Advertisement
Advertisement

No rating

GreatSchools Rating

St Genevieve School

Private | K-8

 

Be sure to visit

Take along one of
our checklists:

 

Living in Flourtown

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $320,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,100.

Source: Sperling's Best Places
 
Last modified
Community Rating

3 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
Based on 3 ratings
2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
Based on 2 ratings

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

13 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted August 19, 2014

NOT A VERY GOOD SCHOOL OR ACTIVE PRINCIPAL. THEY TOOK DOWN MY OTHER REVIEW SO I HAVE TO SAY IT AGAIN.. DO NOT GO HERE
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2014

I am a seventh grade student at Saint Genevieve's, and I have been going there since Kindergarten. I believe that the education at my school may be more interactive than that of a public school's. My learning experiences have led me to do very well on high school practice tests and standardized testing. They have an honors math class, which I am a part of. I found that, over the years, I have made strong bonds with the other students in the class, especially ones that i have known since kindergarten. The principal and teachers always do their best to extinguish bullying and problems between students in school. It is what you'd expect from a catholic school, although there is no central air, the Church is newly renovated and the classrooms are always warm in the wintertime. I have found that classes get smaller as the grades progress; my class had 30 students in Kindergarten and now we have 28, but class sizes have been increasing, some grades have closer to 40 and the lowest number of children in a grade is about 20. We always use the smartboards and netbooks, and the library has about 3,000 books. This may not be the nicest school or the largest school, but it is a great one.


Posted August 29, 2013

I am a student at St. Gen's, about to enter into my eighth grade year. I've attended the school since Kindergarten and have loved it ever since. The faculty is dedicated to helping the students learn the curriculum to fullest extent, leaving no child behind. The classes are diverse and are a perfect size to insure that each student is included. The school offers so many extra-curricular activities. Also with newly installed security measures, parents can feel better knowing that their children will be safe. The school also has smart boards in every classroom and netbooks for use by the older children as further learning resources. All in all, St. Gen's is such an amazing school and though I look forward to high school, I will always look back on St. Gen's with a smile. I am sure that I can attribute any of my future successes to my days at St. Gen's.


Posted June 28, 2013

As a Philadelphia transplant, coming from a family of educators/teachers, I belive St. Gens is one of the the closest you will find to an academy experience at a parochial school price. It has been my experience, with mutiple children, that the school is interested in developing a curriculum and resources to best serve it students - receptive and extremely hard-working. Anyone who understands the cost structure of running such a school in this day and age will appreciate the dedication of the adminstration, faculty, and staff. The greatest assest of the school is the like-minded Catholic community environment the children expereince - not very common today. The school, like all private education options, is not for everyone. Do your homework, be realistic, rational, and flexible and I suspect this school wil be among your top considerations and that you will have a great experience with this little gem. Hooray for the St. Gens community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2013

I must say I have had a completely different experience at Saint Gen's with both of my children! The students are the first priority and that is how it should be, the principal goes into each and every classroom everyday, and it is a huge contributor to their education. If you wish to send your child to a school where education and personal growth are key, St. Gen's is for you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2012

Not much resources available at this school. Not much diversity either! I do agree with the parent that the "K" class sizes is relatively large. Large class + limited resources = neglected children. And neglected children will fall behind and fail. There is ligature to prove this. This where it becomes a "school problem" and not a "YOUR" problem. When you receive a call from the administration, that they have isolated seven children in the "K" class that they plan on failing is very scary. When you begin to hear that family's were withdrawing their children, one at a time, is even scarier! When "cherry picking" begins in "K" its time to consider moving on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2011

I typically don't writer reviews on websites, but was inclined to do so in case other parents are considering this school for their child. I read the review that was done by a parent on February 18th, and have had a similar experience. We were told by the teacher that my child had learning issues: since we left St. Gens, my child flourished into a young bright student. The school has limited staff to address learning issues for the child. Furthermore, the class size was way too much for Kindergarten. Other things I noticed, was that they feel as if it is the responsibility of the parents to teach the child, and not the other way around. Also, I did get the feeling that they "cherry pick" the students throughout the school year, for the ones to progress into the next class. We had a very bad experience at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2011

I would like to warn potential parents that are considering this school for their children. Initially, we were impressed by the staff, and how receptive they were to us during the tour. But this turned out to be a bait and switch. What should have been the give away, was that as the grades increase the class size became smaller. Problem 1: They Informed us that there would be no more than 23 children in the K program. When our child joined the class they informed us that there would be 30 children. When asked about this, we were dismissed. It turns out that they obtain their "blue ribbon" by cherry picking the children. Towards the winter they begin to inform parents that the child has learning/attention/anger issues. This is a parish school, and has a very visible "CLICK." Buyer Beware!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

This school is a very nurturing Christian environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

Great teachers, #1 principal, small class sizes and supportive parents getting involved
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2006

A warm school, with strong committed parental involvement. My children have received excellent education from St. Gen's. Note that it is a 'twice named' Blue Ribbon school of excellence. Strong emphasis on technology. Provides an honors math program. Excellent CYO program that provides full opportunities for all children. Great music program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2004

I am actually a student at St. Gen's and i love it! I think its a lot of fun and I really enjoy waking up in the morning and getting to go to such an awsome school! I adore SGS! My teachers are great and my friends are soooo much fun! I love it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2004

With many schools in the area to choose from, including some very highly rated public schools, we chose St. Gen's. The teachers and staff are dedicated to the children. This dedication, I believe, is a direct influence from the Principal of the school, Sr. Theresa. She is a tremendously dedicated administrator and cares very, very deeply about the children in this school. She is truly doing God's work. The parish itself is in the more than capable hands of Msgr. Carroll who has dedicated himself to the improvement of the school and Church, and to the entire parish community. We look forward to many happy years here!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

We currently do not have any test score information for this school. Unlike public schools, private schools are not always required to report data about their schools or not required to take the same tests as public schools. Many private schools take different standardized tests; however, that information is often made available only to families of enrolled students. We strive to acquire additional private school data whenever available.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 97% 71%
Black 2% 15%
Hispanic 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

School basics

Gender
  • Coed
Affiliation
  • Roman catholic
Associations
  • NCEA

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Religious

Resources

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Library
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Archdiocese of Philadelphia
School leaders can update this information here.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem

Apply

To learn more about enrolling, please call the school.
 

TIP: Don't forget to ask about documents required for enrollment, such as your child's birth certificate, proof of address, or a record of immunizations.

 
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

1237 Bethlehem Pike
Flourtown, PA 19031
Phone: (215) 836-5644

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools





Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
Philadelphia, PA



ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT