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PK-8
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Englewood, CO
 

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4951 South Pennsylvania Street
Englewood, CO 80113

(303) 789-2155
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Teacher effectiveness: Very effective
July 09, 2015
My kids come home excited to talk about a new lesson or activity almost every day - the teachers inspire kids to learn!

- submitted by a parent
Amount of homework: Just right
July 09, 2015
This year the principal sent a homework tracker to all parents to get a clear picture of how much time was being spent each night on work. We have never had to do that before, and I appreciated that this effort was made to make sure kids were not swamped with assignments but were given adequate work to help move forward in their learning.

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Develops grit: Agree
July 09, 2015
Teachers seem to challenge kids exactly at their own levels so that all are successful at their own pace.

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Develops respect: Strongly agree
July 09, 2015
Teachers and support staff work with our kids to follow our school principal's rule to be kind and work hard at school. A large part of that is respecting one another and adults.

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Develops empathy: Strongly agree
July 09, 2015
I absolutely feel that the children at All Souls have compassion towards others, as they share their classrooms with a wide variety of students in terms of abilities and background. Parents are to credit for this, of course, but the teachers seem to genuinely care about our students and foster that same care, compassion and empathy in their classroom and greater community.

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Develops honesty: Strongly agree
July 09, 2015
All Souls has a strong Catholic identity that includes students of all ages, from the ELC through the 8th grade.

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July 09, 2015
We were welcomed to this school four years ago and have been so very pleased with the teachers, school families, and the parish! We feel that our children are encouraged to grow spiritually and academically.

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July 09, 2015
I have read all of these school reviews and want to express that the back and forth regarding a change in leadership is quite frustrating, as many of the comments ignore what cannot be taken away, i.e. our community as a school and parish. Clearly opinions are opinions, and they should be expressed but this site does not seem that it should be the place for such exchanges. What my husband and I have observed in the last four years at this school is overall a wonderful group of caring staff and students, as well as equal opportunities for collaboration and parent involvement on all levels. No matter what the instruction style or overall approach that the leadership and individual teachers implement, our two children have had a quality education, and they come home feeling supported and challenged every day. No school or person is perfect, but it is quite evident to me that our teachers here do their best each day to nurture our children. Thank you for considering All Souls. Please come and take a look!

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Strongly agree
July 07, 2015
The strong Catholic education is creating the best leaders for the future. The children coming out of All Souls are pristine examples of what a student should be.

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July 07, 2015
With the change in leadership I was as cautious as any other parent, but it turns out it is has been a good thing. The school has made it a point to make technology a focal point for the future. They are expanding the tech program to include a 1:1 iPad program within the next school year. The special needs program has been a blessing for our family. All Souls is the only Catholic school with a special needs program and it is astounding. The teachers are accommodating and more than generous with their time. The staff goes above and beyond to make sure that our child has an inclusive experience that he can handle and be successful with. I couldn't be happier or more proud to be an All Souls parent.

- submitted by a parent

June 11, 2015
This school might work for some families, those who want to educate their child like it was 1950. The teaching methods are archaic, no wifi, teachers use workbooks and pencil/paper tasks. There is a lot of "self teaching", meaning teachers sit in their chair and "shush" students to work quietly. The special needs program overpromises its service. But if you don't expect much, you won't be disappointed. The local school district does not provide any help it promises when you enroll. Do not expect most classroom teachers to alter their assignments or respect accommodations. Extra academic support time promised doesn't happen. There are a few good teachers, who work hard, but most need to retire and move on. Classroom management is old school- it's their fault, using blame, shame and detention. It could be a great school with the right leadership, some new teachers and overall change in direction. Just know this is what they offer- old school for a world of yesteryear. It doesn't have to be that way. With declining enrollment, one would think they might consider change... The new priest (June 2015) may step out and be a leader for change. The strength is the school and church community, good families many of whom are getting frustrated waiting for more quality education through change. I pray for All Souls.

- submitted by a community member

June 04, 2015
Great community of Catholic learners and teachers! The families and parish work hand in hand to offer a great experience with a true foundation in faith.

- submitted by a parent

February 13, 2015
Our family has been a part of the All Souls community for years. In the past, I would have given it the highest rating possible for the strong sense of community, faith, and education they have provided to our 3 children. This year has brought new leadership which has, rather unfortunately, shifted the entire feel of the school. The new principal has attempted to turn the school away from all the things that have made it a wonderful place for our children to learn. The teachers, who all have a tremendous amount of strengths, have been forced to teach like educators in a public school setting, thus limiting their talents and abilities. Many of the new teaching techniques follow Common Core curriculum and Common Core best practices and are the reason we moved our children away from the public school system. It appears that the teachers are holding on and trying to retain the sense of community love, but without the administration buying into the school strengths, I worry about the future of our school. I pray nightly that a solution will find itself and All Souls will return to the place we know it can be.

- submitted by a parent

February 13, 2015
I completely disagree with the last post. Our children have also attended All Souls for several years. The new principal is moving the school forward in a positive direction. The community is very strong, and our children are excelling more this year than they ever have before. The new principal is spending more time on teacher development and holding the teachers accountable for what they are teaching. I feel that the education and faith formation our children are receiving this school year is even better than in the past. Our school is not becoming a Core Curriculum school, and follows the same curriculum as all of the other Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Denver. As stated on the Archdiocese's website, "The Office of Catholic Schools provides courses of study/curriculum guides for mandatory use in all Archdiocesan and Parish Catholic schools." All Souls is a loving, nurturing community, where the children grow academically and spiritually. We are so happy for the future of All Souls, and we are very pleased with the education our children are receiving!

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February 09, 2015
We are very happy with this school. ALL STAFF is supportive of the children and go above and beyond to help all students. The new principal is leading the school in the right direction. She is approachable and always willing to listen to any concerns.

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February 06, 2015
My family has had a wonderful experience at All Souls. Our kids have attended All Souls for several years and are thriving academically, socially and spiritually. All Souls has a very strong, loving community of students, parents, staff and parish. This school year we have been blessed with a wonderful new principal who is moving our school in a very positive direction. We are extremely pleased with the positive changes she is making. She is improving the curriculum, spending quality time on classroom observation and teacher development, growing our school technologically, and is fully committed to making All Souls the best school it can be for every student. We could not be happier for the future of All Souls. We are confident our children are receiving a high quality, well-rounded education, and when they graduate from All Souls they will have all the tools necessary to succeed!

- submitted by a parent

January 17, 2015
After speaking with the former principal, I whole-heartily signed up my child. The week before school started, I found out there was a new principal. So far, things have gone straight downhill. My child is a special needs child who was not accomodated for during the 1st month of school. My child also experienced 6 Fs in the first trimester. After several meetings with the school, they are starting to work more with my child. I certainly do not appreciate the 5-8 e-mails I receive a day (all not pertaining to my child). No longer do teachers and support staff communicate other than by mass e-mails. I do feel the teachers are just doling out work and not teaching. My child has about 3 - 4 hours of homework per night and never seems to have any idea how to do it. I end up teaching the homework and still my child fails. Much cheaper to homeschool a child if the parent needs to teach every night. This school year has been the most stressful for both myself and child. What a huge disappointment that I put my child here.

- submitted by a parent

January 02, 2015
I completely disagree with the last few reviews, although I am sure it highly depends on the year of your child and their teacher. The prior principal was an extremely loving individual who opened the school to children of all learning abilities and challenges as any Catholic school should. However there were many, many issues that were not addressed during the end of his time there; teacher accountability, lack of technology in the school and not focusing on science and math that left several students ill prepared for high school in those areas. The first act of the new principal was to survey the staff and the parents asking, why we were at All Souls and what needed to be fixed. At new parents night she presented a detailed plan to resolve these issues and is diligently working towards this. This is her first year there and was supposed to run this year as left by the previous principal, she is not going to come in and make drastic changes during her first year. She is focused on results and I am very confident that her efforts will result in a higher quality education and stronger religious formation for the students. We could not be happier with her.

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December 03, 2014
Same here, very disappointed with this school and the principal. I would not recommend All Souls to anyone, although I pray for them that they will find the necessary leadership and will be successful.

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December 02, 2014
I totally agree with with the last reviewer. I had high hopes for the new principal, but she is focused on supporting the teachers that are not engaged in teaching our children and not open to making this school a better place. The school scores are poor compared with other Catholic schools in our area. We will be going elsewhere in the coming year.

- submitted by a parent

November 10, 2014
We moved our children from public school because we wanted a traditional education - a tried and true core curriculum with high standards and an orderly, disciplined environment. Unfortunately, the new principal is moving in the opposite direction. Also, there are a few wealthy families who seem to control the school, and the Parent Association has more influence than the teachers with respect to academics and curriculum. Save your money - go to public school and put your child in religious education if that is important to you.

- submitted by a parent

November 10, 2013
All Souls is a wonderful place to send your kids. It is very accepting and you all become a family by the end of your 8th grade year. This school prepares kids so well for high school not only through academics, but becoming young people as well. Language arts, religion, and social studies are the stronger departments as a whole, but on the other hand science and math are on the weaker side. To improve the school, it would be necessary to really focus on those subjects a bit more because they are vital studies. Other than that, I would recommend the school to anyone looking for a new, better change. Any graduate that comes out of All Souls is a potential successor and prepared for anything.

- submitted by a community member

February 28, 2013
Teachers: An excellent teacher is one that makes parents and their children love school and everything about it. Its easy to tell by listening to what teachers our children can't stop talking about because they love them so much. Sadly, All Souls school only now has one or two such teachers left. Principal: His decisions are inconsiderate and lacking. The school is a sinking ship with shrinking enrollments as more and more families leave. Listen to the principal and he'll say it's the economy. Listen to the parents who are actually leaving (like us) and you'll find that's only a small part of the picture. The principal makes bad decisions such as letting go of some of the best teachers (for no credible reason) to replace them with yet more subpar teachers. Based on private teacher-parent discussions, I discovered several teachers are afraid of telling the principal what he is doing is wrong. A place where students and the teachers are in fear of their principal is not a good place to be! In exploring our alternatives, we found other Catholic schools with caring and capable administration and teachers. That is where we along with many others parents are heading to.

- submitted by a parent

December 10, 2012
I would highly recommend All Souls!! My daughter is a current student in 2nd grade, and absolutely loves it. Contrary to most traditional Catholic schools, the community is very accepting of non-Catholics and makes everyone feel welcome. The school also offers a gifted & talented (Enrichment) program, as well as a special needs program, which again, is contrary to other Catholic schools. The leadership team is phenomenal. Bill Moore, the Principal, is a legend, as is Father Bob, who both stand outside, rain or shine, every morning and every afternoon to see that the kids get in and out safely. I can't recommend the school highly enough. We transferred from another Catholic school, and the difference is truly night and day! Sincerely, A.F. (Littleton resident)

- submitted by a parent

October 21, 2012
My son just started this year as a fourth grader and we are thrilled so far with everything about All Souls. My son has special needs and the staff has been very supportive to our family and son. He has been able to remain in the regular classroom and is treated fairly at this school. The teachers have modified his work yet still expect him to keep up with the other students which I really like and the other students have been so friendly and helpful. Mr. Moore is a super supportive principal and its wonderful to see him outside with the students everyday. We love this school and will keep our son there through 8th grade..

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June 20, 2012
I went to this school when I was little and now send my children Pre-K through 8th grade. Over the years, All Souls has continued to bless our family with great education, a supportive staff and a wonderful community. My 8th grader is more than prepared for high school and I am confident that my other children will have the same experience. Thank you, All Souls!

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February 07, 2012
I think that this school has great potential with its principal who he is. I think the staff does a great job of creating fun activities. The only thing that is bad is the teachers. This is a generalization because some of them are absolutely amazing, just not enough. My children have experienced this time after time. This especially in the middle school department. I don't want to point fingers, but social studies is a great point of middle school. Unfortunately it is one of the only ones. Unfortunately the teachers make a school, so this school is not satisfactory. I hope my children can overcome this mistake on my part (to send them here) and go into high school mostly unscathed.

- submitted by a parent

January 12, 2010
All Souls has been a blessing to my family. The care and consistent accountability of students is second to none. The principal, Bill Moore knows every family and child at the school. It is a place where children from preschool (also excellent) to 8th grade thrive and truly become better citizens and students. My daughter has attended All Souls from pre-school throught 8th grade. My husband and I woudl highly recommend the school to anyone looking for a safe and nurturing environment where children thrive with challenging academics.

- submitted by a parent

January 08, 2008
This is a great school! Mr. Moore is the Principal at All Souls, he has been for 20 years. He treats all parents equally no matter the background. He is their for your child to receive an education. And he isn't satisfied until he knows its being done with the best tools available, in the appropriate environment for the task at hand. The school is challenging for the students, but very rewarding! Our Public Sector should be enrolling from ELC to 8th Grade at All Souls to understand what real education is about!

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January 29, 2007
Our son attended the preschool (Early Learning Center) for two years before we moved out of state. The teachers he had were fantastic. Ms. Christy and Mrs. Callahan were very enthusiastic and they had very stimulating ideas and projects for the kids. The kids had Spanish, Music, PE and religion one day a week. These classes were stimulating, but also helped my son build confidence and awareness of his surroundings. I can't say enough about All Souls ELC! It's wonderful!

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All Souls School
4951 South Pennsylvania Street, Englewood, CO  80113
(303) 789-2155
Last modified All Souls School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
All Souls School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 49 reviews. Top