McQuaid Jesuit High School is a wonderful school in terms of staff, students, and teachers. The principal, Fr. James Coughlin, has ruined teacher morale, ignored and berated parents repeatedly, and done nothing to help, only to harm the student body. HE CANNOT LEAVE SOON ENOUGH. The Board has wanted him out for many years. Finally the Jesuits pulled the plug this year!!!
This is all a school should be: high academic standards, with teachers and staff who will work very hard with your son to have him achieve those standards (Mrs. Bovenzi alone is worth the tuition); honor and brotherhood--they truly are a band of brothers, men that any parent would be proud of; exceptional value-sell something and sacrifice, do whatever it takes to send your boy here-it will be worth it. Before my son attended McQuaid, I was worried about the all-boys thing and if it would be a lot of bullying and other undersirable behavior-it was the opposite, and none of that type of thing is tolerated. I wish every boy in the area could attend this school.
McQuaid has excellent teachers, programs and activities. The school provides an atmosphere of education and stresses the importance of learning. Students are taught to think as opposed to learning how to take tests.
Our son is a senior this year at McQuaid. There is no other school like McQuaid in terms of academics, character building, integrity, and teaching. It is worth every dime. Thanks to all the great teachers and faculty. It has been a blessing for our son. He has developed into true man.
McQuaid set my son on the road to success. In middle school, he was known for blending into the background and getting by with minimal effort. As expected, he objected to being enrolled in an all boys school. He quickly found there was no where to hide, and expectations from the teachers were high. He struggled at first, but eventually gained skills and confidence. He was accepted at a good college, and quickly found his McQuaid education had him better prepared than most of his classmates. Though his McQuaid class rank was 'average,' their superior scholastic program made all the difference. The 'ridiculously nit-picky' english department made his writing ability exceptional. He graduated from college with honors and is now employed in the medical field. We credit his turn around to the discipline and education from McQuaid.