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PK-8|Private
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My rating is based on the lower school. Our son transferred to St Marks in 5th grade so only rating K-4th. Overall, the curriculum is appropriate and prepared him well for St Marks (which is obviously a challenging school, ranked #2 in the state). Teachers: Genuine concerns for the development of our child and taught him not only the academic topics, but also the social skills. Universally, they were very engaged and proactive. Facilities: Relatively good campus, clean and safe. Its great for the lower school age. Children: We found it to be a very nurturing environment. The kids come from upper middle to affluent families without the elitism you see a Parish. The co-ed side was great. Technology: Average, they have smartboards and a good size computer lab, but could be better. Sports: Good options and decent facilities for the lower school. Paltry compared to St Marks or Greenhill. Curriculum: Well-balanced, but would like to see more honors-type programs. If you child is very bright you are probably better off at Cistercian, St Marks or Greenhill. Overall: Have very fond memories of the school and its an excellent option for lower school. Our friends who's children attended middle school gave it lower marks so the ideal age to be there is K-4 and go on in 5th when most schools add a class.

Handles bullying effectively: Strongly agree


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We have seen this first hand in many other schools, Parish and Greenhill with several of our close friends. While I am sure it can still go on here, we didn't see it. They are proactive in addressing it.


Supports LD students: Agree


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Hard to answer, our son was in the top 1% of the school academically so was pushing the envelope to have more challenging classes.

Effective school leaders: Agree


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They are good people, need to continuing pushing to get the school to the next level and improve middle school. They are open to feedback from parents and do listen.

Develops character: Agree


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Its hard to say, but was a positive environment and met many good people here. Two of his best friends were met while here and still keeps up with both.


Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree


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Loved the teachers, they genuinely cared for our child and taught him social as well as academic lessons.

Amount of homework: Agree


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Its balanced. Our son transferred to St Marks in 5th and the homework went from light/moderate to heavy so was a bit of a shock at first. He was well-prepared though overall.



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It wasn't until my daughter went to college that I realized how important her foundation from Good Shepherd was. She walked into college with 39 credit hours. She has a double major (Spanish and Business). No other school offers Classroom of the Earth and consider that one of the best experiences of her life.




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GSES is a fabulous school with caring faculty and rigorous academics. I was not excited about the integration of technology in all of the classrooms, but I found that teachers utilized it when it enhanced instruction. The comment made by another parent regarding concern about using iPads is unwarranted. I would also comment that the Spanish program is amazing and contrary to what the same parent posted, it just continues to improve! High schools appreciate how well GSES students are prepared. My daughter entered Spanish 3 pre-AP last year as a freshman.



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There is a good fit for everyone regarding school choices. We are beyond thrilled our kids landed at Good Shepherd. Could not ask for a better fit for both of our kids and for our family as a whole. The community of teachers, administrators and staff set high expectations while creating a positive environment for the students. They clearly put the kids first in their decision making and allow kids to be kids while challenging them to grow in all aspects of their school life. The parent community is welcoming and down to earth. We are ever thankful our family gets to be a part of such a positive, healthy and well balanced school environment!

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