I am a parent of a Kindergarten student, new to the school this year. Our life's mission is providing our child with the advantage a "better than" education affords you. A class of 13 kids, gym 3 days a week, movement 5 days a week, Spanish AND French every week from kindergarten, music, art, computers...and,
... Read more the ability to participate in a sport from kindergarten (tennis), the ability to take musical instrument lessons from kindergarten (piano)...AMAZING! The school's mission to educate the whole child is clearly evident in the daily schedule. As a parent the importance of of just that (as early as possible in a child's life) is clear when your very happy child can't wait to go to school every day and is so proud of herself with her new achievements! It's affirmed when she sings little songs in French on the way home, and amazingly can read a list of 30 sight words (and spell 97% of them) by November! Holy Child Academy welcomed us as a family into an environment with a great sense of community. Together we know we made the right decision and this 1st impression warms my heart for what the next 8 years has in store for my daughter! Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/21/13
Holy Child was very disappointing in the upper grades. Weak curriculum and uninterested teachers. We had to hire tutors to help out kids catch up when they transfered out. We felt that it was a very mean and unfair atmosphere, with lots of yelling and demeaning discipline, and favoritism for Kids who's
... Read more parents donated a lot of money.They " win" academic awards, get good High School placements ,etc.. Its not a Christian atmosphere - it seemed like more " flash" than substance. Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/21/13
Moving our child to this school has been the best decision we've made. "i want to go to school" is a phrase heard a lot in our house. The classes are small which allow the teachers to give each student the attention they need and curriculum is challenging. This is the only private Catholic school
... Read more on Long Island. Here the children are encouraged to embrace their spirituality. The parent community is very welcoming. The campus is beautiful. It is truly a hidden gem. Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/02/13
This school is not worth the money. We transferred our kids last year to North Shore public schools and they get much more academic attention now than they did at Holy Child. Also the discipline and rules are fairer now, and not demeaning. HC seems to have different standards for different kids. I would
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Posted by a parent on 09/12/13
We just finished our first year at Holy Child. Our child settled in quickly and my husband and I were impressed with how much she was challenged and how much she enjoyed it! We had a wonderful year and plan to return! I feel the small class size allowed the teacher to get to know my child and all
... Read more the other children in the class and help unlock their specific interests and talents. The teachers, staff and administrators that we have met are kind, but firm, and really connect with the students in a positive way. My child's teacher (K) was exceptional and I am pleased that we met her in our introductory year to the school. They are lucky to have her representing the school! Read less
Posted by a parent on 06/13/13
This is a wonderful school! I have had children there since 1998 and find it to be a warm, nurturing environment. Christian values are core but all faiths are welcome. The art, music and athletic programs are fantastic. My older children entered high school very well prepared academically, (as well
... Read more as morally and socially). Faculty & staff are caring and attentive to student's needs. My youngest is still there and is happy to go to school every day. One visit and you will feel what a truly special place it is. Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/25/13
I would not recommend this school. A friend recently asked about it, and we loved the lower school,but left a couple of years ago due to a weak curriculum in the upper school, some bullying and special treatment for kids from certain families. That was our experience, and I hear that problems continue.
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Posted by a parent on 03/12/13
i am a grandparent of children that attend Holy Child Academy and am a educator. i came on this site to research high schools for my grandchild and after reading the reviews wanted to add my two cents. This is a remarkable school. They offer a great program in all areas-academics,arts, athletics and
... Read more especially Christianity. In a time when there is so much upheaval in the Catholic church this school provides real spiritual grounding. Middle school years are tough everywhere but the school works hard to discuss conflict and be fair and thorough. The academics are challenging especially as the kids get older but the small teacher to student ratio is amazing and helps the students meet any challenge. No school is perfect but this school comes close. It really is worth a look. Read less
Posted by a other on 02/28/13
Holy Child Academy is a school worth exploring. Each student gets incredible individual attention and nurturing. Children are schooled in academics as well as the arts. It is a very happy place...the kids want to come to school every day! You won't find another school anywhere like it.
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Posted by a teacher on 02/28/13
I recently had to remove my children from this school. The Catholic school we attended and loved for 7 years closed and we were forced to find a new school. We encountered MANY instances of bullying at Holy Child, and the powers that be chose to take the approach that bullying wasn't an issue at the
... Read more school. In the 3 months we were there my children saw the chapel only once, and never used the chapel for any religious purpose. There are many other reasons not to attend but I will have to hold those as the school now expects me to pay for the entire year even though they failed to provide a safe environment for my child to learn in. My children begged me to remove them from the school and now they are much happier in their new school. I firmly believe the administration fears the affluent parents and will not approach them or discipline the kids that need to be disciplined In today's climate in which bullying is such a hot button issue, this school took no measures to educate the children until AFTER we left. October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and as schools all across Long Island stressed Anti-Bullying, Holy Child completely ignored it. Read less
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Old Westbury schools — Holy Child Academy is located at 25 Store Hill Rd, Old Westbury NY 11568. 25 Store Hill Rd is in the 11568 ZIP code in Old Westbury, NY The school district for Holy Child Academy is the Diocese Of Rockville Centre. Holy Child Academy is a Catholic school that serves grade levels PK - 8.
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