My child started in that school 3 years ago. I am so disappointed at the decline of the school. St. Michaels used to be one of the top Catholic Schools in the 80s and 90s and now, I can only compare it to a low income/low class schools. I don't think the teachers are certified, most don't even have the knowledge to teach the curriculum. I have to teach my child at home and that is when they decide to give them homework. For the last 3 weeks there has been NO homework as the kids need 3 weeks to prepare for midterms. Everyday they are asking for money. If you tell me that the money would be used for the education or renovations of the school, I would say fine, but it's for neither. The students don't even have science or social studies books. The children in the upper grades cannot be any more ruder. My best friends children attend St. Hugh and she informed me that in a basketball game between the two schools o e of the older girls from St. Michaels was making obscene gestures and remarks to the basketball players of St. Hugh. She was mortified as she had attended St. Michaels as a child. There is no discipline in the class as many teachers can't control the students. From a source that I have in one of the high schools, they try not to accept children from this school because of their academic skills and behavior. This is pretty sad. Worse is the disgusting attitude from the staff. Some of them don't speak English. We think they just hire whoever off the streets. The lunch is cold by the time that my child gets to lunch. It's not a typical Catholic School lunch and you pay a pretty penny for it. Who knows the cafeteria people may be related to someone there too. It's all a click!!!! A few parents are now deciding whether to continue in this school as it doesn't seem to be helping the students academically or spiritually, yet alone behavioral wise. Think twice about putting your children here.
They support them alright.... They cover up their misbehaviors because they don't want to lose them as they are part of that government scholarship. From what I hear, they do the same curriculum as everyone else and no classes for them.
The students come in all shapes and sizes there. You have the bullies, the disrespectful ones, and you have those big misbehaving kids that nothing happens to them because they are part of the school click or they know someone.
Some teachers seem to not have any people skills. Rude as rude can be! They don't return emails in a timely manner. When emails are returned it has grammatical errors. Very low educational skills. I have to reteach at home & pay for tutors.
They have had no homework in the last 3 weeks. Other than that when I do homework with my child I have to redo class work because it's all wrong. As for my friends that have kids in the upper grades they don't study and have very little homework. SAD! How is that preparing them for high school.
The teacher at this school lack the knowledge and are not well prepared, it's seems like they have no college education or just basic education from the teacher to the whole staff. They asked for donations and extra money everyweek with the excuse of school renovation and the school looks the same as of 10 years ago. The staff is rude and the school is in not great conditions. Auditorium is dirty and old, some employees don't speak English. Even the pre k teachers. My son who was learning English was sent home with a homework and miss spelled words etc etc. they keep asking for donation and they don't renovate or update the school. The education sistem is bad. I do not recommend this school to future parents. Check out the grades and reviews before. Your child education is everything.
As a student in this school I believe this school is the absolute worst. They threaten you if you don't read that you will have punishment, and do not deal with the important matters at hand. I have been bullied constantly at this school in my first year, and have told plenty of staff members only to have no results. Once you end up in the middle school math is the same math each year. They give separate work which is more advanced to some students except the whole class. Their ways on those with disabilities are not that helpful and don't address the fact that they need more attention. The school also crowds the classroom with at least fourty students too. Science is practically a religion class since the teacher refuses to speak about the theory of evolution, and just talks about the word of god. I haven't learned a single thing I that class to. The majority of teachers are okay but there are many many flaws. Its basically fishing for money too. To fund the sports team instead of funding academics such as art, and maybe an actual music class that doesn't force you to sing the gospel. I recommend others schools because this school needs a complete fixer upper.
St Michael is a great school. My daughter has been there for 2 years and It was the best decision that we made. Teachers are super sweet and very professional. They really love their children, and the principal is really an angel for all those kids. God bless all of them!!!