The mission of St. Clare’s School is to provide every student with an exceptional academic and spiritual foundation with Jesus as the focus of all we do, within a safe and nurturing environment.
Welcome to the St. Clare School Website. We are a PreK 3 - Grade 8 parish based Catholic elementary school located in Staten Island, N.Y.. We invite you to explore our website to learn about our school. Please be sure to visit both the Prospective Student and Current Student pages to learn about our programs.

Msgr. Belford

Prayer for Protection

Prayer to the Virgin Mary for Protection

O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope.

We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick.

At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain,

with steadfast faith.

You, Our Lady of New York, know what we need.

We are certain that you will provide, so that,

as you did at Cana of Galilee,

joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial.

Help us, Mother of Divine Love,

to conform ourselves to the Father’s will

and to do what Jesus tells us:

He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us,

through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.

We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God.

Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test – and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed virgin. 

A Message from our Superintendent

To View Report Cards

Go to

1. Login to Cornerstone/TADS Educate
2. Click on your child's name under Attendance (center column)
3. Click on Academic
4. Click on Report Cards
5. Click on the PDF icon to view the report card

Pearson Realize Video

Pearson Realize enVision Gr 3-5.mp4

Remembering St. Clares School 2020 from Emerald Film Studios on Vimeo.

Recent Announcements

  • 2020 Summer Work & Supplies
    Summer work and supplies for the 2020 - 2021 are now posted.

    Please click on the link under the Current Students tab.
    Posted Jun 22, 2020, 10:22 AM by Denise Olsen
  • Congratulations Graduates !

    We are so proud of the 
    2020 graduating class of St. Clare School!

    May God bless you in all that you do!

    Posted Jun 12, 2020, 12:49 PM by Denise Olsen
  • 8th Grade Graduates
    So proud of our 8th Graders!

    Posted May 27, 2020, 12:34 PM by Denise Olsen
  • Our Beloved Pastors

    Posted May 26, 2020, 9:56 AM by Denise Olsen
  • Msgr. Joseph P. Murphy, Rest in Peace

    It is with a very heavy heart that we share with you that our beloved Pastor Emeritus, Msgr. Joseph P. Murphy, affectionatelyknown as Monsignor, has returned to the Lord. Msgr. Murphy passed away this morning  on Saturday, May 16, 2020, two days after hacving celebrated his 66th anniversary of Priestly Ordination. Monsignor bravely battled and defeated Covid-19, but had a long recovery.

    Msgr. Murphy was the strong spiritual leader and visionary who Pastored our Church from 1985 to 2008. ‘Monsignor arrived at Saint Clare after 17 years of service as the Archdiocesan Chancellor for Cardinals Cooke and O'Connor, and proved to be a quick study at parish management.’ It was Msgr. Murphy who foresaw the importance of engaging lay ministers in the Church, especially women ministers. Monsignor was the first to enable women to become active ministers in the Church. He had a particular gift at identifying the talents of others and encouraging them to use their talents to serve the Church. The engaged and active lay ministries that make our parish thrive today is a direct result of his leadership.

    Looking at the fruits of his labor, we can all agree that this world was made a better place because God had blessed it with the gift that was Monsignor Murphy for the last 91 years. Now he belongs to his Maker. In the loving arms of his friend and successor, Fr. Richard, may Monsignor journey to be at peace with God forever. We know you will join us in sending our deepest condolences to the Murphy family, especially his brother, Thomas Murphy at this very difficult time.

    We know you may be wondering about a Memorial Mass. In light of recent events, a Memorial Mass to celebrate Msgr. Murphy's life will take place at the Church of St. Clare, which will be announced at a later date.

    Eternal rest grant unto them o Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen

    Posted May 26, 2020, 5:51 AM by Denise Olsen
  • Msgr. Murphy Improves
    An update from Marie Noel:

    Dear Friends,

    Please be informed that our beloved Pastor Emeritus, Msgr. Joseph Murphy is off the oxygen. He is in rehab to continue his recovery. We thank God for him and we thank you for your prayers and loving support. While we have reason to celebrate, we encourage you to continue to keep Monsignor in your prayers for a full and complete recovery.


    Thank you and God bless!

    Posted Apr 29, 2020, 3:40 AM by Denise Olsen
  • Drama Club Song
    Thank you Mrs. Hoff, Sean, and Jessica for sharing this wonderful song!

    Drama Club Song

    Posted Apr 27, 2020, 4:49 PM by Denise Olsen
  • 7th Grade Blackout Poems
    Great job by our 7th graders on their Blackout Poems.

    Thanks for the video Mrs. Vautrinot!

    Blackout Poems

    Posted Apr 26, 2020, 11:20 AM by Denise Olsen
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