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St Clare School

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Posted 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


Posted October 5, 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


Posted August 11, 2013

This school is wonderful. The teachers & staff are dedicated. My children & I love St. Clare school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted October 3, 2010

This school has very high Catholic values, great teachers and large school spirit.


Posted October 3, 2010

excellent staff who cares about the children


Posted October 3, 2010

They have the most compassionate and caring teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 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


Posted October 2, 2010

I love it for the great value of Catholic education it helps provides our children with!
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Posted 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


Posted September 28, 2010

Former St Clare Parent and PS 37 nurse...happy to 'pay it forward' Good Luck SCS !!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2010

The teachers and the Parents assoc. genuinely have our children's best interest in mind when making decisions.
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Posted 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


Posted May 15, 2010

Great teachers, great students, cutting edge technology and wonderful programs during and after school
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Posted 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.


Posted 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


Posted 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


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 99% 52%
Asian 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
Hispanic 0% 21%
Two or more races 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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  • Jo N. Rossicone
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151 Lindenwood Road
Staten Island, NY 10308
Phone: (718) 984-7091

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