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Bishop John A Marshall School

Private | PK-8 | 135 students

We are known for academic achievement, community service, and good behavior.

 
 

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Situated in a small town neighborhood. The median home value is $175,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $948.

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4 stars

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2012:
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Posted November 20, 2013

I graduated from BJAMS 9 years ago and am now a registered nurse in a large metropolitan area. Looking back I can say that I received a superior education and such a well rounded formation to prepare me for the trials as well as and adventures ahead. The teachers and staff care so much about the students and create a supportive environment that allowed me to grow and pursue what interested me. For example, we put on a surprisingly moving, teacher-directed production of Romeo and Juliet when I was in 8th grade, and that inspired me to pursue theatre in high school. The intimate class size was very beneficial and allowed the teachers to individualize my education. There were so many opportunities to explore my interests and diversify my education. It also began the formation of a strong moral backbone that kept me from a lot of the funny business in high school and college. I went back to visit recently and was so impressed! They have remained so steadfast and true to their mission, and are taking huge steps to better the school, such as putting in a brand new Mac lab! I loved my experience and would recommend the school to any family looking for a quality education for their child!


Posted November 19, 2013

BJAMS is a blessing to my children and family. The faculty and staff are an incredibly caring and knowledgeable group -- and it is so evident in my interactions with all of them! The academic offering is just the challenge my children need and it's delivered in an atmosphere of respect and love. Thank you BJAMS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2013

I attended BJAMS for 7th grade and also had the privilege to teach there as a substitute teacher in 2010. It is a phenomenal school that really forms children to be contributing members of society. At basically any school, your kids will get a decent in math, science, art, etc... but at BJAMS the 'unwritten' curriculum is in morals, ethics, and character building. This is something that cannot be taught in any classroom. It happens on the playground, in the cafeteria, and in every encounter within the school walls. The students and teachers alike are truly exceptional individuals that your child will learn from every day. They will leave BJAMS a much better human being than when they entered it and the values and virtues they will now possess will be with them forever. Children are so formative at this age, put them in a place where their environment is uplifting and helps them be a better person daily. The dedicated staff and diverse student body will really give your child a chance to grow into the best version of themselves.


Posted November 20, 2012

I have had 4 children attend this school. I would not send them anywhere else. Bishop Marshall is by far the best elementary education in the state.
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Posted December 29, 2008

The academic programs at the Bishop John A Marshall School are outstanding. A parent will find it difficult to find a finer collection of educators or any more dedicated to their students than those at this school. We are very pleased with the school overall. Our children love the school and the emphasis placed on their success.
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Posted January 18, 2005

Excellent academic program. Wonderful music program with dedicated teacher, strong parental and staff support. Good art program with excellent instructor. Dedicated and accessible teachers. High level of parental involvement. Family feel to school. BJAMS provided an excellent foundation for competitive high school.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 92%
Black 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Hispanic 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Visual arts
  • Architecture

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Clubs
  • Drama club
  • Marching band

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Girls on the run

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 5:15 a.m.
School Leader's name
  • Carrie Wilson, Head of School
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Stop by for a visit
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman Catholic
Associations
  • NEASC

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Classical (e.g., focuses on the "classics")
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Project-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
  • Service learning
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • French
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Extensive carpool network
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Diocese of Burlington
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Soccer, Karate, Ski Program
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Soccer, Karate, Ski Program

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Community service
  • Drama club
  • Four Winds
  • Girls on the run
  • Marching band
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer during lunchtime
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Definitely checkout our weekly blog: www.bjams.org/blog
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?

Students typically come from these schools
Peoples Academy
Stowe Elementary
Lamoille Union

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$1000 - $6000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Rice Memorial High School
St. Johnsbury Academy
Lamoille Union High School
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680 Laporte Road
Morrisville, VT 05661
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Phone: (802) 888-4758

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