Educating the Whole Child
Mary Queen of Heaven Catholic Academy is Mill Basin’s top educational and Catholic institution, second to none! The emphasis is on educating the whole child – academically, spiritually and socially – in preparation for their future role as citizens in a diverse society.
The faculty and staff are dedicated to maintaining a Christian atmosphere of respect, love and concern for all students. Their attention is focused on the Common Core Standards, and new strategies for learning have been implemented. As part of the curriculum, the younger grades are learning music, while the older grades are learning to speak Spanish. The school also offers an early morning drop-off and afterschool program. The school community attends First Friday Mass and a monthly prayer service.
This year, all grades are involved in community service, which reminds students of their faith.
Monthly assemblies are designed to encourage the children to achieve. The school also honors a student from each class as Student of the Month. Mary Queen of Heaven Catholic Academy has a Junior Beta Club that is responsible for conducting schoolwide charitable projects, such as collecting food for the food pantry, helping less fortunate children and sending cards to the homebound.
Students are encouraged to share their talents with others. The school offers band along with many opportunities for students to enter art and essay contests. Students frequently win awards that showcase their talents.
Some of the eighth-grade students attend St. Edmund Prep each morning for a high school class in Earth Science and Math 9 in preparation for the June Regents. Former students have received more than $250,000 in scholarships to St. Edmund’s Prep, Bishop Loughlin, Xaverian, Bishop Kearney and Regis. Students have also attended high schools such as: Stuyvesant, Brooklyn Tech, Brooklyn College Academy and Edward R. Murrow.
Many Mary Queen of Heaven students have attained first place in essay contests such as the “Keep Christ in Christmas Essay Contest,” sponsored by the Diocese of Brooklyn, and the St. Edmund’s contest titled “A Person That Inspires Me.”