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”


The theme for National Catholic Schools Week is “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed”. The theme encompasses the core products and values that can be found in Catholic schools across the country.  The logo brings the theme to life.  The open book made up of multi-colored pages symbolizes how all areas of Catholic schools blend together, with faith – as symbolized by the cross – at the forefront.  Catholic schools are vibrant, dynamic, and excellent. Please join us for our planned activities and visit the classrooms during our Open Houses.  We look forward to celebrating SFACA with you.

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January 2018 News & Calendar

Dear SFA Families,

Each year as we celebrate Christmas, we remember the wonderful people in our lives that make each day truly meaningful for all of us.  Your beautiful children are the reason why we do our work.  They bring us great joy and remind us daily of the wonders of the Christ-child.  Their smiles, their excitement, and their promise of a hope-filled future enrich our lives and brighten our spirits.  Not a day goes by without some surprising magical moment that is given to us from a child.  Every one of them sparkles in their own light, and we love them all!  We thank you for sharing the most precious gift of your children with us. 

As we look back at a busy December, we want to extend our gratitude to everyone who supported our efforts with our annual Christmas presentations.  A special thank you is appropriately given to the entire faculty and student body and to all who helped in so many capacities:  stage and hall decorators, backstage director, stagehands, maintenance, refreshments, and raffle sales. Continue reading “January 2018 News & Calendar”

Our Christmas Card to you…

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy Christmas Card

 May God’s love be with your family this Christmas to fill
your home with joy and your spirits with peace!

Thank you for choosing to be part of the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy in Astoria family.
We wish your family a Merry Christmas and God’s blessings for the New Year!

Ms. Anne Stefano
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy in Astoria

Rev. Msgr. Ralph J. Maresca
St. Francis of Assisi Parish


Thank you for your generosity for the Student to Student fundraising campaign

The National Catholic Educational Association would like to express its gratitude to all the schools that participated in the Student to Student campaign. To date, over 800 Catholic schools from across the country donated more than $600,000 to the campaign. What made this campaign unique are the many ways Catholic school communities found to raise money; non-uniform days, car washes, jeans days, bake sales and good old-fashioned donation “jars” helped drive donations into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Continue reading “Thank you for your generosity for the Student to Student fundraising campaign”

December 2017 News & Calendar


Dear SFA Families:

December is that wonderful time of year – time to await the birth of Jesus, time to be with family and friends, and time to spread the joy of Christmas with everyone you meet.

PROGRESS REPORTS will be distributed on Thursday, December 7 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Terra Nova results for Grades 3-8 will also be distributed at this time.  Parents are asked to enter through the main entrance on 46th Street.  Together with your child’s report, you will have a good indication of their overall academic performance.  “One of the strongest motivators for students is the opportunity to look back and see their progress. In this way, students can understand their learning goals, recognize their own skill level in relation to the goals, and take responsibility for reaching the goals.  By involving students in their own success, they become a more active partner in their learning.” (Educational Leadership, Vol.63, No. 3). Continue reading “December 2017 News & Calendar”

The music program is off to a great start this school year and there’s still time to join!



“Music is life itself. What would this world be without good music?”

-Louis Armstrong




Dear Parents,

The music program is off to a great start this school year!

This is a just a reminder that it is still not too late to join. If your child has never participated before, there is still plenty of time to get them enrolled and caught up with the classes. If your child has participated, and would still like to join, we’d love to see them back again.

Classes in most schools are available to students in grades 1 and up (violin) or grades 3 and up (band instruments). Grades do vary by school, so please call our office with any questions. Continue reading “The music program is off to a great start this school year and there’s still time to join!”

November 2017 News & Calendar


Dear SFA Families:

As we celebrate Thanksgiving, let us be mindful of the many blessings we share.  It is our responsibility to teach our children to value the priceless gifts of faith and family and to appreciate all of God’s creations. 

We are very pleased to announce that our school was honored for its role in the missionary work of the Church by the Mission Office of the R.C. Diocese of Brooklyn.  SFACA received award at the World Mission Sunday Mass at The Basilica of St. James on October 22, 2017.  The Mass was televised on the NET.  We thank our students and their parents for their support and generosity throughout the school year.  A big Thank-You goes to Mrs. Kerins, our Missions moderator.

Our Christmas Show will be on Tuesday, December 19 and Wednesday, December 20, 2017.  Schedule as follows:

              TUESDAY, 12/19                                               WEDNESDAY, 12/20

     K-102, K-106, Gr. 1, 3, 6, and 7                                Gr. 2, 4, 5, and 8  Continue reading “November 2017 News & Calendar”

Support My Kid’s Future


My Kid’s Future is a national non-partisan grassroots group of parents and child advocates working together to ensure that President Trump and Members of Congress give every kid a real opportunity to attend the school of their choice. We believe that parents should have greater control over their child’s education. The best way to accomplish that goal is to pass a nationwide tax credit to expand education scholarships for low and middle-income families. When a parent has the ability to send their kid to a better school, the results are life-changing. We don’t advocate for more taxpayer money or more government interference in education. We want a proven solution that encourages charitable donations for scholarships to give parents more options. Parents and our kids deserve it. My Kid’s Future is a special project of the EdTaxCredit50 National Coalition. This campaign is funded by the Invest in Education Coalition.

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