St. Athanasius Catholic Academy

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Welcome to St. Athanasius School!

The mission of St. Athanasius School is to provide an atmosphere where students' intellectual abilities and talents are fully developed.

Through various experiences, it is our conviction to enable the students to encounter Christ in every aspect of their life.

There are opportunities to encourage students' creativity, responsibility, scholarship, leadership and citizenship.  Building a cooperative partnership with family and community will ensure a caring and safe environment.

Come visit our beautiful school!

Our Patron

WHO IS ST. ATHANASIUS? stathanasius

St. Athanasius was born in Alexandria, about the year 296, of Christian parents. In 315, St. Athanasius went to the desert to spend some time in retreat with St. Anthony, a hermit. In 319, Athanasius became a deacon, and he was called upon to take an active part against the rising heresy of Arius, an priest of the Alexandrian Church who denied the Divinity of Christ. This was to be the life struggle of St. Athanasius.  In 325, he assisted his Bishop at the Council of Nicaea, where his influence began to be felt. In 326 Athanasius was unanimously elected Bishop.  His refusal to tolerate the Arian heresy was the cause of many trials and persecutions for St. Athanasius. He spent seventeen of the forty-six years of his episcopate in exile. Athanasius died on May 2, 373. St. Athanasius was a Bishop and is a Doctor of the Church.

If people ask, "Why did he not appear by means of other parts of creation, and use some nobler instrument, as the sun or moon or stars or fire or air, instead of merely man?" let them know that the Lord came not to make a display, but to teach and heal those who were suffering.
--Athanasius of Alexandria--



The students will be involved in various assemblies and fairs that will be held throughout the school year.  Parents and other guests will be invited to assemblies and fairs that their children are participating in.

Grade Level Meetings

Meetings are held at the beginning of each school-year to acquaint parents and guardians with curriculum and regulations pertaining to each grade level.


The purpose of homework is to foster the activities and concepts taught in class.
Students are expected to do their own work.  Their work should be a reflection of their abilities.
It would be beneficial to schedule a routine homework time.  
Parents should sign the following; daily homework assignments, projects, reports, and test papers.

Learning Center

Remediation of academic skills will be provided to those students who need reinforcement in basic areas of instruction.  Students who have current I.E.P.’s will be scheduled first for time in the Learning Center.

Science and Math and Computer Lab

This Lab will be used by all classes in order for them to actively participate in acquiring science, mathematical and computer concepts and skills.

Parent-Teacher Conference

At the request of a parent, teacher or principal appointments may be scheduled to discuss any academic or personal concerns.
Permission from the office is needed for parents to visit a classroom while school
is in session.
Mandatory parent teacher conferences will be scheduled at the conclusion of the first and second marking periods.
Each teacher will note and record in writing conversations that take place between all parties concerning the progress of the student.  These completed forms will be given to Mrs. Competello for follow up.  The record of the conversation will be placed in the child’s record card.  Please be advised that these forms are discarded upon the child’s graduation.
Parents requesting an appointment with the principal must do so by sending a letter or calling the school office.  This procedure is employed after a meeting has taken place with your child’s teacher.

Student of the Month

Each month students from each class will be honored as Student of the Month. The criteria is as follows:
1. Most Improved Worker of the Month
2. Good Behavior
3. Exhibits Christian Spirit
4. Good Attendance/ no lateness
5. Good Listener
6. Active Learner
*  Agreement of all teachers who teach the nominated student is necessary.

Report Cards

Students’ scholastic growth and personal progress and attendance are indicated on a report card given at the end of each trimester.  Students who fail subjects for the year as indicated by the June report card must make up failures in summer school or through tutoring sessions.

Honor Roll

The honor roll is published 3 times a year, at the end of each marking period.
Grades 1- 8
Principals List - 97% or above in each subject
First Honors -   93 - 96% in each subject
Second Honors - 85%-92% in each subject
Certificates of recognition will be given for outstanding effort, penmanship and perfect attendance.
Art/Gym – Passing Grades
No Lateness
To be recognized for honors in Grades 1-8, a "1" is not acceptable in conduct, homework or effort.


Formal standardized tests will be administered in the Fall for grades 3-8.New York State Tests will be administered to  grades 4 and 8 in Math, Science and ELA and in 6th grade in Math and ELA. Curriculum testing is done throughout the year by individual teachers. Each teacher can provide the basic format that they use.

Grades 3-8 – In the event that a student misses 1 or more exams during a trimester they will take a cumulative exam with questions based on the chapter tests that were missed.  Teachers will provide information so that students may prepare for the test.        
Grades 1 and 2 – Students that are absent the day of an exam will be given an opportunity to make up the exam at the discretion of the teacher.


Altar Servers

Altar servers assist the priest at the altar, lead processions and enable the Liturgy to be an experience of prayer and in a reverent atmosphere.  Men, women and students serve in this capacity.  Training is provided a few times during the year and training sessions are announced in the bulletin. Please call 718-236-0124.



St. A's Baseball has been serving the community for over 56 years.  All boys and girls, ages 5 to 20, are invited to join, regardless of race or religion.   St. A's runs an "in house" program dedicated to making the game fun for all players, regardless of skill level.  Beginning with the five and six years old T-ball division, players progress through the seven and eight year old Junior Minor division, nine and ten year old Cub division, eleven and twelve Minor division, and thirteen and fourteen year old Major division.  For more competitive players, St. A's has divisions that join outside leagues and compete against other organizations.  Starting with the nine and ten year old Cub T division, players progress through the eleven and twelve year old Bantam division, seventeen and eighteen year old Junior division and the nineteen and twenty year old senior division.  St. A's Baseball's operating costs come from the generosity of parents giving of their time and businesses offering grants and sponsorships through donations and advertising at our field and in our annual Sports Journal.  The Baseball Club House is on 53rd Street, between 20th and 21st Avenues.  Someone staffs the Club House on Thursday evenings from 8-9:30p.m. and Saturday mornings 10a.m.-12p.m.  The phone number is (718) 258-0256.


Boy Scouts

The Boy Scouts of America is the nation's foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training. Scouting continues to offer young people responsible fun and adventure; instill in young people lifetime values and develop in them an ethical character as expressed in the Scout Oath and Law; train young people in citizenship, service, and leadership;  serve America's communities and families with its quality, values-based program. The Scouting Program is composed of 1.3 million volunteers working together for the sole purpose of helping its 5 million youth members succeed in life. 
The Boy Scouts of America's 93 year history is a testament to the enduring values of Scouting. This quality scouting program now resides at St. Athanasius Parish.  Troop # 99 was organized in 1916 and sponsored by St. John's Lutheran Church in Park Slope and, for 87 years, has always been associated with quality Scouting.  The boys enjoy many activities like camping trips (including Ten Mile River at summer camp.), Halloween and Christmas parties, bowling, fishing, trips to the zoo, aquariums, movies, amusement parks and so much more!  Scouting builds strong values and character, respect and leadership.  We have a Cub Scout Pack serving the youngest boys of our parish and, this year, we started a co-ed venturing program for our parish youth, ages 14 - 20 years old which features high adventure and community service.  Scouting is time well spent, so please join us every Wednesday at Saint Athanasius School from 7PM until 8:30PM and be part of the fun!  If you would like more information about Cub Scouts, feel free to contact Anthony Papandrea at 347.728.8681 or E-mail him at Pack99BSA@optonline.netThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  For those who are interested in Boy Scouts or Venturing, contact Anthony Cullen at 646.354-9084 or Email Troop99Scoutmaster@yahoo.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Music Program

Our Music program is conducted by Paul Effman Music Services. Children will have the opportunity to register at the begining of each school year.




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  310 Prospect Park West
  Brooklyn, NY 11215
  (718) 965-7300
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