Great community and great elementary school. The administration and the middle school teachers leave a lot to be desired. The middle school teachers are good instructors but terrible at discipline, keeping a positive environment and classroom management. When kids get to be 13 years old, a normal middle school splits them into ability levels. At this school, They keep these kids in large classes with 35 kids. The middle school teachers ignore or appear aggravated with about half of them. They expect the children to act like old ladies. The administration kicks 8th grade boys out of school every year. The administration spends an inordinate amount of time discrediting and spreading rumors about the boys they kick out. It is crazy to see and really messed up. Betsy is way to mean to teenage boys. If she comes after your child, protect your child from her.
My children both attended Cosgriff. One is a senior in high school and the other a junior in college. They both return to Cosgriff to visit their teachers and principal often. The foundation of service, education and Catholic Identity Cosgriff gave our children has been one of the best choices and sacrifices we've made as parents.
My children have attended J.E.Cosgriff for 4 years now, and the best way to summarize our experience is that it is not just a school...it is a family. I feel that the teachers are not only focused on students' academic achievements, but the formation of the whole person. Students are noticeably courteous and responsible. Parents are extremely involved, and are always willing to step in to help other families going through rough spots. Principal Hunt is very dedicated to her job; it shows in the upstanding citizens graduating from 8th grade each year.
My daughter has been lucky enough to spend 9 years at Cosgriff, learning about being a great person as much as a great student. Principal Hunt has done an amazing job programming and getting students ready for college prep high schools and life in general. Thank you Cosgriff and all the wonderful teachers. We have more than just a quality education, but a community of friends and extended family!