The Tablet is pleased to present this Back to School Supplement in collaboration with local Catholic schools and the Catholic Schools Office of the Diocese of Brooklyn as well as local partners in education and health care.
Academic Calendar for Catholic elementary schools/academies in the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens, 2016-12017
During his visit to last September, Pope Francis said: “School then ends up being one big family. A family, where together with our mothers and fathers, our grandparents, our teachers and friends, we learn to help one another … to work as a team…”
Brooklyn and Queens Catholic elementary schools and academies annually report on the ways they address their mission and Catholic identity, governance and leadership, academic excellence and operational vitality.
With the start of the 2016-2017 school year, newly appointed principals are preparing to meet their school communities and to assume the diverse and challenging role of leadership.
Technology has positively impacted education in the Catholic schools and academies in the Brooklyn Diocese with programs for learning, professional development and the expansion of hardware, wiring and wireless access.
The St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Trust assists parish schools and academies by supporting enrichment programs, including the Catholic Identity Links, TerraNova online services, Greek and Latin Roots and Arts in Residency.
Students at Chicago’s Academy of St. Benedict the African have learned police officers are their friends because members of the Chicago Police Department’s 7th District take a special interest in the school.
St. Francis of Assisi School (SFA), located in the vibrant and culturally diverse neighborhood of Astoria, is a caring community of faith, knowledge and service.
St. Bernadette Catholic Academy in Dyker Heights is a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence that continues to thrive spiritually and academically. The academy maintains and upgrades staff, resources and facilities to keep pace with and surpass the demands of technology and curriculum.