TRANSFIGURATION SCHOOL

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29 MOTT ST
NEW YORK, NY 10013
Phone: 212-962-5265
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 0
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-low
  • Type: Catholic
  • Grades: 1st Grade - 8th Grade
  • District: Archdiocese Of New York
  • Students/Teacher: 20:1
  • Students/Grade: 50.4
  • Number Students: 403
  • Number Teachers: 20
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: NOT REPORTED
  • Principal: Mr Patrick Taharally
  • 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 (45 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (42 Reviews)
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    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-04-26
    "Former student, currently studying at a graduate program at Columbia University. I graduated in 2004. I'll break it down into several parts: Academics: Definitely superior. Of course, compared to the general public schooling system in NYC, that's not saying too much. But regardless, this school is certainly above average and gave me a head start in high school. Religion: I'm personally agnostic and I appreciate the fact that this school did not shove religion down our throats. Rather, they taught religion AND science, and allowed us to come up with our own views. Compared to religious schools in other parts of the country, this is something that I truly appreciate. (Just take a look at current events, you'll see the controversial creationism-only schools). Discipline: Relatively speaking, the punishments (500-word essays) were somewhat overbearing. However, reflecting on my own life and on those of my peers, who I still keep in touch with, we are all very considerate and well-mannered individuals. And no, they don't hit you here. However, I still distinctly recall several instances where the afterschool teachers were disrespectful to students., hence the 4-star rating."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-03-24
    "I think the administration is flooding this site with positive reviews. It's a basic fact that the "Tiger Moms" and private tutors have led to the continual success of students at this school. The students (I am an ex-student with a sister currently enrolled) thought the "Blue Ribbon" award was a joke. It just seems that Catholic school teachers are not as good as public school teachers and I would say this is the case at this school. As you can see from other reviews, there are problems here and Great Schools should not censor the truth and promote propaganda."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-12-27
    "Transfiguration is a wonderful school, real treasure. The principal, teachers and staff are very organized, helpful and resourceful. At the age of 4, my child was reading, writing and doing simple addition, subtraction, sequencing, patterns and even analogies. My child has learned a great deal since being a part of this great school."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-12-26
    "As a former student and IVY League grad, I can confidently look back on my Transfiguration experience with great pride. The values of hard work and discipline provided the solid foundation that was necessary for high school and beyond. I credit my 1st Grade teacher who instilled in me a love for academics. My 2 kids are now attending Trans and I find that the same curriculum and attention to detail are still present. Those parents who criticize the school's teaching methods should look at the reasons why the US is falling severly behind the rest of the world in terms of mathematics and science. The bottom line is that there are no shortcuts to success. A good solid core is required and the teahcers at staff Transfiguration are dutiful in providing their students with this very thing."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-09-23
    "As a parent of a child who started at Transfiguration this year, I am pleased with the school program and the progress made by my child. The environment is academic and the principal, teachers and staff are very collaborative and supportive. I am amazed at the program and the friendly school environment. My child has learned to write and do various activities in the classroom. All the children's artwork are showcased in the corridor for parents to see. There are themes for each month and a school trip to reinforce the learning. Homework provides structure and content, and I appreciate the progress made by my child every day! The parents are very involved in the activities and volunteer for the events. Overall, it is an excellent school, and deserves the recent Blue Ribbon recognition by the Department of Education in Washington, D.C. for its academic excellence and high performing students. It is a gem of a school that is known by the community and the long waitlist to get in speaks for itself. We are so grateful that my child has been given the opportunity to learn here!!"
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