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The Value of a Catholic Education


The Value of a Catholic Education

For Grades K through 8, now is the ideal time to secure your child’s seat for the 2020-21 school year.

Why Enroll Now?

Each family who enrolls for the school year 2020-21, and remains enrolled, will receive a credit on their December 2020 tuition bill for the full amount of the registration fees they paid. Financial assistance is available while funds last. The earlier families apply, the better their chances of receiving financial aid for 2020-2021. Reserving your child’s spot now enables your Principal to include your family in their school reopening plan.

About Catholic Schools

Investments at Catholic schools have modernized programs and practices to meet the needs of students in today’s complex learning environment. At over 30 schools across Westchester and Putnam counties, teachers, principals and administrators are focused on student success — including academic achievement, character development and the moral teachings young men and women need in an increasingly challenging and competitive world.

Elementary Schools

Catholic schools provide a wide variety of Elementary School options for families with children entering Grades K through 8. Our schools offer diverse programs, are academically excellent and are anchored by a faith-based curriculum. We are committed to enhancing the lives of our students, so that they in turn can enhance the lives of others.

Catholic schools provide a curriculum based on faith, respect, and service to others. Our Catholic faith is central to what we do. We share our faith through daily prayer, sacramental preparation, and the regular celebration of Mass as a school community. We foster a spirit of Christian service as an expression of our concern for the welfare of others.

Our academic programs, based on the New York State Core Curriculum, are grounded individualized instruction aimed at helping each child improve their ability to learn. We offer courses in technology, advanced math, hands-on science and foreign language coupled with the various forms of art study.

Pre-K/UPK

The Archdiocese of New York’s Early Childhood Curriculum for Pre-K and UPK is based on the Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS), Developmentally Appropriate Practice, and NAEYC guidelines. Your child will enjoy a safe, caring environment, where each academic subject (literacy, math, science, and social studies) has its own physical center. As they play, learn, make their own choices and socialize, children develop creative and critical thinking, as well as gross and fine motor skills, through active, hands-on exploration. Learn more about our Curriculum and Center-Based Learning.

Faith-Based, Future-Focused

In Catholic schools today, a love of learning starts in Pre-K and continues through high school, with 99 percent of our high school seniors graduating and an overwhelming majority of those graduates going on to post-secondary education. Our students are motivated to do their best: our Math and ELA test scores have outpaced NY State and City public schools for each of the last five years.

The Catholic school experience is an unparalleled opportunity to develop a child’s mind, heart and soul.

Since April, the Catholic Schools Re-Opening Council has worked tirelessly to prepare guidance that will ensure the safe return of our students, teachers, and staff to our school buildings in September 2020. We now have a plan — Catholic Schools Opening Moving Forward Together. Principals have each developed localized school plans based on the needs of their communities and physical spaces. Those plans and our general opening plan are representative of the most recent guidance from government, state, and local health officials, which is changing continually.

We are committed to providing in-class instruction at our schools for 5 days a week for all students, ensuring social distancing can safely be maintained in our buildings under the direct supervision of a teacher. We have encouraged principals to be creative with space, while ensuring that the health and safety of our staff and students are primary in their decision-making. For some buildings or class sizes that cannot accommodate all students socially distanced for a full 5 days, plans will be created by the principal using an alternating day/week cycle. As guidance changes, plans will be updated, visit CatholicSchoolsNY.org opening for updates.

We are happy to note that Catholic Schools across the Archdiocese of New York had a safe, and joyful re-opening started September 9, accompanied by many prayers of gratitude.

For Kindergarten and Grades 1–8, Catholic schools across New York are welcoming current students and new enrollments for September 2020. Financial Aid is being awarded as funds are available: families who apply early have better chances of receiving aid. Apply at: catholicschoolsny.org/admissions/apply/

Catholic School Listings

MANHATTAN

Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of New York

New York, NY

CatholicSchoolsNY.org

In Catholic schools today, a love of learning starts in Pre-K and continues through high school, with 99% of our seniors graduating and going on to post-secondary education.  Catholic schools provide a curriculum based on faith, respect, and service to others. Our Math and ELA test scores have outpaced NY public schools for each of the last five years. For Grades K through 8, Catholic schools across Putnam and Northern Westchester Counties are preparing safe opening plans and welcoming enrollments for September. Financial Aid is being awarded as funds are available: families who apply early have better chances of receiving Aid.

QUEENS

Sacred Heart Catholic Academy 

115-50 221st Street, Cambria Heights, NY

718-527-0123

shcach.org

At Sacred Heart Catholic Academy a school of one in Faith, working together with reverence for God and with respect for one another. The Academy strives to instruct, instill and inspire each other to be productive Catholic members of society.  Students learn the values and traditions of Faith as they are incorporated in each and every academic and extracurricular activity.  Each child is encouraged to discover and appreciate his/her personal worth and value to the community of God’s people.  The school strives to provide students with opportunities to develop their fullest potential and the ability to honestly evaluate their own efforts and accomplishments through daily challenges.  

St. Joseph Catholic Academy

28-46 44 St., Long Island City, NY

718-728-0724

sjcalic.org

St. Joseph Catholic Academy is committed to developing students of diverse backgrounds and faiths from nursery through 8th grade by providing a well-rounded foundation for future learning and life. In addition to religion class and religious activities, they offer a rigorous academic program, complemented by classes in music, art, library, physical education, Spanish, Mandarin, and yoga/mindfulness. Children are also exposed to co-curricular activities. All instructional areas are equipped with SMARTBoard computer technology and students have access to a portable notebook lab, and a newly renovated computerized library containing twenty-five upgraded computer PCs. The new STEM lab provides hands-on instruction for all students grades K-8. They also offer the PreK for All program of the NYC Board of Education for 4-year-olds.

BRONX/RIVERDALE

Cardinal Spellman High School

One Cardinal Spellman Pl., Bronx NY

718-881-8000 x 206

www.cardinalspellman.org

Cardinal Spellman prides itself on small school friendliness with big school opportunities. Each student is prepared for personal success in college and life through the various programs of studies and activities that Spellman offers. Why choose Cardinal Spellman? They have a 100% graduation rate with many graduates being awarded college scholarships! Being a large co-ed school, students are offered a step forward toward a more college-like environment. In addition to their strong academic foundation, they also give the opportunity to develop strong social skills while still receiving support in a nurturing atmosphere. Visit their website and take their virtual tour to learn more. “Where boys and girls with dreams, become men and women of vision.”

Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of New York

New York, NY

CatholicSchoolsNY.org

In Catholic schools today, a love of learning starts in Pre-K and continues through high school, with 99% of our seniors graduating and going on to post-secondary education.  Catholic schools provide a curriculum based on faith, respect, and service to others. Our Math and ELA test scores have outpaced NY public schools for each of the last five years. For Grades K through 8, Catholic schools across Putnam and Northern Westchester Counties are preparing safe opening plans and welcoming enrollments for September. Financial Aid is being awarded as funds are available: families who apply early have better chances of receiving Aid.

Saint Barnabas High School 

425 E. 240th Street, Bronx NY

718-325-8800×20

www.stbarnabashigh.com

Saint Barnabas High School (SBHS) is an all-girls college preparatory school located in the northeast Bronx. It offers academics for every learner from AP/Honors, College Credits, Regents, and Support Services.SBHS develops confident, capable, respectful young women from diverse backgrounds. As a result, the Class of 2020 received $11.9 million in scholarships. During the pandemic, SBHS provided continuous bell-to-bell online learning in all subjects, plus student/teacher consultation time each day. In preparation for the fall semester, Saint Barnabas is ready for and will adhere to all NYS guidelines. Enrollment is happening now. Visit the website or call their admission office at extension #20.

St. Brendan’s School 

268 207th St., Bronx

718-653-2292

Stbrendanschoolbronx.org

For more than 100 years, this school has provided a quality Catholic education to its students in grades pre-K through 8th. They strive to educate the spirit and develop the intellect in an environment that emphasizes Christian values and creates an atmosphere fostering responsibility and courtesy. Your child will receive a strong academic education in structured surroundings. Self-discipline, accountability, and self-motivation are among the benefits of the school’s program. Teaching the whole child is a priority, and they offer an exemplary academic curriculum, supplemented with visual arts instruction, weekly music lessons, physical education, and technology classes. They provide an early drop-off breakfast program and after school care services until 6 pm. Scholarships are available.

St. Catharine Academy 

2250 Williamsbridge Rd, Bronx

718-882-2882

www.scah.org

St. Catharine Academy has been preparing young women in the Mercy tradition for college success, leadership, and engagement in the world community since 1889. We offer a rigorous academic curriculum, including Advancement Placement Courses, Regents Courses, and Academic Honors. We offer a 1:1 iPad Program included in tuition, which allows our students to access their textbooks and take notes on their iPad provided by SCA. We are proud that our graduates have earned over $111 million in college academic scholarships and grants over the last six years. We welcome young women of all faiths and backgrounds.  

WESTCHESTER

Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of New York

New York, NY

CatholicSchoolsNY.org

In Catholic schools today, a love of learning starts in Pre-K and continues through high school, with 99% of our seniors graduating and going on to post-secondary education.  Catholic schools provide a curriculum based on faith, respect, and service to others. Our Math and ELA test scores have outpaced NY public schools for each of the last five years. For Grades K through 8, Catholic schools across Putnam and Northern Westchester Counties are preparing safe opening plans and welcoming enrollments for September. Financial Aid is being awarded as funds are available: families who apply early have better chances of receiving Aid.

Maria Regina High School 

500 West Hartsdale Avenue, Hartsdale, New York 

914-761-3300

www.mariaregina.org

Since its founding in 1957, Maria Regina High School has been a distinguished leader in education for young women, providing a rigorous learning environment and reliable social and moral guidance in a faith-based tradition. Celebrating more than 60 years of excellence, MRHS is committed to the values of Scholarship, Service, and Spirit. We challenge young women intellectually, spiritually, athletically through extracurricular activities. By embracing the diverse personal, cultural, and intellectual backgrounds of its students, MRHS develops young women to make a significant contribution to their community and society.

Montfort Academy 

125 E. Birch St., Mount Vernon

914-699-7090

themontfortacademy.org

The Montfort Academy is a small, private, co-educational Catholic high school that offers a timeless, foundational, inspirational, and transformational classical education.  A Montfort education transcends time–classical but forward and forms faith and character as well as the mind.  Montfort is a magical setting, a fortress where students and faculty members consider themselves a family and grow together in soul, mind, and body.  As a family, they care deeply about one another and their futures– they seek earthly success, but they also seek Heaven.  Montfort has to be experienced—in person or virtually—to understand just how special and excellent it is. Deliberately small, with a 6:1 student faculty ratio, they have never had less than a 100% college admissions rate.  As the #1 diverse school in Westchester County, Montfort is surprisingly affordable, too.