For the most part - yes. But the administration is not equipped to handle students that think outside of the box or are outright disrespectful. Administrative actions were inconsistent and lack follow through on every occasion that I was aware of that should have had some response from the administration.
Great community atmosphere and all the families I had encountered were plugged in and a true pleasure to be associated with. That being said, be prepared to ensure that your child(ren) "fit" their norm. They have no room for any child that excels or falls behind. They're unequipped. Their grading scale requires that your child ACE the class or fail the class - no average here. Once my average child left RSPS and moved on to Public, he has excelled in honors classes and is openly happy about school. Neither of which did I see while at RSPS. No Help - just conform. I miss the families and the community - but honestly feel it was not worth the expense.
RSPS is the an outstanding Catholic school in Howard County! The administration is strong and keeps a fresh approach to education. The staff is dedicated and true partners with the children and families. The families are part of a strong school community. Most importantly, the children are challenged, and happy!!! Values and Catholic identity are part of the school day everyday!
From the moment I walked into RSPS for my tour 2 years ago I knew I had found the place where all my children would attend from PreK to 8th grade. The teachers are extremely dedicated to the children they teach as well as the larger RSPS community of students, parents, teachers, and staff. The faculty, staff, and administrative support and outreach that is given to parents is truly one of a kind. The strong Catholic identity that is emerging in my son and the enrichment programs that are offered at RSPS (e.g. Cultural Arts Night) continue to amaze me each and every year. We are here to stay!