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I had one of the worst experiences of my life at Kellenberg.the staff treated me unjustly and made false accusations about me. The punishments just started getting unreasonable and I ended up in detention every day.Everything proceeded to get worse and I started to get bullied. The staff basically promotes bullying.DONT GO HERE DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY PS I had to leave In the beginning of the year
As a recent alumni of this school, I can honestly say that this school helped to mold me into the person I am today. Regardless of the cliche nature of that statement, I have to give credit where credit is due. I am an English major at a university, and Kellenberg definitely fostered my love for English. I will adhere to previous complaints about the school and say that, yes, they are right when it comes to math and science. These departments are not the strong suit of the school, but it is working on strengthening those sections to be comparable to those of English and History. The teachers were so helpful, and the family aspect of the school was one that was so nurturing and necessary, especially as an awkward freshman going to Catholic school for the first time in her life. My parents have sent all three of their children there, and I think that says a lot about the school because I think every parent only wants the best for their kids. Overall, my experience at Kellenberg is something that I will never forget. I made friends that I know will be in my wedding, and I gained self knowledge that I know I definitely wouldn't have been able to gain had I gone to public school.
Save your money and spend what will be your four year aggregated tuition cost of $30,000 elsewhere. The education that this school claims to propound is wholly inconsistent with the education your child will actually receive. I mainly direct this statement, like the previous review, at the school's lack of preparation for a college education in math and science. At orientations and the like, the school administrators will tell you apocryphal anecdotes about how their alumni are overly prepared for college, when in reality, they're at a major disadvantage. As a first year science student at a university, I'm entirely unprepared for my lectures and labs, and virtually exempt from competitive research opportunities because of that fact. Mind you that all of this bares on my dream of becoming a doctor which is now not only grim but potentially unreachable. I will admit that they provide your child with a great English and history education, but that's about where they stop. They: don't offer AP credit (even public schools do), exalt a antiquated/fallacious curriculum, and are unwilling to compromise on any account. Bottom line, if your child has professional dreams-- avoid Kellenberg.
If your child is interested in math or science or getting into an upper level college (any in the top 30), do not send them here. Kellenberg's lack of adequate preparation for college-level math and science courses is laughable. I have to say, Kellenberg did improve my writing immensely, but as for math skills, they were horrendous. I am a college student; my friends who went to public schools have a HUGE advantage over me in their knowledge and understanding of calculus, chemistry, and physics. Go look at a AP Chemistry, AP Biology, AP Physics, or AP Calculus test prep book. Kellenberg students learn roughly 1/2 of the total information. Plus, we NEVER DID A LAB. They will show you beautiful labs in a Kellenberg tour, but WE DID NOT USE THEM. I was in honors science for four years and I never had a dissection during class. My friends at other high schools who took AP sciences had at least 15 lab exercises during their year. I'm pretty sure I had two in Honors Chemistry. Completely ridiculous when my parents spent over $8,000 a year on my education. If I had AP credit in college, I could register for better classes earlier and even graduate early.
I hated Kellenberg Memorial High School when I attended. It was definately the worst four years of my life. I'm not a very religious person, but regardless, I could have adjusted better to the school environment if someone had reached out to help me. I have a social anxiety disorder that caused me to stand out from peers and consequently, caused me to be harrassed and teased by other students. I became very depressed because my mother was diagnosed with a disease, but nobody helped me. Sometimes, I felt like the faculty was also taking advantage of me there. I was so depressed because I thought the only way to make friends was to do what other people wanted me to do. I take responsibility for not standing up to myself, but I think the school and the faculty should have done more to help me. Only one teacher spoke to me about it, but that is not enough. The students are very obnoxious and think they are better than everyone else because they go to a private school. The education system is weak too because it limits the students' choice of electives and does not include an AP system for those who deserve it. I give this school a zero and do not recommend sending your children there.
SUCH A FAMILY HERE!! Its such a majestic enviorment for us ...students!! <3 Kellenberg. Their discipline is awesome and it really develops a person as a person !
I would like to respond to a post made on June 8, 2011. The reviewer said that his/her child would not be attending Kellenberg because the student "will be deprived of taking ANY AP classes." The reviewer fails to mention that any student who demonstrates a mastery in certain academic subjects may elect to take the Advanced Placement Exam in that subject area. The honors level courses at Kellenberg meet or exceed the standards for AP; one difference, however, is that Kellenberg will not compromise its devotion to educating the whole student by "teaching to the test," which is often a strategy in courses labled "AP." I am speaking as a parent whose child is a student at Kellenberg, a graduate of Kellenberg, and an AP English instructor at a public school.
I love this school! The academic program is challenging and the teachers are young and enthusiastic. If you value your Catholic faith and discipline, this is the school for your child. If you don't value strict consequences for negative behavior then this is NOT the school for your child.
I have a child entering her third year at Kellenberg and one about to enter for 6th grade. I have been very pleased with the school thus far. My daughter has thrived there, the teachers are open and available, the extracurricular activities cover a very broad range of interests. I was anxious about their reaction when my daughter injured herself just before final exams last year. The administration could not have been more accomodating and concerned about making things as easy as possible for her. It truly impressed me that their general 'strict compliance with school rules/policy' was so quickly put aside to make sure that the 'whole child' was getting what was necessary. This school is certainly not for everyone. We like the emphasis on doing whatever it is that you do the best that you can. This school offers my children high goals, and the means to reach them. It also offers a varied ways to broaden a student, and encourages independence and strong social bonds.
This is not a school that my other children will be attending. They really need to rethink their formula. Two thirds of the high school students will be deprived of taking ANY AP classes. This is a real drawback when applying for colleges. They rarely return phone calls, are somewhat out of touch and seem to be disinterested in receiving any feedback for improvement.
my son has been here for his second year and loves it. yes there is a lot of work to be done but he has so much to tell me about many of the subjects. he is in chorus this year and just loves it, and many other clubs. i am just about up at school topick him up at 4:15 he socializes, does his homework and to my opinion kellenberg is more of a family than school. this past year we had 4 tragedies in the school and one of the students ask a priest there could we be cursed with 4 teachers passing away and his answer was no cause in a family you deal with death and still must go on. the students are so polite and respectful. i gave a review when my son was a freshmen, i can't believe he will be a jjunior next year. time flies and i will miss, kellenberg.
This school honestly has completely been over-the-top with several small things. Its adminstristration as well as its disciplinary advisors have been BEYOND close minded in a number of cases. It is extremely difficult to walk past a dean without being pointed out and ridiculed over a untucked shirt. If we, as students, even show a hint of personality or individuality we are punished unjustly. This school has made the 7 years I have spent there miserable, regardless of how many clubs I join and how many good marks I've gotten. If any child goes here make sure they know what the school is REALLY like.
This school's statistics are wrong on everypage it has. It may say the studen to faculty is 21:1 but out of my 6 years attending this school I have yet to find a single class that has less than 35 with the exception of advanced classes.
I LOVE this place. I just finished sixth grade. The work was tough, but from what ive heard it really prepares you for college. there are so many clubs and sports to join and i have made so many friends! the catholic atometspere is comforting and the brothers have dogs that walk around. THIS IS THE BEST SCHOOL EVER!
This school is a fantastic school for my son. He loves to be in such a wonderful atmosphere and I feel safe sending my son there. He comes back consistently with good marks, but he always says that he always feels challenged and urged to study and become better. Teachers and faculty at Kellenberg Memorial are fair and responsible. The Kellenberg Memorial Program consists of many lessons to be learned that are educational, spiritual, and social. Our children come home educated and aware of what it is like in the world. I wish more schools could be like Kellenberg Memorial. In that all schools should know that good positive atmosphere creates better workers and students. Kellenberg Memorial is a shining example of what a school should be run like.
As a student, I love kellenberg. Everyone can feel the way I do as long as they get involved. Some feel that faith is pushed on you here, but I feel that it surrounds you in a conforting way and I wanted nothing more than to delve into the spiritual atmosphere the school offers. While I do love it here, the faculty has their favorite students who unfortunately get picked for every special nominated activity, whether they deserve it or not. The marianists are great, but are very stubborn. They dong accept that grades should be weighted and honors/ A1 should be rewarded for their track's difficulty. Other than that, the school is absolutely wonderful!!
I graduated from Kellenberg and I loved it! I wish I could turn back time to be there again. I have kept in touch with the majority of my friends from there. They are a very strict school; we knew what not to do. I went through 4 yrs without receiving any detention. If you behave, follow the rules, and work hard, you will have an amazing and fulfilling 4 yrs there. Any one who tried causing any trouble quickly received the consequences, so going to class was less stressful. I highly recommend this school!
I am a parent of a child who attended the Latin School. I believe that this is an excellent school that offers a Christ centered education. Sixth grade is very difficult for some students. My daughter did not acclimate to the school until my husband and I required our daughter to join an afterschool club (end of Oct). I do agree somewhat with another parent who wrote the teachers speak down to the students. Some of the Kellenberg alumni teachers do speak down with an authoritarian attitude to the children. A seminar or two on authority with out nastiness would be a good idea.
Kellenb;erg Memorial is the best Catholic High School you could send your child to. It has been a wonderful part of my childrens lives for the past 9 years. I am so blessed to have been able to be a part of this school. As a parent you want the best for your child and Kellenberg is it. My son was extremely prepared for college and off to a great start. I cant thank Kellenberg enough for all it has done. I still have 2 children to go through.
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