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Staten Island, NY
Students enrolled: 221

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301 North Burgher Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10310

(718) 442-0347
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August 08, 2014
I think when you attend private school your mostly paying for security and thats wherever you go. I dont think her child has a learning disorder. While my child attended Sacred Heart she was not taught to read or write until the 1st grade. pre k3 and pre k4 are not taught to read but from experience once they hit first grade they do catch up. What I dont like about the school is that they give vouchers to low income families. These families pay less than half of the tuition , while others like myself pay the full price.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2014
Any kid in school from that length of time and cannot read and write obviously has a learning disorder!

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2014
This school is a complete rip-off. The only thing you get for approx. $500.00 a month is a sense of security. My child was in this school from prek-3 pre-k 4 full 5 days 6 hours a day & kindergarten through 1st grade and barely knows how to read and write. And forget about the Math. Absolutley no teaching at all have I experienced!! However if you are willing to teach your own child everything and then send them to Sacred Heart to be baby sat then this is the school for you. A horrible disgrace!!!!

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2014
The school is a very underrated school in my opinion. They consistently produce the highest ELA scores of any Catholic School on the island. The teachers are tough and much is expected and they do not cater to the parents. This school has gotten a bad rap because too many over possessive stay at home Moms cannot take any criticism of their "angel".

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2014
If you are looking for a Catholic School on the north shore consider Sacred Heart. The children are well behaved and the building is spacious, unlike other Catholic Schools where the kids are packed liked sardines. It's true that the teachers are a bit cold and the principal is remote but these aren't necessarily bad things since they're strict with the kids and have high expectations for behavior. My only complaint is there's too much testing, especially for the younger children this is unnecessary pressure.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2013
I'm sorry to say but this school is going down hill. The principal is not very attentive and if there is a problem within the students she does not handle it the way it should, she doesn't even call the parents to let them know what went on in school, she also puts the blame on parents if the student is not doing well meanwhile she does not call a parent to notify them if their child is not doing well, there's no communication. I am not the only parent who have dealt with this there are many and many are leaving because of her, it's a shame. Most of the Teachers are cold and only favorite the "smart ones" and make the rest of the students who are struggling feel left out. It's suppose to be a compassion school, it's far from it. I must say however, the Pastor is an extraordinary guy, I truly wish he was principal if that was the case my children would still be there. As far as the parents if they don't know you they stare at you like an outsider, they judge you. If your not in their click then your not part of them. Save your money and do not send your child to this school, if you want to save them from emotional scares do not send them there!

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2013
It's so sad people deserve to know our scores this year esp we went city wide. Yes the arch feels its in bad taste to compare catholic schools so they will not tell u the orbs scores compared to other schools. But this year we went beyond our island wide accomplishments of the past four years and now we are city wide. I know another school has been touting they r number one ranked and they were seven years ago just ask them when was the last time. As for our ranking its great and u need this info to make the rite call. I have to add sacred heart is just a great place to be apart of and that's what happens it becomes ur community. I wanted to go public wife made call and I'm so glad she did. Come talk to the parents we r in the lot after school anyone will help u make the call.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2010
The Pre-K program is excellent. Miss Joanne, Miss Diana and Miss Carole are AMAZING!!! The kids love them and they learn so much. The projects and crafts the kids make are wonderful memories us parents can keep for a lifetime. The only downside is that the principal does not focus on the early childhood center all the money goes into the big school. The early childhood pays double the tutiton that the older grades. That should not refeclt on the Pre-K teachers they are truly the best

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2010
The other reviews are correct regarding the lower grades at SHS but grades 3, 4, 5 and 6 have 4 teachers who teach the core subjects and 3 teachers who teach gym, music and art. The principal has one parent meeting at the beginning of the school year and none for the rest of the year. There is no PTA. The music teachers contract was not renewed for next year and he will be replaced with someone who will come in one day a week and run a "glee club". Morale in the staff is extremely low. Tuition bills are being sent out at the end of the school year for the first six months only which would indicate that tuition is going up in January due to falling enrollment and current students leaving.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 15, 2010
The principal, teachers and staff are all very dediated, and truly care about the children. It also feels like one big family!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
The family environment is very important to me. It is a wondereful place for children to grow academically, socially and spiritually. Children are challenged academically by nuturing teachers. Must send a special shout-out to the FABULOUS Pre-K teaching staff!! Overall the school is a great place for the kids to develop into intelligent and socially responsible young adults. Also a great sports program!

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2010
The teachers are committed to incorporating religion as well as academics into the lessons. It really gives my daughter a sense of values. And the sports program is wonderful!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 08, 2010
Sacred Heart is a family in the truest sense of the word.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 08, 2010
The teachers at Sacred Heart School are committed to providing the best education to their students. The school has a nurturing and caring environment that emphasizes Catholic values and importance of community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 08, 2010
My son was well prepared for the challenges of High School. Sacred Heart is truely a family school. Everyone is involved to help the children.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2010
Sacred Heart is the best school on staten island... Vote to help make it an even better place for the children.. I wouldnt want to be anywhere else.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 07, 2010
I has a wonderful administration, faculty and staff who are superb educators and care deeply for the welfare of the children. The parents are also dedicated and volunteer to assist the staff and help the children.

- submitted by a teacher
May 05, 2010
My child in in the Pre-K the teachers Miss Joanne, Miss Diana and Miss Carole are excellent!!! He has learned so much in this school year and loves going. He will have a great foundation when he goes into kindergarden.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 25, 2010
I would think twice of recommending this school. They are understaffed with qualified teachers and a poor curriculum. They provide a poor foundation for later in life.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2010
My only experience has been with the pre-k and k. I can not say enough great things about these teachers. They are caring, patient and kind. The classroom enviornment always seems conducive to both learning and fun. My children have learned well and are always excited to go. The teachers really take alot of time to do special and creative things with the children. I am happy at this young age that they are in a classroom where I am confident that they are so well taught and lovingly looked after. The parents at the school are very involved in making the school a great place for the kids to be ie: sports, holiday fairs, book fairs, parties etc. The parents I have met with older kids seem very happy. I can see that there is a great emphasis on sports, I hope as much is place on academics.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2009
This is my daughter's first year in SHS. She comes home very excited about the next day of school. She is so motivated beacuse of the teachers. Her teacher is Ms. Ctalano at the present time and she absolutely loves her! She is very kind and loving!

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2008
This school is awsome! the teachers are very friendly and staff is great!

- submitted by a student
April 19, 2007
Ms Reimer, the principle has done a wonderful job in getting the school back on track. However, because of the financial situation the music and art programs are lacking. Also, there is too much of a focus on sports and not enough on academics. The class sizes are too large. The upper grades have even more students per class.

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2005
The school has attracted the same people, families, for its entire existance. It has lost structure however; and become somewhat needy in administrative continuity. The most recent addition to the school is the pastor. He is a strong and positive force who has managed to instill a warm and friendly sense of community and unity for the parishoners, parents and children. His efforts to improve the church, as well as the school, are 'in the works.' The programs at Sacred Heart are very good, however, I would like to see more focus on Science and organized gym activities. It also would be advantageous to encourage more parent involvemnt. The school is lacking in communication with its parents. Without the parents support, the school will suffer greatly. Recruiting more parent volunteers and helpers would save money in the long run.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2004
This very old, traditional Catholic school is a great center of education. Basic educational courses, as well as many extra subjects, are more than adequate, as a result of our Current principal, many excellent teachers and proactive parents. Many of our students receive full and/or partial scholarships to attend top rated Catholic High Schools. I have been associated with this school through my children for over 17 years. Current leadership at the top is the best it has ever been and the students benefit from this. Our principal, teachers and parents constantly work together to make this school a better place for the children. After all, thats what it is all about, the children. This parish school is very solid thanks to the leadership of our current principal and Current pastor.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2004
This very old, traditional Catholic school still has tremendous potential. However, a leadership deficiency exists at the top at this time and the entire student/parent constituency suffers. Basic education is more than adequate, benefitting from proactive parents and some excellent teachers. This parish school is still very solid, but yearns for a strong, innovative presence to run the show.

- submitted by a parent
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Sacred Heart School
301 North Burgher Avenue, Staten Island, NY  10310
(718) 442-0347
Last modified Sacred Heart School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Sacred Heart School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top