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Sacred Heart Of Jesus School5
Posted February 28, 2015
- a parent
SHJ is an incredible school. We have 2 children in the elementary school and they both absolutely love it. The small class sizes, the rigorous academic program and the amazing community cannot be beat. The staff helps build high morals and standards in our children...something that seems to be missing these days. I would definitely recommend this school!
Sacred Heart of Jesus' small class sizes offer individual attention to the student's academic performance. The teachers are dedicated and very accessible. There is a strong community of involved parents who volunteer and support the success of the school. We have a robust athletic department, which provides an opportunity for team sports in basketball, volleyball and baseball - all free of charge. As a community, the students and faculty join together to worship and celebrate, bridging the preschool, elementary school and middle school.
I am both a teacher And a parent at Sacred Heart of Jesus. Before I found this wonderful parochial school, I was only dreaming of such a healthy, professional, educational environment that supports and appreciates their staff, as well as a loving community that emphasizes academics as much as it encourages character values & personal growth and development for my child(ren). The incredible academic and moral difference offered at Sacred Heart stand out high above the rest! Whether you are devout Catholic, or simply looking for a safe and top notch educational experience for your child(ren), I would invite you to visit Sacred Heart! You will soon discover involved parents and PTO, genuine and dedicated teachers, strong athletic involvement, opportunities with church and community events, and a wide variety of enrichment classes. The small teacher to student ratio, technology incorporated curriculum, goal setting, faith expansion and student respect for adult authority are just a few aspects of what is lacking in many schools today.
Sacred Heart of Jesus School, Boulder, Colorado Parents coming from out of state looking for a Catholic school for our kindergarten daughter. We think we made a very good choice. The academics are stellar, faith life is strong, the faculty is current in best practices, the technology is state of the art and the community is welcoming. We have found a tradition of excellence.
SHJ was a disappointment. The administration and leadership is unstable, volatile and confrontational. The morale is low and the children are the ones who suffer. I know some people have had good experiences with teachers. However, the academics were not great, and simply having some technology in the classroom doesn't mean you are "ahead of the curve." There is nothing that is cutting edge, nor are the teachers well versed on educational trends or techniques. The parent body is nice, but they can't be the ones trying to fight the uphill battle. Too many other good options to even consider this as one.
After having my children attend Sacred Heart of Jesus for several years and recently making a change, I came to the realization that while SHJ has some good things going for it, it is overall is lacking. It struggles with many issues and the return on investment (tuition) does not necessarily translate into a strong educational value for your children. There are some wonderful teachers but unfortunately the school has an historically unstable administration, low teacher morale and an ever diminishing student body. One should not assume because this is a private school it is somehow better than other local schools. Take the time to compare SHJ to other private and public options and you will quickly realize your children will be better off and have far more opportunity elsewhere.
SHJ is the best. My son has been coming home feeling appreciated and loved. His little community has been a place where he has blossomed into a very kind and conscientious young man. The parents are involved and teachers are great. He could read before he graduated from Kindergarten. His math skills are off of the chart. He loves his computer classes and his music class, but most of all he is happy. I love SHJ for my family. It is a great school. The kids are happy, well educated and well taken care of.
A truly excellent school. I am a parent of four children. Our family moved to Boulder ten years ago. When we moved here we were looking for a challenging academic environment as well as a caring Catholic school and community. We found that at Sacred Heart of Jesus. And ten years later, I can honestly say that this school is better than ever. From the quality core curriculum, to the wonderful and experienced teachers, to the strong school/social community. As a private school it does not adminster the Colorado assessment test, CSAP, but it does test the students annually with the national, Iowa Basics Skills test. SHJ school consistently scores in the 90th percentile or above every year. Wow! Take a closer look!