We love this school! There seems to have been some negative talk and reviews floating around recently, and we just want to say that all places have their issues, so we look at what the school provides, not what some people do or do not like about a particular school. What does this school provide?
... Read more An excellent academic program, training in study skills and critical thinking skills, nice facilities (especially the new gym!), a fun sports program, academic competition opportunities, modern technological teaching methods, a safe environment, and kind, friendly, helpful staff. That being said, none of those are the most important to us! The most important thing, and what will keep us here regardless of the free educational opportunities offered elsewhere, is that our children our developing into wonderful, responsible, Christian people. They learn and live the values and virtues of Jesus at SHCS. (even if there are some students who do not) They get to experience the presence of Christ in their school life - this is why our money, and yes sacrifices, are worth it - and why we are excited to stay. Thank you teachers and staff! Read less
Posted by a parent on 02/13/15
St Helen, like any school, is not perfect. Schools are challenged with constantly keeping up with the very best in education. We know, we've tried a couple in this area and beyond. And none of them measure up to St. Helen Catholic School. 93% Of the students at St Helen test at or ABOVE average in
... Read more national standardized testing! What other school does that? If fact, 2 (two) St. Helen graduates recently took Valedictorian honors and 2 SEPARATE schools in the area! Don't mistake academia for money - this is not a rich kids' school - MANY families receive financial aid. It is indeed, a Catholic school so Christian values are incorporated into every aspect of the students' education, from curriculum, to recess, to lunch and sports. So what are the down sides you ask? There are a couple middle school issues (teacher, programming) that need to be addressed, but the administration is aware and they are working on this. One thing is for sure: Your child will have core values on which to stand, a solid education, and a well rounded perspective when they leave here. Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/22/13
The negative reviews are very interesting reading indeed. I cannot say that I have had the same experience at all. My kids are still in the lower grades, oldest is in 3rd. We have been at the school for 4 years and have been very impressed with how well our kids are doing and how much they enjoy the
... Read more school. The ONLY negative that I can point out is not so much a fault of the school. There is only 1 class per grade. This has advantages and disadvantages. Everybody knows each other, including the parents and this can be a big plus. But if a child has difficulty with a classmate, it can be hard for them to "move on" and find other friends. Is this limitation in social opportunity a big deal? I don't know but with a 3rd grader just entering the years of playground politics, I wonder. I can see where there are some cliques of parents but why should I care? It's the same everywhere, I don't send my kids to school for my social benefit, and I certainly haven't seen groups of adult friends acting overly exclusionary or snobbish. By and large I find everybody, especially including the faculty and staff, to be extremely approachable, receptive and friendly. Read less
Posted by a parent on 03/19/13
For a private school I expected higher academic standards. Sometimes my child had a very good teacher, but more than one teacher should not have been teaching. Our concerns as parents regarding the quality of some of the teachers were shuffled aside by the principal as irrelevant. The last few years
... Read more have been very disappointing, no better and sometimes worse than public school. We kept our child at St. Helen mostly for the friendships, and sometimes we wonder if it would have been better for our child's social and intellectual development to have switched to public school several years ago. As far as spiritual development is concerned, there is the appropriate emphasis one would expect in a Catholic school. But spiritual development alone will not get the kids into a good college. Read less
Posted by a parent on 03/09/13
Saint Helen's is a truly wonderful school. We are in our second year and I can not think of one negative. The teachers and staff show love and kindness and teach the children gospel values. Respect for others as well as yourself is what has really stood out. I am so happy to be a part of this school
... Read more and am happy to say my child will be attending all the way thru 8th and know he will be carrying the love and knowledge he has learned for his entire life. Read less
Posted by a parent on 12/30/12
I feel like the words I choose will in no way measure up to the beauty of this school, but I will try. St. Helen is a choice we made a long time ago for our three children and it is the best decision we have ever made. I could go on and on about the quality of the teachers, staff, curriculum and Catholic
... Read more standards, but those have already been well express. Our litmus test? Our three children. I have seen them shaped into compassionate, kind, respectful, honest young men and women. I will admit, at first my husband and I were not sure if the sacrifice would outweigh the benefit when it came to choosing Catholic schools for our children, but St. Helen has exceeded expectations we did not even realize were important to us until we saw them live out in our children. Not only are we sure they are prepared educationally for the world in front of them, we now know that they are more than prepared spiritually, emotionally and morally. Of course we are the first teachers of our children. St. Helen has enriched and assisted our family teachings in beautiful ways that we see come to light every day. Is it worth the sacrifice? A million times over. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/03/11
This is our 7th year at SHCS, and we absolutely love it! St. Helen may not have all the extras that you can get in larger schools, but they offer a ton of extra-curriculars such as athletics, PSIA, drama, yearbook, and on and on. Academics are first-rate. Students score well on standardized tests
... Read more and participate in State-level competitions. The teachers are wonderful--very approachable for the kids, and the staff is accessible and friendly. The principal is always visible, and is at practically every school event. The coaches truly work with every student who wants to participate in sports. The Catholic values that they teach are what set St. Helen apart. There are a lot of Catholic schools in the area, but St. Helen is the best mix of small-town family and big-city opportunities. The principal and the staff are CONSTANTLY finding ways to make the school even better. Truly dedicated! I would encourage anyone who is considering Catholic school for their children to check out St. Helen. I'm disappointed in the negative reviews here, knowing who wrote them and how they have their own agenda. Don't let them scare you off. Come see for yourself! You won't be disappointed. Read less
Posted by a parent on 07/25/11
Simply an amazing school with above average teachers and administration!! After having been in another area Catholic school for years before transferring to St. Helen, I can honestly say that St. Helen's curriculum , staff and Catholic identity is head and shoulders above anything we have seen while
... Read more not only attending our previous school, but in also researching other schools. I love that the priests at St. Helen Church interact with the children daily, in everything from eating lunch with them, attending their events, and hosting ice cream parties to being very involved in their religious education. Read less
Posted by a parent on 07/13/11
This school did not meet my academic or spiritual expectations. I think they could do a lot better with some small adjustments, but I do not know if they want to be what a Catholic school should be
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Posted by a other on 07/01/11
St. Helens is a avearge school with alot of room for improvement. The instruction is very traditional and the curriulum is lacking. Good teachers are limited. Some years we had a good teacher. Other years, the teacher and instruction was below average. When paying for your education, teacher quality
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Georgetown schools — St. Helen Catholic School is located at 2700 E University Ave, Georgetown TX 78626. 2700 E University Ave is in the 78626 ZIP code in Georgetown, TX The school district for St. Helen Catholic School is the Diocese Of Austin. St. Helen Catholic School is a Catholic school that serves grade levels PK - 8.
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