My children graduated 8th grade from SJE with a strong academic education. They learned how to study, prepare for classroom tests as well as the state standardized test, participated in Science Fairs, learned their faith, made long lasting friendships, had teachers who truly cared for them, the list goes on and on. As a family, we were sad to see this part of our lives come to an end. When the children are out of school, they want to visit SJE and the faculty and staff. To me, that says a lot about what kind of school this great place is. If you're considering a catholic education, I would suggest checking it out. It was the best decision our family made!
SJE sets the bar for ALL the Catholic School's in the Area. We live in Crown Point and it is only 17 minute drive. We are so happy we chose SJE over St. Mary's in Crown Point. The Children learn Spanish K-8., the kids have use IPADS and CPU's. They will graduate knowledgeable in both. They have the highest test scores in Lake County. The parents are so involved and the school encourages it. This is one of the Few Catholic Schools that the Priest cares about the Students. He makes ALL teachers accountable for the Religion Program. Kids love that there is a Religion Contest at school. Also, I love that this school has a covenant with the parents. If you want your children to go to this Catholics school, you too have to help them in raising Good Catholics. That does mean going to Church on Holydays and Sundays. I think it's great. ALL of the parents that send their children to SJE know each other because we all worship GOD together. Not to mentions the Franciscan NUNS RULE!!! Please tour SJE before you make a choice!
Look elsewhere and do your homework, interview moms and dads, go to the church that you are "required" to go to "every" sunday (or else...) and see the type of people you are dealing with. Every one looks unhappy , either distant, discouraged, unaproachable unless they are older with no children. Then make a choice of school. There is far better all around in the area private and public.
We have been extremely pleased with Stl John and feel luckly to have such a fine school to have our child go too. We were very worried moving from a top rated school in Illinios but our child needed to "catch up" when she started. Not only do they always get highly rated on all scores but my daughter everyday also hears and learns what it means to be a Christian. Great tools in this tough world. They teach to the mind and more importanly the heart of a child.
This school is so awesome. Its the best. We get taught things that publoc schools by us don't get taught.
I love this school. My daughter loves her teachers and the school. They are above in reading and math. It is a great school!
We've had children in both SJE and in the Lake Central elementary/jr high schools. For the 'middle 70%' of students, SJE is a fine place, but doesn't seem to provide the extra help needed for those kids who need additional resources to keep up. I can say that it definitely did not adequately challenge the with more ability. Some of the grade levels ended up with very few students. On top of that, the jr high grades suffered from excessive cliquishness, an especially disappointing situation for a parochial school!
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