I am so grateful that my children have been at St Vincent's for nearly 5 years! My kids are nurtured by Catholicism and academically. The school is filled with love and has a dedicated principal who works a lot more hours than I do at my job. Personally, I think too much homework is required, but that is appealing to some people and it's better than the reverse situation. The bottom line is that I wouldn't have my children anywhere else.
I am very surprised to read some of these reviews. We have found the academic standards at St. Vincent's to be superb. If you are concerned about the academic standards at public schools, St. Vincent has high standards and high results. Students are well prepared for high school academic demands. The school is a small community and parents are actively involved.
Our twin granddaughters have attended St Vincent De Paul School from Kindergarten and will be starting fifth grade next year, They would be devastated if they did not graduate from St Vincent.. At the beginning I thought they were somewhat too strict when one of my granddaughters forgot her proper Gym shoes and the consequence was a 15 minute detention. She was devastated but never forgot them again. Both girls come home and the first thing they do is their homework without any pressure because they have been taught it is their responsible for their homework . My hat goes off to the whole facility at St Vincent De Paul.
We have three children who attended here over the course of eleven years. The two oldest graduated and went on to catholic high school, we removed our youngest after two years of disipline problems. Not with our son but another child who had severe behavioral problems and should have been suspended or even expelled but was issued only in school suspension and allowed to go out to recess and torment other kids, go figure. My line of thinking is that if a child has issues, giving and at home suspension and inconveniencing the parents might motivate the parents to deal with the problem. In the eleven years we had kids in this school, the atmosphere changed dramatically. I believe it stems from poor leadership and lack of discipline. The last straw for us was when our youngest son was hit in the head with a steel water bottle leaving a baseball sized bruise on his temple and no action was taken. I would not recommend this school to anybody, think twice before sending your kids here.
We begged our mom to removed us from this school because of the principal. This should not be a school. Kids are at risk.
This is the worst school I attended so far. Many kids are so unfriendly, and some are outright bully.
My kid attended at St. Vincent's for a few year. Just like any other school, St. Vincent's has its strengths and weaknesses. Some teachers are really nice and do care for the kids (I totally agree with the names of those teachers who were mentioned by a parent poster), but they are not the one in charge. The problem is the lack of leadership. Also, if you want your kid to be treated fairly, let them attent public school. There are way too much politics in private schools. And if you have concern about the academics in public school, the best way is to get a few good books and teach your kids yourself before the materials are taught in classes. This applies to private school as well.
Our experience at St. Vincent s was one of the worst experiences in our lives. Leadership is poor and with poor leadership, you have a terrible environment for learning. Would not recommend this school to anyone.
My 3 children have attended St. Vincent's and it has been a very good experience. Some of the teachers (such as Vance, Skahan, Riggio, Davis and Williams) are outstanding and could be effective anywhere. The parents are very involved and have a strong community with the school.
I am a former student and I think that the school was okay. The teachers are nice and take time tto help you understand things but the text books are old, there equitment for PE is okay and students are all very nice. The uniforms unnoticable it is as if you are wearing regular dress. I think that the method tat they use to get kids home is bad. The kids have to stand in the sun or snow or rain and wait for parents. THe parents must wait at least 20 minutes to pick up their child even if you come at around 3:00 which is the release time for the students. Even if you did come at 2:30 or earlier you still have to wait for the teachers to say when you can leave the carpool area.
I loved this school! I didn't realize it at the time but once I got into highschool, it was clear how much I enjoyed St. Vincent. I always had a close connection to all the teachers, especially since they always reached out to the students. They wanted to know us and help us in any way. I've wanted to be a teacher for many years, and once I get my degree, I'm considering going back to teach at St. Vincent. It's a lovely atmosphere and it was a superb school to go to.
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