The doors to the school open at 7:30 a.m. All students are supervised by a teacher. THERE IS NO FEE FOR MORNING CARE, and DOE free breakfast is available from 7:30-7:50.
After School Program (ASP)
ASP runs from 3-6 p.m. each full day of school. We provide snack time, play time and homework help. This program is open to students from other schools. There is NO ASP on half days. ASP is directed by a qualified, experienced teacher, and classes are supervised by the teachers of our academy.
Registration: $40 per child
1 child: $18 per day or $90 per week
2 children: $28 per day or $140 per week
3 or more: $36 per day or $180 per week
Play Study Win – is a funded After School Program for 6th, 7th and 8th Grade students. There is NO COST to parents! The program begins at 3:00PM and ends at 6:00PM. It provides homework assistance, afterschool sports, arts and field trips.
A six-week program packed with fun and adventures! It is a great balance of summer work and play. The program begins June 27th and ends August 5th. Camp provides daily Math, Reading and Computer classes and free DOE lunch. The fun activities are Arts and Crafts, Trips, Picnics, bowling, cooling off in our pool, and Fridays are Beach Days. Fee for the full six week program is $990, or $190 per week.
Latin and Greek Roots Challenge
Pre-K to 8th Grade participates in The Latin and Greek Roots Challenge. It is a fun, educational program designed to introduce students to Latin and Greek roots and their meanings. The underlying intent of the program is to instill in students the discipline to “deconstruct” words into their component roots and, therefore, to unlock the meaning of those words.
Criteria – Honor Student, and standardized test scores.
This program challenges students who are academically capable of advanced work with the opportunity to research a variety of topics. Once the in-depth research is complete, the students then create a project that exhibits their creativity in written, visual and technological aspects. Their project is then displayed and presented at the Diocesan Expo.
Math Regents Class
This course prepares our students to take the Math Regents in eighth grade. There is a fee attached to this class.
Artists in Residency
Grades 4, 6, and 8 are part of the Artists in Residency Program. This program provides our students with performance artists who visit our school for 15 sessions. Grade 4 learns the art of filmmaking. Grade 6 learns the art of playwriting. Grade 8 studies Shakespeare and then adapts and performs one of the Shakespearian plays.
Vocal music is taught to grades Pre-K to 8th Grade. There are two school-wide performances during the year in which the students perform.
Paul Effman Musical Instrument Program
Grades 1 through 8 participate in this program. Students interested in playing an instrument receive lessons in small groups during time periods that are flexible so that academic time is not impacted. Limited after school programs can also be scheduled. Usually, the debut concert will be performed in the Spring of the first year. Students in grades 3 and up are eligible to participate in the band program. Students in grades 1 and up are eligible to participate in the string program.
Instruments are available through a rental. The instruments involved in the school band include: Bells, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, and Drums, as well as many background instruments.
Catholic Sacraments (for Roman Catholic Christians)
Sacraments of Reconciliation (Penance) and First Eucharist (First Communion) usually take place in 2nd Grade. The Sacrament of Reconciliation usually occurs in early Lent, and First Communion usually occurs in April, May or June. The Sacrament of Confirmation usually takes place in the fall of 8th Grade.
The preparation for each sacrament is done by the classroom teacher and the parish Director of Religious Education. Confirmation preparation begins in 7th Grade.
Immediate preparation of the Sacraments should be done in the parish where the child will receive the sacrament for the first time. Ideally this is the child’s home parish. While the academy provides Religion classes, your child will need to participate in your parish’s program for the preparation of the Sacraments. For example, attend parent meetings and attend Mass with your child. If you wish your child to receive the sacraments at our host parish, St. Therese of Lisieux, you will have to attend the parish meetings and schedule for that parish.
Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC)
RCIC is for children ten or older who may wish to know more about the Catholic faith and journey toward their own initiation into the Catholic faith. For more information call or speak to someone in school. We will be honored to assist you.