Very disappointed with this school. Several children in the 5th grade class that try and bully other kids and exclude them from activities. As long as your athletic they tend to get away with it although I can't figure out why considering this school has never had a winning team. One child that tends to be a problem has a mother that is a teacher there. This is not a typical catholic school it's a click and if your child don't fit in they will be miserable. Don't expect the staff to do anything about it. I'm completely over it.
Currently have a child attending here and unfortunately has had problems with 3 boys for the past few years. These boys continue to try and bully and intimidate other children. Although parents have spoken with the staff nothing is done. I know I'm not the only person with this problem as another parent told me about this site because they was going to post about this problem as well. It's just a shame that you hope to not have these problems in a private school but I guess when the problem children have parents that work there or is there often they feel they deserve special rights. We are looking to move our children to another school where hopefully this type of behavior won't be tolerated. It definitely can't be much worse somewhere else.
Our daughter had a great first year here! The school is a nice, loving, warm environment. They work very hard to teach in a variety of ways. We were very impressed with the school this first year and are looking forward to the coming school year. Parent involvement is high. There are high expectations by parents and teachers. Staff is always fast to respond whether by email or phone and quickly helped relieve any situations that came up. The teachers are constantly improving and working together to improve the school. There is just a genuine concern by the staff and teachers at the school. No grade is more than 50 kids and there are fewer than 500 kids k-8. It's a nice small environment with lots of caring and looking out for each other. I don't think any kids get overlooked. We have been enormously pleased with the school and look forward to sending our daughter here through 8th grade. We are looking forward to the new school which will be ready by the 2014 school year. Probably the only flaw is just the current size and condition of the current building. It is dated, and small for some school functions. The new school with the staff will just make a great school more amazing.
St. Malachy is a wonderful school and a great place to send a child for learning and discipline. My son has been challenged throughout his 5 years at St. Malachy and is really being prepared for the real world. It is nice to know that there is a school and parish like St. Malachy that can really teach a young person what is takes to be a child of God.
My son just started this year at St. Malachy. The environment is incredibly warm and inviting, even to a 5th grader. In fact, on his first day, All staff (including the Library Resource Person) knew him by name, and seemed genuinely happy to have him join the school. They take an active interest in students, more so than what I saw in local (not Brownsburg or IPS) public schools. My son is incredibly happy at St. Malachy, and they have been just wonderful too.
St. Malachy is a Godsend. The teachers have high expectations of the children and the children are challenged. Best of all, the core values and morals we teach at home are being reinforced at school and Jesus is at the center of every aspect of their lives!