About This School
In 2010, St Agatha School had 16 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Massachusetts average is 14 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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St Agatha School Reviews
I am writing in response to a blog filled with so much misinformation that I wonder if the writer's children actually attend St. Agatha School. I wish to address all of the false claims made throughout this blog. Let me begin with the Latin program. This program is indeed a subject of its own. It is not combined with any other course, and is taught in 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Next, to call the principal of this school "autocratic" is preposterous. In my experience, I have found this principal to be more than accommodating to all parents - myself included. Whenever I have had a concern about my child's education, she has addressed my concern quickly, fairly, and with great respect. Now, instead of focusing on the fact that the art teacher brings a cart from class to class, we should consider ourselves blessed that St. Agatha School offers art, drama and music, etc. when so many public schools are forced to cut these valuable, enriching programs. My experience with St. Agatha's Resource Room has been nothing but positive. These professional, qualified staff members have gone out of their way to provide my child with a comfortable, supportive learning environment. The resource program more than accommodates my child's individual learning needs, helps to build confidence, and encourages my child to excel academically. The after school program at St. Agatha School is a well run, structured program which provides my children with homework support and time to play in a safe, supervised environment. To say the director of this program "lacks class" is completely false and uncalled for. The only thing that I find to be classless are the negative, untrue comments the writer has made against St. Agatha School. I am left asking this writer one question: instead of writing such invalid, negative claims against such a fine school from the safety and anonymity of your computer, why not simply bring your concerns to the principal in an attempt to come to some sort of resolution? I am truly grateful that my children are able to attend St. Agatha School. It is with complete confidence that I recommend this school to anyone seeking a quality education and compassionate environment for their children.
My children started St. Agatha's School this year after their other school closed. My experience with the school has been very positive so far. I have a daughter on an IEP which was addressed with a positive attitude and great enthusiasm to provide her with the tools she needs to succeed.
As Catholic schools rely heavily on parental involvement and fund raising there are not always the "state of the art" equipment but never do they miss out on education.
There are many clubs offered at the school, some of which were created by the students. The Drama club is new this year but you'd never know it. The play Alice in Wonderland was a huge success and great fun for everyone. This was a huge commitment from the teachers. What a great gift for the students.
There is a strongly supported Anti Bullying policy.
My husband and I both work full time and use the Extended Care program; which has been great! My children have time to work on their homework and once done get to participate in some exercise in the school yard; providing the weather permits. Contrary to the comment below, I find the program director helpful, courteous, friendly, professional, and above all caring of the children.
My husband and I, along with my children look forward to another year at St. Agatha's.
It is too bad that someone that knows nothing about our school and the running of it can make such wild and untrue statements as if they were facts! St. Agatha has tours of the school weekly. Come see for yourself before you make such erroneous statements!
I was thinking about this school until I saw the amount of staff and students that left the school for whatever reasons this past year . There are literally a handful of teachers left with over five years of teaching experience. Students left for local public schools such as Milton and Quincy and other private schools such as Thayer. It boasts of a computer center, but not a library which most schools in the surrounding areas have. The Christian values taught at this school are wonderful, but the discipline I have heard is a problem.
For parochial schools in the Boston area, it is one of the best. The teachers are wonderful, and do their best working with an older building which is being updated bit by bit. The media center is wonderful and needs to be more accessible to students for studies and research after school. There are students that pose a behavior problem, and there is no enforcement of an expulsion policy, so they can be a disruption. The principal is great at administration, but can lack real people skills. I have heard staff say that a good day is when they stay out of her way, and woe to those who have a bad day with her!