Bishop Noll is an incredible school. Good teachers, and students. They really raise the bar with the kids. There is only one downfall to the school and that is the principal. I wouldnt change anything about the school except for him
The people there are so nice and I have recieved friends of a life time there and I simply am in love with the school
I am currently a student at Bishop Noll just coming from a public school Dirksen Middle School. speaking on education it is a very good school. On a personal level I would have rather stayed at dirksen because there is so much more conflict and drama at bishop noll you wouldn't believe it is a catholic school. and I agree it is not worth the all the money spent.
My son is currently entering his sophmore year here at Noll. I have found the overall atmosphere of this fine instution to be very fulfilling. Principal Fech and Coach Pete go the extra mile to work with families and are very dedicated to their profession. They look at each student as individuals and do their best to encourage and motivate each student to their optimal level of learning. Diversity is a major part of this school, not only is there a mixture of cultures and nationalities but also students from different socio economic backgrounds. This provides students to meet different types of people.Everyone here at Noll can receive a quality and wholesome education. Noll also has a very accessible sports program that meets the needs of all students. I as a parent feel that Noll is worth every cent spent. I am very satisified with this instution and wouldn't change it!
I have found the quality of education at Bishop Noll to be decent, but not worth the tuition. I find the principal and most of the administration to be below average. Over the last six years they continue to lose their best teachers -- especially in Math and Science and the replacements are never as good.
Principal Scott Fetch has made great strides in improving an already great school. The school has several sports programs and all students are encouraged to participate. Academics are highly stressed. Over 99% of all graduates go onto college. The schools dance program is especially active and almost always makes it to state finals.
As a recent graduate of BNI, I give the school mixed reviews. The faculty has recently lost many of its most stellar members, and over the course of my 4 years there, I could see the school's decline in full force. I remember arriving as a freshman and being genuinely impressed (especially by student involvement), but when I crossed that stage to get my diploma 4 years later, I was honestly glad to get out. I do believe I got a solid education (if not, I wouldn't be at Vassar and now France's best university), but the experience was generally average. Guidance counselors repeatedly lost my college application materials, and I felt like I was forced into a certain mold, which was stifling in many ways. In short, Noll is what you make of it; do your best, and hopefully you'll head to greener academic pastures afterward.
I have a child at Noll and I am very pleased with the education she has been receiving. I feel the atmosphere is that of a very caring faculty and staff. It is good to see some familiar faculty faces from when I attended Noll in the 80's and I admire that the school has been appointed a younger, lay pricipal. I think that he still can remember how Noll should be from his years there, and I like that he is in total sync with the trials and tribulations of teenagers in this day and age. I feel that discipline is a high priority and that educating and challenging children, mentally, and spiritually is at the forefront of this school's educational agenda. Noll boasts of 'Learning today, Leading tomorrow' and I believe this is the truth. The only thing I hope to see in the near future is a colorguard.
I am a BNI alumni and I have a daughter (freshman) attending BNI. I have always been proud of the education I received at Noll and I am honored to be able to provide the same opportunity for my child. Since she has been at Noll, I have noticed that she is excelling in her schoolwork (honor roll student) and very active in the numerous extra-curricular activities offered to the students. I am so proud of the efforts made by both the new principal and his faculty. They are truly setting the precedence for 'future leaders' at Noll. I also think that the students get along well with one another and the environment is conducive to learning. Despite the cost, it is well worth every penny for all the good I see in my child and in the school!
My wife anmd I are both alumni of Bishop Noll Institute and now both of our sons are students there. Bishop Noll prepared both of us for the college education that we received. The new enthusiasm that is being displayed by not only the new principal but also the entire teaching staff is commendable. The diversity in this school is one of its biggest assets. A Catholic education is priceless.
My son is a 7th grader at Bishop Noll. He came from public school and we couldn't be happier! The changes we've seen from him and his renewed love for school, shows their committment to excellence. The students have pride for the school and for themselves. There is a special quality at this school that makes the kids want to do well, and they are inspired by a dedicated staff. When we took our tour, when we were deciding where to send our child we were impressed by a display of the top 10 students and their future colleges which included Harvard, Stanford, and MIT among other top colleges! Our sons attitude towards school completely changed, he went from dreading school to loving it. The other students are serious about a quality education, unlike his past school experiences where teachers were more like babysitters than educators. Future leaders are made at Bishop Noll.
Bishop Noll is an outstanding school, with some of the best teachers and coaches in the area. Everyone is friendly. The staff and principal are always available. It truly provides a family setting fot the students to learn.
I am an alumni of BNI, graduated in the early '90s. I am still proud to this day of my Catholic education at BNI and I'm thankful for the opportunity. I'm sad to see the decline in enrollment and am hopeful that parents today will see the importance of a Catholic education for their children. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat - the whole experience.
I recently graduated from BNI and I have to say I had a great education while going there. I learned a lot of interesting things about the world and about myself. All around it was a good experience.
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