This is definitely a great asset that this school has. You can't beat this school from exactly these reasons. Now, if you put the economic factor here, where in the nation are you going to pay this low and get this great foundation for your children. It is a great investment in a safe environment.
The majority are. There is not great turnover and some of them have been there for years, which tells a lot about the school. There is minimal turnover, but as in any other place, people change goals in life.
Most of the time, the amount of homework is adequate. Understand that you need to work with your child to set the foundation in the younger years. After a little bit of hand holding if your children are focused, homework could be done in less than two hours every day.
I currently have two of my children in this school. One is an 8th grader and the other a 7th grader. Both have been there since pre-school. My wife and I read some last reviews and definitely disagree with them. This is a wonderful school very well ran. We also have friends who have their kids in other religious or public schools. You don't have an idea of the turnover of teachers and students in those places. If we talk about size, normally elementary schools that are religious would be very small and the education is lower in standards. Now, when we talk about public schools, normally the schools are bigger in size but the academic standards are definitely lower than any religious school. Just for you to know, every year St. Leo's, better to say, your kids are measured/tested against the overall public schools Every single year my children's results are above average and exceeding expectations. Now with the 8th grader, do you understand the importance of having good education? She was accepted in the top 1%. This is an excellent school, with a great Principal, Mr. David DiPippa, who is totally devoted to your children. We have two other children who are in pre-school and now will be switched to St. Leo's to start pre-school there. We strongly recommend St. Leo's to any family who is looking for high education, strong religious foundation and a remarkably united school community.
I have had two children in St leo's and I feel it was a total waste of money. The education is sub-par where homework is piled on and no teaching done. I find it very interesting that the response from the school when your child falls behind their first response is for you to get a tutor. Even the public school teachers will spend at least two days a week helping their students. They love homework but most of it is busy work and has nothing to do with what should be taught. And God help you if it is not done. The administration only give lip service to the parents and only want your money. I have never been talked down as much as at St leo's by both the teachers and staff. Don't waste your money.
Most of the faculty cannot handle the class load of 32-34 students. They spend most of their time either ignoring the class they are supposed to teach, or screaming the entire team. This school loses half of its staff at the end of each year. They rely on homework to teach for them.
They pile it on, night after night. Regardless if there are tests, or projects- just hours of homework. God forbid you miss an assignment, you get a detention and after 2 of those you get to sit out of the quarterly party. So your child gets to sit in a silent room doing junk busy work while the other students walk around partying.