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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
I couldn't be more impressed with Wauwatosa Catholic School. The principal, teachers and staff are all great. The IB curriculum is amazing -- truly second to none. I highly recommend WCS!!
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!
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.
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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