Where Faith and Knowledge Meet
Parents choose Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy, Gravesend, for their children because of high academic standards, exceptional values and a safe school environment.
The school stresses the value of self-discipline and commitment, and encourages family input and involvement in the ongoing education of their children. Research shows that such a partnership results in higher attendance rates and lower dropout rates.
Students score significantly above the national averages on standardized testing. Standardized test scores, along with classwork, reflect that the students are self-disciplined, self-motivated, responsible and creative.
Faculty and staff are role models who share their faith, talents and time with the academy community. Faculty members are qualified professionals committed to bringing out the best in their students as they grow in their own knowledge, skills and values.
Our Lady of Grace encourages each student to accept the challenges of being a better person in tomorrow’s world. The school also emphasizes participation, both in class and in other activities, by all students.
Appropriate social and cultural activities are offered, which provide relaxation and creative outlets.
There is an emphasis on efficiency and accountability, which helps us provide affordable excellence.
We help students understand that each person is unique and valuable, and strive to create a special bond among students, the home, the school, and the church – so that all share the strong sense of community that is unique to Our Lady of Grace. One aspect of this community is mutual respect among students, faculty and administration. This generates an atmosphere of care and concern.
The academy joins with the family to help students understand their place in the family, the Catholic Church and society. Students explore their faith through classes and activities in Scripture, the Church and morality. While not all students are Catholic, all share experiences of faith and values.
In addition to a strong academic program, Our Lady of Grace adds the significant plus of religious, moral and spiritual development.