14 Parent Reviews for St. Matthias/transfiguration School
We have two children at St. Matthias. It is a small, progressive school with a commitment to diversity, academic excellence, and a nurturing, family-centered environment. It is also in the process of becoming an IB school. Tuition is really reasonable. Every day when I drop my kids off, I know they are
... Read more cared about, safe, and learning important skills for success in education and in life. Class sizes are small. Kids have Spanish twice a week, gym twice a week, and music and art once a week, along with plenty of recess and lunch time. My kids are thriving and their teachers work hard to make learning interesting and fun. The new principal, Adam Dufault (as of July 2012), is outstanding and brings great energy and a clear vision for the future. We love, love, love this school! Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/16/13
St. Matthias is a growing school that has clear vision, great leadership, motivated teachers and involved parents. In the near future, St. Matthias will have a IB program at the school. The current principal, Adam Dufault, has numberous years of experience and the past principal is leading the IB program.
... Read more The teachers are getting the continuing education they need from the specialized IB program. The families are help support the school and in each other with consistent communcation. If you have children from 2 years old to 8th grade, please consider this school. Adam Dufault or Sheila, assistant principal, are willing to give you a private tour upon your request. When you have a chance, please review the video on St Matthias Facebook for more details. Read less
Posted by a parent on 12/26/12
This is our first year at St. Matthias and we have 2 children here. We love this school. The principle and admission director are full of energy and constantly work on making the school better. We love individualized approach to kids needs, great parental involvement, technology and project based learning.
... Read more All kids have Spanish classes, gym, computers, music, art and daily outdoor recess. Teachers are great, caring and very attentive. This is a great community school and strong academics. We highly recommend it Read less
Posted by a parent on 02/17/11
My 3 kids love the school. My oldest, now in 4th grade has been there since kindergarten. It is a wonderful community school and I feel my kids are getting a very well rounded education. They have many community building events and have a top notch academic program.
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Posted by a parent on 03/23/10
This school has many good things to offer. They have laptops for every child in 6th grade to eigth grade. The teachers are very nice here and they really care about each and every student. Sometimes they can be strict though but mostly all of the time they are joking around and having fun while teaching
... Read more us. Our teachers seem to really enjoy teaching us because if they didnt why would they stay here? But you have to fit in and make friends with the parents the parents run the school events and if you're not in the loop you'll find out after you child finds out :) St. Matthias also has a robotics team who won the regional competition and moved on to state. They met Amy freeze the weather lady from Fox chicago news on channel 32. The math is one grade level ahead too :) Read less
Posted by a student on 02/23/09
I love this school!!! I've been at this school since, well forever and i really like it. Sometimes the teachers can be jerks but it's cause they care for you. I think that this is a really great school. all of my brothers and sisters have gone here. I really like it, and next year i graduate. I think
... Read more that when i do I'll come to visit any day. They have great laptops and great teachers. In math classes the jurior high is a grade a head of other schools. The programs are great and challenging!!! Read less
Posted by a student on 11/11/08
we have one child @ st.matthias they have alot to offer but you must fit in !with the parents other wise you will be out! parents are running this school.
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Posted by a parent on 08/28/08
I enrolled my child here a few years ago and they really do not seem to enjoy it. The principal promised a lot of things that have still not gone through. My child is also having problems switching from a Project Based Learning environment to and high school testing environment.
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Posted by a parent on 05/22/08
All of our children have attended St. Matthias. We were especially impressed with the work that Mrs. Reinhard did turning the school around after the 30 year reign of Sister Marcien. Ms. De Sapio is nice, but strict about getting children to school on time! A $5 fee will result if they are overly
... Read more tardy! The technology in the classrooms is first class. Our teachers were invited to speak at the state legislature re: our state of the art technology in the classrooms. The children at the school are very respectful, smart and well-spoken. The staff is warm and accomodating. Fabulous after/before school program. Father Terry is a great visionary leader with a kind heart and an open mind. Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/13/07
This school recently changed principal this year. It is still trying to find out where and what it wants to do. They say they value parents input yet none of the staff ever says good morning, or are courteous. They have double standards depending on if you have money or just a middle class parent payee.
... Read more I think it have potention to be a great school if the staff and heads listened more. Read less
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Chicago schools — St. Matthias/transfiguration School is located at 4910 N Claremont Ave Ste 1, Chicago IL 60625. 4910 N Claremont Ave Ste 1 is in the 60625 ZIP code in Chicago, IL St. Matthias/transfiguration School is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 8.
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