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Presentation Of Mary School

Private | PK-8 | 210 students

Our school is best known for making a Catholic education available to all.

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $148,300. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $880.

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4 stars

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School Official Point of View

Posted September 29, 2014

As the principal I maintain an open door and always welcome conversations with parents. My direct phone number is posted on the school website and in communications that are sent to parents (and also at the end of this review). I'd like to clarify a few things mentioned in one of the reviews here so that all are aware of our policies and procedures. Regarding communication, we put out a school newsletter every other week (when school is in session) to our K-8 families. At the same time, we also send home a communication envelope which includes flyers and important notices. These are typically sent via email but we also send home paper copies to parents who request them. Our newsletters for the current school year are posted online at: http://www.presentationofmary.org/school/students-parents/. Classroom teachers also send out frequent updates and are in regular communication with parents throughout the year via phone, email, and parent/teacher conferences (held three times per year). Our school has had a Bully Prevention Policy in place for over four years, which clearly defines what bullying is and what the school's response will be. Our staff have undergone training which has helped them to identify bullying behavior, and issues are addressed promptly when they arise, in accordance with our policies. Our Student-Parent Handbook is also available online at http://www.presentationofmary.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Student-Parent-Handbook-2014-15.pdf. The Bully Prevention policy can be found on pages nine and ten. Safety and communications are very important to me and I am always looking for ways that we can improve. I'd encourage any parent who has concerns to contact me directly. Thank you! -- Michael Rogers, Principal Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary School P: 651-842-6032 E: mrogers@presentationofmary.org

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Posted September 28, 2014

My feelings about this school are mixed. There are some very good teachers here and the class sizes are small. Your child has less of a chance of getting lost in the crowd here since teachers can give students more individual attention. On the other hand, there is at least one teacher who should probably retire as she can respond to students inappropriately. My son came home crying several times due to comments she made. My one real complaint about this school is it has poor communication. It relies on monthly mass newsletters to impart important information, which are not always very well detailed. Bullying can be a problem here, as it can in any school, however, the school does not have a systemized way of responding to these threats and so these instances are not always responded to appropriately. The communication, not the quality of the education, is why I did not rate this school higher. Overall, I feel the education my son is receiving is very good and the investment we are making in his education is worth it. If you are thinking of sending your child to this school, I would recommend doing your research. Private does not mean perfect.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2010

This is our 2nd year at Presentation. My daughter is a 4th grader now and loves this school. She loves school, her small class size and the teachers. I couldn't be happier with her education at this point.
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Posted October 13, 2007

Presentation has great school spirit. Wonderful families that are very involved in all different aspects of the school. Whether they are coaching a sport team or working on a fundraiser, tutoring kids in math or helping with sound equipment during one of our great all school concerts the families of Presentation always are focused on making the experience very special. What a great team we have in our priest and principal, they are leading Presentation School into a new era.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2007

Great small community, small classes, teachers who care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2005

i went to this school when i was younger along with my brother brandon davis. i went to school up until i was in 3ed grade, and i loved it. i just wanted to thankyou for everything. i also wanted to thankyou for all the help in learning. thanks to you i graduated in 2004 and on time. thanks again. i hope and i will be bring all my kids to this school. i hope everyone else dose the same. from, jessica and brandon davis
—Submitted by a former student


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 81% 73%
Black 7% 9%
Hispanic 6% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Music teacher(s)
Math specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Computer specialist(s)
Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Math club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Drama club
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language club: Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:00 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
  • Michael Rogers
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
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
  • (651) 777-8283

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Direct instruction
  • Flipped classroom
  • Hybrid
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Book/reading club
  • Boy scouts
  • Cub scouts
  • Drama club
  • Foreign language club: Spanish
  • Girl scouts
  • Math club
  • Quiz Bowl
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
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
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


10 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
12
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
12

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2014-2015 school year
$0 - $5000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships
Tax credits

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
North High School
Hill-Murray High School
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1695 Kennard Street
Maplewood, MN 55109
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Phone: (651) 777-5877

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