History and Location

About the Neighborhood

Fort Greene, named after Revolutionary War general Nathanael Greene, is steeped in history. The Brooklyn neighborhood is distinguished by its hilly eponymous park—which, yes, once held an actual fort—and by its architecture, including impeccable 19th-century brownstones. It’s also a must-visit for many other reasons, including its importance to African-American culture, its vibrant restaurant scene and its status as an enduring creative center.

 

Transportation

We would love to see you at St. Francis Xavier – Queen of All Saints Catholic Academy! We are located near many different public transportation options and there is a pay parking lot nearby. The closest subway stop is the Clinton/Washington Ave G, which is one block from our building. We are also across the street from the B38 and B69 buses. Within a 5-15 minute walk, we also have the Clinton/Washington Avenue C train, Atlantic Terminal Barclay Center and Downtown Brooklyn buses.

 

History

Both academies have a rich history and tradition dating back over 100 years! Queen of All Saints broke ground in 1910 and St. Francis Xavier in 1913 under the direction of the Sisters of Saint Joseph, The Christian Brothers and the Franciscan Brothers respectively. Both academies share a rich influence by the Sisters of St. Joseph whose mission is to meet the critical needs of society through education, service and social justice. For over 100 years, our schools have served the diverse children of God in our care and we look forward to many more years of combined service through education in the light of Christ.

 

Learn more about the history of our church in this great video from NET TV!