LIke most new schools, Barat has struggled financially and that carries over into many things they try to do. They have some very good teachers but also some that fall short of expectations. The school has continued to improve but still has a ways to go to compoete with the larger, much older Catholic schools in the area.
This is a joke - I am so sorry I bought into the sales pitch. My child was absolutely miserable. Very small group of kids, most with academic issues. It was not founded or run by any Catholic order, nor is it an archdiocesan school. It does not adequately teach Catholicism. When my child left and went to a Catholic high school, life was so much better! Don't be fooled by the sales pitch - this place is awful. For every negative comment on here, the admissions person counters with a bogus positive review that reads like an add. There is a reason the classes are so small - most kids have already heard about this place.
Barat Academy is like no other in St. Louis. I am a product of St. Louis Catholic education and I explored all the "traditional" options for my daughter. Barat was the perfect fit. It is the only girl's school that has a band. It has a wonder theater program. But she also has become involved in sports which we never thought would happen. The service to the community is like no other in St. Louis. All four years service is experienced...not just senior year. Come see this great school for your son or daughter!
I can't say enough great things aobut this school! My son loves it. I couldn't have asked for a better highschool experience for him.
This is a good place if your child has a difficult time fitting in with a large group of kids. Most of the kids have a little academic or social awkwardness. We wanted a private school for our daughter and found most of them here to be very challenging, Barat was a good fit for her.
Wonderful school. One graduated, two there now. A great school is a reflection of it's leadership. I doubt there is one better than Ms Watson. There is more to life than Friday night football. As fun as that is, this school is about academics and building character.
What a mess. The teachers are mostly part time, the language classes are Rosetta Stone and the rest of the classes lean heavily on a home schooling program. For the amount of money wanted for tuition I really expected them to live up to their ads! I also thought this was going to be a Sacred Heart School - but it is not run by any Catholic organization.
This school is top notch and so are the students and teachers. My daughter is challenged academically and has flourished both spiritually and personally. Their AP program is wonderful and their service learning is like no other. Barat Academy is an excellent school for those students looking to be challenged. At Barat my daughter is not another face in the crowd but someone who is cherished for all she can bring to the world.
Wow, what a mess! My daughter lasted one year before begging us to take her out of this school. Apparently not drinking is a major social issue. We have found another private school that offers so much more in the line of academics and activities. We are very grateful the St. Louis area offers so many education options. Finding a better school was easy.
We couldn't have chosen a better school for our daughter. Single gender classes with low student-teacher ratios have allowed her to do well academically. The focus on values and service has also prepared her to go out in the world to be the change she wants to see. That is invaluable.
The school culture is not one based on Christian values. The academic programs do not offer much for students wanting to prepare for a good college.
Wow, what an experience! My son left another local private high school because we were unsatisfied with the quality of education. He has found a true home at Barat. Every room is flush with technology. Teachers develop course curriculum independently from the traditional read from the text style of courses at his old high school. He enjoys playing Football and Basketball at Barat and has made some friends that I am sure will be life-long. Most importantly, I can tell how much the Barat staff cares from my son and his success. I did not get this same feeling at his old high school because some of his favorite teachers left or were cut. Barat is an amazing place for children to learn!
I have a family member who goes to this school and they truly love this school. Just hearing how much she loves it and the fact that it is a coed campus with single gender classes. I think that creates an atmosphere that allows kids to really focus on learning and not the opposite sex.
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