FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 7, 2021
CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY ACADEMY AND HIGH SCHOOL TO LAUNCH FINE ARTS PARTNERSHIP
The Diocese of Brooklyn is excited to announce a fine arts partnership to launch in the 2021-2022 school year between Immaculate Conception Catholic Academy and Saint John’s Preparatory School, to offer arts, music, science, and language programs. The grammar school and the high school are both located in the Astoria section of Queens.
The partnership with St. John’s Preparatory High School will enhance the curriculum and opportunities for the students of Immaculate Conception Catholic Academy, with the addition of a performing arts program, Italian language learning through music, theatre, cooking, a robotics program, photography and film lessons, and a dance club.
“St. John’s Prep is very excited to partner with Immaculate Conception Catholic Academy in Astoria. Our mission is to continue to provide students K-12 a wonderful learning environment; fostering creativity, building confidence, and strengthening critical thinking skills is the key to college readiness and lifelong learning,” said Maria Johnson, Principal of Saint John’s Preparatory School.
“Our Academy’s partnership with St. John’s Prep will provide our students the opportunity to experience many of the activities of their particular interest, thus broadening their personal growth and advancing our mission statement to educate the “whole child.” This valued partnership will strengthen the Academy’s position in the strong public education sector in our community as well as foster growth in our Academy’s enrollment,” said Brother Joseph Rocco, Principal of Immaculate Conception.
Saint John’s Preparatory opened in 1907. Immaculate Conception has been educating students since 1924. It made the transition from school to academy in the Fall of 2017. Immaculate Conception Catholic Academy is offering tours and more information about this new initiative. Prospective parents interested in learning more about this program can contact (718) 728-1969.