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.
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.
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.
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!
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.