St. Mary's is an exceptional elementary school that combines strong academics and faith based learning in a safe, nurturing environment. The student to teacher ratio is 12-1 providing your child with a quality learning environment that you will not find in larger classroom settings. They have recently implemented an iPad curriculum for the 7th and 8th grades whereby every student has their own iPad. The jr. high athletic program is first rate. The boys' basketball team went undefeated this year and won their league championships and they have strong showings in soccer, volleyball, lacrosse, baseball, and softball. The school has an outstanding drama program and puts on a first rate production annually. The students at SMES are stewards of their faith and constantly taught to be good to one another thus creating an environment where all feel comfortable and thereby able to excel. What more could one ask for!?!
In all toil there is profit, but mere talk tends only to poverty Proverbs 14:23. Morals are important but so is preparing our children for the real cold competitive world. Do your share as part of the community; let s help SME fully implement the NYS Common Core.
A wonderful school from both an academic and moral perspective. The teachers are nurturing, smart and caring. The academic bar is very high. A lot of people I speak to that have kids in the public school are surprised to hear what my kids are learning. The faith they instill in children is wonderful. Just a great environment. I couldn't be happier.
Despite the poor grammar of a previous review, I agree that SME is #1. On the religious side, there is no doubt that SME has no peers. On the academic side, we can examine actual data rather than debate in hyperboles. In the Manhasset Union Free School District, the pass rate for 4th grade in the NYS tests is 90% with 48% considered advanced which is a score of 4. Similarly, the pass rate for 8th grade in the MUFSD is 93% with 38% considered advanced. The data suggest that our community's public schools do a good job especially when you stack them against statewide results. Assuming that SME's scores are comparable to MUFSD's scores, the debate is over. . . SME wins convincingly with its combination of faith and academic teachings. Anyone know where we can get SME's test results?
SME is #1! I have researched the district from both sides. The academics, programs, families and Values. SME is a sm family orientated school. The Acedemics are exemplary, the after school progs have something for everyone from Legos, sports, reading groups, crafts, hw help & much more. They offer a safe monitored extended day prog for children of busy parents to 6pm. The volunteering opportunities are fun & fulfilling for both the parents & their children. The Principal & Staff are welcoming & appreciative to parent volunteers. The Principal & her staff are nurturing, kind, and dedicated everyday to our children. The majority of families are generous, helpful & inclusive. You get what you give. The Unique & most important element of St. Mary's is the Catholic values & guidance it gives our children 7 hrs a day. Morals, Values, Respect, Tolerance, Self Pride, Discipline & Work Ethics. In a community plagued with alcohol and prescription drug abuse, we should all be more mindful of what Really matters in Life. Providing our children with a Catholic Ed is a gift of lifetime strength. It is a financial sacrifice but our parents did it and they had much less. Long live SME!
Competent and striving for excellence instead of excellent striving for the extraordinary. When did we decide to set the bar so low for a school? A "C" is competent, a "B" is excellent and an "A" is extraordinary. I want our children to grow up to be more than just "competent."