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St Spyridon Parochial School

Private | PK-8 | 90 students

 

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $373,600. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,230.

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Posted August 20, 2014

great little school just like the reviewer say. very nice people speak spanish, greek and another lanauhge. very good. My sons going to love this small schhool. i saw some of the teachers they smiled at me and they did not know me. they help me find my way to registr
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2014

I ask everyone that visits this site to also visit the school. The negative reviews are unfair at best and over all down right lies. As a parent who's child graduated this year I must say Saint Spyridon has been the best for my daughter. She thrived there and cried buckets of tears knowing this would be the last year with her strong, loving and talented teachers. I am often shocked by the negative and hateful reviews by fellow parents who walk around claiming they know more than these dedicated and hard working teachers who work so hard for our children's educational, spiritual and personal well being. All it takes is one disgruntle parent or teacher(yes teacher) to cast a shadow of doubt on the miracles that happen at our fine school. Please do not believe the haters. Come feel the love for yourself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2014

this school is a poorly-run business, teachers are unsupervised. nobody to hold accountable, poor security.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2013

My daughter has attended St. Spyridon since Pre-K. She has thrived because of the great teachers and small classroom environment. I've never experienced any problems that others have listed. Education is important-and where your child takes their first steps on the path of knowledge equally so.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2013

This school is extremely disorganized ,they changing teachers almost every year, all they do is pooling money from parents pockets , I have told by the other schools that my son is behind the program, horrible attitude towards there students and there students mothers and fathers , school security is zero, horrible school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2013

Stay away. The worst school in NY. Check the principals education and background. Rude, uneducated and she is never in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2013

Its evident that someone inside the school is place false ratings about the school, because everytime a parent provides a rating reflecting the true identity of the school someone rates the leadership and teacher highly. But based on conversations with multiple parents and my own personal experience parents are not satisifed with the principal's leadership, curriculum, and 1st grade teacher. To add, the principal and the head master were in the papers several weeks ago for inappropriate behavior.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2013

my son is in first grade and has been in this school since he was in the head-start program, very pleased with the education he is receiving as well the character that he's captured from the school, love the way the teachers go about getting through to my child and communicate with me so we're all on the same page, finally the administration is really nice and understanding unlike other schools, the principal is the strongest yet sweetest principal i have ever come across with, the headmaster very nice as well. Depending what education you receive in your early childhood will pay off through your entire school career/professional career.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2013

I only have one word to describe this school "HORRIBLE." they are disorganized i have tried several times to arrange a meeting with the principal and not once has she reached out to me. the teacher is the same she is rude and does not communicate or regard the parent's concerns. worst of all the school is not aligned to the common core learning standards
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2013

As a proud parent of child who has graduated from St. Spyridon Parochial School in 2011, I am extremely grateful for the principal and the teachers. Their countless contributions in giving my child such a strong foundation so that she was able and ready to succeed in high school. Whether it was through the challenging academics, the beautiful spiritual atmosphere, or just learning the Greek language , St. Spyridon Parochial School has touched my family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2013

Great School and great leadership. School is well aligned to state curriculum, very well organized, great administration, and teachers utilize universal grading policies that represent rigor and high school allignment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2010

Minus points: Very poor school standards, not organized, management is very poor, they crave for money and always partying mentality. Plus points: Teachers are friendly but out come in our kid is zero. I would not recommend any one to send their kids in this neighbourhood. Sorry for the frank opinion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2008

Bad school my son is in the 8th grade and this year he has had 4 different teachers. Its march and the still cant find a teacher for these kids. Its extremely disorganized.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2006

My son is in the third grade, this is his second year in this school. Academically he is doing very well, but this is because of how important I feel education is.(education always starts at home) The school teachers are average aside from maybe one or two teachers I feel are not teaching up to par. The principle is a very nice man and always present when needed. There is a lively atmosphere in the school, mainly because most of the children get to know each other very well due to the fact that it's a K-8th grade school and only one or two classes per grade, so it does feel very familial. All in all my son is happy there so I'm happy too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2005

School outside is in good condition but inisde it needs major improvement.
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Posted June 12, 2004

This school needs major improvements overall. They have combined grades with unqualified/overburdened teachers which have resulted in the children being ripped off academically. Overall the staff is friendly and tries to address the parents needs but the school is extremely disorganized. I had two children in this school which I have pulled out for the following year. The school has no materials for the children and furthermore, the school is limited on computers and they have no library. This school does not deliver for the amount of tuition one pays. I would not recommend this school for any parent...its a waste of money and a disadvantage to your child. The only plus to this school is the fact that your child would learn greek as a second language but thats about all the school has to offer.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 98% 21%
Black 2% 21%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% N/A
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Two or more races 0% N/A
White 0% 52%
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Computer specialist(s)
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Reading specialist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Performance stage
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Improv
  • Poetry

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
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School Leader's name
  • George G. Passias
Gender
  • Coed
Affiliation
  • Greek orthodox

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  • Religious
Foreign languages taught
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish

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Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
School facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Improv
  • Poetry
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