I'd say for respect/values/discipline/safety at school etc... the school is excellent. But for academic excellence creative programs small class size in my opinion the school is behind several of the higher achieving public schools (at least many of the charters). The current 4th grade class has 34 kids. It's too much for all but the most energetic teacher to handle. The language offering is basically non-existent (technically they have an Italian language teacher but that was only offered sporadically and for minimal instruction time during the course of the year- not enough to really build language skills). Also I get the fact that there's a strong Italian ethnic heritage in South Philadelphia but if we are being honest with ourselves Italian shouldn't be the one foreign language that the school offers (and poorly at that).
About This School
St. Nicholas of Tolentine School is a private middle school in Philadelphia. The principal of St. Nicholas of Tolentine School is Sr Mary Esther Carsele. 374 children attend St. Nicholas of Tolentine School and are mostly Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. The ratio of students to teachers at St. Nicholas of Tolentine School is 21:1. Southwark School is one of the nearest middle schools.
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