The students have empathy, compassion and respect for human dignity at this school?????? Glad you three people think so! Your daughters must be very popular! If what you say is true then why are some girls shunned every day and people move away when they try to sit with them. New parents... your daughter will be in a school where the students degrade others and cause them to spend lunch hour crying in the bathroom.
Grading system is weird. In alot of the classes it seems that if you fail something the grade goes down by alot of points but if you pass the same kind of quiz for example the grade only goes up by 1 or 2 points.
This is a very goods school education wise. However the kids are very clique oriented and the school inclusion policy is not enforced. There was a safety issue this year concerning the lives of students and faculty. God only knows if the person who made the threat was ever found.
My daughter has thrived at Saint Vincent Ferrer. It is a wonderful school with great, caring teachers. My daughter has met and befriended a lot of great girls and she loves going to school. The work is challenging but the teachers provide great support.
First, Saint Vincent Ferrer is not an easy school. You will be academically challenged, especially if you plan on taking advanced courses, but there will always be various forms of aid to guide you. Most of the teachers are extremely willing to go above and beyond to help their students. Furthermore, it offers a wide array of extracurricular activities. There are various opportunities for students to be involved in not only the school, but also the community. Thus, there will never be a secluded student in this school, and you will never find a more welcoming environment.
So far my daughter and I are so disappointed with the school and some of the faculty. This school came highly recommended and we were so excited that she was going there but that has changed. Let me start by stating that my daughter is no stranger to the catholic school system. She has attended since kindergarten but since coming here her views have changed a bit. She doesn't feel supported is willing to travel to a school father away with hopes of getting better support and a better phys Ed program. Also I find there is no effort from the teachers or the principal to support the freshman (I'm trying to be general in hopes that my daughter isn't being picked on). And that's only one issue. There are many more limitations unfortunately. Favoritism is rampant unfortunately. The academics are decent but teaching styles are not always great; they do offer after school help for some subjects which is good. They also don't alway have room in the honors classes for all eligible students so a student may miss out on the opportunity to be challenged which I feel is unfair. In my opinion this is not a great school. It's just an ok one. We are again, very disappointed.
I'm a parent to a freshman, who is apart of the class of 2018. I have another daughter who is a senior this year who will be graduating in the next month. To be completely honest I was so happy with this school when my daughter who is a senior, was first starting out. Now that my other daughter is a freshman this school has definitely degraded and the students are held on a standard if they are a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior. I would expect that from a public school not from a catholic school. Everything is a double standard and the rules for one have become more strict and a lot more ridiculous. The students are not heard and not listened to and neither are the parents. If you want to deal with the aggravation go ahead and send your daughter here. I wouldn't recommend it. My daughter who is a freshman gets at least four hours of homework and is in no honors classes.
They have an extremely high admission deposit of $1,000.00 to hold a spot for your daughter in the freshman class. Make sure your daughter is going to attend this school. If you and your daughter decide that she will attend and go to another high school, this money will NOT be returned!