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.
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.
We love SJF. It has been a wonderful place to send my children to each day. They are safe, happy and learning.
St. Jane Frances is an awesome school. The teachers and principal are caring and listen to those who stop in. Their curriculum is better than ever. My child loves school and is thriving. I volunteer quite a bit and it is always a positive experience. There are many more fun events for the families this year.
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.
Faith centered school with small class sizes that cares about the development of the whole child; mind body and soul.
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.
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.
St. Janes is great. My kids love going to school everyday. The teachers really care about the kids.
I love St. Jane. As a Board member I am aware of the financial issues that have existed in the past. I am proud to say that based on the efforts of the staff and the parents and the new principal, we are in great shape. Our finances are more than stable and we are working together to increase school spirit which is working. More and more parents are getting involved with activities and stepping up to chair events. The new principal has exciting ideas that she has already put into practice. We just love our school and wouldnt change it for anything.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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