Okay

Schaumburg, IL

#22 Jan 21, 2013
school wrote:
<quoted text>
More enrollment could have been possible were it not so expensive each month. Times are hard for everyone. The higher price kept all the doctors kids going there but others couldn't afford it.
I agree with you! I would like to enroll my son there, but I cannot afford it. Being a single parent (with no help) it is not possible. I will be lucky to pay for his preschool at Little Lambs this fall.
Facts please

Middlesboro, KY

#23 Jan 22, 2013
Financial assistance is available. Several students/families get it, based on their finances. Tuition itself only pays for 60-70% of the operating expenses, so fundraising has always been aimed at keeping tuition as low as possible. It's a hard balance to keep tuition low and still be able to pay teachers enough to attract and keep good ones.

Every teacher there loves the school, believes in its mission, and is proud to be part of an environment where children are able to shine. Small classrooms keep attention on the students. Every day begins with prayer and sharing prayer requests as a community. It's not a utopia, but kids are taught to care about each other, help each other, and do their best. God is obviously a part of each day and respecting each other is high on the priority list.

The Montessori programm is cheaper than Corbin's from what I understand. After school care is now offerred and students WANT to attend because they hear how fun it is.

If you're interested at all, I encourage you to check it out for yourself. Many of us are still praying that alternate plans can be made to keep operating in the future. The Sisters are willing to work something out. They don't want to see the school close.
Sad

United States

#24 Jan 22, 2013
school wrote:
<quoted text>
More enrollment could have been possible were it not so expensive each month. Times are hard for everyone. The higher price kept all the doctors kids going there but others couldn't afford it.
They do offer financial assistance. My son goes to school there at a reduced cost. I'm definately not rich, I have made big changes (no cable tv, cheap phone plan, decreased extra spending 65%) to send my child there...and I'm a single parent. It's worth it to send my son to a school where I know he is being watch careful, I see his teacher daily and get a report on any issues that come up, that he goes to a school that is dedicated to strengthening children's math and science abilities (as that is where the good jobs of the future will be, and the US lags behind in these subjects in the public school system), that he comes home regularly with a prayer he has learn, and most importantly that he and the other children are expected to be children of "character" and "integrity," those are some things that are hard to find in the public school.
Sad

United States

#25 Jan 22, 2013
I agree with those who said, "Home environment, and taking children to church is important." However, I will disagree that the school environment and peer groups do not matter as much, or at the minimum will have little impact. A child's peer group "typically school friends," are just as important, especially the older they become when their peers and "fitting in" become increasingly important. Yes, all schools will have "issues" and some children just have more disruptive behavior and behavioral problems then others; however, I have not experienced this at this school (maybe it's because it is so small and the kids can't get away with much, maybe it is high parent envolvement, maybe the expectations and taking the time to enforce virtuous behavior at home AND A SCHOOL, since kids are their 35 hours a week). In a nutshell regardless of how much to teach your children, and give consequence and take them to church, that 35 hour a week environment is going to have an impact and if they witness other children being disruptive and getting away with it, and they are exposed to larger numbers of children who are allowed to get away with being rude, cussing, defiant... it does have an impact.
Okay

Schaumburg, IL

#26 Jan 23, 2013
Facts please wrote:
Financial assistance is available. Several students/families get it, based on their finances. Tuition itself only pays for 60-70% of the operating expenses, so fundraising has always been aimed at keeping tuition as low as possible. It's a hard balance to keep tuition low and still be able to pay teachers enough to attract and keep good ones.
Every teacher there loves the school, believes in its mission, and is proud to be part of an environment where children are able to shine. Small classrooms keep attention on the students. Every day begins with prayer and sharing prayer requests as a community. It's not a utopia, but kids are taught to care about each other, help each other, and do their best. God is obviously a part of each day and respecting each other is high on the priority list.
The Montessori programm is cheaper than Corbin's from what I understand. After school care is now offerred and students WANT to attend because they hear how fun it is.
If you're interested at all, I encourage you to check it out for yourself. Many of us are still praying that alternate plans can be made to keep operating in the future. The Sisters are willing to work something out. They don't want to see the school close.
Thanks for posting. I will check into it. My son will be ready for preschool this fall. I would like to send him to a Christian based school, especially during his early years. I have heard good things about the Corbin Preschool program, but I don't like the location and "prison" look of the building. Plus, if St.C offers financial assistance I would much rather go there.
sad

United States

#29 Jan 31, 2013
Hmmm wrote:
<quoted text>What are your initials , I would love to talk to you. I'm a former classmate .
I'll give you mine if you give me yours...:)
Hmmm

Murray, KY

#30 Jan 31, 2013
I'm the one and only speed racer, and I still own the car! Initials are S.R.
sad

United States

#31 Feb 1, 2013
Hmmm wrote:
I'm the one and only speed racer, and I still own the car! Initials are S.R.
JG are mine or were but not now. Are u refering to the gold kit car that everyone thought would go airborn if you drove it down the hill fast enough? Lol
Hmmm

Murray, KY

#32 Feb 1, 2013
Yeah , I've still got the car! I actually thought I saw you about 5 years ago at buckners bar. I was with a girl in there one night, but wasn't sure if it was you so I didn't say anything. I got married last year, but have no kids. What are you up to nowadays?
Mad dog

United States

#33 Feb 1, 2013
Dan wrote:
Is this true that St. camillus is closing after this school year?
I hope so that place was a waste of money and my children along with some others were behind public school students.
Mad dog

United States

#34 Feb 1, 2013
Facts please wrote:
Financial assistance is available. Several students/families get it, based on their finances. Tuition itself only pays for 60-70% of the operating expenses, so fundraising has always been aimed at keeping tuition as low as possible. It's a hard balance to keep tuition low and still be able to pay teachers enough to attract and keep good ones.
Every teacher there loves the school, believes in its mission, and is proud to be part of an environment where children are able to shine. Small classrooms keep attention on the students. Every day begins with prayer and sharing prayer requests as a community. It's not a utopia, but kids are taught to care about each other, help each other, and do their best. God is obviously a part of each day and respecting each other is high on the priority list.
The Montessori programm is cheaper than Corbin's from what I understand. After school care is now offerred and students WANT to attend because they hear how fun it is.
If you're interested at all, I encourage you to check it out for yourself. Many of us are still praying that alternate plans can be made to keep operating in the future. The Sisters are willing to work something out. They don't want to see the school close.
I am glad you had a great year, but the last years my children went was a joke. Corbin school has St C beat any day. Most every parent that did not send their children back was because of bad education, not the price. I would have sent my kids on if I got what I paid for. There were a couple of good ones but I do not know if they left or not.
sad

United States

#35 Feb 2, 2013
Mad dog wrote:
<quoted text> I am glad you had a great year, but the last years my children went was a joke. Corbin school has St C beat any day. Most every parent that did not send their children back was because of bad education, not the price. I would have sent my kids on if I got what I paid for. There were a couple of good ones but I do not know if they left or not.
I'm sorry u didn't like it but your complaining to the wrong person. I went to corbin up til 8th and didn't think it was so great either. Perhaps you should take your complaint to someone with in the school. Or u could put ur big boy/girl panties on and chalk it up to experiance. Either way don't direct ur comments to me.
Hmmm

Middlesboro, KY

#38 Feb 2, 2013
I've put 2 posts on here and someone is deleting them .
sad

United States

#39 Feb 2, 2013
Hmmm wrote:
I've put 2 posts on here and someone is deleting them .
me too. If this is SR i'll post a disposable email acccount and we can catch up another way
Hmmm

Middlesboro, KY

#40 Feb 2, 2013
Ok, sounds good
Buck

Eubank, KY

#42 Feb 3, 2013
I remember selling candy bars and whatnot to raise money for the gym when I was 8 and it not being built until I graduated college. Fun times!
sad

Cary, IL

#43 Feb 3, 2013
Buck wrote:
I remember selling candy bars and whatnot to raise money for the gym when I was 8 and it not being built until I graduated college. Fun times!
we had to sell gift wrap and candy tins.
Hmmm

Murray, KY

#44 Feb 3, 2013
I remember saving Campbell soup labels in the first grade to help buy a new school bus. They didn't get the new bus until after I had graduated!
sad

Woodstock, IL

#45 Feb 3, 2013
Hmmm wrote:
I remember saving Campbell soup labels in the first grade to help buy a new school bus. They didn't get the new bus until after I had graduated!
here is the email address. posted it before but didn't see it so... [email protected]
I know

United States

#47 Feb 3, 2013
concerned wrote:
They are closing due to lack of funds to stay open to operate. It was on the news tonight
i really don't see how it stayed open this long. I had children and grandchildren that went there, the first years were great. By the time my grand kids went there it was the pits.

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