A Nurturing Presence in Forest Hills
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic Academy in Forest Hills is a Catholic, co-educational school with classes from nursery to grade eight. The academy offers half-day nursery, and both full- and half-day pre-kindergarten.
The academy provides a quality education for children while assisting in their creative formation. The educational program promotes spiritual and academic growth based on the Gospel message.
Along with meeting New York State and diocesan educational requirements, Our Lady Queen of Martyrs has the following enrichment and service programs: after-school program until 6:30 p.m., before-school program starting at 7 a.m., monthly liturgies, prep for the TACHS Exam, reading remediation, field days, math bees, altar service, band, CYO basketball, student council, spring and Christmas musical revues, annual talent shows and youth group (grades seven and eight).
Each teacher utilizes a SMART Board for daily instruction. Grades pre-kindergarten to eight attend art, computer, library, music, physical education and Spanish class each week. Ninety-seven percent of graduates are accepted to Catholic high schools in the area. There is a full-time Department of Health nurse on staff.
Strong Faculty Base
The academy is proud of its commitment to partner with families in the education of each child. This bond helps foster a true family-centered atmosphere. The academy is proud to boast of a strong faculty, many of whom have been on staff for over 25 years, and who provide a constant, positive presence in the children’s lives. A strong parent group plays an active role in the school community.
The academy encourages students to explore their strengths and challenges through diverse instruction. The faculty utilizes knowledge of both student and community to foster an atmosphere recognizing the many cultures and customs of each individual. The academy strives to cultivate a nurturing environment, where students feel free to express their talents, and provide children with the necessary skills for long-term success.