This used to be a great school but it has taken a downward spiral over the past couple of years. The principal has let her personal life interfere with her job. Problems are never resolved, she will not call you back and if your child isn't related to someone who works there then they will be treated poorly. As another reviewer pointed out the principals daughter "runs" the aftercare program and is abusive towards the children. Over the past 2 years more families have left this school than it has gained and the problems are a direct reflection of the poor administration. Don't bother takin your issues to the pastor Fr. Fred because if you can't write him a big donation check he doesn't have time for you.
I work in the public schools and am so thankful that my children are able to attend Assumption Catholic school. They look forward to going to school each day and come home excited about what they have learned. They have passionate teachers and sweet, well behaved friends. The staff all have smiles on their faces and know the names of the children.
I have been a part of the Assumption community for many years. The Christ like atmosphere is outstanding. The children are taught Gospel values which is a reflection of the way the school is run. The family environment is welcoming and comforting to both new and returning students. The academic education is rigorous yet all students are able to create and meet goals. Assumption Catholic School is truly a place where you will see teachers teaching as Jesus did.
There is no perfect school. It just doesn't exist! if you are looking for perfect, you will be searching for a long time! A great school does exist, and Assumption Catholic School is GREAT!!!! What is so great about Assumption? The list is long, but here are a few things: 90 Years of education! Loving and caring faculty and administration Catholic identity Rigorous academics Large population of teachers' children attend (speaks volumes) Best teachers in the city, hands down Leadership with open door policy The list goes on. If you are looking for a balanced, well rounded school, well, you have found it. Striving to bring out the individuality in each child is a lost art! Children learn and process information differently. They are all unique, and Assumption Catholic School truly provides a happy, nurturing, well rounded education focusing on individual needs. Our family loves Assumption!!
Assumption Catholic school is a wonderful school and I am so grateful that my grandchildren are able to attend such a great school.The teachers and staff always put the welfare of the children first, and the curriculum is of the highest standards. They are receiving a great education while learning the importance of a good Catholic upbringing. I couldn't be happier with the direction that the school is taking. Keep up the good work, and God Bless you all for your dedication to education.
Sadly, I have to rate the school poorly now based on the horrible mistreatment of the students by the principal's daughter. The principal has placed her high school daughter in a position of power over the younger students (in charge of them in after-care). She abuses this power by verbally and physically mistreating the young students. (E.g., making them sit in difficult positions for a long time, or run laps outside without water.) My children have come home in tears on multiple occasions. I have spoken with several teachers about it and each of them know what is happening, but are afraid to speak up for fear of being fired by the principal (who recently divorced and fired her husband). Children left the summer camp program in droves b/c of the actions of the principal's daughter. This unfortunate event is a poor reflection on the principal's judgment and the oversight (or lack thereof) by school officials.
Assumption has "been in our family for years" I am a grandmother to four students who attend there, their parents attended there, and I attended there! The family atmosphere is superior, the education, morals and ethics instilled in the studernts is beyond excellent. I have opportunity to be on the campus for events and what a great feeling to see other "alumni" of my era still there too! Generations of families tell a story that no marketing strategy can compare to. The feeling of community, dedication and acceptance puts the children who attend there, armed for the "real world" that is so challenging this day and time.....My parents scrapped together the $14.00 tuition, my children are sacrificing for their children and if there is a way to see into the future, my grandchildren will send thier children to Assumption! The school remains just small enough that all children are familiar with each other, the parents are familiar with the students and the adage , "it takes a village.." is put to use daily at Assumption. Children of this generation deserve and will need the strong basis of education and convictions of right and wrong to be productive citizens and role mdels.
My family is new to assumption this year. We transferred from another private school in Jacksonville. We have been satisfied in every way at Assumption. The school atmosphere is positive, the staff is friendly, communication is fantastic, student body is diverse, and the teachers are first rate. I am so grateful that my children attend Assumption Catholic School.
Assumption Catholic School helps all of her students grow in mind, body, and spirit. This school and its parish are truly CATHOLIC. What a blessing Assumption is to the Jacksonville community!
I can say without hesitation that Assumption is the gem of Jacksonville shools. The Pastor and the Parish staff have nothing but the interest of the children at the center of every decision that they make. The Principal, her staff and the teachers are all very involved, proactive and modestly dressed. Not to mention that Assumption is the ONLY Catholic school in Jacksonville with Nuns living on campus working with the children daily.
All three of my children love their school and their teachers. It is a very happy and positive place where kids are greeted each morning with smiles and friendly faces. It is obvious when you visit the school that the teachers truly love the children. The students stay busy during the school day and homework is meaningful and reasonable. The office staff is friendly and the school uses technology to individualize instruction with Accelerated Reading and Accelerated Math. Communication is done through Edline.com and they use mylunchmoney.com for lunch payment so there is no scrambling for lunch tickets or money in the morning. Even tuition is paid online. Religion is taken very seriously at Assumption and the Sisters are a joyful influence on our children. I am very happy to be a part of such a great school, especially because my chldren are so happy to be there.
This is a fantastic school its new and updated also my child loves the sports activities every Fri. She plays soccer
We recently transferred our child out of Assumption. We left for many reasons but lack of communication between administration and parents was a major concern. The new principal does not return phone calls, has little experience, and handles issues poorly. I also expect school staff/administrators to set the standard of modesty in dressing; that wasn t happening here. Some of the teachers are fantastic; others are not so. Based on our experience in the primary grades, I wouldn t recommend this school.
I am an Assumption graduate and currently I have three children attending this wonderful school. I agree with a previous parents' review in which she stated that over the last couple of years that Assumption has flourished. What he/she failed to mention was that the current principal was the vice-principal at that time and I believe she deserves some credit for that as well. She is young, but why is that a negative? I have found her to be nothing short of professional and to have the schools best interest at heart. All of the teachers that my children have had thus far have kept me informed of my childrens progress and given me guidance when needed for my son who struggles with school. With the current state of the economy it is a struggle to continue to keep my children in private school, however, Assumption is worth it.
Assumption was a wonderful school and church community. My children attended from preschool and it really hurt to withdraw them recently. The teachers are wonderful and really care. Unfortunately the Pastor is more concerned about profit margins(not supplementing the school budget) and material needs he has become short sighted of what is important. The new principal may not have much experience but she means well and will do what she thinks is best for the school. I hope the school can overcome the present problems. It is a great location in a wonderful town.
Our daughter has attended ACS since pre-school. ACS had issues in the past caused by ineffective educators, administrators unaware of proper education materials and a lack of discipline. In 2004, a new principal was hired who implemented policy to turn ACS around. Since that time, ACS students' have flourished. The principal brought in the proper books, hired qualified educators, updated techonology and improved communication with parents. ACS improved its standardized testing scores and is now one of the highest rated schools in the diocese. However, without notice or cause the Pastor terminated the principal in January 2008 jeopardizing these advances. If I were coming to this school, fresh, I would inquire as to the leadership experience of the new adminstration and potential conflicts of interest since the principal now supervises her teacher husband. I would look to San Jose Catholic and St. Pauls instead!
I love working at Assumption. It is a growing, thriving Parish with a lot to offer the whole family. The teachers and parents work together to ensure each students' success.
This school has a lot to offer. They will have a brand new gym/family center open this summer. They have sports for all ages and abilities, they work with working parents to provide before/after school care and they even have a wonderful summer camp. But that is just the 'extra' stuff. The 4 Sisters that came last year have added to the faith formation of the entire community. Our family is blessed to call Assumption 'home'.
My family started out at another school in the Diocese, but when we moved closer to town we decided to switch, wow are we glad we did! My older students, who started out at the other school are not nearly as prepared as my younger child. There are plenty of opportunities for parental involvement if you have the time. Teachers are very friendly and work with parents to help the children reach their highest potential. The Pastor is very caring, and the addition of the four Sisters from the Home of the Mother have really added to the already great community. We couldn't be happier!
Assumption Catholic School is a wonderful school for my children. We moved from another state (and another Catholic school) and I would have to say that ACS has a leg up (if not 2). The academics are challenging and the staff works as if they have a personal investment in each child - which makes a positive difference. We are very happy and plan to be there a long time.
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