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Holy Rosary School

Private | PK-8

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $340,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,310.

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Posted June 6, 2014

I have several children who have and are still attending Holy Rosary School. They have all had the same teachers and each child was and has been treated as an individual. No comments like "your borther did this or your sister did that" the children who need the extra help or pat on the back got it and the ones who need the firm talk got it. Thank you
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2014

Holy Rosary School.....good school....good people. Don't change, never had an issue with any teacher or staff member. My child has done well there and I am sure he will continue to do well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2014

As a working parent I find Holy rosary School meets a lot of my needs. Early drop off, breakfast program, lunch program, after school with homework help, email alerts and reminders. I wish I could be more involved with the school my daughters both love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2014

I can't believe this school year will be over in a few weeks. My child has been at Holy Rosary since 1st grade she is now in 4th and is doing great. This year has been a little harder but once again the teachers have been supportive. Looking forward to another successful year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2014

This school was a great school at one time. Now it is bad, really bad. My suggestion is to research the school, speak to parents ( and I don't mean the ones that hang around the school during the school day). The classes are overcrowded and the teaching style is very uncreative and old fashion for this day and age. my child is not returning. By the way, take the rating with a grain of salt, I wrote a detailed negative review and it was removed. I noticed a few other negative reviews were removed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2014

Holy Rosary is a great school. My boys have been students in the this school since 4th grade and Pre-K. The teachers as well as Adminitration have help my sons and are excellent and treat the children like members of their own family. We are members of the Home School Association which is part of Parent and Teacher dedication for the students. They also has after school activities as well as sports. We are so grateful and enjoy being part of Holy Rosary. God bless you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2013

The school was great and always stayed on top of me, especially when I didn't complete my work. As to Sister Mary's niece, the nuns on the top floor were kind and helped teach the students respect. Nobody was mistreated, even though some other students would call the teachers mean. Those students will grow up to be successful and prosperous.


Posted January 17, 2013

I am very disappointed in some of the comments on this page. My daughter started this school in pre-k 4 years ago. She never had any incidence with any of the teachers. There is one child within her group that has been a trouble maker and he is still a trouble maker. I approached the father and he pretty much dismissed me. I believe children who are disruptive should be permanently expelled from the school. I read the review from a parent of the ECP program. To give a school a negative grade because your child was doing better in another school. It is best for you to remove your child. If your child was not doing anything wrong he/she would not have to be worried about getting into trouble. Last week an ECP child spat on another student belongings. When I spoke with him he ran. He was jumping into the rain water and kicking the cone in the court yard I told him to stop. I find that quite a few ECP students are disruptive and the teacher, the staff or the school should not be penalized for it. Parents cannot expect the teacher to discipline their children. It is the parents responsibility to discipline their children. Do not knock Holy Rosary until you tried it for yourself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2012

I was in Holy Rosary School from Pre-K to 8th grade. Few reviews here are correct when they say that some teachers are horrible, but some teachers are only bad if the students are as well. The only teacher that was here that was a horrible person was here in my last year of school. She was a teacher for 2nd grade to replace the one that left. I left the school so I don't know where she is, but you'd better put your hopes that she was fired. I'm not giving any names, but she cursed at the kids in after school, pushed a kid into a bench when he wouldn't cooperate, and yelled at everyone. Lots of teachers have there "favorites" in the classroom, but she hated every single student in this school. Don't stop your looking here, she was most likely fired and maybe arrested. Anyway the next thing is that the kids in a near school, M.S. 144, H-A-T-E Holy Rosary. They tormented 7th and 8th graders and broke a glass at holy rosary. Luckily, the principal reasoned with the principal at 144. So basically, everything that could go wrong at HR happened and has been resolved. I recommend Cardinal Spellman for high school, affordable and c-o-ed. :) So long reader!


Posted June 24, 2011

I'm not agraduate of Holy Rosary, but my Aunt taught at the school in the40/50 as a Presantation Nun. her name was Sister Mary Ambrose. We use to come from Brooklyn to visit at the convent.


Posted February 24, 2010

Very great school. All my children go there. The teachers are excellent and treat the children like members of their own family. That is the way it should be because we (most parents and most of the teachers) are members of the Catholic Family. The Family that has civilized the world and continue to do great things for the world that loves to hate us Catholic. God bless you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

I give Holy Rosary five stars! I love everything about the school!My daughter is in the 1 grade & I she will remain there til she graduates. Wish I sent all my girls there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2009

The school needs more stuff for the kids to do they make school so boring.The classes have bout a min. of 38 to 40 kids they need less kids per class all they worry bout is money its sad they should worry more bout the students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 10, 2009

Some teachers are really good and help your kids while others are simply horrible. Will not be sending my preschooler to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2009

Grading here is crazy, you can have an 85 in classwork, homework and notebook but if you do badly on ONE test it can bring your grade all the way down to a 70-75 and barely passing the class. Test should factor a lot into the grade but shouldn't render the other work basically invalid. If your kid has an off day or forgets to study for one test they could likely fail that subject for that quarter. Makes no sense. And that info is verifiable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2009

I have two children here and they are leaving. I expected more but received much less for the money. Do your research first.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2008

this school is fun i love it
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 29, 2008

My 2 children just started Holy Rosary School this year and we are very happy! Their teachers are caring and willing to help. Especially our first grader. We are very pleased so far!.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2008

Our daughter attended this school and it was awful! The rapid decline in her personaltiy was shocking in so little time. For the first time she was unenthusiastic about going to school. The Pre-K program has a 'one curriculum for all,' system which is insane considering kids at that age have different levels of learning. The Pre-K teacher our daughter had was preoccupied with 'labeling' and almost every day we got notes home about behavior. Our daughter's now enrolled in a Prep school and she loves it! The teachers adore her and we've had no notes or complaints about behavior. Turns out she was bored in Holy Rosary. Save money & time. If you want a progressive education for your kid - Holy Rosary is not up to par! It did not meet our expectations at all!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2008

We have have been at Holy Rosary for 5 years now and are very satisfied with the results. Good teachers and staff and a caring environment. Good academic standards as well.
—Submitted by a parent


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1500 Arnow Ave
Bronx, NY 10469
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