My son just began as a freshman and already I am very impressed. He looks forward to going to school.At first it looked like a little building on the corner, but the things my son is learning already, his attitude and motivation has changed from last year 100%. Something good is going on there and I am so thankful trevor is there! He was a homeschooler after the fifth grade when he tragically lost his dad. My only worry is that I cannot drive and what will I do when it is pouring down rain and he has to walk those blocks from the L. If I were wealthy, I would donate a courtesy van to pick up the kids walking from the L stop. My older son went to a small catholic school in Bloomington, Illinois. i feel I made the best decision for the younger one.
- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2006
This school will not impress you with it's facilities, but like a small charming town this high school will grow on you. The school is small enough to observe every student, and yet big enough to offer plenty of after school activities. Th discpline at the school is enough to keep the students focused and not to much to the point where it's suffercating the kids. The atompshere is laid back but the approach to their objective of teaching kids is serious.
- submitted by a student
August 30, 2005
I think SGHS is samll enough to insure that my child is not invisible. The flip side of this, is that he has no opportunity for vocational pursuits or training. He has an IEP and does get some extra help, but it is a Catholic school and doesn't receive any government funding or my tax dollars. The curriculum is college oriented, the teachers frequently leave, and the sports are team oriented, rather than more individual (like swimming, gymnastics, or track/cross counrty) which my child might consider. I know it would be an expense to build a pool, but what about track or gymnastics? As the parent of a special needs child, I would like him to experience more in high school than being frustrated at learning.