Many of the teachers really care about the students while others simply care about enforcing 1950's rules. Students are forced to wear sweater vests effective October 1st in a non air conditioned building while teachers wear sleeveless shirts and sandals. The school is VERY nice to the parents but some teachers come close to being bullies with the students. The students live in fear of performing poorly instead of living to learn.. My son forgot his jacket in his room one day and when he went back he was reprimanded for re entering the building.....so the following time he opted to walk home in the rain instead of be reprimanded again. There is so much in the new about drinking water when it is hot outside but Queens allows its teachers to decide if they will "allow" water bottles in their classrooms. Send your children here but be prepared to fight for even the simplest things.
I think that every parent looks for something different in the school they choose to send their child to. My children are still very young and I wanted a place that would make learning fun for them, where they weren t bogged down with homework at such a young age, but were still being challenged academically, and a place that I felt they would be safe and nurtured. This school has completely met our needs so far. My children are thriving and love going to school. They are in the same grade, but in separate classes. While each teacher has their own communication style, one of which I prefer more than the other, I feel that they are both learning a great deal and each LOVES their teacher. I didn t know the previous Principal, but the new one seems very committed to improving the school academically and is big on respecting the people around you. I would suggest to anyone thinking about sending their child to QAS to just go and take a tour. I think you will be very pleased with what you see. I am so happy that we chose QAS.
There have been several positive changes made by the new principal. My child is thriving, happy and involved in several extracurricular activities. We couldn't be happier with our experience at QAS.
The new principal is raising the standards, especially for math. This school is great for 90% of students. Extracurricular activities and school spirit are impressive. Special needs and gifted students should probably look elsewhere but QAS graduates do fine at Loyola Academy, St. Ignatius and Notre Dame.
To be honest this school does not even deserve a star. Back in early Sept I notified my child's teacher to meet and discuss the issues my child was having. After several emails no response until the "optional" parent teacher conference. I also requested a meeting the her teacher, Special Ed teacher and Vice Principal... 10 weeks later still have not met to discuss my child's issues. This school is despicable and find it offensive to claim they are a "Blue ribbon" school.
The sad thing about this school is that up until a couple years ago, the administration had a very uninspired approach to education, challenging neither themselves nor the students to true excellence. The previous principal was noted to say, "We teach to the middle," with a defiant attitude about this. Many graduates who went on to more rigorous institutions required tutoring and summer school prior to entering as freshmen. It *could* be a great school, but that would require a complete change in perspective by the leadership. After living in the community for some time, I doubt very much that will occur. Parents actually pull out their kids to send them to places like Sacred Heart, just because it is so bad. And yes, there is a very clique-ish culture, and bullying. Fit in, don't be too smart, dumb, different, or ethnic. Perhaps worst of all is a general fear of criticizing the school openly. There seems to be an atmosphere covering up something deeper and darker. Again, it's really unfortunate because the facilities are amazing. It could be such a great school (look at waiting list at Sacred Heart!). Seems unwilling or unable to self-critique, and improve.
This school definitely prepared my child to excel at the HS level, this school aslo is very active in sports and that also sparked my child to aprticpate in HS sports. A very good well rounded education and a great community
My grandson is thriving at Queen of All Saints and his brothers can't wait to join him there!
Great school overall, much to love. The only thing keeping this school from being just about perfect is that they hold back the kids that are ahead of their peers. There is very little opportunity for a child on the smarter side to be highly challenged. What a shame as those are the students they may end up losing as a result - their best students! I would also like to see Spanish introduced in the younger grades.
The education is first rate and the extracurricula teams are well managed. They are interested in educating the whole child
They are very Dedicated to Education, Great Curriculum integrating a balance between Spiritual, Physical, Emotional and Educational Growth and teaching the Children to be responsible. Educating the whole person for life and wholesome growth and hearty wholesome relations. They have good Professional and Ethical Standards in conduct, in Teaching, maintaining a learning atmosphere where learning can be fun and yet challenging. They have lots of ways Parents can be involved and lots of involvements for the children beyond the basic core curriculum for those who choose.
The math program isn't as great as it should be for grades 5-8 and I've found myself tutoring my own child quite often, however I know they're trying to improve it. I've been told by my child that some teachers favor certain students. This school is howver very good nd overall I'm pleased.
Queen of All Saints provides a good experience for kids and their families. Teachers do an effective job teaching in all subjects: the kids are testing well. Walk down the hallways: you'll feel a sense of order and industriousness. The school provides a nice selection of after-hour activities. Every year my kids look forward to the intramural floor hockey and flag football tournaments. Everyone's invited to play, and everyone plays. You won't believe the number of spectators! My kids don't love art or music, but I enjoy the displays of other student's fine artwork as well as Queen's band and choral groups during school performances. The annual musical is always an event.; Parental involvement is second to none. Newsletters, field days, special masses and much more is organized and staffed by volunteer parents. Everyone can find a way to get involved.
I am very pleased with the whole package QAS has to offer. Great curriculum, excellent moral education, lots of extra activities from flag football to volleyball to participation in family masses, and a great group of parents who support each other and the staff at the school.
The teachers tend to be hit and miss, there are some really great ones.The school also forces students to learn Spanish in seventh and eighth grade. The extracurriculars are limited [to] one yearly school play for grades five through eight and several sports teams. There are quite a few sports, football, basketball, soccer, volleyball, track, cross-country, baseball, and softball.
My child is faring well academically. I find the teachers both caring and encouraging. However, I find the parents cold and clique-ish. The apples don't fall far from the trees, either. There is very agrgressive--and downright mean--behavior exhibited by even the youngest of students at this school. Unfortunately, from my experience, bullying goes unnoticed and uncorrected by parents and faculty alike. I find the general behavior of parents and students at this faith-based school (go figure) the most disturbing aspect of all. It's a shame. If your child is passive and gentle--or worse, non-athletic--they may get eaten alive at QAS. Regarding the curriculum, I wish they offered more performing arts opportunites for children in the primary grades. I also wish that Spanish would begin at the primary level. And if a playground was in
Qas is good academically, most teachers are nice, but some of the kids get out of hand.Some kids get unfair playing time in sports.
High teacher turnover, because of low salary. Students are not challenged acedemically, but learn all about catholicism. Does not prepare students for high school. 8th grade students given same reading assignment as 4th grade at local public school.
A great school for the average student and especially if they love sports. The school is not well equipped for the gifted or learning challenged student. The grades of pre-school through 5 are wonderful, with talented teachers who really care. The junior high 6th through 8th grades could use some teachers who might make learning a little more challenging and exciting. All in all, a good education with a Catholic foundation and wonderful discipline.
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