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PK-8
Private
Pasadena, MD
Students enrolled: 200
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8513 Saint Jane Dr
Pasadena, MD 21122

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(410) 255-4750
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September 24, 2014
This is a great place to be. The curriculum has changed a bit to include STEM across all of the subjects. My son had such a good experience today with his science experiments that I am thrilled that he is getting so much out it.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2014
I just St. Jane. My daughters are so happy to be back this year. There are so many exciting family events planned. This is a true Catholic School community. We may be smaller than some, but we are a close knit group that welcomes new families with ease. The future year's goals for the school especially the technology and the STEM program far exceed my expectations.

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2014
I have just graduated from St. Jane this year. Our class received over $150,000 scholarships to high schools. I will really miss St. Jane. I always felt safe and cared for there. The teachers all knew our names and were always willing to help us. I learned so much through my 8 years there. I will truly miss you St. Jane One of your students.

- submitted by a community member
April 30, 2014
St. Jane is a great school. The teachers are very caring and dedicated. My kids love it. They enjoy all of the extra curricular activities. I help out a lot at the school and the new principal is very dedicated.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
We love SJF. It has been a wonderful place to send my children to each day. They are safe, happy and learning.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2014
St. Jane Frances is a great school! The teachers go above and beyond the call of duty in the classrooms to teach their students and the students have fun doing so.

- submitted by a teacher
April 09, 2014
Faith centered school with small class sizes that cares about the development of the whole child; mind body and soul.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2014
I have four children who attend this school. What a great place to see them thrive. They are challenged academically and morally each day. The teachers are caring, and invested in the education of the students.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2014
I LOVE OUR SCHOOL. MY DAUGHTER IS IN THE 4TH GRADE AND MY SON STARTS PRE-K 4 IN SEPTEMBER AND WE LOVE ALL THE ACTIVITIES AS WELL AS THE TEACHER INVOLVEMENT. THERE ARE SOME REALLY AWESOME PARENTS AND CHILDREN THAT GET TO INTERACT WITH EACH OTHER.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2014
St. Janes is great. My kids love going to school everyday. The teachers really care about the kids.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2013
This school has been plagued by financial, curriculum/achievement, and enrollment problems for years. It is sad and shameful that what used to be a wonderful school serving the community has declined so dramatically when other Catholic Schools are thriving, even in the current economic climate. There are many better options nearby.

- submitted by a community member
August 01, 2013
My son has attended St.. Jane's preschool 3and 4 year old program and his teachers and program was great. I love the care and education he has recieved there. I can't wait until he returns this fall.

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2013
I have ALWAYS been satisfied and pleased with St. Jane Frances School. My two children graduated from St. Jane and I am so grateful for that opportunity. The faculty was always helpful and caring. I felt they genuinely cared for the well being of my children. The school and staff are surrounded by a loving community. I seen many acts of kindness and helping others in need. I would not have changed a thing!

- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2013
I am excited to start a new year at St. Jane Frances School. Despite and contrary to some of the less than enthusiastic reviews, parents would be hard pressed to find another elementary school, private or public, in our area that offers the quality education that St. Jane's does. Every year we hear from our kids who have graduated, and they tell us how well they are doing; many of them place in the higher level classes, and because of the foundation they received at SJF, they are well prepared for high school. I am looking forward to helping to build an even better St. Jane Frances in the years ahead.

- submitted by a teacher
July 12, 2013
School is financially sound. It's the pastor that refuses to cooperate. Don't expect it to open this fall. They're losing students in droves.

- submitted by a community member
May 29, 2013
I must inject a cautious voice to those considering this school for their kids. Prior years were financially weak, recent years had new leadership but carried over a lot of existing staff, and coming years will need a new principal again. While my child was a solid high achiever, our expectations (made obvious to leadership and staff) were high. Rather than rise to the challenge, the staff and leadership chose to use petty tactics to punish us through our child. Being placed in low-tier classes, receiving arbitrary and poor "personal" evaluations when there was no objective basis, and catching the staff lying to us about these matters. All in all, they failed the sniff test. Something needed to, but didn't, change with the new principal. I'm also concerned some of these two-line reviews are faked. They were all entered around the same date. Buyer beware.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2011
If your child has any kind of disability (adhd, autism, behavioral) this school will not help you. The principal is very fake and does not care about your child. She will act like she wants to help, but it the long run will only hurt matetrs. She also requests personnal medical documents that she has no right to ask for by law. If you do not provide them she WILL let your kid go from this school. The pre-K 3 program is a JOKE and a HUGE waste of money, the kids run around like a pack of animals more than learn. The daycare is a joke and the staff is immature.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2011
Tremendous middle school faculty. Math and English teachers are very very effective at getting the students ready for a high school curriculum. Social Studies teacher enables/encourages the students to think/act globally. STEM program being integrated into the curriculum. SJF has recently received grants to add teaching technology to the classrooms. 2nd of 2 children graduating in May 2011. Both have earned partial scholarships to Catholic high schools. 1st child was more prepared for high school math than most of her HS classmates.. The facilities are old but well-maintained. New windows were added in each classroom in recent years. SJF is the two time defending champion of The Catholic High School of Baltimore's Math Olympiad. In the past two years, four girls have won full four-year scholarships to TCHS. Knott Scholarships have been awarded to SJF students in 2010 and 2011. My only disappointment is that Spanish is not offered as a core class. It's only offered as a "special" class.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2011
Newly Improved Great Quality School, Safe Loving Environment.... Two children went through St Jane Frances school, currently have a child in 7th, and another who graduated last year, now a well prepared 9th grader who received a partial scholarship to HS. We've been at St. Jane Frances for over 11 years, we've seen many changes to the school, but the last three years have been a privilege to be a part of. New principal made some changes that hurt in the beginning, it was scary, but over time the school is growing, excelling in Math, Sciences, Technology, English. Drug free/non bullying program, well behaved, well adjusted students. New STEM program started this year, with a full curriculum planned for the Fall 2011. Grants received to advance technology, software, and equipment. Quality of teaching is phenomenal. My 9th grader so advanced over her fellow students in writing, vocab, and grammar, direct impact from St. Jane s teaching. Nothing but positive things to say. I am proud be a parent at St. Jane Frances school and proud that my son will be able to share in these advancements his 8th grade year, hands down one of the top elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2011
St Jane is a small school that gives your child a lot of personal attention. The technology is amazing and the advances in math and science are far above other local schools. They were just selected as a STEM school and received a large grant to further imporve the technology, math and science departments. The students will benefit from the new computers and STEM curriculms. In the past two years, 2 Knott Scholars were named from St. Jane. The teachers are very dedicated to the children. I believe we have an exciting future at this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2011
Awesome school with advanced technology bringing the kids to the next level, STEM, Poet's Tea, National Guard Stay on Track drug free program, nothing but good things happening here, preparing kids for future, holding high standard, excelling children!

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2011
Great teachers & great family atmosphere! I have been extremely pleased with St. Jane Frances School!

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2011
Both of my kids attended St. Jane from Pre-K through 8th grade. I am still involved with the school and if I had more kids, they would be attending St. Jane! This is a great school with a family atmosphere.

- submitted by a community member
May 02, 2011
My kids were very well prepared for Catholic high schools after attending St. Jane. There have been very positive remarks from the high school math teachers about St. Jane students and how well prepared they are.

- submitted by a community member
May 02, 2011
I cannot express my extreme happiness in St Jane Frances. We moved from out of state and enrolled in 2008. We have had nothing but positive experiences from the school. The teachers are dedicated and encouraging to every child. The STEM program in the middle school is beyond compare. Even children in the Pre-K class are getting STEM and Spanish. The administrative staff is always accessible and willing to listen. The Catholic faith is taught everyday, not only in a classroom, but by the actions of the teachers, administators and children. I would recommend St. Jane Frances to anyone. From reading the other comments, maybe a change was what this wonderful school needed.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2011
What a great Catholic education. The middle school teachers can't be compared to any others. They are unbelievable. The lower grades are just as fantastic. I would enroll both of children again in a heartbeat.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2011
Many of these ratings were made years ago by what may have been disgruntled parents after the financial shake-up when we found out that many were not being required to pay their full share of tuition. Our children have been attending school at St. Janes since 2003 and the quality of education has improved. They have a state of the art science lab and computer room. The teachers are caring and challenge students to do their best. It is a struggle to pay the tuition, but we make sacrifices and feel that it is in our children's and communities best interest to send our children to this wonderful school.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2010
My son went to St. Janes and was very well prepared for continuing on to Mt. Saint Joseph High School. The emphasis on study skills and planning really helped him. The strong teachers in junior high also gave him a great background for high school.

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February 04, 2010
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no rating July 17, 2009
I can't wait intil the new school year starts. I love the teachers they are caring and wonderful.

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July 12, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2009
This school is an absolute joke. Although the current financial challenges are dominating the school, there are significant issues with the faculty and the curriculum. The past mismanagement of the budget is consistent with the POOR collective approach to improving the curriculum. There are a few teachers who are excellent, but their ability to effect proper discipline, raise the curriculum to a level that is equivalent to public schools, and seek great learning opportunites is limited. There are too many teachers who spend their day on their personal cell phones in class, surfing the internet, and NOT teaching the children. These teachers would not survive at a public school. BTW: They pulled most of the religious programs out of the school. I have pulled my children and hired tutors to prepare them for public school.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
December 18, 2008
I have had children in this school for 9 years. Unfortunately, they are being removed from the school at the Christmas break this year. I can no longer watch my children's education constantly degraded. Academic Programming is seriously lacking and expectations constantly lowered. Financing the school seems to have become top priority in the Administrations goals. Everything now seems to be about where we can cut costs, were can we squeeze for more money. Last marking period, many of the children were publicly humiliated by the principal, by handing them blank report cards if parents were behind by any amount in their payments. Communication with parents is almost nonexistent unless you have a personal relation with a teacher. I had already pulled one child at the end of last year due to lack of academic progress. I am now watching this child flourish in the public school system.

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2008
St Jane Frances is an excellent school. My daughter attended St Jane's from K-8th grade. She had excellent teachers who were always very dedicated and caring. I always had the peace of mind that my daughter was in a safe, nurturing learning environment. Tuition costs were a struggle, but the Christian values that St. Jane's instilled in my daughter are priceless! She was well prepared for high school (thanks to St. Jane's) and now attends Mt De Sales Academy. Thanks St Jane's!!

- submitted by a parent
November 24, 2008
If considering this school, I strongly suggest you very carefully investigate all aspects of the school before enrolling. Academic expectations and programming have seriously declined in the lower grades. Instruction is interuptted by the requirement for all students to stand whenever an adminstrator enters the room. Comminication with parents is not a priority when compared to the need to protect staff from potential negative perceptions based on their flawed decision-making. My child will not be returning next year. Do not waste your $ paying for this school.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2008
I will not be re-enrolling my current 7th grade son next year and am considering transferring him after the Christmas break. We hvae been at the school for many years and were aware of the serious academic and administrative problems occuring in the past 2 years especially. After being hopeful that a change in administration would improve the school, I am saddened to admit that the changes made this year have not been for the better.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 27, 2008
My two boys attend St. Janes. My children have learned so much! While I understand that there is sometimes a lack of communication between the parents and the teachers I still hold this school on high regard. I believe that as a parent you must be involved in your childs education where many parents do not take time to find out what their kids are doing in school. I have had an extremely great experience with the school so far aside from a few minor bumps along the way. I highly recommend the school to new parents!

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2008
The decline at this school in recent years has been sad to observe and resulted in my inability to re-enroll my 3 children for this year. Though there are many competent and dedicated staff, there are also a significant number of un-degreed staff at all levels of instruction. The leadership and vision at the school are lacking and do not seem to be improving this year, as evidenced by the staffing changes in some areas and lack of changes needed in others. Investigate very carefully before enrolling your child here.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2008
After 6 years at the school, I am not re-enrolling my 2 children next year. The level of professionalism, lack of communication with parents, and lack of committment to fixing problems at the school this year has led me to this decision. I would suggest the local public elementary schools are preferable to SJF at this point in time.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2008
The environment in this school has become quite unprofessional, particularly in regards to communication with parents. My two children will not be returning next year. If considering a catholic school, I respectfully suggest you look elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2008
My daughter is currently enrolled in Pre-K at St. Jane and since day one I have been discouraged with the lack of support, communication from Teacher to Parent and overall demeanor of the educational environment. In my experience, tuition for education at St. Jane private school is a complete waste of money in comparison to the quality of education provided. BEWARE

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2008
Look for another school. Parents' opinions are not respected nor sought out in relation to important issues in the school.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2007
St.Jane is a Wonderful school. The teachers and staff was so kind. Parents feel welcome and appreciated while the children feel loved. You will not find better qualified teachers any where else.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2005
I am a 7th grade student at St.Janes. I would say this is a really good school. They have the best teachers. St.Janes has so many clubs: Academic Club, Science Club, Games Club, Art Club, band and many other after-school activites.

- submitted by a student
August 06, 2004
St. Jane is a wonderful school! It is well managed and safe. The teachers and staff constantly strive to provide an atmosphere conducive to learning and discipline with the love of God at its core. I have had three kids pass through this school. They were well prepared for the best private high schools in the area. My daughter just graduated from Mt. DeSales HS(all girl Catholic)in Catonsville and my son graduated from Mt. St. Joseph HS in Baltimore (all boy Catholic). My wife and I always felt that our children were being dropped off to a safe and disciplined environment where the students never did anything really bad because they were not pertmitted to get away with the little things. This is a great school and I highly recommend it! Kevin Massey, Riviera Beach, MD

- submitted by a parent
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St. Jane Frances De Chantal School
8513 Saint Jane Dr, Pasadena, MD  21122
(410) 255-4750
Last modified St. Jane Frances De Chantal School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
St. Jane Frances De Chantal School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 49 reviews. Top