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St. Anthony Catholic School

Private | PK-8 | 180 students


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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $145,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $650.

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Posted March 12, 2014

f you are looking for 1970s style teaching (sitting, no talking, no collaborating, lecture style, passive engagement) then this is the place for your child in grades 5th through 8th! My child had a wonderful experience Pre-K through grade 4. After that, I have nothing positive to say. I find it interesting that from 5th - 8th grades, the number of students leaving and going to public, charter, online or other private schools increases substantially. The one common denominator ..the teachers of those grade levels. I travel internationally as a keynote speaker and educational consultant with over 28 years of teaching and training experience and train superintendents, principals, school boards, and teachers and cannot believe that I allow my own child to experience all the things I "coach" school districts to NOT do in their own school systems. If this school is still around in three years, I will be completely shocked. The staff in that building need a wake up call. They need to go teach in a "real" learning environment for one day and then I think they will beg for professional development that will help them meet the needs of today's learners, not the learners of 1975!
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Posted March 19, 2012

We love our school! We have moved several times for my husband's career and my kids say this is their favorite school. The academics are challenging without being overwhelming. They offer sports, plays, music, art, etc. Saint Anthony families are so welcoming too. It has been a great fit.
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Posted March 12, 2009

Our experience at St. Anthony's has been wonderful. The students are taught by the most caring faculty in the area.
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Posted October 18, 2008

this school is geat they realy care about your satisfaction and the students
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Posted May 22, 2008

My daughter is in kindergarten and getting ready for first Grade. Shas been at St. Anthony School for 2 years and absolutely loves it. She has learned so much in the past 2 years, I am so impressed with the faculty and the education my child is receiving at St Anthony's. The basic skills she is receivng for her future education is wonderful, and it is putting her on the road to sucess. I hope to keep her enrolled at St. Anthony School until 8th grade.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 73% 53%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 1%
Two or more races 8% 3%
Hispanic 6% 7%
Black 3% 36%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2536 Hoffmeyer Road
Florence, SC 29501
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Phone: (843) 662-1910


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