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St Juliana School5
Posted January 16, 2015
- a parent
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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!
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!