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7175 Avery Road
Dublin, OH 43017

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3 stars
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April 29, 2014
St. Brigid of Kildare is a wonderful school that is committed to academic excellence in a warm, caring and faith-filled environment. The school has won the U.S Dept.of Education Blue Ribbon award in 2008 and again in 2014, which is awarded to schools with outstanding academics (student test scores have to be in the top 5-10% of the nation for 5 years, in order to receive this award), community service, instructional best practices and professional development. The school has also embraced 21 Century Learning and equipped every child in the 4th - 8th grades with their own personal Chromebooks, capitalizing on technology, yet keeping the child's personal cell phones out of the classroom. The education goes beyond textbooks in that children learn to be faithful, kind and respectful individuals. They are surrounded by loving teachers and staff that continually instill the Catholic beliefs and values that we teach at home. We feel blessed to have had the opportunity for our son to attend St. Brigid for the past 8 years and will miss it when he graduates.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2013
This is not what you would call a "great Catholic education". Between discrimination of students and sub-par teachers, Saint Brigid is a terrible school to send your children. The school has ridiculous rules such as "no running on the playground". Boys are not allowed to be boys. Their normal boyish shenanigans, as well as small infractions, are harshly dealt with, while girls may get away with anything they please. On the academic side, the mathematics are extremely lacking, especially in the crucial years of high school preparation (7th and 8th grade). The teachers are constantly being changed around, and new teachers are being are added to the staff yearly, replacing ones who quit or are fired. The grading system is terrible, which consists of checks and pluses even through 8th grade. Saint Brigid of Kildare is not the place you want to send your child. Do not waste your time, money, or effort with this school.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2013
Very elitist parents drag this score down. Just be there for pick up and see them standing at the door chatting (oblivious to everyone else around them) in their cliques and see it firsthand. And if your kid is in sports, you better hope to be in the "cool" group of parents or it's on the bench. These parents teach their kids the same behavior as well, unfortunately. Good luck getting involved, as all the activities and parent groups are run by these same people who have plenty of time on their hands between manicures and tennis lessons.

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2012
St. Brigid of Kildare is an exceptional academic institution. I have 4 children there with 4 very different needs and the school has done an amazing job working with, and challenging, each of my children. Being a part of the school is like being a part of a family!

- submitted by a parent
July 11, 2012
St Brigid is an amazing, caring, warm and friendly place. The teachers, administrators and other staff truly care about the well being of our children and my children have thrived in this prayerful place. There is surely an emphasis on faith, doing the right thing, raising good citizens and learning good behavior and great manners. I, personally, love this. I also love that the school does not have to tolerate kids who don't listen because their parents would rather make excuses for them than help them be respectful to others. Unlike public schools, st Brigid does not have to put up with these kind of parents. So I understand why the school may make some upset and therefore receive some bad reviews. But that is not an accurate picture of the school and the great work it does for our children. If you are interested in raising happy, well mannered, well-taught children who are kind to others and who will develop strong friendships for life, this is the place for you.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2011
Be very careful. While I am glad some people had positive experiences at St Brigid, we did not. Read carefully the comments on excessive elitism (parents, teachers, administrators) class size (LARGE), and lack of tolerance for outside viewpoints. The comment on being involved and not expecting miracles is fine and I agree, but when all of the activities are run by a bunch of semi-elite busybodies, it is difficult to find the motivation.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2010
We've been with St. Brigid for 4 years (1st thru 4th). While I agree with most of the 1-star comments, they require clarification. Class size is very large, making individual attention challenging. Parents (mostly the moms) can be snobbish. However, if you are a parent who pays attention and stays involved in your child's education, then St. Brigid is a great place. Forming productive relationships with the teachers & staff, understanding your part at home to subsidize the lessons at school, etc. If you are the parent who sends them to school and expects miracles, St. Brigid is not the place for your child.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2010
St. Brigid offers a warm, inviting atmosphere with excellent, caring teachers and administrators. My child has been at St. Brigid for 4 years and it has been an excellent experience all around. Parent involvement is unbelievable--there is a lottery system for field trips because so many parents want to attend and be a part of this great atmosphere. Other Diocesan schools have to require parents to be involved and count service hours. For the best Catholic and all-around education, St. Brigid can't be beat.

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2010
Why is it that only unhappy people have time to write on these websites? Saint Brigid of Kildare School is a wonderful, warm, caring, child-friendly, and nurturing school with hundreds of happy parents, families, and children. It absolutely does not have an elitist mentality. What a shame that people choose to tear down rather than build up. It is always wise to consider the source.

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2010
If you want your child to have a Catholic education and be around loving caring professionals, stay away. It was a nightmare. Our child did not attend an elite prep school and was not used to classrooms--something that is ordinarily taken care of in kindergarten. The teacher made it clear she did not like our child and the administration acted as if they had never dealt with such a 'case.' They were mean to him and unprofessional to us. They want robots, not independent, non-elite happy children. The Dublin public schools are great! He is very happy there and so are we.

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2010
St. Brigid really pushes children beyond where they should be. They are teaching at the very least two years ahead of the grades and ahead of the students. A 3 year old preschooler should not be in the equivalent of kindergarten nor should a 4th grade student be at the equivalent of 6th-7th grades. I do not think they set children up to succeed. I am withdrawing both of my children from this school as they are as unhappy as I am. I regret sending them to a school where their carreers did not start off on the right foot. Not to mention this school is EXTREMELY overpriced. Agree with all the other 1 star comments below. Forced academics and blue ribbon does not equal positive educational experience.

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2010
Outstanding school. The blue ribbon national award speaks for the schools academic abilities. Higher % of graduates attend upper tier high schools and colleges then any other private or public grade school in greater Columbus area. The moral and ethical values taught in this school well exceeds what occurs in the Dublin public school system. St. Brigid values faith, service, and caring about your fellow student. Granted the class sizes are larger then Dublin public schools, but Dublin must be anything to everyone as they are required by state law. I believe St. Brigid offers a faith-based education for those that value a well rounded student - educated, caring, and not self-serving. If this is what you want for your child, then St. Brigid is the school for you.

- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2009
If you are considering this school for your child, I would really look at the one star ratings and pay attention to the comments. I agree with all of the comments: uncaring, elitist, overcrowded, etc. The school might look good when visiting but beware.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2009
Both of our children graduated from St. Brigid of Kildare. Both were above average students and have excelled in high school and beyond (both scored a 30 on the ACT). We found the school to be warm and inviting, but we also were involved in the school community. With any community, you will get more from it when you are involved. Our children received a lot of support and were challenged, even though they were above average students.

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2009
If i could give less then a one I would. The school is cold and impersonal, and the administrators don't really seem to care. The class sizes are huge (up to 36!), and only caters to the middle child. No programs for above average student, and no support for the below. The only

- submitted by a parent
December 08, 2008
A cold, cliqueish, unfriendly school with huge classes, and at least in the upper grades there aren't full time assistants. There is one for all 4 7th and 8th grade classes. The grading system is a joke and I would attend at your own risk. If I could rate lower I would.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2008
My Children attended St. Brigid and we were very unhappy with this school. Class sizes are large and distracting and teachers do not focus on individual children. My children (both in the gifted range) were not challenged in any way and no grades are given through grade 8. These assessments were very subjective and the transition to 'real' grades was quite a shock. We found the environment to be cold and unfriendly -not what I was used to in a Catholic School at all. Image seems to be everything at every level. Transfering my children was the best thing I ever did. They are now challenged, and most importantly happy in a friendly,nurturing school.

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2008
This school does have its very good points. However, there are some problems with an elitist atmosphere and materialism. Some parents have found problem books in the library, and there are issues with a dependence on the AR program and its controversial list. They also need to better understand the competitive and energetic nature of boys. (No grading!! Subjective assessments only.) The large number of students in small classrooms can be a distraction for some children (though the kids are pretty well-behaved). Some parents can be very clique-ish, so search out the friendlier types who are there. The school also needs to tone down the marketing language - doesn't fit a parish school. Parent opinions may not always be valued on certain issues. Not the old-fashioned Catholic school, but has potential for those with the spirit to keep the focus on faith.

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2008
I am currently a student at St. Brigid and could not wish for a better school! The teachers are supportive and help you learn from your mistakes and I have made so many great friends! The grading system is more discriptive than any other one so you can really improve your mistakes!!!!!!

- submitted by a student
December 28, 2007
I love my school! It has the best teachers and staff. They are always caring and I really enjoy the atmosphere around school. We have safety drills to make sure that we know what to do in an emeremercency situation!

- submitted by a student
December 17, 2007
We have 3 children attending St. Brigid and they have been there since preschool. We have been completely happy with every aspect of the education they are receiving. While some have complained about the class size, they have failed to mention that the classes have a caring teacher and a full time aide, reducing the teacher/student ratio. This faith based education was clearly the right choice for our family and we are so happy we chose St. Brigid.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2007
We have attended St. Brigid for the past six years and feel very fortunate to have such an outstanding school both academically and spiritually. The teachers care for each child individually and the school as a whole feels like a family. If you are looking for a place where your child can express themselves through prayer and not feel bad about saying the pledge of allegiance in a public setting this is the place.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2007
Do you want to have responsive teachers and administrative staff? How about having your kids taught in a place that values the individual child and will recognize the uniqueness of your child? St. Brigid of Kildare is a very warm and caring environment. In addition, the administration is not content to rest on their academic laurels. It seeks to continuously improve its academic offering - check out the test scores and see for yourself. My personal favorite offering - an outstanding reading program that helps promote life long learners. The teacher ratios you may see do not count the assistants in the lower grades and the specialists in the middle school grades. I couldn't be happier!

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2007
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- submitted by a student
January 16, 2007
My children attend St Brigid of Kildare and we couldn't be happier with our choice. We have attended the school for 9 years and appreciate all it has to offer with each passing year. How wonderful to have both a top notch education and a place where your child can pray and learn about God each day. The teachers and staff are caring and truly concerned about their students. Teachers have gone about and beyond the call of duty to communicate to the parents. I also love the parent involvement. Like anything good in life there is a price. The cost of this education comes at a price, but to our family the price is worth it.

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2006
A very cold and uninviting school! This catholic school caters to the median child and does not challenge those at the top of the class or support the students needing extra assistance. I am extremely unhappy with every aspect of this school and highly recommend attending another school in the area that has a lower student to teacher ratio whereby allowing for a more individualized curriculum. This school does not ability group, does not give grades (only checks through 8th grade!!) and does not meet my children's needs. Look elsewhere - you'll be happy you did!

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2006
I have found this school to be uncaring and very cold. You would think by placing your child in a Christian school they would get the best education but in fact we have only run into problems with teachers that don't want to teach and don't want to be bothered with the children. I would advise you to beware of this school at all costs.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2006
I fully agree that 35 children for one class is way to much. My son went to that school and I felt that he was not being supported or helped in any way. If he didn't catch on then they let him fall only to give us bad reports at the end of every week.

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March 10, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
May 17, 2005
St. Brigid provides caring environment for our children. When we encountered a vexing challenge involving one of our children principal Kathy O Reilly quickly gathered a team including herself, the guidance counselor and two of the classroom teachers to help us. After thoughtful discussion they developed and implemented a plan that very day that personalized the program to meet my child s learning needs. The strategies had an amazing effect on my child and our problems have vanished. Kathy O Reilly took time out of her busy schedule to help my child. The entire staff has focused on the solution on a daily basis, focusing on the details and cheering us on every step of the way. And, they do this with genuine concern and kindness. St. Brigid truly does address the intellectual, spiritual and emotional needs of each student, and for that we are most grateful.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2005
St. Brigid is the right place for my family. The teachers and staff seem truly committed to providing a well-rounded education in terms of curriculum, spirituality, discipline and morality. In addition, the high degree of parental involvement sends a message to the children that their education is important ... important enough that their parents visit the classroom and volunteer in other ways for the school. The CARE program demonstrates the staff's dedication to respecting and reinforcing respect for each child. We feel blessed that we are able to send our children to such a wonderful school.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2005
This isn t just another Catholic school it s the best school a parent could wish for. Saint Brigid provides a close-knit school community with a true family atmosphere that has allowed our introverted child to blossom, personally and academically. We ve been impressed with the training and commitment of the principal and teaching staff. They clearly love what they do and put their hearts into educating our children not because it s their job, but because it s their passion. Saint Brigid s students benefit from on-going service learning activities and faith education which prepare them to be good people, not just well educated ones. Plus the school facility is up-to-date and immaculate. There s really no question in our minds: Any child would be lucky to get their start here.

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2005
This is a wonderful school where children learn to love learning and to love God all at the same time. The school community is full of dedicated teachers and devoted families working togehter to help the children to learn and grow. Class size - as mentioned by another reveiwer - is hardly an issue. Only two grades are currently full and all grades have ample help with reading specialists, aides, parent volunteers, and an amazing and talented staff of 'specials' teachers. We love this school!

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
Classes are too large. 35 per class! Teachers cannot teach 35 children in a class. Even the best teachers can only do so much.

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St Brigid Of Kildare Elementary School
7175 Avery Road, Dublin, OH  43017
(614) 718-5825
Last modified St Brigid Of Kildare Elementary School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
St Brigid Of Kildare Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 36 reviews.