Family Testimonials

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Swanger Family Testimonial

Why did you choose to enroll your family at Kuemper?

We chose to enroll our kids at Kuemper so they could receive a strong education as well as experience the love, respect, and prayerfulness that can only come from a faith based school. We found all of these qualities, and more, at Kuemper. They do a wonderful job! We are very happy with our decision.

Give an example of something that you really appreciate about the Kuemper School System.

We appreciate Kuemper's family atmosphere. Kuemper has great teachers and students. When transferring to Kuemper, we found there is no shortage of helping hands. Our family loves the school spirit and kindness found throughout the school. They do a wonderful job of making you feel as though you are one of the Kuemper family.


Give an example of something that one (or all) of your children enjoy at Kuemper.

Our kids enjoy the extra help the teachers provide if they don't understand a subject. The faculty goes above and beyond to make sure students are adjusting well. All three of our kids have said many times how much they like going to Mass.


What would you say to anyone contemplating enrolling their family at Kuemper?

If you are contemplating enrolling your kids at Kuemper, our family’s advice would be: Do NOT wait! Make the switch as soon as possible. You will not regret it. If the distance, changes in classes or friends, or even tuition scares you, don't let it!!! Be positive and know that God will provide and it will all work out for the best.

Switching to a faith based education was the best decision we could have made for our family. It’s never too late to switch. Including God in your children's daily lives is so important and will allow them to grow so much. We have seen this growth with our own kids and couldn't be more proud. We are very thankful for Kuemper.


The Osterlunds

Why did you choose to enroll your family at Kuemper?

We chose Kuemper for many reasons, it’s hard to just pick one. The faith-based learning, the positive peer to peer interactions, the structure & discipline, respectfulness, supportive staff, and excellent teachers are just a few of the reasons we decided on Kuemper.

Give an example of something that you really appreciate about the Kuemper School System.

At Kuemper, we see a culture that practices what it teaches. The foundational aspects of character counts are not just part of a class, they are truly incorporated into every part of the school day.

At new family orientation, Mr. Steffes made a comment about the kids & uniforms and that the meaning behind them is so much more than just the clothes. Setting expectations and then holding kids accountable to a standard is an important life lesson that we feel is crucial to our kid’s future. They are getting that at Kuemper.

We love the positive environment and attitude at Kuemper. From the moment we toured the school for the first time to present date, all of us have felt welcome & the passion of the staff.

Give an example of something that one (or all) of your children enjoy at Kuemper.

Their peers. Both of our kids have mentioned multiple times how nice and welcoming the kids have been. Little things like “Bobby said good morning to me today and asked what I did this weekend” or “Bobby shook my hand & said it was nice to meet you”. ** Things like manners and common courtesy are huge in the eyes of parents. Our kids noticed it & can feel the difference. We’ve been blessed that our kids have always liked school and gotten along well with others so we weren’t expecting this to be such a positive change, but it has been. Our kid’s attitudes and excitement about going to school every day have exceeded expectations. The kids love Kuemper.

Their teachers. The dedication and passion to teach is evident.

Would you want to say anything about the faith formation your children receive at Kuemper?

It’s outstanding. Again the respect and structure go a long way in kid’s lives. They are learning about stewardship and community. We truly feel families of any faith or religious affiliation can find benefit at Kuemper. It is a wonderfully positive environment.

What would you say to anyone contemplating enrolling their family at Kuemper?

Our experience so far at Kuemper has been nothing short of wonderful. We recommend Kuemper and would be happy to discuss it with anyone who has questions or wants more information from a new family perspective.

Is there anything else you’d like to say?

Thank you and keep up the great work Kuemper!
Kerri & Travis Osterlund