The community at Cataldo is fabulous. There are many solid families working to make the school what it can and should be. But there is something fundamentally broken with its leadership. All will be going along wonderfully until the moment a problem arises and you find yourself needing to advocate for your child. At that point the relationship between principal, teachers and parents becomes strangely hostile. Parents are relied on to fund and organize most of Cataldo's extra programs from drama to art enrichment to community service to hot lunch - but are kept on fringe and not allowed any say or even informed understanding of what goes on with regards to instruction. Again, while the community is strong, I can not recommend the school to new families until there is a personnel change within the administration.
Cataldo has offers a wonderful education for my children- acadmeically, spiritually and socially. It has the most supportive community I have ever been a part of and my kids are always happy to go to school.
Cataldo is the prime example of a community. Parents helping kids, kids helping kids, and teachers devoted to making sure kids succeed. It's all about being one big happy family!
Our children are lucky to attend Cataldo. They receive a caring, quality education and receive the benefit of incredible enrichment programs like music K-8, drama, community service organized by the school, stewardship (older students as 'buddies' to younger students, Catholic school sports. Class sizes tend to be smaller, and parents are active and participate in all different ways. It is a wonderful community.
This is one of the worst schools in Spokane with a severe bullying promblem.
Cataldo is providing our kids a great education in a nurturing yet challenging environment. They have teachers who care about students receiving not only a great education but also high moral and ethical values. Truly a great school !
The sense of community is strong and the education is solid. My kids bounce out of bed every day eager to go to school. The environment is nurturing and they are challenged to become well rounded individuals.
Cataldo is amazing!!! We have all the perfect teachers and I have never seen a better school and would never even think about changing schools. :-)
At Cataldo, students receive an excellent Catholic education. The dedicated teachers and staff provide an education that not only maintains a high standard of acedemic excellence, but more importantly, is grounded in Catholic values. This a wonderful school and community to be a part of.
I think that cataldo is a great place for kids to grow up and develope there great minds we all have today! but there are some down falls of this school that will only appear to the kids that it is such a small school so then you know every one and every one knows u but there is alot of drama but it is still a great place for the kids to develope and learn! send your kids to cataldo!
We moved here from out of town and the people here are so welcoming of newcomers. The school has two classes for each grade, which makes it special that everyone knows your child. The only downfall is that there is no cafeteria, so you have to pack lunches everyday except Fridays which is hot lunch day. My kids love it here.
My son has excelled here! He has come forward leaps and bounds since starting @ Cataldo. I love this school and the people.
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