My daughter loves this school, and so do we! I had been considering homeschooling because my daughter is very sensitive and shy, but after learning about SMS and visiting, both my 5 year-old daughter and I decided it was near-perfect. The principal even met my child at the front door for the first few weeks to walk her to class while she got over her initial anxiety about being away from her mama. I have found everyone to be very welcoming, kind, and surprisingly open-minded and curious about our multiculturalism. Catholicism is certainly a part of the atmosphere and curriculum, but in no way do I feel that other faiths are not respected or tolerated. There are also modest scholarships available for families who demonstrate financial need, so don't discount the school because it is private.