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PK-8
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West Palm Beach, FL
 

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4355 South Olive Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33405

(561) 655-1922
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January 28, 2015
St. Juliana School offers my family great academics in a Christian setting that lets my children learn in an environment that reinforces our values at home. They are very accommodating to the needs of my kids whether it be because they are struggling or they need to be challenged more. Their guidance and resource departments have helped my kids when necessary. They offer a fine set of sports and extracurricular activities. There is lots of parent volunteerism and events that make everyone feel like part of a family. I think my kids are getting a high quality Catholic education.

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2015
Saint Juliana is an excellent school growing in enrollment and in unity and strength as well! The office administration, teachers, vice principal, Principal and Pastor are ALL there with our children's best interest at heart! You can feel the warmth when you walk through the doors of this gem of a school! Strong academics and religious education, accessible, pro-active administration and teachers, sports and after school activities, parent involvement and a real sense of family and unity .Saint juliana has it all!! I am THRILLED to have found such a loving and nurturing environment for my daughter.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2015
The school's enrollment is climbing FAST thanks to the new administration, Pastor, and all of the WONDERFUL teachers & staff! We have been at SJS for three years (through all the changes) and have never been happier! Many public school teachers send their children to SJS and are very happy with the curriculum and level of rigor; challenging but without the stress and pressure of high-stakes testing and constant assessments. Teachers can actually TEACH!!!! Great school for sure!

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2015
We have been a member of the St. Juliana Catholic School family for three years. During that time, the school experienced a change in the Pastor of the parish, Principal of the school, and merger with a sister Catholic School in 2012. Change is not easy, and so much at one time is difficult. However, the dedication and commitment of faculty/staff, administration, and families have enabled the students of St. Juliana and the entire community to flourish. Every time I have reached out either in person or by email to speak with a teacher, staff member, or administrator (including Mrs. Kervi) I've been responded to in a timely and professional manner. All have been very attentive, actively listening to my concerns and feedback. Steps were taken to address matters of concern, they accepted my input/suggestions for improvements, and shared the reasons with me when my desired outcome could not be granted. I have been provided with every opportunity to be both informed about and involved with the school community. My child is growing in our faith and education, truly that is what matters most. St. Juliana's Catholic School is a wonderful school!

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2015
St. Juliana School is the best it has ever been. I have not only worked here for years but my own children have been at this school for a very long time. I am lucky to have the ability to choose any place to send my children but after having checked out all of the other schools, their academic records, school activities and teachers I know that I have made the right choice. The current principal is outstanding. She has taken SJS to into the 21st century and onto a whole new academic level.

- submitted by a teacher
January 15, 2015
Being alumni of St. Juliana (I attended from Pre-k 8th grade) and the sister of a current student, I can personally attest to the fact that St. Juliana s has continued to excel in all aspects of the educational realm. Katie Kervi becoming the new principal has only allowed the school to expand its horizons and become more in touch with different ways of learning. Kervi, a past Kindergarten teacher AND Dean of Cardinal Newman, not only has experience in the classroom, but also in the administrative realm. She is able to connect with the teachers needs as she deals with the many issues any principal deals with on a daily basis. To say her job is easy is completely crazy, but to say she s doing an amazing job comes easy. The teachers at SJS are always teaching at the highest academic curriculum as possible, while still integrating the Catholic faith. The proof is shows through the current children and families of SJS! Overall, SJS holds true to its mission statement- to be a faith-based community of life-long learners. The teachers AND administrators always fulfill their duty to educate the whole student mind, body and soul.

- submitted by a community member
January 15, 2015
Being an alumni and the parent of past students with one current student I can personally attest to the fact that St. Juliana is an exceptional school. Under the new pastor's and especially the direction of Mrs. Katie Kervi as principal, the school has grown tremendously both in the religious and academic realm; well preparing our children for the future. It is a great honor and responsibility to teach and mentor our children - everyone at St. Juliana takes that responsibility to heart and the results show. Thank you for helping me educate my children and showing them to live through Christ.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2015
I have been at the school for 5 years with two children attending. The school is excellent from both an academic standpoint as well as a community standpoint. The pastor, principal, and rest of the staff strive to ensure academic excellence all the while mixing in catholic teachings. There is even a Dads and Moms club for parents to join to futher be involved in the school. My children get up everyday and can't wait to go to school!! We are proud to be Shamrocks!!!

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2015
My children are growing and learning in a wonderful, loving community. They are safe, challenged and cared for by the most wonderful teachers and staff.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2015
SJS is an excellent school. The principal, assistant principal and teachers are the best! The environment is a loving family. The academics strong. The Catholic identity obvious everywhere. SJS is awesome!

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2015
Thanks to the wonderful team of priests, administrators, teachers, and staff, our son is growing into a well rounded Catholic boy! The enriched academics and nurturing environment have provided a wonderful combination of a low stress yet challenging curriculum that have allowed our son to blossom and be happy. We are also so thankful for the wonderful sense of community and many, many fantastic friends we have made since starting at St. Juliana. If I could give it 10 stars, I would. Just go visit, you can always tell about a school just by walking in the front door.... You will see for yourself! The school is like a family with the added bonus of providing an amazing Catholic education!

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2015
The administration and middle school teachers are very weak. My child has not had a good experience since Mrs. Kervi became the new Principal. She is a weak and untrustworthy administrator. Poor quality for a Catholic School Principal. Lacks support for parents and students.

- submitted by a community member
January 08, 2015
When I learned my chosen school, Holy Name of Jesus, was closing the school doors I was very concerned about my childrens' education. However, since deciding to accept the terms of the merge and continuing our catholic education at St. Juliana, I am very please with our transition. The students and faculty did not make us feel as if we were outsiders walking in the halls. They made us feel welcomed, loved and included. Now that we are here I'm pleased with the academics, sports, extracurricular activities as well as our leaders. Our new lunch program offers healthy varieties to satisfy your picky eater and even your gluten free concerns. Katie Kervie and Father Ducasse only have our children and our parents best interest at heart. Not to mention when you enter the school office, you are always greeted by the office manager with a smile. If you are looking for a catholic school, consider St. Juliana, you and your children will be pleased you did.

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2015
If the last parent doesn't even know how to spell the Pastor's name correctly how can we trust what they are saying? His name is Fr. Ducasse and he definitely puts the school first with ever decision that is made, he is extremely hands on and is involved in all the decisions that are made within the School. As for Mrs. Kervi, she not only was an elementary school teacher at one time, but was also a high school teacher and the Dean of students at our local Catholic High School for years. When Mrs. Kervi went on leave she put in place an administrative team made up of the Pastor, a 17 year experienced teacher who is at the end of her Master's degree and a very experienced guidance counselor. Everyone starting with the Pastor and the Principal are extremely compassionate at St. Juliana and always put the children first and foremost. I chose this school in part due to it's strong academics, the school's graduates are admitted to all of the best high schools both private and public Magnet programs all over this county. St. Juliana School is one of the best choices in Catholic education in West Palm Beach.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2014
St. Juliana is a wonderful school. This is our fourth year at the school and both of my children enjoy going. I think it's wonderful that the school offers grades pre-K 3 through 8th grade. It really give the kids a "family" and "community" feel. Plus I think it's great that the older kids are paired with the younger ones as "reading buddies" and "prayer partners" during the school day. The kids attend mass every Friday morning as a group and participate in the service. I think our new principal is really doing a great job and making an effort to increase communication to parents and make improvements within our school. I feel my children are very safe here and that they are getting a great faith-based education. My brother and I attended St. Juliana and I'm proud to be able to send my children there as well.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2014
ST. JULIANA OFFERS AN EXCEPTIONAL EDUCATION, PAST STUDENTS HAVE BEEN AWARDED STATE RECOGNITION FOR TAKING THE SAT IN 7TH GRADE AND OBTAINING TOP SCORES. MANY OF ST. JULIANA GRADUATES HAVE BEEN AWARDED ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY IN HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER COLLEGE PREP SCHOOLS, AS WELL AS BEING ACCEPTED INTO FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY'S HIGH SCHOOL. THIS IS JUST NOT A SCHOOL IT'S A COMMUNITY, A FAMILY. AS A PAST PROUD PARENT OF A ST. JULIANA GRADUATE I CAN TELL YOU THAT MY CHILD WAS WELL PREPARED FOR HIGH SCHOOL. THE RELIGIOUS PROGRAM AT THE SCHOOL IS EXCEPTIONAL. OUR FAMILY WILL FOREVER BE A FERVENT AND LOYAL "SHAMROCK" LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS SCHOOL. DON'T LET ONE BAD APPLE SPOIL THE BUNCH....

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2014
Saint Juliana Catholic School provides a solid education for students of all grades from Pre-K3 through 8th grade. All of my children have benefited from the education they received at Saint Juliana and from all the extracurricular activities offered in the arts & sciences as well as sports. Saint Juliana has a history of having several DUKE scholars as well as top achieving high school students. Parent involvement is strongly desired and very important not only do the children make lasting friendships, so do the parents.

- submitted by a community member
July 23, 2014
Can't even give this school 1 star. Academically, is below national standards and the new Principal was at the school the first semester and only January of 2014 because she went on maternity leave. She has no clue of what she is doing and zero experience in elementary school, until now! The safety of the kids is alarming specially since there is complete access From the outside world through the sports ground! I would advise anyone to do a major research before going to St Juliana. Beware that many families (including us) are not returning! Very sad how this principal has allowed the school to go down as much as it has! Very sad!

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2014
Oh so sad! The pastor and principal are new and just pulled my 3 kids out of here. Suggest anyone looking at this school to dig deeper! Is a complete disaster. The pastor sees everyone as a dollar sign and the principal has no experience in elementary education. The parent involvement dropped this year because the administration seems to want more control. As a catholic person, for the first time I have to say that saint Juliana Catholic School made me feel embarrased of being a catholic and educational speaking, one word comes to mind.... Below average!

- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2014
Nothing less than complete pandemonium the past year, I don't believe my children learned much at all. At this point my husband and I are very disappointed and considering other options. I was pleased to see my children learning about the faith but the administration truly did not bear the same fruit that they speak of.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2014
Now the truth about SJS. Our principal is new to the school and is doing a wonderful job. Not only was she an elementary school teacher, but also a high school teacher for many years before entering administration. She was a beloved Dean of Students at our local Catholic High School before coming to SJS. The school is a kind, caring, family community in which we all watch out for each others children. The teachers are wonderful and our students are well prepared for high school. Our students are accepted at Cardinal Newman, American Heritage(some on academic scholarship), Suncoast, Benjamin, Pope, and in many of the local magnet programs. Currently, the school doesn't have an AP and according to Fla. standards based on population is not required to, the same as many of the other Catholic elementary schools in the area. My children have never been bullied at school and feel happy, safe, and loved everyday when they get to school. We could choose to send our children to any school in the area and we choose St. Juliana Catholic School and have for many years.

- submitted by a parent
December 18, 2010
The school is improving the middle school curriculum, they are going to offer for 2011-2012 year. Pre- Algebra in 6 grade, Algebra I Honors in 7 grade and Geometry Honors in 8 grade. This is a great challenge for the school.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2010
I have entrusted my children to the school since Pre k. They have had a quality education in a Christ centered environment. I am proud of the young men they are turning out to be spiritually and academically. One of my boys even took the Duke University Talent Search, as he scored in the 99% in SS thanks to the qualified teachers at St Juliana School.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2010
Very dissatisfied with the school. We withdrew our son after 4th grade and thank goodness we did because when he entered public school they tested him and he was barely reading at a second grade level. Of course he was on the honor roll at st julianas so we had no idea the situation was so bad. Teachers kept telling us he was "right on track". As for moral development... How would you like to find out the teacher entrusted to care for and guide your 3 year old has an ARREST record. I was shocked as well. Thank God for public school. Our older son got the extra resources he needed and now our kindergardener is thriving and not being shamed on a daily basis.

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2010
Saint Juliana is a great overall school teaching great fundamentals and a faith based education! I have read some of the reviews and my comments are that everyone has a choice and an opinion. My kids have been very happy and are thriving!!!Come and take a tour! It is a great school to get involved in! Go Shamrocks!!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2010
My 2 Children went to this school for 6 years. I wanted them to get a spiritual backbone as well as a good education. They were good to me and my family. The parents and teachers were a little judgmental, especailly if you were struggling or werent able to volunteer at the school as much as the non-working moms did. All of the volunteer moms kids got the best parts in mass, in plays, were teachers pets and on and on,I resented this because I was a working mom and my kids are awesome and deserved great things too. When we put them in public school their self esteem grew considerably. They are both on honor roll, teachers are constantley prasing them for how awesome they really are seeing there confidance and love for education grow made me feel good that we made the right choice.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2010
The tone for the school starts at the top, and the principal of this school strives for excellence at all times. The faculty and teachers reflect that striving for excellence approach, and you sure can't argue with the results! Testing results in the top ten percent of the country, a high percentage of students in the National Junior Honor Society, and a lot of smart happy kids! This is an excellent school. My kids began with kindergarten, and they'll finish middle school here, happily and ready for high school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 10, 2010
This school has lost lots of students over the last three years. Every year there are lots of new faces teaching our children. The moral at the school is very low.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2009
The class sizes are too high for a private school, especially the kindergarten and lower grades. School can improve communication with parents and overall organization of information.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 23, 2009
Great school...wonderful faculty. My daughter is staring kindergarten and my second daughter Pre-k3. We are very pleased with the school overall. Highly recommend!

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2009
The best gift that we can left to our children is the education, and SantJuliana give an excellent oportunity to grow academically and morally. The comunication between parents and teachers are excellent, the edline helps to make this comunication bigger. The economic problems is taking some good programs off like sunshine Math, Technology class and I hope this things go back to the school. and the school needs to go deeply in the foreign languages to get grammar knowledge not only tha basic staff, they had intensified P.E., and tht was great, there are a lot ot good things in this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 26, 2009
After many years of watching the school deteriorate, we could no longer support the newest inept principal and out of touch admnistration in general. No leadership, no accountability, No professionalism or discretion.

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2009
I went here for only 5 years but I disliked this school very much. The kids were very judgemental and they hurt a lot of peoples' feelings. They teach 'religion' class, but it's just a workbook. They barely talk about God. Leaving the school, I thought I had many friends, but I later found out that all of them hated me. The teachers were usually rude or mean, a few were sweet. I'm much happier at my current school than here.

- submitted by a student
January 10, 2009
St Juliana is a growing, thriving community of caring teachers, involved parents limited only by their own initiative and willingness to join with others working with a positive attitude toward meaninful objectives, and students who are challenged and respond with enthusiasm. The school has faced some difficult times in the past few years, and overcome each with courage and faith, keeping the spritual and educational needs of our students at the forefront. The leadership, persistence, trust in God, and support of the St Juliana family have paid off. The school has posted academic achievement as measured by ITBS standarized tests that are well above average, including 8th grade results in the top 10% nationally. A broader and enriched curriculum is in place, contributing to the academic results and offering more opportunities to our students. There is a wide choice of extra-curricular activities to build appreciation of the arts, sportsmanship, leadership, and other social skills. Despite the hard times and a few vocal nay-sayers, St Juliana is growing and achieving excellent results. I m glad to be part of the family. St Juliana Sham rocks!

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 08, 2009
When your children are enrolled at St. Juliana School, they are part of a family. The administration and teachers genuinely love and care about the children and want to see them succeed. The children at the school are happy and they are learning. The eighth grade just scored in the top 10% in the nation in their ITBS standardized testing in all subject areas. That says something about the teachers and students at the school. They are doing a great job!

- submitted by a community member
January 08, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2009
Looks good on paper, but when you dig deeper, there is not much substance.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 01, 2008
At this time parents are not happy with the administration at the school. Parent communication is lacking. Decisions about academics are being made without parent input. Things need to change for this year.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 20, 2008
I had hoped that my grandchildren would have the same wonderful experience that I had when attending a catholic elementary school. That wonderful love, love of church and pride in your friends and school. It has happened at St. Juliana's. thank you....

- submitted by a community member
no rating February 13, 2008
St. Juliana is a wonderful school that addresses the needs of the 'whole' child through academics, sports, extracurricular clubs and activities. The Enrichment curriculum exposes students to subjects not found in other elementary schools in the area.

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January 09, 2008
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St Juliana School
4355 South Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL  33405
(561) 655-1922
Last modified St Juliana School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
St Juliana School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 44 reviews. Top