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St Louis King Of France School

Private | PK-8 | 362 students

 

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Posted October 13, 2014

Our experience at SLKF was awful. Of the three years my child attended we had one teacher that we loved and of course she's gone with the rest of the great ones now. No counselor...high tuition...administration is a joke. Principal was typically nowhere to be found during our last year there. She had her uptight assistant principal running everything. Don't expect help if you need it. I agree with a previous poster that they treat you (the PARENT) like a child. Specifically in my case, Mrs. Herman....spoke to me like dirt...just as she does the students. They feed you everything you want to hear to get your child in ($$$) then not follow through on a thing. I pulled my child mid year. Best decision ever. He's finally thriving. Save yourself (and your child) the headache!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2014

Tuition is very high and over rated. It's all about money. The principal is uncooperative and political! She supports her family and friends businesses. She installed a water system in the school and raised the tuition again. My daughter education was poor last year and did not pass an entrance exam for another school. Look elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2014

After 3 years I have given up on this school. I read the complaints from previous parents 2 years ago and tried to work through the administrative and faculty problems. The principal surrounds herself with her family and friends that are on the payroll and listens to no one else. Cronyism is rampant throughout the school structure. Disdain for parents and their kids are obvious. Kindergarten and first graders(especially boys) cannot read by midterm and are routinely sent to Crane Rehab for additional tutoring at considerable expense to parents. More than one third of the first grade boys this year were privately tutored. There is no counselor ,liaison for parent/teacher relations, or parent input allowed whatsoever. Room mothers are handpicked by the faculty and parent involvement is limited. Cafeteria invoices sent to parents with the threat that your child will have no lunch if not paid by a certain date. Consider closely that you will be constantly asked to pay fundraiers, help with the numerous fairs and wil have no voice in which to advocate for your child. You are treated as a child and you pay for it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2013

I have to agree that the woman, Mary, used to teach as Asst Pk 3 was horrible, did a lot of yelling & Beth was not much better, with her better than thou attitude. School tuition & meals increased every yr., pre-order lunches mth in advance & if you child forgets lunch at home they cannot buy a school lunch... They give them bread & cheese, just like that, nothing else. Better, older teachers quitting or let go, principle does pick & choose, parents disgusted pulling kids out. No school counselor, & if your child has any learning issues there is no help available with the high cost of tuition. And teachers are always right in principle's eyes, any time there is a parent /teacher/student conflict. It's the parents that make SLKF survive & tolerable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2013

You all have it wrong I am a student that went to this school do not i repeat do not allow your child to go here. Yes they may be learning in Pre-K and kindergarten but once they get into the 4th to 7th grade they will hate every teacher there trust me I went to this school.


Posted October 1, 2013

Grandchild bitten twice in the same day by the same kid. This is unacceptable it looks as though an animal attacked. My grandchild is bitten just about everyday. That vampire has a serious problem & so does this school.


Posted June 19, 2013

There are a great deal of nice/attentive teachers at SLKF, but the administration is awful. I really had high hopes for this school when we started, but, we had to pull our kid(s) out based on the following things: (1) Fees/tuition much higher than other comparable Catholic schools, fees were ridiculous and were obviously used to offset the "not raising tuition this year" statement; (2) zero feedback from administration during the year; (3) constant mishandling of checks giving to the accountant (would be deposited 4-5 months after giving it to them); (4) Many teachers/staff we talked to were extremely unhappy, especially in the nursery Pre-School, many of them were looking for other employment opportunities this coming year. I believe the Principal is a great person and means well, but she has surrounded herself with mostly family members and friends for her administration and top aides. The school has completely lost direction, which it had a few years ago, and it's a shame because I liked the school and still love many of the teachers there. It's not terrible, but could be so much more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2013

It saddens me to think that the rumors were true but once again a lot of students that are entering high school this year from St. Louis did not get into the high school of their choice due to not being prepared. You would think with all the money and fees you have to pay your child would be set.


Posted May 29, 2011

My daughter just finished PK4, this was our first year at SLKF and we are happy. Most kids were here from PK3 (wonder who left) and the class was full but the teachers worked wonderfully with them. I'm not catholic (by choice) but there is nothing bad I can say about the school or teachers or the church. I was hooked by the principal, as long as the school's educational and discipline concepts remain the same what Mrs. Schott represents, we are here to stay. Those parents I talked to did get their kids into their choice of high school. When my kid had some issues, didn't want to go to school as she said nobody liked her, all the teachers (even in aftercare) and the principal went out of their way to find out what was wrong. They helped me identifying the cause - my child's weird way of grieving of our lost dog. My honest 4-yr old was making up stories about class mates and school to get attention - for a totally different reason. The teachers all worked with me in helping her through that stage. Something to look into for other parents before jumping the gun...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2011

To the January 24,2011 post,yes I posted it. First off,I never once stated "Ms.Beth and Ms. Mary teaches this current school year." Secondly, "I never stated they shoved MY child." Stop trying to read into things that are not there. Needless to say, if they did shove my child proper action would have been taken immediately. Hmm, I wonder why they are no longer teachers. It does not take a rocket scientist to figure that out. Parents who have pulled their child out have come to me, as well as some of the ones that are still there has ALL said some of the same things about them. As a result, some of the parent's children are still there,while others have indeed pulled their child out. Yes, you probably have felt "heartfelt and positive" from them because you were stuck up their rear ends. Try talking to some of the current PK4 parents whose children were in PK3 last year. If they have not yet pulled their child out,they will be out at the end of this year. Several of the older children CANNOT even get into their first choice middle/high school because this school has not prepared them well enough to pass the entrance exam. I am entitled to my opinion just as well as you are.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2011

My daughter is in the Pre-K 3 class currently and she is thriving. I am very impressed with the thorough work they are doing and have nothing bad to say. Everyone at the school knows my childs name and say hello regularly. I agree with last poster - if your child was being pushed and yelled at, why was she still there??
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2011

I have two children at SLKF, the youngest was in PK3 with Ms. Beth and Ms. Mary. My experiences with all the teachers at this school have been positive and heartfelt. Everyone there goes above and beyond for the sake of the children. Two issues were mentioned in the January 24,2011 post that don't add up. First of all, if your child is being shoved and screamed at all day, why would he/she still be there? Secondly, Ms. Beth and Ms. Mary no longer teach the PK3 class as of this current school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2011

This school is horrible. The Pre K 3 teachers Ms. Beth and Ms. Mary tried shoving the little 3-year-olds,they are horrible. I wish I would have found out about this school a long time ago. When you go there for the orientation, they put on a role like they're all nice but once you leave your child there,they scream at the kids. They always raise the tuition every year. They always want money for the school. I can't wait to get my daughter out of this school. All of these reasons are why more and more people are pulling their kids out of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2010

One teacher is fired or quits every year! Uniforms change every year! Principle tries to overcharge on every item she can, example, this year parents were charged $200 for $75 worth of school supplies.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2010

St. Louis King of France has students from 6 weeks old up to 7th grade. We are a Catholic school run like an independent school. We focus on educating the whole person, spiritually, academically, and physically. We even have a pilot program in our cafeteria run by Ochsner Hospital! Come check us out - our principal does private tours!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 28, 2010

I love that SLKF is small like a family and everyone knows my children by name. I love the individual and personal attention. The teachers allow for lots of creativity in their classrooms. Take a tour of the school and you can see how unique the school is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2010

I believe St Louis King of France is a great school. The class size is perfect for an excellent learning environment. The principal is collaborative and is willing to work with parents and their concerns. Keep up the good work!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2010

I was extremely disappointed in the pre-k teacher and aide. They have 1 bathroom in the classroom with 2 toilets and no divider. They single out children and decide whether they are right for the school. I was getting calls almost daily about my 3 yr old. 2 weeks into the school year I got dragged in for a principle conference. Are you kidding me? My daughter was kicked out in less then 2 months. To hear other parents and friends talk about the school, lets just say I wish I would of heard about how it was run and I wouldnt of made that mistake. The principle puts her friends in and they do what they want to. The Archdiocese doesnt care because I reported the problems to them and provided copies of the numerous letters I was sent and nothing was done. Please check out other schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2007

The class sizes are wonderful!!! I feel part of a true Christian family at SLKF.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2007

St. Louis King of France offers a high quality education. Their small class size allows teachers to use several different creative approaches to learning. They challenge students to excel in all academic areas. Their extra- curricular programs are the strongest around.
—Submitted by a parent


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Ethnicity This school State average
White 81% 47%
Black 10% 45%
Hispanic 6% 4%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
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  • Pamela Schott
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