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1186 Newfield Avenue
Stamford, CT 06905

(203) 322-6505
(203) 322-6835
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February 12, 2015
Saint Cecilia School is an excellent educational institution that fosters growth in mind and spirit. The population is made up of caring faculty and staff members who truly put the children ahead of everything. Families that attend this school are warm and friendly and willing to help others. I was unable to secure a seat for my child last year, but I ad m happy that my child will attend in the fall. This is a great place to be.

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2014
I have a child at Saint Cecilia's and I am very happy with the school! The teachers and principal are fantastic. Level of education is beyond my expectation! My child loves her teachers! I'm really happy with my choice !

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2014
I recently toured St. Cecilia at an open house and it was a warm and friendly place. The lack of cafeteria is not a factor for me, since I am most interested in the values being taught there. I was happy with what I saw and felt. We will be applying for kindergarten next year.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2014
Very sad that a parent would write this about a school that has existed, excelled and delivered outstanding results for 60 years. There isn't another school in Stamford that has the reputation that St. Cecilia has for excellence in academics and they do it all without a gym or cafeteria. When it comes to educating your children, St. Cecilia's does it better by a very large margin and all you have to do is look at the results - consistent valedictorians and salutatorians at Trinity Catholic High School get their start at St. Cecilia's. I have been a parent there for 10 years and I have never seen children given awards or be honored more than those that come from St. Cecilia's. Parents should always look at what comes out of a school as an indication of whether you want your child to attend it. Children eat lunch, play and use technology just like they do in every other school, but they also learn about stewardship, the golden rule and how to volunteer their time to help others. I think most parents would agree that getting a great education is what matters. If you are looking for a great gym or great cafeteria though, there are some new public schools that will make you very happy.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2014
Substandard and disappointing on many levels. Blue ribbon status of 'several' years ago, does not reflect today's environment/teachings at the school.

- submitted by a community member
June 26, 2014
School not updated, no gym, no cafeteria, very disappointed. A lot of parents a leaving the school.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2013
St. Cecilia delivers results! We are so happy to be a part of this very special community. A wonderfully small family like atmosphere that is academically strong and challenging and raises the bar in character building for our children. The principal is dedicated beyond the call of duty. The parent involvement is extraordinary and the extra curricular programs offer something for everyone. My wish....that it didn't end in fifth grade. We really LOVE this school and are so grateful to the teachers and principal who put their heart and soul into educating and nurturing our children and making St. Cecilia a happy and memorable place.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2013
My daughter goes to this school and she is excelling. The Teachers are amazing and the Principal is always on her A game. We thought about moving to other towns like Darien and Wilton for the public schools. We truly believe St. Cecilia gives my child a good balance for acclimating with multiple cultures which she would probably never get in towns like Darien and Wilton.

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2013
I have been a parent at St. Cecilia School for 8 years. I have a girl who was there K-5 and a son currently in the lower grades that has been there for 3 years. It is a beautiful school with a loving, caring staff to go with it. The principal is a dedicated seasoned professional who is just lovely. My daughter is currently in middle school and is a high honor student and I have St. Cecilia School to thank for it. She received a well rounded education there. My son is also progressing very nicely there. They teach them to respect others and most importantly themselves. If you choose to send your child there, you will not regret it. As for the after school program, it's very good. At work I feel confident and comfortable leaving my son under their wonderful safe care. He comes home every day with his homework completed and a smile on his face. Perfect.

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2013
I have been a parent in St. Cecilia School for 7 years now and I couldn't disagree more with the negative comments below. St. Cecilia is a warm, and loving school. It is a Catholic school, so of course there are religious lessons. if you are not looking for that, why would you choose a Catholic education? Religion is taught as a subject, just like math or science and is just part of the culture. The kids are taught to be nice to one another, to respect their teachers, and to have good manners. I have found it to be a wonderful environment for my kids, and the values taught there truly complement what I am teaching them at home. I am currently shopping for a middle school and it is amazing to me as I watch how differently the kids who went to public school behave from the Catholic school kids. It's proof enough for me that I made the right choice for my family!

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2012
Although academically in line with competitor schools, I felt that the school used an overabundance of religious lessons and Catholic teachings in its core curriculum. This methodology will inevitably result in an inability to compete with top tier secular private schools. In addition, the after-school program primarily consists of supervised free play outside. If, however, the weather is poor, the children are placed inside a classroom to watch television and movies. I believe that time could have been better spent with planned activities. I know that some parents volunteered to assist with the after-school program, but their offer was rejected.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2012
I visited St. Cecilia's open school and I felt that the school was orderly and quiet. I made some additional inquiries with a parent whose daughter attended the school a few years ago and became a bit concerned. There was an electrical fire at the school that the parents only found out about through the news media and there was a safety incident in the parking lot that the parents were never given any information about because the HSA meeting minutes were sealed. I came to this web site to see if there was any other feedback that I hadn't considered and I noticed that right around when I needed to make a final decision that on April 5th that 5 reviews all of which were 5 stars were submitted and 1 of them referred to the principal by name which violated the policy of the site. Based on this fact it is obvious that there is parent involvement but it felt like something was not right. I have decided to send my daughter elsewhere. I recommend a healthy degree of cynicism when using sites like this that do not police the way that they are being used and do not adhere to their own standards.

- submitted by a community member
May 12, 2012
The school is adequate in many respects but they are very resource deprived when it comes to challenging kids who test above their grade level. Brighter children will not be challenged by the curriculum. The environment is restrictive to such a degree that the children are not allowed to talk to each other during lunch or while being dismissed. The class sizes are high after having been increased to 27 children per class. The principal seems concerned with order to the point that creativity and fun is almost non-existent. The teachers and counselor seem to be intimidated and their feedback never appears to break with the party line. We cannot recommend this school unless you have the time and resources to supplement the shortcomings.

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2012
What an awesome school, after many years there we have had nothing but a great experience. I feel so blessed that my children are in such a caring enviornment from Pre-K to fifth grade. The teachers and principal all top notch and car for all of our children as if they were their own. I couldn't have picked a better school for me and my children. submitted by a parent

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2012
I have 2 children at Saint Cecilia's and I am very happy with the school! The teachers and principal are fantastic - they really care about the kids and work to create a loving Christian community. The academic programs and after school activities challenge and interest the children. They come home excited about what they learned. The STEM program is especially loved.

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2012
One of the best decisions I ever made was to send my children to school at St Cecilia. The nurturing culture and the commitment to values, such as respect for each other, is evident each and every day, from the moment I walk my children to the door in the morning. Both of my children have slight disabilities which could impact their classroom performance, and their personal approach and commitment to helping my children succeed in school has been amazing.

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2012
We are so happy to be able to send our child to St Cecilia School. Our child has had such a positive experience. We also have many family members that sent their children to St Cecilia's and have all said that they would change a thing. The afterschool is second to none, the teachers care for our children as if they were their own. Dr Borchetta is wonderful. We are very blessed to send our child to such a loving and caring School.

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2012
We couldn't be happier with our decision to send our child to St. Cecilia. We are so pleased with the academics and we love all the new extra curricular programs that have been added...Photography Club, Lego Club to name a few. We highly recommend this school. Dr. Borchetta is a terrific leader and the teachers are wonderful and so nurturing. We love that our child is so happy EVERY DAY!

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2012
The facilities at the school seem to go in hand with the mediocre education provided at the school. The pre-k teachers seemed to be more involved in themselves than the children. When a child isn't participating they choose simply to "let them be" versus helping them become interested in learning. If you want a parent teacher meeting that doesn't mean the teachers will be attending. They don't seem to be able to speak their own minds.

- submitted by a community member
December 10, 2011
Only good things to say about the school Great education, fantastic environment and principal. They allow the children to learn in a very safe and loving environment.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
We just became Blue Ribbon Recipients, we have a wonderful school, led by a terrific principal and a devoted staff, including parents and students who give back to the school and the community through volunteering.

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October 10, 2008
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no rating August 27, 2008
I love the the school. It is a safe loving place, both my children have learned so much from St. Cecilias School. I would recomened the school to everyone.

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February 03, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2004
I have been extremely happy with the education provided at St. Cecilia's School for my three children. My children have benefited mostly by learning respect for their fellow students, teachers and most of all self. They have especially learned to work hard in a very structured environment and this has prepared them very nicely for Middle and High School. The principal, Johanne Borchetta is a very dedicated woman and works very hard at keeping the standards high at St. Cecilia's School.

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October 17, 2003
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St Cecilia Elementary School
1186 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT  06905
(203) 322-6505
Last modified St Cecilia Elementary School is a Private school that serves grades PK-5
St Cecilia Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top