Parent Testimonials

    "Great school, student-centered, small classrooms and happy children."
    - K. Gerlach
    "An excellent Pre-K-8th grade school, where your child will be nurtured every step of the way. Math was never a favorite subject for my daughter. Now, not only is she excelling at it, but she actually enjoys it and in turn, truly understands it. Wish I had that experience! The school really does live out its motto of Character Competence, and Compassion. No one exemplifies those qualities more than our beloved Head of School, Ms. Angela Coombs. If you have an elementary school-aged child and you are looking for a truly nurturing community with excellent academics, look no further. Schedule a visit today, you will not be disappointed."
    - J. Barrett-Robertson
    "We have been happily enrolled here for 5 years and I am grateful every day for the gift of knowing that my kids are happy, safe and encouraged. I love the focus on character, competence, and compassion and have seen my kids both blossom during their time here. Highly, highly recommend!"
    - J. McCool
    "The best experience we've had during the year 2014!"
    - C. Villa
    "I have had the opportunity to volunteer, work and learn at Academy of St. Joseph. I also have many friends with children who are enrolled at AOSJ. The focus on quality education, teaching students to make the best choices, and the involvement from the headmaster and staff is more than inspiring! Because the teacher to student ratio is so intimate, students are able to take advantage of every aspect of New York City with a diverse range of field trips and service opportunities. I have used many of the principles and learning processes from this school within my own teaching. For example, rain or shine, Ms. Coombs is out on the street every morning with the school's doorman welcoming each student and family by name. Because Ms. Coombs is such an advocate for every single child and expects the best from students, staff, and families, I feel there is a ray of hope for generations to come within this school. I would encourage anyone considering this school for their family to meet Ms. Coombs, take a tour and visit a classroom. With love and blessings for many continued years of success from my current home in Indiana!"
    - J. Byrne 
    "AOSJ is an amazing school where the teachers and staff understand that children have different learning styles and interests. The school strives to teach to each student in the way that best serves them to grow in Character, Competence, and Compassion - the school motto. The faculty and staff also reflect this motto and together with the families, AOSJ is an amazing, welcoming community."
    - V. Fariello