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Kellenberg Memorial High School1
Posted January 21, 2015
- a parent
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!
As parents, we feel the school admisinstration does a poor job as advocates for their students.Our son worked extremely hard 4 years in their honors program and is a member of the National Honor Society.2 days before graduation, he was denied the right to display his hard work to peers and family and was almost denied the right to walk at graduation because of a medical emergency that prohibited from attending his Sr sendoff.We had spoken to the administration about the situation and my son went to the school the following morning to explain what had happened.He was advised to write a letter of apology for not getting on the bus to attend the Sr sendoff. Saturday morning we were told he was permitted to walk but they would not allow him to wear the Gold National Honor Society sash.We asked to speak to the school principal and were directed to contact the schools attorney.At the Graduation ceremony, they did not announce that he was a member of their honors program or that he was a member of the National Honor Society.This is our 3rd child that has attended the school but will be our last.This school has let us down. I'm pretty sure that this in not what JESUS would do.
As a parent, I wanted to send my child to a school where they will be cared for and prepared for college. After much research, I saw that many Catholic schools are all preaching the same thing: "best 4 years of my life", "one big family here". All of that is great, but the statistics are more important. After talking to there admistration, I found out that Kellenberg's SAT scores are quite higher than the state average. With over 1/3 of the school scoring 400+ points higher than the NY average, I was immensely impressed. I also was told that the other two thirds of the school score around 200+ points higher.These statistics prove that Kellenberg is truly an exceptional school. I also was impressed with the amount of schlarships given, another great quality of KMHS. The school promotes discipline and working hard which I like. After making the decision on sending my son to Kellenberg, I have been truly impressed with the academics. They are VERY challenging, and quite harder than my daughters public school work and my son's work in Trinity.(he wasn't accepted into KMHS).After all, I have been very impressed with the school and look to send my youngest there.
Kellenbergs such a good school! For all of you looking up reviews because I know the chsee or COOP is coming up but it's not bad at all. I attended the open house a year ago and thought "how scary this school?!" but i love it. i'm so glad my parents pushed me to go here. At first I hated it. It's school. But i think going to a catholic grammer school helped since friends that use to go to public school of mine were struggling a lot with the rules. I was personally so scared to even move in class or talk to anyone but i joined activities and got use to it and remember all these kids around you are thinking the same thing so don't sweat it. My brother and sister both went to this school and they loved it so don't worry and lastly I want to say i'm so happy i didn't go to Holy Trinity because if i did I probably wouldn't be doing as good as i am now. GOOD LUCK EVERYONE AND COME TO KELLENBERG. THE BIGGEST TIP IS TO GET INVOLVED!!! all the other reviews are from people who probably didn't get involved or did horrible in school but just keep up your studies and join activities!
Kellenberg is superb! The teachers are total professional, but it is crystal clear that they TRULY care about their students as well. My third child just started today and he loves it. While it is very challenging academically, every teacher my children have had have made themselves easily and abundantly available. My oldest is doing extremely well in college now and I credit Kellenberg for preparing her so well. If you are a troublemaker, this is probably not the school for you, as it will not be tolerated. As a parent of kids who don't get in trouble, Im thrilled the tolerance level for those who do is very low. My children LOVE Kellenberg, as do I. I feel the faculty and staff treat the students with great respect and live in a Christ-like manner. Well done, Kellenberg!