I agree with one of the other parents.Discipline in the early grades can be confusing to young kids. My kids are taught to be respectful and well disciplined at all times. I reward them and punish them for their individual actions. Teachers here punish the entire class for 1 kids behavior. If you have a child that is well behaved, he or she may become very frustrated. We teach our kids that they will suffer for their actions, not the action of others. I also believe that recess and physical fitness play an important role in childhood development. Recess is also taken away from all kids based upon the actions of one or two kids. I think the wrong signals are being sent to our kids....No matter how you behave individually you'll still be punished for the action of others . Excellent academic programs.
We have a daughter and son who were taught at St Paul and are now in High School. The school has dedicated, competent staff and good leadership from the principal. Although teachers can be sort of heavy handed on discipline at the lower grade levels, we are very happy with the quality of the education our kids received at St Paul. The school is multi ethnic, which is also a good learning experience for children. This is a great choice for parents in New Orleans, both pre and especially post Katrina.