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Holy Angels Regional School

Private | PK-8 | 309 students


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Posted October 16, 2014

My friend just told me her son was not admitted into the preschool at this school. PRESCHOOL? Then another pulled her kid out of K. What is going in there? Isnt Catholic education supposed to take in everyone?They are sending kids to St Josephs as they think that is where special ed kids go? Who is deciding this? What degrees do these people have? I was going to see this place in January as I am moving to the area. I am going to Bay now. It took me four times to get through over 2 days.
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Posted August 5, 2014

I just heard the wonderful principal I met at Open House is gone. My friend says with Our Lady of Mercy is about to close this is the start of schools reorganizing before they close. Does anyone know about this? I am not sure I want to now stay in this school. I liked St. Mary's, too. I heard not all teachers there are certified and the new principal. HELP!
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Posted June 8, 2014

This school is generally wonderful. My children have done fine. It has exceeded my expectations. The principal and the new staff have been role models for my girls. I am worried about middle school there and unless I see changes in one particular teacher we might have to go. I have a few years. They do a good job but I think they need to address very bright children. There is a lot of large group instruction before going into groups. But for faith and safety, HARS is great. I love the principal and her secretary.
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Posted May 6, 2014

You must have not made many payments. Or they know you went on a vacation.
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Posted May 4, 2014

ok but when it come to being late with your tuition they are not very friendly and will hold your child back from activities with there friends and school trips
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Posted April 29, 2014

The math teacher is terrible. Cates about herself and not the kids. I had to pay for a tutor on top of tuition.send your child there for the younger grades. After gr5 move on.
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Posted April 7, 2014

I have been very happy at Holy Angels. The tuition is affordable and the teachers really care. It is too bad the nuns are gone. I would have liked my child being taught by a nun but I am glad the HARS teachers are as good as they are. If I could change anything about the school, I would have an attached gym and have the children make sacraments in the school..Others should know that the school is a part of many parishes.
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Posted February 23, 2014

Sweet little school. Small. I registered my child for the fall for kindergarten. I look forward to my other child attending there as well when older.
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Posted February 5, 2014

I visited the school during Catholic Schools week. I am registering my child to start there in the fall. I likes the feeling of the school and the conversations I had with other parents. The principal is approachable. I enjoyed my conversation with her about education and techniques used in the classes. I found some upstairs teachers a little too opinionated and the lower grade teachers much gentler. Maybe that is the nature of the grade and children. The school is clean and there was music and laught6er in the hall.
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Posted December 14, 2013

Holy Angels Regional School is an excellent school. The new staff is dynamic and sensitive. The school quickly responds to any question that develops. Frankly, I was not happy with Common Core.I was not sure why a Catholic school had to adopt it. After seeing the work my daughter has returned home I am more than impressed with how the school has followed it. The way the principal explained, the school follows the standards and the teachers meet the needs of the student and class. I did not know NY had standards even before this common core started. I think now many of the problems are more public school related than Catholic school.
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Posted November 7, 2013

Wonderful, warm, inviting school. I am thrilled with the new teachers this year. Their skill of technology, their dedication and their knowledge of common core standards can make a great school even greater. My son is making connections to many subjects.He is teaching me.
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Posted August 9, 2013

My daughter cannot wait for Holy Angels to start the new year.The school atmosphere is wonderful. My daughter is staying with the same children and teacher this year. The principal is warm and friendly. This school is like others said top notch and a gem!!!!
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Posted June 24, 2013

Wonderful school with faith and values a part of my son's life everyday. The teachers are great.The music teacher is THE BEST! She is for the kids 1000%. Everyday my child left home he was happy and eager to learn.
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Posted June 9, 2013

Holy Angels Regional School is a well kept secret. The teachers are top notch and the administrator is smart and savvy. She tells it like it is with grace and style. More parents are finding out what a jewel this place is. If you want a school where your child will come home happy, have homework and a school that communicates- this is for you.
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Posted May 19, 2013

My children and family love Holy Angels. We could not be happier. The principal has made the school beautiful. The changes in the facilities are amazing. It was dated. She has worked very hard in so many ways. She replies to parents quickly! I am so impressed. There is a sensitivity to working families and expenses. There have been wonderful additions to the programs like field trips, FAST athletics, after school programs and changes to schedules which did not work. My children are happy there and learning!
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Posted May 6, 2013

After Sr. Elise, there was a principal who left after 3 years. The one we have now ( in her second year) is working so hard to keep the school a CATHOLIC school. It is not a private school. Kids wear uniforms, follow dress code and say prayers. They learn and stay safe. The only bullies in the school are the parents who want to have their child be considered special when they are just brats. I am so tired of parents who want to keep their child thinking they are royalty. It does them such a disservice.
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Posted May 6, 2013

My entire family went and still goes to Holy Angels. This school is an excellent place to learn and build your educational and spiritual foundation. The principal does a great job promoting the academic, religious and personal development of her students and she insists that the teachers challenge them both in the classroom and with homework. If you want Catholic faith-based academics I highly recommend it.
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Posted January 7, 2012

I attended Holy Angels from Kindergarten all the way through eighth grade, and am currently a sophomore at St. John the Baptist. I still distinctively remember my eighth grade year as a time of anxiety, looking forward to the next four years of high school. However, as the final days at Holy Angels drew near, I wanted nothing more than to stay. Holy Angels has excellent, challenging teachers who teach their students to think outside the box, and yes, the teachers do care about their students. The teachers there helped both myself and my fellow classmates prepare for the high school entrance exam (I received over $7000 worth of scholarship money, and my class of 39 kids was awarded more than $37,000) as well as the New York State Tests. The staff is very religious, and helped me get an early start on my love for religion. However, one of the defining highlights of Holy Angels is the family-like bond that occurs between the classes. After attending school with the same 39 people, I felt like I lost a part of my family. There's just too many positive aspects that I can't fit it in one post....send your kid to Holy Angels. It's an amazing school.

Posted January 7, 2012

Holy Angels is an excellent school. The teachers are very dedicated and help the child to reach his or her own potential. Many parents were unhappy with the principal that we had after Sr. Elise. However, the new principal is full of enthusiasm and truly works to make the school top notch. I can not understand parents stating that their aren't opportunities for parent involvement because there are plenty of opportunities. It also amazes me that a parent would state that the teachers don't care whether or not the child learns. I find the contrary to be true. My child's third grade teacher still e-mails me and gives suggestions for helping my daughter with reading. I have taught in public school, and I can tell you firsthand that the education provided at Holy Angels is far superior.The education is more than academics. The children live their faith every day; it is central to everything that they do, and it should be. I love Holy Angels- from the secretary who is so sweet and helpful, to the principal who strives for more, to the teachers who want the most for their students, to the family that you become a part of. I would definitely recommend Holy Angels.
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Posted January 4, 2012

The new principal has not improved the school. Under her guidance, the students have been overloaded with extra prayers and overwhelmed by rambling and confusing lectures about Jesus and the saints. The school needs to go back to what it did before this year: helping students become well-educated people who strive to live as Jesus lived.
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Ethnicity This school State average
White 76% 52%
Hispanic 11% 21%
Black 7% 21%
Asian 6% N/A
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
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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  • Michele Mulderrig
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1 Division Street
Patchogue, NY 11772
Phone: (631) 475-0422


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