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1090 Broadway Avenue
Holbrook, NY 11741

(631) 244-5670
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Develops grit: Strongly agree
July 20, 2015
Comparing curriculum from surrounding school districts seems to show that sachem developed s more challenging curriculum.

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Develops empathy: Strongly agree
July 20, 2015
Yes the principal encourages the children to create goals and help in the community through fundraising for causes chosen by the students.

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Develops honesty: Strongly agree
July 20, 2015
Merrimac is a lighthouse school. The covey steps are engrained and practiced enthusiastically by students and staff.

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Teacher effectiveness: Very effective
July 20, 2015
Many teachers are alumni and have sachem pride! They care about the children and the community. Communication with parents is high.

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July 15, 2015
The school is average. Some of the teachers were great others just ok. If you need help they don't care. There are no activities before or after school. There is no language taught. There was much stress from common core and the teachers and parents were not properly ready perhaps the fault of NYS. We were not very happy with this school. No one learns cursive anymore either.

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January 09, 2015
This is a small school with a dedicated teachers, a great principal, staff and a very active PTA. Merrimac offers so much to the children and achieved Lighthouse status last year.

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August 04, 2014
We have a wonderful principal, Mrs. DeCicco, who has turned this school around and made it a Lighthouse school of excellence. The kids are being taught in a nurturing, positive and fully supportive environment. We couldn't be happier! For the record Scope UPK works out of the building but is not affiliated with Merrimac.

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June 30, 2014
Wow, a six out of ten? Maybe there should be more emphasis on the three R's and less on the seven habits? My child struggled her first year in Sequoya due to the lack preparation from Merrimac. Thankfully, after one year at Sequoya, she is back on track. No wonder Sequoya is rated a nine. Big difference.

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June 10, 2014
My son who has adhd was in Mrs. Holub's UPK class. I know how tough he is to handle and when I had parent teacher conferences I prepared myself for the worst. The first thing she said to me was " your son is such a sweet, loving, child..." I took such a sigh of relief. Even though she acknowledged that he was a challenge for her she never once made him feel like an outcast. She was so sweet to him offering behavior modification advice to do in school and at home. My son loved her and I am so thankful that he had such a good experience there. I moved out of district but came back just so that my kids could attend this school.

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January 31, 2012
My Daughter and Son go to Merrimac since 2009. Excellent enviornment, teachers and ofcourse Principal. studying level to kids is outstanding with fun, field trips, and many more...... They really like school. Unfortunately due to moving they miss teachers, and friends and school too.......

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March 27, 2010
My daughter is in near the end of second grade and all of the her teachers so far have been competent and caring. Her teacher this year, Ms. Turner, is a wonderful teacher and a great communicator. The school environment is warm and caring. She is thriving here and loves geting up every day to go to school. We are very pleased.

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May 16, 2007
There is so much that is good to say about Merrimac. The staff consists of happy, capable, well-rounded, eager to help, educated individuals. There is a warmth about the school. It is really like a family with a lot of children to care for. The education, programs, security and community leave nothing to be desired. I have two children, one of which has special needs. They are really looked after. The teachers and staff know who I am when I walk in the door and which children belong to me. When my first went to kindergarten and I met for my first parent teacher conference, the teacher went through the lunch menu with me and which of the foods my child was eating and how many bites she took. When my child with special needs started school, the school social worker went out out of her way to help us.

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Merrimac School
1090 Broadway Avenue, Holbrook, NY  11741
(631) 244-5670
Last modified Merrimac School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Merrimac School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top