St. Richard's has given my children excellent preparation. My son is leaving 8th grade this year with three years of Latin, 10 years of French, strong writing and math skills, poise and a love of learning. He was accepted at three of the city's most competitive high schools - he only applied to three, by the way. He even recieved a merit scholarship. I could not ask for a better foundation.
My son attened St. Richard's for nine years he did wonderfully the first six, after that the quailty of their staff went down hill greatly I do not feel he recived the education he should have also staff (adm.)very petty and small mined not what you pay for
The school is great and certainly meets the needs of both of our children. The teachers seem very caring and interested in each of our children. We enjoy the parental involvement and exchanging ideas. Teachers welcome parents suggestions and comments. The administration seems to neglect parents and students especially the head of school and rely on staff to do the work. They have laid off or eliminated positions or combined positions, that create discord among teachers and certainly parents. Great school, poor leadership, I am thankful that the teachers and staff continue to keep it going, however I feel that a funding problem is in the future and could price itself out of the private school market.
We have two children at SRS. Our son and daughter both love the school and the environment the teachers and staff provide. Our children are growing into independent and caring individuals. The traditions of the school are wonderful as well.
Having experienced SRS as well as another highly ranked private school in Indianapolis, I better understand why SRS was not a good fit for us. Yes, SRS is a superior school, but everyone is expected to follow a very strict curriculum in the same (very traditional) way, at the same pace. No allowance for different learning styles. My son's confidence plummetted at SRS, performing much better now at new school. In my view SRS should become a girls' school, as there is little patience and acceptance for boys' needs to be active and hands-on. So much for commitment to diversity...
The teachers are some of the most caring and influential people you could ever leave your children with for eight hours a day; but if you can't afford over $13,000 per year (and rising) don't count on any help from the school even though during the admissions process they assure you that money isn't an issue!!
St. Richard's School is by far one of the best schools that exists in the state of Indiana. It offers a classic curriculum, an openness to faith, it celebrates diversity and cultural awareness to ensure global readiness for students, it encourages civic responsibility and philanthropy, and teaches to the whole child including a phenomenal music, art, P.E., and foreign language program. The faculty and staff are the most patient, giving, caring, and creative bunch. St. Richard's has a strong sense of family and community. The students learn respect of each other and develop lifelong friendships w/ their peers, teachers, and the school itself. It is a top notch place to be.
The resources are limited, and the approach is very much one-size-fits-all. For those who fit, this is a superior school. Not so much for the others. Having both a son and daughter, I would say that the school is not well suited for the average boywho requires activity and hands-on learning. Opportunities to be active are limited, and are the first thing taken away when discipline is needed.
I researched private and public schools extensively on the N. side and found St. Richards to be the best. It is challenging & students learn to budget their time immediately. Ambitious and high ability learners thrive. It is superior to any Gifted and Talented program I've seen in public school. It is a caring and progressive community of bright and talented students. Rarely do you have a school with such diversity and high academic expectations. Hardworking students are not excluded as they would in some programs or schools. The work ethic is respected and promoted which is just one of many intangibles received from this school. We drive 45 minutes each way because there is nothing better. Students take French beginning in elementary. Music/voice lessons, art enrichment and sports programs are some of the after school activities. St. Richards is not your typical Indiana school. It is so much better.
I think St. Richard's offers the perfect blend of a classic and challenging curriculum, yet with an emphasis on art, music and writing. It is a school that celebrates diversity, rather than tolerates it. The school is not geared to students who have different learning styles (i.e. ADHD/ADD, dyslexia) but the no-bullying policy is a real plus. We have had several children graduate from SRS and one role to go. The high schools in our area actively compete for our grads since they come to ready to learn and have a clear understanding of acceptable behavior. Our children have been loved, nurtured and challenged. By far, the best Middle School faculty available in Indianapolis.
I personally consider St. Richard's School a wonderful environment for children to grow up in. I believe my children left with confidence as well as an unparalleled education.
ST. Richards is a school which needs major improvements in the educational field and the treatment of it's minority students.
St. Richard's is an excellent school with great traditions. My sons enjoy the academics, physical education and their friends. Please take a look at St. Richard's School.
This is a great school for kids in the middle. If your child falls on either side of the bell curve, i.e. LD, no or gifted (IQ above 130), no.
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