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St. Elizabeth School

Private | PK-8

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $630,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,520.

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted October 21, 2013

Apart from the good reviews the only problem with this school is the very large class sizes averaging 26 students sometimes even 30. There is no individualized learning because of the large class sizes in Maths and Language Arts at least in the lower school. All the students are forced to learn at the same pace even if that particular child is very smart and learns at a faster pace.
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Posted February 24, 2013

We enrolled our son in St. E's two years ago. We consider it to have been the best decision we have made as parents to date. The school is run by true professionals and the teachers are great. I read one review claiming extra attention to those who make larger donations, and I can say I do not see that from the staff at all, and certainly not from the clergy. Remember it is a private school and donations are what build the school, so parents are always appreciative of donation. Perennial involvement is excellent and the school is a real community. The curriculum is taught effectively as is best demonstrated by the award of a Blue Ribbon Award. The facility is neat and tidy. Technology is current and used properly. The best part for us is the parent/teacher/parish relationship - it is truly top notch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2013

This school is run like clockwork and has a fantastic, academic, athletic and special interests curriculum. The parent's commitment is what makes this school so strong. There is a great mix of backgrounds at this school, and students demonstrate mutual respect care for each other across all grade levels. This school is run so that students do well and thrive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2012

Favoritism abounds at this school - if you are one of the fortunate families with excess money to donate to functions/school, your child(ren)WILL be considered a favorite, and will be treated accordingly. The leaders of this school definitely favor the haves over the have-nots! My son and daughter have been in this school for 3 years, and it has appalled me the way certain children are shunned, while others are showered with affection. With the thought of this being a Catholic School, and wanting a good catholic education for me children, the school is charitable to Catholic schools in other poor districts, but seems intolerant to any families that aren't well off. There was an incident of some kids hacking the school computer - they got a day of in-school suspension, but due to $$ status, didn't get more than that! School anti-bullying program is non-existent. Many teachers are former school parents, which is awful, but again, they know who's got $ and who doesn't. Parent participation is nice, but the moms who don't work are usually the participants, hence, those who "have", while many working moms are shunned. There are no Catholic accepting values at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2011

St. Elizabeth's is truly an amazing place. We are a new family to the school and everyone has been warm and welcoming. The children are loved but held to very high expectations. The school also provides academic rigor. We know our kids will be well prepared for high school and life. We are very happy with our decision to join the St. E's community.
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Posted September 19, 2011

Went there for five years and you couldn't find a closer more accepting community with teacher ready and willing to help. I'll love it there forever and wish I was back...


Posted March 22, 2011

My daughter is attending PRE-Kindergarten at St Elizabeth's and she will be moving up to Kindergarten in September. I have to say that my daughter has never been so happy. This year has flown by because she has loved every day. The teachers are kind, caring and knowledgeable and the school itself is everything that I expect from a catholic school.
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Posted February 5, 2011

I will not send my children here. I attended their open house and was very impressed with their facilities, the principal seemed very professional, and a great 8th grader gave us a nice tour. Then, I came back in to tour the school while it was in session. Oh my, what a letdown. The office lady seemed disinterested in our presence. The vice principal, who agreed to walk us on the tour, dumped us when we arrived down the first hallway. She literally left when we walked into the 1st grade classroom, never to be seen again. From what I observed in the Kindergarten and 1st grade classes, the kids seemed antsy and unhappy. The teachers seemed rigid and cold. The kindergarten teacher, in particular, was just not that nice to the kids at all, and that was in front of me, a prospective parent! Some other teachers, 2nd grade and 5th grade, and Pre-K, were friendly, warm, and helpful. Overall, it's a shame because there are some red flags. By the way, we wandered through the hallways, sometimes making contact with the rude office lady, who seemed eager for us to leave. So, we did just that. No one even tried to stop us.


Posted May 10, 2010

I enrolled my son in this school two years ago, and have to say that it was the worst experience a school could possibly give. My son never received the education that a catholic school is supposed to give. He 'blended in' with his classmates, not being giving the individual attention I had been promised. With the large amount of money I was paying, it would have been extremely smarter to have enrolled him in public school. There, he would have probably received more attention by the teachers! Overall, I do not recommend St. Elizabeth's to anyone who is looking for a serene Catholic education, because you are not going to get it here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

Children receive an excellent academic education with personal help along with learning the ethics and morals so needed in today's overloaded information society. It give children the right guidelines for making the life decisions as they grow.


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Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 52%
Hispanic 3% 20%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 8%
Black 0% 19%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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Greenwood Ave
Wyckoff, NJ 07481
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