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Manchester, CT
Students enrolled: 203

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74 Main Street
Manchester, CT 06042

(860) 649-7731
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June 17, 2013
Sorry this is a fake review. Just an observation, I am looking to enroll my children in a private school which led me to this page. All the reviews are either 5star or 1star (seems suspicious) The one star reviews were if not all, than mostly by one person. I can tell by the writing style "I'm anxious to leave" "counting the days until we leave" That is just one example Please be advised the 1 star ratings all come from the same parant!

- submitted by a community member

December 10, 2012
Our Catholic School recently closed, we visited all Catholic schools in the area and selected St Bridget's for our 2 children. We have been pleased beyond our expectations! All of the teachers, Principal and office staff are very dedicated and made us all feel very welcome. The curriculum is challenging as it should be, we LOVE the fact they have whiteboards and IPADS, and its great that they have Spanish in Grades 3 to 8 The other schools didn't. Just another plus! Our children just love the school. They have made many new friends! The Principal is just amazing and very caring! We would highly recommend and trust St Bridget's over any school, public, charter or magnet to educate your children.

- submitted by a parent

November 25, 2012
I think that this school is perfect with academics and education. The coaches will not let you play or do any after-school activities involving the school if you have a C or below. it's got a strong principal/school leadership, excellent teachers and staff, and its got challenging academic and educating programs. this is the best school you could have.

- submitted by a community member

August 26, 2012
My son graduated from St. Bridget School and he was very prepared for high school. The teachers are dedicated to their jobs and the principal is a wonderful leader and cares for all of the families whether they are students or teachers. The staff works with families, it is a school community that utilizes involvement from families, yes there is fundraising, not just to support the school but to give the kids the extras that many public schools do not offer, ie: sports with uniform, clubs, and family activities. Parents must be involved in their child's education and encourage them to work hard for success. About the bullying comments, I've never seen bullying in the school. Violence isn't tolerated and verbal aggression is dealt with when seen or reported. Most parents work with the school to solve the problem, unfortunately there have been a few parents who feel that anything said by another child that upsets their child is bullying. All parents must teach their child to handle conflict. Maybe these parents complaining about bullying should help their child and the school solve the problem, gather all facts, accept that their child may be exxaggerating or part of the problem.

- submitted by a parent

June 08, 2012
I was saddened to see that we were not the only ones who experienced bullying at this school. My daughter was PHYSICALLY and emotionally harmed by other girls - the admin was fully aware of the problem. We are anxious to leave.

- submitted by a parent

May 07, 2012
New to the school and not impressed. Lots of bullying and it seems that certain parents are in charge not the administration. Enrolling anyone to keep the school open, instead of being selective. No one volunteers and I don't know if the school can continue without funds coming in. This is just my opinion.

- submitted by a parent

March 01, 2012
We recently left an area school. After touring Parochial schools, we settled on St. Bridgets. It's large enough for my child socially, yet small enough where the entire faculty and staff all know my daughter by name. We were very impressed with the newest technologies the school has (Apple ipads and interactive white boards), along with a first class school website. The teachers, academics and extra curricular activities all exceed our expectations. We know we made the right choice for our daughter, and ourselves.

- submitted by a parent

January 19, 2012
We have two children at St. Bridget school and they both love it. The teachers and principal are all very caring and approachable. The first grade teacher in particular far exceeded our expectations. We have been very happy with our experiences the last four years.

- submitted by a parent

August 12, 2011
This past year my daughter was bullied several times by other students in grade 8. Nothing was done. After 8 years and pre-school, we too are leaving this school!!

- submitted by a parent

May 23, 2011
St. Bridget School offers a great learning environment. The principal and staff seem to be first rate. I have to say that St. Bridget School is one of the best elementary schools and middle schools I have seen throughout my years of teaching.

- submitted by a community member

May 23, 2011
St. Bridget School seems to be a great place for children to learn. My children go there and I am so impressed. They are doing very well academically. The faculty and staff are wonderful. The principal is so kind and so caring! She recently helped us through a difficult situation with our youngest recently and couldn't have handled the it better. We now have another child who absolutely loves school, as not many elementary school students do!

- submitted by a parent

May 22, 2011
On Friday May 20th 2011, a student from ST Bridget engaged in a violent fight with a student from another school. This student and his parents have been involved in multiple actions that have never been disciplined by the St Bridget pastor of principle. Please!!! Do your own investigation dont make a mistake

- submitted by a parent

May 20, 2011
St. Bridget has many good quality. The size of the school allows for more interaction with the faculty and staff.. If there is a concern they will listen and work with you .. The school is always improving with academics, technology, clubs & sports..

- submitted by a teacher

April 30, 2011
My child was in a public school in Manchester (not naming school, as I am now biased and 2 sides to every story). My husband and I decided that our child needed more structure and discipline regarding his schooling. We like Manchester as a town, so we looked at the 3 Catholic schools in town. Assumption, St Bridget and St James. They all had the basic / same curriculum. Assumption had no gym and had a " split" 2 location campus, and the kids had to go to a different building (church basement) to eat lunch. also having to walking outside to do so. St James just seemed to large with 2 classes per grade level, and seemed very impersonal. We have to say that we settled on St Bridget. It seemed to have the best fit for us as parents and our child. Decent sized classes, one campus, a gym and separate cafe, all in the same building. The teachers and staff we met at their Open House just all seemed very down to earth, and very caring. Just wanted to share our experiences with those of you having to make an important decision about your little one's education.

- submitted by a community member

December 27, 2010
This school lacks smart boards, computer classes, etc.. this year a lot was cut out due to small enrollment. Maybe 12 children in a class, yet they still have students that fail. High tuition in addition to the fundraising which is $480 (1 child), $680 (2 or more children). Can't imagine what it will be next year.

- submitted by a parent

December 01, 2010
My son is at St. Bridget's and I couldn't be happier. We were concerned that it would be hard to fit into a new school but the staff and parents were very welcoming and treated us like family. The academics are superb! My son was reading in Kindergarten. The teachers and principal are so dedicated; the communication is timely and helpful. We looked at other schools in town but St. Bridget felt like home from the first moment we walked into the school.

- submitted by a parent

November 10, 2010
Disappointed in such low enrollment here, I would blame the principal on this. Not good socially for children. No full-time nurse, and no upkeep on facility because there are no funds. Everything volunteer with too much complaining. Tuition too high for what you get, when surrounding schools are less expensive and seem to be thriving. Counting the days until we leave.

- submitted by a parent
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October 09, 2010
Saint Bridget's not only gives the kids a wonderful education but also a moral compass for navigating life.

- submitted by a community member

June 22, 2010
St. Bridget's is an excellent school. Dedicated teachers and smaller class sizes help differentiate the quality of learning and sense of community. The school offers a wonderful blend of challenging academics and social responsibility.

- submitted by a parent

April 24, 2010
Not happy with this school. 2nd year here and I'm leaving the school. New principal and it feels as if things are not under control. I spend a lot of money here and I'm not getting the education I thought my child would.

- submitted by a parent

July 07, 2008
Wonderful school. A loving principal and the teachers are great.

- submitted by a parent

December 19, 2006
My children have attended St. Bridget since pre-school and we are now getting ready for my oldest to graduate. He has benefited from a supportive, challenging and inspiring staff of teachers. This school had done a wonderful job preparing them for success in the future. They have received a quality catholic education and a wonderful foundation supporting the values taught at home. They enjoy school, the community of teachers, parents and other students. I am thankful to have enrolled them and am pleased with their progress and experiences.

- submitted by a parent

November 18, 2006
We transferred our high-ability child to St. Bridget middle school, and have been very pleased overall with the integrated, values-based approach to education. The academic areas that we are most impressed with are math (by ability level which is critical in middle school), science (for its hands-on lab work), and language arts for its comprehensiveness. Every school has a weakness, and for St. Bridget's middle school it is that the majority of students treat certain 'specials' (music and spanish in particular) with disregard. It appears that most of the families are very committed to the school as a whole, and in particular helpful with their child's class. There are some deadbeat parents, but they seem to be small enough that their negative impact is negligible... probably due to the sincerity of the outstanding administration and the quality of the core families who continually give so much of themselves.

- submitted by a parent

May 15, 2005
I love the school, teachers, class size, academic programs, extracurricular activities, level of parent involvement, etc... Check out our website to learn more about the school or call for a tour. www.school.saintbridget.com

- submitted by a student

January 25, 2005
This school provides a wonderfully enriching environment to raise a well-educated and well -rounded child. The school provides full-day kindergarten and goes through the eigth grade. The class sizes are fairly small thus allowing teachers to spend more quality time with the children. The teachers are kind and loving and extremely patient and always willing to go the extra mile to assure that the child understands what he/she is being taught. The Principal of the school knows every child and family on an intimate level. As well as the academics there is wonderful art and music program along with band. There are many extracurricular activities such as sports, drama, chess club, math olympiads,boy/girl scouts, computer club,cheerleading, etc. There is something for every child to become involved in. My family is extremely pleased with the school and we travel a fairly lengthy distance on a daily basis to attend!

- submitted by a parent

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St Bridget School
74 Main Street, Manchester, CT  06042
(860) 649-7731
Last modified St Bridget School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
St Bridget School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top