The school is like an extended family. The faculty really cares about their students. Academics ranked among the top in the Archdiocese. All of my children have attended St Al's and the older 2 have been very successful in high school. Great and safe place to send your children for a parochial school education.
-Dwindling enrollment due to unsupportive and inexperienced administration
-Increased crime in the area (numerous lockdowns during school hours)
-Fading focus on academics
-Incompetent parish administration
great academics. small classes with more one on one . teachers are very good with helping the kids to understand. very good small sports program very good in basketball both boys and girls.kids don't get lostin the small school system like they do in a big school
They claim to give individualized education but this is completely untrue. The exact same education is being given to my child in a class of under 10 as was given to my child who graduated in a class of over 30. All 3 kids who graduated from there seriously struggled in high school even they they were among the top of their classes.
Academic seems to be waning as enrollment drops and grades levels are now combined. Music is mostly singing, but no technical chart reading or theory. Sports, We have basketball. No girls softball. We play football with St. Teresa (great program). We play baseball with Sayler Park Baseball program. Awesome (over 75 children participating) Parental involvement very high almost smothering.