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9-12
Private
Holmdel, NJ
Students enrolled: 1,012
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After care: No

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540 A Line Rd
Holmdel, NJ 07733

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(732) 739-0800
(732) 739-0824
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September 25, 2014
My son graduated in june and I have a lot of useful information for parents considering sending their child here. It should be made clear that many of these reviews are fraudulent. Last year my son showed me an email from the school's P.R./Marketing director where she asked students to post positive reviews on this website as to overshadow some of the bad ones. This is unacceptable and morally wrong to ask students to do this. I am also disappointed with the curriculum here. It seems simple compared to other schools in the area (both public and private). My son rarely came home with homework and when he did, it would usually take him less time than his brother who was in the eighth grade (now in the 9th at CBA). The laptops that the school gives out are a waste of time and money. My son had so many problems with his laptop that he just stopped using it. I can say with great confidence that the laptops impair learning rather than enhance it. Now in college, my son has said that SJV did not prepare him properly. After investing $45,000 over four years in his education, it is infuriating to hear this as a parent. *Also the assistant dean, David Tuschmann, is very unprofessional.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2014
SJV was a wonderful High School experience for my son. The school not only fosters academic excellence but community service. Students learn to be part of the community as well as give back to the community. There was so much for him to do at school through clubs, sports and academics creating strong bonds and life long friendships. Faculty and staff also provided a strong and nurturing environment for learning and success. Because of SJV's motto of Knowledge, Commitment and Involvement I feel that he has a strong foundation for a successful future .

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2014
Being a freshman, highschool is a diffcult yet exciting changeover. New people, atmosphere, and lessons are gone through while you endure your first year. SJV has made this important changeover a success and liking for me. Not only have I found my comfort zone with the students and school, but i truly enjoy the enviornment and have been exposed to many oppurtnuites i never imagined i would recieve. I'm excited to see how my next 3 years go!

- submitted by a student
February 27, 2014
SJV is a great school because it is special. When you walk into the building, there is a mutual feeling of kindness, understanding, and a sense of joy from every student and staff. You aren't afraid of being bullied or neglected because there is something for everyone. There is a sport, club, course, event, and group of people that tends to every student's needs and wants. Also, the faculty and staff are intelligent,unique, and compassionate.They make it their priority to give each student personal attention and communication. The smaller classes and block scheduling allow for more one-on-one time with the teacher and more time to absorb the information. Every teacher is extremely qualified, passionate, and use unconventional teaching methods to make the lesson fun and easier to learn. With the block scheduling, I am extremely prepared for college and for the future ahead. Saint John Vianney High School was the perfect choice for my four years of high school and I couldn't be happier.

- submitted by a student
February 26, 2014
Saint John Vianney High School is such a great school and I couldn't be happier that I decided to spend my high school years here. As a senior I have had numerous teachers and I feel that all of them have not only been well above average at teaching, but they go out of their way to make sure each student understands what they are teaching. Personally I have struggled with math in the past and every single math teacher I have ever had has helped me with every single thing I had trouble with. The student to teacher ratio is very low and the school employs a Block Scheduling type of schedule which only contains four classes a day for 77 minutes for half a year. This helps in preparation for college and every student that I have ever asked (myself included) absolutely loves this type of schedule. Attending SJV is by far one of my best decisions.

- submitted by a student
February 25, 2014
My school is an excellent provider of college preparation and opportunities for clubs, classes and activties. The block scheduling is a great organizer, and allows students to focus on their given subjects much easier than an 8-block schedule. The school offers variuos AP and Dual Enrollment programs and college visits to provide upcoming graduates with information and tools to prepare and excel in college.

- submitted by a student
February 25, 2014
Saint John Vianney is a great high school with outstanding faculty, staff, teachers, and students. The faculty go out of their way to spend time with students and to form their high school education. The student environment is great and the hallways are a positive place. I could not have been happier with my experience at Saint John Vianney, and it has been more than I ever expected.

- submitted by a student
July 25, 2013
St. John Vianney has been an excellent school for my two children, and I am planning to send my other children as well. They love it and thank us all the time for sacrificing to send them there. They are a college prep school and have come alongside our expectations for good schools. Both kids entered AP & Honors classes in 9th grade. If you are able to succeed academically, SJV will provide it. If you need help, they will help you. They have met so many nice friends there from various religions/no religion, and other backgrounds. All are respectful of each other's opinions. There are typical high school situations as well, but I have not heard of anything major., and our kids stick with "nice" kdis. Front office has always been cheerful and helpful. Guidance counselors and principal (Mr. Niesz) return emails in a timely manner. I feel that my children are very safe. I really have nothing concerning to add. It has been a wonderful experience.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2012
I forgot to add that there is absolutely no school spirit at Saint John's. It doesn't provide for a good high school experience at all.

- submitted by a student
June 27, 2012
I enjoyed my entire time at St. john Vianney High School. Besides attending the high school myself, most of my family members also attended the school including my mother, aunts, uncles, brother, sister, cousins and even my wife. The school prepares their students for college and their future very well. It emphasizes education while also providing students other activities as well. In addition to classroom education St. John Vianney also teaches that community involvement is very important. I hope to send my children to SJV as well.

- submitted by a community member
June 03, 2012
Every other weekend or weekday, the school has some sort of sporting event via an obnoxious loudspeaker! People live behind and across from the school and it's not an enjoyable thing to listen to. At all.

- submitted by a community member
October 24, 2011
I hated it at first! I thought I would just transfer for my sophmore year! But then, once I got situated, I grew to love it.The school in every way ensures your success. The teachers and guidance counselors do everything possible to see that you are doing well in school and that you are accepted to the college of your choice. However, there is a huge gap between honors classes and normal. Basically, if you're in honors you are a very intelligent student. If you're in normal most of the students are dumb as dirt. Other than this the teachers are friendly, many students are very kind. It is easy to get involved with the school, and activities are fun! There is a niche for everyone here. Although some students aren't the friendliest, many are. I have thoroughly enjoyed my experiences here.

- submitted by a student
May 14, 2011
We expected higher quality of curriculum, educators and coaches and were very disappointed. Found staff to be unhelpful with college search. My child managed to get full scholarship to college in spite of the lack of support from the school. Don't waste your money. I would never send another child there again.

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2011
My son is a sophomore! He is thoroughly enjoying and his grades have been excellent! like everything sometimes things have not gone our way but we have been able to speak to guidance and it has resolved. I recommend this school highly.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 08, 2010
Total waste of money. A so called Christian School that is anything but Christian in all aspects.

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2010
I have two graduates of SJV. I have been very satisfied with their experiences and the way they were prepared for college. Both found the tranistion to college challenging but one that they could attain. I recommend SJV to students who are academic in nature and would like a nurturing environment to grow within.

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2009
I'm an alumni. SJV creates an excellent structure for any student looking to go to a college or university. From block scheduling, challenging classes, teacher involvement, one on one tutoring, as well as over 40 clubs and over 15 varsity level sports, it is the foundation students need to be successful in college.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 25, 2008
Good School but far to easy. I can honestly say as a former student that the classes are not even close to as challenging as they should be. Catholic schools in this area have always had a tendency to be overly easy. Great school and community, but I personally would recommend a public school if you want a good education

- submitted by a student
no rating March 10, 2008
Im currently a freshman at sjv, the begining was rough, i wanted to transfer i hated it! but after a couple of weeks, it seems like everyone there is family in a sort of way. The teachers are nice, and wouldnt mind helping you out in anything. The students are nice also, they are there to help you if you need something. Block scheduling is amazing i absolutly love it. Its much easier to balance your academics:) <3 cool school.

- submitted by a student
October 04, 2006
Great school, excellent education, Christian environment, strict discipline policy, many extra curricular opportunities. They go above and beyond to help your child succeed.

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2006
Great school. Block training is university-like. High tech environment. Text books stay home.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2005
I am an alum of SJV and I loved every minute of my time there. The faculty genuinely care about the welfare of their students, even after graduation. Even though I am past college now, I still keep in touch with several of my former teachers. My younger siblings go to SJV now and not much has changed. The facilities have been upgraded but the things that made SJV special for me will always be there.

- submitted by a former student
February 09, 2005
I love being a student at St. John Vianney! The teachers are wonderful and caring, the students are friendly and considerate, and there's so many extracurriculars to get involved with. SJV has academics suited for students at any level and offers a variety of courses, both informative and interesting, as well as many AP classes. There are many oppurtunities in drama, music, and sports and there are many, many clubs to choose from. SJV is a caring and nuturing enviorment. I would recommend this school to anyone. Any eighth grader who wants a new experience in learning and a fresh start in high school should seriously consider SJV. It is truly a one-of-a-kind school and I am proud to be a 'Lancer'!

- submitted by a student
February 23, 2004
This school is an excellent place for children to become prepared for the future. there are high standards and the kids are held accountable. The block scheduling aspect of the school prepares kids for college, since it is structured like a college. I have a son at the U.S. Military Academy and he believes that he was better prepared then many of the new cadets because of SJV. We currently have 2 in High school, 1 in public and 1 at SJV. The public does not encourage students to partiscipate in activities where as at SJV a student must be involved.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2003
This place is for the disciplinarian! My son gets detentions because his shoe was untied! His friend spilled something on his shirt and got a detention for his shirt being out of dresscode just because it had a stain on it! Way out of line in my opinion.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2003
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August 25, 2003
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St. John Vianney Regional High School
540 A Line Rd, Holmdel, NJ  07733
(732) 739-0800
Last modified St. John Vianney Regional High School is a Private school that serves grades 9-12
St. John Vianney Regional High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 29 reviews. Top