Students enrolled 688
School leader JC Kiernan
Type Religious

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200 Penn Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10306

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(718) 987-0200
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4 stars
Based on 34 ratings

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June 24, 2014
In regards to the review dated November 23, 2012, the religious affiliation of the family is NOT why they didn't receive a call. We have been in SCS for 9 years, as PROTESTANTS, & it has never been an issue. The old principal was not well during her last year in office & that could have had an impact on the situation.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2014
St Charles is going through rebuilding their education program. I have full confidence in the new principal bring St Charles back to excellence. Many children who leave SCS either to go to Public School or Highschool usually will find themselves academically behind. It is true that learning starts at Home with the parents. However with both parents working to survive there is little in their day to go deep in schooling their children. That is why the parents decide to pay for private school instead of free public school. Next year there will be an increase in the tuition. I say why? If you want more money then teach our children more. Plus release the school results in results of the standardize test per grade so parents can see if their investment in St Charles is good or bad. However unlike public schools SCS refuses to share these results to the public and only gives it to the individual student.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2014
Recently left the school after 6 years or so. New principle shows promise however many parents are uninvolved and children are nasty and belligerent. Many families left the school in 2010-11 and more recently myself and another family from our class 2 years earlier. To be fair, the school itself is fine and teachers are warm and caring. However more parental involvement is needed across the board as we experienced first hand unacceptable behavior from a child not even in our children's grade. The principle acted accordingly and handled it well. Our new school, I'm very happy to say, is like night and day. Hope this helps anyone considering.

- submitted by a parent
November 23, 2012
As a father of two girls who receive 4 out of 4 in all areas of behavior and minimum 3 out of 4 in school work, I found my experience with St. Charles to be less than expected. I met with the principal and spoke about entering my girls into their school. As a scholar at Columbia University, education and behavior are mandatory for my children. My wife is a School Psychologist and we were ready to sign our girls up to start at St. Charles with our son and younger daughter to follow. We never received the expected call from the principal for our girls' interview. The principal was inviting at first, but after learning that we were a protestant family, she become dismissive and rude. I was shocked by the change in attitude and not receiving a follow-up call reconfirmed my experience. I believe that they made the right choice because there is no way I would allow my children to be exposed to a learned culture of dislike or intolerance towards others.

- submitted by a community member
November 16, 2012
Excellent school. My two sons graduated from St. Charles in 2002 and 2003. The faculty provided an excellent foundation of learning, which continued on to H.S., College, and now their professional jobs.

- submitted by a community member
November 10, 2010
Great School! Great atmosphere!

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2010
I see how wonderfully rounded my niece is becoming while attending this school. She is excited to attend daily ( that's half the battle in education today)

- submitted by a teacher
no rating November 02, 2010
I love St. Charles because the teachers are great and both my daughters are getting an excellent education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 02, 2010
The teachers and principal contribute to a very conducive atmosphere.

- submitted by a community member
October 25, 2010
The classes are amoung the smallest on staten Island. The children stay with the same class since K to 8 so the feel like a family.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 24, 2010
Met a lot of nice people and my children love it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 24, 2010
Kids are getting a good education and a good religious foundation.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 24, 2010
The teachers are very caring and teach the kids a lot. They really take the time to shape our next generations - Thanks for all they do

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2010
Why do you love St. Charles School? This nothing not to love about I!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2010
" My niece learns a lot from St. Charles"

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 22, 2010
I attended Saint Charles and now my children do too! Saint Charles is a great school!

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2010
It is a very warm, caring, atmosphere with good,caring teachers a great principal, and a great staff!

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2010
This school has been part of my family for over 30 years. Not only did I attend this school from 1st - 8th grade, but now my children are attending!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2010
great academic curriculum and teaches moral and spiritual values

- submitted by a community member
October 20, 2010
St. Charles is giving my Grandson a wonderful education, he is learning so much and loves his teacher.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 20, 2010
teaches the kids with love & care...

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2010
St. Charles is helping me give my son a good foundation religiously and academically.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2010
Because they provide an excellent education for children in a safe, friendly and loving environment.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 19, 2010
St. Charles is a close knit family of parents, students and faculty

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2010
Great atmosphere and school spirit

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 19, 2010
wonderful family atmosphere

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2010
ST CHARLES HAS GREAT TEACHERS.

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2010
st charles is a great school and the teachers really care about the kids learning ..i think its wonderful

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2010
Friendly, dedicated teachers & staff.

- submitted by a community member
October 19, 2010
I love this school because my daughters love this school. There is such a sense of community. My girls have learned so much more not only academically but spiritually since they have transferred from public school. The teachers and principal are wonderful. We couldn't be happier.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2010
Because my grandaughter loves it so much and she has learned so much in such a short time.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 18, 2010
A great education with fine teachers and a Parents Association with the wonderful enthsiasm I haven't seen in 35 years!

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 18, 2010
not just a school...St. Charles is a community. The teachers, the faculty and the parents work together to make the best possible atmosphere for learning. They know every student and every parent and they are supportive and nurturing not only of the children but of entire families

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 18, 2010
The wonderful teachers!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 18, 2010
St. Charles has a warm family atmosphere.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 21, 2010
Staff members and parents who care about the kids and their academic achievements -- that's what a great school does, and St. Charles embodies that spirit.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2010
My grandchild attends the school and I see how much he has learned in school. The teachers are devoted to the students and they take time (there own time) to attend to each child's needs.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating August 06, 2009
I am a parent of an entering 5th grader and a Pre-K student. I am very pleased with the education my child has been receiving. The best teacher so far has been Mrs Devlin, she made learning fun ! My child does get a lot of tests, but I guess it only helped him maintain straight A's and receive 1st honors throughout the school year, and for the record, my child was only absent 1 time from St Charles and that was in kindergarten, they must be doing something right!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 28, 2008
I went to this school and then moved but before that was torture. Teachers would not help you if you got bullied...they just tell your parents that its under control and not happening anymore. Bad experience.

- submitted by a student
August 30, 2008
I am so pleased that my children attend this school--wonderful principal and teachers! Improvements are visible and often--a new Science Lab, Smartboards, new textbooks! It has a warm, caring environment and my children can't wait to go back for the new year!

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2008
i love it my child loves it she is in pre-k 4 and can read and add very advanced if you ask me. teachers are great. tuttion is reasonable. i never seen a kid so excited to go to school. i have to think that they are doing something right at that school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2008
I am new to St. Charles School and so far it has been a wonderful experience. The teachers are wonderful and my children are getting way more than they did in the public school system where tehy just push the reading adn teh math

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2008
I do not give it a great rating my child deals with bullies and other disruptions as well in his class setting!!! It can improve on a better social situation.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2007
So far so good, my son is in PreK 3 and he loves his teacher, and he comes out of school happy. And tells me about what he did in class. This the beginning for me at this school, I will update as I go along.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2007
I am graduating SCS this summer and I must comment on how appalling the entire system is! it is shocking that I made graduation without giving up! I personally found the teaching the worst of all! With the exception of about four teachers, the rest do not seem as determined,focused, and/or dedicated on teaching and reaching out to the students to improve their knowledge. I also find the new principal quite irritating! I thought she would improve the school, not destroy its former reputation of being 'the #1 school on SI'.Parents of future SCS students/graduates, I wish you luck!

- submitted by a student
January 17, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2006
We couldn't be happier. Great school with wonderful, caring teachers. Very academically challenging.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2006
Good teachers for the most part. However, much work to be done at home. School bags are way, way too heavy for the students. All the textbooks should not be coming home every night. This is a major problem.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 12, 2006
This is an excellent scchool with excellent teachers that give their all which is alot. My child went on to great things after graduating and my youngest child is doing well there also.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2006
For the most part, caring teachers and wonderful leadership with Ms. Bushman. Lots of parental involvement and extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2005
New Principal will hopefully modernize the academics more. Offering a language would be nice. Children are in PreK and Kindergarten and happy so far.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2005
Large class size, teachers are older, intimidating to k kids

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2005
Academics are mediocre. The science art and music programs are few and far between. Parents are encouraged to be involved

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2005
This school is horrible. My child said that the teachers did not even try to help him understand what they were learning.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2005
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St Charles School
200 Penn Avenue, Staten Island, NY  10306
(718) 987-0200
Last modified St Charles School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
St Charles School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 59 reviews. Top