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329 West Areba Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033

(717) 533-2854
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March 29, 2015
St. Joan is a great school! Children receive an education that prepares them academically for high school and beyond, as well as wonderful Christian values. Small, family feel to the school but plenty of extra-curricular activities are offered after school as well as during the school day. We couldn't be happier with our experience at the school.

- submitted by a parent

March 21, 2015
Poorly trained staff and teachers. Underfunded school but the Principle gets to go on a Junket to Europe paid by the PTA !!

- submitted by a parent

February 27, 2015
The school has a reputation of being lax when it comes to the issue of discipline, especially the current principal and administration. It is well known, even at the Diocesan level that there is not strong leadership at the school. I have found from personal experience that my children received a better education and much more Christ-like attitude at the local public school system than while attending St Joan.

- submitted by a parent

February 22, 2015
St. Joan is an awesome school with caring, committed teachers who teach not only the basics but life lessons. They teach good habits such as solid study skills to help your child flourish in any high school environment. Class sizes are small and there really is a family feel to the school. There are many evening activities to bring the whole school community together. If you want your child to feel nurtured and not lost, have them attend St. Joan.

- submitted by a community member

February 14, 2015
A very underwhelming and poorly funded school compared to the Nearby Derry Township school which is one of the best schools in the state. Do your child a favor and put them in a school where they have a chance better chance to be successful in life.

- submitted by a parent

February 11, 2015
Not a good school if you want your precious child to compete in the modern world instead of the "Catholic " world of religious fundamentalism and the 18th Century values.

- submitted by a parent

February 01, 2015
If you're looking for a Christian education for your child, this is not the place. Your child would be more likely to have a teacher who has a relationship with Jesus by sending them to public schools in Hershey. Additionally, St. Joan inadequately prepares students academically. We know many families who have suffered a great deal by sending their children to St. Joan, especially regarding the vast bullying issues (often perpetuated by the teachers and administration). While we have a great appreciation for St. Joan of Arc Church, this school is the last place we would send our children. (Aside: It might be worth noting that several negative reviews have been removed from this site, with a stream of glowing reviews posted in the week immediately following the date the original negative reviews were posted. Is it possible that the administration is "reporting" the negative reviews and then planting positive reviews in their place to keep enrollment and funding up? It wouldn't surprise me if this is the case as the administration generally goes to great lengths to cover up any problems that arise within the school's walls.)

- submitted by a parent

January 28, 2015
The school is small, yet you'll see students from here listed as winners in local writing and speech contests, etc. Academics are strong, but there is also an emphasis on the arts, technology, and of course, morals, manners and spirituality - truly an education for the whole person. The environment is nurturing and welcoming. The principal knows every child and family, and is very accessible. When it's time to put on a school performance, the entire class is included - a great lesson in teamwork, practice, inclusiveness and using your gifts. I have been so pleased with this school!

- submitted by a parent

January 11, 2015
St Joan of Arc School is an excellent environment for your child to flourish! The teachers are very caring and the school offers a well-rounded curriculum. The school's technology is very up to date and even the preK classes have smartboards! Even PreK4 full day has Spanish, art, gym, computer and library classes. The school has a librarian and various other specialized teachers. Sister Eileen, the principal keeps all parents up to date with daily emails. Parents are always welcomed to school events and the PTO is very active in the school. I always feel welcomed in the school. I'm so glad my husband and I chose to send our children there. We could not be happier.

- submitted by a parent

November 26, 2014
We made the best decision by sending our child to St. Joan of Arc School. The parents are so welcoming to new people in this school. The principal sends out daily emails every evening which keep parents in the loop as to what is occurring in school. There are plenty of after school activities to choose from for your child, from sports, Lego Club, Science Explorers, and Choir. The classroom sizes are small which adds to the already amazing learning experience. New parents can always go on a tour of the school and learn about all this wonderful place has to offer. The Director of Development is very knowledgeable and an amazing resource at St. Joan of Arc.

- submitted by a parent

November 26, 2014
After much careful consideration, we chose St. Joan of Arc School for my children when we moved to the area 3 years ago. They have a strong track record of academics and a warm atmosphere rooted in the Catholic faith. I am kept up to date on what's happening within the school through daily emails from the principal. A broad range of activities are available and small class sizes provide more individual attention. They leverage technology for learning through Smartboards, iPads, online resources, etc. I know my children are growing academically, socially, and spiritually at St. Joan and would encourage prospective parents to consider this school.

- submitted by a parent

November 26, 2014
We are thrilled with Saint Joan of Arc School! Academics are a top priority and excellence in education and moral formation is demanded of all students. Individualized instruction is incorporated into all aspects of the school by state certified, caring teachers. The school has access to a plethora of technology resources (smart boards, iPads, apple tvs etc) and extracurricular activities (foreign language, sports and wellness programs, music instruction) which are comparable or better then most area public schools. Our child enjoys school and is challenged in both academics and spiritually.

- submitted by a parent

November 25, 2014
I cannot begin to express how happy I am with both the Teachers and the Administration. They really seem to care about the children. This is a very good school and worth the investment in a child's education. The principal, teachers and staff are very professional. It is a small school and yet it offers students choices. I would highly recommend parents to consider this school if they want an excellent private school education along with the freedom to have their children pray and learn good solid Christian values

- submitted by a parent

July 31, 2014
My daughter has ADD, which is difficult enough at home without introducing her to the school environment. After an unsuccessful matriculation at a nearby twice-the-price Christian school whose administration could not be bothered to tune into her as an individual, SJA faculty took the time to work with us on a holistic approach to teaching and disciplining her. The team of teachers, guidance counselors, parents and principal took time to thoroughly tune into her needs. My daughter is flourishing so much better. It is truly a family atmosphere at SJA. They welcomed us (a bunch of non-Catholics!) into the family. I will forever be grateful to this school for helping to turn my daughter's behavior around. Principal is down-to-earth and wonderful to work with. She is a lovely nun who communicates with almost daily emails to ensure parents are apprised of details. She is dedicated to caring about SJA, all its students, and happenings within the diocese. The events and student offerings for extracurricular activities are varied and numerous. Even the staff knows how to have fun. If I could recommend one thing for improvement: more frequent website updates. SJA is a true gem of a school!

- submitted by a parent

February 20, 2014
St. Joan has some strong points. The classes are small. The community of kids is pretty tight. But, the teachers were not very impressive. My son had ADHD and the teachers were terribly uninformed and difficult to work with. They were generally not the easiest to deal with interpersonally and picked on my son and others with similar issues. They are not really equipped to handle learning issues adequately.

- submitted by a parent

April 13, 2010
This is a great Catholic School. Teaches core subjects with certified teachers but also includes Christian values and traditions. Educates both body and mind with a family style atmosphere. Visit our school today and see how your children can benefit from smaller classes with a caring, nurturing staff.

- submitted by a parent

July 08, 2008
The school has a small, family feel to it which is nice. A lot of parental involvement required, which we don't mind, and we are happy to see that the mandatory fundraising requirements are just rolled into tuition fo next year, if you choose to do so. Communication is sometimes a challenge with changes to school calendar, events, etc.

- submitted by a parent
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March 03, 2008
The only good thing about sja is that the classroom as small. It needs a new leadership and other activities for the children.

- submitted by a parent

December 11, 2007
SJA is agreat school with a truly nurturing and learning environment. Small classes only add to the positive learning experience. The lack of a clear private high school path is only major concern as kids will disperse to multiple schools when they graduate SJA.

- submitted by a parent

May 05, 2004
I am very happy with this school. The staff and the parents are very involved and proud of their school. The environment is warm and rewarding.

- submitted by a parent

August 10, 2003
school was great teachers took time to explain and were more your friends then teachers and that made it a nice learning enviroment

- submitted by a student

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St Joan Of Arc Elementary School
329 West Areba Avenue, Hershey, PA  17033
(717) 533-2854
Last modified St Joan Of Arc Elementary School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
St Joan Of Arc Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top