The principal appears to allow the parents to dictate how the school is to be run. She doesn't seem to take responsibility for what her teachers are teaching. Then when she is questioned she places the blame on the teachers. Ultimately, she is the one responsible for lesson plans and content taught to the students.
I don't know where all the great reviews are coming from. The teachers as well as services are being cut. Parent involvement has dropped drastically. The # of kids on vouchers has reached almost 50%. The # of catholic students is soon going to be lower than non-catholic students due to Dayton public school vouchers. I finally made the decision to pull my kids from this school after attending for 6 years. The school is on a downward spiral.
Outstanding teachers. Outstanding parent involvement. Outstanding results. it provides a loving, caring and structured environment. Lifeskills are taught, well round child developement. Highly recommended.
The teachers show their enthusiasm for teaching, respect to each other and the children. The children are taught to do their best with their God given talents, use some of their time for service to others and that prayer makes a difference.
We are an active duty military family and St Helens welcomed us and our first grader. The teachers and staff are wonderful and the quality of education is right on par with where we came from and has met or exceeded our expectations. I highly recommend this small private Catholic School to anyone who wants an alternative to the more crowded public school system.
St. Helen is a great school. The principal is very caring and personal. The computer/student ratio is unbelievable. The teachers are very caring and I dont feel like a number. I feel that my kids (4) are getting the best education available.
St. Helens is a good enough school for the tuition rate, I believe it's the cheapest in the Dayton area for both parishoners and non-parishoners. Teachers are good, they take an active interest in your child and give regular feedback on your child's progress and needs. If your child has special needs like services for an IEP like speech therapy or to meet with a psychologist, it will be in an unattached trailer on the school grounds. Bottom line is the school is satisfactory for most students given the tuition, but for special needs, seriously consider a public school as they will have to provide an special needs in compliance with the law.
This school is wonderful for teaching your children values and education.
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