Updated: Sunday, January 25th at 3:30 PM

At this time there all regularly scheduled activities including School, Religious Education classes, sports, mass schedules, and  meetings will proceed as scheduled for Monday, January 26th and Tuesday, January 27th.  The following changes to schedule have been made:
  • The Parish Council meeting scheduled for Monday will be postponed till Monday, February 9th at 7:30 PM.
  • The Grandparent's Prayer Service for Tuesday will be postponed for a later date TBD in the Spring.
If a decision is made to cancel any other events it will be posted here.  Otherwise, please use your personal judgement and exercise caution and comfort in traveling to and from St. Clare's.

Recent Announcements

  • After School Classes A Constant Contact that was sent out regarding after school classes has been added to the Constant Contact folder on the Letters Home page. A copy is also attached below
    Posted Jan 23, 2015, 5:42 PM by Denise Olsen
  • Grandparents' Prayer Service A letter regarding the Grandparents' Prayer Service which will be held during Catholic Schools Week has been added to the Other folder on the Letters Home page. A copy of ...
    Posted Jan 16, 2015, 4:10 AM by Denise Olsen
  • 8th Grade Early Dismissal Please see the attached letter regarding early dismissal for 8th grade on Thursday, January 15th.
    Posted Jan 13, 2015, 5:44 PM by Denise Olsen
  • Nurse Lori A letter from Nurse Lori has been added to the main page of the website. A copy is attached below.
    Posted Jan 9, 2015, 8:06 AM by Denise Olsen
  • Dr. McNiff Letter  A letter from Dr. McNiff regarding teacher contract negotiationshas been added to the Letters Home page. A copy of the letter is attached below.
    Posted Jan 9, 2015, 8:05 AM by Denise Olsen
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St. Clare School 2014 - 2015


Dear Parents,

Welcome to our new and redesigned website!  Saint Clare’s School, Accredited by AdvancEd, is a school where “excellence is achieved and tradition continues.”  For our current parents, we hope that you will use this site to find needed information about our school and matters of interest to you with regard to your child(ren)’s education at our school.  For parents of prospective students, welcome! Our hope is that through our website you gain a “bird’s eye view” of all Saint Clare’s has to offer your children. Our mission is to provide every student with a unique, student-centered intellectual and spiritual foundation within a safe and nurturing family-like environment.

While our staff remains consistent year after year, they are dedicated to improving their pedagogical skills so that they may provide our students with the most up to date and effective ways of presenting lessons and engaging students in their own learning.  We encourage our parents to partner with us as we work diligently to increase our students’ academic skills preparing them for “college and career.”

The spiritual, faith-based education we provide to our students is the core of everything we do.  Our Catholic identity is clearly identifiable to all who enter our school.  Jesus is clearly the reason that our school exists, and our students are a part of a Catholic environment that permeates all that we do at Saint Clare’s.

Students in Saint Clare’s School are educated with the latest skills based curriculum, as well as giving each student the skills to be successful in today’s digital world,  through our state of the art, cutting edge Technology Program. We are proud to say that our graduates are prepared to begin high school when the leave.  In addition, we are  proud  to offer the students at Saint Clare’s the benefit of a

  • Physical Education program in Grades PreK - 8  

  • Art to Grades PreK - 6

  • Italian to Grades PreK - 4

  • Music to Grades PreK - 6

  • Math and Science Enrichment in our PreK program,

  • Chorus in Grades 3 and 4

  • Recorders in Grades 2 and 3

  • Bells in Grade 4

  • Band in Grades 3 - 8.

Through our Drama Program, we offer students an opportunity to participate in a number of performances, such as our annual Christmas Concert, Christmas Pageants ( PreK, K), Spring Concert and  grade performances. Loved ones are invited to come and watch with great pride as the students present their “work of art”  to their families.  So you can see that while the curriculum is an important part of our school day we make the time for increasing the interests of the “whole” child, where fun is combined with learning.

As you meander through our website, I hope that you are able to recognize how special Saint Clare’s truly is as we work each day “to build a faith and educational foundation, one student at a time.”

For prospective parents, contact us at 718-984-7091 and make an appointment for a personal tour.  You may also wish to call if you would like any more information regarding our programs, and how our school may best serve your child(ren)’s needs.  We look forward to meeting you!


(Mrs.) Jo N. Rossicone

Hour of Code

Our  5- 8 grade students will be participating in the national Hour of Code initiative during the week of December 8th. What a wonderful opportunity for our students! --Mrs. Rossicone


We live in a world surrounded by technology. We know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly hinge on understanding how technology works. But only a tiny fraction of us are learning computer science, and less students are studying it than a decade ago.

That’s why our 5th - 8th graders are joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 8-14). Last year, our kids were some of the 15 million students that participated in the inaugural Hour of Code . We are participating again this year, as part of Code.org’s efforts to reach 100 million students.

Our participation in the Hour of Code is a statement that St. Clare recognizes the importance of teaching these foundational 21st century skills.  Skills that we emphasize not only during Computer Science Education Week, but throughout the year.

Please join us in encouraging our students to make these skills an important part of their life long learning adventure!

                                                                            --Mrs. Olsen