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.
Our daughter just graduated from Middle School at St. Agatha and we can only say that we are soooo glad we chose this school for her Middle School Years. The only regret we have is not putting her here since Elementary. Children respect each other and see each other as a Family. We had a great experience and our daughter was truly happy. The academics here are very strong and it has a safe environment. The Principal, Administration and Teachers show their love for the children. Our daughter received such a great education that she was accepted to a Top Elite high school. If you want a safe environment and a great education , don't hesitate to visit this school. There's always two sides to stories so don't believe all the negativity people write on these posts. Sometimes it's from people that don't even go to this school.
Not sure what school the parents below had their children at but it certainly wasn't St. Agatha. The principal at this school is FAIR and the rules here apply to everyone, no exceptions. If you're looking for an easy way out or for the rules to bend in your favor, then you're in the wrong place. Strong Academics, modern technology, 20 kids/classroom with teacher and aide. Students conduct themselves respectfully and treat others with respect. Any situations that I have personally encountered have been handled professionally. Highly recommend! Your child will graduate with an excellent education,school is top 5 in the Archdiocese, and will easily transition into any of the local high schools with a solid foundation/background/education received at St. Agatha.
The school has good teachers and the overall school dicipline is good. The students are well behaved, I feel that the Principal needs to allow all the parents and their comments to be heard instead of just a "click" of parets" who are always involved in all. There are many parents that are not wealthy and can not contribute to the school in money or time due to having to work to have their child there..I feel that onle certain parents are heard and others are discarded. The Principal favors centain parents. we are all equal and our children should be trated equally.
Save your $$$$$$ not worth it all St Timothy is a better school teachers are more caring and the Principal is awesome good hearted and good with dicipline. SAVE your $$$$$$ not worth it at all St. Agatha is not a good school.
I would consider sending your money elsewhere. There are plenty of other schools that your children would probably benefit from. The class size is a lot bigger than a public school. 30 students to one teacher in some classes is outrageous! The administration does not discipline their children fairly. Ask those important questions prior to enrolling. Some teachers are really good and are there for the children. I agree with other parents that the principal is intimating to EVERYONE including her teachers. Sad to say but look at other schools.
My daughter attended kindergarten at St. Agatha 3 years ago. The same teachers and principal are still there, so I feel I can write this review. While my child was there, I was most impressed by the discipline at the school. Children of all ages were encouraged to use good manners and speak to adults in a loud and respectful manner. The private school my daughter is in now doesn't stress those very important things. I found the principal to be nice, although I do agree with someone's observation that it is hard to break into the established cliques that parents have formed. In kindergarten, academics were very strong.
There is nothing special about St. Agatha School and in fact, public schools are far superior. The teaching methodology is from the dark ages. Class sizes are large and many, many students do not get the support they need. Many teachers are there because they were not hired by systems paying significantly higher salaries. Many students leave after bad experiences. As many parents will attest, the Principal intimidates her students, staff, AND parents, even to the point of yelling at them should they disagree with her. This is about the most un-Christian environment I have ever been in and am glad we will be leaving the school.
Lousy, they will not take ESE student until 3rd grade. Where is the christianity of giving the Lord to all children. Sad, Very sad.
It's awesome but they give you a lot of home work but it's a great school
This will be my last year here at St. Agatha. There are both good and bad. In middle school acedemics I can say they excel in math, science, english, religion, and literature. The acedemics here are good but what I love about St. Agatha is the atmosphere. The principal isn't the nicest but we deal with it. The great thing is the moment you walk in you feel like your in cofortable place just like home. I have seen in the past years that all the kids come in and say hi to there former teachers several times a month. You grow a connection to the school and the people in it. It is my 8th grade year and it is packed with more events that you can imagine. It is a little expensive but all woth it.
The teaching at the school is good. Please ntoe that good does not mean excellent - they do not have programs for advanced or gifted children. Additionally, the administration is totally oblivious to parent concerns or input - unless it is money! Additionally, the student/teacher ratio is not proportionate to the public schools and it makes me think that the kids are hurt by this fact. Not certain I am getting my money's worth!
Very pleased... my daughter just finished her first year in PK-3 and It was an unforgetable experience. Both her teacher (Mrs.D) and Aide (Mrs.B) were amazing ladies and in my opinion a great asset to St.Agatha! I would highly recommend the school and will be forever 'gratefull' for both these teachers that made my daughter's early education a success.
Open door policy ??!! which door is this ?? I feel completely ingnored by the principal when I try to communicate problems my child is having with the teacher, after I have already tried solving it with the teacher. I have been at the school for 2 years and will be leaving soon. In the 2 years I was there I never felt part of the school , I noticed all the time they only have the same parents participating in all the activities, they are not welcoming to new parents. As far as academics , it is a good school, better than some public schools I would say, but if your child is one that studies hard you might as well take it to public school for academics, where they offer much more programs.
This is a great school. I would highly recommend it to others. The Principal has an open door policy and is very easy to talk to. The teachers and the curriculum are excellent as well. I have been a parent at the school for over 7 years now and can't say enough about how great the school is. Even my kids enjoy going to school and being a part of the St. Agatha community.
it's ok, i guess... there are good teachers, but they kinda give you a lot of homework... they have a great algebra class. Sometimes, it overwhelms kids that there are so many activities to be involved with. The Principal, Mrs. Glass is super nice and funny. But i think that there should be more dicipline because kids are bringing things they are not supposed to bring... but overall it is a great school, and since im graduating this year, i know that it will be fun and safe!
The school is very good academically, but it does not provide of a daily recess time for the students or a mid-morning snack time for the classes that get lunch the latest.
I am very dissapointed with the school! The principal is not open to the parents concerns. The well being of the students is not a priority. Our voices, as parents, are not being heard.
Academically this school exceeds my expectations year after year. i am concerned about the maintenance of the campus and the grounds.
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