New year and after first marking season, a good time to assess changes. The school has witnessed a much needed positive infusion of technology, 50 new Dell computers added. The middle school now has a dedicated website for homework assignments and to foster team building. An infusion of technology in
... Read more the middle school classroom across the subjects as well. Very pleased with the curriculum now being aligned with the common core. A small parish based school that is dated in its infrastructure but this is true of all area parochial schools. Weekly mass and service week add to community involvement and values based education. Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/25/13
I am so glad I kept my children at Assumption this year. My children have both a teacher who hung in there and stayed and the new middle school teachers. They are a caring, dedicated and talented bunch and my kids love them! The middle school curriculum is more challenging this year and the support is
... Read more there with after school help. I was nervous last summer with all the negative press but I'm so happy we stayed! Lots of positive changes! Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/24/13
I agree, not the same school it used to be. Just surprised no one above the principal and priest have noticed the change in teachers and drop in enrollment. Sad, really.
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Posted by a parent on 11/07/13
The school has declined in spirit and quality due to a rookie principal and pastor. Principal is disorganized and is late in doing anything...the school is in administrative shambles. Pastor has large ego and micro manages school and stifles the environment. He also makes inappropriate remarks for
... Read more a spiritual leader. Both have been condescending and rude to everyone but their own hires. You can feel the adversarial tension as soon as you walk in the building. The dynamic duo have caused the atmosphere to become cold and unloving. It is amazing how much damage two people can do in such a short time to something that was rock solid. The schools only hope relies in their quick departure. New Middle School Staff summary: Inexperienced math/science teacher that has never taught before and does little teaching in class. Young English teacher who tries to re-live her middle school years through the children and assigns inappropriate books for grade levels and content for a Catholic School. Uninterested Social Studies teacher and Religion teacher. Quality down, Enrollment down, Parent Involvement down, Fundraising down...tuition and kids fighting up. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/19/13
For parents considering Assumption, I strongly recommend that they read the Aug 2013 article in the Worc T&G and also see the Support Assumption Faculty page on Facebook to learn what has happened. It is a tremendous shame. I am a parent of four children who spent many years at Assumption, from fall
... Read more 2003 until this past year. My personal experience with the new administration is consistent with what has been described in the items I referenced. Problem is the destructive combination of inexperience, arrogance and pigheadedness exhibited by the priest/headmaster and the principal, neither of whom had any experience with school administration before the 2012-2013 school year. Until the Bishop replaces the headmaster, and the new headmaster cashiers the hapless principal, parents should look elsewhere. I mean no disrespect to the teachers or the families who chose to stay. But the competence of the administration does matter, and if it is lacking the school will likely continue in turmoil to the detriment of the students. Pray that the Bishop intervenes so that Assumption has a chance to once again be the school described in the pre-2012 reviews on this site. Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/11/13
It takes way to long to get a call back about issues with your kids. One kid gets in school suspension while the kid he hit ends up with out of school suspension. Just one thing after another. And they raised tuition this year. It is no longer a place I want my children.
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Posted by a parent on 09/03/13
The asbestos on the pipes visible in the basement classrooms, the poor ventilation, the sealed windows, the probability of lead paint, and the bad press in the local paper were enough for me to look for a better place for my kids.
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Posted by a other on 09/02/13
This school had 12 new teachers from the Kindergarten aide to 8th grade all in one year and the student enrollment allegedly dropped to around 144 from the 215 reported on this site. The principal and headmaster can be overbearing and there was a really bad story about them in the Worcester Telegram
... Read more and Gazette. My children don't attend anymore. It was safer to move on. Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/30/13
Great school. I am a new seventh grade student here (I just came in December because I did NOT like my old school), and I really like it. The teachers are nice, and the education is great. They dont make the academics too easy, just challenging, which is actually really great so students will learn a
... Read more lot more than they would at any public school. The students are really friendly, I honestly didn't have to worry at all if people were going to like me or not, since I fit right in with the students. There are not a lot of students, so everyone knows everyone. Seventh graders know eigth graders, eighth graders would know sixth graders, etc. I would reccemend this school to anyone. :) Read less
Posted by a other on 03/03/12
One of the best decisions we've made as parents is to send our 2 children to Assuption. My children, my husband and I love it. The children not only learn academics but how to truly be a community. The older children are buddied up with younger ones from K thru 4 and help them throughout the school
... Read more year with various projects. We have found a lifelong friends in some of the Assumption school famiies. We couldn't be happier. I wish the school went right on thru high school. When the time comes, it is going to be difficult to find a high school that can compare to the wonderful enviroment that is at Assumption. With groups like Ski Club, Scrabble Club, Robotics, and Cross Country trach, there are plenty of E.C.A's to choose from. Because the school is not too big, the staff really get to know the children. Great School!!! Read less
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Millbury schools — Assumption School is located at 17 Grove St, Millbury MA 01527. 17 Grove St is in the 01527 ZIP code in Millbury, MA Assumption School is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 8.
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