St Louis Catholic School
Alexandria, VA 22306
About This School
In 2010, St Louis Catholic School had 17 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Virginia average is 18 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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St Louis Catholic School Reviews
My kids have been going to this school since Kindergarten, and so do a lot of our family friends' children. I consider the school to offer a good elementary and middle school education and most, if not all of the children are well-behaved both in and out of school. That being said, its a small, private catholic school, with a very familial and convivial atmosphere. Almost every child knows all the students in the school, and parents are equally familiar with everyone else. The admin staff are very helpful, the principal is young and energetic. The teachers are strict and demanding - in a reasonable way. I dont like slacker teachers! No school is perfect though. St Louis weakness are the absence of a Gifted-Talented program and accommodations for special ed or special needs children. If your child is a special ed or special needs child, I suggest you try the Fairfax public school system. I don't see myself pulling my children out of the school. Plus its a catholic school, for all that its worth.
While this school does attempt to provide a caring, nurturing environment, it is obvious an inexperienced administrative and teaching staff detract from this school’s effectiveness. Our son’s teacher was unable to accommodate our son’s quiet and shy demeanor and recommended that we change schools (after 2 weeks) before he was left behind the other kids. She admitted she did not have the time to provide the attention or instruction necessary for our child and did not offer any suggestions for parent involvement or any other recommendations. Unfortunate, as another Parochial school within the same Archdiocese easily met our needs. I would not recommend this school for anyone whose child does not easily fit within the teaching staff’s comfort zone. If considering the school, ask direct and pointed questions before committing