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St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy

Private | PK-8 & ungraded | 234 students

We are best known for honors and arts programs.

 
 

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $507,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,440.

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2013:
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2011:
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Posted May 11, 2014

My son has attended St Stan's for Pre K Three and Pre K Four. The school as a community has done an amazing job with him. He is well prepared for Kindergarten, having received social, emotional, and educational support from the teachers, staff, and other students in the school. I cannot stress what a great community it is and how solid the teaching is. He has enrichments, gym, art, music, the children perform in school shows and outside programs come into present on topics like fire safety and wild animals. There are constant social activities and fundraisers for parents and children to engage in, dances, parties, bingo, family fun day, and art show and silent auction. The children are prepared to understand and engage in a life connected to spirituality, and mindfulness. They are taught to pray, attend services, and are prepared to receive Catholic Sacraments. Your child is also welcome if you are not Catholic, religion is taught as a subject. Many eighth graders get accepted to competitive high school programs both public and private. The Tuition is reasonable and the school facilities are warm bright and clean.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2014

Wow, if you look at the dates on the reviews most were written on or near the same day. That screams fakes. This school is horrible, they are cold as ice and literally too since they wont heat the gym or church. Their systems and teachings are so antiquated it is ridiculous. There are no real electives or programs offered to the kids. They are not receptive to parent suggestions or input. It is their way or the highway. Discipline varies depending on the child, neither far or consistent. A bully free environment is not encourage. Catholic schools are closing with enrollments down, doesn't seem to bother this school. I would not be surprised if they shut down due to their lack of working with parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2013

Best the school in NYC area. High standards for both the students and the faculty.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2013

My son started St. Stan's in Pre-K3. We were reluctant to start him so young, however when we went to the orientation he was so happy & surprised to see such a bright & cheery classroom filled with children. It was very warm & welcoming. He acclimated immediately. The teacher & her aide were and still are two of the kindest women I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. I was so relieved to know that he would be with them during the day. Now my son is finishing up 1st grade and still, I couldn't be happier with the school or the teachers. My child is so engaged with the level of education he's receiving on a day to day basis that it doesn't feel like school to him. Everyday there's something new to look forward to in class & around the school. In no way is St. Stan's behind the times when it comes to educating its students. He has learned to read surprisingly well in a very short time, his math skills are amazing for his age & he's has become a confident test taker already. PLUSES: Small class sizes; 1 class per grade; being taught the value of respect, high moral standards & the privilege of prayer; the quality of education is 2nd to none and parents are welcomed to be involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2013

I have two boys in St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy. They are in the 4th and 5th grades and have attended the school since Pre-K. In my opinion, and from hearing about other schools from friends and acquaintances, it is by far the best schood in the city. It's up there in academics, special subjects, honors program and strenghtens out faith. The standards are high and my children are received the best education possible. I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2013

This is a wonderful elementary school, definitely the best in our Greenpoint community. It offers enriched education to any child interesed in any subject. Motivates for extras like spelling bee , math bee, geograpgy bee, Aquinas Club, chess. tennis, dance, drama, choir, public performance, community service, math clubs, math competition, cooking club, Sharing Smile Club, etc. ... in addition of course to our regular after school program. This school offers a lot. It is also rigorous and demanding.
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Posted June 1, 2013

I am confident that my son is getting the BEST education in St. Stan's Catholic Academy. I have peace of mind that my son is safe, taught great morals, and in a stress-free environment that emphasizes the importance of education and Respect towards one another. There hasn't been a day when my son wasn't eager to attend school and I think this is the best testament to a Great School! The Staff is Wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2013

I have two children enrolled in St. Stan's at this time. They are the third generation of my family to attend. It has an excellent teacher to student ratio. They gain the most out of this aspect. As the school year goes by, I see my kids progress. I know it is the right choice. The stats show that our students perform higher than their piers in public school. The tuition is very reasonable compared to other private schools. The school is clean and maintained well. The teachers and staff are truly professional. The children are taught respect and character. This is a result of the rules and guidelines set in place by the principal. The whole school puts on a great show for Christmas and spring. Amazing to see every child from pre-k3 to grade 8. I recommend this school to any parent, you will not be disappointed. Robert P.
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Posted May 31, 2013

St. Stan's is a great school with great faculty and staff. This is my daughter's 2nd year and she feels right at home. There are caring teachers small class sizes for a closer community. A great education in morals is included with the academics. They offer art, music, gym, and computers. They have after school clubs for children of all ages. We love it!! I would highly recommend this school to anyone that is looking for a place where their child can be appreciated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2013

St. Stan's students are very talented, they really outdid themselves with tonight's Annual Spring Show. The auditorium was transformed into a jungle. Great job to dedicate teachers, students and Mrs. C for making all this possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2013

St. Stanislaus is a lovely school with clean, beautiful classrooms and a well-mannered and creative student body. The staff is friendly, talented, HONEST and hard-working. The curriculum is clear and concise for teachers, parents and children. There is no funny business going on here. No one here is preoccupied with new trends, although the trends are reviewed and discussed by staff members and parents. The occupation in this school is to teach reading, writing, math, language arts, science, social studies, math, technology, art and music. The goal is to educate children to the best of the school's ability and the goal is reached. Teachers are given the materials they need to do their job well. Children learn the skills they need to succeed in the world. This school is not preoccupied with "fluff" at the expense of a clear and meaningful education. In this school, children learn the basics, so that they may become successful adults ,and develop the ability to synthesize their own ideas. Students learn the importance of character ,a work ethic and the joy of performing. The children have fun, are proud, safe and respected. St. Stanislaus is a hidden gem in Brooklyn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2013

St Stanislaus is a great school. I am so happy that I chose to send my son to such a well rounded enriched school. I would highly recommend it to anyone. The Principal and Staff are wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2013

I am an alumna of the school and am very happy with the fine education I received. I was very well prepared for high school, undergraduate school and graduate school. The school nurtures the whole child and provides a wonderful education.


Posted September 27, 2011

My son just started the PK-3 class, and so far, we are very very happy. The teachers clearly love kids, the principal is extremely involved, engaged, and approachable, and the class is very small. Yes, this school is not free, but it is a great value, and the school isn't about money. There will be more options next year and beyond, but I think we'll stay with this school untill 8th grade. Haven't seen much in terms of parent involvement per se, but a lot of parents are chatting with each other before and after school, so it's a great community, and I am sure we'll see more of that over the next few months, the school certainly seems to encourage it via the various volunteering opportunities. The school is Catholic and not shy about it, but you don't have to be catholic to appreciate a somewhat more structured, maybe call it traditional, approach to raising kids where individualism doesn't get overemphasized at the expense of other values that also have merit, such as respect, responsibility, community, and some measure of discipline. I am a very liberal Catholic myself, and I am sure that some non-Catholics would equally appreciate this school for its strengths.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2010

A great school. Has excellent teachers and strong principal. They have an honor program (math and LA). Very good music program. They produce 3 shows a year. I love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 52%
Hispanic 6% 21%
Black 2% 21%
Asian 1% N/A
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
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Polish, Greek

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Honors track
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Christina Cieloszczyk
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman catholic
Associations
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (718) 383-1711

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  • Honors track
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  • Religious
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

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  • Polish, Greek
Extra learning resources offered
  • Remediation
School facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Library
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Diocese of Brooklyn
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  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama

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  • Yearbook
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  • We have a Nursery Program for 3-year olds. Our 8th grade Honors Math students have taken the 9th Grade Algebra Regents the past 2 years and all have passed the test. Every student in the school is on stage taking part in our annual Christmas and Spring Shows. Our Drama Club's recent productions include The King and I, Beauty and the Beast and Annie. We have an annual Talent Show, Science Fair and Social Studies Fair. Our students take part each year in the National Geographic Society Geography Bee, Scripps National Spelling Bee and Diocesan Math Bees. We utilize the Super Kids Reading Program as well as the Emotional Literacy Program.
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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
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Molloy High School
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