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All Souls School1
Posted January 17, 2015
- a parent
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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..
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!
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.