I am a proud parent of a child that attends St. Martha. Yes, this school is small, but that is the beauty of it. The teachers at this school have the opportunity to get to know every student that walks into their classroom and teach to his or her personal needs. The combined classes have not had any affect to my child's abilty to learn. The school has 8 full-time teachers that teach PreK-8, not 3. Okemos Public Schools has the higher rankings, and this is fine, you can keep them. We are highly satisfied with the caring, dedicated teachers who go above and beyond everything they do while always having a smile on their face along with the happy, confident children who enjoy going to school. I would recommend St. Martha School to anyone!
This school has 3 teachers for k-8. All grades are combined and Most parish members do not send their kids to this school. Okemos is ranked in the top ten nationally.
St. Martha School is a great place to learn. The staff is truly dedicated, most having Masters Degrees and are specialized in their areas of instruction. Many staff members have been with the school for over fifteen years and all teachers spend countless hours working one on one with students to insure their success. St. Martha partners with the parents and the community to develop the hearts and minds of the students. As in any school, there are challenges that are faced and dealt with. The issues presented by the disgruntled parent below have no real merit because they are one person's opinion based on gossip and rumor rather than the truth. This past year, St. Martha graduates from 2009 graduated from high school. Four of those graduates were National Merit Scholar Finalists as well class valedictorians and winners of many academic, athletic, and service awards. These students are continuing their education at places like Notre Dame, MSU, and University of Michigan. Those students credit their success to the foundation they received at St. Martha. I am proud to be a part of their and many other success stories!
St. Martha School is the perfect school for children. It is a nurturing, loving, and caring environment where student's are successful. We had our children in the local public school and decided to transfer to St. Martha and couldn't be happier! St. Martha truly identifies each child's individual needs due to the small class sizes and extremely dedicated teachers. The local public school had large class sizes and my children were not truly cared for like they are at St. Martha. My children come home so much happier and much more confident now that they are at St. Martha. They receive a quality education and are becoming stronger in their faith. The teachers are so caring, the priest understands the importance of a quality Catholic education and is very dedicated to the school to help it strive and grow. I would highly recommend St. Martha School without reservation to anyone looking for a school to send their children.
I total disagree with the posting of May 30, 2012. St. Martha School has excellent teachers that are dedicated to their students and the school. They go above and beyond what is expected of them. The school community is like family, everyone looking out for the best interest of the children. The principal, who is retiring after this school year, is committed to maintaining a nurturing environment for all the students. People who are looking for an excellent faith based education for their children will find it at St. Martha School.
I completely disagree with the previous rating. The parent that did the review evidently has personal issues with the principal and/or priest. I have two middle school students who are thriving. There is a clear discipline policy in place, and I can vouch that is it used consistently. The science teacher in the middle school is dedicated and experienced! She takes the students on engaging and meaningful field trips and is consistently looking for ways to challenge the students in and out of the classroom. Having a science lab does not make or break a science curriculum. St. Martha School is like a family to me. The parents are welcoming and value a strong Catholic education. I am confident that anyone who gives the school a chance will feel the same.
Seriously, I have no idea what that one reviewer was talking about. All I know is that SMS is a very inclusive school. You got the wrong school? More people should move to MI and go to SMS!!!!!!
From the time my children started at St Martha until now I've felt blessed for the opportunity to have my children here in such a loving environment. I pray that the previous reviewer can find a place that they feel included. I don't recall being one of the 100+ families that was snobbish, non-inclusive, and unmorally principled, but I will reflect. The only blanket statement I can make is that I've never seen everyone at St Marthas tax return. David Dec St Martha parent
Very snobbish. Parents are cliquish and very non inclusive. Unfortunate for you if you are poor, i pulled my kindergartener from here for fear of being influenced negatively, And to think that it is a catholic school with some basic moral principals----i was appalled!
The drama girls are just amazing. This 08-09 8th grade class has the potential to do amazing things. If anyone wanted to book them, they would surely be willing. Actually all the students are quite amzing, driven by the school's intellectual and spiritual advancement. There are literally no fights here. It's an amazing school and also not a rich snob school. But it's cool and anyone who has the willpower to brace yourself for a better education (and a better musician and theater advancement- 08-09 eighth grade girls!!!!) can join here.
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