Two of our children have enjoyed the transition from another Catholic school to St. Mary\'s, and our Kindergartner is adjusting really well. The communication with parents is exceptional and as parents we feel really informed about the school, volunteer opportunities and fundraisers.
St. Mary's has turned out to be a big disappointment for my family. My child has struggled with two different teachers and is so discouraged about school! We have gone to the teachers and the principal for support/assistance, and have been told they don't provide additional help for the students and to inquire about paying an outside tutor. Really? Am I not paying you to help educate my child? I am absolutely shocked at the lack of response to meeting the needs of the children, and how no effort is made to work with parents who beg for help. If your child is not at the top of the class and may need extra help, St. Mary's is NOT for you. Our child will be going to another school where ALL of the students' success is valued! What ever happened to No Child Left Behind?
A very affordable Catholic education. Every teacher we have met of our daughter's is very caring. The technology is also very impressive, we are very happy St. Mary's keeps up to date with the most recent technology.
St. Mary's has really exceeded my expectations. My husband and I are so thrilled that our children are learning the most up to date technology. The fact that St. Mary's was highlighted at the 2013 NASA Space Exploration Educators Conference is phenomenal!
We are so thrilled with St. Mary's. We truly feel we are sending our kids to a great school. We can see how much our children have changed and grown from receiving the education at St. Mary's Avon, specifically in the technology aspect.
My children have been students at St Mary School since 2003, and we have been pleased overall with the education they have received and the overall atmosphere of the school. There is a new principal as of 2008-2009 school year, and he has been a good addition. Standards of behavior and discipline are high while remaining a supportive atmosphere. Technology is a priority with 2 moble computer labs, and smart boards in most classrooms. Students are encouraged to compete in athletics through the CYO program as well as in academic competitions. The arts are supported with vocal music and instrumental music for 4th - 8th grades, and drama club. In addition, field trips for other theatrical events are offered. Spiritual development is supported with prayer, Mass attendance, and other activities. Classes are small and children receive individual attention.
I have been very happy with not only the level of educaton at St. Mary school, but the faculty, students and many families we have come to know. Our children are very happy at St. Mary school and the teacher/student ratio is very good.
As a new family to St Mary we have enjoyed seeing our child blossom in this wonderful school atmosphere. They have given her great self confidence and a joy in learning. We are very impressed to see all the latest technology being used in the classrooms and the attention that is given to all subject matters. The parents truly put forth a great effort to build on a strong family foundation. We have felt the support of teachers, aides, staff, administration and parishioners. We have enjoyed plays, talent shows, sporting events, science fairs, concerts, family mass, family dinners, school picnics, class outings and some rather fun fundraisers. We have seen the students come together during tragedy and triumph. It is a wonderful atmosphere and a brillant place to learn.
The standards are not enforced by the administration here. In fact, the principal will even force teachers to provide accomodations to children who do not qualify for them. It is not how hard you work at this school or how smart a student is that dictates success here, it is their last name. Their mission statement says, 'stives to achieve academic success,' but should say, 'stives to accomodate academic deficits by covering them up.' The few families that supported high academic standards have left, and [some] of the staff left this year as well because of the administration. Another poor point is that administration does not recognize students' acheivements, attend events, or support their teachers. It is an unhealthy environment for staff, parents and especially students. I am lucky my daughter had two wonderful teachers for her last two years here who did not conform to the norms of Saint Mary's.
My daughter is in her 2nd year at St. Mary's and I am so pleased with the school. I would highly recommend this wonderful place to any parent who wants the best for their child. A++++++++++ is my grade for this school.
My child is now in his third year at St. Mary's. I am so pleased with education he is receiving. We love the sense of community. The principal is warm and open to comments. The teachers bend over backwards for my child. I will send my youngest child there also.
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