I agree with the last 3 reviews, let's see if sister Elizabeth (superintendent) could do something, tradition of excellent? Maybe in the past, Catholics values? Of course not!! No at this school. Parents are very involved!!
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Posted by a parent on 08/02/14
This school is awful (Let's see if the school has my comments removed again!!!!) It seems they monitor this page more than they do each other. My daughter was discriminated against and treated poorly by the staff, who set the example for the students. I was raised in Catholic school and this is a school
... Read more for the damned. Please do not send your precious daughters there, unless you want them to transform into self serving little monsters. What a waste! The smart ones are going to Radford. Go Knights! Read less
Posted by a parent on 03/06/14
Terrible. You won't learn a thing. Most of the "teachers" are not educators. Catholic values? If you (or your parents) have enough money, you can get away with anything here. The principle is a lazy and difficult to work with. I don't know where all that tuition money goes cause it surely doesn't go
... Read more into fixing the old building, old books, old (or no) equipment. This is more like a socialite school. I graduated about 5 years ago, my sister graduated more recently (we were forced) and we were both very unhappy. Please do your research before sending your kids here and please do not force your children to go to any school they don't want to. But if you want to literally waste your money then go for it. Send them here. Read less
Posted by a other on 08/30/13
Sure it's popular among parents but this school is simply about image, not values. This school boasts of Christian values but they don't follow them at all. As a student, I was often ostracized by students as well as staff, simply because I couldn't speak Spanish. Male teacher slip in sexist remarks,
... Read more including "Women are seen, not heard." That is just awful and discouraging. Even the counselors gave me a hard time. It offers a good education, but a growing girl's individuality can be hindered greatly by the hostile environment disguised by the beautiful campus. I had gone there since 6th grade and had to transfer during the last couples months of my sophomore year. Being forced to go to mass didn't make me a better person. Each year, I felt like I was living the same day over and over again. I didn't get the beautiful friendships or "sisterhood" that all the alumna go on about. It's not for everyone. If you want your daughter to go here, please let her see the school. Whatever you do, DO NOT FORCE HER TO GO IF SHE DOES NOT WANT TO. You'd think that going to an all-girl school would be an empowering enriching experience but the way Loretto does things is closed minded and medieval. Read less
Posted by a other on 07/06/13
Switched our children out El Paso Country Day School to Loretto Academy after being there for 2 years....made a world of difference. EPCDS is the most expensive school in el paso but does not offer much. Loertto Academy has turned out to be a perfect choice for us. I have a son in first grade and
... Read more a daughter in pre-k. They love it. Both are doing great academically and the kids and parents of this school are much less elite snobs and with no reason to be. LOVE LORETTO. They really support child growth socially as well as academically. Wish I chose this school first. I made the mistake of putting this school as my second choice and EPCDS as my first. My children paid for my poor choice. But they are doing great now. Read less
Posted by a parent on 03/05/13
I love loretto and other student will too. Loretto will teach great educational skills . I highly recommend the Academy
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Posted by a other on 03/17/12
Traditions, small class size and teachers who take an interest in challenging each student toward a standard of excellence. I am one of three sisters (and several cousins) that attended.
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Posted by a other on 05/20/10
Love Loretto Academy!! Alumna and now a parent, my daughter is experiencing the wonderful traditions and excellent education offered by Loretto Academy.
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Posted by a parent on 05/19/10
i love everything about the school. the grounds, the students and teachers, the core values they teach, academics. the amazing job the theatre dept does with it's limited resources. the service learning projects. there is just so much. i went to school there and now my daughter goes there. i believe
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Posted by a parent on 04/25/10
I am a student who has been at Loretto my whole life and I can honestly say that the school is a waste of money. It used to be a good school, but it seems that in recent years it has become extremely unsatisfying. Loretto parents are very involved... So much so that many of the (uncertified) parents
... Read more are now 'teaching' a variety of classes and attempting to enforce their own values upon the students. Although the school's administration will probably disagree, individuality is not encouraged. (I'm not a social person. I was recently threatened by the principal to be refused from the school unless I change my social habits and get some friends... I will be switching schools next year.) If you don't speak a reasonable amount of Spanish, this school is not for you. I can not reccommend this school and I advise you to seek education elsewhere. Read less
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El Paso schools — Loretto Academy is located at 1300 Hardaway St, El Paso TX 79903. 1300 Hardaway St is in the 79903 ZIP code in El Paso, TX The school district for Loretto Academy is the Diocese Of El Paso. Loretto Academy is a Catholic school that serves grade levels PK - 12.
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