Both of my children have been attending St. Patrick s since they were 2 years old. From day one we fell in love with the level of education as well as the faculty and sense of community. There is a strong communication line between teachers and parents. The parents are extremely involved and there
... Read more is no tolerance for inappropriate behavior. St. Pat s not only educates our children but creates an environment that coincides with the morals and values taught at home. I can not think of a better place for our children to continue their education. Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/07/13
The school offers an advanced curriculum though state testing preparation, as with all schools, clearly detracts from true classroom time. St. Patrick's provides students with substantial additional programs that truly serve to enhance the students learning opportunities. The teachers also set themselves
... Read more apart in their preparation, parent communications and approachability coupled with their commitment to ensure that respect and appropriate discipline are reinforced. I honestly believe that my children are best served by this environment! Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/03/13
By the way I'd like to respond to the comment that St. Pat's does not provide academic intervention to their students--completely untrue. My daughter was provided one on one math help without me even asking for this, I was thrilled, the school had recommended this approach based on her standardized
... Read more test scores. As far as not providing a higher level experience for advanced children, that is another comment that is completely untrue, there are several children in each class who participate in the "Gifted Program-SEARCH" which is provided by the school district. Also there are children who receive financial assistance and honestly the tuition o approx, $5K is a bargain for what your child is receiving. It sounds like the 1-2 star commenter's just want something to complain about. Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/01/13
St. Patrick's School is everything a parent looks for in a private school-very strong academics, highly structured, promotes self-discipline- but it is fully parochial- Catholic values and spirituality are an integral part of the picture. We have three children who attend, and our experience has been
... Read more an excellent one. The enrollment is stable, and teacher turnover is low. With few exceptions, teacher quality is quite good. The physical plant is in mint condition, and the interior is immaculate. As to comments about test scores, the administration at St. Pat's is very forthcoming about theirs. Then look on the Times website at 4 or 5 neighboring districts' scores. You will see for yourself how St. Pat's stacks up to the rest! Also, all St. Pat's students' scores are included in their stats, regardless of whether the student has an IEP or gets academic intervention. This is not true of the statistics published by local school districts. Also, there's sports, enrichment, after school care, full day pre-K, 2 and 3 year old nursery- the kinds of bells and whistles you usually do not find in Catholic elementary schools. This school is a gem! Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/08/12
For the people who think there are no children at St. Patricks who come from low income families or who are ESL think again. Through the Diocese there is a scholarship program that helps those with financial difficulties send their children to St. Pat's. For the parents who complain that 'all the teaching
... Read more is left up to the parents' teaching a child never stops and of course parents have to help educate their children. It is a task that can not be done in a mere 6 hours a day. FInally , for those who complain about first and second year teachers , what do you expect ? In every profession people have to start somewhere and like every profession people are allowed to make mistakes. St. Patricks is a wonderful school and a great place for any child to learn and meet friends. Read less
Posted by a other on 01/10/09
My daughter is in Third grade and has had a wonderful experience. Saint Patricks provides a loving, safe environment for children while nurturing their faith. In regards to some of the 'bad' reviews on here....ALL schools have their own set of problems. Just because you are paying extra money does not
... Read more mean people in the front office etc are not allowed to have bad days. Grow up! Again, every school has its share of 'cranky' office workers and teachers. All my nephews and nieces that have gone through Saint Patricks have had VERY successful high school and college careers! Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/15/08
My child has gone to St. Patrick's School since pre-K, and is now in the upper grades there. Overall, the experience has been good, and the school's shortcomings (a small number of incompetent teachers, scant intervention for below average and above average students, a dedicated principal who unilaterally
... Read more decides policies) have been balanced out by its strengths (strong identiy with Christian values, children are disciplined and safe, many fantastic and dedicated teachers, a principal with whom I rarely agree but admire greatly). One myth that keeps getting restated about this school is that the students score higher than the public school district on the standardized tests. St. Patrick's has no socioeconomically or culturally disadvantaged students or ESL (English as a Second Language) students in attendance, as does the school district in which it is located, and therefore comparing the standardized test scores is not a valid comparision. Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/25/08
St Pat's students scrore higher than all the other public schools in Huntington. Some parents just cannot handle the demand, and those who cannot obviously become intimidated and pull their kids out rather than working through the problem.
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Posted by a parent on 03/24/08
i sent my child there and had the worst expierence. the class size was 31 children in athe class. the teachers are first second year teacher out of school. most of the teaching is left up to the parents. the atomosphere is based on fear. i did pull my child out and it has beeen a wondeul move.
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Posted by a parent on 11/29/07
St. Patrick's school is at most,average in regards to acedemics. The staff in the front office is totally unapproachable and extremely rude to the parents. I sent my child there and remained too long because I was scared of making a change. That is now a huge regret of mine. St . Patricks school leaves
... Read more it mosly to the parents to teach their own kids when they arrive home. St Patricks school needs very much to focus on treating the children who attend , as well as the parents who pay them , with alot more respect. For a school claiming to teach the principles of catholicism , maybe they need to relearn what that really means. Of course there are some good teachers at the school but mostly not great. Read less
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Huntington schools — St. Patrick's School is located at 360 W Main St, Huntington NY 11743. 360 W Main St is in the 11743 ZIP code in Huntington, NY The school district for St. Patrick's School is the Diocese Of Rockville Centre. St. Patrick's School is a Catholic school that serves grade levels PK - 8.
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