38 THE QUEENS COURIER • CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK • JANUARY 25, 2018 FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT WWW.QNS.COM
Catholic Schools Week
A beacon of ‘Hope’ for children in Middle Village
Th e mission of Our Lady of Hope
Catholic Academy in Middle Village is to
provide a Catholic education that fosters
the spiritual and academic development
of each child.
Th e responsibility for academic and
spiritual growth is a shared endeavor
among students, parents, faculty and
Academically, Our Lady of Hope focuses
on inspiring a love of learning in its
students. It strives to meet the intellectual
needs of all its pupils, from nursery school
through eighth grade and creates a challenging
atmosphere where all are encouraged
to reach their fullest potential.
Our Lady of Hope continually updates
its academic curriculum, reading programs
and standards in accordance with
New York State regulations to keep its students
learning at a rigorous and advanced
level. Each classroom is equipped with
Th e school off ers art, music and foreign
language classes as well as a variety
of academic and social development
clubs aft er school. Our Lady of Hope also
off ers National Junior Honor Society and
a Siena Club (part of the Aquinas Society
of the Diocese of Brooklyn) as enrichment
programs for hardworking and
conscientious students in seventh and/or
eighth grade. It also sponsors a Catholic
Youth Organization sports program and
a Youth Ministry Group.
Aside from a full academic and religious
program for kindergarten through
eighth grade, the school also has a nursery
and prekindergarten program, as well as
aff ordable morning care and aft er school
programs to assist parents with child care.
Th e school enrolls over 600 students and
benefi ts from a diverse national population.
Class sizes range from 18 to 30 students,
and 90% of Our Lady of Hope
graduates started as pre-K or kindergarten
For more information, call 718-458-
3535 or visit www.olhca.org.
Building strong values at St. Sebastian’s Academy
Th e road to academic success begins at
St. Sebastian Catholic Academy, which
serves the parishes of B.V.M. Help of
Christians (St. Mary’s), Queen of Angels,
St. Teresa and St. Sebastian.
Located in the culturally diverse neighborhood
of Woodside, St. Sebastian
Catholic Academy off ers a values-centered
curriculum and an academically
challenging environment where students
develop spiritually, intellectually, physically
Students experience a variety of learning
experiences including computer technology,
art, music, foreign language,
physical education/health and library.
Th e school also boasts a newly renovated
technology center, as well as Wi-Fi and
SmartBoards in all classrooms. Middle
school students are issued iPads at the
beginning of the academic year.
To further encourage its students to
excel, St. Sebastian Catholic Academy has
a partnership with Monsignor McClancy
High School for advanced classes in
Algebra and Earth Science for eligible 8th
Grade students. Title 1 services in reading,
math and guidance are available as
well as SETSS, Speech and OT.
Maspeth Town Hall also sponsors a
free, on-site aft er school program for students
in grades 6, 7 and 8 daily from 3-6
p.m. each school day.
Th e academy also off ers a free “Pre-K
for All” program available to all students
born in 2014. Children have access to an
indoor gym and a newly renovated outdoor
on-site play-space with state-of-theart
equipment. As part of the program,
students also receive a nourishing breakfast
and a hot lunch.
For all students in nursery through
grade 5, a fee-based Extended Day
Program is off ered from 3-6 p.m. daily.
As a testament to St. Sebastian’s academic
excellence, the 2016 graduating class
collectively earned more than $850,000 in
Catholic High School scholarships, and
students were accepted to the fi nest public
high schools in New York City.
For more information on registration
call 718-429-1982 or visit www.stsebastianacademy.