About This School
In 2010, Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Catholic School had 18 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Illinois average is 16 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Catholic School Reviews
Don't Be Fooled
Do NOT be fooled by the school's appearance. It is NOT a school that withholds the teachings of Christ. The principal is phony. She acts like she cares but it is all a business. We invested a lot of time and money in the school and then when we had a bullying issue, no one had the time for us. We will not be coming back next year.
It is the best, a blue ribbon catholic school. The school emphasizes on reading and math. I am very pleased with my son's progress.
I think this school is prejudice to colored student and emphasizes more on money than providing christian education to students. The parish of this school focuses more on donations with sort of stipulation on how much each parish member should donate on the weekly envelopes and special occasions as they also send letter to family member who does not contribute much with a memo reminding that the student might not be considered for the next enrollment. Considering the economic difficulties that a lot of people are experiencing now, I guess " donation means- is whatever I can afford and not being demanded to give beyond my means". But if you are a parent of this school and your child's education is threatened because you cannot afford to give much, what would you do? Is this the catholic way of introducing christian approach to students base on money? What do you think is the value that the child will have if everything depends on money? My daughter really likes this school but I can only afford her tuition fee and contribute little money to the church as I am the sole bread winner in the family as my husband is back to school, so eventually he can help out but my daughter's education is threatened because we can't afford to donate as much money as their participating parish wants.
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