I was initially so excited to register my kid to this school as a alternative to public school, mostly the religious aspect. But, yes i said it a complete nightmare, teachers has no patience and that could be because there isn't enough teachers per class. There isn't anything special academically for advanced kids, they are stock in the class bored.
Not to mention the FAKE moms, they stand around in groups of 3 or more and gossip about everythink under the sky,what a shame. Really, you would think being Catholic you'll have an open friendly disposition, NOPE! totally opposite.
I hope i get into the school i requested so we can trasfer come September.
Honestly biggest mistake and I'll be darn if my child suffers because of those bitter moms and their check contribution that makes them feel some how entitle.
I should have done more research before but hopefully this review would help another mom in the future if you are a stuck up person and love forward to being judged then this is the school for you.
Went to this school a number of years ago, would not recommend it to anyone. This school protects bullies and lets cliques of gossiping moms thrive, at the expense of many of the kids who go here. Parents don't pay tuition for our kids to get bullied because some mothers think this is "Mean Girls" and don't know how to raise their kids the right way. The administration is spineless and won't stand up to the culture of bullying that exists here... almost as spineless as the parents who protect their bully children because they're too weak to change the way they parent them. An abysmal learning environment for any child, this school also does a terrible job of upholding the values of the Catholic church.
I graduated a few years ago from Blessed Sacrament. BSS was such a wonderful foundation for me when I went to high school. Some of the teachers were wonderful, definitely not all of them, but you will find that with any school. I feel that the staff and administration are very caring. My experience here was extraordinary and I would highly recommend it to anyone.
The asst principle lacks concern about bulling. The principal is week, if your child isn't into sports they won't be welcomed by faculty or staff. The teacher made my son lie and write a paper on how he made friends, after he said he didn't .
Probably the" WORST" parochial grammar school on Staten Island ! Grammar school is the foundation that leads to higher goals and achievement! This school has a weak leader in its PRINCIPAL and ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL who have just given away the school to its "MOTHERS GUILD" new term for the ages. When people no longer see the value in a parochial school education they will and have gone elsewhere!! Growing up the PRIEST, PRINCIPAL and FACUTLY ran the school parent interaction was present but with boundries and the line wasn't crossed!! The schools did good, teachers taught in the classroom and outside as a guiding force in the lives of their students! This has been replaced here with parents many of whom have no educational background, business background and basically run the school! NO PTA OR FORUM TO DISCUSS ISSUES OR FINANCES! The school is in debt, and nickel and dime fund raising has taken away from education! a four day school week not in line with what is mandated by the CHURCH is in place as is its ridiculous FEES that dont even add up PAPER FEE, PLAYGROUND FEE,BOOK FEE! There are excellent choices this is not one of them TO MANY QUESTIONS NEED TO BE ANSWERED AND WILL NOT BE
I find it extremely odd that so many "rave" reviews were written on the same days and day after day during the month of May 2010, leads one to believe that the same person or persons may be writing those reviews. In my opinion, BSS is lacking in many, many areas. The parent involvement is high, but mainly for fundraising purposes. Little is done for the children or to improve the education which is in desperate need of improvement. The principal is spineless and makes her living appeasing people. There are a number of teachers with terrible reputations and nothing is done to improve that. The parents are very cliquish which ultimately effects the children's ability to make friends. The parents on power trips ultimately run the school. Would not recommend this school to anyone who is looking for a nurturing environment or a quality education.