Each weekend is "homework free". Kids actually get very little homework at all. Everything they need to know for the tests is given to them in a "study guide" so they know exactly what they have to memorize. Most of the finals, semi finals are taken directly from earlier tests and quizzes, word for word.
Our daughter has been attending St. Coleman for 3 years now and, in my opinion, has learned very little of value. It is true that the school provides all the students with an iPad and that the classrooms have smart boards but there are way more negatives than positives. The school seems to be there just to generate revenue for the church so no matter what grade a student actually earns, they'll pass them. Anything to keep getting that money. Kids can turn in assignments WEEKS late for almost full credit. If your child isn't doing well in a class don't worry, they'll start getting daily 100% in "participation" which will bring their grade right up. There's no emphasis on actually learning what's being taught. Some of the tests are "group" tests. How is that supposed to accurately evaluate anyone? Our daughter has been in Spanish all 3 years, but still can't complete a single sentence correctly. They get a ridiculous amount of days and/or 1/2 days off, which contributes to the lack of learning going on. For the amount of tuition they charge, I expected better.
There is a reason this religious school has the lowest rating of all religious schools in the area not to mention the most terrible (1) ratings...it needs better organized teachers and an overhaul in management or it will be the way of St. Elizabeth, our former school
I am so impressed with St. Coleman School. My child loves his teachers, the principals and the fellow students. The school has top notch technology and an excellent teaching staff. Religion is very important to us, and this is by far the best Catholic school around. The families are very friendly and welcoming and the Father Foudy is amazing. We honestly love this school.
We had two kids in this school for over six years and finally came to terms with the fact that this was NOT the school for us... They stuff 40 students in one class and LIE and say that there are 2teachers per classroom when they only have one, and even with that, the one teacher is NOT qualified to teach period! Just as an example, there were two cafeteria workers that had recently got divorced when we were still a part of the school and they needed more income so they had them teaching upper grade classes. It seemed that anyone who was part of that church would get a job there regardless of their credentials. This is a recipe for disaster!! Glad we left when we did, so sorry that I waited so long...if you don't already have your kids enrolled here, don't do it!! There are plenty of other great private school in the area. THIS SCHOOL ONLY CARES ABOUT YOUR MONEY!
Not impressed by this school at al. Kids are out if control and education is not up to par with other private school in the area. Save your money and put your kids in public school or another private school even if you need to drive out if the way a bit. You will be terribly sorry when you find out in later years that your child cant attend a good high school because he or she is behind or lacking skills in math or science which are the two weakest areas of this school. This is no joke! Prepare for the future!.
St. Coleman School is the best school in South Florida. This school offers many different qualities for leaning. Each Student in the upper grades gets their own iPad, and kids in the lower grades share iPads and learn together. Each classroom has Smart Boards, and all the teachers have Macs. There are two computer labs in the school with multiple technical devices such as Computers for the Students, iPads, Smart Boards, and more. The teachers are very kind, challenge the students to strive to do their best, and are quite skilled with technology. The students are kind and respectful to each other for the most part, and work collaboratively together. The iPads, computers, and Smart Boards are also great resources for helping out the students with their spanish. Another Amazing thing that St.Coleman offers is that they work with a local high school named "Cardinal Gibbons High School" and offer a great group of students in grades 7th and 8th the opportunity to participate in Advanced Math Classes that the students will attend in the morning before arriving at St.Coleman for their regular classes. St. Coleman Catholic School is by far the right choice!
This is my first year at St. Coleman I'm in 7th grade, most of the teachers are nice, the students are also nice, but the principal doesn't really care about what the bad teachers do and excessively expells kids. I actually got in trouble because one of the teachers called my and three other kids not smart because she doesn't like us(she even told me that I am number one on her "list"), then she told the principal that I was lying and I got in trouble, she told one kid that no one likes him, and another that he has a short attention span other than that it is a pretty good school.