They have one teacher that takes the kids twice a week but is not enough. The curriculum is tough and is really hard for kids with learning disabilities. My daughter takes several mental health days a year.
I feel the principal is afraid to lose tuition money from angry parents who' s child is always in trouble. Therefore a lot gets swept under the carpet. The middle school troublesome kids interrupt class, make it hard for kids to learn and frustrate the teachers to the point that they stop teaching. The teachers are frustrated because no one has their back. My son graduated a different kid. K-5 is great but middle school is horrible!
In middle school math the teacher gives 100% grade for just turning in homework regardless of if you have it right or not . Then if you fail the test you can make up corrections to get a passing grade. Therefore how can you possibly fail math and what are you actually learning ??
We LOVED the elementary years. Middle school has been torture. Bullying is regarded as "normal" and I even had the principal tell me that "yes, middle school can be hell." That's a direct quote from a so called catholic school. My son used to love school and HATES going due to bullying. Parents turn a blind eye, probably grateful it isn't their kid. They don't act like Catholics. Catholic in name only. I'm heartbroken and quite honestly disgusted with this institution. We are leaving, with no love lost.
We love St. Mary Magdalene. The teachers and staff are kind and dedicated. I feel that our children are nurtured intellectually, emotionally and spiritually. While there are sacrifices required to send three children to a private, Catholic school, we truly feel it is all worth it; for both the children and the parents! It is a very special community!