As a parent who has had 5 children go through, as well as are currently enrolled in St. Clare, plus countless friends & other family members numbering in the dozens, it greatly concerns me when I suddenly see a couple of negative reviews. That is usually a sure sign of a parent who had some recent misfortune or some sort of disciplinary action taken against them. That is just my opinion. Holding a grudge is not what this school is about, at all! What I can state as fact? That you would be hard pressed to find a private or charter school that rivals this one in Palm Beach County. You can try, as many are forced to, but the faculty & administration is the most caring & forgiving group of educators that I've encountered in my 39 years of being involved in schools around the area. The school challenges its students to grow up to be good Catholics. It does this in countless ways & will continue to do so because it believes in doing things the right way and treating people the right way. My fellow parents are giving & charitable. If you want your children to get the best private school education available, St. Clare is your best choice!!! God bless.
Wait until first grade if you want to try this school. And then I would suggest leaving after third grade. Many of the great teachers and wonderful principal that previously ran this school have moved on. If you have a preschooler, they may learn, but they do not have a nice place for the younger children of the school to enjoy a playground. The toys and structures of the playground even though they may be donated by the kind parents of the school, they are not of the quality to withstand the daily wear and tear of young children. The play structures are of the qulaity that you would have in your backyard, not what you would expect in a school that pushes a Kindergarten or PreK4 program. Basically a square with a bunch of old looking toys. The PreK teacher of the school is wonderful. As for the K teacher, she has been at the school for ions, so you can't really complain about her lack of nurture. She is what you would call an old school catholic teacher, very strict, with good instruction, but not loving. If you are looking for that then you will be fine, but if you want an experience of which your kids will want to go to school, like I said, wait till 1st grade.
1) The schools curriculum is not challenging. Only middle of the road students will find the curriculum suitable. 2) The Playground, what playground. The facilities for Kindergarten and PreK 4 are disorganized and old-fashioned. The play area is lacking and poorly maintained. The PreK teacher is very nice and very capable. The K teacher is very qualified but not nurturing. 3) The Elementary and Middle School are both organized but like I mentioned above, unchallenging. 4) The Art and Music department are lacking. The teachers are very nice but the classroom is shared, the space does not evoke creativity in my opinion. 5) The Middle School has recently transitioned to iPads which is great. The Middle School has mostly nice teachers, except for the English teacher. The teacher has an unusual way of grading, and most students that I know of do not care for her. Her personality in my opinion is rude and cold but that is just an opinion. 6) Not the greatest representation of a Catholic Environment. I speak of personal experience. 7) The Principal of the school is too young in my opinion to run a school. She hasn't been around the block even though she does try.
This will be our family's 6th year at SCS. We have never doubted our choice to send our kids to St. Clare. The teachers, faculty and staff are like family. The campus may not be flashy, but that's not what kids should care about anyway (and they don't). St. Clare has all of the bells and whistles in what counts ... EDUCATION! The St. Clare family is 50 years proud.
My son just finished 1st grade at St.Clare. after spending kindergarten in a disorganized charter school. This was a huge improvement. My other son will be joining kindergarten this fall. It was a real hassle having him in prek at a different school. I'm excited about all the upgrades and renovations that are taking place as well. This is the best choice I could've made for my family.
The last of my 4 children is now working his way through St. Clare. It's hard to describe what it is about SCS that makes it so awesome. Although the building lacks "curb appeal", you'll never hear a student complain about it. They go to school in a safe, loving environment and make life-long friends there. The state is great and takes time to help each child succeed. The parents are actively involved in the school and also make great friends with other parents. I highly recommend St. Clare for anyone looking for quality education and a great experience for their kids.
My friend came from another country and they really welcomed her daughter at this school. It was such a relief for her. Her daughter was so happy here. I recommend this school highly from what I heard. I wish my daughter could attend but it is a drive for us.
The new principal is doing amazing things with this school. It's a great family environment and the kids are all very happy to be there. My oldest was very well prepared for her high school experience is a public school.
St. Clare is a great school. The administration, teachers and staff are very welcoming. The children are happy and look forward to going to school everyday. Real Catholic education is a plus.
As for the older review about the Middle School Math teacher she has left the school and moved on. Saint Clare School is always working to better the school and the progress of education. You can't go wrong by placing you children at Saint Clare School where they will be in a loving and nurturing environment. Saint Clare School will challenge your Child to become successful in his or her education.
St. Clare School is a Great Catholic elementary school! My overall experience there has been fantastic. Academically my child is challenged to be her best and she is secure emotionally and socially. St. Clare is a safe place that prepares its students to enter the competitive world of high school and beyond. Last but not least, it is the most affordable private school option in the northern Palm Beaches.
My daughter started Kindergarten at St. Clare this year, and I must say I couldn't be happier with our choice of school! I was nervous at first because they have a new principal this year, but the principal has turned out to be amazing. I couldn't be happier with the teachers and staff, and the overall experience has been a great one!
St. Clare is a private school that provides a caring, nurturing, family atmosphere and a great education. The administration and staff, as well as other families, have been wonderful in welcoming us. Coming from a small preschool, this is exactly the type of school that I wanted my children to attend. Great price for a private school to boot. I am looking forward to many more years at St. Clare.
I have had 3 children go all through St. Clare. My first two went into magnet programs into the public school system and into honors classes. My youngest is still there and excelling. They both said they were very prepared for the honors programs. They both said they felt ahead of their classmates in their classes. I was very pleased with their middle school learning and test scores. I highly recommend this school for any family looking for a loving positive environment for your children to learn.
Our family was welcomed with open arms as we entered St. Clare this year. The administration and staff have been very supportive and their work to ensure that each child masters the Common Core State Standards is evident. I would strongly recommend this school as a positive, parochial school environment.
St. Clare is a rare find. If you want a school that provides academic excellence combined with a family like environment, this is the place for your child. You will never seen a place with more confident and kind children. It's is an academic institution that provides ALL of the tools your child will need to meet the high standards that they promote! A+ in our book. We have been there a total of seven years and have two children which attend. I am also a teacher, but not at this school.
The lack of reviews for this school means only that things are fine. St. Clare is an excellent school with a top notch curriculum and education for our students. We as parents are deeply involved which keeps our family atmosphere ever present at St. Clare. Our teachers are excellent! We have been a leader in taking on new Common Core Curriculum Standards and will continue to be at the forefront of excellent education for years to come! I have a middle school aged child and couldn't be happier with the new curriculum changes and added leadership at St. Clare Catholic School. If you want a quality parochial education for your child this is definitely the place.
the school is great and has a lot of friendly kids nice teachers and a nice princeipal
dont like it. it's ok. not a gifted school. has a heart. nice teachers.
Our two children received a wonderful education at St Clare's and have gone on to do great things with their primary school base due to it's great teaching staff. Thank's St Clare's!
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