It's back to school again here in st.Anne and somehow school uniform kept changing every year.why can't this school stick to the same uniform?it seems everytime the principal changes uniform change too.its not economical for the parents to keep changing uniforms every year.so far the best change was with Dr.M,he really made the kids look presentable with the uniform that he required,this morning looking at the kids with the new uniform that Mr.Ruggles added it didn't look good,the kids look like their from different school going to st.anne.I hope Mr.Ruggles go back the same way as it was with Dr.M regarding the uniform,it looked more presentable and kids really will be proud to wear it.right now kids won't even have second thoughts to roll in the dirt with the kind of uniform they're wearing.improving school start with basic and that is presentable uniform.Hello Mr.Ruggles,make us look proud of our school.
So far I am very pleased with where my son is academically. This is our first year at St. Anne's and he is propably where my daughter was in her Kindergarten year at CCSD and he is currently a Pre-K Student. I love the daily religion exposer, he is alway asking us if we knew about this or that. Mr. Ruggles (Principle) seems very involved with the students individually, the interaction by this Principle exceeds any I've ever known. They are currently revamping the Library & updating the Computer lab. (Exciting) Overall from my experience I can not think of any needed improvements other than the location! We will definitely be back next year for Kindergarten. Look for next years review. Mrs. Smith
Please read all reviews first.Been there many years,not what i expect from a private school. ALL reviews are true, but to give 5 stars because St Anns listens to you, or the staff is nice,or this is what you expect in a catholic school is crazy. The problems with teachers there outweigh any pluses you may get with those descriptions. I loathe some of the teachers there and find others to be inept. To simply say you are free to go else where does not improve the school.The negative reviews are the most accurate ones, i am sorry to say. Equally important is that there is no accountability report that i know of, where does the school stand compared to the school district regarding academics? Having a safe place to learn is important,nice people are important a school that hears its parents is important, but isn't (the best) education important too? I challenge St Anne to provide every parent with an accountability report so they can compare with the ccsd and see where they stand. After all what is the most important part of education.....CHILDREN. Half of what we need for our kids is present at St Annes wheres the other half? Mabye its time for a new mission statement !
I love this school is what you would expect in a catholic school, so far is my son second year there and he loves it, teachers and staff are nice and they have a new principal who cares for the school.
I'm also leaving, I'm very disappointed with this school. The school DOES NOT care about academic excellence. Best Prinicpal?? don't think so, he picked the material think about it. I can understand the spiritual education but your far behind public school, COMMON CORE STANDARDS -.-
The school welcomes my opinions and encourages my involvement. The families are down to earth and very approachable. The office is friendly and helpful. The teachers are always open to discuss my students with me when asked. The children begin and end their day with prayer. For those who want to be involved, the opportunity is yours.
I will honestly say that I hate this school. The teachers, who do not teach well-at least in the middle school grades-, explain poorly. They give assignments with little or no explanation at all, and you get in trouble for asking for help because they say you weren't "paying attention" when they clearly didn't even lecture in the first place. The facilities are by far the worst. The bathrooms are dirty and old. The computer lab only has computers from ten years ago; they are slow and obsolete. The school doesn't even have a science lab; just a room with science tables. There are lots of cliques and its hard to fit in-although this is the case for most schools unfortunately.
In response to the parent on Aug. 5. the great thing about all of this is that you have a choice. Go somewhere else. No one is forcing you to stay and you obviously are not happy. If I were as unhappy as you I'd pull my child. The principal's degree thing., well, see how many principals in the diocese has one. You either can run a school and deal with all the nasty people involved (like you) or you can't. What pastor consults with parents when hiring? Really? I'm happy and you're not. Go somewhere else.
This is a great school with wonderful staff, teachers and administration. The classrooms have been redone, new textbooks in several subjects, extra minutes added to the school day, and the children pray together four times each day as a community. Parents are encouraged to participate and it feels like a community, a real Catholic community of believers.
this is my daughters first year of school and our experience so far has been great!! the teachers are great and the parents are very informed. my childs progress from the first day of school is unbelievable and i would recomend this scool to anyone.
Please disregard all old negative messages about this school. This school has a new principal, who is fantastic. The office staff is wonderful and all the teachers are great, especially the Pre-K and 1st grade (those are my children's teachers). This school is GREAT!
My son really likes it! its clean, staff is nice and Mrs.Tesh is so nice! Austin Likes it!
I would never recommend this school to anyone. It is not worth the money you pay for. My child's education was better at home then it is now! The office never knows what is going on, most of the teachers there are rude and scream at the childern. If you want your child to only learn about religion and not educational gram then it would be perfect for you. My child will not be returning to this school...
The office staff is rude, and acts like it is an inconvenience to even be there. The curriculm is not up to par, or worth the money paid. I do not feel as though my child recieved a 'private' education apart from learning religion. The parents are all nice as well as the teachers I have come into contact with, is a family like atmosphere as far as that goes. Older students are very nice to the younger ones. We are not returning and would not recommend St. Annes to anyone else, unless some serious changes are made.
This place has become a dysfunctional nightmare since the wonderful new principal (who began the school year in Aug. 07) left in January 08. The school does not offer enough enrichment or extracurricular activites. Academically the school needs a more challenging curriculum. Some teachers are clearly ready for retirement, regardless of age. Others do a wonderful job and care deeply about the students.
As of the 1st of Feb.,2008 a wonderful new principal took over this wonderful and community based school. The teachers are great and you can truely see all the great progress they are now making. The school offers sports clubs, cheer team, forensic club,school newpaper club, and lots more. It is now a quiet,enjoyable, and academically challenged place to be. You should definitly take a look at this school it has alot to offer your children.
The school has a new principal this year (2007) and has revamped the programs offered at school. Teachers seem motivated again. Art, Music, PE and Computers are offered during class. In addition, there is a new After School Enrichment Program which allows parents a chance to enroll their child in piano, ballet, computers, Spanish and more.
If you want to keep your children away from the public school riff raff, then this is fine. Academically unimpressive. No music or art program. Limited sports programs. No grass or play area. Most of the teachers show up for a paycheck and should have retired years ago. Principal is practically non-existent. Church takes the lion's share of funds raised by the school.
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