About Our Academy

Divine Wisdom Catholic Academy is an independent Roman Catholic school formed under the guidance of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn and chartered by the New York State Board of Regents. The Academy was established in September 2009 in Douglaston in the building which formerly housed the St. Anastasia Parish School for over 80 years. The Academy is committed to building on the best traditions and standards at Divine Wisdom Catholic Academy.

The enrollment of the Academy is approximately 355 students in two classes on each grade level from Kindergarten to Grade 8 and two 3K and Pre-K for All classes. The educational program is aligned with Next Generation Standards and focuses on developing the whole child- spiritually, socially and emotionally, physically and academically through a well rounded program that incorporates the Arts, Spanish, Physical Education and Technology beginning in Kindergarten. After school care and enrichment activities supplement the students’ education by providing opportunities designed to enable them to explore their interests. 

Our Mission Statement

Divine Wisdom Catholic Academy endeavors to provide a Christ-centered education that is academically vigorous and empowers students to reach their full potential – spiritually, intellectually, morally, physically, and socially. Our goal is to nurture each student’s ability in developing their gifts to be used in life-long service, following Jesus’ example through prayer, service, and love.

Core Values

  • Education grounded in Catholic values, morals, and traditions
  • Interdisciplinary approach fosters students the opportunity to develop problem solving, mathematical, communication skills  and knowledge to succeed in high school and beyond

  • Verbal, mathematical, and written communication skills promote analytical thinking as thoughtful, productive contributors to society
  • Rigorous academic programs supported by the effective use of digital learning tools in classrooms that foster collaboration and inquiry and enable teachers to use student data to drive instruction
  • Service and leadership opportunities through Student Government and Pope Francis Society

  • Visual and performing arts enrich the learning experience and encourage students to flourish creatively
  • Multicultural curriculum develops student awareness, understanding, acceptance, tolerance and respect  of the history, life experiences and values of diverse groups of people