Catholic Schools Week 2017

Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Academy

165 Years as Innovators in Catholic Education

Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Academy (MHRCA) at St. Michael’s is celebrating its 165th year offering quality Catholic education to the families of Flushing. It is a diverse school community sensitive to the cultural origins of all. The mission is to promote each student’s intellectual and spiritual growth, grounded in a deepening relationship with Jesus Christ.

Intellectual growth is stimulated with academic programs offered at the academy. MHRCA is networked with several other selected Catholic schools from around the country by the Roche Center for Catholic Education at Boston College as a leader in bilingual education. This year the Dual Language Program was extended to grade three, and kindergarten through third grade students are being offered classes in English and Mandarin.

New York State Common Core standards are supported with technology and support offered by St. John’s University through Project TIE (Training Innovative Educators) and Curriculum Leaders Training. Student support services through Title I in ESL, math, reading and counseling are offered to qualifying students. A learning lab, resource room and speech therapy are also available on site. Fine arts instruction is offered in the areas of music, band, violin, dance and Tae Kwon Do.

Enrichment in math and science is offered with STEM classes. This year a Gifted and Talented Program is being initiated to challenge those students who perform above grade level.

MHRCA is also the recipient of an updated, state-of-the-art Media Center through the generosity of DeSales Media. The academy was the winner in the company’s anniversary raffle last spring. The Media Center opened in September 2016.

Spiritual growth is fostered by the academy’s strong Catholic identity. MHRCA accepts children of all faiths and is inclusive with all liturgical and paraliturgical celebrations. Sacramental preparation is coordinated with religious education.

The academy is open all year long with a six-week summer program offered to students in the diocese and surrounding communities. Pre-K for All offers four, full-day classes for students born in 2013.

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