My grandson has been at HGCS since Pre-K (going on eight years now). While he had some developmental delays that stemmed from a congenital condition at birth, the staff has been instrumental in accommodating his needs and helping him to continue progressing through his educational and spiritual development. He is very happy at Holy Ghost. The Pastor, Fr. Mark Schultz, is a wonderful, loving pastor who shepherds the school staff, the children, their families, and all others who give of their time, talent, and treasure. The Principal, Dr. Noreen Duffy Copeland, guides and inspires the teachers and other school personnel so well that they can, in turn, continue to affect the best interests of the students by cultivating learning and instilling values. We see happy, excited, involved children at assemblies, masses, school events, and in the halls and playgrounds. All continue to work tirelessly to achieve the school’s vision to be a “Community of God, inspired by the Spirit, walking in the footsteps of Jesus,” and its mission to be a “School Community that provides all students with opportunities for academic success and the demonstration of Christian values through service to others.” HGCS is a terrific school in all aspects; we couldn’t be happier!
Teachers inspire and encourage the students. They are firm but fair. They are consistent with their approach whether in the classroom, on field trips, on the playground, in church, or at extracurricular activities.
My kids have have been going there for over 8 years. Not only has the school meet my expectations and exceeded them in my kids education, it is the environment that the principal (Dr. Copeland), administrative staff and teachers promote which makes it excellent. Encouraging service learning, extracurricular activities, positive learning environment, reading logs, etc all help the student to become a well rounded student. I highly encourage any parent who is concerned with their childs education to visit the school and talk to the principal.
This is a wonderful school and caring community. The teachers are dedicated, kind, and stay up to date with the best educational practices. The principal takes the time to know each child and identify their strengths.
This is an amazing school. The teachers and staff are wonderful and truly care about the students. The school truly feels like a community in which everyone works together for a common goal: to teach students to become well-rounded, educated and kind people. I would highly recommend this school. As a military family, I can honestly say that Holy Ghost will be the hardest part about leaving Albuquerque. If we could take the school with us, we would.
Holy Ghost Catholic School is a great school! The teachers and staff are very focused on providing the environment in which the students can grow as a whole-person: intellectually, emotionally, physically and spiritually. Our kids have gone here for the past 8 years, and everyone has helped them grow in all these ways. Dr. Copeland has been an amazing principal for over 20 years, guiding the school to national recognition as a Blue Ribbon school (one of the first private schools and for several years the ONLY Catholic school in New Mexico). Small class sizes are great, and discipline policy is tough but fair. Perfect school for those parents who consider their children's future well worth the investment in time and money (which is much less than many other private schools in the area).
Each student is different, so reaching everyone in any school is a challenge. With small class sizes (average is <20 students per grade), this is much easier at Holy Ghost. Years after my children leave a grade, the teachers at Holy Ghost still ask us about them and how they're doing.