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St Raphael Elementary School

Private | PK-8


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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $320,300. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,390.

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Posted July 2, 2014

In regard to last two posts.why was it a disappointment and how did it not meet ur expectations? My son has been attending for two years and i have not heard of any priest having any significant role in the students education. As for soliciting, they barely lay a glove on u compared to other schools .
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Posted June 12, 2014

I wouldn't recommend this school. It didn't meet expectations-quite a disappointment and constantly soliciting money.
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Posted June 12, 2014

Too funny, I see that there hasn't been a review since 2009 and then in 24 hours, two disgruntled parents. I too, agree with the previous parent complaint; however, I have more to add. This school sends home pamphlets in the folders of the children teaching kindness, compassion, etc., which is hilarious when the priest at the school can be so cruel. You are left wondering why you have paid for such hypocrisy and ponder if you would have been better off to throw your money in the Charles than contribute to such dysfunction. Medford actually has public schools that are a more consistent and a safer bet than this institution. Send your child to public and donate to a wonderful cause.
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Posted January 29, 2009

Great small school atmosphere. Everyone knows everyone. Individualized attention. Warm environment. Friendly staff from the wonderful secretary to professional, above par teachers. Check it out, you'll be glad you did!
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Posted August 26, 2008

This is an excellent school! wonderful basketbaloll team and other great activities......

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Ethnicity This school State average
White 88% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
Hispanic 4% 16%
Black 3% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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516 High Street
Medford, MA 02155
Phone: (781) 483-3373


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