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Transfiguration School

Private | K-8

 

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $2,018,300. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,490.

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Posted January 24, 2006

As a alumnus of Transfiguration, I have nothing but praise for the school. Their academic curriculum is excellent and the teachers are really dedicated. Most stay at the school their entire teaching career! My first grade, seventh grade, and eighth grade teachers are all still there. I went on from Transfiguration to Brooklyn Tech, the 'specialized high school' ( if I remember correctly, Transfiguraton can boast that half of their graduating 8th grade class goes on to one of the magnet public schools). I have to say, most of my freshman curriculum in high school was covered in 7th grade. Some drawbacks: 1.the whole religious affiliation thing, although to be fair because most of the students are from a Chinese background...the school is really not all that pro-active in Catholic dogma. 2.The student body lacks diversity. 3. The teachers are very strict.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 20, 2005

It's a solid school academically. It's almost all Chinese, though, which doesn't help students adapt to the real world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2003

its a great school,great teathers,a lot of homeworks and every students try to do the best.Its the school for study person,only lack of sports and music activity.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian 96% N/A
Black 1% 21%
Hispanic 1% 21%
Two or more races 1% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
White 0% 52%
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

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  • Computer lab

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)

Health & athletics

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  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Patrick Taharally
Gender
  • Coed
Affiliation
  • Roman catholic

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  • Religious
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)

Resources

Transportation options
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Music room
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Archdiocese of New York
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer time after school
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29 Mott Street
New York, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 962-5265

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