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Prospect, KY
Students enrolled: 570
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11311 Saint Mary Lane
Prospect, KY 40059

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(502) 315-2555
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November 27, 2015
My kid has turned into a completely different kid since going there. It's like they sucked the life out of him. I just wished I never sent him there.

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Grateful to: School leader
September 12, 2015
Mrs. Zettel has proven to be a tremendous leader who loves our children. It is a rare quality in education these days. Our school is very lucky to have her!

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September 12, 2015
Our boys are younger - Pre-K and second grade, but we have been at SMA since our oldest was 5 (this is our fourth year). Every year we are more amazed by the wonderful and caring teachers and staff. The education is second to none. Our principal is top-notch/the best there is. Her primary concern is the kids and we are extremely grateful for this. We look forward to keeping our children there until they are ready for high school!

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March 23, 2015
I have a child who recently graduated from Saint Mary Academy and one currently attending. I can say my high school student was well prepared thanks to SMA. Academically, organizational skills, socially, discipline - the whole package. Yes, middle school is strict and it should be - the teachers should be respected, homework is expected to be done and the academic standards are high. Call me old fashioned but that is what I want for my child! Yet they manage to foster a loving environment caring about each child's gifts. Faith is important and it is fostered throughout the school. I have high expectations for my child's school and am very happy with SMA!

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March 08, 2015
Our family has been a part of Saint Mary Academy for four years now and we couldn't be happier with our decision. The teachers and staff have been wonderful; I am blown away at the amount of learning we've witnessed so far. My child is able to grow in Faith and has the support of his family, school and community around him. For parents, there are many opportunities to get involved in the school and church as well. We are truly blessed to be a part of the SMA community!

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January 15, 2015
I have been with the school since the beginning. Sure we have had growing pains. Sure there have bumps in the road. However, one thing has been constant...a commitment to become better. I have had positive experiences every year. The children are challenged. This year's staff is fantastic. Can't say enough positive.

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November 05, 2014
The middle school teachers picks favorites. They spend all their money on Ipads which they don't even use any more. This school started getting worse when the principal changed the rules. Now it seems like a military school. A military school would be cheaper than this school. All the students know they are having trouble but the teachers wont help them. So, parents pull them out. But I would say all the preschoolers are having fun. yes the teachers can be a little stitch but they are all having fun. Only if middle school was the same way.

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September 04, 2014
SMA was a wonderful school under the direction of the previous Principal. Since the current principal has come out of retirement for the 3rd time, things have gone down hill dramatically. Classes are overcrowded for a private school. The teachers are cold, unmotivated and lack the skill set to understand how kids learn today. If a child struggles in any one area, be prepared to shell out substantially more money for a tutor. You won't get any extra assistance here.

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April 26, 2013
This school has soooo much potential. Building a strong community one step at a time. Being a regional school it is definitely going through growing pains. It needs leadership, unity, "positive" parental support and smaller classes. 1ST GRADE has 30 kids. Stay tuned...

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January 27, 2013
Great school despite leadership changes. Team based teaching has led to more personalized instruction. Some things could change, but where is a perfect school?

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June 24, 2012
The elementry school is amazing. However, when in middle school the teachers have obvious favorites, they have poor comunication skills, and don't care if the students fail. luckily they are moving teachers around.

- submitted by a community member

September 09, 2009
Brand new school campus opened for the 2009-2010 school year with 507 students. Best principal in the region. Just a wonderful new campus, teachers and staff. One of the top catholic schools in Louisville.

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June 12, 2008
my daughter just finished preschool and loved every minute of it! the preschool teachers are outstanding! we're sad to see the school moving so far away from us. her experience there was a great start to her education. a very loving and caring environment all around!

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February 14, 2008
Was once a fantastic school with a welcoming and warm environment. However, since the merger and the new staff the school is in serious decline. there is no open friendliness not to mention poor teaching in key areas and a few overcrowded classes.

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May 12, 2005
Mother of Good Counsel is an outstanding school! I have three kids who attend - pre-school, 1st grade, and 3rd grade - and we have had nothing but outstanding experiences. The teachers are top notch; they are some of the most caring, most experienced teachers I have ever seen, and my kids are learning so much. Athletics are very strong at MGC, and everyone is encouraged to get involved. There is something for every age group. Parent involvement is second to none. The parish is a very welcoming parish, and I would not want to be anywhere else. Like the motto says, 'MGC - A great place to be!'

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April 27, 2005
MGC is a great place to be. My three children are thriving there. Small class sizes allow for more one-on-one opportunities with teachers. MGC is a loving, caring, spiritual environment where the teachers and Principal know all of the kids. Academics are sound, as demonstrated by the academic team's recent showing in the Governor's Cup competition. Most of the teachers are 'teaching to their strengths,' i.e. they are teaching the subjects they have expertise in. The staff Reading Specialist has greatly helped our son who has had some reading isuues in the past. Parent involvement is fantastic. Being a small school means that the parents need to be more involved, and at MGC they are.

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January 31, 2005
Unfortunately, there has been a steady decline of enrollment at Mother of Good Counsel since 1994, and with the recent merging of smaller schools within the Archdiocese of Louisville, our family decided to transfer to another parochial school in the area. Presently the enrollment at Mother of Good Counsel is only 270 students. Our family found that the class sizes are indeed quite small, parent involvement is fair and academics are average. We left Mother of Good Counsel because we feared with the continual delcine in enrollment that it too would close before our child graduated. We hope Mother of Good Counsel will one day be able to rebound from this decline and eventually grow in size. We just didn't want to risk the school closing while we were still enrolled.

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December 22, 2004
We moved from another state and were warmly accepted by the school. The pricipal knows the kids by name, and the teachers are top notch. The children love their school so much that they can't wait to get back for their extracurricular activities. I too, wouldn't send our kids anyplace else.

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May 16, 2004
This is the best school on earth. My children are very happy there. The staff is outstanding. It is a family oriented school. With small classes and one-on-one. I wouldn't send my children any where else.

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Saint Mary Academy is a wonderful Catholic school where children are nurtured, cared for, challenged, and loved. To schedule a tour or for additional information call, Mary Alice Zettel, Director of Admissions at (502) 315-2550

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Saint Mary Academy
11311 Saint Mary Lane, Prospect, KY  40059
(502) 315-2555
Last modified Saint Mary Academy is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Saint Mary Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top