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St Margaret Of Cortona School

Private | PK-8 | 63 students


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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $269,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,440.

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Posted August 19, 2014

This school is way overpriced especially for working parents. Not too mention the class sizes are bit large for a tuition paid school.
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Posted September 10, 2013

My son has been attending St. Margaret of Cortona since Pre-K. He has developed into an excellent student and a fine young man. I highly recommend our school.
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Posted March 14, 2013

My child has attended St. Margaret of Cortona since 2010, when she started in the Pre-K program. It has been a wonderful experience for all of us. The teachers are fantastic, and the education is excellent. She is making great friends, and enjoys going to school each day. The principal & teachers genuinely care about the students, and work hard to ensure the kids are learning and growing to the best of their capabilities. We have been very happy with our decision to send our daughter to St. Margaret's!
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Posted January 6, 2009

iam an alumni! =] it was nice when i went. **class of 05** =] now class of **09**

Posted September 6, 2007

This is a great School! It has set a very good foundation for my children which has enable them to move on to great High Schools as well as College. Thank You Saint Margaret!
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Posted September 5, 2007

This is the best school, I love this school. They have nice kids, Sister Katleen which is a very nice principal. Nice teachers, my homeroom teacher is very nice. I am gad I could go to this school.
—Submitted by a student

Posted April 7, 2007

I am attending SMS, and I must say it has been a wonderful 10 years that I have spent here. I have been well prepared for all high school entrance practices, and I have also received scholarships to the schools that I applied to. Teachers her are fun and challenging. I'm really pretty sad to be leaving, but thankful that SMS helped so much.
—Submitted by a student

Posted March 9, 2007

St Margarets is a great school and I am proud that I made the choice to enroll my son there. The teachers and staff are wonderful. Sr. is leaving and that makes me sad. I wish she would stay 4 more years!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 13, 2007

I like this school. I learn alot. The teachers are nice.
—Submitted by a student

Posted April 14, 2006

I am very pleased with the quality of education my sons are receiving at St.Margaret of Cortona School. It is an excellent institution with the potential for greatness!
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Posted June 7, 2005

All my children have attended or are attending this school. I think the school is great up to and including 6th grade, after that it seems the school doesn't know what to do with the 7th & 8th graders, not many, if any, class trips. They get a big turnaround in teachers for these 2 grades also. All in all, the school is pretty good and in a great, safe neighborhood.
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Posted February 11, 2005

I find that the school was great but now it is changing. The student to teacher ratio is increasing. I'm not very happy anymore.
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Posted January 25, 2005

I am so happy my husband and I chose St. Margaret. It is a superb school. Because of the wonderful teachers, my son received full scholarships to Regis, Iona, and Xavier. He was also asked to take the scholarship exam for Fordham Prep., which he declined due to the other scholarships. St. Margaret creates a well-rounded student by offering extracurricular activities such as band, basketball, and soccer. Parental involvement is greatly encouraged.
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Posted August 27, 2003

My son is happy there and has had exceptiona teachers thus far...he is entering 4th grade this year
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 73% 52%
Hispanic 20% 21%
Asian 4% N/A
Black 3% 21%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Two or more races 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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  • Hugh M. Keenan
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452 West 260th Street
Bronx, NY 10471
Phone: (718) 549-8580


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