RIPPOWAM CISQUA SCHOOL

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439 CANTITOE ST
BEDFORD, NY 10506
Phone: 914-244-1250
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 0
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Not Reported
  • Type: Private
  • Grades: 5th Grade - 9th Grade
  • District:
  • Students/Teacher: 5:1
  • Students/Grade: 45
  • Number Students: 225
  • Number Teachers: 62
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: NOT REPORTED
  • Principal: Ms Christine Laregina
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (20 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (15 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-09-09
    "The quality of this school has dropped considerably in the past 10 years. The Board of Trustees is running the school into the ground with its terrible management of the Head of the School position and can't seem to get a Lower School Head to stay (longest recent tenure is 2 years). Teacher quality varies from some excellent ones to newbies with little experience. Class size is slightly smaller than local public schools but the classrooms are small in size and often in the basements. Unless you can write big checks on top of tuition, expect your child to be ignored and dismissed by teachers and administrators alike."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-09-03
    "This school is really disappointing. Please look elsewhere. The way students are placed into classes in the lower school is so upsetting. They don't care about the children's needs at all. Further, There is a terrible inequity among teachers. Some are amazing veterans and some are children with such little experience themselves that they should be assistants in a third rate elementary school at best. Lastly, The school is disorganized, unprofessional and no one really is in charge. If you have a student that needs special attention at all, there literally is no one to go to, no one who cares. Completely frustrating. They are behind the math and reading standards of the state. Oh- worst of all- any suggestions fall on deaf ears. This will be our last year. Can't believe I pay the same As the people in the room next to me."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-02-28
    "Rippowam Cisqua may not have the beautiful facilities, but they're focus isn't looks. It's the the quality of the education and the friendly, close-knit community that makes the school stand out. An alum of RCS, I now can appreciate how much the teachers really care about their students. The teachers go the extra mile to make sure every kid is enjoying and learning from the class! I can't say I have anything bad to say other than that the school ends in 9th grade and everyone ends up so close that on graduation people are crying (because no one wants to leave!) The high school placement is amazing and I would easily say ALL of the kids go off to impressive, academically rigorous schools. RCS instills an independence in the pursuit of education and a friendliness that you can't find anywhere else. I still get teary eyed thinking of how much I miss the school!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-02-07
    "Three different Heads of the Lower School in three years, an almost new Head of School (2 years?), and recent high teacher turnover, are troubling. Add to that a Board of Trustees member whose three kids attend the school too and you have a nervous parent/teacher/administrator scene where favor seeking is common and some classrooms host one very special teacher's pet. There are some good teachers and some bad but it's the inexperienced administration and cronyism that may interfere with the quality of education your kid will get."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-11-08
    "My son went for 10 years to Rippowam. What a great school! I only wish every child in America could experience the love of learning and support my son received. He is now in 10th grade and he is more than prepared for his new school. I also have a daughter in first grade there now, she loves it, in fact she hates to stay home when she is sick. Very committed teachers and a caring administration who listens to the parents."
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