St. Mel’s Catholic Academy enjoys a legacy of excellence, serving the Flushing, Whitestone, College Point and Bayside areas since 1960.
St. Mel’s offers free, full-day Pre-K for All; early childhood programs for children, ages six months to three years old, including Mommy and Me, Toddler Time and Nursery; and education through eighth grade.
The academy’s mission is to foster the spiritual, social, emotional and academic growth of our students in a nurturing Christ-centered environment. St. Mel’s promotes a strong Catholic identity in our children, emphasizing core values such as kindness, integrity and respect to guide these future leaders of tomorrow.
Academics and Extracurriculars
Students develop a strong foundation of excellence through comprehensive academic and extracurricular programs. The academy offers Spanish, art, music and religious studies, with additional math instruction after school to prepare students for the TACHS and NYS exams.
Graduates are consistently accepted into highly competitive, specialized high school programs in New York City. Graduates have received more than $350,000 in full and partial scholarships.
St. Mel’s teams have achieved championships in baseball, soccer, volleyball and basketball. Other programs include Girl Scouts, photography club, fitness and yoga, student council, yearbook, youth ministry and a new debate club this fall.
Technology and Innovation
As the first elementary school in the Diocese of Brooklyn to offer a 1:1 take home Chromebook for each child, St. Mel’s has a strong reputation for technology and innovation. WiFi is available throughout the school, SMART boards in every classroom, and iPads and laptops in the computer lab.
Earlier this year St. Mel’s also launched a state-of-the-art STEM lab, which features a 3D printer and 50” televi- sions for mirroring/projecting lessons from iPads and Chromebooks directly to the TVs. A LEGO Enrichment Program focus- ing on engineering and creative thinking is also available.
For more information or to schedule a private tour with Principal Christopher Stein, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718-539-8211. Follow school news on Facebook and www.stmelsacademy.org.