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Saint Stanislaus Kostka School

Private | PK-8 | 155 students

Our school is best known for its family atmosphere, school spirit, & tradition.

 

Living in Michigan City

Situated in a small town neighborhood. The median home value is $99,800. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $750.

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4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 4 ratings
2013:
Based on 3 ratings
2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted Sunday, April 13, 2014

Great school! The principal and teachers really care about the students. They strive high to care for each and every student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2014

The sense of community in our school is awesome. All work together for the good of each child. Love, love, love this school!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 12, 2014

My son attends Saint Stanislaus Kostka School. I would recommend this school to friends and family. I love how they make you feel welcomed and parent involvement is very high. The teachers and staff are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2014

I have a child who is currently enrolled at St. Stan's and we couldn't be happier. There is such a family atmosphere at the school when you walk in. The teachers at the school are all great. I would highly recommend this school to anyone looking for small school that teaches children how important charity and service work are along with good Catholic values.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2013

My child is currently enrolled at St. Stans and we couldn't be happier. When we toured the school we instantly felt welcomed as family. My son has struggled in a few areas and the response from his teacher and principal has been amazing. I love the emphasis they place on teaching the children to be good citizens and the importance of charity and service work. I would recommend this school to anyone looking for a small school environment and strong Catholic values.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2013

Before we enrolled in this school, my husband and I toured several schools in the area. However, when I walked into the church at this school, I truly felt the presence of the Holy Spirit., so much so that I began to cry. I truly wanted my daughter to be part of this rich tradition. The staff at this school is tremendous. The atmosphere is like a family environment and each child receives personal support and encouragement. The principal at St. Stan's has done a magnificent job at focusing on the test scores and creating a clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. There are wonderful activities planned for the kids throughout the year and we feel like part of a great, faith based family. We are very pleased with St. Stanislaus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2013

St. Stan's is the best. When you walk into the building you feel like family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2012

I used to not like the school very much. I have been going to the school for many years but know with the amazing leadership of ms J i love st stans!! The teachers are very much improved and I can't find a fault in the school anymore. Thank you Ms. J!!!


Posted May 9, 2011

Bullying is rampant at St. Stan's. The teachers and principal do very little to curtail or discpline the bully's. They have "anti-bullying programs" that the kids attend, but with no consequences by the staff and administration there's no incentive for the bullys to stop. Its absolutely disgusting!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2010

The main reason I am still with a private school is because of Dr. B! She, or the school, isn't faultless but she truly cares about the kids & education. She treats me with respect & will not engage in talking badly about her teachers. I tried, out of frustration, but she wouldn't. She listened, address the issues at hand & helped me work through ways to resolve them. (I took up almost 2.5hours! - That's good customer service) She bolstered my confidence in St.Stan's & I respect her for that. I find that the teachers I've interacted with so far work toward the same goals as the principle. More schools need to think like her instead of so black& white. Glad my kid's there & starting another year today :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2010

Dr. Bryant is the best principle we have had since Mr. Cress. She is all about the kids.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 5, 2009

Principal Susan Bryant treats the teachers with no respect and will not take their input into consideration. She has no interaction with the students, and most teachers on a daily basis.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 22, 2008

I wen't to St.Stans for two years before entering High School. It was fun, and a good learning experience. The atmosphere is excellent.
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 85% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
45%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 84% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
56%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 74% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
56%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
70%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 74% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 69% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
67%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 76% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 70% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
17%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

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55%
of schools in the state are Average
25%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISTEP and End of Course Assessment results.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math and English Language Arts

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 79% 74%
Black 8% 12%
Hispanic 8% 7%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
American Indian N/A 0%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2009-2010

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
English learners 2%N/AN/A
Special education 6%N/AN/A
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 21%N/AN/A
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
PE instructor(s)
Music teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Art teacher(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Toys for Tots (2013)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
Clubs
  • Robotics club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Rosetta Stone; Spanish in 2/3 Grade
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Clubs
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 2:40 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 5:30 p.m.
  • Before school: starts at 7:20 a.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mrs Jill Jelinek
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman Catholic
Associations
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (219) 872-2295

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Rosetta Stone; Spanish in 2/3 Grade
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Boy scouts
  • Cub scouts
  • Girl scouts
  • National Honor Society
  • Robotics club
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School colors
  • red, black, whtie
More from this school
  • We were founded in 1891 and we continue our dedication to the students of Michigan City to give them the best education available. Our belief is that Catholic education gives students tools to succeed in life.
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


8 out of 10students were accepted for the 2012-2013 school year.


Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
10
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
12

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2014-2015 school year
$3000 - $6000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships
Tax credits
Application fee
Yes. $60.
Fee waivers available

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Marquette Catholic High School
Michigan City High School
LaPorte High School
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1506 Washington Street
Michigan City, IN 46360
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Phone: (219) 872-2258

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