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Flushing, NY
Students enrolled: 350

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15424 26th Ave
Flushing, NY 11354

(718) 539-8211
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May 13, 2015
It's the best. My kids have been at home since the day they started. I been in the school for 10 years now as a parent. Watched alot of great changes come our way. The children there are caring and kind and very smart. I couldn't of asked for any better. I was born and raised in Whitestone my whole life. I always thaught I was gonna move a little further away for a change. But st Mel's gave me all the reasons to stay. My theory In life is ,if your kids are happy and your wife is happy dont turn the page. I love what the school has done for my children. Thank you st Mel's.

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October 27, 2014
Great academics and lovely teachers, but the students are horrible. I've heard from many kids that they've been bullied and teased without being able to do anything. From my sources, the teachers try as best as they could to stop the teasing, but the students don't listen and do it behind their back. I would recommend this school for the education, but definitely not for social reasons.

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October 02, 2014
I totally disagree with the negative reviews. As in any other school, there are strengths and thetre are weaknesses. I currently have 4 children enrolled, each of which started in Nursery. My oldest will graduate this year. I can honestly say that Education is what YOU and YOUR CHILD put into it. The school environment is kind, nurturing, and loving. The families enrolled at St Mel's are what make it an amazing parish. Our new principal is "Not in his 20's" , as someone previously stated. (I would bet that persons child was asked to leave the school, hence the negative review) St.Mel's has become an academy this year. New, young, teachers have been hired for every grade. My children love their classes and their new teachers. There is minimal academic involvement by me at home because the teachers are actually doing their jobs & the kids know the study material when there is a test. Homework and projects are reasonable. Plenty of extra curricular activities to choose from. Very caring and loving classmates. I highly recommend the school. Both the Academy Board and the Faculty go above & beyond to help parents and students be happy at this school.

- submitted by a parent

August 16, 2014
They are changing the name and structure to St. Mel's Academy in an effort to change the image and negative reputation in the area. The academics area low and teaching quality substandard. To have a principal in his 20s leading other educators, without enough experience in the field speaks volumes regarding leadership. I agree totally with the below parent's review.

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August 10, 2014
AWFUL I would give it 0 stars if I could. The teachers don't teach the children anything, they're to concerned about wether your daughter has nail polish on. The teacher need to step up the academic work. The parents don't care. They let their child do whatever, but if their child complains that the work is to hard, the parents go right up to the principal to complain. I would not recommend this school to anybody.

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January 27, 2014
St. Mel's is a nurturing small school that provides a excellent academic education thru professional experienced teachers. My son is able to complete his homework by himself in 5-20 minutes. He loves all subjects and has fun in gym, art, music, and computer. If your child has a disability, this is an accepting school. The parish priest, principal, and teacher will take special interest in your child and do what they can to accommodate your child's needs. Even the other children are kind and tolerant. As a military brat, I have attended many schools along the east coast and abroad. I have never been a member of a clique or popular. By personal comparison, this school is very fair and treatment is unbiased.

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October 30, 2013
Love this school. I like that it's a small school. Everyone watches out for each other. The school year just started, give the principal a chance to prove himself before you say he doesn't have enough experience to run the school. He is very involved. I see him more than I saw the previous principal. This principal is planning on bringing in common core. If he does that, then this school will be even better. Good luck Mr. Stein. Hopefully you prove these negative families wrong, for the sake of the school.

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October 28, 2013
I put my daughter in this school, thinking that the smaller class sizes would be a plus. This school is not up to par with the curriculum. My daughter is in the third grade. There is such a difference in her work than the work of her friends in the public school system. ST MELS is significantly behind. I really wanted to give this school a chance but I may be transferring her out of it. As for the comments that if you are not one of their families, they are prejudice against you? I haven't seen this but in any school you go to there are cliques. Wether it's the children or the parents. You can't get away from that.

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October 27, 2013
I agree that if you are not one of their families you don't exist. the school is very prejudiced against certain families.The environment is not at all a Christian one.

- submitted by a community member

September 27, 2013
I am a former student and my children are now enrolled in this school. There is a great sense of family and security . As with any other institution we've had our ups and downs but if you do your part, you'll receive an excellent education!! There's a new principal, new teachers, and the pastor is on a mission to re-vamp this school. I highly recommend it, would never think of going elsewhere!

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September 05, 2011
If you are not one of "their" families, you are an outsider. The school is not welcoming, unless you are in the click. A whole school year can go by and wondered - who/where is the principal? With the scandal that was uncovered in January, only specific classes were informed. While the offender may not have had direct contact with entire school, information and updates should have been distributed to everyone. Parents shouldn't be informed through the news or only in the parish bulletin (again, their parishioners). In my eyes, the school is nothing special, compared to other parochial schools. I'm not saying it is a terrible school, but there is nothing especially great to boast about. I will end it this review on a good note - St. Mel School is financially more sound than other Catholic Schools and will stay in business for "their" students.

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April 06, 2010
My child just recently graduated from this school. He is now a freshman at Holy Cross. St. Mel did not do their job in properly preparing him for high school. Instead of telling the boys what kind of socks to wear or how to do their hair, or telling the girls that they cannot wear any nailpolish or make-up in highschool ( which is'nt true), they should be more focused on academics and PE. This school does not have a gym. Our children are going to be worked beyond words in a high school gym class. They are not doing their job!

- submitted by a community member
no rating
April 28, 2009
I have 2 children in St Mel's and as I do like the school, I am disappointed that they don't offer any help if a child is struggling a little academically.The first thing they say is 'get you child evaluated'. What is that going to do if the school is not equipped to give your child the extra help. You're better off in public schools where they have these resources to help your child. Not only do I have to pay tuition, I also have to pay for tutoring. It's ridiculous!! The catholic schools want the money, but they don't help your child what so ever. Plus it has no gym and no extra activities. My children have to eat where they paly gym. That's unsanitary.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
July 30, 2008
I am going to disagree with some of the comments made that the St. Mel school lacks in education...first of all if you want to start comparing St. Mel with the public schools you should send your children to public school. I have 3 children, my son who is an '08 graduate, and now my son is entering the 8th grade and my daughter in the 6th grade. We have been part of St. Mel school for 11 years and I have to say that all my children excel academically...The school also provides a safe environment that I feel most public schools do not. I feel that there is no such thing as a peferct school, every school has issues..We came a long way and the school is now updated with smartboards, teachers have worked hard to help the children with whatever help they need. I highly recommend this school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 27, 2008
I am going to disagree with the posting on 4/18/08. I see that many private schools inflate grades to make their schools look better. I have removed my children from this school because I felt that their education was subpar as compared to public grade schools in the area. The academics here leave alot to be desired. Why am I doing the teachers job after school with a 2nd grader, 3 hours of homework? That is the teachers job to teach. Not mine at home. Take a look at the ratings for the public schools in the area. All high. What are the credentials of the teachers? I felt my child deserved an honest & straightforward education. One he earned and was not given. You know what? My oldest child was accepted into Holy Cross also. He did it honestly and with hard work and actual great grades he truly earned.

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April 18, 2008
I currently have one graduate son (graduated with honors and with a scholorship to Holy Cross, Prep and offerings to Malloy) and another son in 2nd grade. I feel that BOTH my boys have greatly benefited from attending St. Mel's. The main reason why I sent my children to Catholic schools were for the MORALES that they would learn. I feel that a high ratio of students that come out of that school go onto wonderful things in life. Of course every school has things that need to be worked on, but for the most part I highly recommend this school!.

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no rating
June 27, 2007
I am a little disheartened with this school. It seems the teachers expect the parents to do the work after school. There are no extra curricular activities on an academic level. Do they not beleive in Arts and Sciences? But there is soccer. (sarcasm) The children are learning, but not at the same pace as other students in public schools in the area. Besides these obious drawbacks, everyone in the school I have met is friendly and helpful. I just wish the academics were just as important to the school as handwriting and religion.

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September 06, 2006
I have two children at St Mel's, and have been nothing but pleased. Small, safe, nurturing environment where teachers in all grades (and principal!) know the names of nearly every child. Two classes per grade. Afterschool program. A few drawbacks - no foreign language is taught. No accelerated program.

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St Mel School
15424 26th Ave, Flushing, NY  11354
(718) 539-8211
Last modified St Mel School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
St Mel School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 22 reviews. Top