The school is a fine school. What I find most appealing about the school is that everyone (Parents, Teachers, Admin Staff) all care about the children's emotional as well as mental well being. It is a great environment for kids to learn in as there are minimal distractions or bad actors. The teachers are firm, but fair and challenge the kids to perform to their best and reach for the stars.
Our grandkids are thriving and the teachers have been very involved. For a small school, there are so many "extras" for them-- music, sports, field trips--- all with the priority teaching of our faith.
We recently moved to New Mexico and decided to enroll our kids at Holy Ghost after a very rocky start in the public schools. Immediately, we saw that the kids were happier, back learning at the level that they were before we moved, excited (almost too excited!) about reading and making friends. The school has very high expectations of students and parents, and backs that up with teacher support and great communication. It is a gem in Albuquerque.
The school focuses on the Catholic traditions of compassion, caring and empathy and encourages both care for other people and care for creation (the environment). Students are required to do service and the school participates in several different service activities over the course of the year.
The school is deeply rooted in the Catholic tradition and holds honesty, integrity and fairness as important traits that they work to instill in the students. It is obvious that the staff tries to practice this as well.
My daughter has a reasonable amount of homework. She is able to participate in sports and still has time to do her homework without staying up late. There is an emphasis on mastery learning through studying in small increments over a long period of time.