My twins attend the preschool full time and LOVE it! They have been in daycare since infants and the dramatic change in their verbal skills, coloring skills, even interaction and pretend play with each other, etc is amazing since they started with Miss Ronnie in Sept!! Best decision we made moving them there! We also moved our 3rd grader to St. Theresa this year and again are thrilled with the changes in her. She is more confident, more challenged and overall happier.
My 3 kids attended preschool there. The school has changed a lot, not for the best. My first 2 had classes with 7 to 15 students. My 3third child had 40 kids in the class. It's now a day care, not a school.
My daughter is in the Pre K 4 program at St. Theresa School and she absolutely loves it. I was a bit apprehensive in transitioning her from a smaller private pre k program but from her first day on she has continued to grow in her phonics and ability to grasp new concepts. I am very pleased with her teachers and she is excited to go to school everyday.
The school has gone through three principals in four years. It has constant security problems. There is serious infighting among parents currently going on over the direction of the school. Many children have left for other schools in the past year.
My 6 year old talks about love, the Holy Eucharist, the Holy Spirit. Her moral and academic progress is wonderful. When she is with her friends from public school, they are talking about Sponge Bob Squarepants. That says it all. Also, the diverse environment is terrific!
St Theresa is a small school that has much to offer. Not only is Spanish offered from K on, there is advanced math for the 6-8 graders and plentiful academic opportunities. The children participate in science and social studies fairs, spelling bees and various projects throughout the year that stimulate their minds and give them the knowledge and self confidence they will need later on in life. In addition, they are taught the Catholic principles and are exposed to monthly masses where they participate as readers, cantors, alter servers or in other ways. The school class sizes are small and the teachers are able to provide individual attention. Many of the teachers have been at the school for many years and their commitment to the students is unparalleled. There are many extracurricular activities which allow the children to further enhance their individual talents.
Have just had my first child graduate from St. Theresa School, after attending there for 11 years. This is a community of families who choose to make the sacrifice to send their child(ren) to a catholic school. Many of these parents are dedicated to volunteering their time and resources to create an optimal learning environment - both academically and spiritually. Our students leave our school with both a strong academic base upon which to build in high school and an extremely well formed moral base upon which to base their life's decisions. I wouldn't send my children anywhere else.