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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.

Sincerely yours,

Manuela Adsuar-Pizzi


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.


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Mid-Year Report

Posted on March 23, 2018

Thank you to all of the families who remain a part of our school community. It is because of your support and collaboration that we continue to thrive. This month and next, during our HAA meetings, families will get the opportunities to address their hopes and dreams for the school and hear more about how to participate in the exciting plans for the 2018-2019 school year! Please take a moment to review the Principal’s Mid-Year Report and bring us back your ideas in the attached Stakeholder Survey. God Bless!

Catholic Schools Week

Posted on January 28, 2018

Join us for All our Events this Week! – Catholic Schools Week Daily Themes

January 28th–               Open House- 11:00am-1:30pm-Student council will need to attend. Prospective families will tour the school.


January 29th–               Get up and Dance-1980’s style – Children are asked to participate in dress down for $2.00 which will be donated to a Catholic charity- At random times of the day music will play and the children will “Get up and Dance!” If your child does not participate they must come in school uniform. This is not a free dress down day. Show your school spirit!


January 30th–               The children will be participating in the Olewus Assembly, which is a school unity assignment. Also the classes will have a “Door Decorating Contest”and the winning class will have free dress down on Friday. All students have a  “No Homework Pass today!


January 31st–                Open House for prospective families- 9:00am-10:00am

“Winter Wonderland Photo Booth” Children can dress down to take a photo either by themselves or along with friends. Submit $5.00 in an envelope with your child’s name and grade on it. If your child wants to take a photo with a friend, submit ONE envelope with the children’s names, grades and the money from each child all inside the ONE envelope. Up to three people at a time. If your child does not take a photo they must come in school uniform. This is not a free dress down day.


February 1st–                Bake Sale- “Sweet Acts of Kindness” to show good citizenship. Please contribute store bought items for the bake sale; cookies, cakes, cupcakes, muffins etc. Students will create ONE card from the whole class which we mail to our surrounding parishes geared to their assigned class saint. See below for your class saint.

K & 1-         Infant Jesus of Prague             5th        Mother Theresa- St. Theresa of Calcutta

2nd               St. Therese of Lisieux                  6th        St. Joseph

3rd                Mary-Mother of Jesus                 7th        St. Anthony of Padua

4th              St. Rose of Lima                         8th        St. Jude


February 2nd–               First Friday Mass- 10:00am- All parents are welcome!  “Mystery Teacher Day” Teacher Recognition Day is for how hard QASCA principal, faculty, staff and students work. Visit our website and Instagram for photos of the week.


Posted on January 3, 2018

Happy New Year!

With the prediction of snow, I wanted to take this opportunity to review the snow closing procedures.

If the New York City Department of Education (Public Schools) closes, all Parishes Schools and Academies within the Diocese of Brooklyn will close. The snow closing message (Academies and Parish Schools within the Diocese of Brooklyn are closed) will be posted on the Diocesan Website, School Website and through an Option C parent alert.  Please be sure your phone number and emails are updated!

Additionally, a radio announcement will be made on WINS 1010 and CBS 880.  In addition, the announcement will be posted to ABC 7, CBS 2, NBC 4 and News 1.

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