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!
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.
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.
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!!!!!
Great teachers, #1 principal, small class sizes and supportive parents getting involved
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.
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!
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!
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