Mrs. Speiser, the principal. She walked into a big role. She had the immediate problem of beloved teachers leaving for new opportunities. She had the big issue of the new Common Core classes happen. She has always handled herself with professionalism and courtesy. She is definately here to help her students. She has her own children here and to me that speaks volumes.... she believes in this school and its educators. In fact a few teachers have had their kids in the school.... it works at St. John's and to me it makes me know they too believe in the mission.
This small school has the ability to really communicate. The teachers know most of the students by name even in different grade levels. my kids ELA/Math scores have improved each year. I have heard of kids going to TECH and many Catholic HS after they graduate.
From week to week homework may shift. My kids are well prepared to do any assignment at home. All homework connects to school work and is not just busy work. They started giving out HW planners a few years ago and that has helped my kids tremendously.
I have seen my children struggle with a certain concept or skill. They are consistently encouraged to keep working at it till they master it. My kids know life has struggles and they need to keep trying.