Students enrolled 122
School leader Fay Taranto
Transportation options Yes

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15 Tanglewood Drive
Staten Island, NY 10308

(718) 967-2424
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3 stars
Based on 13 ratings

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August 12, 2013
I absolutely love this school. My daughter attended this school for two years and it's sad that we have to find a different school for Kindergarten. The teachers are so wonderful, caring and attentive. I adore Ms Kathy. She is the best nurse ever. My daughter is already independently reading. That really tailor lessons to each child. I can hardly believe that there are any bad reviews about this place. I didn't know anyone when I enrolled my daughter and everyone was so wonderful and kind.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2012
I am extremely happy that my daughter has finished out her year at this school and will not be returning. I give the school the 2 stars because we were lucky enough to have one of the best teachers they staff. Scholastically, my daughter excelled. The school is run and staffed by at least 90% family members, which means when incidences do occur, they are definitely not handled appropriately. Since it is a UPK funded school, they say they are not allowed to ask for supplies, but do welcome any donations. Although, they do their own collections for Christmas gifts, and end of the year gifts for themselves with no presentation of gifts in front of the children.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2011
This school is outstanding. My children both attend the school and have made incredible strides both academically and socially. I feel that they have grown to be incredible young ladies and will be entering kindergarten prepared in every way. Additionally, I am NOT a relative and have no connection whatsoever to anyone who works there. I highly recommend the school.

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2011
omg! they are the worst! everyone is in house. if a parent likes the school it's because they are family. i found out that certain parents that are family to this school were asked to write good reviews.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2011
love love love love this school. My daughter has been in this school for two years now and my son is being enrolled for the 3yr old program in the fall. Loving...attentive...caring teachers in every classroom. Every teacher knows my child and is welcoming every morning with big smiles and plenty of compliments. Warm and welcoming!!!!!! Teachers in every level were happy to address any concerns or questions of mine. It was the best experience for me as a first child in school and for my child to adjust to school. They taught my child structure and respect with patience and kindness my child DOES NOT fear her teachers...but respects them...which is the best lesson my child could be taught.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2010
My grandson is 5 years old and has been attending the Tanglewood school since he was 3. He will be going into kindergarten this fall. The teachers and assistants are dedicated professionals who met his needs-he is speech delayed. His speech therapist, Miss Debi, is outstanding. My only regret is that this coming school year will be his last year in Tanglewood.

- submitted by a community member
May 25, 2010
My son has been attending this school for the past year. His teachers have zero warmth and compassion, it might be nice if they would smile. Every time we turn around they want money for one thing or another, someone's selling tupperware and on and on it goes. It's difficult to say what he has learned from the school because he was ahead of the gane when he started. Cupcakes aren't allowed on Birthdays NOT because they are unhealthy but because they are "too messy"

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 11, 2010
I love Tanglewood it is a wonderful school. My daughter has been there for 2 years and it is like a big family. Miss Nikki is a wonderful teacher , she gives so much of herself to those children that they come out of that class not only reading but with so much more .I am so glad my daughter had her for a teacher,because this will get her ready for 1st grade.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2010
My daughter left Tanglewood reading at a 1st grade level, now in kindergarden my daughter is reading at a 2nd grade level. Thanks to Miss Nikki!

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no rating September 20, 2007
Not a quality preschool, more of a daycare. Its for the parent who just wants their child in a safe environment close to home. Maybe the kindergarden is diiferent, but I couldn't bare to wait that long. There was not one morning my daughter didn't ask to stay home. The only positive I saw was the speech teacher and Nurse.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2006
Very academic. Your child, if mature enough, will learn a lot. Fantastic art program. I question the qualifications and attitude of some of the assistant teachers. There are a couple of field trips each year, but I think they could do more. I would like to see a weekly physical education class for the children. A music class would be a nice addition to the program as well. Parents tend to be very 'cliquey'.

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2006
Wonderful Montessori learning for pre-school through Kindergarden. Extremely clean and pleasant teachers. In house nurse as well.

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The Tanglewood School
15 Tanglewood Drive, Staten Island, NY  10308
(718) 967-2424
Last modified The Tanglewood School is a Private school that serves grades PK-K
The Tanglewood School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top