TOGETHER LET US MAKE A PEACEFUL FUTURE
St. Francis of Assisi is a Catholic Academy of the Diocese of Brooklyn for students in Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade. Our school is associated with St. Francis of Assisi / St. Blaise Parish. The school, which opened in 1909, is staffed by the Sisters of Saint Joseph and dedicated lay educators. SFA is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. We joyfully celebrated our 100th Anniversary in 2009.
Our school is located in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn. The first school building, located on Maple Street, was constructed in 1909 and is now the Parish Center and Chapel. The current school building, located on Lincoln Road, was constructed in 1937. The building is well maintained with 15 classrooms, a technology lab, an art room, a library, 5 offices, two bookrooms, a faculty room and a large auditorium/gymnasium.
Students represent all levels of ability, both academically and socially, and exhibit positive interpersonal relationships and care for one another. The school community strives to work together to nurture students who are cooperative, compassionate, kind-hearted, good-natured, respectful and responsible.
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy is deeply rooted in Christian values and emphasizes the role of the family in the school community. The school takes pride in its dedicated students, faculty and staff, and the degree of parent involvement.
The administrators of our school are Sr. Theresa Scanlon, CSJ and Sr. Barbara Yander, CSJ. The pastor, Fr. Juan Gonzalez, SM, supports the school by his spiritual leadership and guidance. School policy is specified in the Parent/Student Handbook and is in compliance with New York State Education Department as applicable to non-public schools. Policies are amended and adapted with consultation of staff during professional days, faculty and curricula meetings, the school board, and with parents at monthly Home School Association Meetings.
As educators, we seek to provide our students with an excellent religious and academic education. We believe that the intellectual, affective, social and physical spheres are woven together in the fabric of the whole person. Through an integrated curriculum, cooperative learning, peace education, and community service, we strive to develop the skills, abilities, talents and attitudes, which will enable our students to become caring, competent individuals with a sense of reverence for Earth and all its inhabitants.
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