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Old 01-13-2013, 04:21 PM
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My friend is looking into Catholic elementary schools for her daughter. Can anyone tell me what the best Nassau and western Suffolk Catholic elementary schools are? Best meaning based on test scores/activities. I've heard that St Patrick's in Huntington and St Edward's in Syosset are excellent. My friend is concerned about Syosset since it is a wealthier area and fears that her child would be in a drastically different socio-economic class than her classmates/friends (they live in Levittown). Thanks in advance!!
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:38 PM
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Then she won't like St. Pat's either. Mostly people from Lloyd Harbor, Cold Spring Harbor and wealthier Huntington residents who like the town but not the school district.

St. Anne's in Garden City is highly rated and actually draws a nice down to earth crowd from all over Long Island.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:08 AM
Location: Huntington, NY
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St Pats is excellent. I think that with any private school you are going to get a higher percentage of wealthier students than you would in public schools. The real concern for me as a parent would be the reputation of the schools, not the socio economic status of the students. No matter which school you go to, public or private, some will be wealthier and others that's just the reality of the world. The kids at St. Pats, as a general matter, are very well mannered and kind. They take a pretty strong stance of bullying of any kind. Something else you may want to consider is whether your child will continue in the Catholic school system through high school. Certain elementary schools and middle schools feed into certain high schools and it may be better for your child to stay with the same general group of kids throughout, than to try and move them for high school or middle school.
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