Went to Saint Kevin's in the sixties. I t was a very unpleasant experience. There was a lot of physical punishment. However, that was a long time ago. Thinking the environment had changed, I enrolled my daughter. My daughter was at the school for four years. During that time she was bullied by a group a boys. There was one boy who lead the bullies. The bullying got worse as she moved up the grades. During a school recital she was locked in a closet. The boys then took her out of the closet, held her hands behind her back and threw erasers at her chest. My daughter was traumatized. During this time, there were mothers watching the children. None of them came to my daughter's aide. After the event my daughter was further victimized by the school counselor who blamed my daughter for the harsh treatment she received from the bullies. Prior to this experience I had spoken to the boy's father and told my daughter to ignore the boys. However, these boys were not being taught how to treat people. I blame their parents and teachers.
Finally, I took a stand. I called the police, filed a complaint, and removed my daughter from the school. A few years later I met a teacher from St Kevin's. I told her that my daughter was doing better academically. She told me she knew my daughter had potential , however, the bullying impeded her ability to learn. I asked her why she didn't Inform me about the situation. I did not receive any answer. I can only guess it was to protect her job. I never spoke about my daughter's experience at St Kevin's. My daughter chose to forget about her years at St Kevin's and looked forwarded to her new school. However, a friend told me about this site. When I read some of the feedback, I thought it was time to share.
I am so very happy with this school. Leaving public school last year with so much pain and disappointment, I didn't have much time to shop around for private schools so I just enrolled my kids in the one closest to my house. Thank the Lord I chose the right one or maybe HE led us there after so many days and nights of tear filled payers. Ms. D, our 3rd grade teacher is a perfect example of what a teacher should be. She is loving and caring and that is exactly what my very shy and sensitive child needed. My child became very lively, very talkative, smiling all the time and being playful. She also had major improvements academically, which I think the fun, loving and comfortable environment the class offered had a lot to do with. I could not be any more satisfied with the school. There are no words to describe how wonderful Ms. D is, and not only my child but I will also remember and keep in our hearts the most incredible teacher that we were so blessed to have met. My family thanks you Ms. D for a wonderful year, and God bless you and your family.
I am so impressed with St. Kevin Catholic Academy! My son transferred here from public school and the teachers have done everything to make the transition go smoothly. He is doing very well, and has made many new friends. The school has so much to offer: Music, Art, PhysEd, Library, Technology to name a few. The staff and administration are excellent and very enthusiastic.
St. Kevin Catholic Academy is a terrific school! We are new to the school and the 4th Grade teacher is wonderful. She really teaches the children to be independent learners. The kids are learning to focus on the bigger picture, content and details. My child has improved one whole grade in math. The kids are friendly to newcomers, and the parents embraced us right away and we are Christian, but not Catholic. We don't feel excluded in any way. The orchestral music/strings program is excellent and my child is enjoying the violin. This school is truly a hidden gem!!