“A Faith-Filled Future” – Educating the children of Belle Harbor and Breezy Point for over 110 years

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SFDS Update #35 2024 (Week of May 26th 2024)
Dear Academy Community,  “And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier’s tomb,...
SFDS Update #34 2024 (Week of May 19th 2024)
Dear Academy Community,  The 4th Annual Franny Fun Run/Walk is this Saturday May 18th.The run/walk will  start in the school...
SFDS Update #33 2024 (Week of May 12th 2024)
Dear Academy Community,  Congratulations and God bless to those children who received First Holy Communion last weekend and...
SFDS Update #32 2024 (Week of May 5th 2024)
Dear Academy Community,  This weekend our second graders begin to receive their special sacrament at St. Francis Parish....
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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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Our Mission

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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State of the Academy 2024
2024 State of the Academy
Alumni Open House: June 8th 2024
2023-2024 Family-Student Handbook
2023-2024 Family Student Handbook
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