We believe that everything originates at the hands of a loving God. As a Catholic School and a vital part of the parish community, we share this belief with clergy, parents, administration, faculty and staff through our teaching of the doctrines of the Catholic Church. We exist for our children and without them we have no purpose. We take pride in our culturally and religiously diverse student body that recognizes, promotes and nourishes the God-given talents of each individual. Focusing on the individual needs of each student, we seek to create a peaceful and mutually respectful learning environment where each child will be motivated and encouraged to develop as a whole person – spiritually, academically, socially, emotionally and physically. Our hope is that with this development there will grow an awareness of each student’s responsibility to self, community, church and the world. This, coupled with basic learning experiences, will promote academic excellence. The pastor, the Board of Directors and the principal are responsible for the establishment of local school policy. The curriculum is based on the Common Core Learning Standards and the guidelines provided by the Diocese of Brooklyn Office of the Superintendent ~ Catholic School Support Services. We recognize parents as the primary educators of their children and strive to work with them as partners. We keep our families well informed of the progress of their children based on teacher evaluation and standardized testing. While maintaining our identity as a Catholic school, we welcome families of other denominations for whom faith is essential.
At St. Nicholas of Tolentine Catholic Academy we value and challenge all of our students in grades Nursery to 8 to the best of their abilities. The Catholic values of faith, hope and charity are the cornerstones of our existence. Since we believe these values to be universal we welcome children of all faiths to join our school community.
As a Catholic School of the Diocese of Brooklyn we follow the curriculum of the New York State Board of Regents based on the Common Core Curriculum. We believe that Technology is an essential component of a 21st Century education and that it must be an integral part of instruction allowing for students to be active learners. All of our classrooms are equipped with SmartBoards and we have a modern Computer Lab available on a daily basis for both direct instruction and student use. Students also use lap tops in their classrooms and are encouraged to do enrichment activities both at home and in school. We also offer instruction in Computer Graphics and Robotics.
We combine challenging academics with a variety of co-curricular activities such as school assemblies, a Science Fair, Spelling and Math Bees, a Talent Show, Concerts and Poetry Contests.
We have classes in choral and instrumental music as well as film making, script writing and performance art.
Free Pre-K For All
Early Drop Off (7 am) and After School Care (until 6 pm)
Instrumental and Choral Music Classes
Spanish Classes for grades 2 – 8
Art Classes for all grades from PK to 8