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St John Chrysostom School

Private | PK-8 | 93 students

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Posted September 2, 2014

I started in SJC when I was 3 years old and I graduated in 2013. I had been there my whole childhood. I am now a sophomore in high school and I can absolutely say that SJC is the school for your child. They push your child to work to their fullest in a fun atmosphere. The teachers are very nice, my personal favorites are Mr. and Mrs. Weber. Yes, the tuition is high but they will work with you about a scholarship program if very much needed. Growing up in SJC, there was a lot of discipline, which is good. Most students who leave SJC become better people and stay of the streets. I am a first honors student thanks to SJC who helped prepare me. So what if it isn't the biggest, or most modern? Your children are going for an education, to grow, and to make friends and that's exactly what you do at SJC. The education there is great and they 105% prepared me for high school. Your child would be lucky to say that he/she is a SJC graduate, because I know I am. Most of my teachers are no longer teaching at SJC, but I personally know every teacher in that school and they are the sweetest you will ever meet. Your child will have a personal connection with their teachers that they won't forget.

Posted June 13, 2014

Don't send your child to this school if you want your child to succeed. They don't have the resources to help student and they guide you where to seek help. All they care is about receiving there monthly tuition. I will be removing my child from this school, to another school where they at least try to help in the weak areas and they will work with the parents....
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 16, 2014

I graduated from St. John Chrysostom School in 1968 and attribute my success to the high standards and expectations of this school. In 2010, I retired after 37 successful years as a teacher, coach, mentor, school principal, and central office administrator in Rochester, NY. After St. John's Chrysostom, I attended Aquinas High School, Fordham University, William Smith College (Geneva, NY), Brockport College (Masters and Administrative Degree), and St. John Fisher College (doctorate). I had a great beginning and it all started at St. John Chrysostom. Diana Vargas de Hernandez

Posted January 20, 2011

I graduated from this school in 1988. This school is the foundation of true success and support. My eight years at St. John's prepared me for a world of success beyond my imagination. This school was the little house that heaven built among the war zones of the Bronx during the late seventies and eighties. I learn many academic principals, but most importantly, I learned about character. I will always be indebted to this school for everything it represented in my life during my earliest educational years. I currently hold a PHD in Education. I am often asked about my academic journey, I am proud to discuss St. John's Chrysostom. A school where the staff connected to their students. A school where I truly learned that my destination is just as important as my journey.

Posted February 3, 2010

My daughter has attended SJC since Kindergarten, she is currently in the 7th grade. I would definitely recommend this school. The emphasis is on education and the staff and teachers are excellent. No one is perfect, they too are human. I think the tuition is very reasonable, considering other schools. (Believe me, I older children went to Holy family and to Santa Maria...try that tuition compared to SJ's.). My daughter feels safe and happy at this school, she's looking forward to HS, but is already saying she is really going to miss everyone at SJ's.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 15, 2008

I attended/graduated from St. John Chrysostom in 1999, now my children are students there as well. While St. John Chrysostom is a 'cozier' school, that is part of what makes it really great and unique. Students at St. Johns are known by name not an I.D number. Teachers/staff/students work along each other as would a family unit. Students at St Johns are offered a diverse and superior education and are often challenged to excel in all subjects. Emphasis is not only stressed on education but in personal development as well. The principal is very attentive towards her students and truly is almost a third parent in her concern and dedication. The school does only have a small gym and we did eat in cafeterias in the basement.........but all of my memories are fond. I left St. Johns with a heavy heart and eyes full of tears!!!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 10, 2008

I am a graduate from this school 07 yea i did not like to many teachers but i can say the people i meet there were really awesome and there are to teachers that impacted my life Mr.Weber 7th & 8th grade social studies teacher he is one of the best teachers i ever had & ms Blount she is no longer teaching but she was amazing. I hated the school while I was in it but when i left i started to miss it. I learned a lot at the school it was a very nice place to spend 11 years of my life.
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Posted November 3, 2008

My daughter has attended SJC since she was 4 attending the pre-k 4 program. She is now in 4th grade. This is a school i would recommend to any parent who is looking for an affordable private education. The teachers are informative, instructional and expect a lot from their students. The administrative office, principal, keep parents well informed. The school environment, class sizes and discipline are many of the key factors i believe this school is excellent.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 19, 2008

I am actually a student at this school and I personally do not like it but i recommend it for a lot of people because they do teach you a lot and they do get you ready for exams.My teacher Ms.Oliveras is actually a very good teacher
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Posted October 14, 2008

I am a student who graduated from SJC in the Class of 08'. No offense, but I think you have to actually go to the school to know what it's REALLY like. I ABSOLUTELY DEFINITELY RECOMMEND St. John Chrysostom School. The school really prepares you for high school. A lot of the things I am learning now in highschool were taught to me in SJC. The teachers are GREAT. Not only do they prepare you the best they can for high school, but they really care about you. The classes are also very interesting. In general, if you would like your child to attend an elementary school that will prepare him/her for state exams/high school, has a great, interesting classes, and a loving faculty, then I suggest you send them to St. John Chyrsostom. =]
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Posted September 22, 2008

My son has attended this school since Prek-3. In overall, I think this is a great school. I do wish they had more sports available for kids in 4th grade and above. I also think they should have a website for parents to able to keep track of their kids test scores as well as the next subject for review.
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Posted August 27, 2008

My daughter has been going to the school since the age of 3 and she's 13 now. I have seen tremendous growth in her not only as a student but also as a person. Everyone always talks about how well rounded, well spoken and smart she is. I have also had the chance to observe other kids her age and they don't know half as much as she does. If you think St John is expensive wait until it's time for high school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 26, 2008

St. john's is a great school i juss graduated this year and i have so many fond memories. yes the tuition is high but the school was always trying to help my mother and to me a good education is worth more to me than money. And yes as a student i dont mind the days off but they seem to be working because a lot of the kids in our school are average or above average. i have attended this school since i was 3 years old and i loved it and now my younger cousins go there. this school has made me the student i am today and school trips are not important education means alot more than any field trip.The classes are small in some public schools classes can obtain as many as forty to fifty children. 20 children to a teacher seems reasonable to me.
—Submitted by a student

Posted August 13, 2008

I find the tuition expensive plus $250.00 in fund raiser,$1.00 for dress down days. The school has too many days off specially for teachers meetings,they need to be after school because they already leave at 2:15 M-T and fridays 1:20, this causes us working parents a lot headache and extra money. They need to update school activities for example there was only 1 trip in the year for my childs class. Only 2 assemblys in the school year and one was graduation. They also must cut class size they are too large. The education they provide is good because of that reason I keep my daughter there but if the tuition increases I would have to consider a charter school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 24, 2008

This school is old catholic with old ideas needs fresh and young ideas, and they do not accomadate kids with special needs.
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Posted May 6, 2008

A couple of observations: - The teachers have no control in the classrooms. - The administration is overwhelmed and does not know how to solve problems. - There are way too many days off. - The gym is way too small. - Classroom size is way too large (40 or more per clasroom).
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 14, 2008

Yes, they do have too many days off. The tuition is somewhat high, and the school definitely needs remodeling. This is all true but when it comes down to the education without a doubt it is all worth it. My son is currently in PreK 4 and I have witnessed tremendous growth throughout this past year. My son knows all of his prayers, he has learned addition and subtraction. He has also learned all sounds and letter combinations that make different sounds. When he started this year I read the reviews and was not sure if the education would be the same as public school. I am thankful that i decided to invest in my son's academic foundation.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 2, 2008

St John Chrysostom is a very good school, but the price is way to high and they charge for everything. Another Problem is that they have to many days off. Otherwise is a very good school
—Submitted by a student

Posted February 20, 2008

My daughter actually attends this school and does very well and has excelled amazingly and is graduating this year in 2008. St. John Chrysostom does need a few adjustments but otherwise is a good place for achieving students.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 18, 2007

I attended and graduated from St. John's Chrysostom. My son now attends. He has learned so much from his teachers. Personally, St. John's was the foundation in my life and is responsible for my career today. I support St. John's all the way! Too much money some say? Our children's education should never have a price !
—Submitted by a parent

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1144 Hoe Ave
Bronx, NY 10459
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