52 THE QUEENS COURIER • CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOLS • JANUARY 16, 2020 FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT WWW.QNS.COM
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy
located in the vibrant and culturally diverse neighborhood of Astoria
Learning…SFACA believes that it is our responsibility to provide innovative,
research-based solutions to help children learn. In order to accomplish this, we
are shifting our focus towards the New Your State Next Generation Learning
Standards, the Five Core Clusters of Social Emotional Competencies, and the
Arts. At the beginning of each day, we ask ourselves, what do our students need
to know, how do our students need to think, and what skills are required for our
students to become both personally and professional successful in the future.
Leading…We at SFACA strive to lead a way of life rooted in Christ through a
Catholic vision that provides inspiration and identity to all members of our
community, SFACA believes in the dignity of all human beings and supports a
Christian-laden environment that builds respectful relationships throughout our
school. Catholic teachings, principles, values, and social justice themes are fully
integrated into our curriculum and instructional activities to empower our
students to be leaders of tomorrow.
Serving…SFACA has a desire to serve others. As socially conscious individuals
our students recognize the need for change. Through school-wide service
projects, they are making the world a better place. Our school community has
partnered with Heifer International, Water.org, and City Harvest to make a
difference in local and worldwide communities.
Succeeding…The graduates of SFACA receive the rich Gospel values,
extensive knowledge, and essential skills that can enable them to become
productive and influential citizens in our worldwide community. In Affair of the
Heart by Patricia Jordan, we learned that “one winter morning in 1208, St.
Francis of Assisi heard the words of the Gospel not only with his ears, but with
his heart, and it changed his life forever.” It is our hope that for our students, an
SFACA education will make their lives and the lives of those they touch better
in every community.
Night / Open House
for the Class of 2024
January 21, 6:00pm -