My oldest son, a brilliant young man attended this school from 5th to six grade.
At this time, my son was an ADHD student. This faculty and staff at St. Joseph School really took special time to include him in all honors programs, as well as special needs training programs.
Fortunately, I built a hous within walking distance to the school so he learned much about independence and responsibility.
I can honestly say they really took care of my son while I deployed nearly 3/4 of my tour at Ft. Hood.
The class size back then was 8:1 student to teacher ratio.
My son was an avid Tea-Kwon-Do student with Tiger Lim Academy. Believe it or not, he loved singing in the chior and has become a lyracist and decent Hip Hop artist.
too bad the program ended in the 6th grade- Pre K-through 12 would have been wonderful for that huge Ft Hood population of Catholics!
Once my son was falsely accused of an incident. By the end of the school year, thing completely turned around and here was awarded the Fire Marshall of the Year Award. What a boost of confidence this gave my son!
Yes, the school built grit and determination into most if not all students because a great many of us were military. Challenges of long familial separations from our loved ones had to have made those kids courageous and determined to move through these difficulties.
I must have deployed 5 times in 24 months! I expected to return to my home and another Catholic High school for my oldest son, but PCS'd (moved) to another duty station while I was deployed to Bosnia.
Still, the care, compassion and understanding of the faculty and staff as well as the family care Providers and my unit's G1 Rear detachment made all the difference in the world for my son.
My daughter has attended Saint Joseph's school Killeen for three years now. The teachers and staff go above and beyond to create a friendly and family oriented atmosphere throughout the daily activities. The small class sizes are wonderful allowing so much opportunity for one on one interactions with each student from the teachers. The curriculum seems to be above and beyond the local public school standards plus the Catholic faith is intertwined within everything to increase not only intelligence but spiritual growth. This school is wonderful and I would highly reccomend it to anyone wishing to watch their child grow intellectually and spiritual. I only wish they went beyond sixth grade, Temple is the closest Catholic school I am aware of for seventh grade and above.
This school year is bringing a lot of promise with the new Father. The school has become a priority and you can tell from the teachers and staff excitement. A new PTC leader, new teachers who are stepping up and taking care of many things overlooked prior. The school is going in the right track and has the potential to become the best in the area. Class sizes are 10-12 students. Tuition is reasonable and monthly payment plans are available.
The students are taught the importance of completing assignment, being responsible for them selfs, and taking responsibility in any situation. I am not so sure about the grit but that is not a negative.