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Our Lady Star of the Sea

Private | PK-8 | 639 students


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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $415,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,470.

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Posted July 30, 2014

I literally had the WORST years of my life here. I was severely bullied and the teachers didn't even try and help me even after multiple letters of complaint. The teachers are horrendous. The quality of students is HORRIFIC. It was cliquey and snooty. I would never recommend this school to anyone. Love, A successful Hilltopper.

Posted July 1, 2014

This school was a huge disappointment to us. Teachers are below mediocre - will not a move a finger or put any enthusiasm into teaching. Getting a meeting with my child's teacher was nearly impossible. She'd literrally race out the door as soon as kids are dismissed. Principal is just for show - she never has time for anybody or anything. I requested an appointment many times and the one response I get she is busy - realy busy every day for the next month ?!! And the quality of education is just not there - Kindergarten has 40 kids in the class!!! Teacher has no clue who is who. Needless to say we will not be coming back for next year.
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Posted February 7, 2014

They are backdated in technology the principal does nothing but cover up the bullying issues the monsignor does nothing but look at the parish and school members as envolopes the faculty makes the children solve their bullying problems when the students might be scared or worried to face their bully and i will do anything i have to prevent new parish or school members to OLSS it is a descrase it makes me sick
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Posted June 7, 2012

Two of my three daughters attend Our Lady Star of the Sea. Classes range from Pre-K to 8th Grade. I like this school because I feel strong about Religion and OLSS teaches and uses religion in some form every day. My children are safe and all visitors are seen through security cameras and must be buzzed in. The teachers are educated and most teach well. Spanish is taught in fifth through eighth grades. The students are well prepared to move to the next grade and equally prepared for high school. Computer class is only once a week, if that. Gym class is once to twice a week and the Gym teacher is phenomenal. There is such a variety of activities from week-to-week and the children are engaged. Children are taught a sense of Community by volunteer work and the yearly celebration of Catholic Schools Week. Many sports are present at OLSS such as Soccer, Baseball, Softball, Swimming, Track, Basketball and Cheerleading. Boy and Girl Scouts are also present at OLSS. Children can also join Alter Servers, Teen Club and participate in the Annual School Variety Show and other class performances held throughout the year.
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Posted June 18, 2011

OLSS is an excellent school. Structured program A plus. For the most part teachers are excellent. Principles are fantastic and caring. I have 3 children in the school who are doing beautifully!! OLSS are up to date w/ Technology .My husband and I are both very happy .
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Posted June 1, 2011

This school taught me a great deal about values and responsibilities and provided a solid foundation of morals that helped shape me into the man I am today.

Posted March 3, 2011

Demanding learning program. involved parents and teachers. the entire school is a family, children, staff and parents. the children are mature and caring. my children's test scores were great. they are well prepared for the HS of their choice. with scholarships. Thank You to Ms. C and Ms. T.
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Posted November 14, 2010

Both of my children have attended OLSS and have received the highest quality of education. They were both well prepared for High School and life. Thank you OLSS for giving my children values.
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Posted November 12, 2010

The sense of community and value of education.
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Posted November 8, 2010

This is best school and gives you great education
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Posted October 29, 2010

This is the best school I've known. My daughter loves her teachers and classmates. She learns alot more than other schools i have to say honestly. OLSS cares about my child and her teaching about the catholic religion. The school is kept beautiful and the church is very clean. They lock the doors when your child is in school, which I love so i Definetily know my daughter isnt runnging around doing what ever she wants like public school. I just love the school and my daughter couldnt be happier. Every day my daughter wants to go to school early to see her teacher mrs. isabelle and ms. lisa. she just loves it. I highly recommend OLSS to everyone who wants there child to succeed a great education with everything!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 28, 2010

Great academic, excellent environment for children to learn, teachers are very helpful, great resources.
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Posted October 26, 2010

I love Our Lady Star of the Sea School for its academic program. .
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Posted October 25, 2010

My 4 children have received a great education, wonderful caring teachers.
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Posted October 24, 2010

I love Our Lady Star of the Sea School because all 3 of my children have attended this school and it has became a family to me.
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Posted October 24, 2010

It is a wonderful family school. I love the structure of the school and the rules that the children have to follow.
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Posted October 23, 2010

Our Lady Star of the Sea is a school that allows children to get a well balanced education in a private school atmosphere.

Posted October 22, 2010

strong sense of community, excellent academic track record; prepared me well for my future education in high school and college
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Posted October 22, 2010

I love this school because the teachers are excellent and it is a community in itself:)
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Posted October 21, 2010

Great education in a nurturing environment
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 97% 52%
Asian 1% N/A
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% N/A
Hispanic 1% 21%
Two or more races 1% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 6%
Black 0% 21%
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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  • Irma P. Cummings
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  • Roman catholic
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  • Archdiocese of New York
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5411 Amboy Rd
Staten Island, NY 10312
Phone: (718) 984-5750


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