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PK-8
Private
New York, NY
Students enrolled: 230
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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185 E 7th St
New York, NY 10009

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(212) 677-5210
(212) 260-2260
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February 25, 2014
The new principal started with a blank canvas and putting in extra time and through many obstacles began creating this magnificent environment for education which is an intricate process. I hope this labor of love and devotion is something children and parents will imitate. In order for this school to get better it must change but it is not just changing it is evolving.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2014
This school has been and still is a wonderful school!!! The leadership and teachers are first rate. The recently retired principal was outstanding. The new principal is an eminently qualified educator who is introducing new ideas and concepts to take the school to new scholastic heights.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2014
Changed* for the best, not hanged. (Please excuse my typo from below.) this is the same parent from below. :)

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2014
St. Brigid is an outstanding academic institution, as an individual that attended public school I feel the quality of education my daughter is receiving supersedes my own in every way. From the individual attention she receives to the plethora of activities she participates in I am very pleased with the school and her growth as a student and social development as a child. It also helps that she loves school so much she cries if she's sick. We love you staff of St. Brigid! Please continue to create a healthy environment for the cultivation of the minds of our youth - and maybe add some more veggies to the lunch menu. Thanks!

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2014
St. Brigid School is an excellent school. It challenges its students to excel academically and strives to develop them into responsible, community oriented individuals. The teachers are professional and caring. The new principal is forward thinking and committed to preparing our students for the 21st century by ensuring that the school provides each student with a world class education. Both the teachers and the principal are always available to parents who simply have to make an appointment with our beloved Sister Betty. My advice to everyone is to come visit our school and see for yourself. We have been at St. Brigid for several years and are extremely pleased with the education our son is receiving, as are many of the other families that we know at the school.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2014
worst school ever tuition is way over rated for what they teach the kids my child is on stand still stuck on 1st grade level new principle is not good at all i hear the only time he speaks to parents is when the child has had an altercation last principle was better she actually listen i suggest looking else where as this is definitely my child's last year here been with them since pre-k and it took me 3 year to realize this school is just all bout money in which they receive more then enough i would also like to add my child never been on a school trip at all!

- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2013
I have two children in St. Brigid School (first and sixth grades). Our school is somewhat small. We have all patient and kind teachers, who care deeply for our children's education. They are open to help anyone when simply asked. We have a new, energetic, and understanding principal. I see great changes in our school. As a mother of an engineering student and collegian-to-be, I strongly recommend this safe, family-like (staff and faculty) friendly school.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2013
My son attends Pre-K at St. Brigid's in the East Village and we're so glad we chose this school! We wanted an affordable school with small class size, diverse population, strong academics, and a nuturing environment. St. Brigid's is all that and more. In the middle of a sometimes overwhelmingly big city, St. Brigid's is an oasis. The principal has a great vision for the school and works tirelessly with parents and teachers toward that goal. They foster a real love of learning while instilling strong disciple, values, and a sense of community. I'm grateful to see my son growing stronger each day in mind, body, and spirit - thanks to St. Brigid's. Looking forward to what the coming school will bring!

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2013
This is the second year My Pre-K4 daughter has been in St. Brigid School because they have a Pre-K3 program for 3 year olds - impressive. Nap time, free healthy snack, free lunch and a secure environment are some of the perks of this school. Now, she's interested in books her favorite are 'No David', and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. My daughter innocently and so proudly blesses herself and recites the Hail Mary and if that's not enough shes writing her name with great confidence - I love it. She also quotes her teacher and says thing like "oh oh my markers running out of gas I have to put the cap on and refuel", so funny. Today, for example, they learned about when to dial 911. Honestly I was pretty nervous at first but she reassured me that she truly understood the concept that if mommy & daddy are unresponsive and laying on the floor call 911 - precious.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2013
New principal, new teachers, new students and yet a sense of stability. The teachers are awesome and keep in constant communication with me. The PSA (Parent School Association) core team work really hard for FREE for our school. Sister Betty has helped my family in ways that I am eternally grateful for. Nothing in life is perfect but this school is certainly a gem in the city with a great location.

- submitted by a parent
December 28, 2012
This is the second year my daughter attends St. Brigid and I am beyond pleased with the school, staff & academics. The school has updated their security as well as hired an assistant principal who is an additional blessing to the environment. As in every institution there will always be personality conflicts, some amongst staff, some parents, however, overall I have not been dissapointed with the safety, education, conflict managment and afterschool program. Excellent school, i recommend to any parent.

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2012
I transfered my son from a public school to St. Brigid...I am beyond happy when it comes down to my child's current education, he has changed completely, his academic and behavior has improved so much. I give St. Brigid thumbs up for their hard work and keeping the parents involved in their education. No complaints what so ever, the school is clean, everyone is very professional and I cannot wait to until my youngest child attends school. Thank You St. Brigid Staff

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2011
My son has been in this school since 1st grade, he is now in 3rd grade. He has excel in is academics. The teachers are all wonderful and the principal is the icing on the cake. The principal has made this school what it is today. What is also important is that the kid s math and reading scores are improving every year. My son loves it here, he looks forward to coming to school, and he gets first and second honors. That makes me happy, because I know I made the right choice. Give St. Brigid a chance; you will be happy you did.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2011
My grandchild attends this school. i pick up and drop office. i must say this school should be religious and practice what they teach. The teachers roam in packs. If you bring up a issue or question a teacher she will take it out on your child. On the door is has a poster that says" Warmth, Friendly, care about children". That is not true!! The principal is not approachable, doesn't listen when a parent talks to her. The principle talks AT YOU when she should talk to you. If you care for you childs education and well being. DO NOT SEND THEM TO THIS SCHOOL.

- submitted by a community member
February 02, 2011
I honestly regret transfering my child into this school...love the programs offered and the Sr. Teachers who are awesome but the young teachers lack the experience capability that is needed to properly instruct our kids in a productive manner without ripping their spirit and cutting them down when they are in need. When you see a very bright student all of a sudden lacking the ability to learn because they are being ridicule than administration to take a harder look at these instructor. I already see the next grade teacher is not much different from the current grade (3rd) and will not endure another year of this as now due to being outspoken of what was going my child has now been the subject of lack of care from some of the other staff members of this school....this will be my last year at st.Brigid.

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2011
I know what the previous review means....i too have been conflicted with serious doubts and will not be considering removing my child at the end of the school year. I love the music programs he art teacher and secretary of the school, but will say my disappointment with administration and the inability to productively guide the young teachers of the school and turn the other way when this group of teachers (which happen to be friends) lack the maturity level to properly guide students w/o crushing their spirits. I have in previous months noticed that when it comes to my child (and can't help to feel because she is mine and I have voice my opinion on certain things we have endured) is now lacking the care and concerned that was once given to her when a tough situation was present and how they always managed to make it work for her, almost as if they were using her to get to me. In the long run its the child they hurt which shows me this is not the school for us.

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2010
my son attends this school and i am not happy with the archidioses of new york due to the fact that if your child needs extra help the catholic schools have no extra programs to offer kids who need the extra help. the classes are very small however the teachers are not willing to give your kids any extra attention. most teachers in this school are young and lack the experience necessarry to teach. its not about quantity its quality education that counts. they will give your kids tons of homework ,basically making you the teacher at home. forget about the prior reccommendation to send your kid to our lady of sorrow that school has many issues and they have threatened to close 3 times. they cant even keep a principal. i reccommend send your kids to a public school education, and just take your kid to church on sundays.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2010
i totally diagree this school has done alot for these children the teachers keep you inform about the academics and how to help your child and the 8th grade teacher works really hard to get the kids into the best high school in nyc i love st.brigid keep up the good work ms.vincent

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2010
I absolutely love this school. The principal & the teachers are awesome. My son is learning so much and it shows in his grades :) The only complaint I have is that the school does not have a gym.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 11, 2009
Well I did it! I transferred my daughter from ICS to St. Brigids, it was the best decision I could've made. More important when my child heard she would be entering a school under the leadership of Ms. Vincent once again she was ecstatic, the smile and look on her face first day of class as we walked towards the school and Ms. Vincent was in the front welcoming her back under her caring arms was priceless. It's the third day of school and my child is so happy with her, teacher, classmate and the school staff. Ms. Vincent is doing great things with this school, the academic and afterschool program will be offering so much to their students and I am looking forward to having my daughter take part in it. Parents must do their part as well in the academic structure of their children for them to further excel.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2009
well i have to say that i love this school. i love what ms vincent has done to the school un like Emmaculate conception school on 14 st that shool has become a joke i am completely satifly with st brigids from the teachers to the principal i believe my child is getting the proper education.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2009
I have to say that as schools go (both public and private) St. Brigid is a wonderful school. Its academic curriculum is strong and the teachers are very qualified. After school and extra curriculum activities are missing and definitely should be incorporated. Ms Vincent is a Great Principle and has only made improvements to the school. We as parents should allow her the room to continue, doing our part to educate our children and impart on them proper social behavior, not expecting our schools to parent our children as well.

- submitted by a parent
July 03, 2009
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- submitted by a student
May 30, 2009
WIth our 3 years of experience in the NYC public school system with an older child, I am disappointed by the lack of enrichment in the curriculum as well as the absence of parental involvement. While the current principal may be a veteran, I do not think she has a 21st century vision for the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2009
This school is not at all what it seems the bad outways the good. It has potential, but the principal is completely unaware on how to deal with parents. I am in agreement with the previous review. It is her way or the high way. The school lacks parent involvement and is in need of an afterschool program and lacks a active church. Although the school has another church they attend . It is a long long walk. The teachers are all very young and there is no collaberation with senior teachers. As a parent i had to pull my child from the school. I was very unsatisfied. It really is need of a principal who is willing for positive change for her school not for herself.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2009
Disagree w/prior review. And if actually a teacher, then you should not be teaching there in the first place. I am a parent of 2 boys, 1 graduating this year. I am an alumni as well. I have experienced the changes last couple of years. And, I am extremely grateful so far of Ms. Vincent accomplishments. As far as active Church. Our beautiful Church is currently being renovated thanks to the generosity of the beautiful person who donated Millions, and will soon be running again. Upon Ms. Vincents' arrival she arranged St. Emeric's church (close to school, 12th st.)to be active w/the school, where as former principal Ms. Suzanne had St. Malachy's Church on W. 49th St. Although, St. Malachy's is a beautiful church, it was quite distant from the neighborhood. I highly recommend St. Brigid to any parent. Its educationally structured, safe and economical.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2009
If u are looking for a pre-k experience this is not the school. This is the only catholic elementary school that combines the pre-k and the k class together. Enrollment has been very low the last couple of years, and the principal has changed. The principal is Ms. vincent she was the principal at Immaculate for 17 years. She lacks allowing the parents to have a voice. She strict and only runs the school her way. If you are not at agreement with what she feels is needed she will turn on you, Although her heart is in the right place, her ideas are not realistic. At this time there is no active church . The whole catholic experience is too have your children be part of a whole catholic experience. This school has many faults and would never recommend it to any parent. I would recommend 'our Lady of sorrow'.

- submitted by a teacher
February 14, 2004
Both of my children, a boy and a girl, attended this school. It's a great school for children to learn in a safe and structured environment. The level of education is very good, the teachers are very prepared and it feels like being with family. It is also the most economical catholic school in the area. I definitely recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
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St. Brigid School
185 E 7th St, New York, NY  10009
(212) 677-5210
Last modified St. Brigid School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
St. Brigid School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 29 reviews. Top