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Belleville, IL
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5401 West Main Street
Belleville, IL 62226

(618) 235-1100
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November 01, 2012
I knew that I wanted to send my child to this school as soon as I met the Principal. All of the teachers in the whole school knew my child s name on the first day of class. There is an abundance of sports and extracurricular activities to choose from. I like being able to access my child's grades and homework assignments online. My decision to send my child to Althoff was reinforced by all of the positive teacher interaction with me and my child. When we are in public, former Althoff students come up to my child and introduce themselves and tell us what a positive experience they had while attending Althoff. Try it. Wear your Althoff shirt in public sometime. There is a strong camaraderie among Althoff alums.

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October 12, 2010
Althoff Catholic High School continues to work to enrich and nurture the spiritual, intellectual, and compassionate strengths in each student.

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November 08, 2007
I am a 1978 graduate of Althoff catholic and currently have a sone attending as a freshman. Though I have to admit the public schools in town probably can offer a comperable if not better academic experience, other factors make this school awesome. At freshman orientation meeting, Dave Harris said 'welcome to the Althoff Catholic family.' A family it is. The kids are very close as are the parents. The level of parent involvement is second to none. Moreover, I feel my son will prove to be an outstanding citizen becasue of the school.

- submitted by a parent

July 21, 2007
As a graduate of Althoff Catholic High School with young children I know that I will definitely be sending my boys there when the time comes if it stays anything like I know it is now. Dave Harris is a wonderful educator and the perfect principal for that school. The faculty is truly involved with so many activities and seem to really care about the students. My sister and my cousin recently graduated from there and I know they got so much out of their experience at Althoff.

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May 24, 2007
I am a former student at Althoff Catholic High School. I did not perticularly enjoy attending Althoff. My parents were paying close to $5,000 for average teachers, and a Catholic education that is poorly exibited throughout the school. Religion classes were a joke. I learned more studying by myself. The teachers did not set a very good, Catholic/Christian examples, and they were the ones teaching the religion classes! The teachers were not very involved with their students while I was there. If I didn't understand something, I would have to teach myself. The extracurricular activites are lacking, basically because the school did not have the money to fund them. Parents want to see the school succeed, so that's a plus. All in all, Althoff would not be my first choice when looking at high schools in the Belleville/St. Louis area.

- submitted by a student

January 30, 2007
I am a former student of ALTHOFF i think that it is agreat school to attend, although it has its ups and its downs as any other school. By going to this school it kept me out of trouble, if i wouldve gone to public who know how i wouldnt ended up. But also i believe that if a student really wants to learn, any school is a good school. When i tested at my former college, other students from public schools tested the same as i did. I think that it all depends on the person. But overall Althoff is great. The teachers really help you out in work. The counselors help you with college seeking. Everyone is just really nice. I felt like home there. I know that if i wouldve gone to public school, i would have been moew worried about what i wore to school than academic

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April 06, 2006
If your sole reason for paying to go to this school is so that your child will learn more about religion don't bother. Just send your kid to East or West. Most religion classes were a joke, watching disney movies, etc. However the teachers are very personable and if the student wants to learn, the enviroment is ready. The diversity of the school is lacking. Most students come from the same background with parents of the same convictions. But I guess that can be a good thing depending on how you look at it.

- submitted by a student

February 07, 2006
We trasnferred our child from a public high school and are thrilled with the level of parent involvement, the caliber of the students, and the quality and compassion of the teachers and staff at Althoff. Truly Catholic Education at it's finest. Our child was able to take most of the same courses offered at local public high schools and honors courses (for which advanced GPA points and college credit is awarded) are even more accessible. All of the students I have met there show high levels of achievement and ambition. The homework load is reasonable, however. We don't feel that there is a lot of busy work. We are 100% satisfied with our tuition investment.

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April 18, 2004
We are a non-Catholic family with a daughter in freshan class. So far the school has been excellent. She is a high honor student taking all honors classes. Have a daughter in eighth grade, planning to send her there next year.

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Althoff Catholic High School
5401 West Main Street, Belleville, IL  62226
(618) 235-1100
Last modified Althoff Catholic High School is a Private school that serves grades 9-12
Althoff Catholic High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 12 reviews. Top