There are some positives about Kellenberg but academics are not one of them. They are very strict which is not a bad thing. The children are expected to follow a set of rules and if they don't they have to suffer the consequences. My problem is their academics. Some of the teachers are good but many do not talk nicely to the students or parents for that matter and this practice is condoned all the way up through the administration. This school does not have an atmosphere of academic excellence. Many of the teachers could care less if their students even understood the material and just robotically grade the scantron tests. If you want a school with great academics and teachers that really care about motivating your child and helping them reach their fullest potential and that will become future mentors for your child look elsewhere. Save your money.
Looking at the other reviews, many people have trouble with tuition, strict teachers, religion, and college/honors. For tuition, Kellenberg is now one of the lowest tuition catholic running schools on Long Island! As for Religion, I understand why many people would be upset that their child hasn't been accepted, this year Kellenberg only accepted those who were baptized Catholics. You have to understand. Kellenberg wants all students to understand strong catholic beliefs. Yes I know it is unfair, but Kellenberg is a really great CATHOLIC school. And for those complaining on how they are "not very religious" that's what you sign up for! Kellenberg is very proud of their Religion. If you don't like Religion go somewhere else like Holy Trinity, I sure know that they aren't very catholic for a CATHOLIC school. Now for the problem of "strict teachers" for your information, not all of the teachers are "strict" yes there are some teachers that are strict but they at strict because they want you to do your very best. As for honors/college, Many people who graduate from Kellenberg receive a scholarship to many colleges. Kellenberg is truly a great CATHOLIC school on Long Island
I'm very disappointed, my son took the entrance exam and put Kellenberg down as his first choice. After not getting accepted I made a phone call and was told that they do not accept children with IEP's or 504's. My son only needed extended time for math testing and preferential seating! I feel my time was wasted looking at the school as well as eliminating another choice when asked to pick 3. Each school should make parents aware of this before looking at the school and taking the test. FYI I believe Chaminade has the same policy. So much for equal opportunities for children with disabilities. Just to let you know, St John the Baptist, St Anthony's and St Dominic will accept children with accomodations.
My son graduated class of 2013.it w a s the best four years as a parent and student. M y son was involved with many clubs and has been involved with a group of friends which as of today they still hang with each other. Kellenberg is truly a school that never sleeps. To this day my son goes up and visit. Kellenberg has gotten my son ready for college. I as parent miss the school very much.
It's only my 2nd day here but I'm already loving it, the girls are NOT snotty or limited to one group at all, everyones so family like and willing to become friends with you. I think what really made me like this school more is the fact i DIDN'T make the cheerleading team. I opened my eyes to all of the cool clubs that almost everyone can get a club they like. I made some really good friends already and i'm looking forward to making more. But on a side note, some of the teachers are EXTREMELY strict when it comes to some classroom rules. A girl was late on the first day, and when asked why she just explained that she got lost and the teacher said that it wasn't an excuse. It was the 1ST DAY!! You just have to know your teachers rules and remember every teacher is different with how they handle things. Goodluck and you'll love it here!
Kellenberg is the best school on Long Island! They have the best education!I love it I can't wait until School Starts!!!!The teachers are super nice and the kids are really nice and friendly!!This school is worth everything they have every club and activity!This school is excellent!