Howard Beach School’s New Name Has Old Ring

Parishioners, alumni, students, parents, teachers and local politicians filled Our Lady of Grace Church, Howard Beach, to celebrate a Mass renaming Ave Maria Catholic Academy as Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy.

Howard Beach Students Learn Math Can Be Fun

Ave Maria Catholic Academy recently held its second annual Family Math Night. The two-hour event was attended by children and their parents from the K-8 school located in Howard Beach.“At Ave Maria, we work hard to ensure that our children have a strong foundation in the subjects that they will need to be successful in life,” said Anthony Russo, principal. “One way we do that is to make learning fun. Now that Common Core has been instituted, our teachers are implementing strategies to step up our math curriculum so that we meet and exceed parochial and public educational requirements.”

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Empowering Youth to Help Heroes   Five eighth graders from Ave Maria Catholic Academy took top prize in a recent competition for creating Helping Heroes, a military care-package program. The Howard Beach crew beat 10 middle-school teams from across the city to win a yearlong partnership to expand their program with Project Empower, contest sponsor. […]

Christ Jesus, Our Hope – Reconfiguration Has Brought New Life to Neighborhood Schools

by Jay Akasie This is the second article in a special series on the reconfiguration process in the diocese. Never tell a determined and talented Catholic community that something can’t be done if they put their minds and resources together to accomplish it. When the situation looked bleak for Our Lady of Grace School, Howard […]