St. Louis is a wonderful school! We have been here for 6 years now and are absolutely in love with the faculty, staff, and other families. It is a real community of friends. I didn't attend SLS as a child and have been welcomed with open arms. I DID get involved with the parent club right away, which helped me to meet other moms. Having attended public schools myself, I LOVE that my kids are able to explore their faith while they get a fantastic education.
The Principal and Assistant Principal have taken this school to the next level. What was already a happy, safe environment for kids, is now all of that and more!! I am amazed at all of the opportunities available to my kids, even with such a small student body. Thanks to both of these great women for their leadership and hard work!!
Students are encouraged to make good choices starting in preschool. They are taught to share, to do their own work, and to treat each other with respect. Consequences for misbehavior are age appropriate and fair so that students can learn from their mistakes and develop good character before they move on to high school.
Unfortuantely most of the other commetns are correct regarding the sense of elitism and social status at this school. Parents are mean and little johnny thins he can do whatever he wqants. Changes were made 5 years ago regarding teachers and the adminstration. I have held my breath for the last 5 years waiting to see if the changes were effective. Sure we spent millions of dollars renovating the church, adding a junion high wing, and new youth center. Unfortuantely the changes were a complete failure to our children's education. Test scores have actually decreased since changes were made. Let me repeat - the changes have harmed our children. Likewise, we cannot get permanent qualifed teachers in the upper grades. If you are considering this school simply ask how many teachers are licensed to teach in a TN school. The reason the previous teachers were fired was because they were too strict (pretty ironic reason since this is a Catholic school). We replaced them with unqualified personnel. I feel my oldest is not prepared for high school and am pulling my other two children this year to attend other schools. There are numeorus o tehr private and public schools in the area that are superior to SLS.
St. Louis is a wonderful school. I have two children in school here, and both are happy, learning, cared for and loved. From a Faith side, they are grounded by the Catholic faith and are immersed in a God centered atmosphere. From an academic side, they are challenged, pushed, and are given high expectations. From a social side, they are involved, happy, and surrounded by friends. The teachers here truly care how your child is doing both academically and socially. The administrators work tirelessly to keep this school constantly seeking improvements to better it in every way. I highly recommend this school!!