This is our ninth year at St. Louis School, and I have to say we are still very happy with our decision. Our children are in 4th and 7th grade this year. The school is diverse, affordable and centrally located in Austin. The teachers and staff are awesome. The curriculum really steps up a notch in middle school with a great team of teachers. My children are becoming well-rounded individuals as the school not only excels in academics but offers excellent opportunities in athletics, music and art. All this and with a strong foundation in faith make it one of the best choices in town. Thank you St. Louis School!
Awesome Catholic School...I have two girls in the school, and we are very happy with the school. Especially, the teachers, curriculum, and extracurricular activities! Great central location too.
This is our second year at St. Louis and we are happy with the progress that our boys have made. We have one in 4th and one in 7th grade. Overall the staff is friendly and truly care about the progress of each child. The students are wonderful and were very welcoming to our boys- I believe that to be a direct reflection of the teachers, their families and the religion based education they are receiving. Academically we can really see the progress especially for our 7th grader. Although for the most part we were happy with public school, we do regret is that we did not transfer our boys sooner to St. Louis- The Chapa Family
St. Louis Catholic School in Austin provides a great educational environment for elementary and middle school students. Teachers are well involved in the academic as well as spiritual formation of their students. In that manner, an integral education is provided to help students mature during an early stage of life. The low student professor ratio helps to have a one to one mentoring with teachers, which I considered are well prepared in their teaching subject. The school has excellent sport facilities and a great location, with weekly church services and religion classes.
St. Louis Catholic School is a jewel in central Austin. My family has had children attending the school for over 17 years! Things that I love about the school are: the teachers, the staff, and the Catholic environment. As a parent to 4 children, I am thankful for the wonderful faculty and staff that work diligently to create an environment that is nurturing, attentive, challenging and creative. We love this school!!!
We have been in St Louis for 8 years and we are very happy with the formation our 4 children are receiving. The academic level is great and the teachers are amazing, really caring and enthusiastic people. We have encountered only positive experiences at St. Louis and feel blessed of having our children in it!
We chose St Louis as a new school home for our children when we moved to Texas from New York a few years ago. We have been so happy that we did. Very welcoming to new students. The faculty and staff are dedicated to not only educating our children in their core subjects but also challenging them to be the best Christian individuals they can be. Excellent art program. Opportunities for music education. A sports program that focuses on teamwork and fun and allows participation by kids of all ability levels. The education at this school has prepared my children well for high school and for life!
Teachers and office staff at St. Louis have been great. We've had great experiences with the administrators and our kids love the school. We're happy with the education our children receive and we highly recommend this school and are looking forward to starting a new school year.
If you are new to Austin and seeking a quality K through 8 education for your child, I'd highly recommend St. Louis. The management and teaching staff are very professional, communicative and care about the child's performance. The curriculum is advanced and well balanced. Parents are very involved in activities, and there is a strong sense of community surrounding the school and Parish.
Upon moving to Austin from the Midwest we desired to find the best faith based catholic school for our child. We have moved frequently and he had attended four other excellent schools. He was entering eighth grade and we were looking for a school where he could grow spiritually and academically. After touring numerous schools and being exposed to teachers and faculty we chose St. Louis. We were not disappointed. The teachers and staff are exceptional and loving. If you are looking for a strong faith based school with great teachers this is the school for you.
What has most impressed me in our 12 years at St. Louis is how the school teaches to the whole child. Spiritual growth, strong morals & values along with educational performance are all important. I love attending the school mass with my children and stopping by the adoration chapel for prayers during the day. I
If you are looking for a strong Catholic education and a solid academic education for your child(ren) DO NOT send them to Saint Louis. Another new principal this year but the same story all over. The Diocese should consider closing this school when they look at budget needs across the city and put the education dollars toward another campus. Do yourself and your child(ren) a favor and look at the public school you are zoned for or send them to Saint Theresa's.
My children attended St. Louis Catholic School and they both went on to a competitive high school where they excell due to the basics that they learned at St. Louis. The community is very family-friendly, including non-traditonal families, no matter what your family status is. The students represent the diversity of our City. It's a great school and is centrally located with easy access from 183, Mopac, or I35. Check it out.
Horrible. Expulsed my child after I had a disagreement with staff member. I recorded conversation. Feel free to reach out to me to hear for yourself. They are extremely discriminating with regard to race, marital statusand socioeconomic background. We are going to transition to a college-bound public school.
My son will finish Kindergarten in 2 days, and it was a wonderful year for him. The teacher is excellent, and my son adores her. The new principal was selected this spring, and she was drawn from the faculty and has everyone's trust. She has started righting the ship. The whole school seems lighter since this change. As for academics, my son's standardized test scores were mostly in the 98/99th percentiles. The math and reading programs were excellent. My husband has been away for work a lot this year, and the school team really came together to support us. Communicating about all of these improvements in the community has led to increases in enrollments across the early grades, if this continues, the school will be back to its excellent roots in no time. We're definitely coming back for first grade. My son also loves the afterschool program.
The school counselor did not return any of my calls or respond to any of my emails. Obviously she doesn't care and can't do her job! 3 prinicipals in 3 years. The administration is not stable and neither is the budget. The school needs an overhaul. Not only the adminstrative office has gone downhill but so has the quality of education
My children have been at St. Louis School since kindergarten and are now in middle school. I have seen many changes over the years, some good and some not so good. However, I believe my children are being well prepared for high school and they have always been happy at the school. This year, the math program in the middle school was changed dramatically for the better. I am a research physicist and my husband is an electrical engineer, so math and science are very important to us. I can't believe how great the math is in middle school this year. What a change! Also, I am amazed with the science my kids are learning. Some of the concepts that my eighth grader is learning I did not learn until late high school. My kids are engaged, happy and learning. They love the sports program. I think this is a solid program that is really on an upswing with the new principal.
My children have attended St. Louis for 4 years now. We absolutely loved it our first year here. Everyone was so welcoming and it made you feel great about sending your children to school here. However the changes made over this last year have been disheartening. THe new office staff has been out of reach and unaware since the last change in administration. Phones are not ansered, messages not returned, and emials not responded to. Weekly correspondance is late or not existant. Walking into the office it is chaotic and unorganized. I have no complaints of the teachers, they are wonderful educators and talented with handling the children. This is the 3rd principal in less than 6 months, let me just say: Get it together St. Louis Catholic School. My children will remain at St. Louis because of my confidence in their teachers, but i need to feel confident in the people responsible for them and i absolutely do not.
I have been involved with St. Louis school for over 8 years. During our tenure, I have seen 3 principals come and go. The academics have slipped over the years. Weaknesses mainly in the secondary section of the school in particularly in Spanish, Math, and English. Way too much focus on the Fine Arts. The administration needs to come back to the basics of academics. Enrollment has steadily dropped over the past 3 years (mainly due to the last principal) and the loss of some quality teachers. The enrollment level is under 300, not 365 as stated above in the profile. If St. Louis will go back to the basics focus on academics (Math, Science, English and History) and NOT the arts and computers, it can be the school it once was.
I currently have 2 children at St. Louis Catholic School. I have had 3 older children graduate from SLCS and they have all excelled at a private college prep school. A couple of years ago I decided to research the curriculum. I used the book "The Educated Child", by William J. Bennett(former Secretary of Education)as my guide. The office made the school curriculum available to me and I was very happy with what I found. I know the teachers need to bring that curriculum to the classroom, but in my experience, they have definitely done that. My final determination as to whether my children are receiving a strong academic education is the success that my older kids have experienced at a top notch college prep school. Our family has been at SLCS for over 10 years and have been very happy with all SLCS has to offer. It is a great environment for children to flourish both spiritually and academically.
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