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St. Thecla Catholic School

Private | PK-8 | 414 students

Our school is best known for high academics.

 
 

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Posted May 12, 2014

I love the sense of community. I feel that students are well prepared for high school when they graduate from St. Thecla.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 6, 2014

This is a great school with a welcoming and loving environment. The curriculum is well planned and teachers are always striving for the best in their students. There are many activities for students to get involved in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2014

St. Thecla is a wonderful school. I have three children who currently attend the school. The academic rigor, dedicated staff members, focus on technology integration, and the strong religious-based core make it a superior school. Being a teacher myself, I am very impressed with the strong curriculum and preparedness of the students who move on from St. Thecla.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2014

St. Thecla has a wonderful welcoming sense of community which includes hardworking, dedicated teachers, supportive administrators, and magnificent families. Our students thrive in an environment that is challenging, yet caring and compassionate.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 2, 2014

I have been part of the St. Thecla community for almost 20 years. I have been a teacher for 5 and I am so proud that the last of my four children are graduating from St. Thecla. I know St. Thecla prepared my children for high school and college as they are well prepared, responsible, and respectful students and young adults. They also give back to their communities and care about others. The families at St. Thecla are hardworking people who have chosen to give their children an excellent Catholic Education. The faculty works so hard to teach every child at St. Thecla. They come in early and will stay late to help a child who may not understand something. The teachers are always there for the students and families of St. Thecla. Community Service at St. Thecla School is something to be proud of. We are a school that gives back and the students understand that. This is a wonderful place to learn. Go Hawks!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 2, 2014

I have been a teacher here at St. Thecla for nine years. I have enjoyed every minute of my time here. We base our schools mission statement around teaching our students the best in faith, education and our love for one another. We offer many great extra curricular activities including CYO athletics, Forensics, Boy/Girl Scouts, Science and Social Studies Olympiad and many others. I would recommend St. Thecla School to any parent willing to make a financial sacrifice to send their child to a superior school that will teach them to be life long learners.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 2, 2014

I began teaching here in September 2013. I have loved every minute of my time here thus far. The other teachers and staff are warm, welcoming and helpful. They have brought me in with open arms and mentored me in every way. The parents and students are wonderful. We have many families with four or five students in attendance here. Our academics are very strong, as is our sense of unity. The students here want to learn, and they put in their best efforts. Our building is not just a place of education but also a place of faith and family.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 2, 2014

St. Thecla is an amazing school! I absolutely enjoy coming to work every day! The staff and administration's faith and love for teaching shines in everything we do. This is a great community to be a part of because of the involvement and dedication of the staff, parents, and students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 2, 2014

The school has wonderful, dedicated, and qualified teachers that work very hard to make sure their students succeed.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 2, 2014

I am a second year teacher at St. Thecla school and I could not be prouder to be a member of this staff and community. As soon as you walk into our school, you know that you are in a Christian environment where excellent academics and the nurturing of students is the first priority. Our staff is always incorporating new techniques and activities into our lessons to make meaningful and lasting educational moments. Our Catholic culture is incorporated across the curriculum. The students are wonderful, caring, and always trying to be a friend or help in some way. I love coming to work every day and that is because of how amazing this school and parish community are and strive to be.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 2, 2014

The faculty, parents, and students make St. Thecla a great school. Teachers have high standards for their students behavior and academic work. The students work hard to meet and exceed the expectations. Parents support their children in this.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 2, 2014

St. Thecla is a dedicated community which truly uses its God given talents fostering the growth of each and every student who enters her doors. Everyone involved at St. Thecla devotes their all to ensure that, when the students graduate, they leave as educated yet faithful and caring young men and women. The staff frequently monitor and re-evaluate all school matters, such as the curriculum from the core subjects to the specials, to make sure that each student is receiving the proper care and attention that s/he needs. I am proud to say that I am part of this wonderful tradition!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 2, 2014

All three of my children graduated from this school and I am more than pleased with the education they received. They were extremely prepared for Regina and DLS. I was also happy with the religious instruction and how compassionate and caring the teachers were. It is a very warm and friendly school. I highly recommend. Please go visit and see for yourself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2014

St. Thecla Catholic School is a leader in academics and faith. The teachers work diligently on making sure the students graduate St. Thecla prepared to excel in faith, future studies and life and our Iowa test scores prove they succeed! The school is strict with discipline and the students are very respectful & responsible because of it. However, the school is also very rich in love, compassion and respect for our children. As a parent that had children in another school, I consider St. Thecla Catholic School a blessing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2014

I have been part of the St. Thecla Catholic Community for 5 years and could not be happier. These children are thoughtful, compassionate, involved in community service projects and graduate far ahead of other local private schools. The alumni consists of Doctors, Engineers, Lawyers and even a Michigan Supreme Court Justice, many of which send their own children back to St. Thecla Catholic School. People may not always agree with every school policy or decision, but the education these children get is outstanding and the young adults they become is second to none!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2014

St. Thecla is an excellent school! Not only are the academics strong, but the spiritual life is grounded in the Catholic faith and there is a great sense of community. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a Catholic school that is welcoming, strong academically, and truly Catholic.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 21, 2014

I am a parent and have been part of the St. Thecla Catholic School family for nearly 5 years, it is a wonderful environment for the students. They are polite, respectful and carry some of the highest IOWA scores in the area. This is the place you want your child to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2011

It is very unfortunate that St. Thecla continues to be run with the same arrogant attitude that "some students and parents are better than others". Rules are applied at the emotional whim of the current administration and favoritism rules supreme. The narrow mold of children St. Thecla caters to has the potential result of its demise. There is a total lack of Catholic Christian compassion on anyone who fit outside the narrow range the school desires to serve. Many have left and the problems that have driven them away are not being dealt with. It is easy to love a school when your children are the top and everything goes your way. However, if your child needs help, you will be bullied out of there by the current administration which finds it a bother to even follow its own handbook and rules. Unfortunately, many of those who are in denial of current problems and need for change are being used themselves to give glowing reviews of a troubled school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2011

I have been a parent of this school for nine years and have loved everything about it. The teachers are top notch and care 100% for the students. Academically my kids have excelled in every subject and have always had extra help available to them. The students are rewarded in conduct as well as acedemics by being placed on a conduct honor roll. The principal always acts in the best interest of all students and insures all of them have a pleasant learning environment. In the past few years there have been problems with parents that can NOT accept that there kids are disipline problems. This is not the school for children or parents that refuse to accept the rules of the school. The students, teachers, and administration of the school are great. St Thecla church and school has been a great choice for my family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2010

The academics are fine. It's the discipline that's horrible. The staff needs to calm down, and give the students some freedom. When we described our school, we described prison. Our school just made no sense. For example, a friend and I got written up for not folding our hands, They were sacrificial lambs. Also, you can't think for your self. As an example, during study hall, when we can usually work on whatever we want, some teachers force us to do what they want, like do THEIR assignments. We're trying to get everything we can done, they need to give us our freedom. If you don't think and act the exact way they want you to, you'll get in trouble. Also, some of the teachers in junior high are horrible teachers. They don't explain anything, and just blow you off. I only see the principal when she's disciplining someone..


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 95% 69%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 0%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Hispanic 1% 6%
African-American 0% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Forensics (2014)
  • Science Olympiad (2013)
  • Social studies Olympiad (2013)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Recycling club
  • Science club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Clubs
  • Foreign language and culture club

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Clubs
  • Forensics club
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:40 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Ms. Lynn Fennell
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman Catholic
Associations
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (586) 791-2356

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Religious
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Archdiocese of Detroit
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • CYO
Girls sports
  • CYO

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Book/reading club
  • Boy scouts
  • Chess club
  • Cub scouts
  • Foreign language and culture club
  • Forensics club
  • Girl scouts
  • National Honor Society
  • Recycling club
  • Science club
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • St. Thecla offers a faith-based education to all of its students. Each class spends time learning about our Catholic, Christian faith each day. Students in grades Kindergarten through Eight also attend mass once each week. Students are given the opportunity to be active participants in the mass experience as altar servers, readers, and through the presentation of gifts.
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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2014-2015 school year
$1000 - $11000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
DeLaSalle
Regina
Cardinal Mooney
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20762 South Nunneley Road
Charter Township of Clinton, MI 48035
Phone: (586) 791-2170

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