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St Elizabeth Academy5
Posted February 11, 2014
- a student
People ask what home is? SEA was it. The teachers were ready to teach and ready to help students with anything. They accommodated people with learning disabilities, or just needed a little extra time for a test or project. St. Elizabeth Academy was an amazing school. The neighborhood was contrary to what some people thought of it. This strong school lasted 130 years, and welcomed anyone, even the boys. Yes, the school needed improvement, but the school had no money to help improve because of the small total of 130 students at the beginning at the 2013 school year. Many students left to start a new school during the year. Most of the students received financial aid to help with tuition costs and a meal for lunch. The sweet nuns, whose home was taken from them after the closing, helped pay a small fraction of the real cost of 12,000$. With their help, the total was dropped to about 8,000$. It's sports program was not big like other schools, but the students had a great time. The sports were Softball, volleyball, basketball, soccer, and track. The music program thrived with excellence. With a concert band, string orchestra, full orchestra, and chorus. This is home.
I was impressed by its diverse social-economic and racial mix. Students make a contract with their teachers. They are allowed to be part of the process. I believe this involvement encourages academic achievement.
My daughter is a 2009 senior. This was not her 'First Choice' school. It is a blessing how things work out! The principal, faculty and coaches are committed and dedicated to development and education. My daughter has always felt that her opinion matters, the faculty listens and respects her. This has allowed her the opportunity to excel as a leader, student and athlete. Numerous staff members have gone above and beyond the call of duty to be available, assist and encourage her to be the best she can be. Last year a new guidance counselor was hired. She is exceptional! Her knowledge, wisdom, professionalism and open door policy is a huge asset to SEA. The Director of Cirriculum what a gem! She truly cares about the students. She gives 110% to help a student. They live their Statement:'Developing the Successful Woman inside each Girl.
I am a student at SEA and i would have to say that it is wonderful. i like it because the teacher work with you individually and they go the extra mile. Grades are not givin away they are earned. Being with all girls is not always easy but, after a while you get used to it. At school your expected to work very hard and the teachers make sure that you do so. overall i can say that i love this school and i am proud to be attending SEA.
My daughter, a new student this year, chose this school over several others because of the diversity and low student teacher ratio. She has friends from several different countries. The STARS academic system lets her excel. There is a new science lab and workout room, both with state of the art equipment. This school has a full (award winning) ORCHESTRA and jazz band (She wanted an orchestra experience.) My huband and I like the internet communication system called 'edline'. It lets us know every grade and assignment as they are registered, the e-mails from her instructors are great. The parent association is strong. This very historic school is located in the trendy Tower Grove East Community. 2 blocks from Tower Grove Park and not far far from the Missouri Botanical Gardens. I would encourage you to put this school on your school visit list.
i go to sea and i feel as though our school is not challenging enough to the people who actually want to be challenged. in some of my classes i don't even have to bring a book most of the time because we never do anything. in other classes we always do the same thing. for other girls, this might work but i am seriously considering a transfer to another school.