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St Nicholas Of Tolentine School

Private | PK-8 | 308 students

 

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Posted September 10, 2014

The new principal at this school is unprofessional, dishonest, angry, and does not belong anywhere near children. He refuses to meet with parents and is overwhelmed by simple parent inquiries. He may be connected to Diocesan leadership, and put in place as a political choice in order to shut down the school. The teaching quality is poor, and there is a bare-bones rote curriculum emphasizing worksheets. My child learned more in pre-k at VIP 111 daycare than he is learning here in kindergarten or 1st grade. So disappointed. The school is top down, overly concerned with rules and regulations, and lacks a rigorous thinking curriculum. Stay away. There are much better choices out there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2014

My son was in St Nickolas of Tolentine School Qns. The quality of teaching is not good , the school is focused more on getting money from parents , they need to direct their attention to teaching and hire better or rather caring staffs, teachers included. My son was taken out of st Nick school, and he did exceptional well afterwards, he was admitted to St Johns University.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2012

If you can not say something nice,do not say anything at all.So, I`ll stop here.;)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2012

I've been to St. Nick's for my whole life and graduated about two years ago. I cannot ask for anything better for my childhood life! This school was and always will be my second home. Everyone respected everyone's decisions and religions. It wasn't as if people would just talk to you for one day and forget your name the next. It was as if we were family and the pre-k kids would look up to kindergarteners who looked up to 1st graders -so on and so forth- but everyone looked up to the teachers and school workers. For one thing, all the teachers take education seriously, but they make it interesting and fun as well. From making interactive book reports to science fairs and fun, intense spelling bees are some ways they show us schoolwork is fun. Another example of how SNT thinks highly of our education is this paragraph. Do you see any mistakes here? I think not. Thanks to the wonderful teachers who had taught me. I DON'T know why other people say otherwise. If you haven't experienced this school and its education, you're honestly missing out on something amazing. Bring your children here, it's worth your money and their education!


Posted November 8, 2011

I hate to say this but I had both my boys in this school a few years ago. One graduated after entering in 6th grade and the other we took out right after. This school is very deceiving. Plagued by many financial problems and inability to keep the kids warm in the winter (broken boiler). Many teachers who have been there for a while are so bitter and jaded they should have retired years ago. If your thinking about this school for your kids...DON"T. This office staff is shockingly RUDE and just don't care. Not the best example of a Christian education. You can do better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2011

THIS SCHOOL IS AMAZING! I transferred into St. Nick's 6th grade, and I was the quiet, shy new kid. My teacher was amazingly nice to me, and helped with my transition into SNT. All of the teachers are so nice and caring, and they're always there to help the students. I was on two sports teams and the coaches were amazingly good and also very caring. Also, all of the students are SO nice and friendly! From being the shy new kid, thanks to SNT I became friendly and extroverted. If it wasn't for this school I don't think i would be where I am now. From my experience I would say that this school is the most amazing private school ever. The only problem is that the gym is terrible. The paint is peeling off the walls, and pieces of the ceiling randomly fall. The gym NEEDS to be redone. Other than that, SNT is amazing!


Posted December 15, 2010

My son is in the 4th grade and the TEACHERS really do care. My son has been there since pre-k and I have no complaints. The teachers are great and they make it "fun" as my son puts it to make the class interesting enough to capture their interest. The teaching level is much higher then that of public schools or even other private schools. They have created a family atmosphere for the kids. They have many programs for the kids and parents to be involved in. I have never encountered a group of teachers that actually take to the kids (that are not theirs) and care for them as if they are their very own. I totally love this school my son does also. Although many may think that this school is too expensive for the kind of education our kids are getting I feel that its not expensive at all. I mean it's not cheap either but it's well worth the $$ for the kids...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2010

I attended St. Nick's from K-8th grade; graduated in 2003. Based on my experience as a student there I highly recommend it. High-school was a joke to me. 9th and 10th grade math was covered in my 5th grade class. Life and Earth Science ( covered in 9th and 10th grade) was also a review for me, as we covered the same topics in detail in 7th and 8th grade. My first grade teacher decided to do an activity where,for fun, she told us what professions she thought we'd be good at. Told me, id be a money maker and I am currently a law school student. Haven't met the new principal but Ive heard that she seems to really be making an effort to leave a good impression on her students and help the school as a whole. Many of the teachers I've had are still teaching there and were all under-appreciated at the time, but looking back...they did a great job. Great School.


Posted November 8, 2010

St,Nicks is not a good school. The teachers are careless. They do not explain things that good. They go by favoritism. I am a strait A student and I still am in and need tutoring. Not everything is bad though,for example,the gym teacher seems to keep everybody in shape. The sports program is awesome. The principal is a very nice lady but she does not smile. She is not a good role model. Please do not send your children to this school. I go to this school and I can guarantee you that you will nt like it at all.


Posted August 6, 2010

St. Nicks is not a good school. The teachers do not care about the students. I'm taking my son out this year. The principle is wonderful but she can't be in the classroom with the teachers. The teachers do not like to deal with the parents and if your child needs help in a subject they will not let you know and they do not respond to letters. Please do not send your child here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2009

My child is in the seventh grade and the teachers really care about her academics, feelings, and her health. All the teachers care about her math grades and helped her to improve her grades so she will get amazing grades in all subjects. Thank You!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2009

this is my very 1st year at st.nicholas of tolentine and my very 1st year at a private school. That's right, i've been raised in public school all my life. This school is so far very cool. they offer extrodinary programs that I've never even heard or consided before in public school like the school wal-a-thon and the art contest. they also have very fun field trips. Like the trip to the rollerskating rink. this school has created so many fun filled memories for me and this is only my 1st year here. I'm so excited for next year!!!! (I'm in 6th grade so far) I hope you send your kid herenext year!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 1, 2009

I have been in this school for eight years and am graduating this year.The teachers are awesome.They are making the school better and better each day. The school is a really safe and religious place.This school is the best place for a child to grow up in.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 7, 2009

st nicholas of tolentine it has been the best school ever it is worth the money im paying. thanks to mrs sileikis and mrs asmus for their great teaching methods both of my cildrens are happy in the school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2008

This is the worst school to send your child to.The teachers do not care about the students. They do not help the students in need they only care for those who are smart. I dont think this school is the school for you!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 28, 2008

St. Nicholas encompasses great education with a religious foundation. My child will be entering 1st grade this Sept. and I am very pleased with the level of education so far received. The ethnic diversity of the student body teaches tolerance and acceptance in a society where children are often exposed to racism and bigotry. My child is far more advanced than many of my friend's children who attend other private and public schools. A wonderful school with caring teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2006

While there are few advanced programs and no official foreign language, art, or music programs to date, the qualities that stand out at SNT are it's diverse character and great teaching. The mix of students from many different ethnicities and many religions teaches students the value of tolerance. There are also many teachers at SNT who teach simply because they love teaching, as I have observed. The school is also active in the CYO sports program and there are many oppurtunities for service in the school, a theme of the school. Overall, the education and the character building that takes place at SNT prepares its students in a unique way.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 6, 2006

Although my children have been enrolled in St. Nicholas of Tolentine for less than one year, I am very pleased. My daughter is in Kindergarten and my son is in Pre-K. The teachers are excellent, thorough, and always open for communication. I like the fact that my children get a substantial amount of classwork and homework without feeling over-worked. My husband and I are very happy with our choice of school because our children are receiving an excellent religious education in a loving school with a diverse student body.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2006

St. Nick's takes their responsibility of educating and helping parents raise rounded children seriously. Once a rapport is established with your child's teacher, and it is recognized that 'it takes a village to raise a child,' it is smooth sailing. My child had a few behaviorial issues at the start of Kindergarten, while academnically his attainment was great. With close communication with his teacher, we were able to get his behavior to the standard that is acceptable for 1st grade. St. Nick's recognizes a child's potential, talents, and interests and assists the child in developing those skills. A good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2005

Very good school. Teachers truly care for students.
—Submitted by a former student


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian 39% N/A
Black 26% 21%
Hispanic 26% 21%
White 9% 52%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Two or more races 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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8022 Parsons Boulevard
Queens, NY 11432
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