I attended GNA many, many years ago but I cannot speak highly enough of it. Having gone into education as my career, my teachers at Grey Nun truly went above and beyond. It is a warm and caring environment -- the type of school I hope my own kids will be able to go to some day. I don't know how much has changed, but I hope not that much because it was such a great experience and a close-knit community. Only downside is there was a total lack of diversity.
We are all anxiously awaiting news of re-registration statistics for the 2012-2013 academic year! Nothing has been said to the parents so far or posted here! The Administration should post! Go GNA!!!
My oldest has been there for 4 years. His experience has been tremendous in all aspects. The academics are unquestionably the best in the area. The teachers and staff are truly dedicated to working with the child based upon their own needs. Socially my child has blossomed each year becoming more confident within himself to try new things and stand up for what is right. Spiritually both my children are learning to be selfless with true life values demonstrated, which mimics our family philosphy at home. It is a school worth the investment of your child's future.
Growing, nurturing, and achieving are words that describe the atmosphere at Grey Nun Academy. Our school is child-centered and family oriented. We are a community that is committed to educating the whole child. Teachers and staff go the extra mile to help each child reach his/her full potential. The longevity of our staff speaks of our dedication to the GNA students and families!
My son who is going to be 43 went to the Grey Nun Academy. It was and I am sure still is an outstanding and loving school. When we found out it was only a mile from our home, we knew our son had to go there. The marks on my son's soul and intelligence are indelible. We did not have much at the time and any extra money we had went to Nat's tuition, and happily so. God Bless you all.
Having recently toured GNA, I knew after two visits that it was the school for my family! We have looked at several different schools in the area and we have been so impressed by the teachers, staff, and parents at GNA. I posted a few days ago and accidently put three stars without even realizing what I had done. I just wanted to correct this and give GNA the 5 stars that it deserves. My children will be there next year and we are so excited!
As a Board of Trustee member and alumni parent I am amazed at the dedication the families, faculty and administration have towards the school. Always working as a team, they make Grey Nun Academy a very special, welcoming place. Many faculty and admin support have an impressive 15-20+ years of service to GNA reinforcing its exceptional educational values. For years GNA was known as the best kept secret in Bucks County, proud to be the only private, catholic school in the county. GNA is graduating the 41st class this year and the graduates have been admitted to their first choice high school. A 50th year celebration is being planned for 2013. The recent sale event has changed the dynamic only slightly, GNA remains the same welcoming and bonded education community that all parents, including alumni parents can appreciate.
Years ago, when our oldest child approached school age, we set out on a quest to find the "perfect school." To us, the ideal school had a rigorous academic curriculum, a committed faculty/staff and an appreciation for and expression of Christian values. We found all of these in Grey Nun Academy. What we did not expect to find was the overwhelming sense of community that pervades all facets of the school and into which, from day one, we were welcomed and encouraged to play a major part. The teachers have consistently been dedicated to the individual needs of each child, and our kids have flourished. Our two alumni children, now in high school, continue to build on the solid educational and moral foundation they formed at Grey Nun Academy.
I could not be prouder to say that I send my children to Grey Nun Academy! I have consistently felt such a strong sense of community and educational values ever since I walked through the doors of the school four years ago. I am confident every day that my children are getting a solid educational and moral foundation that will follow them throughout their lifetime. Interestingly, I have felt even stronger about our school since the recent sale of the property in January. After the initial shock from the announcement, I have never seen so many parents AND faculty pull together for a common goal. We are all working together for the sake of our children. It is an amazing thing to witness and I am so proud to be a part of it!
I am simply shocked to read the most recent post. Though it is true that GNA was surprised and initially shocked by the announcement of the nuns, the school community has come together in an unbelievable way. Our recent spring event was held and there was a incredible turnout of over 200 parents and staff. One of best events ever! Not one staff member is leaving the school so I am very unclear as to how someone might suggest that the staff is distant. I find the complete opposite to be true. I am a parent of several children at GNA and I am involved in many facets of the schools. It is an incredible school, with excellent teachers and a very challenging curriculum. I love GNA!!
As I visited the school I had a weird distant feeling from the staff. I'm not sure what really goes on at the school. I'm not sure about the staff and the principal. I did not get a warm fuzzy feeling the second visit. I did at my first visit. I could see after reading some of the reviews how they would sweep bulling under the carpet. I just did not get a good feeling about them the trust was not there.
So far I have one child at GNA and have found that this school gets it so right in all the important ways a parent wants: the teachers are amazing, the curriculum is above par and children are excelling at every level. The smaller class sizes help children to be more engaged in the classroom. The parent community is amazing and very involved in helping the school to thrive. It's a nice close-knit community there. I am definitely sending my other child there next year.
As a current parent of a Grey Nun Academy student, I can honestly say that this school has met and exceeded all of my expectations. Initially I was drawn to GNA because of small class sizes, differentiated learning, Catholic values and their strong academic reputation. All of those expectations have been met so I am pleased, but equally if not more important, my child is HAPPY and thriving! The environment at GNA is truly one that is nurturing and loving from the adminstration to the families.
The curriculum is good. Most teachers are good. There is an underlying culture of bullying, which is usually "swept under the carpet" by the administration and staff. Principal talks a good game, but doesn't seem sincere in her words, and does not follow-through with resolving issues. The warm and welcoming environment that was once so prevalent in this school is no longer present.
I am proud to say my children attend the Grey Nun Academy In looking for an elementary school, my husband and I were looking for a school that combined high standards in academics with a nurturing environment and an emphasis on teaching values and respect. We definitely found it at GNA. From day one the staff and faculty knew my family by name making us feel welcomed into the school community. Our children have been challenged academically even on an individual basis, and I find the curriculum to be superior to our local public elementary school which is rated very high. Finally, i am impressed by the leadership skills and maturity i see in the older children and know that this has been fostered since day one. It's a great choice for anyone who wants a superior education and nurturing community.
Our family has been at GNA for the last 10 years. I am happy to say we our very pleased with the school. Our children are happy, confident, well rounded, well behaved, and respectful. This is a second home . Hands down, because of the warm community feeling from teachers and staff, strong academics, our children will be successful in all of their endeavors. Families are supported through good and difficult times. The school comes together as a community, and supports one another. I believe this is a great school for children to grow and learn.
No school is perfect, but the teaching that goes on inside the classroom is quite adequate. I like the fact that leadership is emphasized in the upper school, especially the 8th grade. My kids are happy with some of the newly hired teachers too. Not thrilled about how school addresses problems when they come up - from a parental perspective.
What a wonderful school! I have a child who graduated from Grey Nun and had been accepted to all the independent schools and catholic academies she applied. I also have a child at Grey Nun and am extremely happy with the quality of the teaching and the nurturing environment.
As a parent of 3 students for a few years, the school has changed from the family atmosphere it once was. There is talk of differentiated instruction - but not the staff to support this. There is also a warmth that is missing. We were happy with the quality of the Upper School faculty; especially the depth of the science. Unhappy with principal.
I have been a Grey Nun Parent for 8 years and firmly believe that my children are in the best elementary school in the area. GNA believes in educating the whole child. It offers challenging academics, differentiated instruction, top notch staff and faculty, low student/teacher ratio, and a warm, nuturing environment. It has recieved 'Blue Ribbon' status for it's academics and high standardized test scores. Most importantly, my kids are happy. As far as I'm concerned, it's a hidden gem in bucks county.
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