Catholic Schools Week 2017

St. Sebastian Catholic Academy

Building Strong Values

The road to academic success begins at St. Sebastian Catholic Academy, which serves the parishes of Queen of Angels, Church of St. Teresa and St. Sebastian.

Located in the culturally diverse neighborhood of Woodside, the academy offers a values-centered curriculum and an academically challenging environment where students develop spiritually, intellectually, physically and socially.

Students experience a variety of learning experiences including computer technology, art, music, foreign language, physical education/health and library. The school also boasts a newly renovated technology center, as well as WiFi and SMART Boards in all classrooms. Students in grades seven and eight have been issued iPads, and students in fifth and sixth grades will be issued iPads in this spring.

To further encourage students to excel, St. Sebastian has a partnership with Msgr. McClancy High School for advanced classes in algebra and earth science for eligible eighth-grade students. Title 1 services in reading and math are available for students who need additional academic support. SETSS, speech and OT are also provided.

As an added bonus for working parents, sixth through eighth graders may take part in an innovative and educational after-school experience: Maspeth Town Hall After-School Program. Sponsored by Maspeth Town Hall, this free, on-site program is available weekdays, 3 to 6 p.m.

Pre-K for All is a free program that is available to all students born in 2013. Children have access to an indoor gym and a newly renovated outdoor on-site playspace with state-of-the-art equipment. As part of the program, students also receive a nourishing breakfast and a hot lunch.

For all students in nursery through fifth grade, an extended day program is offered from 3 to 6 p.m. daily. This fee-based program provides a safe haven for students to play and complete homework under the supervision of St. Sebastian staff.

As a testament to St. Sebastian academic excellence, the 2016 graduating class collectively earned more than $850,000 in Catholic high school scholarships, and students were accepted to New York City’s finest public high schools.

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