School Details

St. Catharine of Siena School

2330 Perkiomen Avenue, Reading, PA 19606
(610) 779-5810
NR

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-8 293 students 15 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

About this school

St. Catharine of Siena School is a private middle school in Mount Penn. The principal of St. Catharine of Siena School is Sister Bernadette A. Keane. 293 students attend St. Catharine of Siena School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. The student to teacher ratio at St. Catharine of Siena School is 15:1. Exeter Twp Junior High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 84% %
Hispanic 7% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% %
Asian 4% %
Multiracial 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    This school is horrible! The bullying here is a big problem as well as the principal. The principle here is horrendous. The principal causes my children and is a nightmare to email or even talk to on the phone. My kids are afraid to go to school because of the verbal abuse produced by the teachers and staff. My one kid is in gifted and is miserable as a result of the gifted teacher. The responce time to my emails if any is awful. This school is an atrocity and anyone who thinks different should schedual a doctors appointment becuase they are clearly suffering from an hallucination

  • (1 year ago)

    Our family has been with SCS for nearly a decade and LOVE it. The students are respectful well educated and follow Christian values. The teachers are extremely dedicated and kind. Each class is small and the kids feel like family. We wouldn't want to go anywhere else!

  • (1 year ago)

    My two children attend St. Catharine's and we have had such a wonderful experience there. The teachers are caring and really get to know each child and family. Communication with teachers is excellent. I have had teachers call me at 8 00 on a week night or email back to me on the weekend just to get in touch with me about my child. They are extremely accommodating for children with any kinds of special needs and do all that they can to make sure the child receives the services they are entitled to - and they do it without month long waits! The families are dedicated to their children's educations and it really shows. There is definitely a feeling of community at this school. We love it!

  • (2 years ago)

    ! This school is absolutely horrible when it comes to communication. I am actually debating on pulling my child out of this school halfway through the school year because our experience has been absolutely horrible! They don't have any time for working parents. The Christmas concert was at 1 00pm on a Friday afternoon. That just shows they don t care what you are deprived of if you work. If you try to communicate with anyone (teachers or guidance counselors) it may takes days if you here back at all. I have had to call the principle just to get information. Severely disappointed in this school. You pay a lot of money for nothing.

  • (4 years ago)

    Saint Catharine of Siena School prepares its students to be life-long learners through its religious values and challenging academic programs. The teachers care about their students and the parents take an active role through the HSO and other volunteer opportunities. The students are the best!

  • (6 years ago)

    My two children are presently attending. My son will be graduating soon and I feel his well prepared for high school. Several teachers have taken a personal interest in him to help him both academically and marally. My daughter has been enjoying each year she has been there. She has made close friends and has grown in maturity.

  • (7 years ago)

    I attended this school and now so do my children. It is a wonderful religious and educational environment that all my children will attend for several years to come and follow through at CCHS.

  • (8 years ago)

    My two children attended St. Catharine's. Both were very well prepared for high school. The school is challenging academically and very supportive of extra-curricular activities. Teachers are qualified and caring. Parents are involved and active.

  • (8 years ago)

    The school is a very caring and academically challenging atmosphere. The tuition is not high. In comparison to other parochial schools in Berks County the cost falls in the middle.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is not great. I was a student her and there aren't any opportunities. The school has sky rocket prices.

  • (9 years ago)

    A great family oriented school with very dedicated teachers and a nuturing environment.

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