My child has attended this St.Athanasius since kindergarten & now in third grade I would not recommend this school to anyone class sizes are ridiculous my child has 34 kids in the class there's no way 1 teacher can focus on 34 kids there is no way 34 kids are learning the same way she cannot & will not offer extra help to any child because it's way too many kids... Talking to the principal is pointless I brought up to her that my child is not grabbing the work she told me get a tutor (WOW) so why is my child attending private school?? I was told if my child is not getting the work it's not the teachers fault it's the child's fault, which doesn't make any sense to me I can help my child as much as I can but if the TEACHER is not doing her job in the classroom I'm at home being the teacher & the parent so once again Whts the purpose of paying for private school when you have to pay someone else to teach your child after school... My child's in 3rd grade and was never taught multiplication table (crazy right) just sent home a sheet after 2nd grade to practice her multiplication& regularly given speed test how can I child do a speed test on something they weren't taught by there teacher I asked my child does your teacher teach the basics of multiplication to the class you know 2x2=4 ,2x3=6......I was told no why weren't the kids taught the basics in math in 2nd grade so now they have to do a speed test & the teacher hasn't taught them the basics how can they do division if there not knowledgeable on multiplication..... I've talked to 3 parents & they've all taken there children out of this school after 3rd grade & then realizing how far behind there child education was once they went to another school. This school is being greedy , greedy for money the more students they have the more money they get they don't care about education there classroom sizes are huge , the principal is no help , & your child will be behind due to the mediocre teaching or should I say lack there of teaching , in my opinion they JUST DONT CARE ABOUT YOUR CHILDS EDUCATION. They pass kids just to move them on.
St Athanasius is a great school with the BEST teachers. My granddaughter is in the 5th grade and she attended this school since kindergardent,. At that time PRE-K wasn't existence. Overall I love this school, how the teachers work with the parents and they always keep the parents informed about the school.
My son attends this school and I agree with previous comments. Its way too many kids in a class and the students arent challenged enough. I compare home work with other school of my friends kids and they are doing more. At St. A's I find the the cirriculum is mediocre. I expected more. 35 kids in a class....insane!
My Son graduated from this school and both me and my son are very satisfied with the education that he received at St. Athanasius. So much so that he has enrolled his children in the school so that they too can be well prepared for higher education.
my daughter is in the 6th grade and last year was her first year at St. A's. 5th grade was great and her teacher was excellent. My daughter has struggle in school and needed a more structured environmental with a more traditional teaching approach. She got that and she thrived. Her teacher was very supportive and understanding. She spent time assessing my child and together we worked on a plan that would strengthen my daughters academics. I found 5th grade at St. A's to be exactly what my daughter needed. I have very limited experience with the principal because I was able to work through all of my concerns with the teacher. I don't know what 6th grade will be like but I will be monitoring very closely.
I was part of the first graduating class of St. Athanasius Immaculate Conception school in 1988, my little sister attended this school for 8 years and I am fortunate to be able to afford to send my son to this school. However I am seriously reconsidering my choice of schools. The first 6 years my son completed in this school was good with little bumps in the road. His grades were above average. However now that he is in the 7th grade there seems to be a problem with his work preformance. When I attempted to speak with the school principal, she blew it off as if my child was a total disruption to the class and to the school. His current teacher does not seem to have control of her class. This feeling is shared by many of the parent that have children in this class.