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Currently, most people answered Disagree (2 responses)
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Just right (3 responses)
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St. James Catholic School
Grateful to: Teacher

Posted January 23, 2016
- a community member
Ms. Suehr (Miller), you were wonderful and never compromised your values. Thank you. I am sure you work else where.

St. James Catholic School
Teacher effectiveness: Very ineffective

Posted January 23, 2016
- a community member
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)


St. James Catholic School
Amount of homework: Too much

Posted January 23, 2016
- a community member
It was always a lot. Thats how it goes at Saint James School. It was like getting clobbered by a snowstorm at times. I don't think HW was the main issue at SJS though.

St. James Catholic School
Develops grit: Strongly agree

Posted January 23, 2016
- a community member
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.

St. James Catholic School
Develops respect: Strongly disagree

Posted January 23, 2016
- a community member
Respect was a huge thing, especially for elders, but not for each other or one's self. That was never covered.


St. James Catholic School
Develops empathy: Strongly disagree

Posted January 23, 2016
- a community member
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.

St. James Catholic School
Develops honesty: Strongly disagree

Posted January 23, 2016
- a community member
They would teach could values yet practice the total opposite. There were many mixed messages at Saint James.

St. James Catholic School 5

Posted November 18, 2015
- a parent
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 Catholic School 2

Posted November 16, 2015
- a parent
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.

St. James Catholic School 1

Posted November 12, 2015
- a parent
I do not recommend St. James Catholic School in Falls Church. We did not receive the support necessary to help out child be successful. It's also old school in it's thinking and approach.

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St. James Catholic School
830 West Broad Street, Falls Church, VA  22046
Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 80 reviews. (703) 533-1182
Last modified St. James Catholic School is a Private school that serves grades K-8
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