St. James Lutheran School

★★★☆☆
  • 2101 N Fremont St

    Chicago, IL 60614

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  • 773-525-4990

About St. James Lutheran School

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Mon-Fri 7:30am-6pm

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Our daughter has been at St. James for 11 years (2 years of preschool, 1 year of Kindergarten, 1st-8th grade). We couldn't be more satisfied with her Spiritual, Emotional and Educational guidance. As a testimony to the fabulous teachers

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Our daughter has been at St. James for 11 years (2 years of preschool, 1 year of Kindergarten, 1st-8th grade). We couldn't be more satisfied with her Spiritual, Emotional and Educational guidance. As a testimony to the fabulous teachers

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Accidentally came across these reviews tonight. We pulled our kids (3) out five years ago. We endured endless rounds of battles with the administration over the quality and finances of St. James. Bottom line, there aren't any kids in the upper grades because the parents are tired of constantly having to fight for their kids while being pressured to give more money and pay higher tuition! The dishonesty was especially disturbing. Two simple questions to ask: Do you have some sort of parent board that oversees the school? May I speak with someone to understand the future plans as we'll be here ten years? You'll discover that it's a theocracy. Enjoy that.

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★☆☆☆☆

Accidentally came across these reviews tonight. We pulled our kids (3) out five years ago. We endured endless rounds of battles with the administration over the quality and finances of St. James. Bottom line, there aren't any kids in the upper grades because the parents are tired of constantly having to fight for their kids while being pressured to give more money and pay higher tuition! The dishonesty was especially disturbing. Two simple questions to ask: Do you have some sort of parent board that oversees the school? May I speak with someone to understand the future plans as we'll be here ten years? You'll discover that it's a theocracy. Enjoy that.

Pros: great location, nice facility, beautiful church

Cons: no parent board, inexperienced teachers, financially strappe

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Though a wonderful pre-school and kindergarten if you are looking for play-based education, St. James fails to address the needs of grades 2nd and beyond.

I recently withdrew my children from St. James as they were going to be in classes with less than 10 students and mostly all girls. Also, found that my straight "A" kids were behind when they started at their new school and have spent an exhausting year catching up.

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★☆☆☆☆

Though a wonderful pre-school and kindergarten if you are looking for play-based education, St. James fails to address the needs of grades 2nd and beyond.

I recently withdrew my children from St. James as they were going to be in classes with less than 10 students and mostly all girls. Also, found that my straight "A" kids were behind when they started at their new school and have spent an exhausting year catching up.

Pros: Small class size

Cons: Too small of class size and lack of academic rigor

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I am a parent of a child that attends St. James School and Church. My family also attends Sunday service. Our Pastor is a very warm man whose wife is just as warm and friendly. They both do a wonderful job serving the Church as well as the community in my own opinion. The school on the other hand needs improvements. My son has attended first, second, and now third grade at St. James and after this school year's experience my husband and I seriously might consider pulling him out. The school has tried to make changes for the past two years in which they have hired some new teachers to improve the curriculum as well as help with student retention. The new teachers are not that much of an improvement. This year my son's test scores have gone down, something I was shocked to see since he really enjoys his teacher this year. When I noticed his teacher arriving late several times I began asking other parents if they noticed a different with their child and several said yes, their child's grades have slipped a bit. Although the learning environment is to be interactive and creative, my son says he hardly opens a textbook. These things are the sorts of problems at St. James School in which the school continues to struggle with. They hire average teachers and in return they do not foster their growth. My son's teacher was to be completing her master's degree that I found to be untrue. His pervious years teachers were ill-equipped to be teaching at a private school. They were too inexperienced and had little classroom direction. This was all to be changed. I can't say I am satisfied with the changes. I just do not feel our paid tuition at this school is worth it.

I would recommend talking with other parents first before enrolling your child at the school. I do have to give them credit for addressing the parents in how they were going to make ?great? changes. The changes, however, have failed.

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★★☆☆☆

I am a parent of a child that attends St. James School and Church. My family also attends Sunday service. Our Pastor is a very warm man whose wife is just as warm and friendly. They both do a wonderful job serving the Church as well as the community in my own opinion. The school on the other hand needs improvements. My son has attended first, second, and now third grade at St. James and after this school year's experience my husband and I seriously might consider pulling him out. The school has tried to make changes for the past two years in which they have hired some new teachers to improve the curriculum as well as help with student retention. The new teachers are not that much of an improvement. This year my son's test scores have gone down, something I was shocked to see since he really enjoys his teacher this year. When I noticed his teacher arriving late several times I began asking other parents if they noticed a different with their child and several said yes, their child's grades have slipped a bit. Although the learning environment is to be interactive and creative, my son says he hardly opens a textbook. These things are the sorts of problems at St. James School in which the school continues to struggle with. They hire average teachers and in return they do not foster their growth. My son's teacher was to be completing her master's degree that I found to be untrue. His pervious years teachers were ill-equipped to be teaching at a private school. They were too inexperienced and had little classroom direction. This was all to be changed. I can't say I am satisfied with the changes. I just do not feel our paid tuition at this school is worth it.

I would recommend talking with other parents first before enrolling your child at the school. I do have to give them credit for addressing the parents in how they were going to make ?great? changes. The changes, however, have failed.

Pros: Small class sizes, a recognized need for changed, friendly staff, safe environment

Cons: Just out of school teachers or teachers with no advanced degrees, School doesn't seem to give direction to the staff or do anything to improve their teaching mythology

 

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