Effort is made to help each child learn in the best way for them, however, academic expectations are high. Right mix of age-appropriate skills and pushing the kids to higher levels. The small class sizes allow for this sort of advancement. It pushes them to exceed even their own expectations and helps build 'grit.'
The overall mission of the Grey Nun's of the Sacred Heart exudes through both curricular as well as extracurricular school activities and is very much aligned with showing respect for peers, elders and, more importantly, those in our community who are in need.
This is evidenced in so many ways. Our guidance counselor holds regular small group sessions with classes and other groups of students focusing on issues of compassion, empathy and similar topics. She really gets them thinking critically about their own strengths and weaknesses in these areas and offers practical ways to adopt positive behaviors. The pairing partner program (older students mentoring younger) reinforces these concepts as well.
Our family is grateful to Grey Nun Academy not only for the excellent education that they are providing to our children, but for caring so deeply about them as people. Knowing that they are in such caring, capable hands is so important to us as parents. The older kids also 'take care of' the younger ones. Strong academics + Strong / Caring Community = One super happy parent :)
My child receives individualized instruction as well as small- and whole-group instruction. The teacher takes the time to meet the needs of all students so they can each be successful. My son's teacher also sends a nightly email to tell the parents what the student shave been working on and areas of strengths and weaknesses to focus on at home.