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Tijeras, NM
Students enrolled: 65

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19 Camino del Santo Nino
Tijeras, NM 87059

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(505) 281-3077
(505) 281-0355
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October 01, 2015
10 reasons why I think HCCS is the best K-8 school in the state of NM. 1) Truly caring teachers and staff who view teaching as more than just a job 2) Outstanding academics 3) Faithful Catholic religious teaching and daily mass participation 4) Fabulous extra-curricular opportunities (e.g., art, mathcounts, theater, choir, violin, St. Vincent dePaul ) 5) Superb humanities curriculum (Your kids will know more history than you.) 6) Great math and science (Singapore math curriculum for K-5). 7) The school always does well in statewide academic competitions (e.g., spelling bee, geography bee, science fair, mathcounts) 8) One of the most affordable private schools in the state with good financial aid for those who need it. 9) Wonderful student body where kids accept each other. I've never heard of a bullying incident, because the staff stay on top of things and the kids are kind to one another. Quarterly potluck and student performances help families get to know each other, build community and stay connected with the school. 10) Outstanding parish support that makes all of the above possible. This starts with the priest and goes all the way down to the laity who give of their time and money to make the school a little better every year and help keep tuition affordable. I'm a single parent and this school has been my savior. I can't say enough good things about it. Nothing is perfect, but HCCS is as good as it gets in an institutional setting. The only thing I would change is switching to a half day kindergarten with more nap and play time for little boys in K-1. That said, the teachers will work with your student if they need more time/less intensity.

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Amount of homework: Just right
October 01, 2015
The amount of homework received is dependent on the teacher. Most teachers are very reasonable. A couple give a bit too much, IMO (esp. for very young students).

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July 28, 2014
The 4th/5th grade teacher is not a good one He has favorites and makes terrible remarks. Other than that the school is fine.

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October 24, 2012
You know the school is good when over 50% of the 7th graders get selected to participate in the Duke University TIPS programs. As it is a small school, the kids are pushed to their abilities (which is usually equal to or greater than their grade). Far better than the local public schools and tuition is fairly affordable, especially if you want your child to go to college (invest in them learning HOW TO LEARN now). It is a Catholic school that teaches a firm yet fair, traditional curriculum. The principal is tough, honest, and fair. Any lazy teachers have been weeded out. Lazy kids will have to get off their arses to make passing grades (a 69 is an F there). After-school tutoring is available on scheduled days. Kids will get religious education, which beats them having to go to CCD if they are Catholic. Parents are expected to help out at the school and spend time with their kids during homework. All in all an excellent school where your child will do their best but, like any school, it is up to the parent to help them reach their potential.

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Holy Child Catholic School
19 Camino del Santo Nino, Tijeras, NM  87059
(505) 281-3077
Last modified Holy Child Catholic School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Holy Child Catholic School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 9 reviews. Top