Kindergarten - 8th Grade

St. Rose of  Lima School    Founded in 1959, St. Rose of Lima School is a parish Catholic elementary school in Massapequa, NY, in the Diocese of Rockville Centre. Following state and diocesan curriculum, the school educates students through eighth grade, with full-day Kindergarten as well as a part-time Preschool Program for Nursery and Pre-Kindergarten children. In November 2009, St. Rose of Lima School was awarded accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Middle States Association is a non-governmental, non-profit, peer-administered organization providing leadership in public and private school improvement. This accreditation is recognized around the world as an indication of trustworthiness, quality assurance and educational integrity. Please visit the About Our School - Middle States Accreditation section of this website for more information on the Association and the meaning of accreditation.
Kindergarten – 8th Grade St. Rose of Lima grades K-8 is a community of approximately 272 families and 404 students. There is strong parent involvement and a family and community-minded atmosphere. We have a state-certified administrator with more than 35 years experience and a faculty with the majority of teachers state certified and holding a Master’s Degree. St. Rose has two classes per grade level, small class sizes and low student-to-teacher ratios. Our Kindergarten is full day. We offer a reasonably-priced, on-premises, YMCA-sponsored After School Care Program for grades K-6.  
Effective for the 2012-2013 school year, St. Rose follows the NYS Common Core Standards in Reading, Language Arts and Math. In addition to core subjects, there is weekly instruction in special areas such as Music, Art, Gym, Library, Learning Center, Technology, and Spanish (grades 6-8). Formal, daily instruction in Religion begins in Pre-Kindergarten. We have a networked building and instruction in and tools for technological learning. We have successful results on NYS tests and the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills and impressive high school entrance exam results.  Generally, of our graduating students who apply to one of the eleven area Catholic high schools, 100% of them are accepted, with several offered full or partial scholarships.  Feedback on our students' readiness for and success in demanding high school environments is positive.    Activities & Events There are many opportunities for student involvement in school events and extra-curricular activities as well as parent volunteer opportunities.  Please see About Our School - K-8  Brochure  for details.
Tuition & Financial Information St. Rose of Lima School operates financially from tuition receipts, fundraising activities, and parish subsidy. Therefore, to enable expenses to be met, each family must meet its financial obligation with the timely payment of tuition, the support of our fundraising events, and the weekly use of the Church offertory envelopes.

Rates for the current school year (2016-2017):


 One child

 $4,615 per year


 Two children

 $6,355 per year/family


 Three children

 $7,535 per year/family


 Four or more children

 $8,610 per year/family

Tuition can be paid annually or monthly via check, credit card or checking account automatic deduction. There is an initial and annual registration fee. Please also see our Financial Obligations Policy for other financial obligations for families in grades K- 8, including the parish offertory contribution, our SCRIP fundraising program and our Family Festival Fund Raiser Please visit About Our School - Tuition & Financial Information. Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation provides tuition assistance for Grades K-8 for those in need.  For details, please click on the quick link located on the bottom of the Home Page. After School Care Program St. Rose offers a YMCA-sponsored after school care program in our building for students in Grades K-6. Care is available from dismissal until 6:00 pm, with five- and three-day options.  Prices are reasonable, and there are discounts for multiple children.   Please visit the Parents' Place - YMCA After School Care Program section of this website for details.
Open Houses & Tours For those considering admission to St. Rose, open houses are held in early December and late January during Catholic Schools’ Week. Tours, guided by trained parents, are available upon request during the year. This is a great opportunity to see our school in session, visit the classrooms, tour the building and meet our teachers, principal, and members of our parent organizations. Visit About Our School - Open Houses and Tours for upcoming dates. Admissions/Application Process Please contact the school office (516-541-1546) for dates and details of the admissions and application process.  
K-8 Brochure Please see our brochure for K-8.  It is updated annually, and it contains information on the most frequently asked questions about our school.  The brochure is located under About Our School - K-8 Brochure.