2021 National Blue Ribbon School
Saint Simon Parish School as a 2021 National Blue Ribbon School.
The National Blue Ribbon School Program was the brainchild of the second Secretary of Education, Terrel H. Bell, named by President Reagan. Best known for commissioning the study of American education that resulted in A Nation at Risk, Bell created the National Blue Ribbon Schools Award in 1982 to bring public attention to the best schools in the United States and to facilitate communication and sharing of best practices within and among schools.
“Saint Simon offered my children an excellent in-person education in safe environment and that provided my family a sense of normalcy in a very difficult time.”
“Saint Simon grows the whole child. I love that along with the amazing education they provide, they also expose their students to doing service for others, and practicing the SLEs with our S.A.I.N.T.S values in everyday life. The students have so many opportunities to learn in many different ways not just in the classroom. We feel blessed to have found this great school."
"We are so grateful to have had our children at Saint Simon throughout the pandemic. The teachers and staff went above and beyond to keep the students moving forward, whether online or in-person, academically and emotionally. I am so proud of our school!"
Saint Simon gave us one less thing to worry about during 2021. They managed to keep my child progressing academically with full synchronous virtual learning while also keeping him engaged socially.
“We felt so lucky to have St. Simon last year. It was not just school but the effort to have some fun when we were in full lock down – drive-through hot dog social and halloween parade, fun and funky Friday theme days, and morning virtual assemblies.”
"Saint Simon put a lot of effort into being welcoming and helpful to students. I was very nervous about high school, but as a freshman I felt very prepared."
"Our experience at Saint Simon during 2020/2021 made me feel so blessed. Not only did they offer both distance and in-person learning, but tried to keep the fun like drive-thru parades and Funky Fridays."