This school has been a blessing for my son. They treat your child like family and have small class size to meet their individual needs. It is truly a remarkable school and I highly recommend it.
My two sons have attended the JRK3, JRK4, and Kindergarten programs at St.Mary Magdalen school and have had an outstanding experience. The environment is just wonderful - mostly due to caring, devoted teachers who are dedicated to the social and academic development of all the children. Having a full-day Junior Kindergarten program starting at age 3 was a great convenience for us, as working parents, to be able to have one place to have both our 3 and 4 year old go at the same time rather than two school drop-offs to daycare and preschool. This is a rare find amongst Catholic schools. The Junior Kindergarten years prepares them well for Kindergarten. Kindergarten is academically challenging, yet makes learning fun and encourages continued social development. Music, Spanish, Art, PE are all offered beginning at the preschool levels.Their after school program is also excellent - lots of well-supervised time for creative free play outside and inside.The school has a true community atmosphere where the students and parents are very friendly and make an effort to get to know each other even amongst different grade levels. If you want a supportive environment for your children to have an opportunity to grow and learn, and your family to feel welcome and at-home, this is the place.
There's no accountability or transparency in the spending of funds. Socioeconomic diversity is not valued, as the admissions office informed us that our son was "not the right type of diversity for scholarship." Sustainability efforts are not present in many classrooms, such as Kindergarten where the teacher throws away partially used art supplies and materials every year. One student ended up walking more than two miles home without the teachers realizing. My son was "lost" once during the after school program and was found on a playground near the parking lot unsupervised. I repeatedly observed a teacher yell at and degrade students, which was disregarded by administration. Teachers are not observed and hiring/firing is done by the Head based on "a feeling" rather than quantifiable objectives. He has no administrative or elementary experience, resulting in a corrupt business that is more focused on making money than providing young children with a safe and nurturing environment.
Some of the finest public education you can find. The principle is amazing. The staff is renowned for caring for students. Great sports and camaraderie.
Great high school. The education is top rate, but the atmosphere and the Jesuit influence are second to none. Consider being a Junior Billiken (and you can learn what a Billiken is). Great school!
Best phrase I could use: inviting community. The school is excellent and the opportunities to grow are available. All are welcome.
This is an amazing school! They truly develop and prepare young men for their future! It truly does feel like a family while you are there & after you graduate!
Best school ever! The principal and staff are excellent and the students are outstanding!
I was leery of writing a review because I dislike those who only write reviews when they're negative. I will try to be balanced and fair. The academics are strong, the principal is fair and a good human being with an incredible work ethic, most of the staff are generally happy and overall I was feeling glad we found the school. The one thing that is discouraging is the prevalence (from our perspective) of negative reinforcement by teachers (not administrators). I think the teachers could use some professional development in the area of compassionate guidance and positive redirection. This would be a great school if those were more standard. I know how hard it is to be a public school teacher, at least I can only imagine, so it's hard to be too critical.
Logos School literally saved my life. After being bullied in middle school and being diagnosed with anxiety disorder and depression, I went to a large public high school. I was filled with high anxiety every moment of every day, so much that I even stopped attending school for quite some time.I was so close to running out of options (other than dropping out), but I decided to give one last shot to Logos... That was the best decision of my entire life. The therapists there were SO helpful, and they really understood my specific needs. I met the best friends I could ever ask for at that school. Logos made every day an exciting adventure and helped me overcome so many struggles, both therapeutically and academically.Very recently, I graduated from Logos School, which was something I could have ever imagined myself doing just a couple years ago. I am currently attending my dream school for college and pursuing my dream career.I could not thank Logos enough for giving me my confidence back and helping me discover who I truly am. I would recommend at least checking out Logos because attending school there was a life-changing experience that will help me cope with things a lot better in my future. I have learned so much about myself, mental health, and forming strong relationships with others over the two years I was there. Thanks to Logos School, I now have my life back in order, and I know I am capable of doing great things in the future.