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23 Summit Street
Staten Island, NY 10307

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November 12, 2014
Our Lady Help of Christians School is a great place to send you children to school. I currently have 2 children enrolled there. They have both been there from Pre-K & they love it. You & your children are treated like family there. The teachers are very approachable & the office staff is great. The respect the upper grade students show is wonderful. Seeing 6th-8th graders helping the lower grade students is very comforting. The schools values truly show in the behavior & work ethic of the children.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2014
I have three children currently in olhc I love the environment the teachers are great! & love the principal he is great with the students always around to speak with him.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2014
OLHC is a great school! It offers a safe, healthy and supportive learning environment for all. The principal is open, encouraging, and very much involved with school and the community. The office staff is friendly, approachable, and very helpful. I have had only wonderful experiences with the teachers over the years. They have all been warm, accessible, enthusiastic, and caring. Having to go to work is made easy knowing my children are viewed and treated as a member of the OLHC family.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2014
OLHC WAS a good school in the past , unfortunately the leadership is horrible. Rude and unprofessional office staff is what you are greeted with, followed by a principle who let's it all slide. Perhaps a complete overhaul is necessary to bring people back in to replace the mass exodus that took place.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2014
Our Lady Help of Christians is a great school. My daughter and I are graduates and both of us continued to excel in high school and college with the Catholic foundation we received OLHC. My son is a current student who has struggled scholastically, and I am convinced that things would not have turned out as well for him at another school. With the help of the best teachers, the guidance and hands-on attention from an excellent Principal, he has done well. The staff and leadership of OLHC is top shelf. Their small classes create a very special and caring camaraderie among the children and the school fosters the spirit of our religion and moral excellence. Simply put, OLHC provides the best well rounded education your child could receive. We are extremely proud and very blessed to be a part of this great school.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2013
Many teachers are excellent and truly care about the children. However, the school is severely lacking in leadership. The principal has a "we can't do that" attitude and allows his office staff to run the school. Many issues are not dealt with and it seems the principal feels it is easier to talk about anything else but deal with the real issues. Even small problems can't be handled such as opening a gate or asking double parked cars to move. Forget dealing with any big issue. Several inneffective teachers and no actions taken. Could be a great school but needs to be changed from the top.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2013
Is a nice small school with good teachers. Has the potential to be a great school if it had proper leadership.The current principal is very ineffectual and does not want to hear about making any changes. Instead of trying to do what is in best interest of students,his response is "Well we can't do that". A good and effective leader will ask for parents support and figure out how to implement changes.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 29, 2010
Great teachers, small classes

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 28, 2010
its a second home us, it has a warm family like atmosphere. it grows academically each year. students and staff are kind and compassionate.

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2010
OLHC is one huge family. The spirit of and in the school is uplifting. The education provided, the faculty/staff interacting with our children, the nurturing environment, the extra-curricular activities, as well as the love and faith with which our children are filled, each, in their own way, make us proud to say that we are part of the OLHC family!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 26, 2010
Excellent care and education for their students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 26, 2010
Excellent education, students are well prepared to go on to top high schools.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 25, 2010
I love OLHC because you feel as if you are part of one big family. It is a small school and everyone knows everyone and I find that to be very welcoming. The faculty happens to be very caring and nurturing to the students and I am certainly very happy with OLHC!!!!

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2010
Wonderful loving teachers. New Principal Graduates receive many High School scholarships and go on to college.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 24, 2010
We are very happy with OLHC. Both the staff and the parents are focused on what's important - the children, their education and their well being.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2010
It is a great school. Its small size makes everyone feel comfortable.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 22, 2010
Great school! Been a parent in the school for 14 years, I love it!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2010
our lady help of christians is a wonderful school with caring teachers. Not only do the teachers care about education,they care about each student in every way. We are one big faithful heart.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2010
My children attend OLHC !

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2010
It is a nice learning environment and everyone looks out for each other

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2010
Family oriented,small, caring staff

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 21, 2010
My daughter has Type I Diabetes and wears an insulin pump. The staff are wonderful, caring professionals, especially Nurse Barbara. I know my daughter is in a safe, positive learning environment with people who truly love working with children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2010
this is a great school with teachers that care and kids that excel and my daughter loves to go to school she is in 1 st grade and has lots of fun..

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2010
great catholic community and very strong school program

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 21, 2010
Great school program, great families and wonderful community

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 21, 2010
My youngest daughter is currently in the first grade at OLHC. The families are always there for each other, and all keeping an eye out for each other's children. I am comfortable sending my daughter to OLHC every morning, as she head off with a smile on her face. A wonderful teachng staff!

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 29, 2010
At this school my ____ has learned nothing! I would not recommend this school to any one!

- submitted by a community member
no rating June 17, 2009
The school is so cool and kid-friendly. I love how everything is so colorful on the walls. It shows the students' true creativity.

- submitted by a student
July 27, 2008
I find this school safe and a family atmosphere which instills good christian values. My daughter graduated this year and I wish she could have started from pre-school. I was very satisfied with the teachers, they took time to sit with my daughter if she did not understand something. Most of all Principal Mary Chiapperino is the best, her staff was great and I would trust my children to be safe and get a great eductaion.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2007
I am extremely pleased with this school. The principal is very innovative and for the most part, the teachers are all excellent and caring. The class sizes are small now, but are growing at the lower grade level because of word of mouth popularity. The parish priest is very involved in the day to day operations at the school and is open to the parents about school finances. Upper grade Math and Science teachers are wonderful. This school provides a big city education in the small town Tottenville atmosphere.

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2006
I love the atmosphere this school has for my children. I like the thought that it is a small population where my children can be given the help they need at any time.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2005
I must say that I am very displeased with the school. I'm disappointed with the academics as a whole, and I don't feel that they try to teach and instill the Catholic values that they are supposedly striving for. They have a penchant for 'looking the other way' when unfavorable incidents take place, or deny their ever happening. Sorely lacking in discipline. The school is very cliquish, as well. As far as extracurricular activities, aside from a 'latch-key' type program, this school is sorely lacking. There is-or was a school band-don't even know if it still exists. I cannot recommend this school to anyone considering it, as it seems to be lacking in many key areas.

- submitted by a parent
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Our Lady Help of Christians School
23 Summit Street, Staten Island, NY  10307
(718) 984-1860
Last modified Our Lady Help of Christians School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Our Lady Help of Christians School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top