From the moment we stepped into St. Al’s to take a tour of the school, we felt at home. As soon as our daughter met the teachers and staff, they never forgot who she was - even before she became a student at the school. Everyone, not just the faculty and staff, has been friendly and welcoming.
We have been impressed with the technology that exists considering the smaller size of the school. We were also drawn to the smaller class sizes which provide more personal attention and allow the faculty to better recognize individual strengths and weaknesses. Sometimes bigger isn’t always better.Monica and Jeff Alexander
I knew St. Al’s was different as soon as two of my three children started Vacation Bible School last summer. The leaders went out of their way to make them feel welcome, and my children had a great time. It was an especially nice experience for my son who was going to start kindergarten in the fall. He was very excited and was counting the days to the ice cream social when he would meet his teachers and classmates.
The best word I can use to describe our experience so far at St. Al’s is “Wow.” Every single person we have met has been extremely friendly and that has really helped make our first experience with school special. The teachers are incredible! You can really tell they care about their students and it is not just a job to them. Communication is top notch and we have loved all the “extra” things the kids get to do like sports, the book fair and Lunch with Santa. We have learned quickly that St. Al’s isn’t just that “round church on Bridgetown,” it’s family - and a great place to be.Vicki and Jim Harrell
I graduated from St. Al’s in 2007 and I am currently a 2nd yea student at The Ohio State University. I am so grateful to my parents for making the decision to send me to St. Al’s. I have nothing but fond memories of my time spent at St. Al’s and I was fully prepared for the next step in my academic journey. The small classroom settings allowed teachers to give individual attention to each student. I had opportunities to participate in Science Olympiad, spelling bees and other competitions, and I was exposed to a great deal of technology that made the transition into high school seamless. The teachers at St. Al’s have a tremendous dedication to academics and truly care about each student. They stress hard work and have high expectations for their students. Also, I have benefited from being able to learn in an environment that is centered on Christian values. The St. Al’s community is such a warm, caring and tight-knit one, each time I visit the school, I still feel like it’s home.
St. Al’s Graduate - Class of 2007
2010 National Merit Commended Student
Mother of Mercy Class of 2011
Since I am from a data and research profession, if you are trying to convince me of something, just present me the facts along with your results and let me make my decision. So, when it came to making one of our biggest decisions - where to educate our daughter, you can only imagine what was going to transpire when it came to research. The school we chose would have to set itself apart from others – with proof of the highest standards in academic excellence. Would this place exist? Without a question it does; it’s St. Al’s and I remember how thrilled I was to know it was there for my child.
When we visited, I just could not believe how natural it was to the staff (and how patient they were, mind you) to provide me with facts regarding their school. It was just incredible - high percentages of students on the honor roll, math and reading scores for students are in the top ten percent of the nation, Science Olympiad winners – the list went on and on. I was in education heaven! And, since I got to meet a number of these students (and their parents) on our visits, I could see how real the results were. These were great kids with great parents – who were totally committed to their education. They proved it to me – St. Al’s students excelled. And, in turn, they are prepared for the ultimate goal of succeeding in high school, as well as succeeding in life. How awesome! So we enrolled our daughter the following Sunday.
A day never goes by, as she progresses, that I am not amazed by the difference choosing a Catholic education at St. Al’s has made, to her and to our family. I say “Catholic” because that is the most important lesson I learned in this whole process. Before she came to St. Al’s, as a parent, I was so focused on curriculum. And I must admit, my husband and I have gone through some life trials– where maybe our faith waivered a bit. But, no more! Now that she is here at St. Al’s there is so much more to it. It makes me sad that we could have missed out on the most important part of all – having God involved in this education. When you bring your child to St. Al’s School and Church, you bring them to Christ. And I am so grateful that we are surrounded by wonderful loving families that have decided to come too. We absolutely love it here.
Sue and Greg Lamb
“I just wanted to thank my teachers for preparing me so well for high school. This year, even though basketball and volleyball have taken up a lot of my time, I’ve been able to keep up with my academic load thanks to the preparation I had at St. Al’s. I’m holding a 3.9 GPA with a class rank of 19. In math, I’m assisting other students with Algebra.”Haley Snowden