If your child is a top 10% student, they will remain one wherever they attend, and I would recommend sending other than Antonian. My child and those that were in top 10 accomplished this with the help of teachers but the administration policies and procedures worked against them continually. The administration will lie to you at a drop of the hat. The registrar made significant transcript errors for years and when confronted, lied or denied the errors. Once errors were revealed, the administration fixed, apologized but left that person as registrar. Continual mistakes occurred, and if you weren't diligent as a parent they would not be caught. Special treatment is given to specific sports and athletes, including recognition and placement in classes. If you question the school, the administration wont hesitate to deride or in act retribution on your child, active or passively. I have had longstanding teachers at the school tell me that strange things go on with the grades. The school misappropriates dedicated money to what they want. They had to reimburse our booster fund when confronted. When they cant explain why the have done something contrary to acceptable behavior they use the term," the archdiocese tells us to do it this way", and expect you to leave it alone. They discipline favored students differently than others. This last May before graduation a group of seniors vandalized the school. The school described it as class A misdemeanors'. Some wealthy students were in this group and were allowed to graduate with the rest of the students that followed the rules all the years the attended and exhibited good christian behavior. The counseling office in general is not knowledgeable or proficient in what they do, and instead of researching a question for you, will preferably give you inaccurate information. A new principal was hired last year, but the same administrators were left on staff, so not much has changed.
My child was exposed to some excellent teachers and individuals, but the way the schools, curriculum, athletics, discipline and finances are handled it negates their work.
Yes, there are things that need improvement. Yes, there is anxiety about the changes by the new administration being put in place. However, this school is 1,000,000 times better than St. Anthony CHS. Parents need to give thanks their kids are attending Antonian and are not at Saint Anthony.
I'm a 10th grader attending Antonian. There are some excellent teachers and some teachers who are extremely bad, and some teachers who are too hard to be teaching high school. Atmosphere is relatively good, though there are a lot of kids that are not motivated or bright at all. Their admission standard is low. What they didn't tell me when I applied was that you have to be selected for AP classes, you can't choose them. And options are limited.
My son was bullied for being gay here so we had to take him out. Terrible community atmosphere coupled with the terrible academics, especially the math and english departments make it a complete waste of money
As a graduate of the school myself-I went to tour the school with a mind for enrolling my children. I was disappointed to see that all the investment made since my time had been in sports. The school seems to only care about the student athletes and not the others. There was little talk about academics or other activities.