Many of the teachers ARE NOT CERTIFIED. BELOW IS A LINK TO PROVE THIS. Meaning, they could've majored in accounting in college and taken a quick test for a temporary certificate to be eligible to teach the kids at this school. Anyone with a bachelors degree can teach there with no formal education background or certification. In fact, a majority of the teachers there are mothers of children who attend the school. The teaching methods are sometimes old fashioned and the math is weak each year. We need to make a plan to leave the school, I feel my child is falling behind children in public schools. Sadly, my child has been taught by many uncertified teachers. This is the link below, enter a teacher's name to see---------------- app4.fldoe.org › Certification_Status
San Juan del Rio Catholic School is the only environment I want for my children. San Juan offers a Christian based environment with high academic expectations. All of my children went to High School prepared and on the College with skills for success. The teachers show that they care by communicating with parents and are willing find solutions for each child. The families are SJDR are warm and inviting. SJDR offers enrichments programs, as well as academic support for those who need it. Athletic teams are offered for 5th through 8th grade. All children take Music, Art and Spanish every week.
San Juan Del Rio is such an amazing school. Teachers are very caring and go out of their way to help students. Students are challenged and held to high standards. So proud for Ms. Barta becoming principal. She truly deserves it and know that she will lead the school into a successful direction for years to come. Parents are very involved and collaborate with teachers in helping children develop Christian values and reach their highest potential.
This is the best decision I have ever made! It is good to know that my children's future begins here. I initially started them in public school in St. Johns County, actively involved, but still felt I was not receiving the review I needed about my child. Only this year did I find there were so many things that I was not informed of by the public school. I was able to find the help I needed for my son. I know there are several gifted/advanced children in this school that definitely have activities that go beyond what the public system provides.
This faith based school is an amazing place for children to learn and grow. We have had two children here for over five years and absolutely love it! They have the capacity to challenge our older, gifted child and work with our younger child who has processing challenges.
If you're child is simple, easy going, and not above average in intellegence. This is the place for them. If you're child is gifted or different, they'll be bored to tears and teased relentlesly bullied.
I attending this school all ten years. I am proud to say that I have learned skills that have helped me beyond the class room and high school. This was the best thing my parents have ever done for me and it is worth every penny.
As a grandparent I have seen my grand daughter go to San Jaun a grow in many ways. San Jaun is a wonderful school and most important she loves it and will miss going ther e after 2010 but, is looking foward to high school and is very prepaired thanks to San Jaun .
As a seasoned former teacher in public schools, as well as in one of the finest private schools in Jacksonville, I feel well-qualified to rate San Juan del Rio as superior in all categories that make a school great: teachers,staff,campus,parent involvement, extra curricular activities, emphasis on caring for others, et al. I'm proud to say my second grade granddaughter is a student at SJDR..