Author to Visit Bayside Campus!

Welcome Michael Sampson!

On Friday, February 3rd, 2017 popular children’s author Michael Sampson will be visiting our school. Sampson is both an author and a former elementary school teacher. Currently, Michael is Dean of the School of Education at St. John’s University. Michael Sampson has written and co-written more than 30 books with famous children’s author Bill Martin Jr. Michael Sampson will be visiting with Pre-K – fifth grade students.

Some of Sampson’s books are listed below. The School will receive 25% of the profits from the books sold. Since he cannot possibly bring multiple copies of all his books, students must pre-order any book they would like to purchase by filling out the sheet below. Please complete the Book Order Summary Form and return it to your teacher by the requested deadline. The titles of available books and their prices are listed below. Checks are to be made out to Michael Sampson Books. Michael will autograph all the books students purchase.

More information on Michael Sampson and descriptions of his books can be found at

Click here for the Book Order Summary Form.

Click here for the press release.

OPEN HOUSE 2017/2018

Preparing Your Child for High School and Beyond

Nursery | Pre-K for All | Kindergarten | Grades 1-8

Sun, Jan 29 | 11:30am-2:00pm

Mon, Jan 30 – Fri, Feb 3 | 9:30am-11:00am

Please click here for all the details!

Gala 2017

party-streamers-main-1Divine Wisdom will be holding its 5th Gala on Saturday April 8, 2017. Mark your calendars for this exciting event. The Gala is the largest fund raiser of the year with every dollar earned being poured back into Academy programs. More importantly, it is a fun opportunity for the Academy community of both campuses to come together to celebrate the amazing artwork of our children and enjoy a great evening with fellow members of the Academy family.

In order to ensure a successful event, we need lots of volunteers. Planning for this event literally began as we packed up last year’s event. This is a great opportunity to get those fundraising hours completed. While some of the hours occur during the weekend of the event, there are many chances to fulfill your commitments between now and the date of the event. Some of the hours needed are quite flexible. They allow you to set your own hours, and in some cases work from the comfort of your own home.

See What’s Available and Sign Up!

Christmas Raffle Results

Thanks to everyone who supported our annual Christmas Raffle. Congratulations to the following winners of the raffle prizes:

– Michael Kors Bag – Judy Dowling
– $500 Cash – Pia Thompson
– $200 Poll Restaurant Gift Card – Brito Family
– Juiceman Juicer – Freer Family
– $50 Modell’s Gift Card – Donna Evangelista
– $50 Game Stop Gift Card – Mariam Reid
– $50 Toys R Us Gift Card – Mariam Reid
– Rocking Horse – Jo Molloy

Douglaston Campus Christmas Show

What a wonderful event took place on Friday evening at Saint Francis Prep. The students in Kindergarten through Grade 8 sang and danced their hearts out!!!!! The students made us proud!!!! Special thanks to the entire faculty and staff for going above and beyond, working with their students to prepare for this special event. A very special thank you to Anthony Russo, the Academy’s excellent music teacher, who produced another spectacular event!!!!

Friday Schedule and Liturgy on Jan. 6

On Friday, January 6, Grades 1-8 will be dismissed at noon and Kindergarten at 11:45AM. Nursery and UPK will have a full day. Liturgy: St. Robert Bellarmine at 9AM, St. Anastasia at 10:45AM.

Christmas Fair is Saturday, Dec. 3

Our annual Christmas Fair will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3, on the Douglaston Campus in Father Smith Hall. Click on the image below to download a pdf of the donation form.

Divine Wisdom Catholic Academy Christmas Fair 2016