Please be conscience of the pretty package that is presented to you. Find out how long the teachers have been teaching. Ask about policies. Learn you and your child's commitments. Just cause it appears great on paper does not mean it is for everyone. Be an educated parent when deciding whether or not to send your child.
I an actual student at IWA. I love it. We are encouraged to preform service. I take the advanced math and am learning high school math. We are a year ahead of all other schools in the area.
This is an incredible school. My daughter is in 5th grade and we couldn't be happier. If you have any doubts as to the credibility of this school, test scores say it all. The kids from this school are among the highest in the state EVERY year. The kids from this school go into H.S 3 steps ahead of other local grade schools. I saw the negative comments below and have only one thing to say. You can't blame everything on a school, learning starts at home.
This school has been outstanding for my kids. They have so many special achedemic programs that really help the children advance to their potential. We have met the sweetist kids and families through this school.
Bullying is a serious issue at this school and it is being swept under the rug. I believe the new principal may want to try and do something about this but her hands are tied. My child should not feel threatened or worry over her safety for three thousand dollars a year! The education was absolutely top notch but there is much more to learning than what comes out of a book. I would recommend thinking twice about this particular school, it just isn't what it once was. :(
I can't say enough about IWA. I have two children that are challenged and encouraged every single day. The approach is progressive and aggressive. I have spoken with many people concerning the levels of education in the surrounding area schools and have found that there is no comparison to Incarnate Word. Parents should expect to invest alot of time in helping their children in their studies and homework. The extreme amount of success of IWA students in various academic fairs speaks for itself.
The educational competence of the faculty and quality of learning is sub average. A definite waste of money.
What a wonderful school. I almost sent my children to another catholic school in the city that I actually reside. I am so glad I didn't! IWA has had a very positive affect on my children and their academic progress. The standards are very high and much is expected. The pay-off is that the students are miles ahead of where they should be at comparable schools. They are well prepared for high school and college as well since the study habits they've developed are fantastic. The school regularly attends science and math contests and wins the majority of the awards year after year! The CYO sports program is good and the volunteer/coach/parents are very supportive. Many parents attend functions showing their support to the school and it's students. If you choose IWA, you will be pleased.
My daughter attended from 1st through 6th grade. Wonderful school. Exceptional academic programs. Children are challenged. Discipline is high. Parents very involved. Positive family influences. Art and music programs are well developed. Lots of opportunity for fun activities.
Incarnate Word Academy has a long tradition of building a community of leaders. The school is setting the standards by which other elementary schools (both public and Catholic) are measured. The teaching methods are direct and precise which produces academic success in the student. Homework is given everynight to reinforce what the teacher taught during the day. Their Iowa are very high. Character development and student accountable is stressed in all grades. Overall, if you have high standards for your child concerning academics and character development, this is the school to attend.
The school is outstanding in all respects. As parents we feel this is the best academic preparation a student, or in our case, our children can have. We consider the cost an investment in our children's future
Padua Franciscan is a great school that encourages students in their career paths. The educators form bonds with the students that lasts a lifetime. I still stay in contact with some of the professors ten years later. The professors that I do not speak with on a regular basis still remember who I am when I see them in public which to me is very unique.
Children are taught values, respect, as well as an accelerated education program. Parent involvement is critical to your childs success. Principal and staff truley cares about the well being of each child. The best investment you can make.
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