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PK-8
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Albany, GA
Students enrolled: 145
Before care: Yes
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417 Edgewood Lane
Albany, GA 31707

(229) 436-0134
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April 16, 2014
This is a great school with a caring staff. Our family loves this school. The teachers really care about the students.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2014
Moving here right before the summer began and spending most of the summer by the golf club, the Saint Teresa environment was a breath of fresh air . The school is warm and friendly. The staff, parents, teachers and children are very welcoming and genuine. The Christian background and high standards of the school, both academic and behavioral, helps in developing respectful, kind, intelligent and well-rounded children. The school, families, and students are not cliquey; wealth and material things are not relevant and I strongly believe that has to do with strong faith of the school. It is evident that the students, teachers and families have their values in place. You do not have to be Catholic to fit in or to be welcomed. The class sizes are very small which enables better instruction and a higher level of student engagement. Also, the entire school is like one big family. The students all know each other and look out for one another. I believe that Saint Teresa s students do very well in high school after graduating in 8th . Just ask the teachers of high schools in the area and they will probably tell you that Saint Teresa students are in the top of their class.

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2014
St. Teresa's is a school with a rigous program, but with no room for differentiate instructions on a regular basis. The staff does not monitor the students on a regular basis. Therefore, incidents take place that adults are unaware of as well as do not try to become aware of. There are some caring teachers at St. Teresa's.

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2014
I am a former student from St. Teresa's school (STS). I went on to Lee County High School after graduation. I took honors and advanced placement (AP) courses throughout high school. The courses at St. Teresa's school prepared me for AP courses in high school. I passed every AP exam I took. I went on to Kennesaw State University and excelled. I graduated in four years with a bachelor s degree. Academics aside, I also excelled socially after STS. In high school I was voted best all around as a senior superlative. I was also voted prom king of my senior class. This shows that going to a private school does not make you socially awkward or inadequate once you go on to a public (or private) high school. Looking back I realize that I was able to excel in high school and college because of St. Teresa's. The study and homework habits taught at STS apply perfectly in high school and college. The students at STS work hard academically, but more importantly they learn what it means to be responsible and capable young people. St. Teresa s presents an environment of integrity in times of moral ambiguity. Personally I would not trade my time at STS for anything.

- submitted by a teacher
March 20, 2014
I am a parent at St. Teresa's School currently. Enrolling them here was the best decision for our children.

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2014
We love STS! My kids enjoy being there and, as a parent, I enjoy having my children there and being able to volunteer all the time! I love the community feeling and how the staff encourages parent input and involvement! I love how my kids learn about God and Jesus daily and learn all kinds of important religious information. I love how they begin and end the day with prayer and that my kids are held to a high standard of behavior and accomplishment. We love STS!!

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2014
St. Teresa's Catholic School is the best! I speak from both a parent's point of view as well as a teacher. Not only is academics strong, but the students become even closer to Christ through their spiritual development. My children have many fond memories of their days at STS and have many lasting friendships. We are proud to be a part of the STS family.

- submitted by a teacher
March 12, 2014
For over 65 years, St. Teresa's School has held high academic esteem and moral responsibility in the Albany area. Repeatedly, parents of graduated students will say that their children were so well prepared for high school because of the education at St. Teresa's. You do not have to be Catholic to attend. Our children are growing up in a loving school community, with high academic standards and an attention to moral values. We are so glad to apart of the St. Teresa's family.

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2014
My sons who are now all in their 40s attended St. Teresa's School. They are now parents themselves and all successful men of solid character. I credit the foundation gained at St. Teresa's as a key contributer to their development. Now, years later I have been reintroduced to the school as we have enrolled our grand-daughtern now in her 3rd year of attendance. I'm happy to say that what was a great school in the 70s/80s is still a great school (and better) in 2014. Solid acedemics, strong parental support, nurturing support, & loving discipline. One can tell that both the students and teachers like being there and this 'like' spills over to an improved leanring environment. There is diversity among teachers and students, class size is small, and St. Teresa's also offers an affordable option to local public schools Put it all together, and I wouldn't want my grand-daughter anywhere else right now..

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2014
My husband and I had three sons that attended St. Teresa's Catholic School and one of the three graduated from this school. The one that graduated now has his daughter in PK4 and she attended PK3 last year. The reason that our children attend St. Teresa School is the education, the care of the teachers and the professionalism of the principal and her staff. We know that the children are safe, well taken care of and well educated when they attend St. Teresa School. We know they are not under any influence of prejudice based race, or sex, or religion. While we are Catholic there are children attending that are not. Our children learn to live in an environment that is free of all prejudice and have a caring and loving and protective day to day learning situation. The courses selected for each grade level prepares the student to go on to higher education and prepares them for the future. They are hungry for the learning experience that these teachers provide for them. The teachers fight for newest courses of study that are out on the market; they stay current in technology and in methods of teaching their courses. There is no better school in southwest Georgia.

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2014
Although we live in Lee County where the schools are good we found that St Teresa's offers the better option for our child's education. Going to high school is going to be a huge wake up call for those parents who think bullying, bathrooms, campus security, facility maintenance, and discipline issues are not taken care of at St. Teresa's. At high school their kids are going to have to deal with gangs, sex, and drugs, all of which are none issues at St. Teresa's.

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2014
Great school and outstanding teachers. My two kids are way ahead in learning not just the academics but also the catholic faith.

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2014
my school is the best in albany. they have been great for my son. he has matured both in his grades and behavior.

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2014
St. Teresa's is an outstanding school, I love the fact that all the teachers know my two children and take an active role not only with their academic achievements but their Catholic faith. I would highly recommend St. Teresa's to anyone arriving to the Albany/Leesburg, Ga area. You will not be disappointed with the staff and your child/children will feel welcome and loved as well!

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2014
Very pleased with St Teresa's school. I have two children who currently attend, and they actually enjoy going to school. Small class sizes, lots of activities, and great learning tools for my children. The staff is very welcoming and flexible with personal issues that may arise from time to time. I would highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2014
St Teresa's is an awesome school. Our daughter is learning so much and loves her class. The teacherschallenge the students to accept responsibility, be accountable and excel in what they learn. We love the fact that God is the focus in religious teachings and really feel this helps induce patience, disipline and attention to keeping high morales and intellect at an early age. Very important to learn at an early age. The principle, staff and teachers are both friendly and professional and always maintain an open communication with the parents, even late at night if you have questions. We know our daughter is in the right place to learn, excel and be prepared for her scholastic future wherever it may take her. We are so blessed to have such a wonderful school !!!!

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2014
St. Teresa's is an excellent school. The staff is very caring about the students and the environment could not be more peaceful and welcoming. I work here and love it and I would send my child here.

- submitted by a teacher
March 11, 2014
St. Teresa's is an outstanding school and very good principal. great teachers . I would highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2014
St. Teresa's creates a welcoming, safe and stimulating environment for learning. Our son has thrived at St. Teresa's. We are a military family and came to the area not knowing what to expect in the Albany area. When we found St. Teresa's we knew it would be the perfect environment for our son's education. The Christ-centered, small classrooms offer an excellent opportunity for growth. Highly recommend St. Teresa's to anyone looking for small class size, top-notch teachers and an emphasis on God in your child's life and education.

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2014
We are very happy with STS. The small class sizes and involved parents are key to a well run school. Although we are not Catholic the school focuses on raising well adjusted children with sound moral values and respect for others.

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2014
St. Teresa's is a wonderful school and I am so glad I found it for my 6th grade. She loves it. The faculty and staff are so caring and they take the time to learn your child. They are never just another face in the crowd. I highly recommend St. Teresa's to anyone looking for an alternative to the lackluster public school system.

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2014
My daughter attends and I would recommend this school to anyone in the area. Great atmosphere for higher learning.

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2014
When I moved to Albany we had several choices of schools, but we decided on St. Teresa's School because of the warm welcome we received and how easily my children we incorporated into their respective classes. The teachers have gone out of their way to help my children adjust to their new life here and continue to work with them everyday. They are always encouraged to do their best, and their individual gifts are celebrated! Thank you!

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2014
Sending my daughter to St Teresa's Catholic School has been the best decision I ever made for her. She graduates this year, fully prepared to take on the challenging high school curriculum at Deerfield Windsor School. St Teresa's is a school where the faculty earnestly believes that learning doesn t stop with the dismissal bell. It continues in after-school clubs and activities, school play rehearsals, choir, talent shows, athletic practices, schoolyard games, and at home. And they believe that every student at St. Teresa s is entitled to the fullest educational experience...they reinforce this belief with their time, energy, and wisdom, much of which is given outside the classroom. St Teresa's is a school where the curriculum cuts no corners on the basics - mathematics, grammar, science, history, and literature everyday, balanced by music, art, foreign language, religion, and physical education. Also, reading is the fundamental underpinning to all learning and her study thorough habits are instinctive now. My daughter is as fully prepared as she can be to meet the challenges and opportunities that await. St Teresa s has had predominant, and lasting role in this outcome.

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2014
Our child began at St. Teresa's in the 6th grade after attending public elementary school. We have been so very pleased with all that St. Teresa's has offered . Academically, the curriculum is challenging yet is presented in such a way that he's eager to learn. The teachers are so very caring and do all they can to help the students and to keep them motivated. The school itself is a closeknit community and welcomed us warmly when we began there. I would recommend St. Teresa's to anyone looking for a strong academic school for their child and a nurturing environment in which they will grow and prosper.

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2014
My son is currently a student at St T's, as the kids call it. Our family is not Catholic. When we were in the hunt for the best school for our child we were looking for a loving environment with above average education. We have certainly found what we were looking for. Learning about a Catholic school was new to us, but it has been wonderful. My son is learning about a different culture as well as adapting to structure and being disciplined with good moral beliefs. Guess what parents, they are allowed to pray at school! Yes, they do bring God into the children's lives and that is something every child needs. They also challenge each and every child with scholastic achievement. The small class sizes are priceless when it comes to a diverse group of students. Every child is able to learn at an individual level. Yes, every school has there ups and downs, but I can guarantee that if you bring a problem to the attention of the principal she will seek resolve. The faculty is working harder and harder every day to make sure that the school is a safe and loving haven for your child to learn and grow!

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2014
St. Teresa's is the sweetest school. Absolutely love it. Challenging for the gifted and catches up the ones who are behind. Best school in the city. Great academics and great teachers and fabulous administration.

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2014
This school is a great school for catholics and non catholics. There is small class sizes and a great attitude toward learning from bothe parents and teachers.

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2014
An excellent school filled with teachers who truly enjoy teaching! The Christian atmosphere is felt as soon as you enter the building. Students look out for each other and are always willing to help.

- submitted by a teacher
November 26, 2012
All three of my children had attended or were attending St. Teresa's when we had to move out of state. Two of my children are still in school and are more than prepared for the challenges of their new school. Both of my children were struggling in math while attending St. Teresa's and the teachers and staff went above and beyond to make sure that they got the extra help they needed. It is very obvious that all the extra hard work the teachers put in to helping my children excel paid off they are both on the honor roll at their new school. St. Teresa's has been the best thing for our family. You will never get more caring teachers and staff in Albany. I know from first hand experience that the teachers and staff at St. Teresa's are top notch and go above the call of duty to make sure your child will be a success. I love St. Teresa's School and miss it dearly. You never really know what you had until you do not have it anymore. And we had something really awesome! Go Crusaders!!!

- submitted by a parent
November 24, 2010
My child went to elementary through middle school St. Teresa's. Elementary school was great, but middle school was a complete nightmare. From 6th grade on the teachers were not consistent throughout the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades. All the parents and other students agreed they felt they would not be prepared for high school. A lot of parents are also upset about the teachers texting, making calls and going on facebook during the classes.

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2009
We are so thankful that we found St. Teresa's School! We moved to Albany two years ago, and knew we wanted our children to be enrolled in a Christian school. St. Teresa's had been recommended to us by two families, so we decided to make a visit. From the first moment we stepped through the doors, we were warmly greeted and made to feel right at home. My husband and I quickly knew that we had found the 'right' place for our children. During the past two years, all of our children's teachers have consistently gone above and beyond to make sure every student is learning to his/her fullest potential, and they feel valued and loved. An active and caring Principal, office staff, and PTO help make St. Teresa's the best school our children have ever attended. Our children have excelled academically, and they have grown spiritually.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2009
Walking through the doors of St. Teresa's was the best decision we had ever made as a family! We were welcomed with open arms and made immediate lifelong friends. St. Teresa's is a wonderful school with many opportunities for all. My three daughters excelled in their academics at St. Teresa's and were challenged every day and, now that we have had to move away, they are far ahead in their new school. I was welcomed as a parent to be as involved as I wanted to be, so I could grow and learn right along with my children! It is such a spriritual, loving and caring school and we miss it so much! You will not find a better more educated group of teachers and staff in Albany. Go Crusaders!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 25, 2009
My daughter attended St. Teresa's from Pre-K through 2nd grade before we moved out of state. I would not trade the years she had at St. Teresa's for anything! Her educational foundation was excellent! She had the best start in school with her Pre-K teacher and assistant-Ms. Cox and Mrs. Pitts. I could not have asked for more caring and professional individuals. The same was true in Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade. Although I am sure that overall, there may have been problems in the school as mentioned by another reviewer, I have found that the same can be said of ANY school, whether public or private. Now that we are in a different school system (still a private, Catholic school), we can easily look back and see how good we truly had it at St. Teresa's!

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2009
I just recently graduated from St. Teresa's and I will never forget some of the many wonderful memories that I have accumulated over the years. I have made friendships that will hopefully last for a lifetime. The families & students here at STS are so sweet, and love to help out at the school. Some of the teachers are very dedicated to helping the students. I loved STS, and will miss it as I move on to high school.

- submitted by a student
no rating April 12, 2009
Oh my goodness, I love St. T's as the children call it. They are so loved there. The teachers are first rate. My child went there from pre k until he graduated in the 8th. grade. He had to move on to another school to finish and I found myself hanging around mentoring children. It is a job I love. I am a retired nurse by trade. I volunteer my services each day and the love I see for these children is the most effective caring love I have ever seen. I am blessed to be a part of the school. I can assure you if you are thinking of this school. It would be wise to do so. You will not be sorry. God Bless You and I hope you are helped with your decision to enroll. A Volunteer....

- submitted by a community member
February 14, 2009
We have been at STS for 8 years. The families who send their kids here are a great - totally involved in the school and their kids education. The teachers, generally, are very good and committed to the kids. However, enrollment has decreased every year, from two of each grade to one. The main issue for families leaving (ours included) is the administration and the lack of responsiveness to parent's concerns like bullying, bathrooms, campus security, facility maintenance, discipline policies, size of some classes (26 in Kindergarten! Took 9 weeks to split), to name just a few of the issues, not to mention tuition increases every year since we have been there. The main focus of the administration is marketing and trying to recruit new students rather than meeting the needs of their current students -- many of whom are leaving, my family included.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating April 01, 2008
My children attend St. Teresa's school and this is a great institution. There is diversity with regard to ethnicity, race, and socio-economic status. I want my children exposed to this as well as prayer in school. The teachers at St. Teresa's School are caring, firm, and well-informed!

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2007
As a life-long parishioner and a former student of St. Teresa's, I am elated to be able to send my own children there; my husband is non-Catholic and agrees that STS is the best school for them. The administration, faculty, and staff go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that the school runs smoothly and that all students receive a quality, faith-filled education. There are many extracurricular activities available for the students (soccer and basketball teams, cheerleading, beta club, academic clubs, scouts, etc.); however, the crux of the school is promoting academic excellence and encouraging children to grow in faith. As STS only goes through the 8th grade, students go on to the public and private high schools in our area and tend to stand out because of their moral integrity, their respect for the school environment, and their ability to perform well in any academic situation.

- submitted by a parent
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St. Teresa's School
417 Edgewood Lane, Albany, GA  31707
(229) 436-0134
Last modified St. Teresa's School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
St. Teresa's School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 40 reviews. Top