Our family has been at MON for 7 years and I can honestly say it has been one of the best decisions that we have ever made for our children. The school has a top notch rigorous academic curriculum. It's a great environment for high performing students. Most importantly though my children love their school and we have made great friends there.
The staff suffers no consequences for lying. No discipline for kids who steal from the other children or bully the other children. A lot of students only last a few years before they get fed up with the Principal. The values being taught to the children do not meet core "Catholic Values". Many parents have had their children struggle after leaving due to poor academic requirements.
The school is about conformity and inflating the Principals fragile ego. Kids learn to obey out of fear not respect. Question anything or complain that you are being bullied and your kid will be the one disciplined. Someone steals from you kid, do NOT say anything about it. Just remove your child like I did.
This school is about conformity. Some parents have talked about the "great Catholic education" the school teaches. My experience has bee that "Carholic Values" must include lying, stealing and bearing false witness because that's what the school really teaches. They have a big bullying and theft problem there but don't complain or your kid will be the one punished!
We have been extremely pleased with our experience at MoN. We have sent multiple children, some still attending and some recent graduates. The recent graduates were extremely well prepared, receiving exactly what we expected . . . a rigorous academic challenge within a deeply faith filled environment. We have found the parent community to be both supportive and demanding, a subtle combination that holds the school to a high standard. The principal is very visible. He knows his students and families well and works hard to meet their needs. He leads a talented and committed faculty. We have and will continue to recommend MoN highly to families seeking a strong Catholic education and foundation for their children
My child won't be returning in the fall. Academics is lax, extracurricular activities are nonexistent and the amount of time they get for lunch, besides the poor quality of liunch, is unconscionable. There's a huge bullying and theft problem there which the administration has done nothing about for two years now. There's a lot of favoritism where a few heavily involved parents seem to run the school. Many of the parents have their little cliques and aren't receptive to anyone outsiders. Being around the parents is like being in high school again but the popular kids are really running the school. The principal lied to me about a problem with one of the students stealing from my child. He's very weak and bends to the rule of a couple heavily involved parents. Moreover, there are ALOT of kids who are not paying to go there who have behavioral problems. Save your money and send your child to a different school.
Very disappointed with the education but most importantly with the administration. One reviewer stated , "the Principal knew every kid by name", that must have been the only thing the guy was doing during my children's tenure. The 10 Commandments tell us Catholics that "we shall not bear false witness against your neighbor". I guess that doesn't if you are MoN administration.