I sent my son to St.Francis last year and was so pleased by the school. I feel my son was truly appreciated and loved by his teachers. The environment is warm and loving, and I really am thankful for the values taught at St.Francis, from both a Christian and just plain human perspective. I never got the feeling of community and caring from the Ann Arbor Public School that he attended previously, tho that school is supposed to be one of the best in Ann Arbor. I intend to have my son remain in St.Francis thru 8th grade.
I am a parent of former St.Francis student. The reason that I decided to ultimately go with another private school in Ann Arbor was their unfair price/cost structure and their lack of ethnic diversity. I could have accepted the later, if they were making a conscious effort to increase it, but they seem flabergasted, when I asked what their plans were to increase this. Also, I just can't seem to justify their tuition cost for 2 hours and 45 minutes for the kindergarten class. The curriculum and staff were very nice, but thier inability to address the social aspects of society and ensure an environment that everyone can feel comfortable, then I suspect that Ann Arbor and this countries demographic shifts will leave St. Francis searching for students to enroll.
St. Francis of Assisi provides an outstanding, well-rounded education and is one of the best private school values in the Ann Arbor area. The academics, middle school elective programs, music and fine arts programs are all of the highest quality and are delivered by the most professional, caring and experienced teaching staff around. The school's standardized test scores simply prove what hundreds of St. Francis families already know: St. Francis provides the best PK-8 education in Washtenaw County.
I am a student at St. Francis and am enjoying it immensely. Remember that one's preparedness for highschool is often based on whether the person prepared himself. And yes, there is a focus on values at St. Francis, and though 'real schools' might be a rather oblique definition, morals and 'perfect catholic virtues' are going to be the things that maneuver you to high places in life and maintain you there. St.Francis is a wonderful school with great teachers and challenging curriculum. Please consider this marvelous school as an option. You won't regret it.
Ok, What are you people talking abouut!!!, This school did not help me prepare for highschool at all, and over all the school was very close minded about anything that was not 'perfect catholic values' you guys need to go to a real school before you praise this school! -Donald McNair
St. Francis helped me become a wellrounded student. I was extremely prepared when I began high school. Many of my teachers commented on my strong academic backround, especially in the Language Arts area. I attribute this to the excellent training I received at St. Francis School. I am appreciative and greatful that my parents provided me with the opportunity to attend a Catholic grade school. It was truley a girft.
I've Been going to St. Francis school since kindergarten. The people there are so easy to get to know and so caring. As soon as you walk in they talk to you as if they've known you their whole lives. They make sure you understand everything before moving on. The elective classes are always great because the 8th grade gets to work with 7th grrade and the activities, for both the parish and the school activities, really involve you as part of a team. STF also does so many drives and fundraisers for better things in the school, like A/C and for community and poor/service shelters. The 2003-2004 activity was the Heifer project, where we gave an ark full of animals to starving families. Our goal was $5,000, with parish community donations, and a lot of chores, we raissed over $10,000 and the leftovers went to the church! I Love STF!
This is the best school we have found, the teachers are so caring in all aspects, parents are involved in different events, nice friendly and polite environement, teaching of manners, values are the must for this school, my son truly likes his school (which is rare) facilities are fine, teachers interested in kids progress is a blessing. Smily faces all the way, progress is inminent in my son.
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