Math Chairperson Mrs. Sweeney is a tireless advocate for stronger academics (and she ensures the school remains accredited!), but she also is a big supporter of student-athletes, parish outreach, and of teaching students about honor and self-respect.
While the school is committed to offering electives even when enrollment is smaller than 10 students, my opinion is that in 7 hours of school, students should take 7 classes, not spend an hour napping or playing video games. Many parents allow their juniors or seniors to take reduced courseloads with study halls or student-assistant hours.
I estimate each night will involve 1 hour for 9th grade, 1-2 for 10th grade, and 2-3 for 11th grade; seniors can have anywhere from 5 hours a night with Honors and AP work to only about 1 hour if they choose mostly art, gym, and other non-academic electives. (All seniors take English, Math, Social Studies/Government, and Religion.)
Retreats and Community Service are required, as is religious instruction and study of foreign languages and culture. Between these four, almost every student will experience compassion and empathy for fellow human beings in the diverse world in which they live. There are students from different income levels, family situations, religions and races, but instances of prejudicial treatment among them are so rare that they don't even bear talking about.
The "Community of Intentional Success" progress calls teachers to live out the expression of mercy while still attending to standards of fairness. This especially helps students who demonstrate commitment. For the most part I have witnessed great partnerships between families and staff.
The recent investments in computers, chromebooks and improvements like the new athletic fields, roof and parking lot are amazing considering the very low tuition. There is a nice blend of young, energetic teachers and more experienced ones who have been there for many years. This school is academically demanding, and the majority of the students are actually kind and respectful to one another! Great opportunities and atmosphere, good sports and facilities; very, very good school overall.
My son attended Cabrini for high school. In my opinion it is worth the money to know your child is receiving a good education in an environment that is much more controlled than the public schools. The teachers and staff really helped my son and took the time to contact me and work with us whenever my son was off track. Father Joe was awesome as well as the the teachers. I would definitely recommend the school to anyone considering Cabrini.
They care more about enforcing their uniform policy and giving out detentions than they do in helping the students.The religious and the staff don't walk the talk of being a Christian.The high profile sports get top priority and the other sports and activities get neglected along with the students that aren't star athletes. If your student is struggling and needs help they are pretty much on their own. Very dissapointed to say the least.
I went to grade and high school at Cabrini and now my child goes to a metro public school. Seeing the public education my child is getting I can't believe how poor the math, science, and language programs I received at Cabrini. Apparently the public schools cherry-pick the best teachers and Cabrini can't afford to compete with that. If a parent is searching for a good school for their children, use the MEAP scores in the 90's where you will find the great public schools.