165 Years of Innovation in Catholic Education
Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Academy (MHRCA) at St. Michael’s is celebrating its 165th year offering quality Catholic education to families in Flushing. It is a diverse school community sensitive to the cultural origins of all. MHRCA’s mission is to promote each student’s intellectual and spiritual growth grounded in a deepening relationship with Jesus Christ.
Intellectual growth is stimulated with the academic programs that are offered. The academy networks 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 will be extended to grade three. Kindergarten through grade three students will be offered classes in English and Mandarin.
New York State Common Core standards are supported with technology and support offered by St. John’s University’s 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 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 a state-of-the-art media center through the generosity of DeSales Media at Catholic Telemedia Network (CTN). The academy was the winner of CTN’s anniversary raffle last spring. The center will open in September.
Spiritual growth is fostered by the 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. In this Year of Mercy the academy has adopted a Good Samaritan theme.
The academy is open year-round with a six-week summer program, and offers four, full-day Pre-K for All classes for students born in 2012.