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!!
I honestly love this school. I am a current 7th Grader. This school brings ecademics to a whole new level. Its not only a school, its a warm, pleasant environment for anyone who wants a small school. We have the most kids in our class with 31. This school if VERY welcoming. I love it so much! Yes the teachers are hard on you but i love them all. I spent my whole 10 years soon to be 11 in this school. And i cant imagine anywhere else! I have friends that will last a lifetime! Because thats what Saint Kevin does. All the classes interact. I have best friends in 8th grade, 7th grade (my class) even 5th grade! Thats the beauty of it all. They want us to do the best we can. They make us do certain study guides to make it easier for you in college. I love this school, And for anyone who didnt.. well im sorry you didnt have the best time of your life but thats you. Because i guarentee your child would love it!!! Its welcoming, kind, and NO BULLYING! Thank you St kevins!!! See you tomorrow<3
My daughter went to this school for PreK, K and first grade several years ago, she would've graduated from 8th grade in 2008-2009 term. I loved SKS for the first two years, even though they were not curriculum heavy, the kids had lots of activities and the teacher and helper were the best. My daughter and another child were the only ones who read on their K graduation, and it seems that another parent did not want my daughter to outshine hers and I am convinced this is why my daughter was changed classes in 1st grade along with the least smart students to a class with a teacher who had just graduated from college. She received straight As but no challenge. All because this parent probably contributed a lot of $$ to the school. I was GS leader as well so I was well involved. Thank you, Yolanda Rodriguez.
I graduated from St. Kevin several years ago. I can honsetly say that I had a great experience there. The teacher/staff are phenomenal, as well as the students and families in the parish. I recieved a rich and well balanced education at SKS. I enthusiastically reccomend the school to any prospective parent who wishes to give their child a rewarding and memorable elementary school experience.
Their religious doctrine is too strong. Not recommended for people with other religion than catholic. Teacher's capabilities and education are below average. Faculty and staff are not very professional.
I am a parent of 2 children and a former student. While I agree the school is one of the best in the area, certain things have not changed since I went there. My oldest is with the meanest group of children I have ever had the displeasure of knowing. We have stuck it out hoping things would improve, but they are cruel and nothing is done to improve this.Yes I have tried many different ways on my own and have been to the school. I no, longer want to hear that this is what kids are like, because it doesn't have to be. Kids need to be held accountable for their actions.We are actually considering moving because my child can no longer take it. Parents need to start paying attention to how their kids behave and how they treat other people instead of looking the other way.
For all the people that have all these negative things to say is rediculous kids are going to get bullied anywhere and unless you went there you cant make your opinion based on anything SKS prepares you for highschool better then any school in the area i graduated about 5 years ago and i can still say they prepared me well ... Although its tough it makes high school easy.. if you want easy and a melting pot go to public school i was a minority one of the only ones in the school and no one treated me bad because of it i think that is just plain rediculous this school is tough dont get me wrong but isent that why you send kids to school to be challenged and learn come on people dont be ignorant ... I agree that this school should get a Triple A Rating!!!!