"Our school is best know for its excellence in education"
Students enrolled 379
Hours 8:15 AM - 3:00 PM
School leader Theresa A. Bivona
Transportation options None
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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1911 Hone Ave
Bronx, NY 10461

(718) 892-4080
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3 stars
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November 17, 2014
I am very happy that my son is going to SC. I had him in another catholic school and was disappointed with the administration. This other school uses its Blue Ribbon status to promote it - this award was presented almost 5 years ago due to high test scores. SC is much more warm, heart felt and the education is equal to if not higher than his previous school. Mrs. Bivona is very approachable and concerned about the student's happiness and education, not the reputation of the school! My son has flourished since he has been at SC. He has come out of his shell and is doing so well academically! He feels confident to express his feelings now where as before, he was afraid to speak up. I am not thrilled with the size of his present classroom but it was basically the same in his former school. My main concern is my child's happiness and academic growth and this is what he is getting at SC. If you want your child to be at a school where he will be happy and loved, SC is the school! I can't thank SC enough for changing my son's life all around!

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2014
PRINCIPAL WAS RECENTLY GIVEN AN AWARD FOR EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP FROM JEFF KLEIN! THIS SPEAKS FOR ITSELF! This school is in great hands and it is the place to be. Our Music Teacher has a PhD and is an accomplished Jazz musician. The education received at St. Clares is on the same level as the other "great catholic schools" in the area. Our sports teams are 1st place in our division. Our HSA is determined, caring and proactive. Our school has a defibulator! The school is being updated/renovated. The students are happy and proud! The best thing I like about St Clares is that students from all over the Bronx/Yonkers attend our school. This is proof that our school is respected, well thought of and the place to be!!! No school is perfect, someone will always complain but SC is one of the best in the Bronx! Again, shows by our enrollment!!

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2014
I am a parent of two children in the school and one that already graduated. We are happy to say with the new principal we are on top again and the children, teachers and parents are happy which makes a ton of a difference.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2014
I have been a parent in St. Clares for over 15 years and yes we have had our down and now we are having our ups. Our new principal has brought smiles back on teachers, students and even the parent's face. After speaking to teachers, their biggest comment was "We have real faculty meetings". The HSA is doing a great job in putting the money back into the school which has not been done in years. They have put new blinds in classroom, fixed the broken ones, new curtain on the stage, new water fountains on each floor, updated electrical. They also have more up their sleeves. The Sports Program had the gym floor refinished. St. Clare's has become a family again. I finally can say, You should definitely send your child to St. Clare's. The principal is very approachable which is what you want, her door is always open. ST. CLARES IS BACK ON THE RISE.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2014
My daughter has attended St. Clares since Early Childhood, the one thing I can say is consistant is their main interest in money. $500.00 monthly for tuition, after school that is expensive, and lets not forget the constant PTA dues asking for $10.00 here and $30.00 there. Your child will not be permited to participate in activities if the dues are not paid. My daughter's teacher this year is unapproachable and hasn't developed any relationship with my daughter. I will most likely not be sending her back the following year.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2014
St. Clare's has shown great improvement with the new administration and excellent help from the PTA. My daughter is very happy with her teacher. Even though the Common Core Curriculum has been a hassle to deal with, she is maintaining excellent grades. There are great activities for all grades, and for the parents too. My family and I are very happy with the school.

- submitted by a parent
December 22, 2013
The new administration, teachers, staff are all great. Happy that the school is the up and coming school to be

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2013
My son has attended St. Clares since Pre-K, And thru out the few years he has been there the school has made if perfectly clear that their main interest is money. Tuition is $500.00 monthly but everyday comes a note home from PTA for $10.00 here $30.00 there. And if you do not send in the money your child isn't allowed to participate in Christmas Shows or other activities. I feel like the PTA harass you in these letters. Makes you wonder does anyone proof read the letters before they are sent out to parents. This year my son's teacher is horrible!! She is completly unapproachable. She doesn't greet the children in morning in the yard, let alone the parents. The school itself had had some updates, due to the new administration. I just feel that as parent that is paying monthly to have my son in a good school, I should be able to ask questions, express concerns and have them met and answered in a respectful way. Alot of the kids that have started with my son have left the school to attend public schools or other private schools. I am thinking of removing him from the school as well. I hope the school makes some improvements in how they communicate with parents.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2013
St.Clare"s is an adequate school ,except for math. Very disappointed that my son can be receiving a high 90 average but can"t pass the state exam. Questionable at best! Bad day?? I would like to think so ! the new common core?? Something needs to be done about the mathematics from early grades on. There needs to be some extra help given in math. I know my child isn't the only one who needs it. I am happy about most of the teachers my children have had. They are very dedicated and display true Christian values. I am hoping for the best with the new principal. She is making many changes. I hope all will benefit the children.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2013
Saint Clare of Assisi was a much better school when the Sisters Oblates to the Blessed Trionity were there. Now they are in two different schools Saint Angela Merici South Bronx and Immaculate Conception Gun Hill Road. It was such a shame the way they were treated by the former Pastor who eventually made them leave. My opinion is that the Convent be fixed and have ALL the Sisters who are able to teach come back. The retired Sisters have their own Convent on Astor Avenue and would not be a burden to the parish in any way, especially with them living there for free. There are 7 Sisters at Saint Angela Merici and at least 5 at Immaculate Conception. Bring them all back and you have a school with at least 8-10 teaching Religious Sisters who wear their habits. That will bring back Saint Clare of Assisi School to its former reputation and standards.

- submitted by a community member
April 16, 2013
My daughter started attending St. Clare's in 6th grade. She was in Public School before this. I sent her to this school because the middle schools in my area had bad reputations. I must say my expectations for this school was higher. Considering the intuition I am paying for this school, I don't feel I am getting my moneys worth. The academics being taught isn't too much different than public school. I actually had better communication with the teachers and her old public school. The parents never get any feedback about the progress of there children unless they are failing. This is a very re-active approach to education. I never hear about the parents association. I rarely hear about events or workshops being offered. I'm not sure what the parent association does other than collect fees. The only noticeable is that the children are well behaved. That is only the real difference between Catholic and Public School. My recommendation would be to keep your child in Public school. The difference isn't too great.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2013
My son is doing very well at St Clare's because of talented and caring teachers. The teachers here are unbiased and focused on helping children learn.

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2013
This school is a joke. my daughter attended the school for a year and was bullied from october to April. I tried to report it to the school and the principal wouldnt hear anything about it. defending the other child because she was in the school from the beginning. And I had proof of the bullying. My daughter was depressed and miserable and to find out the other child has bullied other students but the parents never said a word. When I called to find out how to register my child the secretary asked me my name i told her my first and she wanted my last, when i told her my last name she told me to come in person. I told her I just wanted to know tuition price and other info. And she said NO and wanted to see me in person. But the school treated me and my daughter like second class citizens. The principle hides behind the door all day and refused to meet with me regarding the bullying. And the priest also. the even threatened to call ACS on me when the other girl broke my childs ankle.Stating that my daughter was missing too many days, even though we had doctors notes and all.My daughter was on pain meds and also seeing a therapist.To sum it up DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO THIS SCHOOL!

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2013
St. Clare's School strives to respect all indiiduals who enter our doors. As the principal of the school, most parents know that they will be listened to with courtesy and respect if they approach us in a calm manner. The office phone rings from around 7 a.m. daily. Usually, the principal is the one who answers the phone at this time. The school Mathematics scores are up there with the higher performing Catholic schools. We have a wonderful mathematics teacher. Of course, we will always have students who struggle with school work. The teachers and administration strive to offer suggestions for their future success. High school acceptances and scholarships contribute to our reputation with fine Catholic high schools. We have also had acceptances at Bronx Science H.S. Education Through Music offers violin lessons to the children from grade 4 to 8. The choral program is magnificent. Our children learn music notation and theory. Call us and make an appointment to come in to see and hear what goes on at our wonderful Catholic educational setting! It is interesting to read unkind comments from anonymous persons.

- submitted by a teacher
December 11, 2012
I have had two children attend this school. They both attended from pre-k through 8th grade. It laid down a solid foundation for thier academic careers. One is now a Dean's list student at Fordham University, after getting all first honors througout high school. The other is a first honors student in Fordham Prep and awaiting his college acceptences.

- submitted by a parent
November 27, 2012
Can't wait until my kids are out of this school or until they get a new principal!! Don't care about working parents-Christmas show (where they sing non Christmas songs) is on a Monday at 9am and 1pm, so working parents can't make it! Used to be a beautiful event on a Saturday, with a over the top Nativity Scene. They don't get taught a language or computers which are both important in high school. They tell you they do, but they don't kids go on the computer to play math games.They DO NOT PREPARE the students for high school. PTA is wonderful and do so much for the kids, but there is no teacher participation in the PTA ,it is all parents. They run great events and the kids have so much fun. If it wasn't for the PTA the school would be sunk. Because of location and friendship I continue to keep my children in this school.

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2011
Just graduated :) St. Clare's has improved throughout the years and they are changing a lot! In the 2011-2012 school year they will have more smart boards and a Spanish language class! SCS helped me and now i'm going to high school on a full scholarship!

- submitted by a community member
no rating February 11, 2010
My daughter has bee attending St. Clare's since early child hood. She is now in Kindergarten. She loves this school. She has learned a great deal. I am very satisfied with the knowledge and caring that the teachers have shown. There are many family functions run by the PTA which play a huge role in St. Clare. All together, no complaints.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2009
My child just started this school and so far he has learned a great deal in such a short period. I am very pleased with the teacher and school thus far.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2009
I am extremely happy wih my son' s education at St. Clare's. The principal and teachers are wonderful. They are truly dedicated professionals.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating April 27, 2009
Good education, good family values. Only negative, the kids are behind in math starting in grade 6 until 8th, been this way for years.

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2009
I have three children attending St. Clare's and I am very proud and satisfied as to there performance in this great school.

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2009
my daughter really enjoys her school. the teachers have presented a good balance of challenges and review. The comments about the principle are spot on, but so are those about the PTA. Parents and teachers are involved and engaged in what is going on, funding is tight and what we don't pay in tuition (its crazy reasonable) is made up for in 'donations' for everything under the sun. There's basic extras (music, gym) but no early foreign language. Bathrooms are disturbingly old and battered but have been clean anytime i've seen them. I chose this school over the local public school because the st. clare kids do in 1st grade what the public school kids do in 2nd. Discipline has relaxed with the current principle and is going in the wrong direction but has not been a problem in the 4 years my daughter has attended.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2008
My grandaughter just started pre-k and has learned an enormouse amount of work and discipline. The Christmas show was excellent and love the learning through music program - I would like to see more of that - every class played an instrument - so far, so good - I would love to see a language being taught as early as kindergarten

- submitted by a community member
November 24, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2008
okay this school is great i ve been coming here for 9 years and i love it. The principal ah not that great like some of the parents said she leaves tthe school before where dismissed. I am on the basketball team there and is great other kids should be encouraged to join and if you dont make it just keep trying parents you should send your children here.

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July 10, 2008
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May 16, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2008
This school did not prepare my child for high school at all. Save your money and send him to a different school. There were barely any extracurriculars or foreign languages.

- submitted by a parent
November 27, 2007
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- submitted by a student
June 25, 2007
I have been going to SCS for 10 years now and i love it so much!!!!!!! they have great teachers and a wonderful Principal( Ms.Desmond) i have made sooo many friends here and i love the teachers sooo much, its sad that i have Graduated this year and i will miss St. Clare's very Much!!!!! SCS was like a second home for me!!!!!! I will always belong to St.Clares!!!!!! - Cristina-

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August 01, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2005
Academically, the school is average, but it is better than most of the schools in the Bronx. Extracurricular activities are sublime except that they do not exist - including any foreign language. The parents are quite involved, but most of them are concerned about non-educational issues - keep in mind that you deal with very honest, nice citizen, but no professionals.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2004
I am new to the school, but not to the parish. I have been a member of the parish for 30 years. I feel very blessed that now at this time my children are attending the school. I hear the grumbles about the principal also. Some people can't handle change. I think change can be very beneficial. She seems to have the desire to do the best she can do for the children. That's enough for me. Time will tell. But for now my children and myself are very happy.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
There is a new principal for the school as well as many new teachers. No one is complaining about the teaching staff but there are many grumbles about the principal. Still all around a good education but now with more emphasis on discipline than with learning. Unfortunate. It had been such a nice place. Luckily for me, my child will be graduating soon.

- submitted by a parent
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St. Clare School
1911 Hone Ave, Bronx, NY  10461
(718) 892-4080
Last modified St. Clare School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
St. Clare School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 38 reviews. Top