We moved to the area in October 2016. The administration had the most organized plan of the schools we considered and generally seemed interested in our kids joining the student body. Both the teachers and administration have been very supportive since we joined to ensure the kids were on track with the curriculum, which was slightly different than the school we left. Our girls (6th grade and 3rd grade) have adjusted well and are happy with their new school...and so are we.
Sts. Joachim and Ann is a wonderful school with superb focus on Catholic identity. The entire staff, from maintenance to the pastor, excels in educating our children daily. The teachers we've experienced in our time here take great care to make sure our kids do their best, and then encourage them to do just a little bit better. There is a family like atmosphere presented effortlessly by the students and faculty, providing a peace of mind feeling for us. The Olweus Bullying Prevention program in place at J&A shows great success, especially with the younger grades that have used the program since kindergarten. We believe we are getting the best, most affordable, Catholic school education in the area.
The teachers a great here! They truly care about the children that they serve, though the leadership at the school is at times not the best. They cannot seem to control the bullying that happens even though they have around 25 students per class. I've seen many families move out of the parish and school simply because of the qualms with leadership. Though I do have to say, I did learn a lot there when I went and I feel as though it was beneficial to my education.
The teachers are fantastic here. Extremely positive Catholic environment. Full time nurse. Hot healthy lunches every day. Excellent communication between parent and school. The pastors of the church are active in the school. The school is very focused on positive rewards for the children. Our parents are very supportive and involved in the school.