St. David's is a quality Christian school. As an Upper School teacher I am supported very much by the administration. My freedom to choose my curriculum has allowed me to focus on conducting labs and allowing students to learn through authentic tasks. This flexibility allows me to teach my students how to think independently so that I can teach them to do science rather than perform a series of steps that I wrote. Furthermore students are led through dynamic worship services and are given many chances to help lead worship themselves. Witnessing Christ working through students and seeing them speak His word has been such an influence on my own faith.
St. David's School is a private high school in Raleigh. The principal of St. David's School is Kevin J. Lockerbie. 631 students attend St. David's School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. The ratio of students to teachers at St. David's School is 10:1. Trilogy School is one of the nearest high schools.
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This school is academically rigorous and it provides excellent extra-curricular opportunities to all students. Because of the school's size most middle and high school sports are non-cut. Although my children have been only tangentially involved in them the arts programs are fantastic. The musical and dramatic performances blow me away whenever I attend them. I am amazed at how talented children can become when they have been well coached. Most importantly with a few rare exceptions there is a general air of sweetness and concern that students show one another. As my son said shortly after he began attending St. David's middle school - "You don't have to be one of the cool kids. People just like you for who you are." It's a great safe environment in which a child can mature develop and engage in self-discovery.
Just happened across this site and saw the various reviews on St. David's. I have to write something here because I totally agree with the earlier reviews and are somewhat baffled by the latest review. Yes the school has amazing new facilities but our family hasn't seen that take away from the education -- in fact it gives the already amazing faculty there even better tools to work with. Maybe we're a bit biased as our kids simply love their school and we see it all through their eyes. No place has 100% perfection but from our experience any time there have been issues of any sort -- academic social or otherwise -- we've received wise graceful appropriate responses from the administration and faculty. We've often been amazed at the quality of the people there.
We left St. Davids this year and wont be returning. Leadership seems more concerned on spending money on buildings than on education. Administration will not support teachers or respond to parent concerns. Until these issues are addressed school enrollment will continue to decline.
We switched our kids to St. David's four years ago and we've been so happy. It was a challenge for our kids as they hadn't gone to such an academically challenging school before but the teachers and school support structure really helped them succeed and now they are thriving.
Any school that has an honor code that really works and an environment where kindergarten students are welcomed by High School students with great academics and a love for Christ we have found out childrn's school for life.
I love the fact that St. David's is decidedly Christian - not just in name only. My children have devotions every morning to start the day meaningful chapel services with high quality music and lessons teachers who live out their faith daily and encourage the same in the students. I hope they never lose touch with this fundamental quality. For parents simply looking for a school of status and aren't interested in a strong Christian atmosphere look elsewhere because this school truly lives out its motto - faith virtue knowledge. My children are so happy at school and I feel good dropping them off each day knowing they're being nurtured in a Christian atmosphere.
This is a great school. We have been there since Kindergarten and find the overall environment to be outstanding. The teachers really care about the students and are interested in helping each one. Our base school was not acceptable and we are very happy we got into St. David's. My daughter loves it and wants to go to school each day.
This is a great school. The teachers really inspire the children to do their best. As a parent of two rather gifted children I can't say the same about the public school they attended where they seemed to sort of languish. They are so happy at St. David's. Unfortunately the expense of private school is too much so we are headed back to public or charter.
This is a strict honor code school and it makes all the difference. In this school honesty and self-discipline generate a respect for others and self that create a culture of integrity in every aspect of school life.