Luckily for St. Andrews the principal has been replaced and many of the concerns have appeared to have gone away. The new principal is professional, energetic and dedicated to improving the entire school from safety of our children, to an increased focus on academic success and actually accomplishing what she sets out to do. I believe St. Andrews is much better hands than it was even 6 months ago.
Excellent school and excellent faculty and staff. Every child should be so lucky to attend a school like this. If you are considering enrollment for your children, there are no other schools that can compare to St. Andrew's.
Great school. All day Pre-K program excellent. Highly recommend. The teachers and staff are excellent.
This is a great school! Parents, send your childeren here! The kids and teachers are so sweet!
Love Love Love this school. Love the teacher Love the staff Love the strick rules
This school is so sweet and nice!! Great kids here unlike some other schools where it is very rough. No roughness here at all...there is allot of clubs you can join which is very fun and you get a great education here! I highly suggest this school!
St. Andrew's has provided an excellent academic and social environment for all children who have and still do attend. All children are different. St. Andrew s does a wonderful job off meeting the diverse needs of their student body. Further, they provide a safe and healthy environment for all. I can say from experience they would not ask a student to leave unless he was hindering the learning environment of his peers. I am certain the faculty and staff did their best to meet this students needs. I have never met or spoken with a teacher who was rude or did not do their best to help a student. Of course Ken-Ton did a good job, they have much more resources than a private school.
Disappointing, I sent my son to learn to be more structured,organized,focused in a nuturing, patient Catholic Ed. for middle school. Academics are great & my son has kept up, but zero tolerance of a child with mild APD, or behavoral issues. They recommended him to leave, find a school that specializes in area,with less kids. Special Ed. Teacher, never spoken with or given us any recommendations. Ken-Ton Ed. dept. very helpful. Some Teachers & principle at school seem unkind, rude & inpatient & they tolerate similiar behavior from other children toward my son. Way to make us leave!! My son is not violent, loud or rude, but has become angry & frustrated, something we never expected.
Academics are good, especially theme. Teachers are excellent people, staff is great, principal is a tough character-seems to really be bringing standards to a new level. This school had always been the best for years and he is bringing it back.
I'd like to add my comments... Regarding extra help, there;s tons of it...a reading and a math center staffed by quality teachers with lots of experience working to meet the needs of kids, two special education teachers, speech and vision support, and OT and PT supplied by the Ken-Ton district. They also haveteachers are willing to stay after school to help students. But, the school isn't just about the students who are struggling. There is also advanced placement programs which are superior to any other school around. Eighth graders in the program graduate with two high school creditss - in math and science. The quality of these advanced teachers is also excellent. And let's not forget the students 'in the middle' - they are challenged just the right amount. Plus, there is an after shcool program which is available for school holidays and even summer camp! You can't beat that.
St. Andrew's is an excellent environment for children. There is a wonderful caring staff that is there to provide support for all children. As for the comment that there is no help for children with disabilities, I know that there is a special education teacher hired by St. Andrew's to help their students along with the services that are provided by the district for children. I believe that St. Andrew's is the only catholic school to have their own special education teacher on staff. If that isn t a school trying to accommodate all students then I don't know what you are looking for. The caring staff works with all students and takes extra time to make sure that all students get what they need. We have been very happy with the education our child has gotten and plan to send our other children there as well.
We couldn't be happier with St. Andrew's Country Day School. We have 3 students in the school who are all doing great--academically and socially. I cannot say enough about the teachers and their dedication to all the students. It's obvious from the school work that a lot is expected of the students and they are challenged daily. As for the review that there is not much 'extra' help for students who need it. Well, I know some teachers who volunteer their time and hold after school review/extra help lessons for the students. You won't see that in a lot of other schools. If the kids need help at St. Andrew's, they'll get it. If you are looking for a great school to send your children, check out St. Andrews Country Day School.
I graduated from SAS a year ago. I'm about to be a sophmore at Holy Angels Academy, where I received a scholarship to go to and currently am in the top three of my class. I would totally recommend SAS because not only did I receive really good preparation for high school, but I will always cherish the memories I made there. As for grades 6-8, when I was there, there were always some problems, but honestly where are kids going to act like perfect angels? The middle school section was never completely out of control, but like any other school it had its ups and downs. The teachers really do push their students to strive for more, and the new principal is strict but he has made some impressive changes to the school. Overall, if you're looking for a new school, I would definitely check out St. Andrew's.
I think Saint Andrews is a great school. Yes its true the principal is strict but also has a lot of common sense. Our children feel safe in this environment and don't have to worry about anything but academics. They have excellent dedicated teachers and a principal who strive for excellence. The sports program is great also. Three of my children currently attend with my older child who graduated attending St. Joe's Collegiate Institute, another excellent institution. Parent involvement is high, some are too involved and second guess everything and everyone.
This is a really awesome school. My daughter has thrived in this school. As for some of the other reviews, the math center at the school is outstanding and the reading center is good, too. My daughter is LD, and has learned so much and done so well! As for the junior high, it is not true that they are all out of control. They are talking about a handful of students who are being dealt with. And as for that, if a kid can't behave himself, then send him elsewhere-I pay good money to keep my kid away from that. So, yes, if your kid is obnoxious, I don't recommend the school for him, because he'll get in trouble. As for the honeygrams the other parent didn't like, its for only grades pre-K to 5, and it is a way of rewarding good behavior. No big deal.
This school use to be a very good school ,but not it has changed. The teachers are caring and try to do their best ,but the 6th , 7th , and 8th grade are out of control. The kids there make improper jokes and noises during classes. Also instead of getting a grip on this problem the principle gives out detentions for short socks! Also the school currently does not have much of a extra help system, it has a center for a little under average readers and a math center for little under avenge math students. But kids who have attention problems are consider bad and dumped on. If you have a kid who has any kind of disability this really is not the school for her/him. The school is suppose to get extra help but for now it stays the same. I do not recommend this school.
Very pleased with the school. My children are very happy with teachers and friends they have made. They have a very good sports and music programs which my children take advantage of. Have heard positive feedback from high schools about students who have graduated from St. Andrew's. Looking forward to the outcome of the Buffalo Parochial school situation in 2007. I'm hoping it will be positive for St. Andrew's.
St.Andrew's is a fine school. I sent my daughter there in 3rd grade. She use to get average grades, but now she's in 8th grade with one of the highest averages in her class! The school has pleased us very much. The only thing I am not sure about is this childish program that involves rewarding students a 'honey gram' for good behavior. Eigth graders seem to take no interest in it, and quite frankly, I think it's stupid.
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