St. Catherine of Genoa-St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Academy in East Flatbush provides an education deeply rooted in the Gospel message of Jesus Christ where Catholic values prepare each student to live a life of faith and integrity, ready to participate as moral citizens in their church, local communities and the world.
Students are happy and eager to learn, parents feel that their children are safe and teachers are loving with high expectations for each child. Children are nurtured in all aspects of growth and development: spiritual, academic, moral, emotional, physical and social.
With the belief that the family is the primary educator, a strong bond is encouraged between home and school. This will assure children a successful school experience. This joint effort can only strengthen an understanding of the educational process.
Supplementing the N.Y. State and diocesan academic curriculum, programs include all other student support services mandated by the diocesan Office of the School Superintendent as well as by the N.Y.C. Department of Education.
A Chance to Shine
In addition to the above, the academy offers child-centered prayer experiences and liturgies, opportunities for outreach service and recognition of demonstrated Catholic values. Participation in a variety of field trips, performances and humanities contests enables students to develop their talents and “shine” outside of academics.
Graduates are accepted to the following schools: Brooklyn Tech, LaGuardia, Midwood, Leon Goldstien, Murrow, St. Edmunds, Nazareth, Bishop Kearney, St. Joseph’s, Bishop Loughlin, and many other public and Catholic high schools.
At Breakfast with Santa, one 3-year-old visitor, in response to her grandmother’s question, “What would you like for Christmas,” said in reply: “I want to come to this school!”
As stated by Father Michael Gribbons, board of members and pastor of St. Therese of Lisieux parish, the “…faith has been nurtured through this great gift, the academy, and is the foundation for what (students) fall back on to sustain (them) through life and many difficult circumstances.”