"Our school is best known for high academics. "
Students enrolled 414
Hours 8:30 AM - 3:40 PM
School leader Ms. Lynn Fennell
Transportation options None
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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20762 South Nunneley Road
Charter Township of Clinton, MI 48035

(586) 791-2170
(586) 791-2356
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4 stars
Based on 33 ratings

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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
May 06, 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
May 05, 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
May 03, 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
May 02, 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
May 02, 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
May 02, 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
May 02, 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
May 02, 2014
The school has wonderful, dedicated, and qualified teachers that work very hard to make sure their students succeed.

- submitted by a teacher
May 02, 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
May 02, 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
May 02, 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
May 02, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
June 03, 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..

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 22, 2010
our school has a small town feeling which allows everyone to get to know one another. parents can be involved in many areas of their children's education...and that promotes accountability and personal responsibility among the children. also, the academics are driven towards higher learning and critical thinking.

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2010
Academics are fine, but they all need to relax and let the kids have some freedom. They can't think for themselves, or they somehow get in trouble.

- submitted by a student
September 13, 2009
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August 31, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
no rating June 09, 2009
The great group of parents at St. Thecla work very hard both financially and in volunteering without the ability to have recourse in changing problems. Unfortunately administration is woefully inept and very resistant to new suggestions and ideas. The teaching of the children has been inconsistent at best. Educators range from stubborn and inflexible to top-drawer teacher of the year qualities. It is literally a joke among parents that the even grade are smooth running and good and the odd grades are unreasonable and difficult and need to be endured. The principal finds it a bother to try and met the needs of children when they are not helped by their current teachers. Therefore the school struggles to fulfill responsibilities to all its students. Flexible solutions are not found for the more academically challenged learners. Social justice of the Catholic Tradition is ignored and partiality rules, especially in the music program.

- submitted by a parent
December 29, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating June 16, 2008
I just recently graduated from this fine establishment. I find that this school has much to offer and has a great learning environment. The teachers are always there to help and exceed excellence. St.Thecla is basically a fantastic school for chidren and young teens to learn.

- submitted by a community member
May 27, 2008
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- submitted by a student
August 25, 2007
I, being a student in 8th grade at St. Thecla School, think that it is a great school. The teachers work their hardest to teach the students the material they need to know. I like how the staff cares for each child equally. If some student needs help in a certain area the teachers will work on it with them until the student feels comfortable with the subject. Overall this is an excellent school, and I highly recommend it.

- submitted by a student
June 24, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
June 13, 2007
As a parent of 3 children to go through St Thecla, 2 of which almost there full nine years from Kindergarten through eighth I would highly recommend this school.The staff truly cares for your children and are highly dedicated. With one child in college and 2 in public high school I can say that is was near 1 1/2 years in public high school before they were challenged with new material they had not already been taught. Parent involvement is required. Extracurricular activities are abundant and the music,art and Physical education program are also wonderful. I continue to recommend them to others for their children.

- submitted by a parent
July 11, 2006
Having 3 (soon to be 4) children in St. Thecla, in my opinion, is the best thing I could have done for them academically. I know they excel, above public school children, in many areas of learning. They're learning things, that I know my husband or myself don't even know. Parent involvement is mandatory, but it's well worth it. It is a very tight-knit community. Great school!

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
January 23, 2006
I'm an alumni of St. Thecla & currently send my child there. I can't begin to tell you what a wonderful experience it was for me personally. It's a safe environment that allows a child to be able to focus on what is important. The teachers were and are absolutely wonderful. They are VERY dedicated & care about the future of the children they are teaching. Not only do they focus on the academics but on life skills as well. They are constantly looking to the future & how to improve even more. I would HIGHLY recommend this school to anyone of any faith.

- submitted by a former student
August 28, 2005
As a mother I stress about whether I am making the right decisions with my children, especially with their education. My oldest child has been in St. Thecla for 5 years now and we have had the best teachers but I have often wondered what going to the public school in our neighborhood would be like. I had the opportunity to spend time in the school he would be attending and now I am so glad I chose St. Thecla. My youngest will be starting Kindergarten at St. Thecla this week and i can honestly say I am 100 percent sure I have made the right decision.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2005
My children have been attending St. Thecla for close to 7 years now. I can not say enough positive things about most of the teachers. There are some who go above and beyond for their students. My youngest excels tremendously in their school work and I give credit to the half day Kindergarten teacher. She really knew how to prepare her students. As in all schools there is some 'harassment' among students which I feel should really be stressed of it's negative effects and not be tolerated in any way, shape or form. My children appear to be happy and continue to grow. I will continue to send my children to St. Thecla and honestly have no regrets of doing so thus far.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 12, 2004
Be careful with testing before Kindergarten. Even though the parent manual mentions nothing about testing scores and enrollment, I received a letter stating my child did not score high enough on the Brigance test and therefore was not welcomed to St. Thecla. I find this ironic since this is a Catholic school and should accept all children. They would not return my calls and were very cold when I finally reached them. This school has a lot to learn about what their focus is as a Catholic school.

- submitted by a parent
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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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St. Thecla Catholic School
20762 South Nunneley Road, Charter Township of Clinton, MI  48035
(586) 791-2170
Last modified St. Thecla Catholic School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
St. Thecla Catholic School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 37 reviews. Top