My two children have been at St. Albert the Great school for six years and we have been thoroughly satisfied with the academic and spiritual growth the school have provided them. Here are the reasons I would recommend this school to anyone 1.The teachers are kind and compassionate and treat the children as their own living out their call as Christians. 2.The teachers are creative and get the students excited about reading and learning math science and social studies with hands-on projects thus making the academics top-notch. 3.The music and art programs are excellent. 4. My kids are excited to go to Mass every week with school (and with our family on Sundays) because they are able to participate and they feel like a true school family. 5. Children are encouraged to interact with students from other grades as a part of the faith families program and there truly is a sense of family. 6. While the school is Catholic and based in Catholic teachings there are many non-Catholics enrolled in the school and they are embraced as brothers and sisters and encouraged to grow closer to God in their own personal faith journey with whatever faith they profess.
St. Albert the Great School is a private middle school in Kettering. The principal of St. Albert the Great School is Mr. Michael E. Kirry, who can be contacted at email@example.com. 416 children attend St. Albert the Great School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. The student to teacher ratio at St. Albert the Great School is 17:1. Van Buren Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.
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I was disappointed that most of the staff do not live by catholic principles of treating every child like God's child. I feel that the school is lacking in leadership because there is a sense that teachers gossip about children and the more wealthy families are held in high esteem.
This school is an insult to educational institutions everywhere. Both the teachers and the parents are far more concerned with their elitist cliques and daily gossip of upper middle-class suburbia than with meeting anything but the most basic educational needs of their students. That raw deal however is only even granted for students who's family is in good standing among the cliques. Regarding the rest of the student body those that remain quiet and obedient receive their sub-standard education with minimal duress. As for those students who dare to toe the line or even cross it they become the central focus of the staff and are labeled almost immediately as a "problem child". Henceforth that student will have every detail of their behavior documented and subsequently exaggerated by the staff into convoluted evidence of deviancy. This you see is how St. Albert manages to somehow maintain their immaculate ratings and scores; by removing any student who even poses a minute threat to those ratings. Of the teachers whom I have interacted with few are qualified. Regarding the principal the lack of professionalism communication and leadership skills is simply appalling.
St. Albert the Great is a wonderful school. All of my children attended school here from preschool through 8th grade. Each went on to high school more than prepared and received scholarships to several Universities. The teachers are excellent! They are willing to do anything to make your child successful! Come early or stay late. They have high expectations for each student . The math and science are challenging academic programs. The science opportunities are wonderful. They participate in the science fair dissect sharks and go on several field trips. My children loved the Smart boards in their classroom and the access to technology. The Art and Music programs at St. Albert the Great are exceptional! Each student has the opportunity to participate in musical programs and art shows. By far the best thing at this school is the St. Albert community. Each of my children were given the opportunity to do service in the community and beyond each year. The religious education received was wonderful. Each of my children have lifelong friendships made here. Thank you to the teachers and the St. Albert community!!!!
My kids have been in this school for several years. I wouldn't recommend this school to other parents. The teachers are very gossipy. There is at least 2 hours of homework each night and it states this in the policy book. If you child is in after school sports or activities don't except to then to be in bed until at least 10pm. In my opinion the principle has a hard time maintaining his school at the level it should be at. We have experienced teachers not inputting grades or the wrong grades. Best advice I can offer is to have a basket and keep ALL paperwork in there until the end of the school year. The required summer packets must be done and it counted against your child if it isn't done and turned in the first week of school. First impression of the front office is very unfriendly and cold. Follow through on everything from grade books teachers paperwork reports teacher pages. There is no accountability where the teachers are concerned and the principle isn't the person you should turn to for help. The school is very clickish. Parents are the worse. Please beware of the school handbook. No asking questions no questioning and that goes for staff and parents.
2008 there was a few discipline problems. However they were few and have since been remedied. The supposed "other" problems were simply "figments of the disenchanted minds" that were at work. Discipline starts first in the home; the school should not be there to discipline a child from scratch; enforcement of discipline should be a minor task in a teacher's already busy day. A few of the disgruntled from past years have left the school; they now face similar "problems" wherever they go.....I wish them well and will say that St. Albert has it "going on" and has had it for quite some time. St. Albert feeds many schools including CJ Alter Fairmont and many others. My daughter and several kids that graduated in the St. Albert class of 2008 went to CJ and nearly every one of them are preparing for full ride academic scholarships to DI Universities. THEY WERE WELL PREPARED! Thank you St. Albert teachers and community!
I just graduated their last year and after spending 10 years there it was the greatest place that I could have ever gone to school at I learned so much and I have made friends and memories that will last a lifetime!
I recfently transferred my daughter here and they are willing to do whatever to make her comfortable in her transition and help her get up to par. I am very pleased!
A true sense of community; great staff and great students!
St. Albert's has a severe disapline problem that shows signs of improvement in the future. However a working disapline system will not be set up for many years. Academics are alright. Some teachers are absolutly outstanding but other teachers are simply awful and have no teaching skill what so ever. Overall the school is filled with good people with good intentions but unfortuently those intentions do not always have the best result.
St. Albert is a tight community with teachers taking an interest in every child's success.