Queens Daily Eagle Features SFDS for Perseverance and Innovation

Queens Daily Eagle logoDuring these tough times, it’s nice to see our school featured in this article about how we’ve adapted to the coronavirus crisis. Nice work by our staff, students, parents, and entire school community!


Catholic churches and schools across Queens are closed in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, causing massive disruptions in the daily routines of thousands of borough residents. Though few could have foreseen a pandemic of this magnitude hitting New York, one Belle Harbor school was more prepared than most.

The St. Francis de Sales Academy is no stranger to hardship. In 2012, Hurricane Sandy ravaged Belle Harbor and the rest of the Rockaway Peninsula, bringing massive flooding, fires and destruction to the beachfront community. Read the Complete Article