My kids have been at this school for 8 years. The education they have received is excellent and I feel they are well-prepared for the public high school they will eventually attend. Over the time that we have been at this school, we have seen our children grow in knowledge and in their Catholic faith. The faculty and staff are responsive to the needs of the students and parents. There are high standards for behavior and appearance. The administration is actively engaged in dialogue with the parents and constantly seeking ways to improve the educational experience for our children. We live in one of the top public school districts, but I wouldn't even consider leaving SJNRCS. It's worth every dime!
I have been at this school a number of years and I find the faculty, teachers and students to be very caring. You get a wonderful Catholic education and the children are prepared for high school.
We have been so lucky to have found this school. We are getting an excellent way above average private education for our child and not having to pay an outrageous amount. The Principle listens to the parents and actually takes some of there ideas. The teachers go above and beyond to help. In kindergarten my son had to see an Occupational Therapist for sensory issues and the teacher came on her own time after school to some of his therapy appointments to see how to better help him and others in her class. The Vice-Principle is a master at helping teachers with students that don't have "in the box" thinking. The kids are respectful and caring for others. I don't worry about my child being bullied or dealing with gangs and profanity.
It's teachers are fantastic, although you pay for tuition their method of teaching gets through to the children
My daughter attends SJN and is learning alot, making friends, and is in a good Christian enviroment. She is not taught or made to be a robot. She is free from bullies in her class. There was one in her class but he left the school in October. The teachers and administration are very approachable and are willing to listen to what my wife & I have to say. This school is head and shoulders above most schools in Gwinnett.
Indeed, this school is solely focuses on raising robots. Giften children are not only ignored here, but they are refused to skip a grade in the absence of any type of gifted program. The administration is stubborn and deceptive. This school believes they are head and shoulders above anything anywhere academically. However, they represent mediocrity at it worst.
I wanted a loving Christian school for my child to experience kindergarten. Instead, his self esteem was destroyed. This was solely due to the administration and especially the principal. The use of humiliation as punishment only bread ridicule and bullying from other students. If you want to have a happy, well adjusted look for another school. If you are looking to raise a robot this is the school for you.
My children have been attending SJN school for five years now. We transfered from another Catholic school and have never looked back. It is the faculty and staff who are the heart of this school, who make the difference. The teachers love what they do and it shows. There is a palpable warmth among the school community that makes it feel like home. In addition to that, the administration keeps an open door policy, both the principal and assistant principal are totally approachable and available at all times. My children are educated, safe and loved in this Catholic environment. What more can a parent ask for? St. John Neumann School is giving my sons the foundation they need to be well educated, successful, Catholic adults.
I have three children of varying abilities and all have suceeded to the best of their abilities. Third grade was the toughest year, but k-2 and 4-5 were wonderful. I'm sure middle school will be great too.
I agree wholeheartedly with the review posted on May 27th. They are my opnions exactly. I would like to add that students who are academically gifted find little opportunity for advanced learning at SJN. After 4 years of asking for advanced class work for my child, I gave up. The teachers seemed to just not care about my request, but managed to assign an overwhelming load of easy, but time-consuming homework for everyone. Also, the push to attend St. Pius High School borders on obsessive and provides an unhealthy emotional atmosphere for those who do not planning to attend St. Pius. I would not recommend middle school here if you plan to send your child to public school. Not only because of the focus on St. Pius, but also, the lack of advanced academics and extracirriculars such as orchestra, band and chorus.
I just recently graduated from SJN and have found my experiences there dull and almost painful. The homework load in middle school makes you want to cringe (2-3 hours a night) and the problem of bullying is not handled in the manner that it should be. People in my class would do the most horrible things and then they would receive a detention and do it again the next day, never facing any serious consequences. The after school activities offered at SJN are minimal and end up being pointless due to lack of concern from the faculty and staff. The Vice Principal is obsessive compulsive over the uniform, handing out detentions for the slightest flaw while people get away with fist fights. The teachers are for the most part very helpful but a lot of them seem to pick favorites. They also seem to have no concern for what parents have to say and will not comply with any suggestions parents may have. Overall SJN has been a tough school to go through and I hope none of your children will have to deal with the problems I faced at this school.
My student has been at this school for several years. The discipline is in no way swift. It took 8 years to get a child who had been bullying everyone expelled. Parents spoke with the administration countless times. It was almost pathetic. The teachers although are great but tend to assign a little to much homework. My child spends 2-3 hours a night.
Great Catholic school. Great teachers - kind students. Gives them a great eductional and Christian foundation for later in life.
In my experences at St. John Neummann I found it to be excessivelly boring and strict. There is a new vice principal who does not know where to draw the line. I have also noticed that the principal is very unattentive to the students, I went to St. John Neumann for three or four years he worked there we had talked on numerous occassions and he still did not know my name. The teachers are excellent and underappreciated, but due to the adminstrations the teachers excellents skills are brought down by rediculous scrutinization of their lesson plans. Overall this enviroment will not teach your children the skill they need and it is not a healthy enviroment to put them in.
This school is amazing! It gave my children the foundation they need for the future. It taught them to be different from the outside world and to do what is right no matter what. I am so happy I sent my children there.
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