Father Vincent Capodanno Catholic Academy
Ms. Debbie Cretella, Assistant Principal
Our goal has always been to secure the future of Catholic education on Staten Island and we have seen a great need for a seamless educational experience from PreK 3 through 8th grade that will welcome students of all learning levels and from all communities. The new academy’s namesake, Father Vincent Capodanno, a Staten Island resident, joined the Maryknolls as a missionary at the age of 20, went on to become a military chaplain, and died heroically while administering last rites to a dying soldier on the battlefield during the Vietnam War. Father Capodanno was an ordinary man who did extraordinary things in his life, and the Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints has officially accepted his cause for sainthood. The new name of the school will convey to our students that they must excel in every endeavor and fearlessly accept every challenge, just as Father Vincent Capodanno did.
Free 3K and Free UPK for 4 year olds. Grades Pre-K to 8 (UPK Site # 31RAEX); Meets New York State Educational Standards; Follows Archdiocesan Essential Learning Plan; Full-time Nurse on staff; Grades Kindergarten through 8th feature multisensory reading and real life math connections to meet NYS Standards. STEM, Trout in the Classroom Initiative and Conservation Initiatives driving science curriculum, SEL, Music and Yoga to address the whole child. Extensive community partnerships with Veterans and NYPD. Welcoming students with varying learning styles. Onsite SETSS, Speech, OT, PT and Counseling available. Extracurricular activities include Science Explorers, National Junior Honor Society, Altar Servers, Mighty Milers, Kiwanis Builders Club, CYO Sports and more. Before and Aftercare available.