As a former student and sibling to multiple current students, all I can say is I am horrified at the current state of the school. The principal is frankly terrible, many of the good teachers have left, and the attitudes cultivated among the students are unhealthy. The leadership avoids issues and turns their back towards bullying, etc. It's shameful and I truly hope that you and your children don't suffer through the experience like my family has.
Teachers are great! We have relocated a bit and have seen a variety of private schools and this is by far one of the better. The new principal is a joy and a welcome addition to the school - very engaging and the kids absolutely love her. I'm a dad who always got caught up in my work life etc and have now taken the time to volunteer and start "noticing" the school environment more vs just listening to the noise. In my opinion, you cannot go wrong...three children will soon have graduated from SAR and will be going on to catholic high schools thanks to the foundation they received at SAR.
First, the nuns are wonderful and add a lot to the school. The curriculum runs a little behind Rockwood Schools, especially for the students performing above average academically. With 2 teachers per grade there is a typical maneuvering for the "better" teacher every year. Overall, not a bad place to start if you know you child will be headed to Catholic high schools, but nothing exceptional.
St. Alban Roe is a excellent parish school with great teacher and a strong curriculum. 90% of eighth graders attend their first choice private catholic high school. I have experienced a teacher to student ratio of 1:15 average. After completing the archdiocesan school improvement process, the recommendations were minimal. The school and priests are faith filled with all students attending Mass twice a week.
St. Alban Roe is a wonderful school. My children have attended there for 15 years.Great academics- ahead of the curve We miss the old principal but it 's a great community. Wonderful, faith-filled, generous families. Highly recommend it!
loved it whats no to love grat school go atened but the staff couold improve please go and be the hands the heart of god go into the world to make diffrence and a strong bounded pass your children could go far St.joes or CBC or fesmet unlock potinaly for your kids
I pulled my son out of the school. When we first started at St Alban Roe we had such high hopes. They promote themselves as a high performance school. Once we entered the school we found the curriculum was below grade average. The administration seems more concerned about donations than education of the students. The school is swimming in debt and unfortunately, they're unable to hold onto talented teachers.
Leadership has changed over the past few years, and unfortunately not for the better. The principal at the school who should be a leading christian example for our children and their families, is anything but that. She lacks compassion, never smiles, avoids eye contact with parents (and children who desperately want her approval), and she deals with problematic issues with intimidation. She can be outright rude with anyone who may bring a problem to her attention. We are slowly beginning to loose some of our GREAT teachers and families due to the leadership at this school.
My child no longer attends this school. In a previous post I gave this school high accolades. Lets just say ... this past year I prayed a lot! (because I needed to.) The school culture changed with the leadership -it used to be a nice place - but God has since left the building...