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. In September 2013 the Academy expanded to a second campus in Bayside in the building which formerly housed the St. Robert Bellarmine School for almost 60 years. The Academy is committed to building on the best traditions and standards of both schools.
The enrollment of the Academy is approximately 680 students in three classes on each grade level from K to Grade 8 and 6 PreK for All classes, across the two campuses and AM, PM and Full Day Nursery classes in the Douglaston campus. The educational program is aligned with Common Core Standards and focuses on developing the entire child spiritually, socially, physically, and academically through a well rounded program that incorporates the arts, foreign language, physical education and technology beginning in Pre-K. After school and summer enrichment activities serve to further supplement the students’ education by providing a vast array of opportunities designed to enable students to explore their interests in the arts, science, engineering, creative writing, analytical thinking, leadership, and service.
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.
- Education grounded in Catholic values, morals, and traditions
- Interdisciplinary approach fosters student achievement
- Verbal, mathematical, and written communication skills promote analytical thinking as thoughtful, productive contributors to society
- Rigorous academics, supported by innovative technology, exceed NYS Common Core Standards, including foreign language, accelerated math, science research, and STEM programs
- Service and leadership opportunities abound through Aquinas, Student Government, Pope Francis Society, and Leo’s Club
- Visual and performing arts enrich the learning experience and encourage students to flourish creatively
- Multicultural curriculum develops global awareness, acceptance, tolerance, and respect