Academics

Immaculate Conception Catholic Academy in Astoria offers an engaging and challenging academic program for students from toddlers to teens.

Just the Two of Us is for children from 18 to 30 months and their caregivers.

Nursery (PreK 3) is for children who will be three years old by December 31st.

PreK for All is for children who will be four years old by December 31st.  It is also known as Universal Prekindergarten and UPK.  Please note that this is a free program funded by the NYC Department of Education and therefore no religion is taught.  However, Our Lady’s Preschool is available on Sunday mornings for families who want religious education for their four year olds.

Kindergarten is for children who will be five years old by December 31st.  Our Kindergarten is a hybrid program that blends the best elements of the UPK experience (learning by doing, exploring, collaborating–a center-based classroom) with some direct instruction in reading and writing (SuperKids) and Math (Go Math!)

Primary Grades from First through Fourth are self-contained; that is, the students remain together in their homeroom for all major subjects:  Religion, English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.  The students have these courses four or five times each week.

Middle School consists of grades Five through Eight.  These classes are departmentalized meaning that the students meet in their homeroom at the beginning of the day and then travel to their classes:  Religion, ELA, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.  These classes meet four or five times each week.

Special Subjects – Students have special subjects that meet once each week: Art (Nursery through 8th grade), Gym (Nursery through 8th grade), Music (Nursery through 8th grade) and Spanish (Kindergarten through 8th grade).

Additional Academic Support – Students who need additional academic support are provided with Title I services in Literacy and Math once or twice each week and with SETSS  (Special Education Teacher Support Services) as recommended by a student’s IEP (Individual Education Plan).