Dear Prospective Member of the Academy:
Welcome to our school! In the 2018-2019 school year, St. Francis Xavier and Queen of All Saints Catholic Academy will bring together their special traditions, excellent programs and strong core values under one roof as a united academy! The faculty, staff, and administration of our academies look forward to providing a safe and nurturing learning environment, and an education that is rooted in the great tradition of Catholic Social Justice.
We are committed to the education of the total child, and recognize that you, the parents, are the primary educator. We pledge to work with you to help your child grow into an individual well formed in their Catholic faith who has the tools to be successful in future academic endeavors and the world beyond the classroom.
We believe in exposing our children to a variety of learning situations and subject areas. In addition to the traditional subjects, all students explore foreign language, art, computer education, music, physical education, and library skills. Middle school students in Grades 6-8 also have the opportunity to participate in a Literacy Lab program with St. Joseph’s College School of Education and to take advanced courses in math and science at Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School.
St. Francis Xavier – Queen of All Saints Catholic Academy also partners with many different local organizations to bring enrichment to our curriculum. Notably, our school has participated in partnerships with Ballroom Basix, BAM – Shakespeare in Schools Residency, The International Children’s Film Forum, The Brooklyn Collection and our very own 4H Club in collaboration with Cornell University. Additionally, our students benefit from instrumental music instruction with Paul Effman Music Company, Stages on the Sound Performing Arts Workshops with grades 4, 6 and 8, 1:1 Keyboarding instruction in our middle school and a Young Writer’s Workshop for students K-8.
In the 2018-2019 school year, SFX-QAS looks forward to piloting our first ever partial immersion Spanish classroom in Kindergarten. We are also in the process of exploring potential partnerships with NY Sun Works – The Greenhouse Project, Mark Morris Dance Company, Second Grade Swim at the YMCA, NY Chess Program, The Young Composers and Improvisers Workshop and Pratt Institute of Art and Design.
If you would like to learn more about the differences a Catholic School can make in your child’s life, we would be happy to share with you the “Good News” about St. Francis Xavier – Queen of All Saints Catholic Academy. For further information or to arrange a school visit, please call our school office at 718-857-3114.
Principal Pizzi has worked in the field of education for the last fourteen years. She graduated Cum Laude with departmental honors from Hunter College, with a BA in Philosophy and English and a minor concentration in Pre-Medical Sciences. She later graduated Summa Cum Laude from St. John’s University with a Certificate of Excellence and MSEd in Adolescent Education for grades 7-12 with a middle school extension for grades 5-6. This year, she completes two additional MSEd degrees in School Building Leadership through Fordham University and Literacy Leadership through Hunter College.
Come and join us for a coffee talk in the library every first Friday from 8:15-9:00!