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Houston, TX
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3131 El Dorado Boulevard
Houston, TX 77059

(281) 286-3395
(281) 286-1256
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February 04, 2015
My children have attended St. Clare for more than 4 years. One graduated from 8th grade and one is still in attendance. Overall, we are happy with the school. Some recent faculty changes have been so-so. Math at the middle school level is seriously lacking. My child got to high school and has really struggled. My child's classmates have also struggled in math so that leads me to believe that few of them got a good foundation in middle school. My other child is in elementary and is not that happy this year. The teacher is militant and strict. Granted, some students need that but this teacher doesn't seem to like the job or the students at all! My child makes excellent grades and scores high on all standardized exams so the elementary education side seems to be good. However, we will be looking into alternate choices for middle school. The priest has been there for all four years that my child has. Father Vincent knows all the students by name and is very approachable. The principal is very laid back and soft-spoken and is out nearly every morning helping kids out of their cars at drop-off. He doesn't get too upset about things. We are a small community/family.

- submitted by a parent

June 30, 2014
I am sorry, but remedying the problem by moving teachers from one grade to another is not remedying at all. Until the leadership on both levels leaves then this school will never be anything but sub par. Also, having two kids in public school that also went to St Clare, the curriculum is not one year ahead as the parent says. In fact, much of their curriculum is old and out dated.

- submitted by a parent

June 07, 2014
I have been a parent at this school for 4 years now going into our fifth. The parents that say there isn't any parent participation are the ones that's don't make the effort! There are plenty of opportunities and the same parents who volunteer are the same ones each time. Both of my children have excelled greatly at St. Clare. I do agree that some of the teachers are lacking but know that there are changes happening to remedy that situation. The curriculum is quite appropriate and is actually a grade level ahead of the area public schools. I have MANY friends with children in the local schools that are in the same grades as my children that are not on the same level of learning as mine. The school is a small community where all the children know each other regardless of age. The older children help out the younger ones. I know that every school has it's downsides- I believe that St. Clare is the right place for my kids. No school is perfect- they are constantly evolving. I am sorry for the parents that didn't find this school appropriate for their kids. All children learn differently. I hope they found their perfect school for their children.

- submitted by a parent

October 21, 2013
In Aug. 2013 the priest abruptly closed the MDO Program 2 wks before the school yr was to begin, displacing about 50 infants & toddlers (future St. Clare students?) and forcing their working parents to hastily find childcare elsewhere. The school has a definite PR problem on its hands.

- submitted by a community member

October 17, 2013
People need to be wary of this school. I have a child that goes here and lately the school has gone downhill in a hurry. The leadership form the school and church is VERY questionable and many teachers are not doing what is best for children. The goal of this school has become more about raising money for their new building they are forced to build than it is about educating children of the Catholic faith. Many teachers do not have any flexibility in the way they teach and do not have compassion. Many teachers are there because they cannot cut it at other schools, especially Public Schools. I would use high caution when sending your kids here. There is a lot of money that comes through the school because of benfactors, but the leadership needs to be changed out if this school is to truly blossom. There are some good teachers here but they are mostly int he lower grades pk-3, and 5. Middle School is hit or miss from what I understand.

- submitted by a parent

October 13, 2013
This school has some really good teachers , but there are some that are flat out awful. Some can teach only one way and if your child does not learn that way then they will struggle in that classroom. The teachers also run the show and the administration allows them to do what they want even if it is very unprofessional. I had two kids there and had to pull one for that reason. They had problems in the classroom and when it was take to the administration and then the priest, it was said to us that it was our problem and not theirs. The early grades has some really good teachers, the middle grades has some very shaky teachers, of which one in particular is very unprofessional and cannot teach productively. She also thinks she runs the school by some of the things I have seen her say to other teachers and parents. I am not sure on the Middle School teachers. If you are in the early grades then you should be fine. Other grades, then buyer beware. I still have one child at the school so this is based on recent information.

- submitted by a parent

August 04, 2013
There is a previous review that I agree a 100 percent. The teachers do not have the capability to relate to younger children. I do not have words to explain how painful it was to put my child in this school. I received complains continuously about my child behavior describing situation that I have never seen my child do and I really thought my child had issues. I decided to take my child out and changed schools. The teacher s feedback couldn t have been better (reading and math levels are above grade level) and no behavior complains. This review is more than not just being a good match for my child; this is about the lack of KNOW-HOW and WANT TO that the teachers have. The Principle I don t know who he is, I saw him a couple of time directing traffic at the school.

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October 25, 2011
this school was not a match for my daugter, I thought about staying a second year but my daughter is much happier this year in another school. I think the academic level is higher than public schools but I thought the teachers are not as understanding, caring or patient as I expected them to be

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February 05, 2009
This is an awesome school. I have two girls in St. Clare and both have excelled to the max. The teachers are great and are attentive to each student individually. The Principal is very in-tune with what is going on around the school at all times. Parent involvement is close to 100%.

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May 13, 2008
My daughter loves the school and the teachers and staff there. We could not be happier.

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no rating
April 01, 2008
My daugther goes to school here. I love the teachers. The class size is small so the education is better

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no rating
March 14, 2008
I love this school! I have been here for 6 years. I think this school is small and secure. Everyone is bonded together my love and faith. We are proud to say we have high moral standards and teach very efficiently. I used to hate reading. After comin here love reading. The teachers are great role models. I feel that everyone has eachother's backs. You do not need to worry about bullies or teasing. We are very welcoming and do not exclude people. The students have strong bonds with their teachers. The freinds you make here will be the best ones you will ever have. We are proud to be called the St.Clare Stars!

- submitted by a student

July 02, 2007
My children love going to school at this facility. The teaching staff is highly qualified and coupled with the low student to teacher ratio in the classes allows the teachers the opportunity to really work with each student. The school has phenominal leadership through Dr Al and the facility provides a small safe learning environment for the children. The children are tested using the SAT and the results provide the parents a way of monitoring a childs progress against a standardized measure.

- submitted by a parent

September 20, 2005
My daughter loves going to St Clare! I know and feel that the teachers have my child's education as their primary focus. The principal, Dr. Al, is just great with the kids and they enjoy being around him. I'm also very pleased to say that along with education... religion, respect,self esteem, and love are also taught. I wouldn't change a thing. Thanks to the staff! L. Caballero

- submitted by a parent

July 27, 2005
I have been pleased with the teachers and principal. Instruction is rigorous and well planned. The principal cares about the learning environment and doesn't submit to the pressures of overbearing parents. The home and school association also puts together quality extracurricular activities as well as events that build the school community. My children also enjoy the small, safe environment that is committed to growth, learning, and faith.

- submitted by a parent

August 18, 2004
The staff/teachers need to be more receptive and positive toward the students ages 6 and under. It seems students in this age group are expected to be more responsible and mature than what is age appropriate. Also, parents weren't allowed, prior to this school year (2004-2005), to 'drop-in' and observe the classroom.

- submitted by a parent
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St. Clare of Assisi Catholic School
3131 El Dorado Boulevard, Houston, TX  77059
(281) 286-3395
Last modified St. Clare of Assisi Catholic School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
St. Clare of Assisi Catholic School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top