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St. Sebastian Catholic Academy, Building Strong Values, serves the Parishes of Blessed Virgin Mary, Help of Christians, Queen of Angels, St. Teresa and St. Sebastian, established in 1926.  We offer a values cenered curriculum, and an academically challenging enironment with Jesus Christ as our role model. 


Our school serves 448 girls and boys in nursery through eighth grade. Each grade level, has approximately 25-30 students who are heterogeneously grouped. All levels of ability are reflected in our student population. We are a multicultural academy with over 40 nations represented throughout the student body. A strong sense of family pervades our school community.

St. Sebastian Catholic Academy is located close to the geographical center of New York City. Woodside is an exciting, dynamic and perhaps the most ethnically community in New York City. For more than 80 years, we have  prepared young people to move into leadership positions and service in the Church, national and local governments, medicine, education, finance, business and many other professions.  A public library, park, and several forms of public transportation are within walking distance of the school. We have new soundproof windows to keep out city noise. Most of the students walk or carpool to school, but others take the train or private buses. Crossing guards are at nearby intersections in the morning arrival and afternoon dismissal times.

We recognize the sacrifices being made by parents of our students to give them a quality education.  To this end, the faculty and staff of St. Sebastian Catholic Academy pledges itself to loving service to our students and their families through the ministry of Catholic education.  

In the Vincentian tradition of service, students may join Choir (Grades 3 - 8); Altar Servers (Grades 5 - 8); Junior Lector, Safety Patrol, Elizabeth Ann Seton Service Volunteers (Grade 8).

Seasonal projects are continuous throughout the year as outlined in our Diocesan Catholic Identity Plan.


718/429-1982 or 718/429-5502
fax 718/446-7225
Mrs. Michelle Picarello, Principal 
Mrs. Toni Kelly, Administrative Assistant  x132 
Mrs. Laura Fernandez, Secretary, x133
 Mrs. Anna Tumminello, Receptionist x 135
   PKA Curriculum Director, Mrs. Donna Flynn x 134
 PKA Administrative Assistant, Mrs. Kristina Greiner/Mrs. Roseann Proia x 134

    NYC Nurse Paul Diaz- dial direct  718/426-6069


NURSERY  Ms. Nancy O'Melia            Assisted by          Mrs. Vicki McAuliffe 
PRE-K  1  Ms. Marcy Morgan            Assisted by          Mrs. Anna Constantinides
PRE-K 2  Ms. Rosa Trentacosti        Assisted by          Mrs. Penny Paolino
PRE-K 3  Ms. Diane Haimeck           Assisted by          Mrs. Cherrie Tan
K-1  Ms. Tisha Agnes               Assisted by          Mrs. Christiina Rosario
K-2  Mrs. Mary Donnelly          Assisted by          Mrs. Dawn Flores
1-1  Ms. Deirdre Slakman
1-2  Mrs. Jacqueline Paguaga          -  Substitute - Ms. Maria Rodriguez
2-1  Ms. Annmarie Benevento
2-2  Mrs. Diana O'Connell
3-1   Ms. Erica Melore
3-2  Mrs. Tina Frodella
4  Mrs. Andrea Santacruz
5-1  Ms. Kelly  Legg
5-2  Mrs. Edicel Lazo
6-1  Mr. Jeff Giambalvo
6-2 Mr. Spencer Harrison
7-1  Mr. Dylan Powers
7-2  Mrs. Ronaele Cambridge
8-1  Mrs. Mary Agresto
8-2  Mrs. Mary Cotter-O'Brien
ART  Mrs. Sandy Ryan
GYM/HEALTH  Ms. Geralyn Dennis
SPANISH  Mrs. Melida McGuire
GUIDANCE - PDHP  Ms. Shannon Pearce
BUILDING MANAGER  Mr. Andres Garcia     







39-76 58th St.
Woodside, NY 11377
Phone: (718) 429-1982
Fax: (718) 446-7225
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