Divine Redeemer Catholic School allows the student to grow in their Faith as well as Academics. The teachers and administration seem to always keep the lines of communication open for students, parents/guardians. The student is treated as an individual and of course student/family participation regarding fund raisers and community outreach projects, is always encouraged. I would highly recommend this school.
I have 2 children at the school and have been a DR parent for 6 years.
With any group, what you get out of it is going to depend a lot on what you put into it. Divine Redeemer has become part of our family because we have chosen to embrace the Divine Redeemer community. And we aren't alone. Very few families leave DR each year because the overwhelming majority of DR families have a positive experience.
I have watched so many individuals connect with the children on a personal level. I watch the principal greet each child by name (including younger siblings who aren't even students...yet) as they walk in the door. I've watched the priest play football with the kids at recess. My son was so taken with the custodian, he wanted his own set of keys so he could look just like Mr. Walt.
Although private schools are not subject to the same regulations as public schools, all of the teachers at DR are certified and well qualified. I particularly appreciate the way the teachers coordinate with one another as a team to provide a planned progression from one grade to the next. Each year, my children walk into a new classroom with a teacher who already knows about them and is ready for them.
I find the homework load to be reasonable and age appropriate. My children haven't attended a school other than DR, but I find that the homework load increases gradually from year to year. The assignments are used to not only reinforce class work, but to progressively shift responsibility to students.
Divine Redeemer places a high priority on character development among students. They care for and take responsibility for younger students through a buddy system. They are mindful of community service and supporting the parish that supports them. They hold students to ethical standards.
My child has attended here since kindergarten. She is currently in the middle school. She has received a strong education. The teachers and staff have been kind and caring. I would recommend this school highly.
This school is absolutely horrible my son currently attends here and from day one it has been a ongoing nightmare. The principal has no idea how to run the school and doesn't seem to care about none of the children's well being. My child was bullied and all the principal was worried about was teaching a lesson from the bible !!!! The teachers are very cold and callous with no compassion for new students. If you're thinking about sending your child here think twice , spend your money elsewhere as this place Is the worst place to send a child. They do not watch over the children whatsoever or care about the children's safety. No kid should have to put up with the nonsense that goes on in this horrible place. I don't know how this place is still open.....