At a Glance

General Information

  • Founded in 1880
  • Principal:  Theresa Bernero
  • Pastor:  Fr. Boniface Ramsey
  • Accredited by AdvancED
  • Governed as a parish-based school within the Archdiocese of New York
  • Academically excellent education at an affordable price (see Tuition and Fees)
  • Focused on faith, academics, service, family


  • Pre-K 3 through Grade 8
  • Enrollment: 350
  • 95% Christian, all faiths welcome
  • Robustly diverse in culture, geography, and socioeconomics
  • Population draws from the Tri-state area
  • 55% live in zip codes 10028 or 10128 of Manhattan's Upper East Side

Faculty and Staff

  • 38 full- and part-time faculty and staff members
  • All faculty participate in regular and consistent professional development
  • Average number of years teaching experience: 15 years
  • Average number of years at SJSY: 10 years
  • Full-time teacher’s assistants in all early childhood classes, and some primary grade classes 
  • Full-time nurse through NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene


  • Follow New York State Learning Standards and Archdiocesan guidelines
  • Strong New York State test scores in English language arts and mathematics
  • Maximum number of students in:

            Pre-K 3: 20 (10:1 ratio)

            Pre-K 4: 24 (12:1 ratio)

            Kindergarten: 25

  • Average class size in Grades 1 – 8: 24
  • Special subjects include technology, physical education, music, art, and library
  • iPads in all Pre-K 3 and Pre-K 4 classrooms, Chromebooks in all Kindergarten - Grade 8 classrooms with 1:1 Chromebooks in Grades K-8; 3D printers in tech lab

Student Life

  • Before- and after-school childcare offered daily
  • Over 30 enrichment activities offered after school each semester
  • Free breakfast, lunch, and after-school snacks provided by NYC Office of Food and Nutrition Services
  • Service opportunities including Student Social Action Committee, food drives, toy/clothing collections, participation in charity events, homework helpers, and teacher helpers
  • Two or more theater productions per year
  • Participation in International Day, Academic Fair, Speech Contest, concerts, art show, and more
  • CYO basketball, cross country, and track and field

High School Placement (listed alphabetically)

  • Archdiocesan Schools 
    • Archbishop Molloy High School, Archbishop Stepinac High School, Cardinal Spellman High School, Dominican Academy, Fordham Preparatory School, La Salle Academy, Notre Dame School, Preston High School, St. John’s Preparatory School, St. Raymond's School for Boys, St. Vincent Ferrer High School, Xavier High School, Xaverian High School
  • Independent Schools
    • Chaminade High School, Convent of the Sacred Heart, Horace Mann School, Marymount School of New York, Loyola School, Regis High School, boarding schools
  • New York City Specialized High Schools
    • Bard High School Early College, Brooklyn Technical High School, Bronx High School of Science, Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, Stuyvesant High School