Advertisement
Advertisement

No rating

GreatSchools Rating

Assumption Parish School

Private | PK-8 | 207 students

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

 

Living in St. Louis

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $169,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $870.

Source: Sperling's Best Places
 
Last modified
Community Rating

4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 12 ratings
2013:
Based on 1 rating
2012:
Based on 4 ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

24 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted August 13, 2014

Four girls from who graduated from Assumption Grade School attended Cor Jesu Academy (one of the most academically difficult high schools in St. Louis) and all four graduated with four year of honors or high honors. The preparation from Assumption prepared them for that success!


Posted June 18, 2014

We are pleased with the education our daughters have received so far (7 and 10 years old). Both have attended the Early Learning Center for preschool and are now in grade school. I am grateful for the smaller class size because for one child it meant that the teacher was able to identify quickly an area that she was struggling with and for the other the teachers are able to challenge her! The teachers truly care about the success of the children and are available to answer questions or provide feedback on their progress. I love that Assumption offers classes in Art, Music and Computers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2014

We are very pleased with the education our children are receiving in this school. The teachers are very dedicated to the schooling of each individual student and there are a number of fun, family centered events planned throughout the years. I would highly recommend this school to any parent of young children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2014

I have put one child through Assumption K-8 and have two more there now. The education that my eldest received was great! He has moved on to a local highly academic boys school, and he has done very well. The teachers at Assumption prepared him well. My two that are still at Assumption are also doing very well. They have had great, creative, quality teachers so far. My favorite part of Assumption is the community. There are lots of fun activities for families to get involved in, and we have made some fabulous, life-long friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2014

We LOVE this school! The faculty care about the children and parents. I feel very informed about what my child is learning and her daily activities. I feel that she will be more than ready to succeed in high school and beyond with the education she is receiving. They offer numerous family centered activities.They welcome and appreciate any volunteering. It truly is Christ centered education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2014

We have had four kids graduate from Assumption and one still there. There were all very prepared for high school and have done well. The principal is one of the hardest working and most caring people I know. Highly recommended!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2014

We LOVE Assumption! We have one graduating this year and is more than ready and prepared for high school. We also have two younger children doing just as well. We LOVE the teachers and LOVE the parish!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2014

We have been at Assumption for 6 years now, 2 children. We have loved the education our children are receiving and the community feeling we get at school events. Our children have made lasting friendships with their classmates and we have made lasting friendships with the other parents. We are very happy to be a part of this Parish and School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2014

We LOVE Assumption School! We currently have one child there, and will have another entering kindergarten next year. I have to tell you, it was a very hard decision on public vs. private school. We live in an excellent private school district. After touring the school, I was sold on Assumption and still am! When I toured, everyone was so friendly! I even had students passing me in the halls, who had no idea who I was, stop and say hello! That was impressive! I toured several other schools and the students would not even look at me. After being at Assumption, I understand why the children are so happy and outgoing! Great friends, great academics, teachers who care, a wonderful community, student self respect and respect for others, an outstanding athletic program, and teaching the Christian way!! The sacrifice of private tuition at Assumption is worth it to our family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2014

Great school. Great teachers. I definitely recommend it. They care about each child and do their best to help each one reach their full potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2014

Assumption Parish School has been a great fit for our family. As an alum of the school, it was exciting to be able to send my children here too and see some friendly faces around the school and church community. The individualized attention is great and the other children and parents in our kids classes are wonderful. We all work together for our kids. We are blessed to feel truly a part of the community here and are very involved, from sports to choir to scouting events. The teachers know the kids well and have challenging and creative ways for them to learn what they need to know to be successful. Beyond academics, the children learn to be kind and responsible and to care for others. Plus, classes are enhanced by everything from smart boards in all classrooms to a pottery wheel in art to new microscopes for upper-level science courses.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2014

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


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 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


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

We currently do not have any test score information for this school. Unlike public schools, private schools are not always required to report data about their schools or not required to take the same tests as public schools. Many private schools take different standardized tests; however, that information is often made available only to families of enrolled students. We strive to acquire additional private school data whenever available.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 98% 74%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Hispanic 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Black 0% 17%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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
Read more about programs at this school
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

Don't understand these terms?
  • 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.

Photos

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.

Apply

 

This school accepts applications on a

rolling basis

 
Apply now
 

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
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

4709 Mattis Rd
St. Louis, MO 63128
Website: Click here
Phone: (314) 487-6520

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools







ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT