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Rosarian Academy

Private | PK-8 | 470 students

Rosarian is known for educating the whole person for life.

 
 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $112,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $960.

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4 stars

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted May 24, 2014

Watered down curriculum (so parents think their children are smarter than they really are), children have entitlement issues, rude parents and failing leadership. Be wary! Over priced, and no concept of how to run a contemporary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2013

We had 3 children attend Rosarian over a period of 18 years. The quality of the education they received is unparalled in the area and has prepared them very well for the rigorous and demanding International Baccalaureate program in high school. There is a strong sense of community amongst teachers,administration, students and parents. We took comfort in knowing that our family values and morals were being reinforced while our kids were in school there. The only regret we have is that we didn't have more children to send there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2011

As a parent of two graduating students from Rosarian Academy, I can say that they both received an excellent education to prepare them for any high school of their choosing. The faculty and staff are dedicated and the leadership is top notch. The new Principal took the position reluctantly not because she did not want the job, but she loved the position as the head of Middle School. She has transitioned into her position masterfully, and she is admired and respected by all. The school has kept many traditions, but the teaching is 21st century. The academics and sports are exceptional, but just walk onto the campus to feel the love and spirit of community. I couldn't think of a better place to spend 10 of the most important years with my children. What a relief knowing I am sending them to high school with sound mind, body and spirit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2011

Since the former principal (Sister Corinne) left, Rosarian's leadership has been disappointing, to say the least. The current principal and the lower school principal are mired in the past and have no concept of how to run a progressive school. The teachers are wonderful, but with leadership like this, it's no wonder enrollment is down. We will not be returning in the fall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2011

It's a shame what has happened to this once great school. From my understanding, the head principal did not want to be principal this year. However, she was basically forced into the position because the school could not find anyone willing to become principal here. I have been told that the lower school principal does not have the credentials to be a principal....not a place of great leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2011

I went to Rosarian Academy for 8 years. The school is phenomenal. The teachers are amazing and really dedicated to what they do. The education is by far the best in the county, the athletics are good, nothing exceptional, but after all it is a lower school and a middle school. They teach students the basics in every sport in P.E. classes, and sports teams are also available to the students if they seek in becoming better at a particular sport. Attending Rosarian is like adding your family to an even larger one. Everyone knows everyone, and community events are held frequently. It's also a Catholic School, and an excellent one at that. Your child will become closer to God. There has never been any bullying, and this is coming from the social butterfly! I would recommend Rosarian Academy to any family looking for strong academics, sports, and a pursuit in spiritual life.


Posted September 13, 2010

I don't know what the "negative" reviews are referring to because that is not Rosarian. Children thrive and are geniunely happy to go to school. Look at all of the top students in the local high schools and you will see the awards and accolades being won by Rosarian graduates. Worth every penny. Tuition is what it is because Rosarian does not receive subsidies from a church or the diocese. It is not cheap to run a school and this school gets it right and the facilities are second to none. Further, both the socia
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

Superb institution. All my children excelled and were motivated to full potential. Worth every cent! Sent three children over course of 23 years
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2009

I'm not sure when we strayed from being an upstanding Catholic School, to an over-priced snob school. Our children are graduating, and struggling in high school. Where are our dollars going?
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 72% 42%
Hispanic 14% 29%
Black 6% 23%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Gardening teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Security personnel
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff American sign language
Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Science club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Television/Radio News
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Gardening

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00am
School end time
  • 3:00am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Sr. Corinne Sanders, Op, Ed.d.
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman catholic
Associations
  • AMS
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (561) 820-8750

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Honors track
  • Montessori
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Religious
  • Science
  • Service learning
  • Technology
  • Visual arts
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Bus service avail. from West
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Band
  • Bible
  • Chess club
  • Gardening
  • National Honor Society
  • Science club
  • Show Choir
  • Student council/government
  • Television/Radio News
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$5000 - $14000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Oxbridge Academy
Suncoast
Cardinal Newman
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807 North Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
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Phone: (561) 832-5131

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