I love this school very community based and safe I feel like everyone is there for the children. I love the Monday mass it makes it so easy teaching my child about church, she basically comes home and tells me new things! Homework is excellent she does work from all subjects this I love! The best part is how parents are encouraged to volunteer makes me feel welcome and that what I want matters.
- submitted by a
March 24, 2012
My kids have been a part of the St. Anthony School Community since 2003 in Pre-K. My children have learned and grown a lot. The teachers and administrators provide each student with a challenging educational and social environment. I like that Religion is included as a subject to be graded. This subject is important as we begin to shape the morals of young people. The school s CYO Program has a new Director and programs are being developed with the help of other involved parents. The Principal is willing to listen and work with parents on ideas that will help the school overall. I like the challenges this school offers for the students and parents that are stepping up to take the challenge to help with this process.
- submitted by a
February 22, 2012
I have been a St Anthony parent since 2007, while I will say that the previous principal could have shown more effort, my child has always had a Spanish and Music class. I too felt something needed to be done with the gym floor, but we have to understand that there would be a great cost in this, therefore time. The CYO program was non-exixtent because no one wanted to take on the responsibility. I appreciate all this school is offering my child as far as a good education and social interaction as a school within a community with deep traditions. I see this school being around for years.
- submitted by a
February 01, 2011
My son attended St. Anthony from K - 4th grade. During that time, this school was great but I noticed the long term teachers were starting to leave. Because of financial reasons, I removed my child for two years and returned this year. Meanwhile, i remained part of the school community by coaching the JV boys team during my son's absence. This year, I was able to re-enroll him. And although I believe he has great teachers and he is getting a great education but the perks of a private school are no longer available. They knowingly did not repair the school gym when it was damaged over a year ago and therefore the gm class is a joke! They eliminated the spanish classes and I believe the music classes. The formerly great CYO program is non-existent now. I Several parents tried to meet with the principal to get ideas on how to fundraise and/or get help with finding a facility but he NEVER responded to any of our calls or e-mails. If the principal was replaced, I believe this school will return to its former 5-star rating.
Over the years St. Anthony Catholic School has provided an excellent Catholic education that has adapted to the challenges of the times. Even with a rapidly changing society, St. Anthony Catholic School remains consistent in its philosophy. Well prepared students from St. Anthony Catholic School score above grade level on standardized tests and go on to the finest High Schools in the D.C. metropolitan area.