School Details

Our Lady Star of the Sea

5411 Amboy Rd, Staten Island, NY 10312
(718) 984-5750

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-8 639 students 33 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

About this school

Our Lady Star of the Sea is a private middle school. The principal of Our Lady Star of the Sea is Irma P. Cummings, whose e-mail is 639 students attend Our Lady Star of the Sea and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Asian/Pacific Islander. The ratio of students to teachers at Our Lady Star of the Sea is 33:1. Is 7 Elias Bernstein is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 97% %
Asian 1.0% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% %
Multiracial 0.7% %
Hispanic 0.6% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    I literally had the WORST years of my life here. I was severely bullied and the teachers didn't even try and help me even after multiple letters of complaint. The teachers are horrendous. The quality of students is HORRIFIC. It was cliquey and snooty. I would never recommend this school to anyone. Love A successful Hilltopper.

  • (8 months ago)

    This school was a huge disappointment to us. Teachers are below mediocre - will not a move a finger or put any enthusiasm into teaching. Getting a meeting with my child's teacher was nearly impossible. She'd literrally race out the door as soon as kids are dismissed. Principal is just for show - she never has time for anybody or anything. I requested an appointment many times and the one response I get she is busy - realy busy every day for the next month ?!! And the quality of education is just not there - Kindergarten has 40 kids in the class!!! Teacher has no clue who is who. Needless to say we will not be coming back for next year.

  • (1 year ago)

    They are backdated in technology the principal does nothing but cover up the bullying issues the monsignor does nothing but look at the parish and school members as envolopes the faculty makes the children solve their bullying problems when the students might be scared or worried to face their bully and i will do anything i have to prevent new parish or school members to OLSS it is a descrase it makes me sick

  • (2 years ago)

    Two of my three daughters attend Our Lady Star of the Sea. Classes range from Pre-K to 8th Grade. I like this school because I feel strong about Religion and OLSS teaches and uses religion in some form every day. My children are safe and all visitors are seen through security cameras and must be buzzed in. The teachers are educated and most teach well. Spanish is taught in fifth through eighth grades. The students are well prepared to move to the next grade and equally prepared for high school. Computer class is only once a week if that. Gym class is once to twice a week and the Gym teacher is phenomenal. There is such a variety of activities from week-to-week and the children are engaged. Children are taught a sense of Community by volunteer work and the yearly celebration of Catholic Schools Week. Many sports are present at OLSS such as Soccer Baseball Softball Swimming Track Basketball and Cheerleading. Boy and Girl Scouts are also present at OLSS. Children can also join Alter Servers Teen Club and participate in the Annual School Variety Show and other class performances held throughout the year.

  • (3 years ago)

    OLSS is an excellent school. Structured program A plus. For the most part teachers are excellent. Principles are fantastic and caring. I have 3 children in the school who are doing beautifully!! OLSS are up to date w/ Technology .My husband and I are both very happy .

  • (3 years ago)

    This school taught me a great deal about values and responsibilities and provided a solid foundation of morals that helped shape me into the man I am today.

  • (3 years ago)

    Demanding learning program. involved parents and teachers. the entire school is a family children staff and parents. the children are mature and caring. my children's test scores were great. they are well prepared for the HS of their choice. with scholarships. Thank You to Ms. C and Ms. T.

  • (4 years ago)

    Both of my children have attended OLSS and have received the highest quality of education. They were both well prepared for High School and life. Thank you OLSS for giving my children values.

  • (4 years ago)

    The sense of community and value of education.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is best school and gives you great education

  • (4 years ago)

    This is the best school I've known. My daughter loves her teachers and classmates. She learns alot more than other schools i have to say honestly. OLSS cares about my child and her teaching about the catholic religion. The school is kept beautiful and the church is very clean. They lock the doors when your child is in school which I love so i Definetily know my daughter isnt runnging around doing what ever she wants like public school. I just love the school and my daughter couldnt be happier. Every day my daughter wants to go to school early to see her teacher mrs. isabelle and ms. lisa. she just loves it. I highly recommend OLSS to everyone who wants there child to succeed a great education with everything!

  • (4 years ago)

    Great academic excellent environment for children to learn teachers are very helpful great resources.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love Our Lady Star of the Sea School for its academic program. .

  • (4 years ago)

    My 4 children have received a great education wonderful caring teachers.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love Our Lady Star of the Sea School because all 3 of my children have attended this school and it has became a family to me.

  • (4 years ago)

    It is a wonderful family school. I love the structure of the school and the rules that the children have to follow.

  • (4 years ago)

    Our Lady Star of the Sea is a school that allows children to get a well balanced education in a private school atmosphere.

  • (4 years ago)

    strong sense of community excellent academic track record; prepared me well for my future education in high school and college

  • (4 years ago)

    I love this school because the teachers are excellent and it is a community in itself )

  • (4 years ago)

    Great education in a nurturing environment

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