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Most parents in Brooklyn have never heard of this school? That's because it just opened last year.
In 2012, Immaculate Heart of Mary school and Holy Name of Jesus School schools merged and reformed as St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Academy. My daughter started Pre-K3 last year and I've volunteered to head their Communications Committee to help get he word out about the new school. I've created this post to give some basic information about the school and helpful links to perspective parents who are interested in getting their kids an excellent private education.
My personal thoughts on the school...
• Great location near the Western entrance to Prospect Park
• In front of 15th/Prospect Park subway station (G and F line)
• Surprisingly reasonable tuition
• Pre-K through 8th grade classes
• Edwardian era architecture (not the penitentiary feel of many post-war built schools)
• Inclusive, non-snobby atmosphere
• No (or very few) hyper-competitive, helicopter parents
• Some parents still a little sensitive about the closure of their old school and hold strong partisan loyalties to their old school identities.
• Parking/Drop-Off area is a bit of a mess in the mornings (much easier to use the subway)
[NOTE TO ADMIN: Please move this post if it's better suited for another section. I don't work for the school. I'm just a volunteer and parent of young student there.]