May 08, 2012
As a product of 12 years of parochial school myself 30+ years ago, when a "though shalt not" mentality was one of the main themes within our academic environment. I was tentative about enrolling my daughter. She began first grade this year, and immediately we were embraced, not only my daughter, but our entire family, as members of a community. My daughter had a bit of catching up to do, as even in first grade, the academics encourage them to dig a bit deeper. However, the nurturing provided by her teachers and the administrators made me realize how lucky we were to find a place such as CSH. Many things have changed since my time at Catholic school, they now study theology, her class is wonderfully diverse, and the girls are encouraged to be strong, young women. They are also constantly reminded that they are part of a community, both within the world and the school, and giving back is a big focus. As to the poster who claimed it is the "right school, for the right" girl, the young women I know who are in their final years are nothing short of exceptional, self-possessed, but not arrogant. We are very fortunate to be at CSH.
- submitted by a parent