Description: St. Sebastian School is a Catholic school of excellence, serving the Parishes of Blessed Virgin Mary, Help of Christians, Queen of Angels and St. Sebastian, established in 1926. It is staffed by certified dedicated Sisters of Charity and a lay faculty.
Our school serves 453 girls and boys in nursery through eighth grade. Each grade level has approximately 25-30 students who are heterogeneously grouped. All levels of ability are reflected in our student population. We are a multicultural school with over 40 nations represented throughout the student body. A strong sense of family pervades our school community.
St. Sebastian School provides a Catholic learning atmosphere in which students may develop spiritually, intellectually, physically, and socially. Each student is recognized as a unique individual with special talents and abilities. We strongly encourage daily prayer, Sunday worship, and responsible moral conduct.
St. Sebastian School is located close to the geographical center of New York City. Woodside is an exciting, dynamic and perhaps the most ethnically diverse community in New York City. For more than eighty years, this Catholic School of Excellence has prepared young people to move into leadership positions and service in the Church, national and local governments, medicine, education, finance, business and many other professions. A public library, park, and several forms of public transportation are within walking distance of the school. We have new soundproof windows to keep out city noise and help our students to focus. Most of the students walk or carpool to school, but others take the train or private buses. Crossing guards are at nearby intersections for the morning arrival and afternoon dismissal times.
We recognize the sacrifices being made by parents of our students to give them a quality education. To this end, the faculty and staff of St. Sebastian School pledges itself to loving service to our students and their families through the ministry of Catholic education.
In the Vincentian tradition of service, students may join Choir (Grades 3-8); Altar Servers (Grades 4-8); Junior Lector, Safety Patrol, Elizabeth Ann Seton Service Volunteers (Grade 8).
Seasonal projects are continuous throughout the year as outlined in our Diocesan Catholic Identity Plan.
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