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PK-8
Private
Orlando, FL
Students enrolled: 300
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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4005 Edgewater Dr
Orlando, FL 32804

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(407) 293-7691
(407) 295-9839
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September 16, 2014
I agree with the parent of finding recess time used as punishment. It is not fair. My son was has been using his recess to makeup exams, or homework and this applies thru eighth grade.Tuition and lunch prices are higher than in any other school, definitely not worth it, I am taking my kid out as soon as I can.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2013
Agree with the post below. In less than 2 yrs. Dr. Bernard has accomplished so much. We have a sport court and will be using IPADS soon. Also, like the previous post stated, she did not tolerate teachers doing what they wanted and tagging along (not all of course) . She is getting the school were it needs to be. The best it has been in many years I've been part of this community. We needed this change. Excited about what's to come!

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2013
St Charles has had to recover from an administration that was content to let the teachers dictate policy as well as coast along...dr. Pam Bernard's has been a God send to this community. She is forward thnking and dedicated to making the school a fantastic place. They are not there yet, but she has had an uphill climb. She has brought in new teachers who were not part of the old culture as well as retaining those who really want to be there. Ms. Patchett in the middle school is an example of someone dedicated to giving the kids an education that they will remember. Please look into the school is your kids like to "work Hard, play hard and pray hard" as this is a Catholic school( not that others are excluded!) If you plan on your children attending Bishop Moore, please realize that we share a campus and that that allows our kids to feel so very comfortable when making the transition as well as giving st Charles access to technology and other resources we may not otherwise have!

- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2013
It is unfortunate that the guidance department did not provide the support needed under past administration. Based on my experience, current administration deals with the bullying immediately and will talk the students and families involved. I will continue to support the principal, Dr. Bernards and St. Charles as they become a strong leader in Catholic education in Orlando.

- submitted by a parent
July 05, 2013
I was one of the parents that decided to leave this school prior to new administration. The issue that was the deciding factor for us was the bullying by the middle school aged girls. I found this ironic as the focus of the Orlando Diocese at the time was to address bullying. The only resolution offered was from the guidance department: "I think we should just let the girls work it out amongst themselves". I was a difficult decision to pull my child out mid-year but she flourished at her new school and it turned out to be the best decision we ever made.

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2013
Our youngest daughter started preschool at St. Charles this year. We loved it so much that we are starting our three other children at the school this fall. I don't know much about the "changes" mentioned in previous posts, but I have been really impressed with the administration, the staff, and the students at St. Charles. I love the warm, caring environment, and I felt at home the minute I walked on the campus. Our kids are excellent students who can't wait to embark on their new school journey. We look forward to being part of the St. Charles' family. Go Bulldogs!

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2013
St. Charles is a great community. If you are looking for a diverse, welcoming and loving environment then it is a great place. The administration treats all students individually! Our three sons love it at St Charles. GO Bulldogs!

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2013
I have been pleased with the changes taking place at St. Charles. There seems to be a renewed sense of pride in the school and a determination to make improvements in the curriculum and different programs offered. I do like the new aftercare program. As a working parent, having my child's homework done (and checked by a teacher) is wonderful. My one concern is the enrollment. I would love to see two classes per grade but don't feel like that will happen soon. I hope the numbers will grow as people stop by and look at what is going on at the school.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2013
St Charles has a friendly atmosphere like no other. My kids absolutely love going to school. From lower to higher grade students know each other, making the school a very comfortable place to be. The problem with the enrollment started before the new administration came and didn't stop because families who stayed are frightened by the scenario. Yes, the school is facing a time of challenge and cannot offer the same stability those other Catholic schools where nothing like this is happening, no bumps in the road. Our new administration is focused on a brighter future, has goals to achieve and cannot afford to please everyone all the time. I also have my moments of panic, but I understand that when we are remodeling, the house gets ugly in the process. What could be so bad that it is justified to take our children from school? They will all end up together at Bishop More after all and I have never heard that students from St Charles were delayed in comparison to students from other schools anyway. Let's give to our new administration some space so they can do their job, support our school and actually embrace this change.

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2013
One of the positive changes at St. Charles is the new and improved Aftercare Program. The staff is very professional and very qualified. The kids are in a safe and caring environment. And the best part is (at least for working parents) that there is time each day to get homework done. The staff is very dedicated to helping the kids get their work done. Of course there is play time too. My son never wants to leave when I pick him up because he's having so much fun! The school also offers all day aftercare when the school is closed for teacher work days or holidays. That's such a relief for working parents! The aftercare staff is working on plans for a new and improved Summer Camp too. I can't wait to hear all about it! My son will definitely be there for the summer!

- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2012
Great things are finally happening at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School. See for yourself and check out their Facebook page or call for a tour.

- submitted by a community member
November 04, 2012
Enrollment declined during the previous administration primarily because of a demographic shift in our immediate community of College Park. Were there other reasons for leaving, I'm sure there were. But, the previous administration was what St. Charles needed at that time. In terms of pur current administration, there are things that have happened in the last year that need to raise people's concerns about the direction of the school. Now, it's not my place to discuss those things in detail because there may be possible consequences if I were to speak out. Frankly, former and current staff members were/are tremendously worried that if they were/are to speak out publicly, their jobs would be in jeopardy. So, instead of raising the concerns, many just decided it would be in their best interests to leave St. Charles. I was one of those. I love St. Charles tremendously...always have and always will. However, if half the staff left at the end of last year, parents need to be questioning if St. Charles is the best place for their children. In my opinion, it is not. As an alum and a now-former staff member, I never, in my life, imagined I would ever say that about St. Charles.

- submitted by a community member
October 29, 2012
St. Charles is trying to regain ground lost over the past few years. Enrollments started to decline under the previous principal and unfortunately the trend continues. My child is happy there but I am concerned when I hear rumors of closing (ref to the 10/25 post). If someone would post some specific problems, it would help me decide on the future direction I'll take. Not naming names, just exactly what has transpired that has caused families that have been there a long time to leave. I pray that St. Charles implements positive changes and remains opened. It would be a shame for the students who have close friendships and feel safe and welcome there to lose their school. Please respond if you can give specific examples of the problems. Thanks so much.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2012
I have read a very disturbing review about this wonderful school. My guess is that those that left did not want to step up to the plate and allow the new administration do it's job. This administration is working extremely well in getting the children prepared for the 21st century. Anyone thinking about coming here needs to pay us a visit! You will see what I am saying is true.

- submitted by a community member
October 15, 2012
Poor leadership. Lack of unity. Over the last few years the number of students has decreased by over fifty percent. It will probably close soon, becoming part of Bishop Moore High. I feel sorry for the children who still attend.

- submitted by a community member
September 14, 2012
As a former staff member, it saddens me that current families are still being lead to believe that the reason many left is because they are resistent to change or they were embracing past. I wish St. Charles families nothing but the best, but if you want the best EDUCATION for your children, then it is time for you to also move on. Just tour any of the local schools and you will find that your children are not getting the best education at St. Charles anymore, even though several great teachers still remain. The inovative teaching and technology at nearby schools far exceeds that of St. Charles. This due to limited funds from low enrollment because of the new adminisration.

- submitted by a teacher
August 20, 2012
So, if the people who left were 'resistant to change,' why then would many of them make a CHANGE and find jobs at other schools?!? Enrollment has gone down this year as well. Last year, enrollment was around 350 students, if I'm not mistaken. This year, enrollment is down to around 300 or so. Most other schools in the Diocese of Orlando are completely packed with student. In many cases, those schools have waiting lists for each grade, including St. Andrew Catholic School which almost closed a few years ago because of low enrollment. The changes being implemented by the current principal are NOT the issue that caused many staff to leave. The issue is the way in which the principal is achievieving those changes. Over half of the staff from last year left! If that doesn't have many parents questioning what the administration of St. Charles is doing, I don't know what will. All those coming to the defense of the current administration will see, in due time, that those people who left were right. Just wait!

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2010
My daughters are blossoming at St. Charles. This is our second school and I cannot express what a positive difference St. Charles has made to our family. The most important thing - the teachers REALLY know our daughters. When I talk to them I am amazed at the complete understanding they have - in a way that only teachers who are really dedicated do. My girls are getting a wonderful Catholic education and a wonderful education complete with arts, music, computers and opportunities for programs for those students who excel in certain areas. The best part - THEY feel special and loved and secure.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 12, 2009
Not enough great things can be said about St. Charles. When you think of how a school should be in terms of good strict discipline, well rounded respectful children and extremely bright students This school fits the bill. It doesn't matter if you are catholic, the academics supersede any school in central Florida...I have done the research. It's a working class private school with real people who care about where their children go to school. Our daughter LOVES this school, and since pre-k she has been reading about two grades above her level thanks to their superb curriculum. With all the horrible middle schools in Orlando it's comforting to know that St. Charles has K through 8 covered so no need to worry about that crucial in-between stage before high school. If you are a parent who is truly involved in your child's learning journey, St. Charles is the school!!

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2009
St.Charles is tight. It doesn't matter if u catholic or not or whatever race you are they treat you like family. Yes i have 3 main friends(we call ourselves the trio) and a few more outside friends that really close, but every week I seem to talk to every kid in my grade because when there's only 75 kids in your grade you know everybody and I like that.Oh and the teachers are marvelous. Some are more lively than others but in the end they give a great education.

- submitted by a student
March 27, 2009
St. Charles has been a wonderful experience for our whole family. We are not Catholic, but this has not been much of an issue. I intended to send her to public school after Pre-K, but we liked it so much here, she is now in 5th grade. Many of my best friends are other parents from St. Charles, and I know most of my daughter's friends parents. The curriculum has prepared my daughter to excel on the ITBS exam. She has been able to join Duke's TIP program based on her test scores. The teacher's are strict enough, but still caring to the individual child. The recent commitment to keep reasonable class sizes has been a significant improvement. The school can be tough on discipline issues when needed. The Prinicipal and AP are involved and caring with the children and improving the school.

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February 06, 2009
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January 26, 2008
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no rating January 24, 2008
Awesome school five starts for sure. My daughter attended and is now at bishop moore doing great. I also have a first grader.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 07, 2007
This is my daughters sixth year at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School. Scholastically they are a top notch school recently awarded a 2007 National Blue Ribbon School of Academic Excellence by the Department of Education. This is a tribute to the dedicated and hard working faculty and staff. They have a well rounded curriculum that offers physical education, music, spanish, art, band, choir and chapel. In addition, they have an awesome athletic program that offers both boys and girls a variety of seasonal sports to choose from. Together the parish and school offer a true sense of community and we are fortunate to have found such a terrific school right in our own backyard. It s Orlando s best kept secret!

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November 20, 2007
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August 09, 2007
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- submitted by a student
February 04, 2006
The student/teacher ratio is very good. Approximately 20 students/teacher. Great catholic community. Great learning environment, they promote mind, spirit and faith. Parents are very involve with activities. They offer a wide variety of sports. They have chorus, and art classes as well.

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2006
The quality of education does not exist at SCBS. Teachers are uncooperative and gossip about the parents. The leadership of the school is detroying it.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2005
To me St. Charles has been a safe haven for my child. Not only it was his first experience in a private school but if was a great one. Since an early age he was exposed to music, spanish and physical education as well as a vast enrichment in the classroom. Parents are very involved with the school and you can feel the appreciation to the system with all the volunteer work being done.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2005
Parental involvement is certainly not lacking at St. Charles Borromeo - the smaller percentage of stay-at-home moms volunteer voraciously for each and every opportunity. The staff is comprised for the most part with dedicated teachers, but there are a handfull of old school clock-punchers determined to mold each student into the proverbial round peg that must fit in the round hole. The most disturbing aspect I have found here is the 'no recess' punishment .. surely, this denial of fresh air and exercise must have just the opposite result of what they hope for when this thoughtless act is carried out.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2005
Bulldog Pride! St. Charles in Orlando is a great school. Understanding, religious ed, plenty of foreign language (including Spanish and French). Middle school ages pick electives.

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April 26, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2005
St. Charles has been offering Catholic educational excellence for over fifty years! Formation, Faith, Fellowship and Fun best describe the philosophy behind the well rounded curriculum and activities. In addition to high academic standards, the school offers art, music, band, and drama. Middle school students are able to enjoy a variety of APEX (Activities and Programs for Enhancement and EXtension) courses such as photography and computer repair to name a few. Physical education is available to all students and St. Charles has a strong athletic program. Parent's input is valued and they are welcomed to participate in many school committees and volunteer opportunities. The faculty is warm, genuine and caring. Faith is the fabric and Christ the very fiber. The student population is a rich and diverse. Our children's safety is the highest priority as the school campus is locked and secured and all volunteers, involved parents and staff and are fingerprinted.

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2005
My daughter is in 4th Grade @ St. Charles and she loves it. We were in public school last year where she was not challenged (she was A Honor roll & extremely high on FCATS) She has increased her reading level to 9th Grade level and is involved in Choir and Girl Scouts. We loe the community feeling at St. Charles and the involvement of the Principal and Vice Principal are incredible! There is alot of school pride and fun learning activities for the whole family. I plan to send my other daughter to St Charles too next year - it is well worth what we pay for my children to be challenged and love going to school each day.

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2004
St. Charles has been a good experience for our first-grader. He seems to be learning a lot and having fun. And we like having him in a faith-based environment.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2003
My son has been a student at St. Charles since kindergarten and is now in 8th grade. It has been a wonderful experience overall, although no experience is without problems. I have found the administrators and faculty to be responsive and open to feedback and potential improvement. The dedication of the teachers is readily apparent and the curriculum is challenging. The students are taught in a setting that promotes character, morality and responsibility. We have all developed close relationships with fellow students and parents and would not have traded our years at St. Charles for anything.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
My children attended this so called, 'Great School'. The only attribute St. Charles has on their side is their cirriculum. The worst would be their inexperienced new catholic teachers. There is a massive turn around keeping the older 'good' teachers around. At the expense of the child, it's up to the parent to pull their child out and find a school providing better educated teachers.Teachers who are more interested in the benefits of education and not the expense of the tuition.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
My daughter has attended St Charles since kindergarten and is now in 5th grade. We have been more than satisfied with not only her academic education but with the acts of kindness they are tought and general human decency. We love the teachers and their involvement and the love that they show the students!

- submitted by a parent
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Saint Charles Borromeo Parish School
4005 Edgewater Dr, Orlando, FL  32804
(407) 293-7691
Last modified Saint Charles Borromeo Parish School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Saint Charles Borromeo Parish School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 39 reviews. Top