Social Justice Week, STEM with all students, Robotics, HyperStream, First Lego League, Engineering is Elementary, A world in Motion, Project Lead the Way, STEM Camps, hands on learning everyday with every student! I love it all! My kids really excelled at STCS! It is truly a GREAT SCHOOL! The teachers really care about you and your student, it is a real community! I would highly recommend this school!
There is a saying among the teachers that i have heard from many of them "whatever it takes". I asked once what they meant by that and they said that it means that they would do whatever they could to help students succeed. I have a son that struggled in reading in 1st grade and his teacher offered to stay after school several nights a week to help him. She did and now in 4th grade, he is one of the best readers in his class.
My 4th grader has a little bit of homework each night. It is usually spelling, a little math, and then maybe a social studies , writing or science project. It keeps them challenged without overloading them. I am glad to see them working at home but still have time to go outside and be a kid.
This is more than a just a school to me. It feels like family. It is such a caring community that reached out to welcome us when we first moved to the area. The teachers are excellent and I love the small class sizes. This school exceeds expectations not only academically but in faith formation as well. I have felt at home here and would highly recommend this school to anyone!
The principal is clueless as to what goes on in this school. She avoids conflict by not being present in classrooms, halls, and the playground, not returning e-mails and calls, and protecting employees from inappropriate and unprofessional behaviors. Who does she answer to? She's gotten away with this for long enough! It's time for some healthy leadership to save this school from its demise. Well over a dozen kids have left during the past school year. Sounds like someone finally needs to intervene and find out what really goes on there. Signed, Fed Up and Appalled in the DM Catholic Diocese.
When it came to child development and child psychology classes the principle and the middle/junior high teaching staff must have been sleeping. This school harms children’s integrity and causes great stress and anxiety. Be careful if you are looking at this school. Visit more than once and I assure you that you will hear teachers in the upper grades yelling at students. I figured that the children must have deserved it until it started happening to mine. Humiliation is not a good discipline tactic, however it is used daily on normally acting children. I would only recommend this school to people who have children that don’t make mistakes, only for children who can always sit still, and never step out of the line that is desired. To top it off, if you run into conflict, you will not get a response from the principle. Mrs. Stemler is unable to handle conflict and will not return calls or emails if the topic makes her uncomfortable.