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Infant Jesus School

Private | PK-6 | 234 students

 

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Posted October 5, 2014

It's so sad that Infant Jesus is so bad and may close. We loved the school back in the day but now it's facing destruction. Don't send your children here if you care about a quality education. You won't get it here because the focus is on keeping it alive instead of making it better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2014

I have two children; one a graduate of Infant Jesus School and one who is still currently there. The graduate now attends Bishop Guertin and went through Nashua Catholic. Infant Jesus prepared him VERY well for the rigor of middle and high school. My other child, the one who is currently there, is receiving the same (if not better) preparation than my first child did. The class sizes are small, teachers are excellent, parents are involved, and new leadership is doing a great job. What else can you ask for? The children are HAPPY. Trust me, don't listen to the naysayers. Go look at the children's smiling faces and see how well prepared they are academically. Yes, there are other catholic schools and they are great too but nothing beats smaller class sizes! We love it here. Happy parents and happy kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2014

I disagree with the commentator below, Infant Jesus School is on a fast decline. I agree that the school has their "circle of friends" I will call it, The Parent Meeting should be held at night so all could attend,that would be how you get different ideas, why should someone leave their job to go to one of these Parent Group Meeting have all their ideas shot down because they are not in the "circle of friends" There is nothing vindictive of wanting to be involved in your child(ren) education but again if your not in this "circle of friends" you need not apply. I do agree with enrollment at Catholic Schools are down nationwide, but you will not find this at St Christophers where enrollment is actually up and they value your input which mean alot to some of us. I honestly hope that the new leadership can steer the ship in the right direction. But maybe a few of us looked at this school a little differently than you do. Thanks for letting me vent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2014

Infant Jesus School has gone through some rough stages recently. Whether is was because of the principle, some self righteous parents, or teachers who thought they should drive the ship, or the 22.7% decline in Catholic School enrollment nationwide. Now some people have left IJS and written some toxic reviews to somehow serve their sense of vindication, but families at IJS love our children, our teachers and the community that we share. There is a school for everyone, but no one school is for everyone. Infant Jesus School is under new leadership, dealing with declining enrollment that is seen nationwide, but we still have GREAT teachers, parents who are invested in the school and students among the best in the state.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2014

Infant Jesus school turned out to be the perfect match for our daughter. She loves going to school. The teachers and families are amazing. We are so happy we found the school.!,
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Posted June 20, 2014

Infant Jesus has amazing teachers that care about their students' education and their well being! They always go above and beyond for their students inside and outside of the classroom. The school has a friendly atmosphere and welcoming attitude. I would highly recommend this school to anyone interested in a superior, well rounded education for their child.


Posted June 17, 2014

Infant Jesus is exceptional. Our daughter is just finishing kindergarten. We are always receiving compliments on her politeness. The school has emphasized kindness, politeness, and love of God, Country and Family. It's old fashioned values struck a chord with us. Plus, the opportunities these kids have are amazing. Retired US Supreme Court Justice David Souter dropped in to visit with the 5th graders! Where does that happen? The academics, including journal writing and computers (they learn Powerpoint, Excel, etc.), are all brought to the table while helping to develop kind, committed citizens of the word.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2014

My son has been at Infant Jesus for 5 years and I can't say enough wonderful things about it. We started off at another Catholic School and transferred in for 1st grade. The teachers are so loving and caring. They are a close knit group and do so many extra things for the children. Can't say enough about this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2013

We started preK in this school thinking how great it would be for our child to have religion as part of his daily education. The teacher ended up being a nightmare. No communication. When asked questions she acted as though we were putting her out. By the second month in we were not only turned off by the excessive fundraising and donations but the teachers attitude, we ended up removing our child. Not the first impression to school I wanted for my child. He dreaded going. Once he moved onto another program he flourished, loved school and his new teachers.
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Posted June 4, 2008

I completely loved this school!
—Submitted by a student


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Ethnicity This school State average
White 68% 89%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 23% 3%
Black 5% 2%
Hispanic 4% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Nashua, NH 03060
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