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PK-8
Private
Miami, FL
Students enrolled: 315
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12115 SW 107th Ave
Miami, FL 33176

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November 18, 2014
1) The school forces parents to buy uniforms from only one specific uniform store that is grossly overpriced. There are less expensive alternatives available to buy identical uniforms. Once the school caught wind of this however, they stated they would check the labels on your children's clothing to ensure the uniform was purchased at the overpriced store. 2) Classroom sizes are overcrowded with 36 students or more. 3) After paying full tuition, the school announces they need another $250 dollars per student for ipads. The school keeps the ipads not the student and not all students get to use the ipad even though all students have to pay. 4) The school is supposed to be Catholic but will allow any non-Catholic students in the school as long as pay.

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April 30, 2014
Love this school. My child is in PK-4 with the best teacher EVER!! So far, we couldn't be happier.

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April 30, 2014
St. John Neumann School is more than just a school. It is a second home and we feel it is also part of our extended family. SJN is amazing for its strong and solid academics, as well as it's incredibly loving, nurturing and caring teachers, staff and administration. The faith formation the children receive is by far one of the most important things to us as a family. From the early grades where children reaffirm their belief that we are all part of God's creation to the older grades where children are comfortable and confident enough in their faith life to stand up for what they believe. SJN supports our role as parents and we are thrilled to be a part of this community.

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April 30, 2014
St John Neumann Catholic School (SJNCS) is a small school in Kendall. Not many people know about it since is inside a very nice neighborhood, kind of like a hidden treasure. It has been a blessing for my three children to attend SJNCS. Two of my children are now in a Magnet High School where they took Honor classes and AP courses since Freshman year. Some of their teachers have asked me if they were in a gifted program before high school and I always say "yes". In SJNCS children are taught like in any public school gifted program. My third child still in SJNCS and she is thriving academically and learning to love God above all. It is great to have school that not only teaches about religion but at the same time academically is superior to other Catholic Schools. The proof is in the Academic Olympics where SJNCS comes out on top year after year. The success has to do with the wonderful teachers that love what they do and it shows when the kids enjoy going to school to learn.

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April 29, 2014
St. John Neumann School students continue to have outstanding performance on national standardize tests as well as exceptionally high percentage of students entering honors programs in the high school of their choice.

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April 28, 2014
Our daughter has been in St. John Newman since PK4 and now she is in 4th grade. We love the school because she has gained a strong Catholic background, we also have seen here achieve many goals in her personal and academic life. Staff is always there to answer questions and help with any issue going on. Our daughter has made great friends for life and has always told us she loves her school. The school goes out of its way to have all parents involved in its activities and events. I would recommend this school to anyone without a doubt.

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April 28, 2014
The BEST decision I've made for my children! Faculty and staff are caring and loving. With high academic standards and strong Catholic teachings, my children are blossoming!

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April 28, 2014
This is the first year my children have attended St. John Neumann coming from the public school system and we have been blessed to find such a caring, nurturing environment. It has been truly outstanding and beyond words the best decision my wife and I have made! St. John Neumann School has challenged and enriched my children with an amazing zeal for learning. The school has a very well rounded curriculum focusing on academics, religion and community connection. I have been witness to not only the motivation but the mastery of very advanced level subject matter with both of my sons. The Administration and Staff show genuine, authentic care and concern for the children, their well-being and growth. It is a parish school community that I highly recommend and wish other families would experience. We are grateful and proud St. John Neumann Eagles!

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April 28, 2014
This is simply an amazing school that seems to have established the perfect blend of family-friendly atmosphere with academic excellence. The school staff develops the children academically, morally, ethically and socially to such a degree that it makes their middle and high school transition smooth and practically painless.

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April 28, 2014
St John Neumann is a wonderful school. The school not only excels academically but it teaches our kids good morals and values. It being a small school, it is a community that is like a family. When my daughter got diagnosed with cancer at age 7 in the second grade, the school staff and school families moved mountains for our family during this very difficult time. Immediately they had daily meal deliveries set up for us. The teachers would come to the hospital and home to help my daughter with her school work and tried their best to always include her in all the activities so she felt part of the class even though she was unable to attend class during her treatment. Those are just a few examples of the amazing gestures St John Neumann school provided for us. My kids love attending the school and they feel loved and safe. That means the world to us and would not trade it for any other school.

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April 27, 2014
WE have four children, and all of them have attended SJN. We have nothing but great experiences at the school. Our oldest daughter attended SAS and graduated high school with an AA. Our second son is in high school now taking all honor courses. SJN prepared both of them for high school and then some. We currently have two other children at the school. We recommend this little school to everyone.

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April 24, 2014
Enjoy the family environment and the trust you feel in teachers to care for your kids. Great opportunity for kids to flourish and achieve success since smaller school and can tailor educational experience.

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April 23, 2014
St John Neumann is an example of what our nation's educational system should be. The overall staff are like family and treat your children as if they were their own. Excellent communication between parent and teacher and excellent teacher/student ratio, etc. Old adage "it takes a village to raise a child" is a way of life at this school. The staff not only care about what you're children is learning but also encourages a general well being.

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April 23, 2014
Love this school!! Our son is in the Pre-K3 at SJNCS and we couldn't be happier. Great teachers and parents make the school what it is. Parents and staff are involved in school activities and active in the church. We trust our children with the staff at SJNCS. They are truly loved there.

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April 22, 2014
Great education in a caring environment! St. John Neumann school helps children to develop skills that make learning fun. Many programs available help each child reach their fullest potential. Very active family involvement.

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April 22, 2014
Saint John Neumann is an excellent school with caring teachers, parents, and administrators. We are very happy with the education that our children receive both academically and religious based.

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April 22, 2014
St. John Neumann Catholic School has been a wonderful place for my children to grow. I say place, and not school, because it is more than a school. Although my children are challenged academically, they have grown in their faith, and as young people more. My son is now graduating from high school and SJN really prepared him for high school. He is going to college with 50 dual-enrollment credits, and this is because the teachers and staff at SJN pushed him to be a better student. But more importantly, his high school teachers will say that he is a better young man because of the formation of his faith.

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April 22, 2014
Amazing! It is well-rounded and offers various areas of after-school enhancement. The families are friendly and loving and we are all proud to have our children in a Christ-filled environment. Go Eagles!

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April 22, 2014
St. John Neumann Catholic School is the best decision I've made for my children. The school is very small and the community is amazing. The teachers and staff are very caring and nurturing and offer a well-rounded education. The students grow academically, spiritually and as model citizens. Parent involvement is very highly encouraged, which fosters a sense of community and everyone working together for the success of the child.

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April 21, 2014
I love this school, the teachers & staff. We like is the good teaching and education to give children

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April 21, 2014
I absolutely love this school! I love that it is a small school with one class per grade and almost everyone know each other. I also like the feel of community in the school and how parents are included in almost all school events so I am able to volunteer on a regular basis. Wouldn't change it for anything!

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April 21, 2014
SJNCS is an excellent school providing high level education and a wholesome learning environment. The teachers at this school have made an incredible difference in my sons life. We will be forever grateful!

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March 31, 2014
I am a proud alumna from SJNCS (class of '88). A tradition of excellence in academics and faith formation continues today which is why I chose to enroll my 3 children in SJNCS. They are nurtured, challenged and grow in their faith every day. I know that my children will be beyond prepared for the challenges of high school.

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November 28, 2013
Proud parent of a SJN honor student. Outstanding school in every respect. Caring, competent faculty...standards of excellence are unsurpassed. Thank you SJN school/Miami for providing my daughter the finest education possible. Leslie DeMerville (parent)

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November 13, 2013
OMG!!! i am so proud to be a student of SJNCS.this school is fabulous.i am now an 8th grader.this is also an EXCELLENT school for Athletics.i participate in many sports such as volleyball basketball softball soccer and track and field.in my opinion SJN is the school known for both excellence in Catholic education and athletics.before every class begins, the students and teacher pause and pray.every morning around 8:00 two 8th grades read announcements which include a special prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.SJNCS also has mass @8:30 twice a month which enhances in students' religion.here are also many clubs and activities to do after school. for example, there is "Eco-Club" which we learn things to help the environment.there is also Academic Olympics(for 8th graders ONLY).this is an "Olympic" which tests your knowledge of a subject you choose to compete in...the subjects are history,math,P.E.,speech,art, science,religion,Grammar.there is so much in this school to be involved in that there is not that many words to describe (literally there are not enough words to fit this little box)it is so sad for me to leave this school.it is my home and my family.I WILL MISS YOU SJN!!

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October 03, 2013
Where do I begin? We LOVE St. John Neumann in Naples! I have a freshman, who is off to a great start. He is developing a love for his faith and learning This year. The Sisters,the faculty, the students, the campus The curriculum, the I pads...all 5 stars!

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September 04, 2013
Incredibly amazing and extremely focused on excelling in education as well as fostering parental involvement. The programs, faculty and staff all cater to the needs of the children while teaching independence and, most importantly, incorporating a strong sense of faith in everything.

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August 17, 2013
I went to SJN and I really liked the school.. I went there from prek3 to 8th grade and I loved it! The only thing is that you can notice the favorites of each teacher and this school is way to strict. The teachers get mad at every single little thing and they don't know how to have fun with the students responsibly. I am very sad that Mrs. Torrez left because I think she received to much bs and the staff didn't appreciate what am amazing and caring person she is and was for the school! personally I would go back to visit mrs. Torrez but how she left I don't find a reason to go back.. just to remember some memories that I wouldn't like to remember but overall this school did change my faith In a good way and if you are on a teachers good side then they do care about you

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August 02, 2013
Best Catholic PK-8 school in SW Miami. Great family environment, outstanding faculty and staff with a very professional and dynamic principal. The school is sought after, which has made enrollment to reach almost its maximum capacity and in turns it feels "tight." This is really the only negative thing that I can say about SJN. Yet, at the same time, the fact that the kids are close together also fosters the fantastic feel of family that you experience from the day one. Truly a great school all around: faith formation, academics, extracurricular activities and clubs, service projects and GREAT VALUES.

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July 31, 2013
SJNCS has been a wonderful environment for my children. As a parent of 3 children at the school, I have seen my children thrive academically and spiritually. It has an amazing staff of dedicated faculty and the administration is always available to listen to a parent's needs and concerns. It is a place I feel comfortable and safe leaving my children where I know they will be well taken care of. The environment goes beyond the school and there is a sense of family and community when you walk the halls of SJNCS. I am proud to be part of the SJNCS family.

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May 21, 2013
This school gave me ulcers in my stomach everyday my son was there. This is supposed to be a Catholic school but it really was take all my money school. My son went for PK and it was my worst mistake I had ever done. The teacher from day one had an issue with my son. When I went to check up on the class every now and then the teacher was NEVER in the classroom. I was shocked!! I would see the teacher walking around the hallway while the teachers aide was trying to control a class of 20 by herself. The principle was very uninviting and very rude. I am so glad I was able to make the right choice by taking him out as soon as I did. The school is a fake!! Save your money for another school.

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August 19, 2011
This school has an amazing academic program. They have won many academic olympics, and most students get accepted into great Catholic high schools. St. John Neumann has an Anti-Bullying program that truly helps to stop bullying. There is even a week dedicated to not bullying. Students go to Mass multiple times a month as a school and by grade. Students who go here, pray before every class, before meals, in the morning, and at dismissal. students learn to pray.

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July 04, 2011
A schools management is easly revealed by the courtesy & attention a person is given. St. John Neumanns office staff has proven to be unhospitable in every inquiry I have requested with enormous inconsiderable dissent. The motto for the school should be("The more money you give the more you get") As part of a Catholic education enduring kindness,modesty & harmony toward humanity ,the students do not practice these religious teaching with each other. Concluding, it is an unfriendly, unhealthy environment which you will be paying money for.

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January 31, 2011
There is a pervasive unchristian environment at this school. Teachers scream at the children regularly even at lunch time. Children are mean to each other; bullying is rampant - teachers are more annoyed with the child who complains about being bullied than interested in stopping the bullying itself. Staff will smile to your face, then talk behind your back. This is a very small school, and the unchristian, nasty attitude of some staff and teachers has taken over the environment here. Children learn by example....

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April 28, 2010
St. John Neumann school provides the individualized attention all children deserve. The faith based education that teachers provide is something rarely seen today. We are proud to be a family at this school.

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April 26, 2010
It provides both a top level education, competative sports program for all sports, combined with the religious values that have helped me throughout my life.

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April 26, 2010
Higher education. The stats for this school speak for themselves. A small school with a tremendous academic success record.

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April 26, 2010
It is a fantastic school for my daughter who is deaf. She is the only deaf child in that school and the school made sure that she acquire education, provides her resources for her needs, and treat her equally like other children. That school has many proud parents who fully participate any activites at St. John Nuemann.

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April 26, 2010
St John Neumann is does not only give the children an outstanding education, but helps parents raise their children to be courteous, respectful individuals who are strong in their faith.

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April 26, 2010
I love St. John Neumann School because we are all one big, happy family!

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April 26, 2010
It is a small community with lots of quality and small town feel in a large city. The teachers are incredibly caring for the children and for what they teach!

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May 03, 2009
I am proud to say I go to St. John Neumann. The school is very serious about academics. Whenever we go to compatitions, our school always comes out on top. And not only is the school great when it comes to academics, but as a student, I feel like the teachers our my second pair of parents. I am in all the advanced courses that the school offers and I love the school. I truly feel like I am getting something out of it. Also, the school onle has about 350 in 11 grades, so i know everyone and everyone knows me. I have been with my friends forever becasue I have bben in the school since I was four and wil coninue going here until I am 14. St. John Neumann is the best!!!

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October 24, 2008
As a student of St. John Neumann School, I am proud to say that this school is my second home. I read some reviews, and I am disappointed at one of them. Okay, number one, religion is taught from 1-8 grade. It shows that it's very much important at the school. And there is an excellent sports program. As of October 24, 2008, this school, Saint John Neumann School, is my home away from home!

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September 05, 2008
As of this writing (9/5/08), I have mixed feelings about SJN . I was disappointed to find class sizes exceeding 25 kids, and the lack of leadership from the former principal was frustrating, but she has retired (thankfully). The school is cliquish, but that's the case everywhere. SJN is VERY focused on academics, and the HW can be overwhelming. Be prepared to teach your kids what they didn't understand in class. That said, I'm fine w/this b/c we're looking for a high caliber education, and we're getting it. If you're not committed to your kid's education, put them in public school and roll the dice. You get what you pay for. I like the Catholic environment, and the other parents @ SJN share our values. Our friend in public school envy SJN's closeness & sense of community. Plus, our kids are way ahead of the public school kids (call me elitist).

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July 15, 2008
I was curious to see what others thought of SJN and was quite surprised. Obviously everyone and every child is different. However, speaking from a parent who was very involved in the school and who's child had learning difficulties; I found the school extremely helpful to me and incredibly caring towards my child. I am heartbroken that I have had to seek alternative education for my child. But know this - eventhough the school knew I was leaving - they (more than one teacher) took the time to 'go out' to the school I was interested in on their own time to give me their feed back! Seriously, who does that? Yes, it is a school that focuses on academics - it is a prep school! But for the $, you are certainly getting a bargain! The children that come out of this school are amazing kids. Prepared for HS!

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July 15, 2008
This school does not have a welcoming or happy environment for parents and children. Most of the administration and a few teachers are rude to parents. The discipline is so strict that the overall environment is oppressive. For example, during lunch time if the children are talking they are punished by not having recess/play time. Students are publicly humiliated and shamed as punishment. When it comes to classroom behavior if your child does not fit the 'cookie-cutter mold', as most parents here put it, the school does not want your child in the school. The school only cares about maintaining its' high acadamic achievements - religion, art and music are at the bottom of the list. Parents and children are extremely cliquish. Volunteers are excluded unless they are in the 'in' clique. The school does not have any forum to resolve parent complaints or concerns.

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August 21, 2007
The school will prepare your children extremely well academically. The school year after year wins First place and academic competitions. If you have a child coming into school at or below grade level they will struggle for a while. The school has no athletic program to speak of. The kids eat outside in the heat, rain and cold. The Principal is non-existent. [Many] staff has left this year. Yet, you pay tuition on par with schools that do have all of the above. The kids and parents are extremely cliquish.

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June 21, 2007
When all is said and done, this is a wonderful education for your child. Unfortunately, here is the downside to attending, the teachers are burnt out. The principal is totally nonresponsive to any parental concerns. The fees to attend have more than doubled in the past two years, yet the children still have no enclosed cafeteria and have to eat in the heat as well as the cold and rain. There is so much homework that a child cannot keep up unless he is gifted. The principal puts too much emphasis on advanced programs. Its still better than public school.

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April 23, 2007
SJN is a small friendly school with good teachers in the early years and in the middle shcool years but very lacking in the in between years. The principal does not address parent concerns appropriately and does not require quality in the teachers. The main problem with the school is the leadership from the principal.

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March 22, 2007
I am very proud to have my children attend SJN. The school has high academic standards, sets religious foundations, and provides a great environment for my children. My oldest child was admitted to Columbus without any problems. The school prepares its students for higher levels of education without the students having to struggle. There is a cohesion amongst the parents and a family atmosphere not found in public schools. My children are at a higher academic level than others their age. I am very familiar with with the better public schools and SJN students clearly are taught at a higher level. My children are being taught with a religious background and the focus in on a wholesome upbringing which is not found at other schools. SJN is a great learning environment in all aspects.

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October 04, 2006
The curriculum is very challenging and the teachers do a great job of motivating and teaching the children. My experience has been very positive with the staff and administration. A++

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August 25, 2006
SJN is a great school. Not only are Catholic values instilled on my children but the education is superb. I have tried the Palmetto public school system and even a Charter School - the education does not compare. My kids are challenged every day; it's a true prepatory school. There is ALOT of homework; however, todays kids need this in order to excel and prepare them for top notch schools. Yes, there are on average more than 30 kids per class but many of the elementary classes have two seasoned teacher who have many degrees. The one down side is that there is only one class per grade, so one must learn to deal with many sorts of personalities. Without hesitation, I would recommend SJN to any parent.

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August 14, 2006
SJN is an excellent school and community. The environment is very caring and family oriented - everyone knows everyone. Most of the teachers are first rate with many years of experience, and several have Masters degrees. Catholic values are a priority without compromising a top quality academic program. The only negatives are that there are too many children in one class (35 from 1st grade to 8th gr.) and the principal is non-responsive to parent complaints.

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July 05, 2006
SJN is not a very good school. The teachers are very mean and do not teach the kids. My children come home with loads of homework that they do not even understand and that I have to teach to them.I have taken my 2 of my children out and put them in public schools, and they are learning much more. the classrooms are overcrowded at SJN, and children do not get the attention needed.

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July 05, 2006
I do not like attending this school. All they want is money, and do not care much about my child's education. It is overpriced and teh education isnt even taht good. The parents have to do all the work, becausethe children aren't learning anything in class.

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May 12, 2006
I think it is a wonderful school with a challenging curriculum and friendly staff.

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April 25, 2006
I thought that the school was much better. They are overcroweded and the kids are not learning to their potential. The school is nuch to interested in how much you are giving $$ instead of improving on education.

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January 02, 2006
Parents are 'overly' involved, and I was told by the pricipal that to insure 'equal' treatment for my child, my wife or I would need to be as well. Parents frequently complete projects for their children(usually obvious Science fair, Bio-bottles). Children who do their own work are penalized because there creations are not up to par. Very 'clique-ish'. The boys tend to be 'bratty' and there is a signifiacant amount of bullying taking place during PE and after-care when adult supervision is poor. Class size is maxed with >30 children in every class. The pace is fast and the children are EXPOSED (not taught) to an abundance of educational material. However, I found that I actually needed to teach my children at home what they did not LEARN in class.

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December 07, 2005
Both my children have gone to SJN since they were 5 years old. SJN is a school where the children come first. Each child is encouraged to do their personal best without being labeled as the smart or dumb kids. The teachers are highly skilled and work hard to bring out the best in each child. The principal is kind and knows each child by name. She is a great example of a leader and I will miss seeing her everyday as my daughter graduates this year. Thank you SJN for bringing out the best in my children and giving them the encouragement and confidence they need to go out into the world!

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St. John Neumann School
12115 SW 107th Ave, Miami, FL  33176
(305) 255-7315
Last modified St. John Neumann School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
St. John Neumann School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 65 reviews. Top