St. Philip Neri faculty, staff, and administration work very hard to provide a nurturing, safe, and pleasant environment for our students. In addition, the Principal and Assistant Principal have an open door policy for parents and students so that if there is ever an issue or question, it can be addressed immediately. We function under the paradigm that a child's education is a good partnership between that child's parents and the school leadership & community. Our whole purpose in being employed here is to see our students excel in academics, and assist them in finding their talents and abilities. We love our students!
I didn't enjoy my experience at SPN. The students would harass others for a long period of time even after reporting it, the teachers did not do anything to help it. The principal has her favorites and doesn't pay attention to those who aren't. There is little to no discipline at all! It can sometimes get very chaotic. i wouldn't recommend this school to anyone.
St. Philip Neri School is a great school. I love the classroom sizes and the teachers really seem to care. My son started there in the 3rd grade.
We have four children enrolled at SPN - from Pre K to middle school. All of the children have been attending since they were in Pre K or Kindergarten. We absolutely love this school. They are learning and growing everyday with teachers and administrators who understand that all children are different and encourage growth in all aspects. From the scouts program, to sports, to band - the atmosphere is very family friendly and welcoming. One of me children has special needs and all of his teachers truly have gone above and beyond to make sure he has the most enriching experience possible.
St. Philip Neri School has been a part of our family for the past 14 years. Besides the wonderful education received what I feel that is most important is installing the Christian beliefs within each student. My sons who received the education and the moral standards taught at the school have become young adults whose beliefs and values have taught them the difference between right and wrong. They are now in college and succeeding in life. The curriculum set by the school and the faculty strive to produce the best students who are motivated to learn while displaying Christian beliefs. --Submitted by a Teacher
St. Philip Neri is the best school I have ever worked at. I have never met another group of people who give all they can to help children succeed to their highest ability. We truly are a big family that welcomes everyone!
My family has been involved with St. Philip Neri School for 25 years, we sent all 5 of our children here and I currently work here as well. This school has been home to us for many reasons, one being the Christian based teachings as well as the classroom structure. The lessons in morality have carried through into their adult lives and made it worth any sacrifices we may have made, to give them a faith based education. I highly recommend this school to any family looking to build a great foundation.
This school is awesome. I love its quiet secluded and secure environment on a large campus. The teachers are great, especially the middle school science coordinator who comes up with extraordinary experiments for the children to learn scientific concepts like having the children design parachutes for raw eggs to determine wind resistance force. Then they launch them from the second story window. Egg survives, you get an "A". My oldest daughter went into engineering because of Ms. Meeks.
We came to this school after many disappointing years at a nearby Catholic school. WE were so shocked at how the administration and teachers actually listen to the parents and how every is treated equal and not because you raise a lot of money for the school. The church is so involved with the school and all complaints and concerns are addressed immediately by the staff. I really love the fact that the school is diverse. I would recommend this school to any parents who is looking for a solid, Catholic education with exceptional staff and teachers.
I have been part of the SPN community for many years. Every school has their issues; SPN is no different. I have never seen a closer school community than SPN. I ve witnessed many teachers go the extra mile to help a struggling student. If your child is average it is a great school. If your child is above average, I do not think the academics are challenging. With that in mind, I would like to see a stronger academic curriculum (last year the amount of math homework was cut because parents complained that 30 math problems were too many). I wish the school would emphasize writing. The school is getting a science lab, and if done correctly will be a great asset. There is a definite bullying problem, and sometimes I feel as though the administration doesn t care about chronic misbehavers. Sometimes I think the school is more worried about the right socks, than disciplining the child that disrupts class. Bottom line: if your child has behavioral issues, or is at the top end or the bottom end of the academic spectrum, SPN is probably not the best choice. However, if you want a good Catholic environment, and have the time and ability to supplement academics; SPN is a great choice.
My child attended this school for 3 grades. The first year, kindergarten, was great, the 2nd year some issues surfaced, the 3rd year was a nightmare. Do not send your child to this school if they have food allergies. The principal will tell you what you want to hear but not back it up at all. The principal put parents who were belligerent and uncooperative about providing safe food for children with food allergies in charge of a classroom with 2 food allergic children. There is a huge problem with bullies not being dealt with at all. The same children bully children in the same classes and the only punishment they get is sent to the office day after day and no escalation of punishment. The idea that this school is advanced academically is not true. The public school we are now at was actually ahead of St. Philip Neri in math. The atmosphere, knowledge, kindness, overall treatment and organization was like night and day between the two schools as well. While there are several great employees and teachers, the school overall has become a nightmare. Our experience is not unique. This past school year I know of at least 10 students not returning due to similar experiences.
This school rocks! My children attend this school since coming from another local Catholic school in the area. The principal is always seen and the administrators know the children by name. The church parish is so involved with the school. The teachers work with each child and know what levels they may need help on and work with the child and the parents. There is no bullying and not even toleranted by the staff. My children are very outgoing and friendly and love that the children at the school don't judge by the way you look or act. I should have sent my children here a long, long time ago! I encourage any prospective parents to come and visit the school. The teachers are highly educated and have a lot of experience working with all types of levels of children.
My son is now in the 6th grade. I thank God every day for leading my family to this school. My son is receiving a good education and is progressing well. As a former teacher, I can attest that the instruction is of a high quality and the teachers are caring and supportive of individual students and their needs. The staff keeps parents aware of student progress. There is a website with homework assignments and parents have access to student grades at all times. Most importantly, my son is getting reinforcement on Christian morals that appear to be reinforced in other students' homes as well. Religion is important at our school. I love the fact that it is taught from a perspective of reinforcing good behavior, not just religious facts. I think you would have a hard time finding a school with the family atmosphere, quality academic education and strong character building foundation in this area. It is well worth the reasonable tuition price.
St. Philip Neri from my short observation of the school I am very impressed with the energetic and enthusiastic group of teachers and parents alike that are devoted to making their school succeed. I am pleased to have my grandson attend a praiseworthy school.
I love everything about this school. It takes you back to the good old days when teachers really took an interest in their pupils and tried to work with their individual needs.
Our experience has been a good one so far. We have been able to participate in discusions with staff and commuicate concerns or suggestions without any trouble. My feeling is that some parents have expectations of staff that may not be clear and or are not reasonable in a group setting. No school is perfect for everyone. I think it's important to remember that the staff is on the same team as us parents...we are all looking out for our children. We have to be careful not to present ourselves as 'entitled' just because we pay tuition. It takes a village to rasie a child. GOD leads our village and their is no amount of money that can buy HIS leadership. How about working together with staff and making SPN even better than it already is!! W.W.J.D.??? I think he would send HIS children to SPN!!!
My son has attended St. Philip Neri for almost 4 years. Him and I have been pleased with MOST of his experience at St. Philip. The Admin Staff, including Mrs. Wise are extremely helpful. They realize my child is under their care and will gladly address any question or concern I might have. I appreicate the strong sense of Faith that is taught to my son on a daily basis. There are some teachers who obviously enjoy teaching, which I appreciate. While I would say my overall rating for St. Philip is High, I do think some of the home work is a little excessive, and the summer homework is way TOO MUCH. There are a couple of teachers whom I think forget they are dealing with Children, and lose thier patience too quickly. The good far outweighs the bad and my son will attend St. Philip until he Graduates Definitely.
I have one child that will attend 8th grade this year and an older son who graduated three years ago. St. Philip Neri has been a wonderful school and has prepared my children well. They are also learning how the love of God will take them as far as they wish to go. The closed classroom environment, I believe, it a blessing in itself. The teachers and administration truly care about the students and want to see them achieve the very best they can.
This school is the best. When every my children or I need help. they all have been there for us. My doughter has need help in reading and spelling. From K to now every teacher and office workers have done to help her to get all the help she needs. This is in this school and out. Also the nurse has been there for my son when he needs to help or just someone to talk to. The father of my children died when they were younger and then one grandfather. The grandfather living with us died. The school and staff have always been there for them. I can not say enough good things about this school. I tell everyone I come incontac with about this school.
No child fits a perfect mold. But at least children aren't allowed to disrespect others and disrespect teachers. If you want your child to be able to do what he wants when he/she wants, then send him to a nearby public school. Nobody wants to strangle uniqueness out of a child, but no child should be able to run amuk either. I love St. Philip Neri. My child is very sensitive and has never been picked on and teased. Thank God for St. Philip being tolerant to the kids who need it and intolerant of those who aren't compassionate.
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