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St Cecilia School

Private | PK-8


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Posted June 2, 2014

I sent you daughter to this school for 3rd grade not only did they not move forward with the IEP form her previous school but they didn't do anything to let me know she had gone past the point of failure. I was forced to remove my child from the school in order for her to receive all the assistance that is needed to help her progress. The school not only tried to tell me they would not send the paper work to the new school until all the years tuition was paid but then gave an added amount of money owed. among other issues such as teachers and facility quitting in the middle of the school year without notice. This school is terrible and they are not good catholic people they are a scam !
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 21, 2013

St. Celia is time andmoney well spent. Students are learning and recieve care and vvalue parents can bank on.
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Posted March 23, 2010

As a parent of a child at St Cecilia's I couldn't be more pleased with the education and overall foundation that my son is getting. He has made great strides in education compared to most of his neighborhood friends who attend pubic schols and is much more respectful of others. He is eager to begin each school day and looks forward to after school activities. It is refreshing to have a warm feeling when you child is happy and you know they are getting the most out of there educational experience.
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Posted May 31, 2009

The comment about not having parties and/or celebrations is NOT true. I had two kids go through this school and I know for a fact that they did celebrate as appropriate. There were lots of special activities provided such as field day, student holiday lunches and an end of year breakfast. I didn't send my kids to school to party. I sent them to get a great education and they got that. They both went on to be very successful in high school and I credit this school with giving them a great start. The teachers are very dedicated. Evidence of this is the fact that many have been there for many years. They are willing to help wherever needed and treat the kids with kindness and respect. That doesn't mean the kids always get what they want. It does mean they get what's best for them. I loved this school!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 14, 2009

Horrible school, students are never put to their full potential, nor recieve all consequences when in trouble. School barely lets you be a student.
—Submitted by a student

Posted February 7, 2009

My son has had an excellent experience at St. Cecilia's. He loves going to school each day and is excited to learn. Having a foreign language available from the first grade on has been wonderful.
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Posted January 25, 2009

I went to SCS for nine years and I loved it! The teachers are so nice and I still love to go back and visit even though I'm in high school. It is a small school with a family environment. The best teacher was by far Mrs. Martin who challenged her students and Miss Viera who was probably the hardest teacher there. But I loved them all.
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Posted August 30, 2008

students are not held to high enough standaeds

Posted July 24, 2008

It is a fantastic school with a great teaching staff led by the Principal Mrs.Kennedy who does an unbeliveable job and is a great role model for my children. Yes the school is demanding academicly ,but that is what you pay for,to have your child have the best education possible. The only negative would be the amount of children in the second grade class is too high,but this is supposed to be fixed in the upcoming year 2008-2009
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Posted March 4, 2008

overall good school, but it is really strict. My biggest complaint is that it is low on creativity and fun in general. They do not have an art program. They don't even allow classroom partys for the holidays.
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Posted February 2, 2008

I would never think of sending my children (3 of them) any where else...
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 87% 64%
Hispanic 7% 22%
Black 2% 8%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Roman catholic
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755 Central Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02861
Phone: (401) 723-9463


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