Changing schools was a daunting task for us. We didn’t know where to begin, but we knew we could no longer stay where we were.
St. Mary’s made it all so easy, doing everything for us and requiring so little from us. After one meeting with the principal and key faculty/staff members, I knew we were in the best hands. I immediately trusted them to help my daughter become a happy and successful student. The transition was seamless, clearly demonstrating their understanding of a difficult time for us. We were never just another family walking through the front doors. In fact, the attention given to us and the time spent with us made us feel like we were the only family!
When it comes to private schools, we all have choices. Many of them talk a good game, but fall short in their service to both the students and their families. St. Mary’s helps their students achieve their own individual goals. All faculty and staff are highly trained to engage the students to be successful at every level – academically, socially, and spiritually. The principal is involved in all aspects of school life – from administration, to reading stories to the younger students, to working our fundraisers. The children enjoy her frequent classroom visits and her attention to their work.
St. Mary’s has given my daughter the tools and the confidence she needs to perform her best. The staff’s dedication to each and every student is unprecedented. In only 8 months, my daughter no longer struggles to perform in school. There are no more tears in the morning. There are no more insurmountable piles of homework. She is now enjoying high honors, she’s playing an instrument in an advanced group, and she’s an altar server – in front of her peers at school Masses!
Being part of a smaller faith-based school has many benefits. At St. Mary’s, you become a member of a wonderful family. My daughter’s teachers know her as a person, not just as a student! They fully practice an open-door policy where communication is quick and easy, promoting a relaxed environment. St. Mary’s appreciates how important each and every one of us is and they are readily available to serve the needs of the students and their families. My only regret is that we didn’t come here sooner!
Kathy Trigilio, Parent