Catholic Schools Week 2018

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy

Empowering Students to Create a Peaceful Society

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy, located in the Prospect/Lefferts Gardens area of Flatbush, has educated children for more than 100 years in the Catholic tradition of excellence.

The academy believes that the intellectual, affective, social and physical spheres are woven together in the fabric of the whole person. And faith formation enables students to develop a deeper understanding of the teachings of Jesus.

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy follows the NYS curriculum for the core subjects (math, ELA, science and social studies) and is committed to including physical education, art and music to enhance the educational program.

Participation in the Performing Arts School Residency Program enables students to learn film making in fourth grade, play writing and producing in sixth grade, and Shakespeare study and performance in eighth grade. Students’ talents are also displayed at the annual Christmas and spring shows.

Faculty and staff organize and run various clubs afterschool during the year. Dance, basketball, baking, martial arts, arts and crafts are some examples.

Technology is provided and updated to enhance the learning experience. A computer room with personal computers provides students with a location for weekly technology classes and classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards. Grades four through eight are equipped with one-to-one Chromebooks in class, and Google Education is used on a daily basis.

Students graduate St. Francis equipped with strong study skills, time-management and note-taking techniques that prepare them for high school and college. Graduates who move on to Catholic high schools often receive scholarships.

The staff consists of dedicated educators and the academy has been blessed with the continual presence of the Sisters of St. Joseph since the school opened in 1909. Dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi, peace education is integral to the program. Students are instructed to act as peer mediators, classes include a focus on conflict resolution and non-violent behavior.

Tuition assistance is available through the Diocese of Brooklyn and the St. Francis of Assisi Alumni Scholarship Program.