Our family has been in the school through 3 principals and it just keps getting worse. My kids have both said it feels like they are in a prison this year with the very strict rules. The current principal has brought in several teachers that she has previously worked with and they have a strong loyalty to each other. She will stand behind those teachers to the detriment of the students. Other teachers that have been there for years get publicly criticized. There are many reasons I used to love this school, but the negative outweighs the positive.
I just toured this school yesterday for my son who will be starting Kindergarten next year. I have to say I don't see any of the things these reviews are stating. I am so impressed with this school and thrilled that as a single Mother it is affordable to send my son to a school of this stature. The facilities are new and clean. There are short term and long term plans for fields. The teachers seem involved and they have thought of everything from gifted teachers to special education teachers. They seem to believe in leaving no child behind . This school is concentrating on developing my child spiritually and intellectually. Every class I looked in was beautifully maintained and the children were engaged. Even the children in the lunchroom were orderly! I am thrilled to have the opportunity to send my son to this school. I will be happy knowing he will be in a safe and disciplined environment with small classes where he will get the attention and nurturing he deserves.
Our family has been with this school for over three years and every year we hope things will change and get better. The teacher turn over is high, and the leadership (principal and assit) have not communication experience. The curriculum and teaching is very week. The are not teaching the students which has been confirmed through the local private high school say the students are behind academically!
Leadership is terrible, teacher turnover terrible. Its sad that being a catholic school there are so many lies within the staff. For the most part the teacher quality is terrible. There are a few good teachers but the terrible ones out weigh the good ones. No one takes responsibility of their actions.
Our experience over the last 2 years has been top notch. We are a catholic family wanting a great education for our children. Sister Denise and Marian Davis are fantastic leaders who love children and expect the best. The teachers love their jobs and that only makes them better in the classroom. The curriculum is challenging and is brought to the children with love. The children are taught respect, morals, and how to be good individuals contributing to society, which you won't find in any public school. We love All Saints.
So far so good. Sister Denise is Great. All of the teachers are great and they challenge the kids, the only downfall his 1 or 2 of the teachers at times will yell and it would be great if it was more diverse other that that we have not had any problems.
Poor teacher education, poor extracurricular activities, poor administration, and constantly changing staff. Good parental support though.
My daughter has been in the All Saints education program since she was 18 months old beginning with the Little Saints program and she is now in the 4th grade. My experience with the highly-credentialed faculty, cirriculum and facilities has been nothing short of outstanding. There is no lack of activies for the students to be involved with if you look around. While athletic fields would be nice, they have no negative impact on the high-quality of education that is provided here. A brand new computer lab thsi year is a big step in broadening the student learing experience and further piquing interest in technology. This school is by design, an intimate learning environment that insures your child receives the individual attention they need. Low student/teacher ratios promote hands-on learning experience where truly no kid is left behind.
My kids and I are happy with the family atmosphere at all saints. A school is not only about learning english and math. It is also about learning to respect others.
This school is very expensive for what you get. There are very little extracurricular activities, sports, and the after school program is not well attended. The small size of this school is not a good thing. Hard earned money would be better spent elsewhere.
I could never take years learning how terrible a school is. My child is far too valuable to me. The new leadership brought on in 2007 has exceeded expectations w/ the recruitment of a principal with a degree in counseling, as well an MBA She has with an eye for growth & head for meeting individual needs of students. Not shabby. The highly educated faculty (w/ degrees from schools parents could envy) has kept us not only happy, but there ! A bit of cliquishness, & boorish behavior from some parents, but hey, that's everywhere, just read a newspaper. As far as turnover - life sometimes takes us elsewhere, when we'd rather stay. W/ regard to salaries, teachers bonuses (donated by the parents, btw), could easily rectify oversights. Tuition is actually lowest for a Catholic school in the Plano area. My child attending a well kept secret is fine
After 6 years, I'm thankful my child is through with this school. Administration has been a disappointment with double standards, untruths and lack of support for the really good teachers. Most have left or are leaving. Ask any parent of an 8th grader (08-09) and they will tell you to choose another Catholic school.
We love All Saints. We have been very happy with every aspect of the school. I have not found tuition to be too high. It is worth every penny. The teachers are great & the other parents are very welcoming. I give All Saints Catholic School of Dallas a A++!
The tuition of this school is very high, there are few sports and club activities. I would avoid this school if you could. Most of the good teachers have left. I would recomend St. Marks on Alma in Plano. It's a very nice school.
Working out the 'new school kinks', but this school has terrific potential. Tuition is a bit high compared to other parish schools.
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