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215 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

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May 02, 2013
Current parent here. I am very happy with the Prek and K program but I can also see why so many parents post such negative reviews. Although I have had no interaction with past staff I have had many opportunities to speak with past families and learn about the school and I have to say, honestly, we had no plans to leave our child in St. George past K. Thats the truth. The higher grades have alot of trouble and I feel new teachers are needed! You cant blame parents for speaking the truth! I am very surprised this school stayed open as long as they did. Also a very DIVERSE community attend St George and that is why it remained open. Ukrainian students are minimal and that has been the case for many years now.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2013
We received the sad news St. George's is to close. I am so grateful for the experience my son has had here during this past year. I wish that an angel like the one who saved St. Brigid's would intervene. This is a horrible loss for the neighborhood community, and it breaks up a school that functions like a real family.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2013
I am a teacher at St. George school and felt that it was time to weigh in. I take pride in my work as an educator. There is nothing more rewarding than helping children develop a love for learning and each day I create experiences in my classroom that are socially and academically enriching. St. George is small, but we have a strong sense of community. Thank you to the current St. George parents who support and encourage us everyday. Ironically it is parents from years past that have the most negative and vindictive comments to say. It is unfortunate that as we try to build up and better our school, there are some that try to tear us down. St. George may have some work to do, but our classes are currently nurturing, innovative and scholastically affluent.

- submitted by a teacher
April 19, 2013
It is obvious the parent below has had no experience with the pre-k/k program here since her daughter attended St. George. My child has been enrolled in St. George for three years, from Pre-K 3 through K and academically exceeds other children her age who attend other schools. Everyday, I am grateful my child was exposed to such creative and caring teachers. When I walk down the halls of St. George I am always impressed by the work every grade is producing. Speaking to the teachers is key. They are passionate, knowledgable and have adapted to common core standards. Yes, the roof could use a makeover, however if you call these professionals, "babysitters", please refer me to yours, she must be incredible!

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2013
I think this school is a great school. It is very small and the teachers try and help the children as much as possible. I have never had an experience with a teacher saying negative comments to my child so it might have been some of the teachers that use to be there that people had problems with.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2013
This is a small school that gives a lot of attention to the children. Every teacher knows your child even if they are not in their grade. The afterschool is till 6pm so that is great for working parents. They have tutors, karate, ballet, ballroom and tap in the afterschool program.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2013
The children in this school are very happy and there is an afterschool program that goes to 6pm with tutors from copper union. The school has changed teachers to create a great environment.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2013
The last couple of years the school has really changed. Many of the teachers are very passionate about their jobs and the children. The upper grades have great teachers and the high school division places everyone into colleges.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2013
I am not sure why there is such negativity regarding St. George School. The classes are small but each child is given individual attention he/she needs. The teachers are AMAZING and know how to make the children excited about learning. My child is in K and reads above his level and does math all because of great, caring, well-educated teachers. There is no need for tutoring outside of school. The students have gym time. The after-school program offers ballet, karate, 'acting group' etc...more than any other school can offer. We are extremely pleased with the school.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2013
The teachers here really try. If you have a child going into 6th, 7th or 8th grade Mr. Stasiw and Ms. Klecor are great teachers. Since there are two HS in the school you don't have to worry about them getting into a HS. Also all the children that go to the St. George HS go to college so that's a plus.

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2013
My child is in the pre-k program. He loves it. The class is small, and he gets a lot of attention. The teacher is very kind, pleasant and patient. He really likes her which makes me very happy. I have three older children that went to other more expensive pre schools. I wish I had known about St George's then. I would definitely have sent all three of them here. I cannot say anything about the upper grades quality of education. But I feel it is a wonderful, warm, safe and loving environment for your child in nursery, pre-k and kindergarten. We are not Ukraine, and I don't feel that we are treated any differently than any one else. I highly recommend this school for your 3 to 5 year old. (I can't comment on older grades.)

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2012
My child attended this school for only a year. The teachers embarass the children , poking fun at them. The confidence of a child is affected by this. They don't follow any sort of currilum and their books are outdated. Some teachers don't even know how to teach a certain subject leaving the child confused. Right now my child is attending another private school and made tremendous milestones. Like the other reviewer said all the children can fit in one classroom. My guess they have only 25 students for grades K-3 to 8. The after school coordinator screams and yells, she too does not know how to handle and work with children. Take my advice seek another school.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2012
No need for lengthy reviews...take a visit and the proof is in the pudding (as they say) ...what school in 2012 has combined grades with a total student body that can fit into ONE classroom??? You wont find any. This is not a school. This place is a babysitting service at best.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2012
This review is for the Elmentary school. My children no longer attend St George School. They recently began in a new school and we just found out that my younger child is below grade level! My child will not have to take on double the work load and hope to be able to move onto the next grade come June! All the previous report cards, teacher mtgs , etc did not indicate my child was behind! Just that my child was "lazy". I knew something was off but the school ignored it! There are so many things wrong with this place it would take days. One only has to visit and see that the entire elementary school has less then 40 students enrolled! I dont care what other reviews indicate abt garduating students making "A" list high schools. Those kids all had to back track and work hard with extra work and outside tutoring. My kids homework was nothing more than hours of busy work., one teacher missed at least a month of school and no sub wsa provided, the adminsitration is a total mess and still in the 17th century at best. I am so angry at myself for trying to work with the school instead of leaving like the other families

- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2012
This is a very small school, with maybe 35 students total. Everybody knows each other and the student's behavior is pretty much controlled. However at $500 a month tuition, combined classes, an administration that has no desire to move the school forward, you child will surely suffer. Yes, most students make good high schools ONLY because, as other parents wrote they outside tutoring. La Salle has priority on space therefore St G students lose out on gym time, have to eat lunch at 11am and most of the after school activities DO NOT exsist anymore due to so many children leaving the school. With minimal students in each class the lower grades still are not up to grade standards? Teachers miss ample days of school and no sub in provided, instead students are placed in different classes with massive amounts of busy work and classwork for homework that was not completed in time. Yes, there is no PTA NO parental invovlement at all. After school is a total joke and the school has a long history of favoring Ukranian students and those with money. At $500 a month you can do better! Actually, you are better off in a city school at least you will have accountability!

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2012
I just came across this site and wanted to weigh in. My daughter graduated St. George Elementary 2 years ago, and we had a wonderful experience there. She was an A student, and I was always impressed with the school and its' teachers. However, it was in 8th grade that I realized what a special place St. George was. The teachers worked tirelessy assisting my daughter and I in the high school application process, and deciding what high school my daughter should attend. They really cared. Aside from being great teachers, Ms. Klecor and Mr. Stasiw really cared about my daughter's future. It did not end there. After 1 year at Dominican High School, I was surpised to get a phone call from Mr. Stasiw inquiring about how my daughter was doing and offering his best wishes. The educators at St. George are the kind of educators that my daughter will warmly remember well into her adulthood. Thank you St. George.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2012
St. George Elementary School has excellent teachers!!! Though my experience with the school is limited to the last two years, I can't help but comment on what I see. It is a small school, and it feels like every teacher personally knows and is positively involved with every student. I was in the lunch room two weeks ago dropping off my son, and I noticed that the teachers in the upper grades where engaging, speaking to, and nurturing the pre-K and K students. There is a warmth here that makes me hope that these teachers and school are still here for many years to come so that I can see my son graduate here. Oh yeah.... you should have seen the Christmas concert this past winter.... it is amazing what the school accomplished, and how entertaining the event was. So beautiful!!! I love St. George Elementary School!

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2012
WOW! While reading some of these reviews I have to think that some are just delusional! I PULLED my children out of this school because the negative out did the positive. Granted every school will have its faults but St. George runs the gammit on the negative. I understand that they have made several changes, especially with terminating abusive, un qualified teachers however, as one parent wrote, you cannot put a bandaide on a hemmoraging wound! Parents dont care that the school is Ukranian, they care that the school lacks basic fundimental educational necessities. While some students do very well, its only due to EXTRA SUPPORT...OUTSIDE TUTORING and if anyone tells you different, they are not telling the truth and shame on you. Open house, after open house and minimal enrollment. Granted the school is funded by a very devoted Ukranian Parish...they send their children to other schools! The Saturday school has over 100 children yet NONE, NONE attend St George? Why if its such a great school! Please I was born and raised in the area and NONE of my Ukranian friends attended St. George. They need to closed down this school and start over!

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2012
As a parent of twin students for 8 years who attended St. George Elementary School in the East Village of NYC, I sometimes wonder if these negative reviews are talking about a different school. This school is exceptionally strong in Math, English, Social Studies, and Science. By the time my twins graduated from 8th grade, they both obtained scholarships to Regis and Dominican Academy, and both took the Math 9th Grade Regents exam in August before 9th grade, passing and moving right into 10th Grade Geometry. The smallness of the school contributed to a ton of individualized attention. All the teachers are very caring. THIS SCHOOL IS FANTASTIC!!!! I strongly recommend it to any parent looking for a quality product. The declining enrollment is related to the fact that some non-Ukrainian parents are confused by an ethnic school. The reason they remain open while other schools are closing is because they are funded by a strong and committed Ukrainian Community. Otherwise, they are like all other Roman Catholic schools in NYC.

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2012
This school has had issues in the past however I feel that they have made some major improvements. I love the teachers and the principal. They are working hard, to not only get back the high standards that this school was known for but also accommodate the needs of the modern child. The only problem now is the lack of parental involvement. It the same parents fighting alongside the faculty to make this school better. I think it s time the rest of the parents step up and help accelerated the improvement of this school. "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed people can change the world: indeed it's the only thing that ever has!" - Margaret Meade

- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2011
Unhappy with the NYC school system, I found st. George. not being catholic or Ukrainian, I was a bit hestitant. However, I could not be happier with the school. my son loved it there, he thrived academicly. enjoyed learning the Ukraininan language, and culture and history. The atmosphere there is strict but caring. He got into his top choices for high schools. I only wish we had found this school sooner. Would highly recomend st. george.

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2011
We just completed another school year at St George. The teachers have surpassed all of our expectations! We returned to St G after a year away and found the changes to be very well implemented. Both of my children were challenged by their teacher and curriculum - so slackers here and I am very confident, they are up to par with today's standards. I truly have nothing to list as a negative. The Principal is always approachable and ready to help. She will listen and do what she can, within reason of course. I am so happy and blessed to have brought my children back to St George, After spending a stressful year at a public school.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2011
We are a new family and we couldnt we happier with the staff, program and other families. The only downside is that the school does not offer daily free play time, which the childen crave. But that is minor considering all the other positives. One thing I did learn is that this school is NOT for families that do not like or dont have the time to be actively involved. If you are seeking a place to drop off your kids for the day and not be bothered, then this is not the place.

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2011
I took both of my children out of this school. They were behind and now they love their new school.

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2011
I graduated from St.George School a few years ago. I attended a different high school and the high school was difficult for me because I was missing a lot of the core materials that I needed to know. Perhaps they wanted me to attend their high school. I did not because my family moved. Combined classes is not a good option to have. Also I heard that they are losing the Ukraine culture and language. It is good for Ukrainians and others to know about their heritage as well as their language.

- submitted by a community member
November 11, 2010
The school is very small. It is a blessing for students who wish to study. If one would like to have an objective criterion of the school s performance, one should check what high schools accepted St. George students: Brooklyn Tech, Dominican Academy, LaGuardia, Loyola, Regis, Stuyvesant, Xavier (some of the best schools in the city). This means, they passed very demanding exams. Three of my children attended St. George from K to 8th grade. Two ended up in Regis High School (2007, 2009) and the third one in Dominican Academy (2009). Can I wish for more?

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2010
It may seem harsh however it is necessary to make not only perspective parents but the entire community aware of the problems that exsist at this school. They lack in so many ways (academics, morals, values), etc, etc. I pulled my child out and I cannot begin to tell you the positive changes. They make you feel as though there is something wrong with you and your child instead of focusing on the real problems: lack of trained teachers; lack of curriculum, lack of support, lack of preparing our children to trust in their education. A great after school program cannot make up for all that is lacking. Special thanks to our Coach as this woman is a Saint and has tried in vain to make up for all that is lost!

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2010
My daughter is going to be in a 1st grade, and I can say that this school is awesome!!! I don't want anything better for my child! She learned so much in K: she started reading, she is good at math, she started writing her first stories, she loves her art and music projects, and she told me so much about religion. She also has fun in computer and gym classes, also they have a library time and just plenty of play time. Teachers are great!!! She doesn't go to a after school program but I've heard it's very good too. Yes, classes are small and some of them are combined grades, but believe me, your kid will benefit from it! 05/06/2010

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2010
My children and family were exploited by this school -- as it fell short of providing any kind of education, positive leadership and guidance. For a religious institution they also fall short. Please go elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent
December 24, 2009
For 3 years I wasted money and my children suffered not only academically, but socially and emtionally as well. The curriculum is nowhere near up to par with today's standards; the teachers my children had where easily frustrated with their classes of 8 or less children and had no routines, structure or positive enviornment of any kind. The administration was clueless as to what was going on in the school let alone the classrooms. My children now attend public school and have flourished, are excited about their school, teachers and peers. I would never recommend St George to anyone!!

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2009
While I read these positive and glowing reviews I have to wonder if these parents are writing about the same school? What we experienced closely related the majority of the negative reviews. I tried to work with this school for 3 yrs and what my children got in return for my paying tuition was teachers who were not equipped to deal with todays children; outdated curriculum and matierals, no communication between parents and school. I was expecting so much more. Now my children attend another school and are thriving academically, socially and emotionally. My children never got any positive feedback, or 'promotion of creative thinking', but rather stale, old, thinkning of children should be seen and not heard!.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
The small classes, caring and experienced teachers, great facilities, after school activities and more makes this a great community to entrust your young ones.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2009
Our child attended last year and we couldn't be more happier. After reading such negative and inaccurate evaluations, my husband and I took a deep breath and registered our child who had outgrown her previous private school (Montessori). As non Catholic , non Ukrainian, parents and strong advocates of highly enriched academic curriculum that promotes cognitive skills (test scores) and independent thinking, we both braced ourselves for what was to come. Surprisingly, not only was it a great school, but we got much more than we could have ever bargained for. As a former educator myself, I could honesty vouch for the excellent techniques of teaching and the healthy promotion of creative independent thinking, which we all know helps to shape the self- esteem of young minds. This school embraces all races, all religions, and all thinkers. What more could a parent want. Excellent staff and leadership qualities.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2009
Had to remove my children from this place. They were in the lower grades and had a poor curriculum, out dated resources and their teacher was very difficult to address. My children did not benefit in anyway and had to be tutored and or monitored outside of school so not to fall behind. I also did not like the combining of classes. Enrollment is very low at around 40 kids for the school. I agree with the other parental reviews of not recommending this place.

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May 27, 2009
the teachers are the best part..they are all brilliant. My class this year...graduatiing 8th grade, was accepted to brooklyn tech, s.i. tech, la guradia arts, xavier, regis, dominican, layola, eagle hill, manhattan village academy, la salle, notre dame. For most of the class was award 1/2 , 3/4, and full scholarships to the private schools. I am not just saying these things because it is my school, no its because i believer the teachers, small classes, and fabulous principal all give in for a great environment. We accept everyone who is willing to be a great person!!!! I LOVE SG!!!

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St George Elementary School
215 East 6th Street, New York, NY  10003
(212) 473-3130
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St George Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 41 reviews. Top