I have to rate this school terrible. It has gone down hill since Sister Claire. Each year there is a new principal and new staff/teachers...this says a lot about the school. Although the teachers aren't so bad, most of them are actually very good and passionate about their students, I still have to rate the school awful! This school closes and dismisses as pleases. Non-stop early dismissals which doesn't make sense for "teacher staff meetings". Every week?? Then the 11am early dismissals are a complete drag which forces you to utilized the Aftercare programs (which by the way closes as it pleases). I never heard of school dismissing without feeding the children either. The school constantly beg for some sort of donation but if you are 3-5 days late on tuition you will be treated like you stole something. And by the way, the scholarships are bias and a joke.,..be prepared to pay double maybe triple than what the next parent is paying for 3 children. The school uses awful tactics such as holding children report cards/preventing teacher & parent conference meetings...How is this beneficial to the children? The office staff is the most horrible of the entire school. First impressions are everything, it pays to have the most professional/friendly staff in the office. Principal is a joke and does not seem like she care a bit. A bit of an airhead if you asked me. Most of the staff view your child as a walking dollar sign. Again, a lot of the teachers (those who didn't quit) are wonderful, shame they chose to teach at DePaul. Parents are pulling their children out this school left and right, do your research before enrolling your child here. Do not get caught up in the "Catholic" school education.
title. Take away the kilts & ties...it's merely a public school.
DePaul Catholic school has a wonderful academic curriculum using Blended Learning that encompasses teacher instruction, computer instruction, and small group learning. DePaul also offers hands on learning outside of the classroom. My daughter is in kindergarten and has already learned to read, add/subtract and solve word problems. The faculty and staff are very caring and often ask for parent input involving ways in which the school community can improve. I recommend this school to any parent who would like a quality education for their child(ren).
My son was taken from another school and to here. I absolutey love it! They have activity for the kids. They are so nice and professional. His teacher, has open communication at all times! They have the blended learning program that they are working on getting for the 5 to 8th grade also, its so so nice. My son loves getting on the computer everyday to learn. They have a great business office. only downfall is that its alittle big, it has two classes for every grade but its awesome otherwise!
This school has blended learning up to the 5th grade. The pre-school programs for ages 3 and 4 are doing an outstanding job is building self confidence, social skills as well as academic skills. They are well prepared to move on to kindergarten. All of the students and teachers work together to develop great academic skills and values. Parents are very involved in their children's educations as well
Outstanding education taught in a "Preparatory" manner. Children are taught to BELIEVE they can achieve and go on to college. The new Pheadrus Blended learning program bring technology into small group settings. The Principal, teachers and staff are tops! If you want a great education combined with discipline and moral values, this school would be an excellent choice. Since Independence Mission Schools acquired them in July 2013, the future looks even better and more scholarships are available affording many the opportunity to choose Catholic school as a viable alternative for their children's education. Make an appoint, call the school and see for yourself!
This school is wonderful! The teachers are both caring, and compassionate. The principal is a devout leader, and serious about educating our youth. The education is quite vigorous, and challenging. I am pleased with the quality of education that my child is receiving here at St. Martin's. The school has brought my very timid 9 yr old out of his shell. He is running for class president, and enjoys waking up to go to school each morning. He wanted me to add that gym, music, art, and spanish just add to the many features this school has to offer. I would definitely recommend St. Martin De Porres GTN to anyone interested in providing their children with a quality education.