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620 Isham Street
New York, NY 10034

(212) 567-5800
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February 10, 2014
The new administration has done a stupendous job at keeping things running. Fabulous! To think the school was at risk of closing. It's made a 180 degree turn. The principal, vice principal and staff have done such a great job at running the facility. The teachers go out of the way for the students. A special thanks to those teachers who perform beyond the call of duty (you know who you are). Let's not forget our pastor who is always joyous. Thank you. Keep up the great work!

- submitted by a parent
July 05, 2013
Our son started attending Good Shepherd since he was three and a half two years ago. We have been very happy about the education and care he has received so far. He has excelled in every aspect academically and socially for his age. We are thankful that the new Principal, new administration, the committed teachers, along with a strong board of trustees have worked hard and closely together. The school atmosphere is nurturing and children are happy and well-behaved from Pre-K to 8th grade. The School facilities are great, including a regulation size gym, computer room, library, smart boards. A science lab is being built for this coming school year. My understanding from the Principal is that in the fall, the School will start the National Geographic Science Program for K through 8th graders. We are excited! The future of the School is promising. My husband and I have no doubt that our son will continue receiving quality education from Good Shepherd, and excel academically and socially.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2013
Good Shepherd is a great school. My children are so happy everyday, I have one child in the upper grades and one in the lower grades. The 4th grade teacher is amazing and extremely dedicated. The upper grade teachers are such a great team and work really hard to ensure a quality education for my child. My older child took part in a speech contest, a history fair, and soon a science fair. There is always something going on at Good Shepherd and I think its great. God bless the faculty and adminstration. My Good Shepherd continue to grow!!

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2013
Good Shepherd School is a jewel in the Bronx. My daughter attends the school and she is happy to go to school each day. The upper grade teachers are especially dedicated. They give of their time to help every child in their care. They are present at all the school events and even cook the dinner for the families on Pasta Nite. The school is a safe, nurturing place and it is worth the cost.

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2013
My son has been going to Good Shepherd School since first grade he is in fourth grade now. For the first two years my son was there enrolled in Good Shepherd, I was not too happy as the previous principle s administrative style were extreme. I was looking for another Catholic school to enroll my son, as were many parents. However, there was change in administration, with new management Good Shepherd, school has done a 360-degree change, and my son is so happy there, so is my wife and myself. The school has become a beacon in quality education and organization. I have noticed that enrollment in Good Shepherd has increased dramatically as word of mouth of the new changes has brought many new pupils to Good Shepherd. They have a great after school program in which teachers help students with their homework and afterwards have many games and physical activities to keep them occupied. I highly recommend Good Shepherd School to any parent looking for quality education and a sense of community for their young children.

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2013
The teachers, administration and staff really care about the kids. They would give their left arm to help a child. Its one of the most underrated schools in the area and better than any public school in the area too.

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2013
The best up and coming school in the neighborhood. Caring teachers, smart teachers, solid administration and staff, small class size, friendly religious staff and plenty of family/community involvement.

- submitted by a community member
October 01, 2012
i think this school is amazing...All the teachers, staff, students and everything. It is an amazing school.

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2011
This school is full of rude and hypocritical teachers that treat the students with no respect. There are very few courteous and loving teachers that the treat students like human beings, and understand that they are pushed too hard too often.

- submitted by a community member
December 07, 2010
WOW!!!!! If there's any reason to keep Good Shepherd School open in Inwood, NYC, well, the excitement and family feeling that the winter/Christmas concert provided to all this night, Tuesday, 12/7/10. The auditorium was as full to capacity as previous years. It was a great turnout regardless of the fact the weather was bitter outside. The love felt inside the auditorium was too overpowering to express in more words than this. As we strode home, a neighbor approached us and congratulated us with blessings to know this school, Good Shepherd School, is a venue not only for academics but for fun-loving activities. Miracles do come through and it showed in everyone's faces tonight. Let's get the word out and promote our school! Supporting our School, Teachers, and Parent Committee! A great job by all, indeed. Yours truly, Proud parents

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2010
Great school! At risk of closing. Change management and enrollment should rise again to what it was years ago. Principal should be more flexible and receptive to parents. Teachers are awesome. Children are wonderful. Keep this school open and wonders have a way of happening. Didn't Ernie Anastas visit one time?! It would be a shame and sad for this family oriented school to close, actually quite devastating to the kids whom have formed bonds throughout the years with the other children as well as the teachers. Keep this school open, please!

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2010
My daughter attends Good Sheperd School. She has been there since Pre-K and I am very happy with the education that she is getting. I believe that the teachers as well as the principal have the children's best interest at heart. I particularly like that Ms. Singer (principal) manages the school with discipline and order. Children need a strong foundation in order to succeed in this highly competitive world. I work at a university and it saddens me when I see freshmen students who are so ill prepared and end up dropping out because they cannot keep up. I strongly recommend this school to anyone who is interested in giving their children not only a good education but tools to help them succeed.

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2010
My two older kids graduated from good shepherd and they loved it and so did I. I have my youngest child there now and she is petrified of Ms. Singer the principle. I have spoken with other parents who feel the same, some of which have already taken their kids out of that school. She runs that school like a boot camp and expects the young Kindergarten kids to act like they are already in sixth grade! One mother told me that Ms. Singer forces the young kids to eat all there school food even if they don t like it. Which is why I pack my daughter cold lunch. I think she has the right concept for a junior or even a high school but to treat the young ones like this??? I am currently looking for new private school. The archdioceses will get my letter too.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2010
Good Sheherd is a great school. My daughter just graduated and my son will graduate next year. I'm very happy with all the preparation my daughter received and my son is receiving. He comes home with something new he learned everyday. The principal is always alert as to what is going on in the school. GSS is very organized and flled with very dedicated teahers who work hard to bring out the best in students and help them excel. They are even willing to spend extra time with a student who needs help. If youre thinking about sending your child to this school, do not hesitate to register. Youll never regret it. They will be in their second home.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating September 07, 2009
I just graduated from GSS as salutatorian and I had the greatest years there. The teachers are so motivating and helpful. Students can really feel at home there. Teachers will take there own time and give it to a student in need. I was really happy there and well prepared for acceptance into High School. Thanks to Mrs. Singer, the Principal, discipline is amazingly high. You do not ever see kids screaming in hallways or behaving inappropriately. Students who try hard, do well, and excel are always awarded. I would know. I'm really grateful for everything I was able to achieve and the school as well as parish will be in my heart always as I live through the years of life ahead.

- submitted by a student
June 04, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating May 19, 2009
Good Shepherd is a great school with loving and well behaved children. Kids seem to be close to each other, showing a sort of togetherness probably due to the small classes. The teachers are great, loving, helpful and strict when necessary. Principal Singer has increased the value of discipline and excellent education for the school in the last 3 years. A little strict for some parents who can't deal with it, but that is what you pay for! My son is in second grade and is an A student. My daughter started Pre-K and amazes me with what she is learning. Good Shepherd does need more extra-curricular activities, but it may need financial assistance due to misspending of school funds prior to the new administration. Great job!!! I give it 5 stars.

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2008
Good Shepherd had undergone too many changes both in the school and the parish. Things finally seem to be back on track. The new pastor is wonderful and the principal has done a grat job in turning the school around. The building is now so clean and organized. Discipline is back in the school and there is much more emphasis on excellence. There needs to be more activities but that has begun to change for the better. I was so afraid the school was going down but now it is definitely back on track and strong.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating April 15, 2008
This is our first year sending our child to pre-k at the school. His teacher is kind and caring but the many off days and teacher conferences adds to our costs. They must increase the number of scholarships to more students if the school wants to have a future. The Archdiocese should tap into the millions they have to waste on administrative costs. Learn from Mayor Bloomberg.

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2008
good school but they should speak to the Principal Ms.singer because she is not good managing the school. a lot of parents take their kids out due to her attitude and more will continue taking kids out.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 02, 2008
this school is okay.. i do agree with the other parents though.. it could be much better... there could be sprorts, clubs, instrument classes but there are none.. the kids are nice and so are the teachers.. they know what they are teaching but the school could do better (oh and the school lunch is soo gross!)

- submitted by a student
January 21, 2008
This school has surpased my expectations for a private school. It is ferm but loving caring and helpful school- date- jan,21,2008

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2008
I'm a 8th grader in Good Sheprherd school and i have to say this is a great school and the techers are excellent.

- submitted by a student
November 30, 2007
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November 27, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2007
i'v been going to this school since pre-k and i'm now in seventh grade its a good school could be better. It really needs extra cullicular activities so i can actually have something to look foward to after school.

- submitted by a student
August 28, 2007
I agree with the other parents, the school has improved over the year,but I dont like the fact that it has no extra-curricular activities. The kids need to also have something to look forward to,last year they had no trips!!!The new principle needs to not just focus on academics.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 09, 2007
My son attended Good Shepherd from Pre-K to 4th grade and I had to transfer him out of the school because I didn't feel that he was learning much. Most importantly, the school doesn't have any sports to offer the children as part of extra-curricular activities (e.g., softball team for girls, baseball or basketball team for boys to compete against other schools). The after school program did not have the discipline to enforce the children to apply themselves to doing homework, nor did they offer tutoring. It was more fun and acitivity. I hope that with the New Franciscan Priests taking over the school a POSITIVE CHANGE will occur. I look forward to that change as a member of that community.

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2007
This is a school in crisis. I am so regretful that I let my child spend even a week at that school.

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
June 01, 2006
The quality of academics were great and stressed. It offers a variety of teachers, but not too much to where the teachers didn't know the students well. Teachers were very involved with students. There wasn't enough extracurricular activities as the focus were on academics.

- submitted by a student
May 23, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
March 28, 2006
I am still undecided about how I feel about this school. Although I would never send my daughter to a public school, I am not 100% satisfied with this school. It is understaffed and underfunded which at times makes it an inadequate school. It does have its benefits, including a small class size but overall it lacks the staff to really monitor each student which makes the students at times seem out of hand. My daughter is learning alot but I would like to see a bit more control from a behavioral standpoint from the staff. I went to a Catholic school myself and behavior as well as academics were strongly enforced. I'd give it a 6 out of 10 rating.

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2006
This schools has had it's ups and downs. However over this past year this school has improved. There has been more efforts to bring in new school projects. My only concern is that there is only 1 teacher per grade. I would like to see more classes filled.

- submitted by a parent
January 02, 2006
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- submitted by a student
November 25, 2005
I've been going to Good Shephard School for the last 9 years and I have to say that it is a very nice school. The academic programs are better than most of the schools I've been to. Extracurricular activities include music religious studies, chess club, basketball team, computer class, and art. Children that are lagging behind can be tutored by Mrs.Veloz, the eighth grade teacher or by Mr.Gaynord, the principal. Students are friendly and outspoken. So friendly in fact that the last time a new child came to the 7th grade class she was greeted with very loud welcomes.

- submitted by a student
September 03, 2005
My children have been attending Good Shepherd School since they were 4 years old. In the beginning it was an okay school. Now it is not. My kids come home complaining that they didn't learn anything new that day. Mrs. Veloz is always making her class as lively as possible, and Mrs. Arocho is just great.

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September 01, 2005
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January 15, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2004
As new parents with the Good Sheperd school, we have been very disappointed with the lack of safety concerns, and faculty. There are not a sufficient amount of teachers, as well as the fact that the teachers seem to be distant and not very interested in the children. They are infact quite aloof. Also the lack of an adequate after school program is disconcerting. The children are not supervised, or engaged in any type of structured activities. We expected more, and hope that a change for the better will take place.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
As a mother of 2 children that have been at Good Shepherd, I am very satisfied with my boys outstanding achievments, and I am grateful to the school for my children's goal. I highly reccommend Good Shepherd school and there staff.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2003
Though the school once had a great faculty, most of the qualified teachers have left. Now, the faculty can be described as young and inexperienced.

- submitted by a former student
August 19, 2003
All three of my child have graduated from Good Shepherd and I must say that it prepared them for their higher education. This school cares for their students and its more like a home for all those who have attended this school.

- submitted by a parent
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Good Shepherd School
620 Isham Street, New York, NY  10034
(212) 567-5800
Last modified Good Shepherd School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Good Shepherd School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 46 reviews. Top