17 Parent Reviews for Sts. Cyril And Methodius School
Excellent programs enrich my child's academic life at SSCM, from Mock Trial to Shakespeare performances, the Violin program, Spelling and Geography Bees, and he loves that they've now gotten iPads which are integrated into their regular learning. All around, it's been a good experience, the teachers
... Read more are approachable and we think there's a good amount of discipline in the school. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/01/13
This will be our children's third year at SSCM and we have been very pleased with the level of education, the programs available for high achievers, and most of all, the sense of community that is evident in the student body and families alike. We respect the teachers they've had, the learning is
... Read more progressive and the school administration seems to value the same elements of learning that my husband and I feel are important: problem-solving skills, good moral judgment, and thinking beyond the questions on the page. We also like the level of discipline the principal exercises within the school. Treatment of the students is fair and consistent and the rules are simple and important ones. At the same time, there is an element of FUN and learning in every extracurricular activity the school initiates. While some look for activities like baseball and soccer, those are things you can sign up for with any intramural program. We much prefer the types of activities SSCM chooses to support: such as Curriculum Faires, Violin Concerts, Drama Club, Mock Trial, Yoga, Book & Cook, Band, Food Drives and more. Keep doing what you're doing, SSCM! Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/01/13
I have two (2) children. My son attended SSCM from Kindergarten through 8th grade. He graduated in June, 2010 and is currently a Sophomore at St. John the Baptist HS. He is an Honor student and taking a few AP courses as well. My daughter is currently in 5th grade at SSCM and also began in Kindergarten.
... Read more She is a bright, energetic student and has been given many opportunities to expand her education in recent years. The school includes many programs formulated for both the advanced student as well as the creative student. I am grateful every day for choosing this school. True, there is tuition to be paid, but my husband and I find it a sacrifice worth making. The kids are happy, intelligent, articulate and aware of the people and community around them. I can't ask for better than that in this lifetime and I truly believe that they now have the strong foundation they will need in the world of today. Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/27/11
My three children all attended SSCM for a time, I transfered my older two into SSCM after spending years in public elementary schools, and my youngest has been there since Pre-K. There is such a difference between public elementary and Private, Catholic school. My daughter, who was so tiny, was being
... Read more bullied in public school. They do not stand for that type of treatment at SSCM. My daughter is about to graduate from Our Lady of Mercy Academy in Syosset, and will be off to College in the Fall. My oldest son is currently attending Chaminade High School, in Mineola, and is a sophomore. SSCM prepared them both well for the rigorous standards at these Catholic High Schools. My youngest is now in 6th grade, and has known his teachers bascially all his life. He is involved in the music program, and was selected for Senior Honor Band this year. This school is family centered, and the Parish is wonderful as well. Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/25/11
My son graduates d in 2006 with honors. He faced the turmoil of 5 principles in the 8 years he attended. He learned to deal with all kinds of teacher personalities. He was not coddled along, but had to work for all that he attained. The music and arts programs rounded out a strong academic program.
... Read more He was well prepared for the rigorous curriculum at Chaminade High School and graduated from there in 2010 rankng in the top 5% of his class. SSCM gave him the solid foundation to become the man he his today. I have confidence that he is prepared to take on the world as I send him off to college. I can't think of a higher recommendation than that! Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/01/10
My child just graduated SSCM with academic honors and is attending Chaminade HS in Mineola. He also received academic incentitve scholarships to attend the competing Catholic HS's in the area, as did a number of his classmates. My second child will be attending Catholic HS in the future and is doing
... Read more well academically. I credit SSCM for preparing my children for high school. Our principal is wonderful who has implemented structure and discipline, rules and regulations. Unfortunately blogs like this are a haven for the disgruntled. Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/16/09
I have children who graduated and one left in the school. It is expensive, that is true, but it has been worth every penny and all the sacrifice. My older children were well prepared for catholic high school and had no problem transitioning to the academic environment of the catholic high schools.
... Read more They are in Honors classes and have seen multiple semesters on Honor Roll. As someone who did not attend catholic elementary school, I wanted my children to grow up in environment where they would be exposed to the catholic traditions I did not experience. SSCM accomplished that while giving them a good education. This year, we have a new principal (a nun) who I feel is 100% committed to our school, our children and their education. Some people may not like the new rules, but discipline is back! Fundraising (not $1000??) helps keep tuition down and is crucial. Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/16/09
I wouldn't send my children here. It is a huge waste of money --- very expensive tuition, $1000 in 'mandatory donations', uniforms that constantly change, etc. For all the money you spend, you would think your child would get a stellar education, right? Wrong. Uncertified teachers, teachers who send
... Read more home letters rife with spelling and grammatical errors, no extra help when a child needs it, absolutely no discpline. If you think this is a Catholic school like in 'the old days', you're wrong. This school is a joke. You would do much better putting your child in a public school and saving your money toward their college education. Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/12/09
unfortunatly if i didn't have one year left i would pull my son out. I wish i would have never enrolled him in nursery ... now hes heading into 8th. the school went down hill. the teachers are insulting, rude degrading etc. Shame on you SS Cyril staff
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Posted by a parent on 06/29/09
Three out of 5 stars is not an overwhelming endorsement for SSM and sad to say, but I too would give it the same grade. For those of us who went to 'catholic' school back in the day, it isn't like that any longer. Yes there is structure and some discipline (sometimes badly administered), some teachers
... Read more go the 'extra' mile, some should consider retiring. It is VERY expensive and 'mandatory' fundraisers increase yearly. They love to change the uniforms every few years...more expense. Enrollment is down, instead of two classes per grade, down to one. Adaquet and expensive. Sad to say, but true, in our experience. 2 graduates, one still there. Read less
School Profile for Sts. Cyril And Methodius School
Students per teacher:
Phys Ed, Business and Technology
Social Studies / Social Sciences
Social Studies / Social Sc
Computer Programming, General
French, Latin, Spanish
English / Language Arts
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creative and productive thinking, the ability to produce new ideas;
leadership ability, the ability to direct individuals or groups to a common decision or action;
visual and performing arts, special talents in visual art, music, dance, drama, or other related studies;
psychomotor ability, such as practical, spatial, mechanical, and physical skills.
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Adult Education Classes
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English as Second Language
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Deer Park schools — Sts. Cyril And Methodius School is located at 105 Half Hollow Rd, Deer Park NY 11729. 105 Half Hollow Rd is in the 11729 ZIP code in Deer Park, NY The school district for Sts. Cyril And Methodius School is the Diocese Of Rockville Centre. Sts. Cyril And Methodius School is a Catholic school that serves grade levels PK - 8.
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