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St Catherine Of Bologna School

Private | PK-8 | 264 students


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Posted May 10, 2014

My child lives it here. She is safe and learns alot. Her teacher and the other children in her class are great.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 24, 2011

Enroll your child in the school, then they will hire you. You don't even need a coolege degree to teach, or even be Catholic!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 3, 2010

I love the welcome you get from all teachers,parent,students and the great spirit the school shares with all they do.
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Posted October 24, 2010

because they opened their doors to us when our catholic school closed!!!! It has only been 2 months and I feel that we have found a new home!!! Great Principal with great leadership qualities!!! No wonder St. Catherine School is a star school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 23, 2010

The school cares about the children most of all and there is a wonderful school spirit.

Posted October 20, 2010

St. Catherine's is a school full of love and careing for our children with the best education you can get
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 20, 2010

St Catherine's provides a well rounded faith filled education which will help my children gain knowledge but also become good Catholics to improve the world.
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Posted October 20, 2010

I can't say enough good things about St. Catherine of Bologna from the Principal to their Staff. Everyone there truly cares about each and every child and I know they are receiving the best education. My children attended an other so called "top of the line school" and believe me it don't compare to this education and other wonderful qualities my children are receiving. My only true regret was not taking them out sooner and placing them in St. Catherine's. The principal even knows every single student's name in the entire school and even their parents first names -- of all their students! It is truely a wonderful environment. Bravo to all of you!!! Laurie Connors
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Posted October 20, 2010

St Catherine is a fantastic school. My children are part of a wonderful family, from the Principal to the staff to the other students and their families. They are getting a wonderful education balanced with discipline and personal responsibility.
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Posted October 20, 2010

I have been with St. Catherine's since 2001 and I can't say enough good things about it. One of the most important qualities I was looking for was open communication with the staff, students and parents and St. Catherine's door is always open. It was big extended family. It is a superior education that is enriched by faith.
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Posted October 20, 2010

Family atmoshere and close school community that works hard for the best interest of the children.
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Posted October 19, 2010

because of their dedication to academic and religious teaching of our children
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Posted October 19, 2010

I love St Catherine of Bologna School. The school has become a family to my children, my husband and me. I love hearing the stories from the girls about how their day went and the incredible activities that they completed. I look forward to watching them grow within the school and knowing that they received the best possible education here in Ringwood.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 13, 2010

Everything about this school is amazing.
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Posted July 27, 2009

I was a student at this school and I just graduated this year (2009). Let me say I will forever be a proud alumni and will use the morals St. Catherine's has given me into high school and for the rest of my life! I would highly recommend it to anyone who asks. I have received a great education and they helped me reach my full potential. Plus, they created my relationship with God. Thank you Sr. Tereasa!
—Submitted by a student

Posted June 18, 2007

This School is by far the best in a very large area. We drive from New York State so that our children can attend St. Catherine of Bologna. We checked out many other schools, religious and private, and chose this one. Without hesitation I would suggest this school to any parent.
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Posted February 22, 2007

This is a wonderful school with great communication between administrators, teachers and parents. The principal knows our children by name and greets them each day as they get off of the bus and is very active in the day to day events of the school. The teachers are very well educated, keep up with current teaching ideas and truly love the children in their classes. All grades receive Music, Art, PE, Spanish, Library, Computer instruction from K-8. The 8th grade puts on a Shakespeare production each year, as part of their Language Arts grade, which gets better and better each year. I can't say enough good things about this award-winning school, and we researched many private schools in the surrounding area. Even the PS and PK programs are great! As far as being a parishioner, there are many non-parishioners who send their children to this school and are very happy!
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Posted August 24, 2004

We've looked at all private schools in the area. This is the best. Great parent involvement. Excellent teachers and Principal. The Church donation actually helps by being applied towards tuition to lower it. Parishioners who have children in the school have their tuition reduced by the money placed in the collection. St. Catherine's School provides impeccable education while keeping the cost to the parents as reasonable as is possible. I would highly recommend this school to any parent looking to give their child a balance of Christian teachings and excellent academics.
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Posted September 9, 2003

The school teaching wise is exceptional. As for the demand for donations of $15 a week is unexceptable. Most Catholic schools in the area dont require this. The town its in is not poor. We as parents have to work and put food on the table as well as pay tuition. Demanding a church donation is not right.
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Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 9%
Hispanic 3% 22%
Black 1% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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112 Erskine Road
Ringwood, NJ 07456
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