September 2017 marked a new chapter for Our Lady’s Catholic Academy in South Ozone Park. The formerly two campuses merged together into one to start the new school year in a literal sign on unity. This transformation has allowed the academy to initiate an Accelerated Jr. High Program which includes Earth Science and Algebra I Common Core classes that culminate in the Regents exam.
In the spirit of this unity, Our Lady’s Catholic Academy has orchestrated a number of charity drives, referred to as OLCA Gives Back to help those in need. So far, the academy and its students have raised money and collected food to benefit families affected by the recent hurricanes. OLCA Gives Back has also raised money toward raising awareness for Hydrocephalus, a condition which affects two members of the academy community.
On October 24th, world unity was displayed during the 8th Annual United Nations Day at OLCA. This is a day where all of the countries represented by the academy community are recognized and celebrated through flags and activities.