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St Peter-Marian Catholic Jr-Sr High School

Private | 7-12 | 586 students


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Posted August 30, 2013

My daughter attended for 4 years and loved it and learned so much. It is not perfect but it is welcoming and learning takes place there.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 25, 2013

As a fomer student at St. Peter Marian I am disputing the review below! I still to this day go back to SPM all the time to visit teachers and coaches who I still maintain a close relationship with. SPM really does become an extension of your family, and I couldn't have asked for a better education or experience. Teachers are hands on and are always there if you need extra help in anything, and almost all of the teachers are involved in an extra curricular activity. It hurts me to see any bad reviews of SPM because I enjoyed my time there so much. Although SPM is not for everybody I do think its a school you should check out!

Posted May 14, 2012

Community & Education are the two words that come to mind when I think of SPM. My children went to a small local elementary school in Worcester and making the step to SPM was the best decision we have made as a family. SPM becomes an extension of your family, where you also have a feeling of complete safety for your child. The staff is completely accommodating, and the teachers are intelligent, captivating, energetic, and exceptional educators. They go above and beyond, to work around a child s schedule for extra help needs. Whether they come in at 6:15am for a help session because they student has practice after school, or staying to assist with projects after school hours. They AP classes offered to the upper classman are some of the best in the country, with new classes being added every year. The extra-curricular activities including Athletics, Drama, Math Team, Journalism, Guardian Club, Jr. NHS and NHS, etc round out their junior high and high school years with a sense of accomplishment, no matter where their interests lie. This is an easy decision if you are looking for the best College Prep Jr./Sr. School in Worcester County!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 22, 2011

No improvements to this school for years, yet tuition continues to rise. An administration that refuses to change or adapt to the changing times. Sports programs are all about who you know. Your child will NOT be given a fair chance to compete on just there skill level.The administration knows about the situation but chooses to closes there eyes to what is going on. Please do your homework about this school. How much in donations comes back from former students ? There is a reason, they don't give back.Ask former/present students, to dispute this review. You'll find they won't be able too. There are better choices.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 6, 2011

Communication between teachers and parents does not exist. Unless you are in top of your class, teachers take very little interest in your child. Don't expect extra help for your child. Teachers are outrageously snotty. Leadership of the school is a joke. What a waste of our money. Avoid this school!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 14, 2011

It is my opinion that Saint Peter Marion High School in Worcester Massachusetts is the single worst institution of secondary education in the state of Massachusetts. With it s disintegrating infrastructure, outdated textbooks, record drop-out rates, low teacher wages, high faculty turn-over; excessive nepotism, and atmosphere of unfairness; Saint Peter Marion is an embarrassment to anyone associated with high school education. It would be a mistake of the highest order and a serious act of parental negligence to send your child to this school.
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Posted October 14, 2008

As a Transfer student from Framingham HS i feel that this school lacks in Electives and Gym.. FHS Has TV Studio that produces TV every morning and has a strong and wide choice of extracricular activities.. Also this school does not have a good fitness program. it has a candy machine in the cafe and also only 1 cred is required to graduate compared to other schools thats a little unhealthy. the administration is great. Strong discipline but events do happen but rarely
—Submitted by a student

Posted September 30, 2008

I am glad I have sent my children to SPM High School. The attention they receive is great. No where in other schools is it as easy to get extra help from a teacher - if asked by the student. It's a family here, some political squabbles in the sports area, but that in my opinion is because there is authority between the school administration and the atheletic director, but as I said that is my only complaint, and every family has it's issues. I am not sending my children for sports but for the education and socail development to prepare them for college and life.
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Posted August 25, 2008

My daughter attends st peter marion and likes the school very much. The teachers seem strict and there is mounds of homework from each teacher. I do wish that more communication betwen teachers would lessen some of the homework. I don't think they know how much time all this takes and the children have other responsibility at home too (dinner/chores etc) but over all I'm happy with the school so far
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Posted February 14, 2007

I'm a student at St. Peter-Marian and I just transferred in as a junior. I absolutely love the school and cannot say a bad word about it. The teachers are great, the students are welcoming, and there are so many clubs and sports to join, meeting new people is so easy. I would definately recommend this school to anyone who asks.
—Submitted by a student

Posted December 26, 2006

I absolutely love St. Peter Marian - as a former student I would clearly say that it is one of the most top notch schools around. Aside from the over emphasis on sports and the ridiculous politics that engulf their programs, this school is amazing. It teaches great academic responsibility and a genuine respect for everyone. The teachers are amazing and really provide the best education around. Going from this school to college was easy because they prepared me exceptionally well. Purple pride all the way!
—Submitted by a former student

Posted August 18, 2005

I think that the St. Peter-Marian Junior High School is a jewel in the cap of St. Peter-Marian. It is a sanctuary that provides a protective and disciplined atmosphere that promotes education and social development. This environment is especially beneficial for the junior high aged child. The faculty are warm and friendly yet exude discipline and accountability. It is virtually impossible to 'fall through the cracks' at St. Peter-Marian. The students and faculty are well in tune with each other. My child loves the school, as do I.
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Posted February 22, 2005

The writing curriculum (led by Dr. Paul) was the most beneficial aspect of this school. Sciences were fairly strong too - led by Dr. Lerit and Mr. Merrit. Make inquiries as to whether these three teachers are still around. Without Paul and Lerit, the school provides marginal educational advantage over regional/public high schools.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted January 30, 2005

St. Peter Marian is an excellent school. However there are some religion teachers who do not believe in the bible and do not teach the students religion, but are corrupting these young minds with their own socialistic agenda.
—Submitted by a student

Posted November 10, 2004

The education students recieve at this school is top-notch. It is easy to learn and the dicipline is great. The only negative aspect I see is that too much emphasis is placed on sports instead of the arts and academic clubs. Other than that St. Peter's is an incredible school with an outstanding legacy.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted October 20, 2004

I feel that St. Peter-Marian is the best school in the state of Massachusetts, and it is led by a great faculty.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted May 29, 2004

While there are many extracurricula activities for students there is no formal music program. It is unfortunate that sports programs eat up the lion share of financial support while music education receives short shrift.
—Submitted by a parent

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Ethnicity This school State average
White 82% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 6%
Black 8% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 16%
Two or more races 0% 3%
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