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K-12
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Long Island, NY
Students enrolled: 55
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40 Kings Park Road, Commack
Long Island, NY 11725

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(631) 736-2146
(631) 736-3478
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March 01, 2014
My daughter entered Sappo as a junior. She has ADD and a language processing disability. She was losing confidence and self esteem. She was passing all her regents classes but struggling and needed tutors to review the work. She will graduate in June and is a new person. She was accepted to many colleges and has decided on Cabrini college in PA. This school was worth every penny.

- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2010
I have been teaching at Sappo School for several years now. Having come from a public school setting as a permanent substitute teacher and a leave replacement, I can tell you that there is a big difference. In public schools it is easy for a child to get lost in the crowd. And most children feel ashamed if they are having difficulties. They will sit quietly and try to just get by the best they can instead of seeking help. When you have 30+ students per class, it is easy for some to go unnoticed. In Sappo School, the class sizes average about 8 students per class. So not only can we see if someone is having difficulties we can also do something about it right away. The students are much more comfortable seeking out help as well. Knowing your student is the key. After all, it is all about them.

- submitted by a teacher
July 15, 2010
I started Sappo School back in 2008. Before it I wasn't sure I would go to college and my outlooks on the future were grim. One year there changed my whole idea of living a successful and active life. I currently just finished my first year of college and am looking forward to a great career.

- submitted by a community member
July 15, 2010
The Sappo School......a hidden gem on Long Island. Mrs. Sappo and the teachers are wonderful and truly bring out the best in each student. Whether your child is in the private or special ed program they will thrive in this unique and nurturing environment. In our opinion, worth every penny!

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2010
My daughter is considered highly gifted, and she's received an excellent education at Sappo School. I can't say enough good things about this school--it's good for all kinds of students and respects each child's learning style.

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2010
My son recently started at Sappo and I cannot say enough good things about the program. My son had refused to do anything in school for the past several years. After only 2 1/2 months at Sappo he did more academically than he has in five years. It is because there program is designed to meet his needs and work around him not the other way around.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2010
The previous review is not true at all! I am a high IQ student, who was part of the honor program at Sappo. While I was there I scored a 95 on my English Regents, 91 on English Regents and in the 80's for all the other ones. I went on to college and joined the honors program there and was part of the honors society. If Sappo wasnt teaching to high standards I would not be such a success today

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January 19, 2010
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March 19, 2009
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no rating March 11, 2008
I agree with the negative review written about the school in 2005, things are not the way they are presented when you first are seeing the school. Different ages are crammed together and not being taught to the intelligence of each student - the curriculum is way below the same age curriculum at public school. They talk the talk, but do not walk the walk.

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
December 16, 2007
I am a graduate of Sappo School. Presently I am a student at SUNY Oneonta, I attribute my success to the education and experiences that I had at SS. The Sappo School is a wonderful place where students are encouraged to learn. The faculty and staff are exceptional. I would recommend this school to anyone who is seeking a quality alternative to normal high school.

- submitted by a student
December 14, 2007
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- submitted by a student
November 30, 2007
I believe that the Sappo School has provided the right environment for my son to succeed where he was unable to do so in a public school setting. The Director, Joanne Sappo and the staff provide the type of environment that enables students to learn using the skills that they have, rather then being forces to comprehend with a method that will not work for them. By working individually in establishing an education plan and managing it throughout the year with the teachers and parents, the Sappo School is successful. I would recommend the Sappo School to all parents who are looking for a better way to educate their children.

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2007
My husband and I are so greatful to our friend who found this wonderful school for our daughter! She has only been attending the Sappo School since September and it is now June 2007 and she made Honor roll every semester, and she was awarded an academic award! She and we are so proud. She has become a different person! A happy self-confident person!! Thank you Joanne Sappo, Thank you to the wonderful and incredible staff of the Sappo School! Lindajeanne and Gary Schwartz

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2007
This is a great school! The school I went to prior this one made me miserable. The principal hated kids and the teachers could care less. When I went to Sappo I actually started to liked school. It was actually fun...If your child does not 'preform well' in a public school classroom setting that could care less for your kid...If you send your child here I can insure you that these people care... I don't know where I'd be without Sappo School!

- submitted by a former student
January 30, 2007
I believe that the Sappo School has provided the right environment for my son to succeed where he was unable to do so in a public school setting. The Director, Joanne Sappo and the staff provide the type of environment that enables students to learn using the skills that they have, rather then being forces to comprehend with a method that will not work for them. By working individually in establishing an education plan and managing it throughout the year with the teachers and parents, the Sappo School is successful. I would recommend the Sappo School to all parents who are looking for a better way to educate their children.

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2006
I found Sappo School to be a wonderful haven and learning environment for my daughter. She attended there from grade eight until graduation. I had no idea she had trouble reading & yet Sappo School found it out the first week she attended. The public schools NEVER picked up on such an important issue. I found the teachers to be very well educated and rounded out. They were able to address the entire student in all ways. This included emotional, academic and really the full spectrum of a students needs. My daughter flourished in this fantastic environment and if I had it to do over again I would & I would start her at the earliest grade available. I highly recommend this school to any parent who wants a stable, complete and all encompassing education for their child. There's nothing to lose but a life to gain. Judith Molinari

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2006
I am so happy for the experience to write about Sappo School. My two sons changed drastically because of their time at Sappo School. My youngest was displaying oppositional behavior. He was getting into trouble and was unable to learn. Sappo identified ADHD symptoms that were ignored before. We had him tested and this school was able to match some strategies to my son's needs. He began to learn like never before. His behavior improved drastically and I learned new parenting skills that really worked! My older son overcame his shyness and became a public poet who performed yearly. It is true there is no indoor gymnasium yet, but the PE program teaches team effort and trust along with fair play. I love how the art program highlights the identification of the great artists and students learn from these styles. Plenty of field trips enhance learning.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2006
The Sappo School is great! I graduated from there in 2002 and went on to college in an honors program graduating with a 3.9 GPA. Another graduate from a few years before me is in Harvard Law school! Before going to Sappo I refused to go to public school and was completely school phobic. I suffered from depression and anxiety and had a reading disability. This school taught me how to cope with the real world and how to succeed in it. I went to college being smarter and more hard working than the rest of the students. I loved Sappo School. Joanne Sappo is an amazing woman and changed my life! Don't believe any bad things that you might hear, it is only because of people that are jealous of what the school does. People want to shut it down so that they can continue to neglect the well being and minds of our children. If you go to Sappo School you will not be disappointed.

- submitted by a former student
October 09, 2006
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Our Motto is “One size education does NOT fit all” Sappo School, Long Island private school was established in 1994 and has been providing outstanding academic education with consistency throughout the years. Sappo School is a leader in private school education on Long Island. Currently, Suffolk County has three k-12 non-religious private schools. Of these three, Sappo School is the only private school with Regents certification.

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Sappo School
40 Kings Park Road, Commack, Long Island, NY  11725
(631) 736-2146
Last modified Sappo School is a Private school that serves grades K-12
Sappo School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top