Mission The mission of Our Lady of Trust Catholic Academy is to enlighten, educate and empower our students to fulfill the mission of Jesus Christ and to reach their full academic potential by providing a Christ centered, diverse and caring environment. Values and Belief Statements Educational Excellence – We believe in our commitment to educational excellence and the belief that all children should strive to achieve their academic potential. Respect -We believe that all children should be treated as individuals to ensure that they are respected and nurtured. Love – We believe that under the guidance of Our Lady of Trust, the school fosters and creates an atmosphere of warmth, care and love. Service – We believe that God is first and foremost in all we say and do. Everyone is of the highest worth and value, and we live this by giving service to others. Leadership – We believe in empowering our students to be leaders in the school, parishes and community. Community – We believe that we are a devoted family community that collaborates with parents, students and parish members. Our Lady of Trust Catholic Academy services Canarsie and neighboring communities. Both Our Lady of Trust locations are committed to the educational mission of theCatholic Church, enabling our children to live and be educated on a daily basis in a spiritually nurturing and disciplined environment. We offer a safe, loving, cooperative learning environment based on mutual respect while providing quality education for grades Nursery through 8. We recognize our parents as full partners in our children’s education, and our faculty, staff, and parents have high expectations for all our students.
Register for: Nursery for 3-year-olds at our St.Jude Campus.
Register for: Pre-Kindergarten for 4-year-olds; Kindergarten through 8th Grade at our St.Jude and Our Lady of Miracles Campuses.
Our two campuses strictly follow and adhere to the New York State Learning Standards, and Diocesan Curriculum Guidelines in all subject areas. Both sites feature SMART Board Technology, the Renzulli Web-based Learning System, Education for a Global Renaissance Career Development Program, science and computer labs, and a library.
Because our Preschool classes are housed in the same building as Grades K through 8, younger children have access to all the building’s amenities such as the library, gym, outdoor space, technology, art, music, assemblies, and concerts. Also, Preschool students see the older students as models for academic success, which enables them to make a smooth transition from Preschool to Kindergarten.
We find our small class sizes and attention to the needs of the individual are valuable to all students, and particularly helpful to those in the middle school years of 6th, 7th, and 8th Grades. In fact, research has praised the K-8 educational model by noting that student test scores and attendance in K-8 schools remain stable, while test scores and attendance often drop for many students who attend stand alone middle schools.
Enhanced Learning Environment
Our Lady of Trust School acknowledges that each student has differing abilities, and interests, and that learning occurs at different paces. It is our goal to provide an atmosphere of caring and trust with relation to God and others.
For students who are more advanced, we offer the Aquinas Honors program. We also accommodate students who need additional assistance by offering Title I services in reading, and math, and a guidance counselor.
We seek to develop healthy emotional and social growth in our students by participating in Yale University’s Emotional Literacy Program, and we work to strengthen our school through St. John’s University Collaboration for Excellence Program.
Offerings at Both Campuses
• SMART Board Technology
• Renzulli Web-based Learning System
• Education for a Global Renaissance Career Development Program
• Science Lab
• Computer Lab
• Title I – Reading, Math
• Guidance Counselor
• Indoor Gym
• Outdoor Play Area
• Art & Music Classes
• Scholastic Competitions
• Religious Celebrations
• Community Activities
• Student Recognition Programs
• Yale University Emotional Literacy Program
• St. John’s University
• Collaboration for Excellence Program
• Aquinas Honors Program
• Student Council
• Extracurricular Programs