Early Drop Off

Students in all grades can be dropped off between 7:30 and 7:55 AM. There is no cost for this service.

After School Program
We offer an after school program until 6 PM each day. The fee is $7 per hour.

Eighth Graders work together with the yearbook director, Miss Pennington, to create a compilation of their years at the academy. They present their yearbook to all of the teachers and staff the week before graduation.

School Clubs
Wednesday afternoons are dedicated to clubs for the Kindergarten- 4th grade students; while the Friday afternoons are dedicated to clubs for the 5th to 8th grade students. Students have the option of the club they wish to join.

A.S.K. (Always Seeking Knowledge)
Students in grades 6th, 7th, and 8th grades who are eligible to become A.S.K. members must complete an application, submit two letters of recommendation from their subject teachers, and complete an essay of at least 150 words to explain why they want to be a member of the A.S.K. program.

Service Program
All students preparing for Confirmation perform at least 30 hours of community service in and outside of the school.

Academy/Parish Athletics Association
St. Peter Catholic Academy and St. Mary Mother of Jesus Parish have a successful program. For more information, please email

Universal Pre-K (UPK)
The New York City Department of Education sponsors a program for 4-year-old students within the confines of our academy. Parents must apply through the Department of Education website for enrollment information and application. UPK Homepage | Enroll Online at

Mandarin / Calligraphy

On Wednesdays and Thursdays after lunch, Fr. Hon is instructing the students who are interested in learning how to speak and write in Mandarin.

Arts in Residency

Stages on the Sound

The Teaching Artists from Stages on the Sound will teach students in grades 4, 6 and 8 over a 15 week period from October until March, culminating a final presentation of the students work. The 4th grade will be working on stop-motion animation films. The 6th grade will be writing their own plays to be performed. The 8th grade will be studying and acting the works of William Shakespeare. 

D.E.A.R Time
Each day after lunch, all classes spend 20 minutes reading a book of their choice or having a teacher read to them.