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St Thomas The Apostle School

Private | PK-8 | 444 students

 

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Posted September 10, 2014

This school is a caring school! A school who's main goal is to teach, empower and encourage our children. The teachers I have encountered LIKE to teach. There are video conferencing and guest speakers. I find the teachers all very nice and caring. It's not just a job. They are aware of the times and know the expenses everyone is up against and for that. There is no regular Lunch at the school only special days as the parents are the volunteers, there is no mandatory fund raising and additional expenses. The school has a Parents Club who volunteer to have several Fund raising events to help pay for extra expenses not factored into the tuition. All in all, this is a good school with a Principal and teachers who care and love their students, who keep up with the latest and teach, teach, teach! You SHOULD send your child here. You would not regret it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2013

This school is constantly asking parents for money. There is a lot of pressure to participate in a ridiculous amount of fundraisers, and working parents are made to feel guilty if they are not able to volunteer for various activities.The parents club at this is extremely cliquey, and alienate parents that don't live in the wealthy area that the school is located in. They essentially "run the school" while the ditzy principal thinks if's cute to run around acting like a child and patronizing the kids by talking to them in a baby voice. Just this past year, the hard earned money of the parents that always contribute to the incessant fundraising was wasted on unnecessary items such as a new awning and doormat for the back entrance of the school, rather than spent in an area that would benefit the education of thechildren. The teachers are mostly kind and helpful. There are a lot of efforts made to provide fun activities for the kids at school. But overall, don't waste your money.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2008

As a current eighth-grader at St. Thomas, I've spent more than ten years of my life being enrolled there, and I do not regret it. Although in past years several teachers have come and gone, the middle school teachers have all been here for a fair amount of time, and I love them all. The sixth, seventh, and eighth grades are a growing time for students, with video-conferences, out-of-state trips, and exercises teaching you about yourself and others. I've made amazing friends here, and you won't regret sending your child here.
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Posted November 25, 2006

St.thomas is a great school, but teachers are always in and out of the school. The teachers are kind. There are very little extracurrcular activities. Our school is in a safe communitty, and the parents always help when the schoolis in need.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 22, 2005

This is a great school. very organized. excellent nursery and pre-k programs.
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Posted March 3, 2004

I'm a working parent and therefore am not able to be as involved in my Children's school activities as I'd liked to be. Nevertheless the impression I receive of St. Thomas Apostle School is one of action, action, action. My children are always involved in some activity that fosters research, artistic representation and enlightenment: all the while having fun! Great Teachers = Great School = Great kids.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 55% 52%
Black 25% 21%
Hispanic 14% 21%
Asian 4% N/A
Two or more races 2% N/A
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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  • Christina Teisch
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  • Roman catholic
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12 Westminster Road
West Hempstead, NY 11552
Phone: (516) 481-9310

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