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K-8
Private
Staten Island, NY
Students enrolled: 627
 

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151 Lindenwood Road
Staten Island, NY 10308

(718) 984-7091
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April 22, 2015
One of the best decisions for my childrens' education I made was leaving St. Clare for another catholic school. After sometime I can say that St. Clare breeds a dysfunctional environment that can promote unfair favoritism based on nothing real. The children with the highest average are not the smartest, the children picked for the best parts are not the most talented, and the children praised for there accomplishments are not the most accomplished. Neither are they generators of new ideas. In leaving sometimes the grass is not aways greener elsewhere but sometimes it is .This catholic school administration does not have the same backbone in handling aggressive parents as the one I attend now . I say this in hopes the school wakes up from it's sleep.

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2015
St clare is a great school with a focus on academics. The principle and assistant principles are all warm, and kind, as are the teachers. This is a place you know your child is safe. My younger son is a special needs child who needs a seit. That said, i would not recommend sending your special needs preschooler here. The classes are too large and extremely vigorous. They don't do much learning through play. My son was very stressed, and didn't like school. We decided to switch him mid year, and he loves his new school. He is happy and the environment is less formal than st clare. So if you have a child who can sit and begin serious lessons at age 3, then this is the place for them. If your child needs a more flexible environment, this is not the place for them. Also the reason i give 4 stars and not 5, is because for my first grader who is very smart, the classes are too large. He likes to share and be integral in the class, and with 34 kids in his class. ... he is just one of many. I agree with the smarter kids are a little bored, the weaker students struggle. There are too many kids for then tailor the program for your child.

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2015
St. Clare's School has a dedicated principal and a lovely vice principal. Religion is given a high priority as the children attend Mass regularly. The school has a great ans diverse after school programs for both girls and boys. The Robotics program is outstanding. They also have a strong sports program that includes track, basketball and swimming. With all this said, the school also has it's downfalls. The student teacher ratio can go up to 43 students per teacher despite promises of a cap at 40. Needless to say, the above average student isn't challenged, the average student are forced to get outside help from tutors, and the students who struggle are lost. For the most part, St Clare's has exemplary teachers but it does have its exceptions. Upper grade subjects such as Math and Language leave much to be desired. The most notable downfall and the reason I gave the school only two stars is the obscene display of favoritism. Year after year From K- 8th the same students are selected for parts in plays, readings, ceremonies etc... This ostracism of children who are less than "golden" is damaging, wrong and doesn't belong in a catholic school.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2014
With regret I can only give one star , I say regret because my family and I go back 30 + years w/ the school and church and now it was my child's turn to learn and grow there. The school would not know this or bother to find out because The faculty of my child's class was only concerned with a few children. I blame their need to satisfy a few over bearing parents making no room or time for the rest of the class. School is not a competition or a popularity contest , it should not play favorites, It should look at itself the through the eyes of all the children , not just the aggressive ego seeking dominator parent who hang around the school what feels like 24/7, if it wants to promote spiritual growth. The school is starting to show signs of being over run by a collection of agressive self serving parents , which the facility of the lower grades seems to have no answer to this mindset other than giving into their demands .Needless to say it was not a good experience and my children no longer attend.

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2014
St. Clare preschool Staten Island. Not what it use to be, a lot of changes, not for the better. My child had a very inexperienced teacher, bottom line my child suffered the entire school year because of this teacher. The teacher had her favorites as well as her assistant my child picked up on this, not being one of the teachers favorites and it was a terrible experience for my child and for me as well. They made my child feel unwanted, my child cried didn't want to go back. The educational director told me one thing and did another . You pay a lot of money for this school only to have headaches, shouldn't be, the teachers should be able to do their jobs and handle the kids without having to get the parents involved over every little petty thing. I can go on and on, overall not happy. I'm sorry my child had such a bad experience there, I should have switched schools from the start.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2013
Nothing like it used to be. Change is okay but lying and sneaking around to take peoples money is a shame especially for a catholic instituition. They kept all the parents in the dark. It is no longer loving caring And warm it is cold and full of amateurs who have minimal experience. So disappointed and upset . I feel taken. They manipulated me and made me to look a fool. You are better off at upk

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2013
This is the worst school ever.. The first yr my daughter attended the preschool I loved it. The second yr all changes were made for the worst not better. I paid my tuition and had to pull my child out the first wk of school for a sick parent and when I returned they gave her spot away and asked us to leave the building. My daughter was crushed only knowing this school I had to now explain to her what happened. This use to be a loving school who cared for your children in the first yrs of there school life. But now they got to rich and uppy and don't care about your feeing anymore or the children just the money... The program also changed a lot of moms are not happy and will not be returning..

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2013
This school is wonderful. The teachers & staff are dedicated. My children & I love St. Clare school.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2013
an awesome institution for your child to receive a Catholic based elementary school education. The principal is fantastic. She is so hands-on. She knows the students and parent(s) personally by name. Very warm and approachable. The teachers are a perfect blend of "new and old school". Very experienced and nurturing, they are there to provide your child with superior learning. The parents are involved in so many aspects of the school. Fund raising, sports, attendance for all plays, concerts etc.; they are truly an integral part of the St. Clare community. The parish as a whole is strong and tightly knit. Your child can make lifelong friends who have common values and interests. My son is in the 7th grade and has been in St. Clare's since preschool and I have not one single regret. He is a better person for being a St. Clare's student. I am not going to lie... the curriculum is vigorous. It has also been referred to as "intense" by some. There is homework every night, tests daily, and projects throughout the year. To some, it may seem excessive, but this school truly prepares the student for High School. Their chances of being overwhelmed as freshman are slim.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2010
Because when all the preeschools discriminated my child because she has juvenile diabetes St. Clares opened their arms to us and to our child and made her feel special and loved They teach our children love for another how to be a good humans and good citizens They teach them our history and our culture but mostly they teach our children love and compation for human beings I will recomend St. Clares to any parent our Favorites are Miss Diana, Miss Karen, Miss Pat, Miss Daniele and our devoted and dedicated principal Miss Julie

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2010
This school has very high Catholic values, great teachers and large school spirit.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 03, 2010
excellent staff who cares about the children

- submitted by a community member
October 03, 2010
They have the most compassionate and caring teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 02, 2010
I feel my children get a great education, learn about God daily, and are in a safe and loving environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 02, 2010
I love it for the great value of Catholic education it helps provides our children with!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 28, 2010
St. Clare School is dedicated to my child's education. There is also a strong sense of community. I love St. Clare School.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2010
Former St Clare Parent and PS 37 nurse...happy to 'pay it forward' Good Luck SCS !!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 27, 2010
The teachers and the Parents assoc. genuinely have our children's best interest in mind when making decisions.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2010
I love St Clare because of the values they instill in our children. As a private school our resources are limited but the principals and staff are continuously enhancing all of the educational and extracurricular programs. We have dedicated teachers that really care about the children and continue to learn and grow as educators. Lastly, but certainly not least, St Clare is more than a place we send our children to school. It is a community, an extended family that my husband, children and I have been a part of for many, many years and will continue to be a part of long after graduation! .

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 15, 2010
Great teachers, great students, cutting edge technology and wonderful programs during and after school

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2010
From the pricincipal to the teachers and aides, it really is a caring environment and a great school. St. Clare's really is a family.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 14, 2009
Not too happy with school. Math program in upper grade is awful. My child was not doing well. In Highschool now & is in honors. If it was not for junior high school I would take my other child out.

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June 12, 2009
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September 30, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating June 24, 2008
Honestly, the school is OK. The downside(s) are: large classes, teachers who have taught way too long do not have the patience to deal with the overload of children in the classroom, mothers in the schoolyard at pickup who do nothing but gossip and complain..... very clique'ish'. Mothers carrying on because their children and their friends were 'split up' when they got promoted from year to year. Ladies, get a grip and a life. Let your kids move on. Its not about you, its about them... moving on. Little Johnny will not always have little Jimmy by his/her side throughout life. Let them grow up. You should try to set the example for them and grow up yourselves. The sports program is also very political. If you are not in the clique, you are not on the field or the court.

- submitted by a community member
May 09, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2008
I am very happy wih the teachers and leadership of St. Clare School. I think that the parents need to step up and make this school outstanding. Stop complaining and put your words into action.

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 12, 2007
St. Clare offers exceptional academic studies in most areas. Most teachers my child has experienced are genuine in their intent on teaching religion instruction. St. Clare provides a great foundation to support and guide the children morally & academically for a successful future. Extracurricula activites are sufficient, the principal is experienced & available, staff is sincere & helpful. I do agree, however, the schoolyard cliques and gossip stinks. Lots of poor role model parents fighting with others over birthday invitations and playdates. Social is important, yes, but morals and academics come first. After all, this is Catholic school,ladies.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2007
I am so very happy that I chose St. Clare for my children. I am very satisfied with the school and the results that I have seen.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 07, 2007
I love st clare. Its the greatest school programs are great and cheerleading is the best.St clare should always be 1#!

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May 31, 2007
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January 24, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2006
I am very happy with this school and the values that my child is learning. I also think the academic aspect is wonderful. The principal does a great job. Some of the parents need to get a grip and worry about what is important and stop gossiping in the schoolyard!

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St Clare School
151 Lindenwood Road, Staten Island, NY  10308
(718) 984-7091
Last modified St Clare School is a Private school that serves grades K-8
St Clare School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top