Principal’s News

The philosophy at Holy Angels Catholic Academy is simple — we are a place where inquisitive minds grow and faith is nurtured. Our program follows guidelines set by New York State and the Diocese of Brooklyn. Our students are instructed in the common core curriculum, in­cluding religion, math, social studies, lan­guage arts, and science. Students are also educated in com­puter technology and foreign language using the Rosetta Stone web-based program. Starting in grade 5 students are involved in the Dun Scotis program, an enrichment honors program.  Our young students are introduced to reading and language with the Superkids Reading Program. This phonetic-based reading program is vali­dated through research to be the most ef­fective way to teach children to read.

Students’ creativity will be unleashed and inspired through an appreciation of the arts, music and dance.  New for Spring 2017, students in grades 5 through 8 will be offered a voluntary after school program in Acting, Drama, and Musical Theater.  This workshop will run for 10 weeks, and students will perform in the Spring Concert.  Our students are also fortunate enough to enjoy af­ter school clubs, such as dance, glee club, board games, movie club, American sign language and the ever so popular Lego Club. Here at Holy Angels the learning and fun go well beyond the 3:00 p.m. dismissal bell.

Our physical plant boasts two gymnasiums, an auditorium with a stage, a beautifully designed, air-conditioned cafeteria, school yard, and an early childhood motor skills center. We believe strongly in providing our administrators, teachers and students with the tools they need to strive for ex­cellence.

Our highly professional staff of educators has combined experience of over 200 years of teaching, and are con­stantly keeping up with the latest trends and advancements in education through professional development opportunities. Our principal and board of directors, through collaboration with St. John’s University, are trained in the academy methodology to ensure that we remain on the cutting edge of the academy mod­el of education. We have forged a partnership with St. Francis College as well, and in December our first grade and kindergarten students enjoyed a day at the college.  Holy Angels enjoys the benefit of a prestigious group of business and community leaders to govern as the Academy’s board of directors.

We are the future of Catholic school education and pride ourselves on being the forerunner in our area.  We have a full day Nursery and Pre-K program.  Students in these grades have the opportunity to visit our Early Child­hood Motor Skills Center on a regular basis.  We boast a Technology Center with 27 computers, an iPad cart, and Smart Boards in all our classrooms. We pro­vide our teachers and students with state-of-the-art technology and embrace the changes that will help make our stu­dents successful.  Holy Angels Catholic Academy is the school that continues to grow in Brooklyn.  Our student enrollment continues to increase, while we keep tution costs comparatively low.

As we embark on Catholic Schools Week, please join us on Sunday, January 29, 2017, as we celebrate Mass at 10:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Angels Church.  Holy Angels Catholic Acad­emy will host an Open House from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Perspective parents are also welcome to visit classes on Tuesday, January 31, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. In addition, on Wednesday, February 1st the 8:30 mass will be officiated by the Most Reverend Witold Mroziewski, J.C.D., D.D.  Following mass, come by and enjoy our 4th Annual President’s Day. While here, why not visit the Gilder Lehrman Institute’s traveling Museum Exhibit on Abraham Lincoln, with live inter-action from our students?  Give us a call at (718) 238-5045 or visit us at www.holyangelsbayridge.org for more information.  Or better yet, come visit and witness first-hand the excitement and premier education we have to offer.