Everyone's heard the saying, 'one bad apple spoils the bunch', well this is truly the case with St. Linus. The 7th gr teacher is in the wrong field and clearly has no idea the impression & influence she has on her students. She throws temper tantrums in front of the class when upset (throwing things, slamming books), calls the class names, (example: "you guys are a bunch of 'derelicts' and if you don't know what it means, look it up"), and clearly goes out of her way to be petty. She called my child a "heathen" because during a lesson the word came up (my daughter happens to be the only non catholic student in the class). She said it several times and even in front of another teacher and laughed about it. The problem you have with small schools can sometimes be less professionalism and accountability; which I expected upon enrollment. However, I never expected anything of this nature. On to the positive...the tuition is low, everyone else was pleasant, I loved the afterschool program. My daughter has a bubbly personality and sweet spirit, so thank GOD she was not affected by her belittling teacher. I'm glad we're leaving the state next month. It's true, you get what you pay for.
I attended this school for grade school and now my daughter is in the 3 year old preschool program. Ms. Cathy & Ms. Debbie are AMAZING with the kids. They work daily on projects, learning to write, learning their letters and numbers, ect. They also give them so many unique experiences by bringing different animals into the classroom along with other great educational and amazing things for them to observe that are so unique. This program absolutely exceeds my expectations. They also have a small class size which is so important and it's a great price as well. I could never recommend this program enough.
We are very happy that we are sending our two children to StLinus. Our oldest did attend a public school and we pulled him after the 2nd grade. The 3rd grade teacher at StLinus worked with him now he is in the 5th grade and really starting to excel. Our second child started in kindergarten and his education has been great. When we had the 1st parent teacher conferences with Mr.Dorey it was as if he know our son for years. He spoke of details that showed me that he really cares about his students. The school pushes reading early and with my youngest it really shows. The school does both Iowa and MEAP testing; I really like the transparence with the MEAP testing not all private schools stay current or follow MEAP. Socially both kids are getting along well with their classmates both with older and younger kids. However my oldest who is a little bit quieter did take the first year to adjust to the school. The 3rd grade teacher Mrs.Rivard was the right teacher for his transition. My son is now in CYO sports and the coaches seem to be an extension of their education by keeping the kids disciplined. The school has a lot to offer and my kids couldn t be happier.
The ratio of students to teacher is by far above state standards and is conducive for an above average education! The ratio of students to teacher is spectacular!
I sent my daughter to St Linus for kinderg. I needed an all day program and planned on sending her to another school the following year. I should have never let the staff there know that. Her male teacher was fabulous, but the principal, office staff and most of the parents were rude and cliquish If you are not planning on staying or belong to the parish, I would try another school.
My daughter is finishing her 3rd year with St.Linus.Starting in pre school and now finishing K.I love our family orientated environment that we strive for at our school.The teachers are very are top quality in educating our children in academics,as well as manners,and religion,I work as many hours of over time that I can to keep my daughter in this private school because of its individual ,one on one ,expierience that they offer at St.Linus .The parental involvment get's better every year.The more Parents involvement the better for our school.Personally I feel there is no other school I would want my daughter to attend .She is very well protected and VERY well educated.
My son Jacob is in the pre-K. I know that this is the best school. They have done so many activities its unbelievable. The teachers are great with the students and with the parents. I will say, if anyone is still considering this school, go for it! You will not be sorry! Its number #1 all the way!
My daughter has attended St. Linus since kindergarten and is now in third grade. This is a wonderful school with alot of student activity and parental involvement. The teachers are top quality and highly committed to each child's social, academic, personal and physical development. The curriculum supercedes Michigan's benchmarks without teaching to a test! My daughter has been nurtured and educated each step of the way. Also, the after school program is run by phenonmenal school personnel!
I have children in grades 3 and 2. This school has quality, committed, caring educators! I am so pleased with the sense of community that is shared by all. The academic program is challenging and based on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills outcomes. This is definitely a school worth looking at!
I started my daughter at St. Linus for the Pre-K, she is now in Kindergarden and is learning to read. The school is wonderful, if you have the chance to send your children there you should.
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