Bishop Guertin High School Overview194 Lund Road, Nashua, NH 03060 , Tel: +1 (603) 889-4107
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Type: Private High School
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I'd avoid it - the tuition is far too high for the quality of education I received. Classes others describe as "interesting" are actually just "let's memorize some vocabulary and write essays using buzzwords we don't understand and get As because the teachers don't really understand it either."Oh, and student/faculty are either delusionally leftist or xenophobic - dogmatism runs so rampant in the school the "dialogue" some classes try to achieve are, frankly, painful. Someone tried to justify racial profiling because, "statistically, blacks are violent!" in my ethics class. This someone was also one of the better students in my class due to their memorization skills.If that doesn't turn you off from the school, admission is on a substantial downward trend, so many athletics and activities your son or daughter wants to experience will probably not be around by their graduation. This school is probably a 2/5, but to counter the skew of other comments (and, I guess, to factor in return-on-investment) I'm giving it a one.
My son attended BG for one year. His experience was not what we had hoped for so we transferred to public school. My husband is a BG graduate and he was sorry to see how much the school has changed since graduating in 1989. The dress code really isn't the priority it once was. Girls clearly hike up their skirts and boys were allowed to have their shirts untucked. However, the classes are still very challenging. The students who do at least four hours of homework a night (1/2 hour per class min.) will probably get by and be prepared for college. We didn't feel that our son was given much advantage over a public school student for the money we spent, so we sent him to public school where he excelled. He was clearly too stressed and way overloaded at BG which began to take a toll emotionally. Switching to public school was the right thing for him. I am not saying BG isn't right for some kids. It just wasn't a good fit for ours. The teachers were fine. Nobody seemed to go out of their way to help but they did their jobs. The school does have a lot of great clubs and extracurricular activities. Which he was involved in. In my opinion, it is just not worth the tuition.
One of the best experiences of my life! Socially, I met some of my best friends at BG. Academically, I was challenged and supported. The classes were interesting, and the faculty were engaging. I was prepared for college in so many ways; far beyond my peers from other high schools. It was and still is my home away from home.
I am a graduate of Bishop Guertin and transferred to BG as an upperclassmen. I was immediately impressed by the warmth of the faculty, strength of the academic program, and spirit of the student body. As a new student in the school I was pleasantly surprised by how friendly and inviting the other students were. They made my social transition an easy one. I highly recommend this school for anyone interested in a challenging academic program that will prepare you very well for college and an inviting and friendly student community.
Bishop Guertin, for the school itself, is a great school. The academics are great, and the teachers are so personable. However, you do need to be aware of a few things before you transfer. A lot of the people are very narrow-minded, and I among several other people I know have had troubles fitting in. It's a great learning environment, but I feel like I'm missing out on having friends at school. I value the academics there so much though, and I would not transfer. Another thing you have to be careful is the people you are with in a class. The classes offered at BG are college preparatory through AP. Most of the people in college prep classes are there because their parents are making them go to a private school, and they don't really want to be there. Not all of the classes, however, are like that. Bishop Guertin isn't for everybody, and it is a big decision to make. I am currently a sophomore there, and I am doing very well in all of my classes, and I have great relationships with my teachers. However, I feel that socially, I will not have the same experiences as most other students will.
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- Bachelor Degree21%
- Graduate Degree12%
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