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598 Bridge Street
Weymouth, MA 02191

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(781) 335-1235
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Develops grit: Strongly agree
June 02, 2015
This school has a very strong academic program and they encourage every student to do their personal best.

- submitted by a parent

June 02, 2015
I love this school!!! From the day my oldest son started here, we have felt at home. The principal, teachers and staff are very supportive and the students, parents and families are so welcoming. The academic programs are strong and our national test scores show it! I have been so pleased with my children's academic progress and how each of them are challenged to do their personal best. In addition the school offers many fun and educational extracurricular activities such as drama, band, First Lego Robotics Team, Cub Scouts, an environmental club, boys and girls basketball teams, a run club, and a fashion design club. The parents and parishioners are involved and always willing to share their talents. This school is like a family.

- submitted by a parent
Develops empathy: Strongly agree
June 02, 2015
I love that they match older and younger students together, so that the older students can assist and guide the younger one and provide good role models. The school also provides an opportunity each month for the students to donate to a different charity. They encourage the students to think about the needs of others.

- submitted by a parent

June 02, 2015
I have one child who is currently enrolled and another who has graduated from Saint Jerome School. We have been thrilled with our experiences at the school. It has been a secure environment for our children where they have thrived. It has provided them with a top notch education as well as helped them to develop socially into conscientious young adults. This is something I feel is lacking in most other academic environments. The cost of tuition has been worth every dime! My oldest daughter has continued onto a private high school. Here she was placed in honors classes (including science, math and history) . She was so well prepared, the transition was easy for her and she has had continued success. She has been taught the skills needed for success at Saint Jerome School. THANK YOU to all the teachers and staff for their dedication to our students and the school.

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Strongly agree
June 02, 2015
The school fosters an environment of goodwill, generosity, integrity and kindness. Most of this is because of the catholic values that it instills in the students as well as the overall community.

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Develops respect: Strongly agree
June 01, 2015
All students are held to the honor code. They hold honesty and respect high on the list of values that all who work and go to school live by.

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Develops empathy: Strongly agree
June 01, 2015
The older students interact with the younger students, which truly creates a family-like environment where everyone watches out for each other.

- submitted by a parent

June 01, 2015
I am a parent of three children who all attended St. Jerome School. I am so proud to be a St. Jerome parent. Two of my children have graduated and gone on to attend and excel in private high schools. The education they all received at St. Jerome is exceptional. They tested very well in their high school entrance exams and were very well prepared for all subjects, including both English and Math. The school has always pushed technology to support the educational experience. All the class rooms have smart boards, and the middle school students have iPads. In addition, they have many other specialists to round out the education. They include, Latin, Spanish, Computers, Computer Programming, Music, Art, Gym and Band. The school also has both girls and boys basketball teams for the middle school students. The school is faith based and it truly lives by that standard. Each month, the students donate to a charity, in return they are allowed to dress down for the day. One of the most special attributes of the school is that the older children help the younger children through lunch and during their attendance at Mass. This creates an environment of empathy and kindness. I am so happy that my husband and I made the decision 15 years ago to have my oldest son attend St. Jerome School. We have never regretted the decision, not once in the last 15 years.

- submitted by a parent
Teacher effectiveness: Very effective
June 01, 2015
We are so lucky to have such devoted teachers. Their goals are to ensure that the children are well educated. They support the kids by meeting before and after school if necessary to ensure they can achieve their best.

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Amount of homework: Just right
June 01, 2015
I believe that the students are given enough homework to reinforce the lessons taught in the classroom. Its is used to help the students not to be punitive.

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June 01, 2015
I am a parent of 3 children who attend St Jerome school. My oldest will be sadly graduating from there next spring. She has had the most positive experience as have all 3 of my kids. The education which we sacrifice a lot to pay for is worth every penny. Our children thrive there and are taught not only the important subjects but also lessons on life. They teach them to do what's right and they have strong morals and a great foundation for life. They are also in the 90 % for most subjects compared to kids across the Nation! I believe that because St Jerome is a catholic school and they really live the mission that they teach, that this school excels in being the best example for you child in his or her formative years. The principal in fact was a teacher for 3 decades at St Jerome before becoming principal. She is so enthusiastic. Her energy is so positive. She treats the students with such care and kindness all the while keeping order and being a great disciplinarian. I cannot say enough about what a positive role model she is. Now, as far as the parents of this school, I have found them so welcoming and because of our small community we have made many life long friends. My children have formed such bonds with their friends at this school that it makes it difficult for them to leave. Every year at graduation, there is not a dry eye in the house. This speaks volumes. I cannot tell you enough good things about this school. I give 4 stars! and I am happy to give this review.

- submitted by a parent

May 31, 2015
I just wanted to say how impressed I am with how welcoming this school is. Over the last few years, I have seen several kids switch to Saint Jerome's from other schools where they were being picked on, left out or even bullied. These children have been embraced into the SJS family. The other students have emulated the Christian behavior that their teachers model in accepting and befriending these students, who in many cases have social issues that make it hard for them to fit in in a larger school. As a person who volunteers a lot at the school and in the classrooms, I have personally witnessed these students thriving in the Saint Jerome's environment. The model of older students helping out younger students through being Mass buddies, peer tutoring, reading buddies, recess and lunch buddies - helps the whole student body to learn patience, empathy and respect for each other. The addition of rosary and Stations of the Cross clubs this year has only enhanced the loving spiritual environment that is St Jerome School.

- submitted by a community member

May 30, 2015
My children have been at this school for three years and I am very happy with our decision to send them here! My kids are in the elementary grades and the teachers have been great! The academics are challenging and the expectations of the kids and their behavior are high but not unreasonable. Many of the parents are involved in the school and the activities at school. I have found that St. Jerome is not just a great school but it is a great community!

- submitted by a parent

May 05, 2015
I'm sorry to hear about the feedback below. However, there are other facts to be taken into consideration before just labeling SJS as a school where bullying is tolerated and the writer has not provided those. I have two kids in this school and there was a bullying situation with one of them and a classmate. This was was promptly addressed by the principal in an excellent manner. My kids are both very confident from their tenure with the school so far and I am happy that this time at SJS is setting them up with the skills and knowledge to enroll into prime high schools and subsequent tier 1/ivy league colleges. This is an excellent school with dedicated teachers and a warm and welcoming community.

- submitted by a parent

February 23, 2015
A year ago this day I pulled my daughter out of SJS because she was being bullied by her teacher. Dozens of families have left SJS over several years for this reason. Filed a bully complaint with the school. The principal IGNORED it for two months. Replied after I hand delivered letters to the rectory for the School Board. Yet principal hid them never distributed them. Principal s written reply was teacher was NOT a bully, just had a caustic or abrasive teaching style. Didn't follow policy, interviewed teacher only - not victim or witnesses. My daughter & prior students are in therapy because of this teaching style . MULTIPLE complaints filed prior, ignored by all administrators of the school. Safe house for bullies and deceitful leaders. This is my second child bullied here. Do your homework BEFORE being risking your child's well being.

- submitted by a parent

February 22, 2015
Shared with me in a note from a parent... Kudos go to the staff of the Extended Day program at Saint Jerome. The teachers in the school and the staff who work in the Extended Day are amazing! They are always smiling when they greet my daughter in the morning and are still smiling when we pick up at 6pm! There are so many fun things to do including outdoor time and use of the gym for activities. The crafts, science experiments and general FUN make it easier for me knowing she is well-cared for and happy to be there. She told me the other day, "one of my friends comes to Extended Day because we told her how much fun it is!" Guess that says it all!

- submitted by a teacher

February 03, 2015
In addition to Saint Jerome School's commitment to academic excellence, strong faith, and service to others, I am impressed with the "can do" culture. If there is an idea from the community to enrich the learning experience of the students, then the support and energy exist to make it happen. For example, the day before the 250th Anniversary of John and Abigail Adams' Wedding was to be reenacted, Mrs. Puleo, the principal, learned that two classes could attend. Parents and teachers mobilized so that grades 3 and 8 could go to the church and experience a living history moment. Over the past month alone, students have been treated to presentations from a NASA astronaut and a former MA state senator. All events happened because of the connections and ideas brought to the school from parents and parishioners and the receptiveness of the administration. I love that these alternative opportunities of learning exist!

- submitted by a parent

January 28, 2015
My son is in the new K-0 class. This is an outstanding school. We love Mrs. Puleo, the principal, she is the best principal we have ever met, and that is saying a lot as my mother was a teacher. We like the structure and their commitment to academics. All of the students last year did well above average on test scores and got into the high schools they wanted. From the Christmas show to the Veteran's Day show to everything before and after, this is an incredibly active and engaging environment.

- submitted by a parent

January 27, 2015
My daughter is so excited to be in the upcoming production of "Seussical Jr." May 8th and May 9th 2015! SJS has such dedicated staff who are so concerned with both the academic excellence and non-scholastic activities as well. My son, who went to St. Jerome School for 8 years graduated last year and received merit scholarships and offers for admission to various high schools...BC High, Xaverian, AWHS, etc... My daughter has been at SJS since Kindergarten and is now in 6th grade. My children have been challenged both academically and spiritually and have participated in many of the extra-curricular activities offered at SJS such as Drama, ELF, The Honor Band Program, basketball, art, and Lego Robotics. Our Lego Robotics Team won several years in a row and made it to the State Competition at WPI!....What an accomplishment! We are extremely satisfied with the education and overall concern and care that our children have been afforded at St. Jerome School. Thanks to all of the devoted and hard-working teachers, staff, and volunteers at St. Jerome School!!!

- submitted by a parent

November 19, 2014
This school is not for everybody! High teacher turnover and majority of teaching staff is under trained and very much behind the times in dealing with the kids and issues of today such as bullying. We found it a very bad environment, especially for boys. There was little positive reinforcement and all discipline and teaching styles are punishment based. Switched to public and found the education was behind at this school in every subject. We found much better resources and kinder, highly trained teachers in public. Saving tuition for college! I have thanked God every day that I pulled my kids from this school. 2012

- submitted by a parent

June 13, 2014
Wow - I am very impressed with the level of academic success that Saint Jerome students have achieved! The curriculum is challenging (which is what I wanted for my children). The students' hard work pays off with acceptances to the high schools of their choice and impressive standardized test results. My daughter is in the 6th grade and we are very happy with all that she has accomplished this year. SJS knows how to challenge a student to be the best that he/she can be - academically and personally.

- submitted by a parent

April 01, 2014
So far so good for my grand son! Like the administration, not thrilled w/the uniforms. The boys should not have to wear those horribly hot vests all year long, there is no air conditioning - that's not right.

- submitted by a community member

February 10, 2014
My son is a student in K2 at St Jerome. I am extremely satisfied with his academic growth and his development. The teachers are experienced & nurturing. Classrooms are technologically advanced, all with smart boards. Upperclass students are provided with iPads. Older students mentor & help the younger students. Remarkable sense of family & community. The testing scores this year for the school were outstanding. I would regret sending my son anywhere else.

- submitted by a parent

January 09, 2014
My son was diagnosed with a learning disability. St. Jerome addressed this issue in a positive, proactive way. As a result, my son Is exceeding expectations. The principal is a shining beacon who teaches the students to advocate for themselves in all aspects of their lives. In addition, the staff is dedicated and enthusiastic. We could not be more thrilled with the education our son is receiving.

- submitted by a parent

January 09, 2014
I could not be happier with the education my child is getting at St. Jerome's School. Great leadership, academics, extra-curricular activities, and family involvement.

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August 14, 2013
SAVE YOUR MONEY!!! Teach morals and values at home and through church, charity and CCD. We have found the public schools to be FAR superior. If you really want a Catholic school, I would highly suggest looking into the others in town or in nearby towns.

- submitted by a parent

January 22, 2007
I have two children enrolled at St. Jerome School and in the fall, my third child will enter the K-I program. My experience has been nothing but wonderful. Dedicated faculty, caring staff, and an active group of parents support a smart student population. Graduating students go on to attend the area's most competitive high schools. We have also had a great deal of technology enhancements in the past few year. Kids can participate in a variety of arts programs. There are strong sports teams for boys and girls, and family fun nights are a regular event. I am so glad that my children attend St. Jerome School. I highly recommend you consider it for your family.

- submitted by a parent

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Saint Jerome School is a special community of children, teachers, staff and parents and priests. Each person is valued for his/her gifts and talents. We promise academic excellence, faith at our center and help students view service as a way to build the community. With children as young as three and graduates who attend the schools of their choice, we are dedicated to helping all children reach their highest potential. Every day is Open House Day at Saint Jerome School.We invite you to visit

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St Jerome Elementary School
598 Bridge Street, Weymouth, MA  02191
(781) 335-1235
Last modified St Jerome Elementary School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
St Jerome Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 54 reviews. Top