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1500 North Wauwatosa Avenue
Wauwatosa, WI 53213

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February 25, 2015
My children are receiving a wonderful education at Wauwatosa Catholic School! They are academically challenged in a very loving and respectful environment. The teachers truly care about the students. The IB curriculum really helps the students think globally. My children both love to go to school and we have been quite pleased with the whole educational experience offered at the school. We have also met some wonderful families through this school.

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October 10, 2014
Toured this school as I was intrigued by the IB program. I left feeling confused by the school's identity. It feels like the whole place is in a bit of an identity crisis. I could not really get a good feeling for the place and many of my questions were left unanswered. Some grade levels are big class sizes and other grades are tiny (10 kids in a grade!!).

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January 26, 2014
Wauwatosa Catholic School is simply outstanding. The combination of rigorous academics and concerned, caring staff make this school second to none. We couldn't be happier. Our child's academic skills are far beyond those of her friends that go to different school, both in Wisconsin and Illinois. We credit WCS for that success.

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December 05, 2013
This school needs to provide parents with expectations and goals of what each grade and specialty area is working on. The principle does not take initiative and probably has no idea of what her teachers are teaching or should be teaching. I'm starting to doubt the high expectations in education that this school promotes. You can't just say it, the school needs to be able to provide the info to parents when requested.

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December 02, 2013
My daughter goes to school at Wauwatosa catholic there are a few things that I do not like about the school while it is diverstfied I don't feel like they can meet the needs of children of different races the teachers need to give their all to the children and not just say well I think he/she may need to repeat a grade my daughter will not be going back to this school there are smaller class settings and there are no excuses as to why if a child needs more help they can not provide it.

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June 05, 2013
Wauwatosa Catholic has good classroom sizes and reasonable tuition. However, in my opinion the Principal and some teachers do not understand the their roll/responsibility. The Principal has to refer to the archdioceses far too often to answer simple questions! I am not confident she is aware of state standards, policies or procedures as it pertains to teacher expectation and assessment evidence. While this is a Catholic school, there are universal educational standards that should be upheld. While the teachers have a good spirit, the skill of differentiating students based on learning objectives/topics are lacking. Ask about evidence supporting improvement recommendations. Get a sense of the how areas of improvement are handled and what documented plan can you expect to see with timing. Ask to see examples of how the teachers diversified their teaching plan to bring a student(s) up to speed. Ask real questions up front as you're the advocate for your childs educational advancement. You have the right to see evidence of what is being said. You may not know the future area your child may need help with. These things matter to proactive informed parents. I wish I had this info.

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February 03, 2013
I will agree the staff are great with the children. The curriculum is great and really encourages children to exceed in what they do. However here are negatives: when they had the choice for sites why wasn't st pius x chosen..it's too bad that kids have to play in a parking lot with no "playground" while st pius x had a nice outdoor area and no issues with parking. Next when it comes to Spanish my kid has memorized some prayers but other than that does know much more. The next issue is they have 2 options of where to have the children x-mas concert of course we pick the smaller venue again when we have the potential to do the concert at the other parish where people can fit & park, why are we not doing this? Maybe these concerns are being addressed? But again I will reinforce the staff is great and really want to see children do their best.

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January 22, 2013
We absolutely love Wauwatosa Catholic School. Our daughter is in her second year there and is flourishing under the attention given to her by the outstanding staff, the rigor (yet fun) of the IB curriculum, and the caring and engaged school community. What started as a one year test for us has turned into relief at finding a school that has exceeded our expectations.

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November 16, 2012
Our family is very impressed with WCS and the high level of parent involvement. Children are greeted every morning by name and a smiling face at the front door. Teachers and staff are very dedicated, caring, and passionate about what they do. The IB curriculm is wonderful and is getting my 6 year old to do things above and beyond (create a project and get up in front of his class and present it). School leadership (Mrs. Hernandez) is outstanding! All specials (music, art, Spanish) are offered from K3 thru 8th grade and I don't think you can find that anywhere else. Overall great school, friendly people, outstanding staff, and faith centered in everything it does. Couldn't be happier!

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August 29, 2012
Our family is continually impressed with the challenging, well-rounded academics this school offers. Strong involvement by amazing staff and parents help contribute to its sense of community and high standards. Children are genuinely cared for and about here. Intertwining an IB curriculum with a faith-based one is truly the best of both worlds and prepares these children to be responsible, caring young adults upon graduation and beyond. We're so fortunate to be a part of the WC family!

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July 24, 2012
Wauwatosa Catholic has a warm, welcoming community and fabulous teachers. We love the IB curriculum because it is focused on teaching our kids to be independent learners, risk takers, global citizens. We are not Catholic but have felt very comfortable at this school.

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July 15, 2012
Wauwatosa Catholic School began as merely a vision. It evolved into a shared commitment to Catholic education betweeen St. Pius X families and parishioners and St. Bernard families and parishioners. A year later, we are ONE community living our mission, furthering the vision, and educating happy, healthy kids K3 to 8. The tenants of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme with dynamic energized faculty and staff and supportive parishes lead to daily lessons which differentiate for different learning styles, incorporate technology components, and fulfill charitable outreach obligations for which all Christians are called to serve. We invite children and families from diverse backgrounds, we welcome visitors to shadow. Mrs. Heidi Hernandez as principal will continue the foundation that was laid the 1st year of this new entity for which we were blessed to receive. The school offers Athletics: soccer, volleyball, basketball, and track. Smaller class sizes and an active parent organization are two of the many reasons that parents have chosen this fine school. Hurry! This year, 2 K5 classes (full day) are nearly full. We have 3 K4 classrooms (one is am/pm).

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September 10, 2009
love this school. love the community. love the other parents. love our choice to attend here. Do your kids a favor ... give St Bernard a look.

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July 08, 2009
This is a lovely school. The teachers are wonderful, the students are well mannered, the families instantly welcoming. Starting in 4K, phys ed, music and Spanish are offered. We found the size, which is a positive for some, to be a negative for our family. With less than 100 children, we questioned the competitiveness. All teachers need to pull double duty handling their grade plus another class such as gym, music or computer. The Principal teaches upper level classes. They do not have a lunch program. I want to be involved in every aspect of my children's education, however we are a double career household. Everyone at this school is spread so thin that it was more than our family could handle to be involved as much as was needed. They were kind to us, and although they run a lean budget, it was not worth the cost of tuition.

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January 26, 2009
The teachers are outstanding! They communicate very frequently with parents and always have the best interest of the student in mind. They have a strong foundation in the teaching of reading, writing and math with an emphasis on Technology. There are SMARTBoards (interactive whiteboards) in every classroom, along with their state-of-the-art computer lab. Spanish instruction is now offered for K4 - 8th grades. The families are wonderful and work together with the faculty for the best interest of the students.

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January 25, 2008
St. Bernard is a wonderful school, there is so many things we love about it. Small class sizes, one on one attention. Challenging curriculum, forensics, science fair, bell choir, voice choir, spanish k5-8th church involvement. And much, much more. The parents are very friendly and welcoming. Strong parental involment. Room parents, play ground duty, home and school. I feel really involved with my childs education. The communication between home and school is A #1. I highly recommend this school.

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July 25, 2007
Small classes wounderful teachers over 80 years of experience

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June 05, 2007
St Bernard's is a wonderful school! The faculty, students and parents are very warm and welcoming! There are many opportunities to get involved. The teachers are very kind and caring. We have enjoyed our experience with St Bernard!

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November 11, 2004
I dont like this school at all. I am very sorry but this school is vary clicky and the parents are rude.

- submitted by a student

April 05, 2004
It is the place to go for good dicipline, awesome teachers, many extra curriculars, and funny and hilarious students. Because our school is small, all the grades get along great. I've gone to this school since kindergarten. Our school just built a new gym about two years ago and it looks fabulous! Some extra curriculars we can participate in include-volleyball, basketball, softball, piano/band, Promising Piccasos, Swing Choir, Church Choir, bell choir, forensics, and camps during the summer. I love my teachers! Some are strict, but most are fun and loving. We're also a great high school prep.

- submitted by a student

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Wauwatosa Catholic School
1500 North Wauwatosa Avenue, Wauwatosa, WI  53213
(414) 258-9977
Last modified Wauwatosa Catholic School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Wauwatosa Catholic School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 23 reviews. Top