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PK-8
Private
Utica, MI
Students enrolled: 840
 

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44429 Utica Road
Utica, MI 48317

(586) 731-0135
(586) 731-5393
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April 29, 2015
very poor academic. don't waste your money and send your kids to a different school. the students cheat, swear, steal and get bullied and teachers have no idea of what is going on in the class.

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January 25, 2015
Love what and how our son learn at SLS! He has done well bring the youngest in his class.

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January 21, 2015
We love St. Lawrence school. The teachers and administration go out of their way to make every child feel special. We have always felt very welcome there and would highly recommend it to any family!

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December 05, 2014
ACADEMIC NOT GOOD. I'M LOOKING AROUND TO FIND A DIFFERNT SCHOOL. TEACHERS ARE NOT EXPERIENCED AND THE ADMIN STAFF ONLY CARE ABOUT BRINING MORE MONEY TO SCHOOL.

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June 23, 2014
Great school, caring teachers, would not want to go anywhere else. Its amazing to see such wonderful teachers and staff

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March 01, 2014
Very pleased with the school. Caring teachers and administration. Children are receiving a quality education and really like their school.

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February 15, 2014
We LOVE St Lawrence. We are currently in our fourth year with our boys and absolutely love it here. We wouldn't change a thing. Every institution has issues but nothing here to complain about or isn't handled or addressed in a timely manner . Love love love the teaching staff and all the wonderful families and friends we have made here so far.

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January 02, 2014
My son is currently a freshman at DeLaSalle Collegiate High School and St. Lawrence School has greatly prepared my son for the challenging classes he is taking at DLS. Most of the boys at DLS, that have graduated from St. Lawrence School, have the highest GPAs in their grades. The Admissions Director has even stated that St. Lawrence School has the highest Catholic High School placement test scores than any other elementary school. The teachers at St. Lawrence are doing a great job because "the proof is in the pudding".

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December 03, 2013
I attend this school and tell you the athletics are great. Academics, not so much. Teachers don't explain anything and we finish all work in class.(like public school). Bullying is a huge problem around me. Very chaotic.

- submitted by a community member

May 22, 2013
Bullying is a problem in st. Lawrence Catholic school in utica. They encourage bullying but try to make you think they are doing something about it. Unfortunately my daughter experienced horrific incidents, Despite my awareness that an anti-bullying policy should be in place at the school, the responses that I have been receiving are unsatisfactory: the bullying has not stopped and the schools is taking insufficient measures to make it stop. THANKFULLY my daughter is out of this school now.

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September 24, 2012
My children have adapted well to this school. I love the fact that they use Daily 5 in the lower grades!

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August 29, 2012
The new principal, Cathy Ciolino has made an enormous difference in providing the students,parents and staff with making this school so successful. Her background and history of teaching and business tools have provided everyone with a great sense of knowing that our children are getting an awesome education and tools for a brighter future. The staff is extremely helpful and are willing to go out of their way to make sure all students are successful. I am very proud of all the changes that have been implemented by this wonderful and brilliant principal. I know that when our child attends high school, she will be fully prepared to met their expectations.

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June 10, 2011
Te academics at this school are very strong. There are some wonderful teachers and some just average teachers but its the competitiveness of the other students that has really challenged my children. Its "cool" to be smart and disciplined here (unlike at our public school). What really sets this school apart is the closenss of the community and the involvement of the parents. Those are intangible things that are hard to measure but priceless in action.

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March 26, 2010
Pros: First Grade Orientation for children transitioning from Kindergarten to First Grade Welcome to St. Lawrence Orientation for new families of St. Lawrence School Prayers, Addition, Subtraction taught in the First Grade. Zoo Field Trip for First Graders Teachers are Smart, Caring Teach Spanish to all grade levels Latch key from 7 am to 8:45am; 4pm to 6pm Hot Lunches offered (Wednesday s Pizza Day) My child loves the smell of the school Every Friday Children s Mass at 9:30am Cons: School starts at 8:55am, would rather this start at 7:30am or 8:00am No Hot Breakfast Offered School donations/funds to support school: about $1000 annually (worth it? Don t know yet) No Gym Uniforms kids have to work-out in regular school uniform (Dockers with Tennis Shoes) Student Drop-off Route slow. School doesn t allow kids to be dropped off before 8:30am. School doors don t open until 8:40am. You are in the car line until 9:05am to drop

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March 11, 2010
I have a 2nd grader & an 8th grader at St Lawrence. Due to having been there for 8 years now, I've seen many changes. The best change came when the new staff took over two years ago. There is a fabulous new Principal there now, that the students adore & so do the parents. I also can't say enough about the Assistant Principal. This is a very professional team & they have implemented so many changes since arriving 2 years ago, that it's really changed the entire atmosphere of the school. The past admin team was absolutely worthless, & uncaring. Thankfully our Pastor saw this & fired the last Assistant Principal, making room for the new wonderful Assist Principal we have now. There has been a decline in enrollment but that is due to poor economic times here in the Detroit area...it no longer has to do with the staff!

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December 17, 2009
I love this school! They are very caring and family like. The teacher always go above and beyond for the chirlren. I have a son in Nursury school there and he is so excited to go to school!!

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November 30, 2009
I found the teaching staff to be more than helpful. They care about my child's overall well being, not just academically, but socially as well.

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September 09, 2009
We intended on sending our children to the very good public schools in Utica until we got a feel for what St. Lawrence has to offer. It is an incredible atmosphere with real Catholic values and tremendous leadership from the clergy. We have four children at various grades and have found the quality of education to be exceptional and the teachers to be very dedicated. The combination of academics, religion and character is fantastic. I would recommend St. Lawrence to anyone who wants a great Catholic education for their child in a terrific family-focused environment. We've been thrilled!

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August 14, 2009
My Children have had outstanding teachers that have gone the extra mile to support and enhance their educational experience. The new administration has brought leadership and a vision/plan of Educational Excellence to the school. This along with Catholic Christian values entering year 2 of this change I am excited to have my children start the school year!

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November 18, 2008
i have been at this school since pre school and im in 8th grade now. this is an awesome school with great teachers. the teaching is more advanced than other schools and everyone is nice and in order

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October 02, 2008
I attended this school from K-2 and I loved it. Mrs. Salarno remains my all-time favorite teacher!!!

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July 22, 2008
Choosing St. Lawrence as a school has its advantages. Catholic religion is part of its education. Each classroom is handled by one teacher, with rules (imagine that!) The education in the elementary is comparative to Utica schools. There is a non-bully/ non-violence agenda at St. Lawrence. The St. Lawrence community is pro-family and pro-school.

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February 10, 2008
awww i loved this school i went for 5th grade i had ms.DiNoto. Elena

- submitted by a community member

February 02, 2008
Average teaching curriculum compared to Utica Community Schools, poor upper elem. science and other access. Horrible adminstration with an 'I don't care attitude. I am only sending my children there due to the spritualness and we'll see each year how it continues. Reputation and enrollment has gone down since the core adminstration came.

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January 23, 2008
My daughter has attended St. Lawrence since preschool. She is now in 5th grade. I am very happy with the teaching staff and the values that are taught at this school.

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April 17, 2007
Our family has had the best experience at St. Lawrence. We have two boys in the program KN & 3rd grade. Can't wait to watch them grow within the community. The teachers are the Best!

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February 09, 2007
I have been a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church since I was a child and was looking forward to sending my children here. While my son is currently in the elementary and and my other is upcoming next year, I have to say that I am getting disappointed as the years go on and I thought I researched the private catholic schools well. The administration is absolutely useless. The principal is too passive for the role she has taken over. I only wish we could really have someone who cares about what our parents concerns are. Our new Father is very distant. Many nicknames for this school, snobby, 'money school' due to all of the clicks involved.

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July 09, 2006
Our Pastor and Principal continue to be a grave disappointment. The archdiocese has been contacted about problems with both, and they have done nothing either. Enrollment continues to fall. Our Pastor has pledged one million to a new Catholic high school opening in the area, but we have given our most dedicated teachers, who have been at the school for the longest time, the most pathetic raise possible. It is a slap in the face to them and to the parents who value them so much. The only thing keeping many families at St. Lawrence is the teaching staff and this may finally be what causes us to lose some of them. If that happens, I don't hold out much hope for enrollment next year. What a shame that our Pastor and Principal don't seem to care about the Catholic school that they're supposed to be leading!

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September 06, 2005
I have had children at St. Lawrence for years. The teachers in preschool thru grade 8 are the finest. Our curriculum in on a par with all Utica schools. Religion is a part of everything that takes place in the classroom. We do, however, have real problems with our administration. Our principal and our vp in grades 5-8 are useless. They enforce no discipline and lie when it suits their purposes. Our pastor has been made aware of these problems and has done nothing about them. My children are and will remain there for the sheer excellence of the teaching staff, and with the knowledge that I will most likely need no intervention on the part of the administration. Enrollment has fallen off since this administration has taken over.

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August 25, 2004
My daughter has only gone to preschool so far here but is starting kindtergarten and I am ecstatic about it. Her preschool teacher was attentive, enthusiastic and she has learned more in one year than other kids learn through 1st grade at public school. The faith teachings are age appropriate and would highly recommend you send your children here.

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August 03, 2004
St. Lawrence is one of the only Catholic schools in the area. The pluses are daily religion classes, weekly mass and strong community atmosphere. However, you must weigh the weak curriculum, inconsistant discipline, and the micro-management of the parents on the staff. The school has a new administrative team and hopefully will stop the dropping enrollment. We'll cross our fingers for next year.

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St Lawrence Elementary School
44429 Utica Road, Utica, MI  48317
(586) 731-0135
Last modified St Lawrence Elementary School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
St Lawrence Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 43 reviews. Top