Incarnation School has ruined my child's confidence in teachers, herself, and the educational system. The elementary school years were wonderful--supportive teachers, kind principal, excelling in academics and extra curricular activities. Junior High at Incarnation was an absolute nightmare--horrid experience. The caring teachers she experienced during the elementary years were gone. Replaced with terrible teachers that threatened to hand out McDonald's applications with tests because they knew some of the students would do poorly on the tests. Teachers telling the students in 7th grade that if they didn't make an honors math class they might as well forget about getting into any "good" colleges. What a way to build confidence for a teenager that needs it the most at this time! Ms. Bruns and Mrs. Schindler need to retire. Their tactics are outdated and downright mean and spiteful. If you are not a "favorite" you might as well get lost in the bottom of the pack (or take the McDonalds application.) The overall "feeling" of Junior High at Incarnation is not "let me help you with what you don't know" but "let me show you what you will never be able to do."
Incarnation is an excellent school! My children have both attended Incarnation School since kindergarten. We have been very happy with the school. The school has great academic programs. The faculty and staff are outstanding. The school also offers a wide range of extracurricular activities including a chess club, DI, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Lego robotics, and variety of sports. Each of these activities is led by dedicated volunteers and is very active and vibrant. As just two examples, the chess club has more than 30 students participating on a regular basis, the Cub Scout program has more than 50 scouts. We have been very blessed to be a part of Incarnation and the families of Incarnation students have been wonderful. Finally, I would like to specifically mention the principal Dr. Reichel. She is a very caring, committed, and competent leader. It amazes me that in a school as large as Incarnation, Dr. Reichel seems to know most of the children by name. She is innovative yet firmly grounded in the basics of education and she is motivated by a strong set of values.
My school is a community where eduction and faith are combined to provide a tremendous experience for my four children. There is a high level of respect and dedication from the teachers which has allowed my children to learn and grown. We feel grateful to be included in the Incarnation family!
Incarnation is a great school with wonderful teachers all in an environment that promotes learning and character development. Both of my children attend Incarnation School and I really can't say enough good things about it. From the principal to the teachers and staff, this school's mission is clear - they foster an environment that is welcoming, warm and inclusive for all children in a Christian environment. They are concerned not just with test scores, but with the development of the whole child. The academics are outstanding and they strive to teach children with all types of learning styles. They offer art, foreign language, music - including orchestra & band for grades 4-8, computer lab, and are rolling out a STEM program this year. I highly recommend this school.
Fantastic school. Incarnation offers so much more academically than other schools in the area (Foreign Language preschool thru 8th grade, Strings Orchestra.) There are a wide range of activities for students from sports to Chess Club to DI and now Lego Robotics. School is now offering STEM curriculm. Teachers and adminstration are awesome. Always available to help, They do a great job placing students with the best teacher for their academic needs. Very supportive PTO. Can't imagine my child doing better any where else.
This is an excellent school! I have two children who have attended Incarnation. My oldest is now at Alter High School and was very well prepared both academically and socially. My other child still attends Incarnation and loves it. The academic program is top-notch and includes foreign language ( beginning in pre-K), art, a variety of music options, and state of the art technology. Most importantly, Incarnation provides a faith-filled education which lays the foundation for a socially, academically and spiritually fulfilled young adult! Parents are super supportive with lots of opportunities to help in the classroom and with PTO. I highly recommend this school!
Great school with very dedicated teachers, an active PTO and parent involvement. My input is always heard and steps are taken quickly to improve the quality of education.
About the person who complained that his/her son or daughter is not doing well in Centerville public schools I can only say that is probably his or her son/daughter fault. My daughter is in Centerville High School and she went to Incarnation. The first year at the High School she didn t have to do much she was way better prepare than the other students and she just got a Scholarship from OSU because of her grades. Incarnation is a FANTASTIC school
I agree this is an excellent school!! My son has attended this school since kindergarten and is now in 7th grade. In regards to bullies, your going to have to deal with that at any/every school. I would recommend Incarnation School!!
The teachers and staff are extremely helpful and knowledgable. I LOVE this school and would highly recommend it to everyone.
Unfortunately, overrated. It used to be a much better school, but the standards have lowered. Many of the parents are great, but the discipline is lacking in the school. I don't think they are up to speed on how to deal with bullies...they just put them right back in the classroom to keep disrupting and acting out. It is like some of the teachers and admin are afraid of the parents of bullies. Some of the other teachers, on the flip side, are irrational screamers and/or not able to teach the subject at hand.
Two of my children have graduated from Incarnation and my third is a current student. I am a thrifty person but gladly write a tuition check each year for this superior school. Academics are stressed as are Christian values. Parents are very involved and have high expectations of their kids both academically, socially and morally. Good behavior is stressed and required by teachers, administrators AND PARENTS. The investment that I am making now is already paying dividends as my kids grow into responsible adults. Centerville public schools are good too, but the level of discipline is simply not there nor the positive parental involvement. Also, at Incarnation your kids can play CYO sports, be in the school play, participate in clubs, etc... without the excess competition and pressure of the area public schools. You will not regret a decision to send your kids to Incarnation School.
I recently graduated from Incarnation and I am so thankful for the opportunity to attend the school. Most importantly my faith was definitely strengthened and I received a great education all nine years!
I am an Incarnation graduate and an Alter HS graduate and I do not think I can thank my parents enough for sending me to both. At Incarnation, I was challenged and taught to perform to the best of my abilities. The skills, knowledge, and faith was then carried over from Incarnation to Alter HS. Everything I learned through my Catholic school teachings at Incarnation and Alter HS has put me ahead in college. As a sophomore college student, I am very ahead of the rest of me collegues. It is very noticable and I owe it to Incarnation and Alter HS.
I am a ninth-grader who graduated from Incarnation in 2008. When I look back, I realize that Incarnation was not only supportive, active in the community, and there for me, but it helped me grow in many other ways. There are many different groups of children there who can be your friends, but not too many. The teachers pressure you to try to use all of your God-given gifts and they understand if you're going through a hard time at home and need help. Incarnation really helped me see the world in a new light, and the people there all deserve a standing ovation; from the student teachers to the teacher aides and to the people who have helped Incarnation grow from a small school run by the Sisters of the Precious Blood to a huge school with almost a thousand students. They all deserve our thanks.
I have had 4 children attend Incarnation. It is a superior education. My daughter going into high school has been placed in all honors classes. My friend's daughter left the school to attend Centerville public school. She asked to come back to Incarnation. Of course she was behind in Math when she came back and had to be tutored to catch up. Incarnation has a wonderful, loving and accepting enviroment. I wouldn't consider any other school!
This school has been a great place for my children to learn in an atmosphere where their faith is important.
Incarnation school has a vision of following the footsteps of Jesus. The school prays together each morning (prayer read over the announcements) and joins together for mass once a week. This is a place where my children grow in their faith as well learing science, math, social studies etc.
Incarnation has been a wonderful experience for our family. My girls have received an excellent education founded in faith. Each day as they go to school, I know they are being challenged academically, but also having that is filled with faith. If any unfortunate happenings occur in our home, the school community, the nation or the world, I know that my children are able to pray and ask God to help see them through the situation. My daughter who has since graduated an attends high school tells me on a regular basis how lucky she was to attend Incarnation. She feels, and other students tell her, how prepared Incarnation School grads are for their next steps in life. Money has been tight for our family, however, I feel that education where God can be spoken of and discussed is an important part of my children's life ~ what a great investment!
My children received an outstanding education. Not only did they receive a very challenging and highly academic curriculum, but the teachers and principal provided a very warm and caring environment. All of the parents were extremely friendly and welcoming. There were many opportunities for students to take part in leadership roles through special service organizations and a variety of sport activities. I was always made to feel like 'family', and now as my children attend college, I know that their success is attributed to their beginning roots at a superior elementary school. It was worth every penny of tuition, plus some! The entire program is well-organized due to the wonderful staff and administration. My children felt safe and loved. It is a 5 star school!
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