St. Agnes Cathedral School: A Vibrant Faith Community Committed to Excellence in Catholic Education.
When St. Agnes
Cathedral School opened its doors to over 850 students on September 9,
2009, it did so for the ninety second year. Founded in 1917 by five
Amityville Dominican Sisters, the original school was located on Quealy
Place in what is now the grassy area between the Cathedral and the
Rectory. In the late 1950's, the Parish purchased the Clinton Avenue
School from the Rockville Centre Public School District. Built in
1896,the main building was one of the original public schools in
Rockville Centre. The two wings were subsequently added in the 1960's.
Thirty-two classrooms eventually accommodated 1600 students!
history St. Agnes Cathedral School has striven to create and foster an
environment in response to the call of the mission of the Church: to
proclaim the message of Jesus, to participate in worship, to build a
faith community and to respond in service to others.
In spite of
radical educational changes, St. Agnes Cathedral School has never
deviated from its commitment to academic excellence and meeting the
divergent learning styles and needs of its K-8 students. The
challenging, sequentially developed curriculum is based upon the
mandates of New York State and the Diocese of Rockville Centre Education
Department. We are often asked how our
children perform on the New York State assessments, in relation to the local public schools and the Diocese. Please click HERE to see a chart that illustrates the results for the testing done in the 2009 - 2010 school year.
technology has impacted the educational programs at St. Agnes. Two
summers ago over twenty smartBoards were installed. Each classroom, in
addition to the art room, library, and computer lab is now equipped with
a smartBoard. This effort was funded by the Mothers and Fathers Clubs.
tasks are also driven by Internet based technology. The school uses
Power School and has introduced eChalk, for web sites, e-mail and a host
of other functions.
rich and academically challenging programs are balanced by opportunities
for the students to participate in after school enrichment programs.
Middle Level sports include interscholastic basketball, softball,
baseball, soccer, and volleyball teams. In recent years, the
intermediate and Middle Level drama clubs have presented Fiddler on the
Roof, Guys and Dolls, Cinderella, Oklahoma, and The Wizard of Oz to the
delight of senior citizen groups, parents, and fellow students.
As a faith
community, St. Agnes Cathedral School depends upon the support and
involvement of the clergy, parents, and parishioners. We are grateful to
Msgr. Koenig and the priests who visit and work with the students
throughout the course of the school year. Words cannot express our
thanks to the Mothers and Fathers Clubs, the Home-School Association and
School Board for all they contribute to the life of the school.
The St. Agnes
School community is looking forward to an exciting, challenging, and
growth filled school year. Pray that all the children of our Parish
experience a happy, healthy, and productive year in their respective