At St. Amelia School we establish a Christ-centered environment where Christian values are taught, modeled, learned and lived by all members of the community. These values begin with a gifted, caring, and welcoming staff that shares a host of talents with its students and, in turn, encourages students to share their time, abilities and leadership with one another.
As you navigate our web site, you’ll learn more about exciting programs where the creativity, uniqueness and self-esteem of each child is fostered and nurtured. Our students are taught the skills of critical thinking.
The mission of St. Amelia School is to provide a quality Catholic education that instills in students the spirit of Jesus Christ in a positive, caring environment, which allows students to achieve excellence and become responsible citizens in our community.
The St. Amelia School advantage is reflected in the philosophy that permeates the total education program and lives of the faculty and students. This philosophy challenges students to improve the world by living gospel values and sharing Christ’s message of salvation. They grow to understand the roots of their faith and their responsibilities as Christians.
We are the only Catholic elementary school in the area to boast these 5 Stars:
- A National School of Excellence
- A New York State School of Excellence
- A National School of Character
- Rated “Excellent” by the Council on Private Education
- Middle States Accredited
As a Catholic School, our primary emphasis is to teach the doctrine of the Catholic faith and to help the students to experience their faith as an integral part of their daily life. We respond to the fourfold dimension of Catholic Education: message, community, service and worship.
Uniforms are important for several reasons: they cut down on distractions, promote self-discipline, and give students a professional appearance. Also, uniforms stress that individuality and self-expression are not determined by designer clothing or by fashion fads.
Currently there are 635 students enrolled from Pre-Kindergarten to grade Eight. There is an average of twenty two students in each classroom.