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PK-8|Private
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22 OVERALL RATINGS

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This school has an effective approach to homework:
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Teachers at this school are effective:
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This school develops strong character in its students, like integrity, compassion and respect:
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Leadership at this school is effective:
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This school effectively supports students with learning differences:
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This school effectively deals with bullying:
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There are 61 reviews about all of the school topics.

Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree


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We have been very impressed by the teachers at SPS, at every level of our experience so far. So much so that it's troubling to know that some of the school's most experienced teachers won't be returning to the school next year (2017-2018). Obviously, I can't judge these decisions without knowing all the facts that led to them, but still, having known these teachers for years and personally witnessing their effectiveness with my own children, my gut reaction is that these are moves in the wrong direction.

Amount of homework: Agree


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One of the goals of SPS is to prepare students for high school. The high schools SPS students will most likely attend after graduation (Bishop Lynch, Jesuit, Ursuline), for better or for worse, dole out a lot of homework. That's just a fact of life now. Although I would commend SPS from attempting to "stop the madness" by issuing a moratorium on homework in lower grades, I can hardly fault them for preparing children for the system their generation will be thrust into.


Effective school leaders: Neutral


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I can only comment on what I know, and have very little first hand knowledge regarding the decision making at the school and the effectiveness of its leadership behind the scenes.

Develops character: Strongly agree


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The children here are generally thoughtful, respectful and polite. Whenever I have occasion to interact with a 7th or 8th grader, I always feel great about our sending our kids to St. Pats knowing that its teachers and its families mold children into such fine young men and women.



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Overall, our experience so far (over seven years, several children) has been wonderful. Although some of the negative posts on this site raise some valid points (more on that later), most seem to be borne out of personal slights or reveal unrealistic expectations.


Effective school leaders: Strongly disagree


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Principal and Administration are not capable of leading and guiding this school

Develops character: Disagree


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School doesn't do anything on the character formation of Kids

Teacher effectiveness: Strongly disagree


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Not at all effective because they rely on homework to complete the syllabus


Amount of homework: Strongly disagree


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The amount of homework the teachers give is beyond a child's capability



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This school is good only if you like your kids go to bed after midnight because of homework load

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