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Blessed Sacrament School

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Posted August 7, 2014

The administration and teaching staff at Blessed Sacrament School make an excellent effort to offer a quality education to children. However, the consistent decline in enrollment has many parents concerned. Additionally, significant concern has been expressed regarding the new pastor for the church and his role as head of school. There is little room for families that fail to contribute significantly financially and zero tolerance for non-traditional families. There is also a good deal of concern regarding the schools employment of non-teaching certified individuals. The After Care Program offered is disorganized and dangerous. Adults running the program were documented as having bullied children and threatening parents. Parents have expressed their concerns about the After Care staff's lack of involvement in maintaining an enriching after school environment and concerns were disregarded. There are some wonderful alternatives that offer a Catholic education in the Charleston area. Christ Our King(which is a far superior facility to BSS) and Charleston Catholic are two alternatives to consider.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 14, 2014

Blessed Sacrament Catholic School provides a highly competitive education to its students. Two of my children attend the school presently, and the third soon will. I, myself, am a third generation graduate. I am greatly impressed by the teach student interaction and the teach parent communication. Blessed Sacrament Catholic School goes out of its way to make sure the students know what is expected of them educationally and behaviorally. Parents are respected. They are informed weekly of what their child is working on during school hours and how to encourage the teachings at home. This year especially I have seen vast efforts in improving past complaints of parents. Their efforts are successful. Blessed Sacrament is worth every penny of tuition. There is no price for the peace of mind one acquires from the community that Blessed Sacrament Catholic School gives, promotes, and improves.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 9, 2013

Fantastic school teachers and staff. Great program for gifted learners. Teachers actually have control of the classrooms! Children are expected to behave and act according. No dissrespectful loud obnoxious kid disrupting learning. Who knew that could happen these days?
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 10, 2013

My family moved to Charleston a few years ago from a much bigger city with excellent public education. We did our homework, similar to anyone reading this now, and chose to send our daughter to Blessed Sacrament. We are very pleased with the education our daughter is receiving! The teachers and administrative staff are very helpful, accommodating, friendly, and professional. I see that my daughter is being academically challenged and know that she will be well prepared for high school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 8, 2013

My children have been at Blessed Sacrament for 3 years and we have been pleased with those leading the school and the amount of parent involvement. The school is small enough to feel like a "community" (appropriate class sizes), yet large enough to have ample extracurricular activities and resources. The extended day option is a big plus for working parents - very economical and well run. ITBS scores are consistently above average compared to the nation. We feel comfortable that our children are being taken care of each day by caring teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 7, 2013

My daughter has been attending BSS for 3 years. She has learned so much and is developing a love for learning. She has made so many friends and it still amazes me to this day how she can walk through the halls and know everyone that says hello. Not only are the kids forming bonds with each other, but the parents are too.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 7, 2013

Blessed Sacrament is a great school. We have been so happy to send our two children there and know that they are getting a great education as well as making life-long friendships. There is strong academic preparation and faith formation. There is great parental involvement and despite its excellence, it is still affordable!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 19, 2013

My children have gone to Blessed Sacrament for 6 years. It has been a wonderful school for them. The blend of academics, community service, music, sports, after school care, and religious activities has helped my children to blossom. While there are great public schools in the area we find the family, nurturing environment to be well worth the cost of tuition. We are very pleased with the school and will continue to send our children there. Having just attended the school's open house the energy and new activities planed for the year are quite exciting. Currently they are fundraising for IPads. I would encourage everyone to check it out! You won't be sorry you did!
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Posted May 15, 2013

This is a great school! We have attended this school for 4 years and I can't say enough good things about it and its also 1/3 the price of other private schools. You should consider this school for your child.
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Posted January 22, 2013

We love Blessed Sacrament School! My daughter has attended for the last 2 years and I couldn't be happier. The facility and staff are so nurturing, while still challenging her. I'm so pleased with her progress, all due to BSS. I encourage everyone to find out about this great environment.
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Posted January 11, 2013

Blessed Sacrament School (BSS) offers a quality private school education at a very reasonable tuition rate. This is our fifth year at BSS and my two children are thriving academically, spiritually and socially. All the teachers we have encountered are 100% engaged with the parents and truly committed to the students and all types of learning styles. They provide structure and encouragement and have made great strides implementing technology and forward thinking teaching methods. BSS provides a nurturing atmosphere where children feel safe as well as plenty of extra curricular opportunities and a renowned sports program. The BSS curriculum is the same as other private schools in the area that charge 3X as much tuition. We chose BSS over other private schools because of the inclusive atmosphere, consistent curriculum and quality teachers. BSS is committed to the formation of well-rounded,philanthropic young adults who will enter high school with a solid education that will be the foundation of their future success. This is a great school with wonderful, supportive, involved families. Check out BSS for yourself. You will not be disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 17, 2012

I had my kids there for 3 years. Excellent school, unless you children are foreigner, not white, not catholic, or not biological. Don't bother going if you don't fit. They you make your life and your children's life miserable. After the experience we quitted catholic education and catholic church alltogether.
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Posted August 9, 2011

I loved this school my daughter has been going there since K-5. I think all the parents are nice. The only problem i have is the price i am a single parent and can not afford it anymore, also i have an issue with there not being some kind of tutoring system. When i tried to get my child assistance i had to pay addtional fee's. I feel this is a great school but it is not so great for a one income family.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 29, 2011

My child has attended this school for two years and loves it. There is great parent involvement at this school. I really don't care about the playground. That is not what I am sending my child to this school for. The Christian values alone are worth every penny. I think we need to get our priorities straight if we think the playground is the most important reason to send your child to a school. Actually, when we enrolled after being in kindergarten and first grade at a couple of the "better performing" public schools we were already behind when we entered! This school is ahead of the public schools in Charleston County and is a great school for your child.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 4, 2011

First, I disagree with the reviewer who said the parents who have negative reviews of the school are "school jumpers". These parents had children in the school for 6 or 7 years, not at all jumping around. Second, I think the administration and many of the teachers treat the parents like second-class citizens. There is also very little communication between the parents and teachers. Often the parent is made to feel as if they are a burden to the teacher. Third, the class size on this site is completely off base. Many of the classes have more students than public school classes. Fourth, the students are far behind many school academically. They are not just behind other catholic and private schools, but several public schools as well! Finally, the discipline in this school is completely inconsistent. Some students get excessive "warnings" for their behaviors (sometimes harmful to other students), while others are immediately given punishment for first offense talking. I am extremely upset by the amount of money my family has spent at BSS that could have been better used in another school or even homeschooling!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 24, 2009

My children attended BSS from K4-8th. The curriculum prepares them for high school. BSS is a Catholic school so the doctrine is Catholic - why would it be anything else? Non-Catholic classmates were not treated differently. Yes, it would be good to have had a fancy playground, but I prefer money spent on learning activities, not playground equipment. I do understand that there are plans to upgrade the playground. Just a note about academic testing - BSS administers the ITBS in September-October, so any score equal to the current grade is above average since the student is only weeks into that grade. As I read the reviews, there is one consistency - it appears that all of the negative reviews come from parents who are 'school jumpers' (i.e., BSS was not the first school in which their children had been enrolled!). BSS offers consistency - in academics, discipline, and respect.
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Posted July 11, 2008

My son gos to BSS and loves it! His teachers are wonderful! They are not only concerned with academics and religious education, they are also very concerned with character development. Personal responsibility and ettiquette are addressed in all of their activities. The overall climate of the school is warm, thoughtful, and caring. I am very confused and disheartened to read some of the negative reviews posted on this site. I have never experienced anything negative about this school. The parents in my son's class are a wonderful group of hard-working people - not snobby and certainly not competitive. I agree that the playground could use some extras, however; I provide a safe and fun play area at home and there are many public parks for outside fun! I would not weigh my decision on what the playground looks like. Visit the school and observe happy, well-mannered, bright children at work!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 1, 2008

My two children attend this school, so I was deeply upset when I read the bad reviews. You should see this school for yourself. I visited 9 schools before settling on this one. The kids manners are wonderful and the kids are very happy and have a true love for life. Yes, they don't have a fancy playground but they play together. The classes are a little bigger than most schools but the kids do get one on one and if there is a problem with your child, you are addressed. My kids have flourshed greatly in the last three years. We are not catholic, but love the discipline. So, if you are looking for a school for your child, come and see the school for yourself! And the National testing scores are above average!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 15, 2008

my daughter has attended bss for 3 yrs now and I am very happy, and proud to bring her to the school. Parents are very involved, as much as they want to be.Great Catholic school and allaround great school
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Posted August 13, 2007

My kids attended for 7 years and I should have pulled them sooner. Huge classes (larger then public school!) and you are a 2nd class citizen if you aren't catholic. It is very harsh and cold. I feel sorry for those kids every time I drive by and see them playing on the asphalt playground. This is not a nice place!
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Ethnicity This school State average
White 84% 53%
Hispanic 5% 7%
Black 4% 36%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Charleston, SC 29407
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