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St Charles School

Private | PK-8 | 688 students


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Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted 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.
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Posted 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

Posted May 2, 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

Posted May 22, 2006

We couldn't be happier. Great school with wonderful, caring teachers. Very academically challenging.
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Posted 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.
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Posted 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.
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Posted February 4, 2006

For the most part, caring teachers and wonderful leadership with Ms. Bushman. Lots of parental involvement and extracurricular activities.
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Posted November 1, 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

Posted September 18, 2005

Large class size, teachers are older, intimidating to k kids
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Posted September 15, 2005

Academics are mediocre. The science art and music programs are few and far between. Parents are encouraged to be involved
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Posted September 2, 2005

This school is horrible. My child said that the teachers did not even try to help him understand what they were learning.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 95% 52%
Asian 2% N/A
Hispanic 2% 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%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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  • JC Kiernan
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  • Roman catholic
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  • Archdiocese of New York
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