I couldn't disagree more with the previous post! Both of my children have done great, both emotionally and academically at All Souls. The standard is high for a reason. I want the most for my children and thus far, that's what I've received.
Feel compelled to share our experience at All Souls Catholic School. Our little one attended the school for Prek3, Prek4, K & 1st. We were very happy with the early learning grades of Prek3-K. . Kindergarten teachers are fantastic. The apprehension started after kindergarten. We heard stories about the 1st grade teacher, who happens to be the assistant principal as well. The review of her was split by most people but we decided to keep our child in the school. This was a poor decision by us. We feel that She did not provide the nurturing, loving environment that we prefer for our little one. Her style was what I envision for a military style boarding school which is fine if that is what your looking for. It's her way or the highway. Let me point out that many parents find that She sets them up for academic success with an emphasis on discipline. We had some unpleasant interactions with Her and she was unaccommodating with our child's needs. This left our child feeling lost and lowered her self esteem. As a result our little one is struggling with new learning due to the negative experience in first grade. I will refrain from getting into specifics. This horrible experience coupled with the tragic loss of the Principal made our choice easy. She was the heart & soul of the school and can't be replaced. Our little one has a fresh opportunity at a different Catholic school where this community cultivates an environment that is safe & loving. Hope this helps you make a more informed choice for your child. God Bless!
Excellent staff and teacher, horrible administration. If your child has special needs (ADHD,reading disability, etc.) do not bother to enroll. The principal assured me that the school would be able to accomodate the needs identified on my child's IEP. I was very forthcoming with his issues. I even provided evaluations from his previous school and additional testing results. His teacher did not have a clue on the first day of school. Simply due to the fact that the principal did not bother to mention it. His teacher did what she could and I will always be grateful for that. The classes are large, even compared to public school. Also, if you are not a parishoner there, the "rules" are a bit different for your student.
I am a student at All Souls and I have no idea what I would do without All Souls! There are many people who inspire me each and every day at school! I feel like everyone there is like a family and we can be honest and share with eachother. The teachers are amazing and they all have made huge impacts in my life. They are so passionate about what they do and help us in any way possible. I love All Souls soo much and will miss it so much next year!
I am a recent graduate of All Souls and I would say that All Souls is the best school. My experience with the teachers throughout my years has been outstanding. They have prepared me for high school. The teachers work with you and help you in every way possible whether it be social or academic. I am in all honors classes in high school thanks to my middle school teachers. They have helped me establish goals that I will continue to strive for into college. In my opinion, there is no better school in all of Central Florida. I would recommend All Souls to any parent and student wanting a full education.
I am an ASCS graduate and am now a senior in high school. I have completed- with ease- the AP Language and AP Literature courses and have passed the exams, giving me numerous college credits. I attribute much of my success to my middle school English courses, taught by Mrs. Ahearn. She made the ever-monotonous learning of grammar, syntax, and diction more entertaining than I ever dreamed it could be! I distinctly remember -and still use- the 'Preposition Song' ( aboard, about, above, across, after, against, along...'). Diagramming never dies! Her sense of humor and her desire to see her students succeed instilled in me a life-long love of literature. I was asked to read again- in the IB program- many of the books that were read in my middle school literature classes. Upon reflection, I am grateful for many teachers in my past... particularly Mrs. Ahearn.
It's my pleasure to provide my personal review of All Souls Catholic School to future parents. My children are eager to go to school everyday! They love their teachers and feel like they belong. Having children in PreK-4 through 8th, I cannot emphasize enough how the teachers and principal uphold All Souls own Mission Statement daily. My children are spiritual, morale, intelligent, confident and have respect for others not only because I'm a good parent, but because they are surrounded by these same values everyday at school. The Middle School program is superior. Mrs. Ahearn has inspired my son to read! He loves her literature class. She empowers her students to be creative in their thinking and reasoning. She truly is the core of the team! Mr. Nadeau has kept my son s math skill sets sharp and recent testing places him at 10th grade math level! Mrs. Schirard s Science classes & labs are very informative. My kids love her!
the school is great but my child constantly tells me her middle school lit teacher gets off track and they dont do much, also the music teacher is very bad. i've heard only excellent things about the math teacher, he's great with the students and takes time with them.