This is my child's second year here, and we have been very satisfied. Great teachers and staff, and the principal is very accessible and approachable. Good variety of school activities, both inside and outside of the classroom. Very dependable after school care with teachers who do more than just "watch" the kids.
I had high hopes for the school, but it failed us miserably! Principal lacks leadership and vision! There is a high turnover of teachers and students! This year only 5 teachers have left to include the new 1st grade teacher who quit before classes even started! Principal is a micro manager and hence teachers cannot perform as needed. Standards are really low and kids know they are not expected to perform. Save your money and energy, find another school!
Our son is an incoming 1st grader and attend last year in Kindergarten. His teacher and the teacher's aide are hands down one of the BEST teacher combos in the school. Really hands, readily available to talk if needed, super connected with the children and believe that not all children learn in the same ways or pace (that was the biggest plus for me as my son is not a traditional learner but more a visual and auditory learner). There have been quite a few teacher departing but I remain hopeful that the high level set at the Kindergarten level will continue as our son goes thru. Parents are also very involved and encourage to participate and be active in the school community.
My two daughters attended this school from 2009 to 2012. When they transferred to another Catholic school, they did really well. St William of York prepared them to easliy grasp math, science, and English. In addition, this school prepared them to work in teams such as playing on the school's basketball and volleyball teams.
SWOY is an excellent choice for academics, parental involvement, and teacher quality. I could not be more satisfied with this traditional Catholic Education. We now have a baseball team for boys ages 6-8 grade. Hopefully someday we will have football too :-)
Academics are challenging, classes are small (20 in DD's 1st grade, wish for more extracurricular activities but there are more every year. Good parental involvement- just a really nice place, you can get to know every adult your child spends time with during their day.
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