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PK-8
Private
Franklin Lakes, NJ
Students enrolled: 235
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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785 Franklin Lakes Road
Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417

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(201) 891-4250
(201) 847-9227
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November 09, 2014
This school is great! I have been so happy at this school and I never want to leave!

- submitted by a community member
June 16, 2014
The Academy of the Most Blessed Sacrament is a wonderful place to be! The administration, faculty, parents, and most importantly the students all make the school special.

- submitted by a community member
June 10, 2014
I wish to respond to the post of June 6th. There is not going to be any replacement of any member of our administration. There are 2 teachers that are retiring after more than 20 years of dedicated service. We apologize for the misinformation given by a disgruntled parent and appreciate the parents that brought this to our attention. Any questions or concerns will be welcomed by any member of our staff or by the Principal. We apologize to the parents that were upset by this post.

- submitted by a teacher
June 06, 2014
All of the negative reviews are true. I'm guessing most have been there for years and years ago the school was great. Let's see what happens with the exidous of the old regime and see who replaces her. It is time....

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2014
I responded to a post and it came up as Principal's point of view. I was commenting as a parent and employee.

- submitted by a community member
March 17, 2014
The academic program has massive gaps. Some of the teachers are great. But some of the teachers are stuck in their ways and thin-skinned. They are behind on the latest ways to teach certain subjects. They need to start talking with parents, not talking AT them. "Do as I say" doesn t fly anymore. The new teachers are eager, but usually brand-new to teaching and don't have a clue. They struggle with basic classroom management, never mind teaching the subject at hand. Overall, the teachers seem miserable working here. Not sure what is going on. Maybe it's the principal. I gave it two stars on parental involvement because the school does not treat parents like partners, beyond seeing them as sources of fundraising and volunteer hours. I guess as a summary I would say that it has been a very uneven experience in terms of academics, dependent on the teacher. On a positive note, the school is small, the children seem happy and the families are nice.

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2014
I have been attending this school since I was 5. I am now in 8th grade. All the teachers are really care about you as a student. The academics are fantastic! If you ever have a problem with a topic the teachers always offer to stay after school to help you out. Even though you have to work hard to get good grades it's worry it because it gives you the work ethic to do well for the rest of your life. This school offers so many leadership roles. Almost every school has a student council but this school offers more than just that. To teach the middle school religion the students get split up in to what we call houses. These "houses" are named after different saints. The students don't get split up by grade level though. There are about 6 kids from each grade in each of the 4 houses. The leadership role you can have in the houses is called house leader. You are basically in charge or the house. You say all the prayers and lead the other students. I feel this program helps you become friends with other students and that is great. There is also a lot of technology in this school. We have iPads, laptops for each student and teacher and even robots! This is the best place!

- submitted by a community member
January 14, 2014
Our child had been attending since Kindergarten and is now in first grade at AMBS. I usually don't feel the need to go online to do reviews, but the review stating that teachers are not accredited (the proper language would be "certified") is simply not true. Over 50% have their masters degrees in education. Also, AMBS is accredited by Middle States Association -- the same group that public/private schools / colleges/ universities earn accreditation from. Our child came into Kindergarten reading and AMBS put him in an advanced reading group doing actual 1st grade work. Not just extra work or reading - started the first grade curric in kindergarten, and now, midway through first grade, beginning the 2nd grade reading/writing curriculum. This is not your "mother and father's" Catholic school. Lot's of technology, personal attention, differentiation, sports, extra currics and kids moving on to top high schools - all the Catholics but also including schools like Bergen Academies, Dwight Englewood etc. Worth taking a look by all means. As I said, I usually don't feel the need to gush online in areas such as this, but the info was just wrong. Go visit and good luck! : )

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2013
Not sure what the previous poster is talking about. Maybe her child didn't do well, but my child is doing great. 99th percentile Terra Nova scores to prove it and she comes home happy every day. Anyway, hope her child is doing better academically wherever he or she is now!

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2012
I had my children in public school, so this review is a bit of a comparison. The teachers at AMBS are excellent, but they were good in the public school too. So what makes AMBS special? The principal, Ms. Mathews, is super smart and kind. She pours her heart, mind and and soul into AMBS, as do the teachers. AMBS is on the small side, you will never be a number here. The fact it is a K through eight school is a plus. No transition to a middle school at that rough age, just a seamless transition into AMBS's own middle school program. The school offers advanced classes and many extracurriculars. High level of parent involvement, opportunities to help in the school. You can volunteer as much or as little as you can. The children learn about the faith, which is the reason for the school. Public schools can't offer that and I don't fault them for that. But I see how nice it is to be in a school where faith is woven into the daily fabric, such as putting on a Christmas pageant, going to Mass, learning about the faith, and praying during the day. Your child will be well-cared for and well-educated at AMBS. As a parent, you will be treated as a partner and with the highest respect.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2006
Great school, great enviroment! Pre-k classes are held in seperate cottages instead of mixing with the older children. Very structured day for the little ones, great parent envolvement.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
Exceptional school many children come out of the school with scholarships. child ratio in class is low for better learning. The school is now an academy. There are no church demands. But they like parent participation.

- submitted by a parent
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Academy of the Most Blessed Sacrament
785 Franklin Lakes Road, Franklin Lakes, NJ  07417
(201) 891-4250
Last modified Academy of the Most Blessed Sacrament is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Academy of the Most Blessed Sacrament Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 13 reviews. Top