July 11, 2015
St. Mary Magdalen is a wonderful, close-knit school full of kind and caring students, teachers, and staff. The older students spend the year as buddies with the younger classes, which creates some amazing bonds among the students. The students feel safe, secure, respected and valued, and reflect those attitudes back to the teachers, staff, and community. The principal treats every student as if they were her own child, and has a smile, hug, encouraging word, or pat on the back for everyone. The teachers challenge the students academically and are quick to provide help to anyone who needs its, whether there is a formal plan in place or not. They do whatever they can to make sure the students succeed, and use all of the current technology in their coursework. The art and music teachers are phenomenal and go far beyond what would be expected - the art that lines the hallways captures the students creativity, and I feel so lucky for all the musical experiences that my children get to take part in. The Christmas program is so much fun! School spirit is alive and well among the students AND the parents. The very active and involved parents provide so many fun activities and opportunities for the students both in and out of school. The annual Field Day is probably one of the best in St. Louis - just ask any of the kids!
St. Mary Magdalen really does have it all - great students, teachers, principal, and parents, at a convenient location and a reasonable price. Before and after care is available and must be fun, because my kids always want to stay after school!
- submitted by a parent