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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly agree (2 responses)
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Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops respect in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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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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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Ineffective (1 response)
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St. William of York Catholic School
Grateful to: Teacher

Posted October 18, 2015
- a parent
The Latin Teacher at this school is phenomenal. My son's other teacher was exceedingly inadequate. She couldn't even send home a lesson plan that spoke to the school's grammar curriculum. However, the Latin teacher is exceptional and I'm sad that my son won't get to spend more time learning from her. I speak French and I know it's vital to learn a foreign language (or two). As such, I do appreciate her efforts and I think she is a bright spot in an otherwise very bleak, academic environment.

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Posted October 18, 2015
- a parent
Caveat Emptor! We enrolled our son about six months ago. At that time, we advised the principal that we would need to discuss my son’s special needs. At the previous school he attended this was never an issue and my child was an A student. His success was due to a concerted effort on our part as his parents and on the school’s part as exceptional educators. The staff at SWOY never had time to meet with us, there was no plan put in place for our son (even though my son’s previous school provided them with a plan), and his grades began to reflect the lack of effort. My son would have tests on information that never came home. My son spent hours learning religion but the Language Arts and Math curriculums were rudimentary at best. This school talks a good game and gives parents the lip service they want to hear in person, but you quickly realize the emperor isn’t wearing any clothes. I was horrified to watch my son begin to feel singled out. I can look around the halls of SWOY and see why American school children are not competitive with their foreign counterparts. It’s because our teachers aren’t competitive with their foreign counterparts. Is this really the future of American education? Someone needs to remind this school that many of the greatest minds in U.S. history came with learning disabilities: George S. Patton, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Edison, and the ultimate Catholic leader himself; John F. Kennedy. Some teachers excel when their classroom is filled with “cookie cutter” children who require little effort. SWOY wanted to turn my child into a C student because that’s easier than doing the job that a good teacher feels inclined and compelled to do; reach all children. My son will do well in spite of this school and not because of it. There is an irony in the fact that the word “catholic” means universal, and yet, this school is anything but an environment which helps all. The dogmatic attitude of the Church, which perpetuated so much ill will in centuries gone by, is alive and well in the halls of SWOY. It’s this attitude which provided me with “confirmation” that my decision to walk away from the Catholic faith many years ago was such a good one. The school would also benefit immensely from a web-based application where homework assignments, lesson plans, and grades can be posted.


St. William of York Catholic School 4

Posted September 15, 2015
- a parent
Buyer Beware! SWOY Catholic School provides a wonderful first impression. I must begin by stating that the teachers at the school truly care about their students and attempt to take every step necessary to provide a quality Catholic education. The roadblock in place that prevents the school from reaching its true potential is the principal. I speak from experience, that he is the most self-serving individual I have ever encountered. He will listen closely, take notes, provide perspective – all wonderful traits of a leader; except for when it comes to action. The typical resolution to any issue is to ignore it. He quietly mans the helm of a rudderless ship. His main priority is enrollment, and he will sell you the farm to fill another seat. If you enjoy volunteering, or being involved in your child’s education, this is not the place for you. The principal hand picks his support, to include the PTO staff – no election here… You will also find that once the “volunteer” he has in each selected role realizes that they have zero influence, they typically do not return the following year – on average 80%-90% turnover with each volunteer role every year. Please do not misinterpret my comments, as the school is full of wonderful people. If you are able to overlook the poor leadership currently in place, you will not be disappointed by the teachers, the student body and their families.

St. William of York Catholic School 5

Posted July 15, 2015
- a parent
We are a new family to SWOY and you can judge a school and it's staff by how they treat the most vulnerable and helpless child. Our daughter has special needs and the principal has offered to allow her to attend school with her brother. They accept her not because they are mandated by federal law, as in public schools, but because they have the hearts of servants.

St. William of York Catholic School
Develops honesty: Strongly agree

Posted July 15, 2015
- a parent
Our Catholic faith is a part of everything that the teachers and students do together. As part of our faith, students are developing honesty, integrity and fairness.


St. William of York Catholic School 1

Posted May 28, 2015
- a parent
this school is unrecommend by me because none of the teachers care and the principal does not even care.

St. William of York Catholic School
Teacher effectiveness: Ineffective

Posted May 28, 2015
- a parent
i have had many children complain that some of these teaches don't even care and they do the same thing everyday with no change and nothing interesting happens and that they are not challenged enough

St. William of York Catholic School
Amount of homework: Just right

Posted May 28, 2015
- a parent
i feel that the homework is okay and that in some classes could be less but its not over done.


St. William of York Catholic School
Develops grit: Neutral

Posted May 28, 2015
- a parent
NO!! because i feel maybe some students are working hard but the students that don't have the drive are just tossed to the side and given what they need to succeed.

St. William of York Catholic School
Develops respect: Disagree

Posted May 28, 2015
- a parent
NO!!!!!! these children treat others if say, one child has curly hair or there skin is dark or they have different raced parents or even and i have seen this before thatif your mom dosent stay at home that there is something wrong with them because since everyone else has straight hair you should have it too and may things like that.

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