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: 370
  • 92% Christian, all faiths welcome
  • Robustly diverse in culture, geography, and socioeconomics
  • Population draws from the Tri-state area
  • 97% come from all five boroughs of the New York City
  • 60% live in zip codes 10028 or 10128 of Manhattan's Upper East Side

Faculty and Staff

  • 30 full- and part-time faculty 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 depending on enrollment
  • Full-time nurse through NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene


  • Follow New York State Learning Standards and Archdiocesan guidelines
  • New York State test scores rank in the top 10% of all schools in the state for both 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, Spanish, 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 5-8

Student Life

  • Before- and after-school child care offered daily
  • Over 25 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
  • Three or more drama productions per year
  • Instrumental music program offered during and after school
  • Participation in International Day, Academic Fair, Speech Contest, TedEx Talk, concerts, coffee houses, art show, and more
  • CYO basketball, cross country, track and field, and more coming soon

High School Placement (listed alphabetically)

  • Archdiocesan Schools 
    • Archbishop Molloy High School, Dominican Academy, Fordham Preparatory School, La Salle Academy, Notre Dame School, Preston High School, St. Vincent Ferrer High School, St. John’s Preparatory School, Xavier High School
  • Independent Schools
    • Convent of the Sacred Heart, 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