The majority of the teachers I saw used "techniques" such as : shame, blame, public humiliation, public punishment, public ridicule, yelling was often used.
(point out the slowest or overweight kid or worst at a sport to laugh at and then publicly criticize them for something they couldn't do anything about in the moment)in P.E,
english and literature classes(call students stupid in front of the whole class; single some out and talk to them slowly, loudly, and in a condescending manner)
history class(make fun of students, ignore others, play favorites)
science class(a little oblivious of what students were doing)
Of course. SJS was about perfectionism and comparison to an unhealthy degree. I recall students often crying when they would get 97% or an A instead of an A+. I felt like a lot of the time we learned information for tests vs learning the actual material.
It wasn't practiced by the teachers and many of the parents, so the students didn't really feel the need to be that way either. It was like being in a little bubble of delusional people trying to keep up appearances.
Saint James is top notch. The parents complaining likely had children who were unable, despite extensive efforts by the school, to maintain the behavioral standards of this school and were likely asked to leave.
St. James is a waste of time and money. They highlight their awards, but all that glitters is not gold. They teach a lot of religion, but the parents and much of the staff do a pretty poor job of practicing what they preach.