The school at St. Mary's was closed in 2009. The building was sold and it has reopened as a public charter school.
I am a parent of two children at St. Mary's and I feel that this school is terrible. My children are not learning what they should and the children in the middle school are out of control! Yelling, fighting and disrespectful. I do not feel that the principal cares about the children or the parents at all. She is worse than the last one we had. Needless to say, I will not be sending my kids back next year and might not finish this year. Do not send your kids here. A public school would be better.
I am a parent with a child here at St. Mary's and I dont feel that my child is not recieving an quality education this year. His class is in chaos and the principal is not doing anything to make my child feel safe in this class. I also feel, that there is no structure or classroom management in this classroom. I feel that they are doing a dis-service to our children and are just taking our money. The school needs to find adminnistration that cares about children and their education as well as providing them with a safe environment.
I think that the school needs to be closed down. Teachers are unprofessional. The principal does not listen to the parents concerns about problems. They are doing our children a dis-service.
I was so impressed with the school's new website! I found everything I needed right there. It's www.stmaryoftheassumptionschool.org . It's worth checking out!
I am a parent and could not be more enthused about the things going at St. Mary's. The new principal is outstanding and the partnership with Loyola College adds tremendous enrichment opportunities for the kids. I personally think that is is the best bargain in town and I think that it will only get better.
St. Mary's offers students a safe, friendly alternative to the questionable public schools in the area. The new administration is awesome and is committed to making St. Mary's a viable resource in the community. Hold on - there is so much momentum at this school! I would hope that if you are doing your research, you will pick up the phone and talk to the new principal and take a tour and find out first-hand how wonderful St. Mary's really is.
I just registered my children for the upcoming school year and I am very impressed with the new principal and staff. From the minute I walked through the door I felt welcomed and comfortable. I feel confident that under the new administration and with the Loyola college partnership that I will be providing my children with a excellent education and safe and nurturing school environment.
This is a safe and nurturing environment with great tuition assistance available. The new Principal was Principal of Year for the Arch Diocese for 2006-2007!
My child now attends this school. I will soon be transferring him to another school. The level of education in ok but could be much better especially because after all its not cheap. I could have sent my child to public school and he would have been learning the same information. I would not recommend this school. Don't make the mistake I made. Go to another school.
I would advise any parent who has intentions on enrolling their children in this school to trully do their homework. Just because it says 'Tuition Assistance Available' does not mean they will provide the best for your child. There is severe lack of quality in the academic programs. My children who were considered 'A' students in this school had to catch up when transfered to another catholic school. The middle school is the worst especially if the goal is for children to move on to high school. The principal has no follow through and will actually avoid parents when issues arise. If you are looking for a school that will provide a strong,academic and moral foundation for your child/ren, THIS IS NOT IT. Please look elsewhere because they exist, I found one and it's wonderful!
I am so sorry I came to this school. The kids in middle school are poorly behaved and it affects the other kids. Complaints to the principal have done nothing. The teachers seem to be frustrated. They are not learning what they need to learn for high school and many are failing. One teacher is very mean to the kids. It is not run like other Catholic schools I have seen. I will not come back next year.
St. Mary was an excellent school my child's first year. The foundation set in Kindergarten was above level. Her teacher had informed us she was more then ready for 1st grade, and should grasp the information quickly. An hour of homework was nothing for her to complete. She liked it, so I explained that in 1st grade you may get more homweork. Well no such luck, she just wasn't challenged enough. Private schools have small classes, but not my child's class, it was large and out of control. The principle was aware and did nothing. Parents were fed-up. Final a sub-teacher came in early November. Overall the school needs to work hard at challenging kids, testing, organization, listening to parents. and stop asking for money for extra money.
The teacher turnover is horrible . Teachers only remain at the school for only one school year and the following year they are gone. There is no administrative support. Registration fees includes a fee for computer and book fees but the students rarely have access to the computer room and they share books.. Many parents have concerns and have taken them to the principal, but unfortunately its not priority and nothing has change.
This school needs serious restructuring. Acamedic direction is weak which primarily results from the increased turnover in teaching staff. Most of the teaching staff do not seem sincerely interested in assisting students that are having instructional problems or either can not identify these problems so they can be addressed before quarterly grades are affected. Particularly, with sixth graders who must adjust to middle school practices that emphasize strong testing and writing ability. Also there aren't any developmental after school programs to assist students in strengthening study and testing skills and library access has been limited for middle school students. I am not particulary satisfied with the instruction my child has recieved.
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