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St Elizabeth Catholic School5
Posted December 06, 2014
- a parent
I love this school in every respect. Top notch teachers and staff and I especially love the principal, Mr. Spadoni. He is very involved in day to day activities. He is friendly, approachable and has a genuine love for each student and family. I have even seen handwritten notes from him on my kid's homework and recently learned that he routinely reviews tests and homework. This school fosters a family-like atmosphere and everyone looks out for each other. My kids love everything about it and are doing very well academically, which says a lot. We had a terrible experience at the local public school to the point where my child did not want to go to school. I highly recommend St. E. It was the best decision I have ever made and have no regrets.
St E's provides an exceptional atmosphere for learning and development for your child. My child was successful at their prior school before transferring to St. E's and then they challenged her to be even better. It was more than we could hope for as parents. Additionally, the community of St. E's is welcoming and supportive. There are just too many exceptional stories to tell about the administration, faculty and families that make up the school. There is definitely something special going on here and we feel lucky to be part of it.
i recently transfered schools and am very happy with the change. my previous school was not so great. people there were rude and the classes were not challenging. at St. Es it is totally different, the people here are so nice students and staff. our pricipal is so nice, he is compationate, caring, kind, and very friendly. he is open arms to everyone.The classes are very funyou learn new things each day and the teachers really make sure you are comfortable is the class(having to do with the speed of learning the material and if you understand). if you want to move your child from their current school. this is the school to go to.( not to mention all the food is delicious and homemade)
This is our first year at St. E's and we are very happy with the switch from public school. I disagree with the comments about parents and cliques, we and our children feel very welcome to the community. The staff has gone out of their way to make any needed accomodations for our children. I wish the classes were a bit smaller, but the teachers (2) do a wonderful job of managing it. With the inclusion of faith and character teachings in their day, I have seen a change in the way my children speak and act. The principal at St.E's is very involved and approachable.
While I agree that the academics at this school are strong and the teachers and principal excellent, over the years the school has become too crowded, with some class sizes of over 30 students. Also, in several grades the kids are very cliquey, rude and entitled as are the parents. If you are looking for a small, close-knit environment where the parents and children truly respect and care for one another this is not it.
This is our first year at St Elizabeth and we are totally pleased with the school. It is the right mix of strong academics, living faith and caring environment. I agree with the compliments to the principal's leadership and would add that the teachers are outstanding as well. The school keeps parents engaged in activities which builds a true sense of community. Having studied myself in top schools, I would have liked to study at St E's.
We have three children and have been a part of the St. Elizabeth family for twelve years now. Our youngest is an eighth grader and I can't tell you how sad I am that it is our last year at this wonderful school. St. E's has provided my children with a quality educational experience in a nurturing environment. The principal has set high standards which are Christ-centered and values-oriented. Students are held accountable for their actions and bullying is not tolerated. We are proud and consider ourselves blessed to be a part of such a wonderful and caring community!
I have been a teacher in the Archdioceses for over 25 years and currently have the privilege of serving the children and families of St. Elizabeth Catholic School. I was disturbed to read a previous review alleging that bullying in our school has been overlooked. Under this administration, this is simply not true. Our entire community is committed to protecting the well-being, safety, and dignity of all our children. We even established a peace-makers team of students to help promote Christian values and positive conflict resolutions. We emphasize a different positive value every month and honor those students who exemplify such values. I will pray for those who feel their needs were unattended in the "past." The "present" St. Elizabeth's, however, is a gift, and I for one, am blessed to be part of such a special place where Christ is the model for our faculty and inspiration for our students.
St. Elizabeth School has a wonderful, warm atmosphere. The students are treated with love and respect by the teachers and staff. I am always amazed to see the students openly demonstrate their love of their teachers by giving them hugs when they see them in the hall. I think there is no greater testimony to the trust and love the students feel for their teachers, as well as the principal, who greets the students with personal interest all through each day. A great emphasis is put on respect for not only adults, but also for their peers. Our school counselor is very active in promoting character building programs and incentive projects for students caring for each other. The atmosphere of the hallways and classrooms is bright and cheerful. I think parents who have their children at St. Elizabeth School are indeed very blessed to have such a wonderful school atmosphere and such a strong academic program.
We transferred our three children from a catholic school in Prince Georges County to St. Elizabeth's 4 years ago. Initially, our children had a difficult time adjusting, but with the continued support and encouragement that they received from the dedicated teachers and administrative staff, they succeeded. St. Elizabeth's has a rigorous and challenging academic program, and fosters a faith-filled environment, where invididual differences are respected. Our children were forced to reach their full academic potential. We are looking forward to our youngest child's graduation in June, as she branches into new territory, carrying with her the torch of academic excellence and high moral standards that she received throughout her tenure at St. Elizabeth's.