A Message from Mr. Clagnaz...
January 23, 2016
Dear Families and Visitors,
Written on the ribbon below our Coat of Arms are the words, Faith, Family, and Knowledge. They have particular significance to us as a school family.
FAITH “St. Brigid/Our Lady of Hope School reinforces the values we have as a Catholic Christian family.” - A School Parent
At StB/OLH we share our Catholic faith, not only in formal religion classes, but also in how we conduct ourselves. The adults in the building strive to preach the Gospel in words and actions as an example to our students. We begin each day in prayer. Liturgies are offered throughout the year, led by the priests of our parishes – St. Brigid’s, Westbury and Our Lady of Hope, Carle Place. The children are prepared for the Sacraments of Penance, First Holy Communion, and Confirmation. The Communion class leads the school in the May Crowning.
One powerful expression of our faith is our response to serve those in need. We partner with St. Brigid’s Parish Outreach throughout the year for food drives, Toys for Tots at Christmastime, Catholic Relief Services, Animal Shelters, and Veterans groups, just to name a few.
FAMILY “It feels like a family here. We take care of each other.” - A Middle School Student
Building Christian community helps us to feel like a family. Not only do we gather often to pray, we also get together often celebrate and break bread. Activities are planned throughout the year to bring students and families together. They range from Ice Cream Socials, Pasta Suppers, fellowship after mass, Thanksgiving Feasts, Middle School Dances, and Prayer Buddies. Every time we get together we build relationships. Recently we served breakfast for 400 children and their families, along with Santa and Saint Nick!
KNOWLEDGE “My son was well prepared for high school. He is going to be the valedictorian for his high school graduating class!” - Proud mom of a recent graduate
Academic excellence is a primary focus. We have been blessed with 100% acceptance to Catholic High Schools for the past two decades. Many of our graduates are offered scholarships from the high schools. Regents Courses in Math and Science are offered in 8th grade.
We have been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools since 1997.
We have forged University partnerships with St. John’s University School of Law for our Mock Trial Program, which schools throughout the Diocese participate in. Other enrichment opportunities, such as the STEM Club, are offered during and after school.
Besides academics, students can explore their gifts in the arts, as well as on the athletic field. Our fine arts programs include vocal and instrumental music, drama, visual arts, and dance. Our students participate in interscholastic athletics, such as Cross Country, Basketball, and Volleyball.
All members of the school community gain knowledge of our loving God, knowledge of the world around us, and knowledge of themselves.
Mommy & Me/Toddler Program – for 2 year old children and a caregiver
Nursery School (3 year olds) and Pre-Kindergarten (4 year olds) are offered in full day and half-day programs, on three or five days to meet the needs of your family.
Full Day Kindergarten, and Grades 1 through 8
Open House during Catholic Schools Week is on Sunday, January 31, 2016 from 2 until 3:30 PM. Tours begin in the School Chapel.
Call the Office (333-0580) to arrange a School Visit at other times or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr. Paul P. Clagnaz, Proud Principal