The teachers have been amazing at helping my children succeed for the last 5 years. They work well with children of various abilities and personalities. As the parent of an anxious child, I have been impressed with the way that they handle his infractions. They are nurturing without coddling, and I know they are preparing them for whatever educational experience lies ahead.
I have been a parent at this school for 12 years and I can speak first hand about the caring and nurturing environment at SJNRCS. They have high academic standards and most importantly help develop you child spiritually. When my oldest started at the local public high school, I was told by the school vice principal and a few of the teachers that they loved SJNRCS kids. I knew then that I had made the right decision sending him there. The student population is diverse and gives them an opportunity to learn about other cultures on a daily basis. You will not be disappointed sending your child to SJNRCS.
Many of the teachers are parents themselves and they understand the demand of extracurricular activities. However, they also understand the value in reinforcing what was learned in class. They strike a balance.
The teachers make themselves available to assist students before and after school. They identify when a child is struggling early on and take action. If needed, there is academic coaching available. There are also extracurricular activities such as the Chess Club and Robotics that help develop a child in the area of persistence, grit and determination.
This school teaches living your Catholic faith which is teaches its followers to be compassionate, caring and empathetic. Service is enshrined in the culture. Each grade has an ongoing service project in the community. Not to mention school wide service projects. There is Spiritual Committee composed of parent volunteers who assist the students and faculty in the numerous projects.
As I arrived to SJNRCS this morning, I noticed a dad and his little girl having a rough time at the front door. Clearly the little girl did not want to go in and the dad was struggling. I recognized her as the new student in KB. I took her hand and she reluctantly walked through the door. Sitting in the front hall were about 6 middle school students and a few younger ones. EVERY one of them immediately smiled at her. I did some fast talking about how they used to be scared too and they all just kept smiling at her. A seventh grade girl commented on how cute her backpack was and how she loved Hello Kitty too. The KB girl moved closer to seventh grade girl and miraculously seventh grade girl produced some magic markers and some paper and was down on the floor coloring with her within seconds. THAT S why you send your children to SJNRCS. EVERY one of those students went into Mommy and Daddy mode urging KB girl on with their smiles. THAT does not happen just anywhere.