My kids love going to school. This school can improve upon challenging the younger grades (k-2). I had to enroll my kids in enrichment programs so they can learn the basis that children at this age of capabile of learning. This school can also improve on better preparing the students for 3rd grade.
My oldest son just finished Kindergarten and we could not be happier with his experience at Catena. He had the most amazing, caring teachers who I could tell pour their heart and soul into their job. The school community is warm and welcoming. Wow what a school!
This school is outstanding. The principal treats each child as if they were his own, and the kids love him. The teachers are of high quality and present an outstanding program. Parents are very involved, and it is very much a community environment in the school.
Both of my children went through this school from K to 5th grade, and I don't think they could have gotten a better education anywhere. The teachers, principal, and staff are dedicated and caring. There is great emphasis on the Catena school 'family' and treating one another with kindness and respect. Children are rewarded for their good behaviour, and there is little problem with bullying due to this approach. My children, who are now in high school and middle school, still enjoy returning to visit their old teachers and walking the halls of their beloved elementary school.
Although the Principal in this school is phenominal, the district itself is not very accepting or very welcoming to single parents. There is much more focus and attention place on a two-parent home.
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