St. Thomas Aquinas Distance Learning Program Parent Info Session

The Diocese will be offering Distant Learning for parents who will be choosing this option over Face to face instruction come this September.

Attached please find how to register for the informational meeting scheduled for Friday and Monday.  Parents interested in learning about this program and how it will be implemented should attend one of these meeting before choosing between “face to Face” instruction or Distant Learning.

Chose between Friday, August 21 at 12:oo pm or Monday, August 24 at 6:00pm. Click on the link in the document below to sign up for one of the information sessions.

St Thomas Aquinas Distance Learning Program_Parent Info Sessions Aug 21 Aug 24

SCCA Strong

To our SCCA family,

We all miss each and everyone of our students and parents. Continue to stay safe and be well. Here is a video created by the teachers just for you. Enjoy!

Click here for Video

School Closing

Dear SCCA Family,

I just received confirmation that all Catholic Academies and Parish Schools within the Diocese of Brooklyn will be closed during the Week of March 16, 2020 to March 20, 2020.

In preparation for the success of Distant Learning:

SCCA Faculty will have a Professional Day on Monday to plan for distant learning, ways of assessing students work, and accommodating those without Wi-Fi accessibility.

Students will be bringing all books home today.

Parents will receive a code to join google classroom by Tuesday morning via option C.  In order to sign into Google Classroom, the student must have access to a valid gmail email address.  If you or your child does not have one it is strongly recommended to create one as soon as possible.

Each teacher will provide instruction and work through google classroom and /or the SCCA website.   Teachers will be able to communicate and assess student work. Grades 6-8 already have an account for Google Classroom.

In order for distant learning to be effective, students must have access to technology.  This Academy does have Ipads available to lend, but the number is limited.  If you need an Ipads please sent a request to and we will try out best to accommodate. 

More information will follow as planning continues.

I will communicate with parents via Option C.

Thank you for your understanding as we continue to make accommodations for the continuation of academics and well-being of  all.


Mary Basile

A Visit from the Nature Company

On Tuesday March 10, the Nature Company came to visit our Pre-K classes and brought some friends with them. The children we able to meet a turtle, a bearded dragon, stick bug, and chinchilla. After they presented a puppet show to the class. What a wonderful time they had!

Awards Ceremony for First Trimester

Early January, we acknowledged our students who achieved honors for the first trimester. Grades Three to Eight, along with the teachers and parents gathered in the school auditorium to be presented of these awards. We are so proud of the students that continue to work hard to succeed academically. The teachers do their best to challenge the children and give them every opportunity to learn, achieve, and succeed.  Congratulations to the students.

September News

 St. Clare Catholic Academy




GRADES 7 & 8 – 8:10 – 3:00 PM


First Day of School for grades K-8 – School starts at 8:10a.m. on Wednesday, September 4th, 2019. (On the first day ONLY K will begin at 8:30AM.) For the first week students will enter the school through the gym doors located on 241st Street. Starting Monday, September 9, 2019, follow the attached morning procedures. Students entering the school after 8:10 a.m. will be issued a late pass. Instruction begins promptly at 8:10AM. Students are expected to be in full uniform.. 


Bus ServiceBus service will be available the 2nd day of school, Thursday, September 5, 2019, for those students who turned in their bus forms.  Parents and students should be at the bus stop at 7:00a.m.  Please note that it takes approximately 2 weeks for the bus stops to be finalized.  If you have any questions as to whether you have missed the bus, please call the bus company. You must give them the route number and bus stop number that are on the bus form.


DismissalThe first 2 days of school, September 4th, 5th, school will dismiss at 12:00 NOON.

The first full day of school starts on Friday, September 6th, 2019.  Dismissal is 2:45 p.m. for grades K – 6, 2:30p.m. for Pre-K and 3:00p.m.  for grades 7 – 8.  Any student not picked up within 10 minutes of dismissal will be sent to after-school.  If you are going to be late picking up your child please notify the office by 2:00p.m. at the latest.


After-School Program begins – September 9th, 2019 – Dismissal until 6:30p.m.


Morning Program begins – September 9, 2017 – 7:00a.m. – 8:00a.m.


CalendarA school calendar will be sent home the first day of school for the month of September.  Please keep this calendar in a safe place as it will have the schedule of all our half days and days off for the entire school year.  Each month you will receive a calendar that shows the current months happenings at St. Clare and upcoming events for the following month. The website will have a school calendar available.


Meet the Teacher Night will begin promptly at 7:00p.m. on Wednesday, September 18th. Parents are to gather in the gym. The doors to the gym located on 241 Street will open at 6:45p.m. and will close at 7:30p.m.