37 Parent Reviews for St. Thomas Aquinas Grade School
I have found the academic load to be a bit rigorous, but the results, fantastic!
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Posted by a parent on 11/12/13
I have been in Arizona for 4 years. It took 3.5 yrs to find a school which offered quality education, reasonable classroom sizes (24 students on average), educators who are teachers - not just doing their job. We have 2 children in school currently - 5th and 1st. They are doing well and my husband
... Read more and I are extremely happy with the eduction. My 5th graders has some holes in his learning so this school has taken the time to assess him, identify those areas and develop a plan with us to work on those areas. His progress is noticeable. This school is definitely taking the time to identify problem areas for children and working on them. If you are looking for a great school - this is it! Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/11/13
Maybe a notch below average here or there. Students get basics but do not have access to art or music room or labs. Some classrooms have older computers that may limit media options. Integration of technology into learning is limited. Additional programming is all pay to play. You pay for premium but
... Read more get basic. Teachers are fundamentally strong and caring;many go above and beyond. Read less
Posted by a parent on 03/03/12
This school is average on every account. Nothing out of the ordinary. That is about it.
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Posted by a parent on 02/18/12
STA is a warm, loving environment, and we are honored and priviledged to have the opportunity to send our children to this school. Excellent teachers from PK-8, working together to provide a safe, nurturing, spiritual, and challenging academic programs. The parents are actively involved in the school,
... Read more and our active in the church as well. The children in the school are held to high expectations, and the result is polite, engaging students at all levels. We could not be happier to be a part of this wonderful school and church community. Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/05/11
The academics are good, but they are very traditional, inflexible and rigid in thinking and practice. If you're child fits the Catholic school kid mold, and apparently there is such a mold, then this is the place to spend your hard earned money. And keep in mind that the more you contribute financially
... Read more to the school and parish, the better your experience will be. The teachers and administration have proved untrustworthy and deceiving. It is always clear that there is another agenda. Communication is lacking. Read less
Posted by a parent on 03/25/11
We cannot be more pleased with our school. The principal has this marvelous combination of fun and high expectations! We truly believe that our children are receiving a top-notch education and will be prepared for their high school years. Grades K-8 have experienced teachers with clear expectations.
... Read more Grades 6-8 have exceptional, professional educators. We love that our children attend a small school where parents are involved and families know each other well! Even our office staff is outstanding...friendly and helpful. Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/06/11
I will forever sing STA's praises to any and all interested parties. Our son is now in first grade and loving every minute of it. Last year his kindegarden teacher was able to uncover his academic strengths and defecits with pin-point accuracy. While the outside tutoring meant more out of pocket my partner
... Read more and I have geater peace of mind knowing where our child is and what the pre secondary school years will be like. Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/08/09
STA has been a great experience for our children and family. We currently have a child in the 1st grade class and can not be more pleased with the education to this point. The Kindergarten teacher has done a wonderful job preparing these children for the 1st grade. It's truly amazing how children
... Read more can blossom personally and educationally during each year with the nurturing teaching professionals that this school has at every grade level. Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/02/09
2009 is a new year and we can't say enough good things about STA. Last year was a frustrating waste of time and money. This year our child is reading, thriving and happy. The 1st grade teacher is amazing! The perfect example of a committed, quality teacher. Her extensive early education background is
... Read more obvious. STA has many more just like her as the children move up through 8th grade. New homework club, expanding athletics and excellent student govt are the icing on the cake. One suggestion would be that STA make sure that the teacher quality and expectations remain constant from grade to grade. Read less
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Avondale schools — St. Thomas Aquinas Grade School is located at 13720 W Thomas Rd, Avondale AZ 85392. 13720 W Thomas Rd is in the 85392 ZIP code in Avondale, AZ The school district for St. Thomas Aquinas Grade School is the Diocese Of Phoenix. St. Thomas Aquinas Grade School is a Catholic school that serves grade levels PK - 8.
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