My family has been at St.Joseph for at least 13 years. Our school was in a bad situation before Mrs.Antes came. She came to our school when we had a lot of problems. Before she came, even I wanted to take my kids to a different school, but when Mrs.Antes came, I decided to give St.Joseph another try. This 2013-14 school year will be better because our faculty and staff has gotten better. We love our teachers. My children enjoy class more. Everyone here is very friendly. The classes are small, but that's good because the teachers can pay more attention to your children. The academics department has good teachers and high standards. I've watched my children blossom in this school.
We attended St. Joseph's since early learning through 6th grade, a total of 8 years. St. Joseph's was our family! Our principal Mr. Riley left to St. Monica's and Mrs. Antes came to our school for our 6th grade year 2012 - present . She has a very negative approach if she does communicate with you or she does not acknowledge you or your child at all. This is not a Christian, loving atmosphere she makes you feel very unwelcome. The 6th grade math and english teacher, our two core classes were a great disappointment and they teach the 6-8 grade. We had to really search our hearts and pray we were making the right decision and we truly felt if we kept our son at St. Joseph's school we would be doing more harm then good for his education. It is a shame that our family as well as several other families that have been apart of the St. Joseph's school all these years have left during mid and end year.
We love St. Joseph! Our children have been at this school since Kindergarten, and we have seen them flourish. The school is small enough for the faculty and staff to know each student by know name, yet part of a large diocese that provides a world class education. Being a Catholic school, as much emphasis is placed on religious and moral values as it is on academics.
My son has attended St. Joseph Catholic School for the past eight years and my daughter for the past six years. We are thrilled with the education that they have received. The parent involvement is tremendous. It is a wonderful community. My children have learned respect for others and have grown spiritually over the years. I would highly recommend St. Joseph Catholic School.
My child attended St. Joseph for 5 years (4th-8th grade) and received an excellent education that fully prepared him for Catholic School. He succeeded academically and grew spiritually through his Catholic education there. The teachers were caring and involved, and the administration always kind and helpful. We had such respect and admiration for the principal, and he was readily available when we needed anything. It is a relatively small school with a strong sense of community and great parish involvement. I would suggest that you look at St. Joseph and see for yourself what a special place it is. Although I am a parishioner at St. Joseph, I truly miss being a part of the school.
This is the worst school I have ever sent my kids to. I deeply regret even looking at this school, not to mention sending my children here. If you are looking at this school, DON'T GO HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS THE WORST SCHOOL EVER
We have been an active family in this parish and school for some time. While the facilities are new and are well cared for that doesn't help balance out the lack of leadership, vision and willingness to accept honest and well thought out ideas brought forth by parents. This school, especially with the addition of Father Alfonse has the potential to excel, however with the current leadership the school is failing. Many of the most respected and active families have chosen to leave for all the reasons mentioned above. Our family also struggles with this decision. I strongly reccomend deeply investigating before you send your children here.
There are many great teachers, and the parish priest (Alfonse) is among the best ever seen. There is an involved parish and active parents, a great sense of community and shared values. Your elementary students will get a fabulous education. Where the school has begun to falter is in leadership. The current administration (a change in personnel since the '08/9 comments below) is not receptive to outside ideas or being held accountable. There is little vision and less inspiration to take this young school (8 years old or so) to the next level. His replacement of many teachers has not been without controversy, and the new teachers methods are concerning many, especially in teh middle school. Do your homework. Its a very good school, but there are many core families leaving and others strongly considering it if there is not a leadership change or at least a change in the attitude and culture exhibited by the administration
This school now has 400 plus students and has added the 8th grade in 2008. I have had my daughters at another christian school prior to enrolling them at st. Joseph and there is no comparison. The quality of education and openess to parent involvement is superb. The teachers are excellent and I couldn't expect any more as far as character development. Great school!
My two children started in the St. Joseph's Early Learning Program and are now elementary students at the school. The school facility is first rate, only recently constructed in the last few years. There is a strong emphasis on this being first and foremost a catholic school where the teachings of the faith are stressed. I have been pleased with the rigors of the academics. Reflecting its location in east Richardson, the population of the student body is very diverse in both nationality and socio-economic backgrounds-a selling point for me.
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