School Details

Genesis School

6609 River Rd, New Port Richey, FL 34652
(727) 845-1111

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-6 92 students 12 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

About this school

Genesis School is a private elementary school in New Port Richey. The principal of Genesis School is Joan M. Houck, who can be contacted at 92 children attend Genesis School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Hispanic. The ratio of students to teachers at Genesis School is 12:1. Richey Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish


  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 88% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% %
Hispanic 4% %
Asian 4% %
Multiracial 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.8% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.8% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    We have both our children at Genesis. The quality of education is excellent. The commitment of the teachers is remarkable. There is a true sense of caring for each student both on a academic achievement level and a Personal development level. All the children at this school are polite and well behaved with no bullying tolerated within the school. A review of the academic grades of the students at this school are excellent and the school prides itself in producing outstanding academic results year after year. It is a private school and is not cheap but I believe it is well worth every penny as we have seen consistent results year after year with our children. It is not unusual for other adults to comment to us on how well educated and polite our children are when we are in public places. While we take some credit for these observations we truly believe the influence of the teachers and other students at Genesis have strongly molded our children into who they are today.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is NOT for you if your child is up to par. The school will test your child and ask questions regarding about his or her performance and other informations. If they don't like what they sees or your child fail the test there is NO second chance. They will NOT accept your child. They only want the smart ones and they are NOT up for an challenge or having someone bring the school performace down. The school is very academically driven so if you think your child needed the private school help this probably NOT the school for your child. Low rating for ethic of the school. They signed up for McKay Scholarship for the children that needs help but unwilling to accept them for their school. Truly dissappointed!

  • (3 years ago)

    There does not exisit anywhere a more caring and dedicated group of professionals than those who work at Genesis School. I have had the distinct privilege of being a part of this institution for many many years. I am sorry that you allow two very negative comments from over three years ago to still affect the rating of this school that stands for excellence in every aspect of education.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have one child still at Genesis Elementary as this year and one that just finished up at this school. Our family has had such a positive experience at this school. The Kinder and First grade teachers are the rocks of that school and know how to get the students to learn. I was so impressed with their individual attention to each child's learning. Though some of the teachers on campus may be tough on the children I believe it is to try and keep all students on track. They have a strong focus on character and they expect all children to behave (what a concept!) I have not found the other teachers unfriendly at all! I think they do their best to maintain a professional distance so that they show no favoritism between the students. I highly recommend this school!

  • (4 years ago)

    I am so lucky to be a teacher at Genesis. As I look back at the time I spent in Genesis Schools Elementary as well as the Preparatory School I realize now that they helped instill the morals and ethics I value in my life today as an educator. Genesis provides the atmosphere where its students can truly grow and learn. I have found through my personal experience that the teachers go above and beyond for their students on a daily basis the administration stays involved in the events on campus while knowing each student well and the office staff is always very informative and patient. These schools are a family in every sense. The educators and administrators who are employed by Genesis School are all excellent role models and advisors to young adults. When I started my higher education at USF I found myself completely prepared for the college experience. I owe all of this to the teachers and staff who guided me through my younger years starting with Ms. Elizabeth s 3-year-old class all the way through Ms. Aedo s AP English. I consider myself very blessed to have had the chance for Genesis Schools to have such a huge influence on my life. I m very proud to be a part of the Genesis family!!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    What can we say about this fantastic school? Our children have been at Genesis for 5 years now and we have been extremely pleased. Genesis School provides our children with a quality education in a loving nurturing environment. While they encourage the children to excel academically they do not forget that they are kids and need to have fun! Our children are extremely happy at Genesis and I could not imagine sending them anywhere else. The Parent Group at Genesis school is spectacular. They help plan many extracurricular events for children. Tuition is less than many other area schools and financial aid is available. The Genesis School is sure to please you will not be disappointed!

  • (4 years ago)

    Genesis Schools wow!! As a parent my #1 priority was to give my child the best education possible and this I found at Genesis Pre-School Genesis Elementary and Genesis Prepararatory School. In our family the Genesis Schools stand for Strong Acadamic Curriculum Highly qualified teachers who care and nurture each and every student Small class sizes parent group involvement fun after school activities Teachers and staff are welcoming friendly and informative. My experience with the teachers at Genesis School (i.e. Pre-school Elementary and the Prep School) is nothing less than total commitment to your child's individual needs academic progress and well-being. The after school programs are fun and diversified from art sports dance drama clubs to computer music Spanish and chess clubs etc. With no doubt I highly recommend the Genesis Schools - A bright future lies ahead for your child!

  • (4 years ago)

    I like it that my children are attending a school that values parental involvement and always incorporates fun into the learning process. The teachers at Genesis School are passionate about learning. Their enthusiasm is contagious and our children are excited about learning!

  • (4 years ago)

    We are so pleased that our children are able to attend a school with such a warm and loving environment. The low student/teacher ratio is a big plus! It allows for more hands on activities. The teachers go above and beyond to make sure that the students are having fun while remaining challenged! This school has lived up to my every expectation. I highly recommend it!

  • (4 years ago)

    My son attended this school for 2 years. While some of the teachers are great the majority of the staff are extremely mean and nasty to the students. I pulled my son from this school after 2 years and have never looked back. Don't waste your money its better spent elsewhere.

  • (5 years ago)

    My oldest daughter will be starting her 3rd year at Genesis this year and my youngest daughter will be starting Kindergarten (She went to Genesis for Pre-K). The education that they receive is second to none in my opinion. The teachers make sure that the children get the individual attention that they need. It is a very small school only 11 children in my daughter's first grade class. Alot of parent-teacher communication. Very pricey though a little over $8 000 per child and with a second child starting this fall ouch.

  • (6 years ago)

    Teachers you're too strict! you knit-pick every thing and don't allow my child to be herself because you're squashing her personality and give her very little breathing room! The ajority of staff lack personality are snobby do not appear to have higher qualifications and dress poorly. With as much tuition as we pay I expect that they would practice what they preach and get some class! Be a better example for treating parents and their children with courtesy and kindness instead of rude and dismissive. Academically our children are being challenged but teaching social skills comes from home first and is supposed to be reinforced by the staff. I have been disappointed by the lack of 'friendliness' I have witnessed. My child would succeed better somewhere else. Not to mention she is overheated from being forced to eat her lunch and play outside because there's no gym or cafeteria!

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter started kindergarten this year in Aug. of 2008. She was very bright to begin with but her kindergarten teacher is absolutely outstanding and after 6 weeks into the year they are already out of kindergarten workbooks and into first grade material. Mrs. T. is fabulous and sets high standards and provides a very caring and positive atmosphere for my child. She has pushed my daughter's abilities beyond my highest expectations. The downside is that the majority of staff (teachers) other than the kinder/first grade teachers lack a warm and caring personality and are overly strict. I have found that many of the teachers are grumpy they lack social skills/class and are reluctant to smile and make efforts to get to know you and be polite. How very disheartening. Money does not buy you class! They should practice what they preach to your children! There's no indoor cafeteria or gym.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school has been fantastic. It is a little pricey but worth every penny. I enrolled my son in K this year. He did not attend their preschool. I am constantly amazed at his achievements. He had no problem getting up to speed with his classmates. Most of whom had already been at Genesis for 2 years of preschool. I attribute most of his learning success to his teacher. She is without a doubt one of the best teachers I have met. I have had children in Public schools for the past 20 years. After only positive dealings with Genesis I would never even contemplate letting my youngest child attend Public school again.

  • (7 years ago)

    My Son has attended Genesis since Kindergarten. Now in 3rd grade he continues to receive a quality education. The Staff is professional and always has the Students interests/ concerns/ safety at heart. The tuition is well worth to investment ($5-8k). Though there is no uniform (I would prefer one) all students are required to have school-formatted laptops from 5th grade on. Parent involvement is very high.

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