Today I wanted to do as I promised last week and highlight some of the area schools. Unfortunately I didn’t get much response from my post, “I need your help.” Because I haven’t heard back from anyone about how wonderful St. Ambrose is, I thought I’d share a couple thoughts myself. First of all, St. Ambrose school is located IN our neighborhood. That is a huge plus for those of us who are looking for a school that is within walking distance. (or a close drive) I have never visited the parish before but I have heard wonderful things both about the church and the school from close friends of mine. I reached out to a couple of those friends last week to ask about the PreK program and here are a few snippets from our emails:
The community is wonderful, and the teachers are so loving. Although neither of my kids will have gone to pre-K there, I have heard nothing but absolutely wonderful things about the pre-K teacher, Mrs. Heer – and from my interactions with her she seems like a lovely, loving person. The aftercare providers are great – most of them are actually the teachers, and then a few extras like Mrs. Tomai from Weekday Nursery. The kids are in smaller groups with like-aged kids until 5:30 or so, and then those that remain are all put together, all grades. I really have been very impressed with the parents I have met, in addition to the teachers, and I really like the principal, Mrs. Carter, as well.
My child really loves going to school — and I believe the teachers are key to that! Also, the principal Dian is also amazing, she really sets the culture in the school. And in both programs, all the real “learning” is before lunch. After lunch in PreK they only read some books and have play time. The PreK programs offer a lot of outside free play — another very important part of school to me!
These two friends are amazing, smart, educated people and had nothing but wonderful things to say about the school. St. Ambrose educates children from the PreK age to grade 8. And truthfully, I’d love to hear from other parents who send their children to this school. Feel free to leave a comment on this blog. It would be really helpful. St. Ambrose is hosting an open house on Jan 25th. See the information that they provided below. I hope to check out the school soon.
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK — OPEN HOUSE and TOURS
We invite the entire community to join us for a celebration of Catholic Schools Week – the last week of January. St. Ambrose School will host an open house with tours for prospective families from 11-1PM on Sunday January 25th. A current student will lead you from classroom to classroom where you can meet the teachers and ask any questions you have about St. Ambrose School.
St. Ambrose is a very warm community. Come meet our family and see everything the school has to offer!
Learn more about academics, specials programs, tuition at: http://sacheverly.org/saint-ambrose-school