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St Catherine Laboure School5
Posted May 01, 2013
- a parent
My child has attended 1 year of preschool and has just about completed kindergarten and we could not be more pleased with his education. We compared other private schools in the area and they were all more expensive with less to offer. The school welcomes parents to volunteer to help lower cost but is not required. The new Principal Sis. Mary Sweeney knew my childs name within the 1st week and says hello to him by name whenever I drop him off at school each morning. His teacher, Mrs Buchmoyer is fantastic, she really cares about her students.
Not willing to help a potentially special needs child. Their answer is is child is a saftey issue, and was to remove him from the school until the proper evaluations are obtained, and even once evaluations are obtained and diagnosis given they still can not guarantee they can help the child. How is it benefical to a child to send them home, when it is agreed by the prinicipal, gudiance counselor, special needs teacher and Kindergarten teacher that structure is very important for the child. Being sent home does not teach him what he needs. Esp if he is a special needs child. Extremely disappointed with the way this school has handled the situations at hand. And they are rely i feel too much on parents to volunteer and do jobs at the school. Do not get me wrong it is very great to have parents involved, however if you are unable to be a parent who can volunteer, I feel you are looked down upon. Well to send your child to a school that costs so much, in reality parents have to work. We are not all indepentatly wealthy.
This is a wonderful school! The environment is very conducive to student learning in a caring and safe atmosphere. The teachers are excellent and the state test scores support that claim. Having two children in the school, I can attest to how well the classmates get along and develop strong friendships. Everyone in the class is friends with one another, almost like a family relationship between the students. The students are challenged academically and are afforded opportunities for extra curricular activities. The school has a strong basketball program in addition to co-ed soccer, cheerleading and track and field. Parent involvement is very strong with an active and helpful PTO association supporting both the students and faculty. Overall an excellent choice to build a solid foundation for future educational success.