Queen of the Rosary Catholic Academy


Queen of the Rosary Catholic Academy

It is with deep sadness that we must announce that Queen of the Rosary Catholic Academy will permanently close effective August 31, 2020, joining many other Catholic schools in the region and across the nation that will not be reopening in the fall of 2020.

The COVID-19 crisis has had a devastating impact on so many families, businesses, churches and schools. The pandemic and ongoing uncertainties have taken a toll on the enrollment and finances that we could not have foreseen six months ago. Following an extensive financial and operational review, it is simply no longer possible to reopen the Academy.

Parents were invited to an information session to explain further how we have arrived at this moment and answer any questions on July 14, 2020.

We also want to assure you that opportunities exist for your child to continue learning at a Catholic School with First casino. A Virtual School Fair, with representatives from nearby Catholic Academies, was held the following week to offer information about their programs and application process.

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To further help you in making your child’s transition to a Catholic school, the Diocese of Brooklyn, through the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Trust, is providing a one-time $500 financial grant for each Queen of the Rosary Catholic Academy child enrolling and attending a Catholic elementary Academy or School in Brooklyn or Queens next year. For those who meet financial eligibility for additional tuition assistance, additional scholarships are available through Futures in Education.

Though this announcement is a source of pain and disappointment for many of our families, Catholic elementary education in Brooklyn and Queens remains resilient and hopeful as we face the challenges of the moment. Our teachers and administrators are as committed as ever to offering your child a quality academic program in an environment of faith in Jesus Christ and care for the development of the whole child. We are grateful to you for the sacrifices you have made to send your child to a Catholic school for the formation of mind and heart that will be of benefit throughout life. It is our hope that you will remain within our network and find a Catholic Academy that best meets your child’s needs.

In the weeks following this announcement, the receiving school in which you register your child may request a transfer of student records by contacting the school directly at (718) 374-9115.

After August 31, 2019, all student records can be requested from the Diocesan Archivist, who can be reached at archives@diobrook.org or the Diocesan Offices located at 310 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, New York 11215.

For further assistance transferring your student to a new Catholic Academy or Parish school, you may also contact the Office of the Superintendent at catholischools@diobrook.org or 718-965-7380.

Know that you remain in our prayers as we ask our Lord Jesus for His protection and blessings on you and your loved ones.

Queen of the Rosary Catholic Academy
11 Catherine Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Phone (718) 388-7992