Registration for 2018-19 is now open at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy in Astoria


Don’t miss out on scholarship opportunities!
Received a scholarship last year?
Re-apply by March 30, 2018
First time scholarship applicant?
Apply by April 30, 2018

To learn about the benefits of a Catholic education, please contact Principal Anne Stefano at 718.726.9405 or

Catholic Schools Week – Today’s Events, Friday, 2/2


Teachers are the backbone of Catholic schools.  On this day, schools honor teachers as well as administrators and staff who support the school in its important work. We thank the many parents, grandparents, alumni, parishioners, and Academy Board Members who provide volunteer service.  Please join us for our closing CSW Mass at 11:00 a.m.

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Teddy Forstmann Scholarship Requalification begins on Feb 1st…


Through the generosity of countless donors, Children’s Scholarship Fund (CSF) and Futures in Education (FIE) are pleased to announce the opening of the 2018-2019 application cycle! Carefully review and note the information below.

 Requalification Applications for 2018-2019

Starting on Thursday, February 1stcurrent Teddy Forstmann Scholarship recipients may begin to complete their online requal applications for 2018-2019 through the CSF portal.

  • Families with eligible siblings may add them to their requal applications.
  • The 2018-2019 requal application will be emailed by CSF directly to the eligible Teddy Forstmann families on February 1st. Paper applications are not available.
  • The requalification deadline is May 1, 2018 for Teddy Forstmann Scholarship recipients.  


Catholic Schools Week – Today’s Events, Thursday, 2/1


By focusing on the themes of learning, serving and leading, Catholic schools prepare children to succeed by using their God-given talents to the fullest throughout their lives.  Catholic Schools Week offers an opportunity for students to explore the many life paths that enable them to use their talents well in the service of God and others.  Classroom visits for all grades from 8:30 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.  Join us at 11:45 a.m. in Msgr. Campbell Hall for the 6, 7, and 8 Grade Spelling Bee.  Parents are welcome to attend.

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Congratulations to our 2018 Distinguished Graduate, John Ketcham, Class of 2005!

On Sunday, January 28, 2018 St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy opened Catholic Schools Week with an 11:00am Mass and an Open House following. As in every year, we honor a distinguished graduate at this mass, and this year John Ketcham, Class of 2005 was honored.

2018 Distinguished Graduate, John Ketcham (Class of 2005) with the current principal of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy, Ms. Anne Stefano, and the Pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Msgr. Ralph J. Maresca

John Ketcham has served in the parish ever since his graduation in 2005, beginning in the parish office for three years during evenings and weekends and becoming a Lector and Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion. In 2008, John began serving as a sacristan, and in 2015 became the Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Colon-Msgr. Higgins Council 309. He is also is the chair of the Pastoral Planning Council. After SFA, John continued his education at St. Francis Preparatory and then as a member of Fordham University’s Global Business Honors Program. He graduated as the Valedictorian of all three schools.

John believes that a Catholic education installs the critical thinking, intellectual curiosity and moral formation necessary for human flourishing. It bears witness to the truth that is Jesus Christ.

Congratulations to John on his Distinguished Graduate Recognition! 

Catholic Schools Week – Today’s Events, Wednesday, 1/31


Today, we celebrate our students by planning enjoyable and meaningful activities for them and recognizing their accomplishments. We encourage students to reflect on the benefits of Catholic education and how, by learning, serving and leading, they will succeed throughout their lives.

Our students will enjoy a Breakfast for Lunch, and dress down in blue to continue their efforts in bringing awareness to 

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Catholic Schools Week – Today’s Events, Tuesday, 1/30


Today we communicate the value of Catholic education to government leaders.  We share information with leaders about the significant contributions that Catholic schools make to the nation and their role in preparing students to be good citizens.  We pray for the nation and recognize all those who serve in the Armed Forces.

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Refer a Family and Receive a $250 Tuition Credit!

Refer a Family and Receive a $250 Tuition Credit!

All current families who refer a new family will receive a $250 tuition credit for the 2018-19 school year!
New family must enroll and attend classes through 2018-19.
Credit will be applied to the referring family’s April/May 2019 tuition payment.
Offer applies to referrals for 2018-19 school year and is not retroactive.
For more information, contact Principal Anne Stefano at 718.726.9405 or


February 2018 News & Calendar

Dear Families:

For the continued safety of everyone in our school, all parents must enter/exit the school building by the front door of the school.  Periodically, we will be having Fire, Lock-Down, Lock-In, and Evacuation Drills so that students, faculty, and staff are well prepared for any type of emergency that may arise.

Learn-Serve-Lead-Succeed is the theme chosen this year to recognize our Catholic educational system in the United States.  We thank you for choosing St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy to educate your children.

 Wednesday, February 7 and Thursday, February 8 in the morning each day from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 

These dates are for present SFA families who would like to register a new student for September 2018.  Please check our website for further information.  For families of current students:  If you have a child who is 4 years (born in 2014) who does not attend our Pre-School Program, but you would like to register for our Pre-K For All Program beginning in September 2018, please contact Mrs. Nealis as soon as possible by calling the school office or email her at  Siblings receive priority status when registering for the PKFA Program.  The DOE on line registration opens on Monday, February 5, 2018.  Parents must apply on line through the DOE site.  Re-Registration Forms for current students will be sent home on March 1, 2018 and must be returned to the school office with the registration fee by March 22, 2018.  Continue reading “February 2018 News & Calendar”

Catholic Schools Week – Today’s Events, Monday, 1/29


A central aspect of Catholic Education is learning the importance of service to others.  When students take part in service activities – both local and beyond – they demonstrate the values and faith they gain through their Catholic education and learn how to make the world a better place.  When they observe how others serve the community, they gain an appreciation for how they can continue to serve others their entire lives.  This year SFACA’s Student Council is organizing various fundraisers to support the non-profit organization to help find solutions for the global water crisis. Classroom visits for all grades will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 9:10 a.m. 

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