Academy Ribbon Cuttings Signal New Beginnings

atd-gsca_cmykContinuing the process of Preserving the Vision, the diocesan strategic planning process to strengthen Catholic schools, 15 new academies opened this fall. Ribbon-cutting ceremonies were a way to mark the new beginnings. Among the schools that transitioned to the academy model were Good Shepherd Catholic Academy, Marine Park, under the leadership of new Principal John O’Brien, at right, and Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy, Gravesend, led by Principal Meghan Sarno, below. There are now 57 academies, and every diocesan school will transition to this new model by 2017.