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SFDS Update #21 2024 (Week of February 3rd 2024)
Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams.   Think not about your frustrations but about your unfulfilled...
SFDS Update #20 2024 (Week of January 28th 2024)
Dear Academy Community,  As we bid farewell to January next week, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the incredible month...
Catholic Schools Week (February 8th-February 16th) Schedule of Events
“Catholic Schools Build the Future” Thursday 2/8- Visit from Bishop DiMarzio Full School Uniform Opening Prayer Service-...
SFDS Update #19 2024 (Week of January 21st 2024)
Dear Academy Community,  This Wednesday, 1/24 is the Feast Day of our school’s Patron Saint: Saint Francis de Sales. Born in...

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Saint Francis de Sales Catholic Academy. Since 1913 we have served families from the Rockaway community at our campus in the Belle Harbor neighborhood located in the Rockaways. We pride ourselves on providing a holistic Catholic education that nurtures hearts, inspires minds, and ignites the spirits of our students. All students and families are welcome at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Academy, where we celebrate the diversity of learners. We have a rich tradition of academic excellence rooted in our Catholic faith and the values of the Sisters of Saint Joseph. We see each child as a unique gift from God with their own way of learning and knowing, so we work to meet each child where they are academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually. Saint Francis de Sales Catholic Academy provides a multitude of academic programs to support the diverse needs of all learners. We couple strong academic rigor with our care of the whole child to ensure that students are growing and developing into strong, assertive, passionate and justice oriented young people. Christopher Scharbach, Ed.D Principal Follow Us!

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The St. Francis de Sales Catholic Academy family is committed to academic excellence, Christian service to others, and providing a Christ-centered, safe and engaging environment where students can grow spiritually and academically towards a faith-filled future.

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2023-2024 Family-Student Handbook
2023-2024 Family Student Handbook
2023 State of the Academy
2023 State of the Academy Presentation
Flynn and O'Hara Uniform How to Order
Flynn and O'Hara Uniform How to Order
Special Education Guidelines
St. Francis de Sales Catholic Academy acknowledges and celebrates the wide variety of learning styles that students bring with...

St. Francis de Sales is a fully accredited academy

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