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Blessed Sacrament School

Private | PK-6 | 278 students


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Posted August 3, 2013

We loved many aspects of this school. Our child went through the Tiny Eagles program for 3 year olds and we loved that program. The teachers were very invested in the kids and our child learned a lot during the school year. We were surprised to learn that Pre-K enrollment is kept open indefinitely or until they fill the 34 spots. The principal and other teachers seem oblivious to the notion that this could be a detriment to each child's learning experience. State funded Pre-K classes have a maximum class size of 20. While I understand that BSS is a private institution and can in many ways make its own rules, typically private schools strive to give children "better" experiences than what they would receive in public school. An easy solution would be to break up the class into two sections but the administration is opposed to doing this. I am writing this review so that perhaps others can be aware of this school's policy before they enroll their child in the 3 year old program only to be surprised (as I was) when they hear about the class size. The kindergarten and up grades have fewer than 20 children in each class because they open two sections for each grade.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 25, 2012

If you are looking for a school in the city of Syracuse that offers an education that far exceeds public school, the BSS is the answer. Faculty and staff at Blessed Sacrament are top notch! Mrs. Polcaro is the kind of principal that all children and parents deserve. She works hard for the children so that they get the best education possible. She uses her resources in creative ways to provide programs for children that would otherwise be unavailable in public school. She treats each child and their family as her own family. This is true for all faculty and staff at BSS. When I made the choice to go private, I was amazed at how much more BSS had to offer to my child and my family. If you want the private school experience at a reasonable cost, BSS is a great answer.
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Posted July 18, 2012

Blessed Sacrament School is fantastic. My kids LOVE the school and the teachers. They go above and beyond to make sure that my children are succeeding in their academic studies. Mrs. Polcaro is the glue tat holds it all together and keeps the school moving in the right direction. Updating the technology and learning programs to make sure that my children get the best education they can. I would recommend this school to any parent that wants their child to have a learning environment that allows their child to grow in the presence of God and excell to their highest potential with a staff that will nuture them every step of th way.
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Posted January 15, 2010

I am thankful for the education that my son receives at Blessed Sacrement!
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Posted March 24, 2009

We made a good choice when opting to send our son the Blessed Sacrament School. The area public schools leave much to be desired. The principal Mrs. Polcaro is the best. She is receptive to the childrens needs and goes above and beyond to comfort parents when an issue arises ( as they may with kindergarteners.) Ms. Baird (K) is a fantastic teacher and her TA Ms. Kupla is very kind and helpful. My son has truly benefited from becoming a student at this wonderful school.- Rachel, Proud parent of a BSS student!
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Posted March 11, 2008

This is an excellent Catholic school with an outstanding prinicpal, dedicated teachers and caring parents. My two children thrive in this environment and I would encourage any and all parents to come and visit. Once you do, you will be certain to register!
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Posted January 16, 2006

This is an excellent school that is dedicated to children!
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Posted January 3, 2006

Blessed Sacrament is one of the best schools in this area. The teachers are caring and dedicated and the principal is the best! My children are receiving an excellent education here!
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Posted November 3, 2005

This school offers a variety of academic programs also a variety of dance, music, art, sports and after school activities including karate. The PTA is very active and many parents participate in everyday events.
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Posted October 6, 2004

My son is doing so well at Blessed Sacrament! Most of the teachers are kind, knowledgeable, accessable and caring! I don't think I've ever met a more exciting and caring principle as Mrs. Polcaro. Their test scores are some much better than Syracuse City Schools and these Charter schools that were suppose to save our public school kids. Catholic or not, private school is the way to go & Blessed Sacrament is an outstanding school!
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Posted February 23, 2004

This is a good school my children do enjoy it there is always room for improvement with anything but over all it has been a good and positive thing for our family.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 83% 52%
Black 8% 21%
Two or more races 4% N/A
Asian 3% N/A
Hispanic 2% 21%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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  • Andrea E. Polcaro
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  • Roman catholic
  • NCEA


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  • Diocese of Syracuse
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3129 James Street
Syracuse, NY 13206
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