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!
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.
My child has had a wonderful experience at this school. It is very family oriented and the teachers take time to know their students. In addition the school always has the highest ELA scores on standard tests of any other private school on the Island year after year. Send your kids there, they will learn!
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
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.
The principal, teachers and staff are all very dediated, and truly care about the children. It also feels like one big family!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
This school is awsome! the teachers are very friendly and staff is great!
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.
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.
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