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PK-8
Private
Bronx, NY
Students enrolled: 297
 

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1016 Edison Avenue
Bronx, NY 10465

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(718) 829-9557
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April 23, 2015
St. Benedict is a great school with great teachers and great principal. One of the things that bothers me is that during recess the kids are separated by gender and not able to run around and play what. they want. They either have to play what they say or sit down. Public schools make a big deal about having kids run around and being active and this school does not want them to run around or play certain games out of fear of getting hurt which is ridiculous. They have parents who volunteer to watch them during lunch and recess and some are too busy talking to each other and don't even watch the kids or if a kid gets hit by a ball or runs they will have the kids sit.

- submitted by a parent

February 26, 2015
Saint Benedict is filled with people that give their heart and soul to making the place better. The teachers have been working hard to reach all the children with numerous afterschool clubs and activities. The sports program works really hard to improve the skills of the athletes with dedicated alumni. The sports director works hard to organize spirt days and fundraisers to raise school spirit and get people excited about sports in the school. Volleyball has been a great addition to the school by Mr. P because my daughter never had any interest in playing basketball at the school. If you are looking for a happy faculty, a hands on principal, and a school that is more like a home, then Saint Benedict is the place for you.

- submitted by a community member

March 29, 2013
I love this school... i went to a Catholic grammar school in this area and vowed never to send my child to one when the time came.. we enrolled our son in St Benedict's pre- k and have NEVER LOOKED BACK!!! lets start with Ms A our principal is hands on with every child in every grade, great balance of compassion, sensible, strictness, motherly,administrator, and everything in between. our son is in fourth grade and the teachers have been great. Each one has helped him flourish academically, and personally growing into a fine young boy... the church is as good as the school Father Norton takes care of his Parish and it comes through just speaking to him... his Masses are great, the kids love him love the 930am Sunday mass. He involves all the younger kids and provide a great foundation to continue going to church long after they leave school.. If you want your child to get a great education in a Catholic school that when you drop them off you feel like they are with family then come to St Benedicts.. Also great aftercare program for parents who work... great sports program great coaches great school, Staff, Parish and fellow students. If you can get your child in this school do it

- submitted by a parent

November 27, 2012
Saint Benedict School is everything you can imagine and more. The teachers are great and they seem like a closely knit family. The school also offers great after school activities such as Pokemon club, Art club, Chess club, Video club and many more. The basketball program is filled with former graduates that are back to coach. The gym also went through a bit of a facelift after a ton of generous donations from alums. This place screams family atmosphere and if you don't believe me, see it for yourself.

- submitted by a community member

November 08, 2012
St. Benedict's truly is the best school in the bronx by far! If you want you and your child to be happy and learn from teachers that love their jobs, you have to check out SB! I had my child in a pricey, "name school" on the water, we were miserable due to teachers who just did not want to be there and hours upon hours of homework!!! Let your child spend a day and let them see the difference right away! Don't be like me and waste years being unhappy at another school!

- submitted by a parent

June 21, 2012
My kids been here for 5 years love it so much.. I highly recommend this school..

- submitted by a parent

May 21, 2012
I thought very thing I heard about this school was just hype. I am sorry I thought that way and wasted the first few years of my child's education at another Catholic school in the Bronx. St. Benedicts is truly a wonderful place!!! We were made to feel like part of the family from day one. EVery activity, every event, from top to bottom is an A class effort. I am proud to be a St. Benedict's parent!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent

March 02, 2011
This is my sons second year at St. Benedict's. The school is wonderful. I went to this school 25 years ago so when it was time to choose a school for my son, I had to check it out. The improvement are astounding. The Principal is wonderful. Very hands on. The students all love her and the staff. Walking in in the mornings, you can see the connection between the students and staff. I feel that makes a huge difference in a child's willingness to learn. the curriculum is challenging and will prepare the students for moving ahead in life.

- submitted by a parent

September 22, 2010
The principal at this school is top notch. She is down to earth, extremely involved in everything that goes on in the school, loving, caring and nurturing. Her style of leadership trickles down to the adminstration and faculty. They are all wonderful. My children have been students for the past 7 years. If you have an issue, and you discuss it with the principal - it will be addressed. Changes will be made if necessary. I am extemely pleased with the principal and all the staff. I have never come across a teacher or staff member who was not compassionate, loving and caring. They truly care about the students and families. They are an extension of our home family. In addition, my children are doing extremely well academically.

- submitted by a parent

September 20, 2010
You will not find a school that is warmer and more 'family-like' than St. Benedict's School. The Principal and her front office staff are exremely caring. They take the time to learn each and ever child's name (not to mention the names of their siblings, who may not even be old enough to attend school yet). They are loving, caring and warm people. I wouldn't trust my children to anyone else. Furthermore, the education they are receiving is wonderful. They are learning all of the curriculum that public school children are learning, with the added benefit of learning about God, the Church, and also learning cursive (script). The are learning discipline and respect. I highly recommend St. Benedict's School.

- submitted by a parent

September 20, 2010
The school makes your child's education first priority. This school welcomes all with big bright smiles on a daily basis and makes your children feel very loved.

- submitted by a parent

September 10, 2010
First year here, a truly refreshing change from the Villa Maria Academy. All I could say is "WOW". My children are A students and needed this change. They were not being challenged enough at VMA. My children love the entire environment. Hot lunch and breakfast. (My kids love the food. No more making lunch every day!) Friendly students, great staff, outstanding principal. If the kids are happy they will move forward with a positive attitude towards learning and this is what I'm seeing. Great work St. Benedict.

- submitted by a parent

June 12, 2010
I just put my son in this year because I was dissatisfied with a school (VMA) he had been in for over 7 years! We have found home in a warm, loving, caring Christian atmosphere with teachers that are excited, motivated and wonderful teachers. I am not teaching him at home anymore! A principal that goes above and beyond for all. Projects, events and drives that make you feel like you are part of something very special. I would recommend this school highly...it is the diamond of the Bronx! The school, church and Parish are interconnected, so your family has a wonderful big support group called St. Benedicts!

- submitted by a parent
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April 24, 2010
Both my sons attend St. Benedict. Each morning we are each greeted with a personal good morning and big smile. This is our second home. My children get an excellent education from wonderful teachers. Each staff member plays an important role in my sons lives. St. Benedict is not just a building made up of bricks. It is made up of hard work, dedication and most importantly love!!

- submitted by a parent
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April 24, 2010
I love St. Benedicts School because I feel my kids are getting a wonderful education. Everyone here is more like family, that makes me feel very comfortable when I walk in and I am greeted by my name. The principal is by far one of the best principals I have ever met, she is totally involved with the students and tries her hardest to help with everything you need. That makes all the difference in the world. I am very happy that I chose to send my kids to St. Benedicts school and would highly recommend this school to everyone.

- submitted by a parent
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April 19, 2010
I find St Benedict's to be a nurturing environment for my child. I've been to other schools and find a big, positive different in St Benedict's approach to their students. I'm so happy that my son is here and looking forward to having my younger daughter attend as well!

- submitted by a parent

April 19, 2010
This is the school that you wished for...for your child...strong academically, loving christian atmosphere, strong parent body...extra curricular activities...you need to spend a day here to see, to hear to feel what good education is all about at a sale price! Talk to Mrs. A...she is the heart and soul of this school!

- submitted by a parent
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April 17, 2010
This school is great ! The teachers and staff are very family oriented ! The children learn so much! The school is clean, they have a healthy breakfast/ hot lunch program! Its a school where I am at ease and never have to worry about my son !

- submitted by a parent

April 17, 2010
My children were all prepared for high school after they graduated from St. Benedict's school. It really has a family atmosphere.

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April 17, 2010
My daughter is in pre-k and loves it. She is learning a lot.The staff is wonderful and very welcoming they all get to know you and your family.

- submitted by a parent
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April 17, 2010
I started St. Benedict School in the first grade and remained there until completion of eighth grade in 1992. I beleive that St. Benedict School not only provided me with an excellent education, but I acquired the life skills and religious integrity needed to help me accomplish my goals as an adult. St. Benedict School prepared me for high school and beyond. I take with me many fond memories, as well as a superb education. There was no doubt in mind as to which school I would trust with my sons' education. My sons are receiving the same quality education and lasting memories that I had received years before. I am grateful to the St. Benedict School community for all it has given me and for what it continues to give to my children!

- submitted by a parent

April 16, 2010
This school does not have the reputation that it deserves! With a strong and passionate principal who does it all for her kids, including tutoring, counseling, consoling, fund raising and all the other 1000 jobs she has to do...she sets the tone for the whole school. The teachers are not 'burnt out' like other schools and really teach with understanding and appropriate discipline. The whole atmosphere at St. Benedict's school, church and parish is a warm, loving and Christian one. You almost never hear a bad word about SB and if you do it is from soneone who does not know what is going on in other schools and can appreciate this one. I am so happy I changed my daughter from VMA to SB....we are all very happy here!

- submitted by a parent

April 16, 2010
St. Benedict's is the very best place for my daughter. The principle and teachers take special interet in very child.

- submitted by a parent

April 16, 2010
If you are looking for a great school with a loving, warm catholic atmosphere...look no further! From the top notch principal to the teachers to the parents...this is the school to get a great education, prepared for high school, a solid christian atmosphere which works in conjunction with church and parish, and has very happy students, teachers and parents. Do not believe the hype and stigma of neighboring schools...come and experince this school for a day! They have many, many perks...hot lunch, father's club sports, many events, free tutoring, before and after school care, the list is too long! The tuition is very reasonable and you will love, love, love the hands on compassionate principal!

- submitted by a parent
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April 15, 2010
Its a 'home away from home...a 2nd family surrounded by love.

- submitted by a teacher
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November 04, 2009
St. Benedict's School gave me, my siblings, and generations of so, so many neighborhood children the best Catholic grammar school education and foundation for High School.

- submitted by a parent

September 15, 2009
I have 2 of my children in St. Benedict....the only reason my 3rd child is not in the school, is because he's 2. My oldest just started 4th grade and my middle just started 1st grade....they have both been in the school since pre-k. Some of the teachers are not quite as 'maternal' as I think they should be....but my kids love the school....the principal knows every child by name, and that in itself shows she cares about 'her kids' (that's what she calls them). All schools have their ups and downs, but dont' they all!!!!! My children are bright and thriving...and St. Benedict School has everything to do with that.

- submitted by a parent
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September 12, 2009
St. Benedic't school is an excellent Catholic school ! My oldest daughter has been a student there for five years. My son is currently in his second year. Anytime I have had a problem or concern, it has been promptly addressed. The principal greets each student by name each day. The children are very well supervised at all times. Tuition increases every year because the school's expenses increase each year. Its called inflation. The administration offers a variety of payment plans to help lessen the burden. The games that the children play are educational and help with socialization. On the rare occasion the children watch a video it is a treat. In the afterschool program all homework must be finished before the kids can play games or go out to play. The handfull of negative reviews here should be taken with a grain of salt. Open House is in February

- submitted by a parent
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May 18, 2009
I belive this school is absolutely awful. The principal is nice, but most of the teachers are ridiculous. They don't know how to teach, and they are not helping the students that are failing, they just keep moving foward. I think that St. Benedicts is an awful choice in a school, and thankfully my daughter is leaving there this year.

- submitted by a parent

January 19, 2009
I attend St. Benedicts now and i love it. i am in the 8th grade there and with the help of the principal and all of my teachers i was able to receive scholarship to 2 out of 3 of my high schoool choices and get into honors classes in all of my school. although the staff and children are amazing at the school, the only downside is that there is no hot lunch program except for every thurday when the schhol has pizza delivered.

- submitted by a student

January 15, 2009
Ok are science is taught well for your information. I'm a 7th grader and i'm the one who said i was hear since 3rd grade. So are school doesn't smell , we have a nurse , we do fire drills every month and are teachers are great. We also have hot lunch every thursday of every month and i love it.

- submitted by a student

January 02, 2009
St. Benedict's is absolutely awful. The material taught in science class is factually incorrect (I'm not even talking about evolution because I'm not sure if they teach it, just simple concepts like gravity). Students aren't encouraged to think for themselves or be critical, the focus is simply on memorization. The pastor and administration only care about what is good for the school's public image, and not with what is actually best for the student. They will deceive you.

- submitted by a parent

December 17, 2008
My daughter attended pre-school and I found it to be so overcrowded . Her class was also in the basement which I found to be a fire hazard.. I asked several times to be a lunch mother so I can do my volunteer hours, even when my son attended, to no avail.. I realized later on if you are not in the click then you wont be selected...

- submitted by a parent

October 07, 2008
SBS is a great school. My daughter who is now in high school is doing math that was done in the 7th grade at SBS. The kids are well ahead of where they should be academically. Two issues that must be addressed are the lack of a foreign language and SBS is behind in technology.

- submitted by a parent

May 27, 2008
I once taught at this school and loved it. Now i am puttting my son there in September. Everyone is so caring and helpful. It is like a small faimly where most of the people know each other. This school is great. The principal knows all the kids and parents by name becuase she is involved. I recommend many to attend this school...

- submitted by a parent
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October 26, 2007
People are always knocking this school when in reality it is a great school. You can't expect students to excel when they aren't putting in effort. I recently graduated from there and received more than one full scholarship to prestigious high school so it obvious that they are doing something right. As for their library, people are constantly donating more books. Also, numerous fire drills are held throughout the year. The teachers are caring and willing to help when asked or when they see fit.

- submitted by a community member
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October 02, 2007
St. Benedict School is an excellent place for your child to receive a quality education and the sense of community. MS. A is an awesome Princpal. She is always willing to help and is hands on with the children. The Parish itself, including, Carol in the Rectory, emanates compassion, union and family values. SBS is the overall package. My daughter is receiving and excellent education in a caring environment as did I when I attended SBS.

- submitted by a parent

September 19, 2007
Let me encourage you to further research this school. The teachers are very involved when it comes to their students, and they are also very nice and helpful. I love some of the teachers there, (ex:My old Literature teacher and my old 5th grade teacher) and I'm sure your child will too. The principal is also very involved.

- submitted by a student

February 08, 2007
This school is a jewel. Where else would you find the pastor teaching French. Computers are state-of-the-art. The principal is so involved. Christian principles are a prominent daily theme. Students at very young ages are able to read the scriptures from the pulpit. In terms of overall skills , the tuition we spend will prove to be worthwhile as our children progress in all phases of their lives. No institution is perfect but this one deserves a big A as a grade. The teachers are so special. Staff and volunteers are also very engaged.

- submitted by a parent

February 04, 2007
I feel that this school concentrates too much in fundraising. The curriculum is not challenging and the teachers do not follow through on what they present to parents at the beginning of the school year. Six graders should be introduced to studying techniques and high school preparation and this is not done until mid to end of the seventh grade, which is ridiculous since the students take the TACHS exam on the second or third week of October. The teachers do not academically push the students. The students are separated into groups but the effort of helping the students advance from one group to another is nonexistent. Parent involvement has to do only with showing up for a fundraiser or money related activity. Key word is Money.

- submitted by a parent

October 12, 2006
St. Benedict School, is not half as bad as people judge it to be. The teachers are very involved, and so is the principal. If a student is struggling, teachers are more then willing to stay after school and help them out. St. Benedict is like a family, all the students, faculty, and principal etc. know each other very well, everyone seems to get along. As a graduate of St. Benedicts i can honestly say,it is a very devoted school, and if you'd like your children to grow up in a safe, friendly, and caring environment St. Benedicts is the school for you. Also I have learned a lot during my years at St. Benedict, and most of my classes did prepare me for high school. Our principal promises every single student in St. Benedict will get into a catholic high school, and she kept her promise.

- submitted by a student

September 05, 2006
I enrolled my son and withdrew him a month later. They have a poor curriculum. The material given to him was pre k material and he was entering Kindergarten. They do not offer lunch, no counselor on board, no nurse in house, the school smells. Msgr Whalen has the most arrogant attitude who tried to patronize me when I questioned the curriculum.

- submitted by a parent

February 06, 2006
It is sad to think that a parent would consider this a school worthwhile. Although I am sure the teachers care about their students, the creativity and education standards at this school are appaling. I just attended an Open House at this school and the facilities were very poor especially the 'Library' which consisted of two or three shelves of old books for the entire student body of Pre-K to 8th grade. Worst of all the students that were showing us around mentioned that they can't even remember the last time there was a fire drill! Pre-K and Kindergarten do not go outside during the day. What ever happened to fresh air for our kids? It is a sad example of what our education system has dwindled to.

- submitted by a parent

June 21, 2005
I feel that St. Benedict is a safe school. The principal is very involved (she knows just about all the kids' names); she upholds the rules and regulations. The con to this school is that there is no music, sports or extracurricular activities, they focus too much on fund raisers and not enough on activities for the children. The parents have to go outside of the school in order to find programs.

- submitted by a parent

March 26, 2005
While I feel that a child will receive a good education at this school, there are just a few things that need to be addressed by the administration. First is that, if you have a child who is learning-disadvantaged, there are no quality resources within the school for them. Second, and perhaps most important, is the lack of consistent discipline both for behavior and academics. It seems that the behavioral-problem children are coddled, the 'good' children who may make a mistake, are made examples of in an extreme way, and that is detrimental to all. Overall, though, I would recommend this school to others.

- submitted by a parent

June 12, 2004
I think this school still needs a lot of help. If your looking for a strict school then this is not the school for you. Children pretty much get away with a lot. They don't require you to sign any test papers nor homework. When it comes to your child you are not informed immediately! In order for this school to be beneficial to the children as well as the parents things like this need to change.

- submitted by a parent

June 08, 2004
My child is currently enrolled in this school. The success of this school is attributed to the leadership of the principal and pastor. Mrs. A is a hands-on and roll-up your sleeve individual. She cares about each and every student's success. The pastor Msgr. Whalen, a brilliant individual, is very involved in day to day operations of the school and puts the school and the children's well-being and education at the very top of his priority list.

- submitted by a parent
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September 17, 2003
I strongly believe that St. Benedict's profound improvements (in all areas) is due to the leadership of the new Principal and Pastor!

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2003
I graduated from this school in 1973. My oldest son graduated from thi school in 2002. I find the school to be a very good place to learn and the faculty to be helpful.

- submitted by a parent

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St Benedict School
1016 Edison Avenue, Bronx, NY  10465
(718) 829-9557
Last modified St Benedict School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
St Benedict School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 53 reviews. Top