September 27, 2011
My son just started the PK-3 class, and so far, we are very very happy. The teachers clearly love kids, the principal is extremely involved, engaged, and approachable, and the class is very small. Yes, this school is not free, but it is a great value, and the school isn't about money. There will be more options next year and beyond, but I think we'll stay with this school untill 8th grade. Haven't seen much in terms of parent involvement per se, but a lot of parents are chatting with each other before and after school, so it's a great community, and I am sure we'll see more of that over the next few months, the school certainly seems to encourage it via the various volunteering opportunities. The school is Catholic and not shy about it, but you don't have to be catholic to appreciate a somewhat more structured, maybe call it traditional, approach to raising kids where individualism doesn't get overemphasized at the expense of other values that also have merit, such as respect, responsibility, community, and some measure of discipline. I am a very liberal Catholic myself, and I am sure that some non-Catholics would equally appreciate this school for its strengths.
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