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St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School

Private | PK-8 | 190 students

Our school is a traditional, private Catholic School.

 
 

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5 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
No new ratings
2013:
Based on 3 ratings
2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
Based on 4 ratings

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Posted December 1, 2013

St Catherine of Siena Catholic school is an amazing school! My daughter has been surrounded by such a caring, helpful, faith-filled and happy people young and older. We feel she is safe, loved and receiving a very good education. The new playground, new soccer field and beautiful new church just adds to the wonderful atmosphere that my precious child is blessed to have. I would recommend anyone to go and look at this family-friendly and exceptional educational environment for all children PreK through 8th grade. I only WISH they had a high school attached as well. God Bless everyone who works at SCS!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2013

We love St Catherine of Siena because of its quality teachers and leadership. The teachers are wonderful and loving. St. Catherine is the school that you remember as a kid. It has a great feeling of community and family. The class sizes are small and the academic standards are high! There is also a big focus on character development and our children have grown in their faith. Our children love to go to school every day! We are blessed to have found St. Catherine of Siena School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2013

St. Catherine of Siena in Wake Forest, NC educates students from preschool through 8th grade. My children have been attending St. Catherine of Siena since preschool. We fell in love with the school when they started in preschool and we have loved it ever since. The teachers are outstanding and expect our children to excel and offer guidance every step of the way. My husband and I are very happy with the academics and Christian values our children learn everyday. We hate to think that one day they will have to leave their St. Catherine of Siena family to enter high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2012

Saint Catherines is a fantastic school, the leadership there is focused on not just learning but truly inspiring the students, the parents are very involved and at the center of it all is a profound love for the Lord. It is no wonder why they are chosen 1st Place - Best of the Best Private Schools and why they have IOWA results that demonstrate the children's success. I love St. Catherine's School.


Posted June 10, 2011

St. Catherine of Siena School has strong teachers, leadership and ecourages children to reach to thier fullest potential by providing challenging academic programs. Our children are a part of a wonderful faith filled community that provides a love of learning. We have been a part of the St. Catherine of Siena family for 9 years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2011

We love St. Catherine of Siena School! We have very bright children who were not being challenged in other schools. We transitioned to St. Catherine's placing our children in both the elementary and middle school. This has been an absolute blessing!! This school has provided special attention to our children. Their academic performance and self-esteem has increased tremendously!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2011

We love attending St. Catherine of Siena Elementary and Middle School. The teachers are warm and loving and my children have made great friendships. The teachers and administration provide strong bridges to home and as a result our children are successful. This is a great school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2011

Our children were very unhappy at this school; and we were very disappointed with the school as well. We ultimately removed our children from this school and enrolled them in other grade and middle schools where they are now thriving and, once again, going to school with smiles on their faces. We do not recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2009

I have been at St. Catherine of Siena (PreK-8) for almost two years. The school is a fantastic community. They have an excellent team of teaching professionals and just added Smart Boards to the Elementary Grades. It is refreshing to find a Catholic School that is serious about its Faith and dedicated to Academic Excellence. I love my family at St. Catherine's. http://school.saintcatherinesienawf.org/


Posted January 14, 2009

My daughter is in K-5 at St. Catherine and we love it. She already learning things that the public schools are teaching in the first grade.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 53%
Hispanic 5% 11%
Asian 3% N/A
Black 1% 32%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Two or more races 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Art teacher(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • Brian Peppiatt
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 2 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman Catholic
Associations
  • NCEA

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • Classical (e.g., focuses on the "classics")
  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$5000 - $6000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Saint Thomas Moore Academy
Cardinal Gibbions High School
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520 W Holding Ave
Wake Forest, NC 27587
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Phone: (919) 556-7613

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