St. Anthony of Padua is an awesome Catholic school. The Catholic Identity is strong and is found throughout the school from classrooms through extracurricular programs. Administration, teachers, and staff care about students. You feel welcome when you walk through the doors. I appreciate the new security features added to the campus to keep everyone safe. I think the education at St. Anthony of Padua is a great value for the tuition paid. My three children are who they are because of the great experiences they have had at this school.
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School's guidance, discipline and religion programs incorporate scripture and a focus on Christ-like behavior. Growing as Disciples of Christ students, staff and parents are encouraged to grow closer to Christ and to demonstrate character traits such as honesty, integrity and fairness.
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School teaches compassion, caring and empathy through character traits. Numerous service projects through the year teach students to be compassionate, empathetic and caring towards others.
I can only speak for my family in this rating. I understand each student is different. I hear others say it's too much, too little. Much depends on the student, after school activities and how involved parents are.
Perseverance and personal best are character traits taught. Students are expected to complete work assigned. Athletes are expected to give their best on and off the field or court. I think the school does a great job at this.
St. Anthony of Padua teaches students about respect through character traits and expectations. Students, staff and parents are asked to model respect using Jesus as their model. They have a pledge recited each day that calls everyone to be respectful, be responsible, be safe and be Christ-like in everything they do.
Who spent one year at St. Anthony's. We found the school to be cold. It was a very hard decision to switch to the public school in the area, but one that we are very glad we made. Within the first week of attending public school, we knew it was right, everything just clicked. The atmosphere is positive and the school is academically challenging. St. Anthony's needs to hit more experienced and qualified teachers, and teachers who understand childhood development. They also need to focus more on physical health and education.
My child went to this school. It is okay, but not great. We decided to try one of the public schools in The Woodlands. My husband and I were very pleased. The reason there is a waiting list for this school is because it is the only Catholic School in the area. I did hear rumors that there might be a new Catholic School / Church developed in the future. Many people are asking for a new Catholic Parish in The Woodlands. That might change St. Anthony's smug and elite attitude.
St. Anthony of Padua is a good school academically. The students are challenged daily and there is more creative learning than found in public schools. Unfortunately, if your child does not fit their ideal student profile, it will be a very challenging environment for them. The school does not look at individual strengths and does not try to bring out the best in each student. The children who do not fit in their "box" are reprimanded repeatedly in a way that breaks their spirit. The school is very controlling and rigid and they do not care to consider any feedback. The principal is rarely seen. Despite many families leaving to go to other schools in The Woodlands, there remains a wait list so the school does not seem to be concerned with turnover. It is unfortunate that this is the only Catholic school option in The Woodlands.