Dr. Thomas Chadzutko, the Superintendent of Catholic Schools for Brooklyn and Queens, has announced that all 69 schools and academies will remain open and continue to provide in-person learning, in spite of the decision made to close New York City public schools indefinitely starting tomorrow.

“I am frustrated that the Mayor’s announcement was made as Catholic schools and academies throughout Brooklyn and Queens were dismissing our students. I want to make it clear to parents, teachers, staff, and students that the Mayor’s announcement only pertains to New York City public schools, and our schools will be open tomorrow. We have worked tirelessly to ensure that our school community remains safe for everyone, and we will continue to ensure strict compliance with all health and safety protocols,” said Dr. Thomas Chadzutko, Superintendent of Catholic Schools ~ Office of Support Services.

Catholic schools in the Diocese in Brooklyn and Queens have provided safe, five days a week in-person learning since beginning this school year, as scheduled, on September 9. The Superintendent, along with the Superintendent of the Archdiocese of New York, has received confirmation from the New York City Department of Education’s Office of Non-Public Schools that they will maintain entitled services for Catholic school students, including school nurses, transportation, and food.

         Catholic Academies and Parish Schools within the Diocese of Brooklyn have successfully operated for more than two months due to the strict adherence to the important “Core Four” actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission, including maintaining physical distance, wearing a face covering, practicing healthy hand hygiene, and staying home if sick. The schools and academies of the Diocese of Brooklyn continue to work with New York State and City Department of Health officials on a regular basis to maintain the safety of all of our students, faculty, and staff.

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Mission Statement  

St. Sebastian Catholic Academy, Building Strong Values, serves the Parishes of BVM St. Mary's, Queen of Angels, St. Teresa and St. Sebastian, offers a values centered curriculum, and an academically challenging environment with Jesus Christ as our role model.

St. Sebastian Catholic Academy Philosophy Statement 


Saint Sebastian Catholic Academy serves the Parishes of Blessed Virgin Mary Help of Christians (St. Mary's), Queen of Angels, St. Teresa, and St. Sebastian parishes.  The Academy is dedicated to developing mature Catholic young people who practice the virtues and values taught by Christ and His Church.  We create an environment conducive to learning within the atmosphere of a Catholic Faith community.  We hope to develop a collaborative relationship of priests, deacons, principal, teachers, staff, students, and parents, through mutual respect and commitment to the Gospel.  Each student is recognized as a unique and unrepeatable individual, created in the image and likeness of God, with special talents and abilities given by God to be shared with others.  Our aim is to develop the religious, moral, intellectual, physical, emotional, and social aspects of the person.  

We strive to create an environment that invites and challenges each student to strive to the best of his/her ability and to discover and utilize his/her God given talents.

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The Catholic Academies and Parish Schools within the Roman Catholice Diocese of Brooklyn welcome students of all backgrounds to share in the Catholic education experience.  As parents of children who attend the Catholic Academies and Parish Schools, you are encouraged to share in our Faith community.  In accordance with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Faith, the Catholic Academies and Parish Schools within the Diocese of Brooklyn admit students of any race, color, national origin and ethnic origin.  The Catholic Academes and Parish Schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin and ethnic origin in admission, policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.


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