Students enrolled 266
School leader Sharon A. Mccarthy
Type Religious

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1305 Hylan Blvd
Staten Island, NY 10305

(718) 351-0939
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4 stars
Based on 17 ratings

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November 01, 2014
Please do not enroll your child here if you worry about bullying and unfair treatment. We are taking our son out because of that and should have done it long time ago. Unfortunately, parents are the source of bullying because they form gangs and bully each other, and kids have the model in place. Yes, parents are very involved, unfortunately for all wrong reasons. The principal is another great source of this problem. She is very arrogant, not fair, and favors parents that donate to the school. Yes, if you have $$$ to donate your child will probably have no problems in this school. Take your child somewhere else, anywhere!!

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2013
Our daughter was enrolled in this school in the fall 2013 and we had to pull her out just two weeks after the school year started because we experienced discrimination. I'm not sure if it was because we were one of the few Hispanic families in the school or because we may have not been in the same tax bracket as the others. The principle did not even attempt to have a sit down with us to discuss the events that transpired throughout the two weeks our daughter attended. We were extremely disappointed that in this day in age there are still those whom feel they are above others just because they may have a different background or are in a different tax bracket.

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2011
Academy of St. Dorothy is a top notch school that provides a community to both students and parents. I have been a parent in this school for 10 years and I must say that the children are REALLY prepared for High School. It's amazing the reaction you get from educators from other schools when they hear that the student is a graduate of Academy of Sty. Dorothy. They immeditely know that the student is well rounded and very skilled. If you are looking for a GREAT education as well as a safe healthy spiritual environment for your children, look no further.

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2010
My suggestion to all parents is all though these school reviews are helpful, you should schedule an appointment and view the school for yourself. My personal experience with ASD is if you are interested in your child receiving a superior well-rounded education, enhancing their spiritual growth, nurturing the competitive side through a plethora of sporting activities and having an extended family consisting of 392 fellow students and their families, then this school is for you. The principle is a very dedicated educator and her facility; follow by her example. Your child s mind will be challenged to perform at its full potential. Sometimes that will need the assistance of the parents with their homework and studies. Therefore, if your educational philosophy is that learning should only take place in the actual educational institution, this school is not for you.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2010
the school is great, my child loves the school we see his progress every day his teacher mr's hepwoth is the best

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2009
To the parent that said put your kids in Hill. I say maybe you should read their reviews first! It is funny that anyone who has ASD ends up in Public schools which leads me to believe that Catholic school was not the right place for their children

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2009
ASD provides a safe, secure, friendly school environment. The Principal is actively involved in the school and knows each child and family. It can be a good choice for some, especially in the early grades. However, the teachers, with the exception of a few, are very average. They give too much homework, and too little help to struggling students. If your child is doing poorly, it is because they 'do not try hard enough'. They never look to their methods of teaching. They don't acknowledge learning differences.

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2009
Both of my children graduated from ASD and they both received a wonderful education. They did terrific in high school, both in scholars programs. I found the work challenging, the teachers, for the most part, were very good, and the principal very hands on. I think it is a great bargain, tuition wise, compared to other private schools. I would not hesitate to recommend this school to anyone who wants a family atmosphere as there are many extra treats for the children such as Halloween fairs, christmas fairs, special person day, etc, that brings school spirit. I feel you really get a bang for your buck.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2008
I think that the Academy of St. Dorothy has some of the best educators on Staten Island. My child has been to public school prior to St. Dorothy and there is no comparison. The teachers care for the students and surpass their job roles to help.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 21, 2008
I think ASD is a wonderful school my daughter is in her first year there. And she absolutley loves it. My daughter is learning so much , and she is only in pre-k.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2008
If you have young children and want a good education, stay away from this school. The teachers are getting to old to teach the kids and there are quite a few unhappy families. They are surviving on there name from years ago. It goes from to many tests in one class to no tests in other classes. Teachers that talk about Quija boards and ghosts to teachers that eat all day in class. It makes no sense. Go to Hill and you will get you dollars worth.

- submitted by a community member
February 18, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
June 14, 2007
ASD is a fantastic school for those who want their children to learn well and who want their children to be challenged academically. It is also great for those who want their children to grow in the Catholic faith. There are plenty of extracurricular activities with more being added every year such as an Art program, many sports, and a Drama program. Being a former student at ASD I found nothing at all difficult about the homework or teachers or the lessons being taught in the classroom. The lessons were well prepared and very well conveyed. I had no trouble at all. The curriculum was well covered and very well devised. Overall, it is a fantastic school (one of the best) with a great parent involvement and great academics and extracurricular activities. Definitely one of the best elementary schools for young children.

- submitted by a former student
no rating May 04, 2007
I do not know of any class with only 26 kids. Less than enchanted with math scores, teachers and lack of instruction. As a matter of fact a high percentage of students have or need a math tutor. Homework load is abnormal and makes you wonder how much of the cirriculum is not being covered in class. As for supervision, there is none on the property during AM or PM drop off and dismissal. It does however offer a safer learning enviormnent than the area public schools and has an awesome lunch menu.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2006
I would recommend this school to parents who are interested in a well-rounded education for their child. It can be challenging academically but it tries to take into account individual needs. There is a sports program for students in Kindergarten through Gr. 8 which is coached by parent volunteers. Drama is offered as an activity in Grades 5-8. Parental involvement is strongly encouraged and welcomed.

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January 25, 2006
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October 10, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
no rating July 30, 2005
Good School. Not enough extra curricular activities, though.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
ASD is a wonderful school and I miss it so much. I wish I could go back in time and relive grammer school once again.

- submitted by a former student
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Academy of St. Dorothy
1305 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY  10305
(718) 351-0939
Last modified Academy of St. Dorothy is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Academy of St. Dorothy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top