, an extended family. If you are interested in a school where your child can recieve a great education and are interested in being involved, hands on, with your childs school than this is a great option for you.
Wonderful teachers & responsive administration. Great school community. Awesome music/play program. Great sports/cheer program. Yes as a private school, there is a lot of fund raising -- but it does NOT get in the way of the kids' education and all private schools do it. In fact all of the major fund raising events bring the community together such as the festival. It's peace of mind to have my kids attend St. John where there is a 80% parent participation rate and caring teachers & administration.
I am so disappointed with this school because instead of focusing on education they are concentrating more on raising money for the school all year long. Also, they have so many short days and no school days and I wonder if these kids are getting the appropriate and complete education that they need.
I personally feel that the teacher should use a more innovative method of teaching the kids that would be more enjoyable and to interact with all the kids more on a personal one on one level to get better understand their peronality and learning method.
We chose St. John for the academic excellence as well as the spiritual/religious guidance they offer to students. We like that they strongly promote family and activity as well.
We selected St. John School for our daughter because we believe it will give her a strong educational experience in a Catholic school environment. So far, it's met our expectations. We find that she's challenged academically, encouraged to reach higher goals, rewarded for her successes, and is growing in her Catholic faith. We feel secure knowing she's in a safe, caring, and stimulating environment during her school day. We hear on a daily basis how much she loves school! When there are issues, the staff works with us, not against us. But, as in all schools, there's room for improvement. I wish more parents were involved beyond the required service hours. Also, I'd like to see more co-curricular activities for students to learn beyond their classroom lessons. The school needs to pursue these opportunities more.
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