I have found this school overall to be very beneficial to our two children who attend here in the early years. There are a few in the 4th/5th that we are not excited about right now, and we are not alone, there is a parent group working with the Mr. Smith in hopes to address these concerns. Mrs. Pericht was not fired. They (Fr. Paul and the board) made some changes to the school budget and she elected to leave the position in the school office as a result. However, Mrs. Pericht is wonderful and continues to show her dedication to these students in the athletic department, for that we are truly blessed.
This school is not a good option. The staff doesn't take anything seriously enough. The teachers are afraid of the parents. Certain teachers have gotten fired just for scolding some rich parent's kids. One teacher got fired for giving bad grades. Mrs pericht got fired for no reason. The teachers are horrible and selfish. Sex Ed is a joke. It is a very hostile environment. When My son walks into class He feels very unwelcome by fellow students and teachers. Bullying is horrible, but the teachers are afraid to do anything. Mr miller is the only teacher that takes the students seriously.
Some of the teachers in the older grades have put in writing that getting homework is a courtesy and not the responsibitlity of the teacher. When you are paying $4500.00 for one child...the homework being sent home is the teacher's responsibility. Most of the teacher's for the younger graders are amazing beyond words. Maybe the older grade teachers need to LEARN to LOVE doing their job instead of JUST doing a job.
The teachers and staff are very focused on safety and school details. Every student matters. Happy times and good memories come from the enormous support that the school and church provide my children. The students here learn how to succeed.
I have been very impressed with the teachers. The principal is very involved with the students and parents. She knows every student by name. I find my children to be more advanced in math and english than kids their age at other schools. St. Michael is unlike any other school in the area, in that it offers advanced technological resourses to every level. Every classroom has a SmartBoard and their Video conferencing system allows teachers to take their students on a virtual field trip where they interact with subject matter experts from all over the world. All of that, on top of learning values and discipline every day.
St. Michael is an excellent school that prepares children for high school...above and beyond the average amount of preparation. We are extremely happy with the school. The principal is kind and caring and has changed St. Michael School for the better.
So far I am not impressed with this school as I was with my son's other school. The staff is nice but not friendly. I think that the teachers need to give some attention to the students on a 1:1 bases.
This school is terrible. The teachers are incompetent of teaching and my daughter cannot wait to get out of the school. She feels unprepared for highschool and overall feels like the school is a prison.