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St. John Villa Academy-Elementary

Private | PK-8


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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $370,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,360.

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Posted January 1, 2014

Wonderful school, very happy parent here!!!!very happy kid too!!!! My DD's teacher Ms Henderson is young and funny and my DD loves to go to school, very professional, she is learning a lot, yes test results are important but the fact that my kid is learning and loving it is what most matter to me.
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Posted October 4, 2013

School is ok. However, after studing one year, our state tests results dropped. Not enough challenging HW on Math, ELA.
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Posted October 8, 2010

We love the school. My children find this a home away from home where the children are cared about and receive the best education that they could possibly give them.
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Posted May 7, 2010

the staff has exceeded my expectations!!
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Posted April 23, 2010

A consideration of the 'whole child' attention is given in every area of life to insure that children excel academically, personally, spiritually.
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Posted April 23, 2010

nice & small; great teachers; friendly & warm atmosphere. family-like atmosphere.
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Posted January 12, 2010

I have been a parent in SJVA for the last 8 years. SJVA is a wonderful school with so much to offer. It is small so that each child gets the attention he or shes deserves. Academically I think its great for both the lower and upper grades. It is departmental from 5th grade up and it has advanced math for 7th and 8th grade (8th grade math is taught in the High School). Compare our scholarship results to other schools and you will see that SJVA is tops! If you are looking for extra ciricular activities, SJVA has something for every child including sports (basketball, track, cross country, swimming), drama, newspaper, student council, and band to name a few.
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Posted June 13, 2009

SVJA is an welcoming and caring school. The educated staff puts the interest of the student first. I wish I sent my child there sooner.

Posted August 17, 2008

It's a great school, my son is enjoying it over there. However, most parents are very snob... some of them barely acknowledge your presence unless you are in their 'income range'.
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Posted April 6, 2008

This school is the best secret on Staten Island. My daughter is in 4th grade. This year is difficult with all the standardize testing that these children have to go through. Sometimes she has difficulty and the school offers peer tutoring on Friday afterschool. I love Villa.
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Posted January 21, 2008

It is the best school. I dont have a regret about sending my kigs here. There were a couple of teachers that are not so great, but put your child in for kindergarten 1 2 3 grade. Ms. O brien and ms. Henderson are great.
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Posted June 21, 2006

Great school, nice teachers.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 86% 52%
Asian 5% N/A
Black 5% 21%
Hispanic 2% 21%
Two or more races 2% 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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  • Lucita Bacat
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57 Cleveland Pl
Staten Island, NY 10305
Phone: (718) 447-2668


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