Not just one teacher, all teachers here are caring, well qualified and patient. I know of instances where they have bent backwards to assist a child with a problem or stayed to help a child with a question or unable to grasp a situation. Very good group of teachers.
As a grandparent, I firmly believe that the best inheritance we can leave our children is the gift of education. To be rated as an IB school is an outstanding honor and believe me, these schools do not abound. St. Thomas is one. Their 8th graders are openly recruited by local high schools not for the student's athletic ability but for the school's excellent reputation of producing well rounded future leaders with christian values and outstanding academics. If you believe in catholic education and you want the best elementary education possible in the Dade County area, there is no better school than St. Thomas. Politicians say, "that it takes a village" to raise a child but I say it takes a family. St. Thomas is a family. A family of caring priests, teachers, parents, grandparents and even great-grandparents. Can you think of a better environment for your child?
I am extremely disappointed of this school! It is extremely expensive and does not deliver what every parent would expect...a positive and catholic environment...totally the contrary! Some teachers are great and they teach great, but there are other teachers that don't seem to care for the student s education. Besides there is favoritism for some students based on how long they have been in the school or how much "donations" the parents have given. Most of the students are bullies. As a parent you will need to fill out a Bully Report if you want something done about the actions of other students. Am I supposed to fill out a report for over 10 students? Really, on a Catholic school? Teachers don't seem to have any authority to discipline the students! The staff, administration, and some parents are hypocrites! The school requires a lot of the parents involvement but only to take more money from them. This school got my expectations too high but the atmosphere and treatment that my daughter and I have received failed to impress me and meet those expectations!. It is a hostile Catholic School environment. I will NOT recommend this school to anyone!