When the new principal came on board, the revolving door of teachers began. Every grade but 2nd has had at least one new teacher since she started. Some grades have had 3 teachers in five years! The principal is uncaring and inflexible, and she also plays favorites. If you're not one of her favorites- look out! As far as the previous poster saying that the individual needs of the child are met... well, let's just say that was NOT our experience. In fact, we were regularly told "that's the way we've always done it" more times than I can count. The middle school teachers have remained fairly constant in comparison to the rest, and did try to be helpful. When we moved to a different school, my son was behind in English and math. Find a different school- this one is not worth the money unless new administration is found.
My daughter has a wonderful experience at BJCS! Her teachers are excellent and go out of their way to ensure the individual needs of the students are met. I also feel that the teachers do an excellent job of keeping me informed on my child's progress. The principal and office staff are always friendly and welcoming. I feel like I am always well informed of school events, and functions. There are also a great deal of opportunities for parental involvement. BJCS is a wonderful school and I highly recommend it.
Bishop John Carroll is School has been a great caring environment for my grandchild. The teachers are enthusiastic and helpful. They help foster a love of learning. The teachers don't just teach what is expected, they extend the objectives which foster higher order thinking skills. Excellent school, teachers, students, parents and administration.
I am glad someone finally speaks up and shares the same opinion with me about the school. I am disappointed with the quality that my kid is receiving consider this is a private school. Bishop John Carroll used to have good teachers but seem like most of them left since the new principal got on board.
Emphasis of BJCS is academics & character. Huge improvements & getting better: new science lab, library, & teachers. Ranked #1 in latest listing of OKC schools, & 1st PLACE @ 2012 City-wide Science Fair! BJCS is diverse, with a variety of backgrounds, demographic, and socio-cultural factors. Everyone s down-to-earth; no one cares what car the family owns, where someone lives, or what shoes they wear. Background, ethnicity, financial situation are non-issues. Differences are accepted & embraced. Size of school forces kids to interact with everyone. The result is that it feels more like a family; students are close-knit & lack the worldliness of some peers. Being thoughtful is valued; negative behavior isn t cool. Sending our daughter to BJCS in kindergarten was one of the best decisions we ever made. She s academically strong in all subjects & she get along well w/ people from all walks of life. She is a dynamic & confidant leader. Most important, she is caring & thoughtful. Eeternally grateful to their influence!
We've been here for a year and it has been a very welcoming and supportive environment. The academics are the same throughout all Catholic elementary/middle schools in OKC, and established by the Diocese. What's really set this school apart, for us, is the sense of community surrounding the school.
I am very excited about the opportunities my children encounter on a daily basis at BJCS. They are surrounded by a caring faculty and staff who encourage academic achievement. The cultural diversity of the student body enriches the academic experience. As a high school public school teacher there is no place else I would rather my children be.
We have had at least one child in Bishop John Carroll for the last 12 years. We have had some normal teacher/staffing changes like other schools in the area the last few years. Bishop John Carroll has produced Valedictorians and students at or near the top of their high school class at several private and public highs schools in OKC. There are numerous outstanding students now attending Classen, Harding, Bishop McGuinness, and Mount St Marys and other fine schools that attended Bishop John Carroll. Our children have adjusted well to high school and were well prepared academically, spiritually, athletically, and socially for high school. They were given great opportunities to participate in Speech contests, Spelling Bees, Science Fair projects, Theater, etc. and sports that may not have been possible at a larger school. The Christian environment and individual support from the Priest, Principal, and teachers makes it worth the cost.