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Assumption Parish School

Private | PK-8 | 207 students

Our school is best known for its successful graduates and caring community.
 
 

 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
Based on 3 ratings
2012:
Based on 4 ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted April 4, 2014

I have worked at five different schools and this one has the best faculty ever!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 24, 2013

We have been very happy for 6 years and counting at Assumption. Love the community. I have 2 children currently enrolled and they love it also. The teachers are all very nice and have made my children excel. Both of them were reading 3 months into kindergarten. They both achieve higher levels on testing. They love their friends and have turned into caring boys.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2013

The community is warm and caring. The graduates get into their high schools of choice. The teachers create a true learning community. We care deeply about our students. Come find out for yourself.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 8, 2013

I graduated from this school, and my child attends now. I have found it a caring community, both teachers and other families. My child and classmates get along well, and they have good learning materials, such as a pottery wheel. Kindergarten students can use stability balls rather than chairs/desks (their choice) which helps them focus. I know several families that have second, or more, generations coming through the school. I would recommend it for a solid Catholic, challenging curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2012

I have to agree with the parent who posted 1 star. There is a reason why this school is declining in enrollment. The principal is awful and the teachers are less than average. For instance, the P.E. teacher does not ever take the kids outside for class. P. E. class it is always conducted inside. They spend the winter months learning how to score bowling. The students receive poor letter grades for the day if their shoes are not tied tight enough or their P.E. shirts are untucked. This is just one example of many. Yes, they do have smaller classes but that isn't always a good. Lots of bullying at this school. When classes are smaller bullies can be stronger since there are not as many kids to turn to to play with. I also agree with the comment I don't know how much longer they can remain open. Check out the tuition of the other area schools and ask yourself why is Assumption so much higher? We were at the school for many years and saw some many families leaving. They are not just leaving because of the economy a lot of families have gone to other area catholic schools us included. Unfortunately we would not recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2012

My graduates have great success. Students read and write sentences at the end of kindergarten. The learning consultants and use of differentiated instruction help all students have success. Assumption School has a warm, caring environment. I like the kindness program.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 28, 2012

This school is not what I thought. The principal is awful and the teachers are less than average. I pulled my kids out of this school and it was the best thing I ever did. Their class sizes are small, but I am not sure that's a good thing. I am not sure how much longer they can continue to operate. I do not recommend this school to anyone I know. The preschool early learning center (AELC) is even worse.


Posted January 18, 2012

I was a student at Assumption for 9 years, kindergarten to 8th grade. In all honesty, kindergarten was the only great year I had there. The teachers only cared if our shirts were tucked in, and our shoes were tied. I felt that I only got the encouragement I needed from a few selective teachers. From 1st grade to 8th grade, I was mocked, bullied, and beaten down by other students. The level of bullying is unbelievable. I was often depressed and hated myself. Often, the teachers would see the bullying and make a failed attempt to stop it. The principal would pick on certain students but praise others. I was often called down to the office for my skirt being too short. I looked around and noticed, half of the other girls skirts were shorter than mine. It made me feel like even more of an outsider. If you weren't athletic at this school, you were made fun of, called fat, and called lazy. They barely let artsy kids express themselves. I only made 2 good friends that I still talk to. This school needs to work on bullying, encouragement, self-expression, and diversity.


Posted January 27, 2011

I have had two children through this school, one now in highschool and excelling. The other is just out and also doing well. I was always involved in school activities and volunteered when available. I think as parents we get out of a school what we put in. Our experience here has been wonderful and my children are better off for having been provided a catholic education. Several of these reviews are from children and I am not sure they can be objective.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2010

I was a student here from 1st through 8th grade. The curriculum was somewhat challenging, but I feel it could have been better. There is too much emphasis on status and popularity here. The kids are cruel and mean spirited. It is all about soccer there and if you don't play soccer, than you are on the lowest of the totem pole. There is no diversity and anything or anyone who is the slightest bit different is looked down upon. Also, being a Catholic school, the children are taught to discriminate against gay people. How is this a "Christian" school, when children are taught to hate and look down on others? Teachers should spend more time stopping bullying than worrying about uniforms. The principal is very apathetic and does not show that she truly cares for the students. I feel I would have gotten a better education at another school and would not have felt like such an outcast just because I didn't play soccer.


Posted March 18, 2009

I am amazed at the dedication of the staff and how all of the teachers work to meet the diverse needs of the students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 2, 2008

I have 2 children at Assumption and have been involved with the school for 8 years. I volunteer a lot so I get to see many aspects of the school that others may not because I am there during school hours. The teachers genuinely care for the children. At the same time they can be strict with discipline. Which in turns makes our children better people, because they learn how to respect others, help others and to love others. The principal has a special way with the children. She is always willing to listen to the children. Over the years we have had a variety of teachers and they all have been pleasant. If we had a problem we went to the teacher or principal to discuss and it was solved. I only hope that everyone has such a great experience as we have had as Assumption!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2008

This school is supposed to be Christ centered, with Christian spirit in every person attending and teaching at the school. The students at this school are the most cruel I have seen in some time. Everything is very quiet. The students are very quiet in how mean they are to recess duty helpers, parents, students, clergy, and even teachers. They are distrespectful, bored about Catholic values and they find little need to include others who look different or are of another ethnic group or background. A few teachers are nice, but others are quite self centered and in a popularity contest in their need to feel superior. I wonder what the superior feelings mean to them, considering that they are not teaching to MO standards that children are being taught in other schools. Do not go here unless you are new money and care only about what you wear!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2007

My child is enrolled. My child's first year was a wonderful experience. We worked closely with both kindergarten teachers as well as the principal for several reasons and always were satisfied. I'd recommend the school to family and friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2007

I had two kids enrolled in this school and felt as if they were getting cheated out of their education, and social skills, it seems as if they care more about their dress code than education.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 98% 77%
Asian 1% N/A
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 17%
Hispanic 0% 4%
Two or more races 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
1 teacher speaks Spanish
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Challenger Learning Center Teacher Scholarship (2014)
  • Stade Accreditation (2014)
Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Glory of Missouri Awards (2014)
  • Parish St. Vincent de Paul (2014)

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
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

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

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
Clubs
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • 1 teacher speaks Spanish
  • 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
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:45 am
School end time
  • 2:45 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Cyndi Hasten
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • Infant
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman Catholic
Associations
  • NCEA

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • Core knowledge
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Standards-based
  • Whole child emphasis
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • 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
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • 1 teacher speaks Spanish
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Dual enrollment
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • 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
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Bellarmine speech
  • Boy scouts
  • Community service
  • Cub scouts
  • Girl scouts
  • Math club
  • Recycling club
  • Science club
  • Student Ambassadors
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • 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
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • In a recent survey community members overwhelmingly cited being connected and a sense of community as highly valued at Assumption.
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
21
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
21
Students typically come from these schools
Assumption Early Learning Center

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2014-2015 school year
$5000 - $8000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships
Archdiocesan scholarships

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
A variety of Catholic high schools
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4709 Mattis Rd
St. Louis, MO 63128
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Phone: (314) 487-6520

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