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.
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.
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.