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Saint Agatha School

Private | PK-8 | 500 students

We are known for providing academic excellence in a Christ-centered environment
 
 

 
 

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $136,100. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,160.

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4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 19 ratings
2013:
Based on 1 rating
2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
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Posted April 2, 2014

Many years ago a neighbor introduced us to St. Agatha and since then the school and the parish have become part of our family. My children now grown reflect that their time at St. Agatha was incredible. They've mentioned that they were nurtured and received a great education that have led them with God's guidance to become wonderful, caring individuals both in their profession and personal lives. We would recommend St. Agatha to anyone who wants to place their children in a caring, nurturing, catholic environment where they will learn and be able to transition and succeed in high school and beyond. May God continue blessing the teachers, administration, and staff with that relentless dedication to their profession to continue teaching His children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2014

I spent 10 years at St. Agatha and it was an amazing experience! The faculty/staff are very helpful and loving people. The teachers are amazing! The principal is great and is always eager to make sure we are happy! I had an amazing experience and gained friendships that I will keep for a lifetime!!!


Posted April 1, 2014

Been here since Pre-K 4 and now I'm in Middle School, I've had a good experience with all of my teachers. The absolutely wonderful teachers are always caring and they help me succeed! And from time to time Mrs. Glass, the principal, walks in to the room too see if were on task! Great School, Great Environment, and Great Faculty! ~~~~ You must believe to achieve!


Posted April 1, 2014

Some of the negative reviews about this school are quite difficult to comprehend and take seriously. Each of my kids attended this school for 10 years so we have a truly full experience to draw from...and we can attest that it has been great for a majority of that time. Most teachers were very friendly...our kids received lots of attention and got a very good education which prepared them well for good private high schools...which they easily got into. A big part of St. Agatha's success is the principal, Mrs. Glass, who puts a very high emphasis on academics. She chooses her teachers carefully and presses the students to do well. She can be very strict and imposing...but isn't that what we want in our principals? Especially when we choose a private school for our kids? Yes, we want someone who takes control and is not afraid to make difficult decisions...even when it isn't the popular one. Our experience was very positive and I confidently recommend St. Agatha.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2014

My experience in St. Agatha has been amazing!!! Both my children have attended the school since PK4 and have had nothing more than a beautiful experience. They have made long lasting memories that they will treasure forever. The teachers are very caring and loving with the children. The principal, Mrs. Glass, has always been very nice and has known how to run the school in a very successful way. She doesn't cave in to unruly parents and stands her ground firmly when making decisions that benefit the school. Academically, it's very good, my daughter entered high school very prepared and her transition was very easy. I think of St. Agatha as my second home, met lots of great families and will always keep St. Agatha very close to my heart.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2014

After visiting several area schools, we finally felt at home at St. Agatha. Warm staff, amazing teachers, large classrooms and a top notch education. Students are taught to respect themselves and each other. Strong moral/religious education and strong academics. Students easily transition into high-school and excel. Best choice! Highly recommend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2014

Excellent School! My family s experience with St. Agatha has been wonderful. St Agatha is an excellent school with a caring supportive staff that encourages and nurtures an environment conducive to learning. There are no words to describe how pleased I am with the efforts of all the teachers and staff with respect to their education, well being and enthusiam towards providing the best possible education for my children. This is all driven by the dynamic administrative team that support the teachers' efforts. The administrative staff and teachers are involved, caring, and appropriately demanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2014

Incredible experience! My three children attended St. Agatha from Pk3 thru 8th grade. My husband and I have very fond memories in all our years there. While there my oldest child was discovered to have a learning disability and with the constant help from ALL the faculty, staff and administration; today my child attends a prestigious university. My other two children have been attending great Catholic high schools and my middle child has been accepted into seven universities. My husband and I truly believe that the foundation that St. Agatha gave our children was the key for their brighter future. St. Agatha helped us plant the seed for them to follow our Catholic values. It not only starts at home, you enhance your teachings and moral values with the help of a great school environment and church community. We were very blessed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2014

I am a frist year parent and have an amazing experience! My daughters teacher is wonderful, she is knowledgeable and very loving to my child and the rest of the students. She is helpful in every way possible when it comes to her educational needs. I have had a postive experience with the office staff and admiistration. I would highly recommend this school to anyone who is looking for a faith based education for their child. I have been in another parochial school and it has not compared to my experience here. Awesome!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2014

Bad experience!! I tried to get a recommendation letter but sad news arrived, I will not recommend it save your Money and time!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2014

Excellent school with quality education, catholic morals, and excellent teachers/principal! As a parent to three children, I could never consider putting my child anywhere else. My first daughter, who is an alumni (was there from PK to 8th grade), has moved on to a top Catholic high school in which she has further excelled by being placed in their accelerated/advanced program. She was taking dual enrollment/college and AP classes her Freshman year and managed it with great ease due to the excellent education and work ethic that she received in St. Agatha. She finished the year with a 4.9 and is continuing to excel in her sophomore year. My second daughter is currently at St. Agatha and is excelling as well. She loves her school, her teachers, and her friends. When the decision came as to where my third daughter would be going as she starts PK next year, it was one of the easiest decisions I have ever made. Knowing first hand that my daughter would have all the tools she would need to be successful in high school and for the rest of her life, we quickly enrolled her in St. Agatha. Why look anywhere else when you have everything here? I highly recommend the school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2014

Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! St. Agatha is such an awesome place for kids to learn. The admin, teachers, and parents so obviously care about the kids. The environment is always warm and welcoming, as soon as you walk in the principal, assistant principal, and/or pastor are always there to greet you and your kids. They have high standards for learning and believe all can achieve. I was always particularly touched at the inclusion of students with special needs at this school. It is so heart-warming to see students with special needs receiving Communion and other sacraments with their peers. It is something you will not find in any other Catholic school in the area. Their special education program rocks! As a member of the community, this school is a true symbol of what raising kids with a kind and compassionate Catholic heart should be.


Posted March 24, 2014

It's truly a shame that this forum is used by disgruntled parents to launch attacks at my school. Clearly, the parents that are actually making a difference and are involved with their children on a daily basis are too busy to sit here and rage on. St. Agatha is a top notch school. If you're looking for a solid education for your child coupled with a foundation based on strong catholic values, then this is the place for you. As for Extra-curricular activities, anyone sitting at our monthly masses can hear for themselves how blessed we are by our amazing choir, but you would actually have to be there to experience it. Before deciding on a school, please call the main office, take a tour, and see for yourself. You will not regret it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2014

Great school! The Administration, Teachers and staff are dedicated to the students. The school has integrated technology in the classroom. We are very happy here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2014

St. Agatha is not only a wonderful school, it also provides students & parents a home away from home. The community at St. Agatha allows you to build bonds that will last a lifetime. I am an alumni of St. Agatha & do not know how I could be where I am today if it wasn't for the support of the St. Agatha community. The faculty truly cares for the students & their families. St. Agatha is also a reasonably priced private, Catholic institution doing it's best to not only educate its students but to also instill good, Catholic values. I grew up at St. Agatha & hope one day that my children will get to do the same.


Posted March 24, 2014

St. Agatha School offers committed teachers and staff, lead by a committed Principal. The school is accredited by the Florida Catholic Conference, therefore the Principal and teachers are fully qualified professional educators. I know that my child is in a school that provides academic excellence, while providing a FAITHFUL & NOURISHING environment with fair and equitable discipline. Everyone from the office staff to parents are welcoming and helpful. In addition, the teachers stay each year and have their own kids in the school. I am happy to have my child at a school that the Principal greets parents and students EVERY day at the door. I am fully confident in this Catholic school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2014

For that reason, I would like to thank my parents for placing me in Saint Agatha. They could not have put me in a better place.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 30, 2014

I am interested in enrolling my daughter to PreK3. I would like to hear more recent reviews about the school. I toured the school and it seemed great. Thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2014

I am very disappointed with the school! Sad to say but look at other schools. Save your money !!! St Timothy is a better school .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2013

My daughter goes to Prek-3. She started two days ago and I'm struggling with the rules for the little ones. All children are expected to be in the classroom by 8am, otherwise they are considered late and need to be walked to the classroom by a staff member that waits for late-arrivers by the main office. I demanded to walk her to the classroom because it was only her second day. They agreed, but emphasized that for safety reasons parents were not allowed to talk by the hallways after 8am. The little ones would come up to us to say hi and the teacher insisted they went back to their sits. The learning environment didn't feel very welcoming for the kids. They seem to emphasize rules and discipline much more over learning through exploration and play, as well as socialization. I don't know much about the Pre-K education, but I have heard positive things about education for the older children. I have to admit that I am a bit resentful about my choice of taking her there. I wish I had done more research about it.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 97% 24%
Two or more races 1% N/A
White 1% 44%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% N/A
Black 0% 29%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Cognitive disability
  • Specific learning disabilities
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Math club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 2:45 am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Maria P. Glass
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman Catholic
Associations
  • SACS/CASI
Fax number
  • (305) 222-1517

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Cognitive disability
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Remediation
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Archdiocese of Miami
  • ISSF
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Book/reading club
  • Math club
  • National Junior Honor Society
  • St. Paul Ministry
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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1125 SW 107th Ave
Miami, FL 33174
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