St. Ambrose has been the biggest positive change in my children's lives. I visited three other local Catholic schools before choosing St. Ambrose. One meeting with Dr. Kadela, the principal, made St. Ambrose an easy choice. Dr. Kadela is extremely dedicated to maintaining the highest standards. He is extremely accessible, as he has an open door policy. The teachers value each student individually. There are small class sizes which are broken down even further for certain subjects. Dr. Kadela meets with each grade level on a weekly basis where every student is discussed. You will not find dedication like this anywhere else. Every type of student/child has a place at St. Ambrose. There are many opportunities to participate in extra curricular activities. It is a very accepting, kind, and compassionate environment. You truly have an opportunity to be involved in the education of your children at St. Ambrose. I encourage anyone reading this to visit the school's website to learn more about the wonderful events that take place.
St. Ambrose is an amazing school for many reasons - excellent teachers, energetic staff, skilled leaders, wonderful activities, great opportunities, and impressive results!!! As a parent, you are welcomed into a great community!
Overall, your child receives an outstanding education in a warm, caring environment!!
St. Ambrose is a jewel in Old Bridge. Each day I am amazed at how caring and insightful the teachers are at every grade level. The difference is that they truly care about every child and make sure they are able to reach their fullest potential. Dr. Kadela, the principal, works tirelessly to maintain the highest academics standards, but also creating caring, family environment for every child and parent! I highly recommend looking into this school for any parent from PK3 to 8th grade!
St Ambrose is a fantastic school. The teachers truely care about each child. They go above and beyond to help your child succeed. My four children who attended this school all benefitted greatly from the individual attention.
There is nothing about this school which makes it seem exceptional, especially for the price of tuition. The teachers are mediocre to average. I have a daughter in first grade and some of the information in the assingments are not even accurate. The class sizes are extremely small and still teachers cannot answer specific questions about their own students.
I have 2 children enrolled in St. Ambrose and a third on his way when he's old enough. I live in Old Bridge and have visited with the Catholic schools in my neighborhood as well as the surrounding neighborhoods. I decided to go with St. Ambrose because they were the warmest and most impressionable school to me and my husband. Meeting with the principal and the teachers my children would have sealed the deal for me. Compared to fellow neighbors that send their children to another Catholic school and some who use public schools, I can see that my children are much more advanced. I think the people that wrote negative comments are either bitter parents OR people just commenting from surrounding schools to make our school sound bad. If you are a concerned parent, then take the time to meet with the principal to discuss your concerns and you will be pleasantly surprised to see those are just plain untrue posts. Your choices you make will only make sense to you and that's all that matters. As far as myself, my husband and my children...we are happy with our choice.
I am very excited about all of the positive changes that have taken place over this past school year. The new principal is a breath of fresh air! So many new ideas - he is extremely hard working and looking out for the best interests of all of the students. If you have a good idea on how things can be improved he is all ears. The teachers have remained the same - caring, dedicated, educators who will do everything in their power to help your child be successful!
St. Ambrose never misses the opportunity to show it is consistent in its ability to be transparent. Nothing is a secret here. We all know now that the yearbook was just for the popular mom who ran it and her kid and their friends. Same faces of the same kids. Same kids same troublemakers the school protects. Bullies and their faces are all over the yearbook! They should have taken pictures of them hitting and bullying kids at recess for a true memory of what really happened at school.