Located on a beautiful 22-acre campus in the heart of the Twin Cities, Cretin-Derham Hall offers students a supportive environment with a rigorous academic program and a wide array of extracurriculars. The school, which also offers international student boarding through Amerigo Education, features a highly praised fine-arts program, a successful athletics program, an award-winning curriculum where students can pursue courses for university credit and a strong STEM program. In addition, the Leadership Academy provides students with the opportunity to develop and apply leadership skills.
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Culture & Safety
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.25 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.25 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.27 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.27 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.27 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.33 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.33 responses
Clubs & Activities
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses
Cretin-Derham Hall Reviews
However, some of the things I didn't appreciate was the lack of diversity. One thing that makes me sick to my stomach is the segregation in the cafeteria. There was literally a table of almost all the black students in my grade. The student bodies ' general acceptance of this fact is disgusting. CDH is also very cliquey. The only sports they care about is boys basketball and football.
CDH has both strengths and weaknesses. However, there is one glaring weakness that everybody complains about but is never addressed. This weak spot is the out-of-touch administration. The deans are good, but their superiors cause frustration. They don't know how to talk to students, causing them to make a mockery of themselves and appearing less legitimate. Their decisions are not explained well, if not obviously catering to benefactors and aloof to student concerns. Due to this, I think, there has been a significant decrease in school spirit within the last three years.