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Old 12-30-2007, 08:55 PM
 
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My son goes to Broad Street Academy and was just notified that the school is closing. Needless to say I am very upset for obvious reasons and need some help finding another school. I can't believe this is happeing especially over Christmas break. I am so disappointed since my son loved the school as did I. How can this happen? I don't even know where to begin.

 
Old 01-02-2008, 11:09 AM
 
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Default Broad Street Children's Academy

My daughter also attended BSCA and I am extremely upset, too. We loved the school. My son attends The Clifton Little School down the street. You should try there.
 
Old 01-02-2008, 11:41 AM
 
Location: GA
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you can also check Foundations in Bloomfield (within Brookdale Baptist Church)
 
Old 01-05-2008, 07:22 PM
 
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Default Not surprised!!!!

As a former employee,I am not surprised at all.There were occasions when my paycheck bounced, and financial difficulties seemed obvious.This was happening in the early nineties..Ms. Mancini -Marzullo's school had a very good reputation due to its staff. It is unfortunate that the present parents and children ,along with staff were given no advance notice as to the school's closing.It was a long time coming!!
 
Old 01-06-2008, 04:13 PM
 
Location: new jersey
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Default broad street "rumors"

I would recommend any parent to check out "Clifton Little School" It is a beautiful school with a dedicated administrative and teaching staff. The parents would never have to worry about the misappropriation of funds, the threat of the lights being turned off for lack of payment and would always know both the director and owner conduct themselves in a professional and ethical manner.

Mrs. Mancini-Marzullo ("former" owner of Broad Street Children's Academy) has been know to muddy employee's reputations with wild accusations and complete untruths. The only hostile working situations at Broad Street Children's Academy, were orchastrated by Mrs. Mancini-Marzullo. Her legendary tantrums, humiliation tactics and irrational behavior are very well known. She fueled discontent amongst the teaching staff and would sit back and watch them snipe at each other and do nothing to stop it.

I hope that Mrs. Mancini-Marzullo is made to pay all of the money owed to the parents of Broad Street Children's Academy and St. John's Church

It is better for our community, better for our children and certainly better for St. John's Church that Broad Street Children's Academy is closed and hopefully Ms. Mancini-Marzullo will be put out of the child care business forever.

signed,
Buctown
 
Old 01-07-2008, 06:05 AM
 
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Unfortunately the Clifton Little School is filled, I am thinking about checking out the Grove Hill School. Does anybody know anything about their reputation? I am still thankful towards the staff at BSCA they did wonders for my child.
Thanks!!
 
Old 01-07-2008, 11:47 AM
 
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If East orange isnt too far:
Pyramid Academy PresShool - "The School For Smart Kids"
 
Old 01-08-2008, 08:04 AM
 
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My daughter went to Broad Street - wasn't thrilled with Diane but happy with the teacher. I enrolled my daughter at St. Philip's - great circ. I also heard Little Expressions in Cedar Grove was a good school but a more expensive than Broad Street.
 
Old 02-19-2008, 09:17 PM
 
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Brookdale and Grace I guess you should get your facts correct and apologize to Suzanne. It's appears Brookdale was a little to close to the situation and was just trying to cover for Diane who stole thousands of dollars from parents and teachers that she owe's
 
Old 03-02-2008, 04:44 AM
 
Location: Little Falls NJ
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