We have three children in St. Roch, all with different learning styles. It is a challenging academic environment, but each child has the support she needs to succeed. It is a close-knit, welcoming community. I can't say enough about this school.
I am proud to say that my children attend St. Roch. The school is academically challenging with above average test scores. It is socially diverse giving kids balance culturally, spiritually, and economically. Above all the community of St. Roch is well-rounded and engaging. This school places values where they should be--on the child and their future success in life.
St. Roch is a gem in one of the best neighborhoods in the City of St. Louis. Challenging academics, faith based and a supportive and active community at a reasonable price. What more could you ask for? We have been at St. Roch for over 15 years and have been very pleased with the all around education our children have received.
St. Roch is good but they only work well with kids they see with potential. If your child have ADD/ADHD or any type of special need, they WILL NOT WORK WITH THEM. Even if the archdiocese states otherwise. I had one child with ADD and the other child was above average student. After the child with ADD wasn't treated fairly by the principal/some teachers/and priest, I withdrew them. Now, one attends SLU High School and the one with ADD attends University of Notre Dame on a 4 yr. academic scholarship. I am truly bless!
St. Roch's has an excellent academic reputation--the best kept secret in urban St. Louis elementary education. Affordable compared to independent private schools, but has strong curriculum and considerable emphasis on the core subjects. The Spanish program also is strong.
St Roch does a very good job of educating the children, and teachers are exceptional many have 'old school' values about education, very effective, no nonsense, disciplined, and excuses are not allowed. It is a small school, but big in spirit.