School Details

St Catherine Of Siena Catholic School

1618 Ben King Road, Kennesaw, GA 30144
(770) 419-8601
NR

(out of 10)

Private Grades K-8 428 students Unknown students/teacher

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About this school

St Catherine Of Siena Catholic School is a private middle school in Kennesaw. The principal of St Catherine Of Siena Catholic School is Sister Mary Patrick, O.P. and can be contacted at smpatrick@scsiena.org. 428 students attend St Catherine Of Siena Catholic School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. Palmer Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 78% %
Multiracial 7% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% %
Asian 2% %
Hispanic 12% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 months ago)

    "Special"....that is the best word I can think of to describe St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School. I have two children currently attending the school. I feel it is a true blessing that my children are able to attend a school where they not only receive a top notch academic education (ie National Blue Ribbon recognized school); but they also receive a tremendous spiritual formation. The faculty and staff are incredible. You can feel the passion they have for teaching and working with young people. It goes way beyond a pay check for each of them. When I drop my children off at school each morning I feel good knowing that they are being educated in a loving and Christ centered environment that will help prepare them for life beyond the classroom. The overall St. Catherine Community is very welcoming and everyone is always willing to lend a hand. It is truly a GREAT school and I would recommend it to any parent desiring a top notch educational experience for their child.

  • (3 months ago)

    In my opinion if you are going to spend $7 000/year on school you better be happy with it. I can honestly say this school is worth every penny and more. When you send your child off each morning you will be sending them to be with "family". There is the perfect balance of discipline and kindness academics and spirituality promoting independence and giving support. I asked my son to describe St. Catherine's in one word and he choose the word "perfect". I have happy smart well disciplined kids that have a moral and spiritual compass far beyond I could have provided on my own. As they say "it takes a village" and I am so happy that my "village" is St. Catherine of Siena.

  • (3 months ago)

    My family and I have been involved with St. Catherine's School and Preschool for over 11 years and we LOVE it! We drive 20min to in from everyday. It's worth every mile and every penny academically and spiritually. Our children feel safe and happy. The academics are off the charts and the staff...amazing! If you are looking for a wonderful school check them out you won't be disappointed. God Bless!

  • (4 months ago)

    Our concern for our child's safety after multiple bullying incidents prompted us to move to another school. Administration was unresponsive.

  • (4 months ago)

    There are children getting injured in the classrooms due to negligent supervision. We talked with an administrator about this issue and the administrator refused to admit there are problems in the classroom.

  • (4 months ago)

    Saint Catherine of Siena. Do not send your child here if you are looking for a beautiful classical Catholic education. You will find a very secular and public school level low grade cheap ELA and Math curriculum which has Common Core workbooks being passed off as "normal". The Principal has no leadership or people skills. Stay away not worth your money.

  • (4 months ago)

    Rigorous academics. Skilled and dedicated teachers. Blue Ribbon School No common core! Far better discipline than any government (public) school can provide. Excellent religeous and moral instruction. Best elementary school that we could have chosen. We drive 15 miles one-way and spend the $$ for tuition for all of our kids for all that SCS has to offer. No regrets at all!

  • (6 months ago)

    Don't be fooled. I have to say I honestly hated the experience I had here. I was bullied pretty bad especially in 4th grade when other students would call me awful names and trip me and kick me and other awful things. Boy am I glad I am out of that prison. The guidance counselour at the time didn't really do much to stop it but I heard they got a new counselour after the old one had a baby. Anyway I wouldn't recommend SCS. I guess maybe it just wasn't a good fit for me? Enroll at your own risk. I know people there who absolutely love it. My advice is to enroll your child if you want to but if your kid comes home crying saying that kids are being mean its time to call some parents. And don't rely on the school to handle things.

  • (1 year ago)

    St. Catherine of Siena's school is a solid place of learning. The teachers and staff are highly engaged immensely positive and are well responsive to parents. The sense of community with everyone involved is high and certainly inclusive to new arrivals to the school. On an academic level the school is pretty strong as one should expect from a private school. And from what I've seen any deficiencies are openly acknowledged by the staff and addressed relatively quickly. And finally the most important part my wife and I are seeing the school's positive and balanced effect on our child every day.

  • (2 years ago)

    My child has been attending St. Catherine of Siena for the last six years and it has been amazing! The teachers are always very nice and they let their students have fun while learning. They also have many sports and activities to try. This is the best Catholic school in Atlanta!

  • (3 years ago)

    My children has been assisting to this school for years now and we just have wonderful things to say about the staff the principal discipline and academics of this school. My kids love it and for them is like a second home. I highly recommended to all parents who wants to offer to their children not the basic but a whole different environment where they can grown learn and have an extraordinary academic experience.

  • (4 years ago)

    We have been attending this school since 2004 and are happy with the academic and religious education provided. The Sisters add much to the school both academically and spiritually and the administration is top notch. I've read a few of the reviews and disagree with some points. The '7 minutes of silence' at lunch (which is 30 minutes long) is to ensure that the students take time to eat their lunch. After the 7 minutes of silence is over they are allowed to talk at inside voice level. After the prayer they are released to recess and can run play and shout to their heart's content. Part of an education is to learn discipline and respect for self and others. I see no reason why students need to be super noisy at school. They can do that at recess or at home. The teachers are well-educated excellent and kind.

  • (5 years ago)

    St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School is a wonderful school with an awesome parent community and a dedicated faculty and staff. The school prinicipal Sister Mary Jacinta is a constant presence in the school and is dedicated to providing an academically challenging curriculum within a spiritually nurturing environment. My child is thriving at this school and we could not imagine having our child at any other school.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is average and only if you are a very conservative Catholic family. If your child does not fit the mold of quiet and reserved but is a free thinker this is not the school for you. The teachers are not tolerant of any noisy behavior. The children are made to be silent for 7 minutes at the beginning of lunch. They are all wanting to talk and relax but are not allowed to. There has been alot of yelling by teachers in the past but this is improving. Many of the families are parishioners of St. Catherine and very conservative.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is excellent! Our kids have gone to this school now for 4 years and they both are doing great. It is a lot of work for them but the results are great. Also happy to say their minds are not being destroyed by the leftist teachers unions!

  • (7 years ago)

    I have found St. Caterine of Siena to be a truly oustanding school. The foundation in Math Reading and Writing to be unparalleld in the elementary system. I have discussed the level of expectaions and progress with parents throughout the U.S. and the education at St. Catherine's is better than 80% of the parents I speak to. I have the choice of sending my son to any school in the Northwest Atlanta area. I have found that the education is well worth the cost.

  • (7 years ago)

    Saint Catherine of Siena Catholic School is absolutely terrific. It nurtures an environment of acceptance love and challenging academics. The parental involvement is extraordinary and the teachings of the Catholic Faith is an added bonus. You can't go wrong with Christ in the classroom.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have had my child at SCS for 4 years. Overall it is average. There are limited children's entertainment programs or extracurricular activities (ex singing Christmas evening programs sports). Also I've not seen my child bring one art project home. For the most part the teachers are great. The communication between school and parents good be better. The parents are required to volunteer 30 hours or pay $300 which I don't agree with. We both have 2 jobs each in order to send our child here which does not leave much free time. Overall it is average not sure it is worth the money except for the fact the kids are in a 'nice' protected environment.

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