School Details

St. Cecilia Elementary School

1186 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06905
(203) 322-6505

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-5 302 students 16 students/teacher (CT avg is 12)

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About this school

St. Cecilia Elementary School is a private elementary school in Stamford. 302 students go to St. Cecilia Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. The student to teacher ratio at St. Cecilia Elementary School is 16:1. Davenport Ridge School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Italian
  • Latin


  • Basketball
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 82% %
Black, non-Hispanic 7% %
Hispanic 7% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% %
Asian 4% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    St. Cecilia delivers results! We are so happy to be a part of this very special community. A wonderfully small family like atmosphere that is academically strong and challenging and raises the bar in character building for our children. The principal is dedicated beyond the call of duty. The parent involvement is extraordinary and the extra curricular programs offer something for everyone. My wish....that it didn't end in fifth grade. We really LOVE this school and are so grateful to the teachers and principal who put their heart and soul into educating and nurturing our children and making St. Cecilia a happy and memorable place.

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter goes to this school and she is excelling. The Teachers are amazing and the Principal is always on her A game. We thought about moving to other towns like Darien and Wilton for the public schools. We truly believe St. Cecilia gives my child a good balance for acclimating with multiple cultures which she would probably never get in towns like Darien and Wilton.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have been a parent at St. Cecilia School for 8 years. I have a girl who was there K-5 and a son currently in the lower grades that has been there for 3 years. It is a beautiful school with a loving caring staff to go with it. The principal is a dedicated seasoned professional who is just lovely. My daughter is currently in middle school and is a high honor student and I have St. Cecilia School to thank for it. She received a well rounded education there. My son is also progressing very nicely there. They teach them to respect others and most importantly themselves. If you choose to send your child there you will not regret it. As for the after school program it's very good. At work I feel confident and comfortable leaving my son under their wonderful safe care. He comes home every day with his homework completed and a smile on his face. Perfect.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have been a parent in St. Cecilia School for 7 years now and I couldn't disagree more with the negative comments below. St. Cecilia is a warm and loving school. It is a Catholic school so of course there are religious lessons. if you are not looking for that why would you choose a Catholic education? Religion is taught as a subject just like math or science and is just part of the culture. The kids are taught to be nice to one another to respect their teachers and to have good manners. I have found it to be a wonderful environment for my kids and the values taught there truly complement what I am teaching them at home. I am currently shopping for a middle school and it is amazing to me as I watch how differently the kids who went to public school behave from the Catholic school kids. It's proof enough for me that I made the right choice for my family!

  • (1 year ago)

    The Principal is not genuine which is why my kid will not return. I also feel that the school "nickel and dimes" parents such as "please donate $3 so our teachers can eat pizza with the kids." Fund raising events are a bit too much especially when we pay $10 000 per year. Teachers are nice. Good to talk to. Focus on the right things in class. No complaints. Office staff seems miserable and its quite obvious when you see the stacks of paper in the office. Not professional nor is it a good example for kids. Parents do get involved which is really good. I think this is great give the alternative of public schools in Stamford. Communication is poor and the internet site is a bit disorganized...again the focus is too much on donations and over funded kids events. After school program is "run around in the yard or on rainy days sit in a classroom in front of a t.v." Not ideal or what we expected. If your child is full time and you can get over the egotistical principal and focus on the good teaching quality go for it. For $10 000 per year I expect a bit more.

  • (2 years ago)

    Although academically in line with competitor schools I felt that the school used an overabundance of religious lessons and Catholic teachings in its core curriculum. This methodology will inevitably result in an inability to compete with top tier secular private schools. In addition the after-school program primarily consists of supervised free play outside. If however the weather is poor the children are placed inside a classroom to watch television and movies. I believe that time could have been better spent with planned activities. I know that some parents volunteered to assist with the after-school program but their offer was rejected.

  • (2 years ago)

    I visited St. Cecilia's open school and I felt that the school was orderly and quiet. I made some additional inquiries with a parent whose daughter attended the school a few years ago and became a bit concerned. There was an electrical fire at the school that the parents only found out about through the news media and there was a safety incident in the parking lot that the parents were never given any information about because the HSA meeting minutes were sealed. I came to this web site to see if there was any other feedback that I hadn't considered and I noticed that right around when I needed to make a final decision that on April 5th that 5 reviews all of which were 5 stars were submitted and 1 of them referred to the principal by name which violated the policy of the site. Based on this fact it is obvious that there is parent involvement but it felt like something was not right. I have decided to send my daughter elsewhere. I recommend a healthy degree of cynicism when using sites like this that do not police the way that they are being used and do not adhere to their own standards.

  • (2 years ago)

    The school is adequate in many respects but they are very resource deprived when it comes to challenging kids who test above their grade level. Brighter children will not be challenged by the curriculum. The environment is restrictive to such a degree that the children are not allowed to talk to each other during lunch or while being dismissed. The class sizes are high after having been increased to 27 children per class. The principal seems concerned with order to the point that creativity and fun is almost non-existent. The teachers and counselor seem to be intimidated and their feedback never appears to break with the party line. We cannot recommend this school unless you have the time and resources to supplement the shortcomings.

  • (2 years ago)

    What an awesome school after many years there we have had nothing but a great experience. I feel so blessed that my children are in such a caring enviornment from Pre-K to fifth grade. The teachers and principal all top notch and car for all of our children as if they were their own. I couldn't have picked a better school for me and my children. submitted by a parent

  • (2 years ago)

    One of the best decisions I ever made was to send my children to school at St Cecilia. The nurturing culture and the commitment to values such as respect for each other is evident each and every day from the moment I walk my children to the door in the morning. Both of my children have slight disabilities which could impact their classroom performance and their personal approach and commitment to helping my children succeed in school has been amazing.

  • (2 years ago)

    We are so happy to be able to send our child to St Cecilia School. Our child has had such a positive experience. We also have many family members that sent their children to St Cecilia's and have all said that they would change a thing. The afterschool is second to none the teachers care for our children as if they were their own. Dr Borchetta is wonderful. We are very blessed to send our child to such a loving and caring School.

  • (2 years ago)

    I have 2 children at Saint Cecilia's and I am very happy with the school! The teachers and principal are fantastic - they really care about the kids and work to create a loving Christian community. The academic programs and after school activities challenge and interest the children. They come home excited about what they learned. The STEM program is especially loved.

  • (2 years ago)

    We couldn't be happier with our decision to send our child to St. Cecilia. We are so pleased with the academics and we love all the new extra curricular programs that have been added...Photography Club Lego Club to name a few. We highly recommend this school. Dr. Borchetta is a terrific leader and the teachers are wonderful and so nurturing. We love that our child is so happy EVERY DAY!

  • (2 years ago)

    The facilities at the school seem to go in hand with the mediocre education provided at the school. The pre-k teachers seemed to be more involved in themselves than the children. When a child isn't participating they choose simply to "let them be" versus helping them become interested in learning. If you want a parent teacher meeting that doesn't mean the teachers will be attending. They don't seem to be able to speak their own minds.

  • (2 years ago)

    Only good things to say about the school Great education fantastic environment and principal. They allow the children to learn in a very safe and loving environment.

  • (5 years ago)

    We just became Blue Ribbon Recipients we have a wonderful school led by a terrific principal and a devoted staff including parents and students who give back to the school and the community through volunteering.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love the the school. It is a safe loving place both my children have learned so much from St. Cecilias School. I would recomened the school to everyone.

  • (10 years ago)

    I have been extremely happy with the education provided at St. Cecilia's School for my three children. My children have benefited mostly by learning respect for their fellow students teachers and most of all self. They have especially learned to work hard in a very structured environment and this has prepared them very nicely for Middle and High School. The principal Johanne Borchetta is a very dedicated woman and works very hard at keeping the standards high at St. Cecilia's School.

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