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Staten Island, NY
Students enrolled: 128

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259 Rose Ave
Staten Island, NY 10306

(718) 351-4442
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June 11, 2014
This school is Anti-christian with the principal and his wife (the Luciano) that they have now. Even though they say they love all children they don't. I believe the women in the office is named Cathy (she is a wolf in a sheeps costume). They are prejudice and love only the families that give them donations or tithings. By the way, their SAT's are fake, they are used for no reason but to make the school more prestigious. In all schools, public or private, they learn to read. Do your research?

- submitted by a community member
April 03, 2014
My daughter graduated from New Dorp with honors and got into Staten Island Tech. Great education received.

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2013
I love this school! Small class sizes. The principal knows everyones names first and last, he is not mean or cruel. He greets the children every morning rain or shine in the front to be sure they are safe going from the car to the building. They encourage as much parental involvement as possible. This school is not just a school. It is a family! They treat your child as such. Of course there are no perfect circumstances there will always be misunderstandings no one is perfect. However, My child came from a gifted and talented public school program that was horrible. I am so happy he is where people care about him.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2013
The principle is a fat, cruel, heartless man you people might not believe this but the principle expelled my son because he was ugly and ask a lot of questions.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2013
I sooooo regret sending my son and his cousin to this horrible school. My son who is only in his first grade was terrified from his peers who did beat him and when I went to the administration and his teacher they completely denied it to hide their crime. I feel like they are like a gang there and no one is trying to help all what they need from you is your MONEY and they don't care about your feelings or child's education. Thankfully I moved my son to St. Joseph's and he is doing much better. Also my cousin by the end of this school year he will be going to a better school ( his parents can't wait) . If we are paying money we should get service but in that school all what I get rudeness and carelessness.

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2013
4.5 out of 5 Stars (Because no school is perfect)! My son has attended NDCA for 7 years (Nursery - 5th grade) and counting. The curriculum is most definitely advanced, helping to develop a higher caliber student better prepared for higher education and future career advancement. Like anywhere else the staff and students simply have individual personalities and varying levels of character, maturity and academic ability. While NDCA subscribes to a Christian based philosphy honoring our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, not every attending student necessarily comes from a practicing "Christian" family. Christian or not, we all fall short from time to time, but with mercy and grace through Christ we can be redeemed. NDCA shows that grace, while swiftly addressing any reported student behavioral issues, staff infractions and parental concerns. The school has demonstrated a caring and compassionate spirit, extending flexible financial arrangements when needed. While they only offer limited music, art or gym programs, they do offer computer classes and several extra services such as; before & after school care, private tutoring, Kids Club, Vacation Bible School, Trips... & a great education!!

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2013
I am very disappointed with the service in the school. My daughter is 5 years old she recently joined the school. few times she lost her stuff and I wasn't able to get anything back. Last week,she was beaten by one of the older kids which they keep together??? and she lost her front tooth, I heard about similar incidents and the administration does not take any proper actions and I tried to complaint to the principal and unfortunately, he did not seem to care much beside the curriculum is very poor. VERY DISAPPOINTED, however it is a christian school but children their use inappropriate language. NEVER AGAIN

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2013
NDCA is an exceptional school from their advanced academics to their caring staff. I have not found any racism in the school and also have not found them to be "greedy" in any way. The tuition has not been raised since I have been there which is 4 years. The school is a place where I feel safe leaving my child knowing she happy and getting the best education possible. I have nothing but praise for the school.

- submitted by a parent
July 09, 2012
This school has become the definition of a disgrace. All they care about is money, money, and more money. The name is New Dorp Christian Academy but they are far from Christians. As long as you give them a check, your child will be treated like gold. Slip them more money and your child will even get better grades. Special treatment is given to people with more money at this school. It is a terrible prep for High School, however my hatred of this school does not apply to the wonderful teachers there. The teachers are disciplined more than the students. This school is slowly falling downhill and I pray and hope that the few GOOD people working there will leave before it's demise. DO NOT send your children to this school unless you are RICH and YOU WANT SPECIAL TREATMENT. Maybe it's just me, but I'd rather go to a public school where everyone is treated equally than a school like NDCA, where the more money you have, the higher average you will be. Do not take this warning lightly. The good reviews are most likely written by the LYING staff members or the parents that are CONTENT with their child's special treatment because of the benefits they receive.

- submitted by a community member
June 08, 2012
Great school, exchellent teachers / challenging curriculum. Strong school leadership under Dr. Lucciano, these people know every child's name and truly care for each one. Some of the reviews are not fair, no offense to anyone. Small classes, each child gets attention and no one is 'lost' as one reviewer suggested. We plan to stay in the school until 8th grade. Kids Club is amazing, my girls leave everything they are doing on Wednesday's as soon as they hear it's time for Kids Club, Mrs. Christine is doing wonderfull job over there!

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2012
My son is in PreK and already starting to read! The PreK is pretty packed but the school arranges tables according to age and skill level and runs a tight ship. I do not recommend this school for children under 4. I plan to keep my son in this school until 8th grade. I know he will be will wholesome, Christian people with respect and family values.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2011
I experienced extreme racism here, needless to say it is Staten Island, it should be expected. The education I received is absolutely remarkeable!! I cant begin to explain how amazing the teachers are. I would strongly recomend you not send a failing child to this enviornment, as you will find your child will get lost. They challenge you far bey.ond the miinimal expectation of grade school, there really isnt any in between. You better be very bright. With much regret of the racism i endured i treasure my education

- submitted by a community member
February 03, 2011
I hope people are aware there was a case of measles in long island. Lets hope the children of this school have there immunizations! especially the kids in the nursery school.So SI does not have that problem... I recently pulled my child out of this enviroment for lack of supervision,bad hygene and the lack of communication with parent's including there own staff.I dont recommend at all.They should teach what they preach.Very disappointed.

- submitted by a parent
November 16, 2010
I cant say enough. Where do I start? Well my child came from a public school with 33 kids in her class. The kids her age were using disgusting language, behavior to say the least. Once she started at NDCA it has been a 360 degree change. Her class has 14 kids. Her teacher is AMAZING. My daughter is learning so much and she loves school. She begs me to go back every Wednesday for Kids Club from 7:30-8:30... She cant get enough. Not only are the academics great, but they really care about these kids. The first time I went to discuss tuition,fees and so forth, Mrs. Cathy told me,"Please do not let money be the deal breaker, we will work with you" and in fact they did. This is a true blessing!!

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2009
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July 30, 2009
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June 18, 2009
My daughter just graduated from Kindergarten. She is reading at a 3rd grade level and had the most wonderful teachers! How many school's offer 1 Teacher & 1 Aide to a class of 10? Very hands on and the children absolutely love it! Every parent there absolutely raves about the school to anyone and everyone! Best school on the Island.

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2009
My son is doing great at NDCA! I am very impressed with their advanced curriculum. My son has been on the High Honor Roll since kindergarten. The Christian teachers teach the word of God with joy, and it's helping his little mind grow in the Lord. I am so thankful that the Lord led me to this school!

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2008
My daughter is a graduate of this school and I would definitely recommend it. She was accepted into a top high school and was well prepared. She continues to do excel. She has nothing but good to say about NDCA and I would agree. She received a great academic education as well as growing in a Christian enviroment.

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2008
My son is going into the 7th grade and has been at NDCA since pre school. The school is excellenthe has received an excellent education. The teachers and staff don't tolerate nonsense. This is a Christian School and they try to bring out the best in every student.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2008
i did not like this school. the curriculum is way too advanced. its not type of school that preps, but way too hard if your child is failing. as a parent i couldn't even understand the homeword! And i received a master's degree and i couldn't understand their work.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2008
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January 14, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2008
This school does NOT deliver what it promises. The administration is lazy and uncaring. There is also obvious favoritism for those who donate to the school. Education is clearly not the primary objective of this 'school'. Your child will be better off in any other school; at least they will learn.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2007
Very disappointed with this school. Limited curriculum and socialization. Found administration to be very rigid and unapproachable. Preference/Favoritism is given to those who also attend their parish and/or are large donors.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 13, 2007
My daughter graduated from this school two years ago. I too have nothing but praise. It is a small school with a caring environment. Principal is wonderful and knows each child as an individual. History is taught with a biblical standpoint and I love that they learn about the history of the bible as well as scripture. The only negative is that there is not much extra curricular activity but overall it was a wonderful education.

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2007
My daughter went to this school for 9yrs, (pre K- 8th gr) I must admit, I live with a lot of regret. I wish I had taken her out of that school. It was a complete waste of time and money. My daughter was not 'better prepared for High School' in fact she was behind. They truly did not provide the education that they claim to provide. I only blame myself for not realizing this sooner. I would like to warn other parents, to please look into this school before deciding to send your children there.

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2007
I have three children in this school. My oldest child came here from another school when he was going into the 2nd grade, he is now in the 7th grade. My middle child started from kindergarten and my youngest in pre-school. They are now in 5th and 3rd grade. I cannot stress enough how wonderful this school is. My middle child has ADHD and has been on the honor roll since she has been here. The teachers give their students the utmost ,love, care, and attention. The Principal and Administrator care about each and every student and are the most compassionate men I know -- Isn't that the point of a Christian education! As far as academics, my children are definately more advance than their friends who attend other schools. Unfortunately, you cannot please all of the people all of the time. I would definitely recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2007
Parents are always welcomed to get involved, the principals door is always opened to listen to any concerns.This school has great teachers that care about each student. It is a great Christian school, with Christian Values.

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2007
This school is probably the worst experience as far as schools go. There is no supervision. Nobody is watching what these kids are up to. The kids are very disrepectful towards the teachers and staff. It seemed to me like alot of kids here were troubled. Alot of bullying seems to go on, but no one ever sees it. Thank God I took my kid out of there. He is at a great school now and seems like a different kid.

- submitted by a parent
February 12, 2006
Kids do not come out ready for high school. Extremely overpriced and overrated school. No backbone authority. Alternative school for unruly kids!

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2005
I loved this school. Highly recommended. I came out of this school with a great education. They truly prepared me for high school.

- submitted by a former student
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New Dorp Christian Academy
259 Rose Ave, Staten Island, NY  10306
(718) 351-4442
Last modified New Dorp Christian Academy is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
New Dorp Christian Academy Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 32 reviews. Top