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Nardin Academy

Private | PK-12

Nardin Academy is based on a foundation of rigorous academics and service.

 
 

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Posted January 26, 2014

Nardin is a wonderful school, and my daughter loves it. The teachers all work very hard to make sure each student does as well and they also make the school have a happy atmosphere. Go Gators!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2012

I'm holding off my full review until further notice i'll be sure to get back with you i need more time to further evaluate the school
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Posted October 25, 2011

We transferred our older child from another private school to Nardin in 6th grade. There was more work and it was much harder, BUT she loves it. She was actually sad in the summer because there was no school! Our younger child attended the Nardin Montessori school and loved it. She made the transition to the Nardin traditional school with no problems and is just thriving there too. For us, it is worth the sacrifice to send our kids here because of the high academic standards and because there is nothing better than seeing your kids enjoying school so much. Sending our kids to Nardin was the best decision for us as parents. The school exceeds our expectations, which are very high!
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Posted March 21, 2011

very happy with the school. That being said i should and better be given the tuition has gone up about 50% in the last 7 years.Prospective parents should be warned the board will probably continue to raise the tuition 500 per year per student so what you pay in preschool wont be what youll pay by 4th grade.
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Posted May 20, 2010

The faculty and staff here are co caring, concerned and thoughtful, it makes sending my kids to school everyday - a pleasure. The Montessori is lucky to have a super director that is approachable, intelligent and concerned. My children have had a great experience here and have grown as people due to the Montessori philosophy.
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Posted November 4, 2009

This is the best school in New York State! It is the place to go if you want your child to learn how to learn and enjoy it! Nardin Academy empowers girls and prepares them to become tomorrows leaders. It offers everything a school should and more.
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Posted January 24, 2009

Academically rigorous, nurturing, with an extremely dedicated, supportive, and caring faculty. Traditional approach to teaching. Not the highest academic ranking (should be given the level of tuition). Not at all diverse--either racially or socioeconomically. Pretty much an enclave for the upper middle class and well to do, as financial assistance is not offered. This is its downfall, as its student body goes through life without much of a sense of what is beyond their little bubble. Great foreign language program starts in early grades. Good writing program. Dismal offerings for the arts other than music. Lots of computers present but lacking in technology instruction--way behind other schools. Can tend to be a political environment. Big contributors to the school get kid glove treatment over everybody else. Too many (unchecked) ill-behaved kids and promiscuous middle- schoolers, especially considering the school's strong religious (Catholic) mission. Sense of entitlement among many kids.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 52%
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
Hispanic 0% 21%
Two or more races 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Computer specialist(s)
College counselor(s)
Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Security personnel
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
French
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Math club
  • Recycling club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Literary magazine
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Honors track
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:15 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 5:30 p.m.
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • kmchale@nardin.org
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 2 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman Catholic
Associations
  • AMS
  • NCEA

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Honors track
  • Montessori
  • Multi-aged
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
Transportation options
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Crew / Rowing
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Ice hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Book/reading club
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Game club
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Literary magazine
  • Math club
  • Mock trial competition club
  • Model UN
  • Recycling club
  • Student Newspaper
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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Main campus: 135 Cleveland Ave./Montessori campus: 700 W Ferry St
Buffalo, NY 14222
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Phone: (716) 881-6262

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