St. Mary 2017-02-24T10:39:07+00:00

Important Information for Parents of Students Currently Enrolled at St. Mary

On February 6, 2017 the Archdiocese of New York announced that St. Mary School in the Bronx, whose parish merged with the parish of Our Lady of Grace as part of the archdiocesan-wide planning initiative Making All Things New, will cease operations at the end of the current academic year as a result of this process.

Despite the Archdiocese’s best efforts to maintain the operational and financial viability of the school in light of the closure of their co-located parish, continuing to educate students in a school where a significant portion of the facility is unutilized has proven infeasible.

St. Mary School students will have the opportunity to continue their Catholic education at Our Lady of Grace nearby. We encourage you to visit the school at your earliest convenience to see how your child can continue receiving an excellent faith-based education.

You may also consider any of the additional neighborhood Catholic schools listed below. All students will be guaranteed a seat in a Catholic school within the Archdiocese of New York.

Frequently Asked Questions

St. Mary School in the Bronx, whose parish merged with the parish of Our Lady of Grace as part of the archdiocesan-wide planning initiative Making All Things New, will cease operations at the end of the current academic year as a result of this process.

Despite the Archdiocese’s best efforts to maintain the operational and financial viability of the school in light of the closure of their co-located parish, continuing to educate students in a school where a significant portion of the facility is unutilized has proven infeasible.

Yes: Families will be required to submit a new application and register at the new school for the 2017-18 school year to hold a seat for their child(ren) at the new school.

Once you have selected the school where you would want to send your children, simply visit www.ApplyCatholicSchoolsNY.org and submit your application.

All students will be guaranteed a seat in a Catholic school within the Archdiocese of New York.

The Archdiocese will make every effort to minimize the financial impact to your family as a result of the transfer to a new school.

In participating schools, the Archdiocese of New York is offering financial assistance, scholarships and/or a special transfer grant, if the total cost of tuition and fees (net of scholarships and financial aid) at a new school you choose is higher than the tuition and fees (adjusted for annual inflation) you are currently paying at St. Mary School. Specifically, the Archdiocese of New York will be providing:

  • A Registration Fee Credit: Families will be required to pay a registration fee per child up front to secure their seat in the new school. This fee will be credited towards the student’s first tuition payment in SMART Tuition; and
  • A Special Transfer Grant: Students in families who transfer from St. Mary School to a participating Catholic School will receive Financial Aid and/or a Transfer Grant in all cases where the new school’s 2017-18 total tuition and fees are higher than they would have been at St. Mary School.

Ms. Jodian Davis and her colleagues will work to help you and your child(ren) transition to another Catholic school for the 2017-2018 school year.

You can reach Ms. Davis by emailing her at: Jodian.Davis@archny.org, or by calling our bi-lingual hotline (646) 794-2723 at any time between 9:00am and 5:00pm Monday-Friday to arrange a convenient time for a phone call or meeting.

Each of the schools listed on this web page will be hosting open houses on our upcoming TOURING TUESDAYS, and holding informational meetings especially for St. Mary School parents.

You can email Ms. Davis at: Jodian.Davis@archny.org, or by calling our bi-lingual hotline (646) 794-2723 at any time between 9:00am and 5:00pm Monday-Friday, to arrange a convenient time for a phone call or meeting, or to RSVP for any of the events at participating schools.

In addition, you can view a full list of schools for any zip code you enter on our School Finder page, located at www.buildboldfutures.org/school-finder/.

What to Do Now

1. Contact the Director of Enrollment for St. Mary

Ms. Jodian Davis and her colleagues will work to help you and your child(ren) transition to another Catholic school for the 2017-2018 school year.

You can reach Ms. Davis by emailing her at: Jodian.Davis@archny.org, or by calling our bi-lingual hotline (646) 794-2723 at any time between 9:00am and 5:00pm Monday-Friday to arrange a convenient time for a phone call or meeting.

2. Visit the schools you are considering.

You are welcome to contact or visit any of the schools listed below by calling the number indicated. Our schools will welcome your visit at any time convenient to you.

In addition, each of the schools listed below is hosting open houses and informational meetings for parents, including:

  • Touring Tuesdays: Book a visit on an upcoming TOURING TUESDAY date: February 14, March 14 or April 4, from 9:00am to 11:00am (open to the public)
  • Special Open Houses: RSVP for a special open house and/or informational meeting especially for St. Mary School parents.

Book your tour or visit in one of two ways:

  • Online: Online: We have set up this special web page for parents of St. Mary School. You’ll be able to view and choose events of interest for each school and register quickly for the events you want to attend. Just find and click on the event from the menu above on the right, then fill in and submit the brief reservation form. We will add new events as they are announced, so be sure to check this page often for updates. If you have questions about particular events, please email Jodian.Davis@archny.org to learn more.
  • By phone: Call the school at the number below OR call our bi-lingual hotline at (646) 794-2723 between 9:00am and 5:00pm Monday-Friday. Our representatives can answer any questions you may have and register you for an open house or informational meeting at any school of your choosing.
3981 Bronxwood Avenue, Bronx, NY 10466 (View Map)
Mr. Richard Helmrich, Principal
Phone: 718-547-9918 | Fax: 718-547-7602
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In partnership with our parents and family parish community, Our Lady of Grace School supports the moral development of our students which encompasses the values and traditions of our Roman Catholic faith. Our school strives for educational excellence through a range of teaching strategies, which meet the individual needs and capabilities of each of our students.

School At Glance
FREE Universal Pre-K (UPK Site #: XACK); Grades Pre-K3 to 8; Free early morning dropoff at 7:00AM; After-school program is available till 6pm; Free breakfast in the classroom and lunch program; AdvanceED Accredited; Fully equipped Computer lab with Chromebooks; Science Lab and Library. Enrichment program include: School Choir, Band, Chess, Boy and Girl Scouts, Basketball, Track and Volleyball

4300 Baychester Avenue, Bronx, NY 10466 (View Map)
Mr. Marc Silva, Principal
Phone: 718-994-4650 | Fax: 718-994-6990
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Welcome to St. Francis of Assisi School, which is an AdvancEd Accredited School. Offering FREE Pre-K For All (UPK Site #XADN) at two convenient neighborhood locations; Grades Pre-K3 to 8 with a dedicated computer lab; Enrichment programs include: Art, Music, and Technology. Remedial Program includes: Title I reading, math, SETTS (for IESP students), Speech and Language. Extra-curricular activities includes: Drama Club, Boys/Girls Basketball (Grades 2-8), Boys/Girls Volley Ball (Grades 4-8), and Yearbook Club.

School At Glance
St. Francis of Assisi @ Corry Academy (4321 Barnes Ave.): Welcome to St. Francis of Assisi @ Corry Academy an annex to St. Francis of Assisi School. The Corry Academy opened its doors in October 2012 offering a premier early childhood program in a newly renovated building. At the Corry Academy, we celebrate the individuality of the early learner and offer an enriching and nurturing environment grounded in the philosophy that young children learn through play. Our thematic-based instruction is aligned with the New York State Pre-Kindergarten Foundations for the Common Core.

3893 Dyre Avenue, Bronx, NY 10466 (View Map)
Mr. Douglas Klice, Principal
Phone: 718-324-2188 | Fax: 718-324-1128
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Nativity of Our Blessed Lady School is located in the northeast Bronx. The school strives to provide a quality education based on Christian principles, that will provide your child with the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the challenges of the future. Nativity of Our Blessed Lady School provides a value-centered education based on the Gospel teachings of Jesus Christ.

School At Glance
FREE Universal Pre-K (UPK Site #: XACE); Grades Pre-K - 8; After-School Program; Sacramental Preparation; Breakfast and Hot Lunch Program; SMARTBOARDS in all Classrooms; Music, Physical Education, Art, Computer, Library and Spanish classes; After-School Clubs; Certified Teachers;Community Service Projects. School hours are 7:30-2:40. After school program 2:40-6 pm

760 East Gun Hill Road, Bronx, NY 10467 (View Map)
Mr. Lawrence Cooke, Principal
Phone: 718-547-3346 | Fax: 718-547-5505
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Immaculate Conception School has provided a quality Catholic Education to students in the Northeast Bronx. The school offers your child an academic program that fosters growth spiritually, intellectually, and morally. The school's rigorous curriculum prepares your son/daughter to meet the challenges of the world. Immaculate Conception believes that every child is important, and every child should have the opportunity to succeed.

School At Glance
Grades Pre-K to 8 (FREE UPK: Site #XABT); After-school program; 2 Libraries; Fully equipped Computer lab; Computers in every classroom; Science Lab; Enclosed Playground; Enrichment program includes: Art, Music, and Physical Education; Tutoring available


*Note: The schools listed above are only a few of the Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of New York. A full list of schools can be found by visiting www.buildboldfutures.org/school-finder/

Schedule a Tour/Visit

3. Apply to the school where you want to send your children.

Once you have selected the school where you would want to send your children, simply visit www.ApplyCatholicSchoolsNY.org and submit your application.

All students will be guaranteed a seat in a Catholic school within the Archdiocese of New York. Families will be required to submit a new application and register at the new school for the 2017-18 school year to hold a seat for their child(ren) at the new school.

You will also have a chance to apply for financial assistance as part of this new application, however, if you currently have a scholarship, this will carry with you to the new Catholic school of your choice.

Note: parents looking to enroll their child(ren) in Free UPK/Pre-K for All for 2017-18: make note of the UPK Site # listed above for your school of choice, then click here to register.

In addition, the Archdiocese will make every effort to minimize the financial impact to your family as a result of the transfer to a new school.

In participating schools, the Archdiocese of New York is offering financial assistance, scholarships and/or a special transfer grant, if the total cost of tuition and fees (net of scholarships and financial aid) at a new school you choose is higher than the tuition and fees (adjusted for annual inflation) you are currently paying at St. Mary School. Specifically, the Archdiocese of New York will be providing:

  • A Registration Fee Credit: Families will be required to pay a registration fee per child up front to secure their seat in the new school. This fee will be credited towards the student’s first tuition payment in SMART Tuition; and
  • A Special Transfer Grant: Students in families who transfer from St. Mary School to a participating Catholic School will receive Financial Aid and/or a Transfer Grant in all cases where the new school’s 2017-18 total tuition and fees are higher than they would have been at St. Mary School.

The Archdiocese of New York understands that these are challenging times for many families. You have our commitment to work with you as closely as possible to find the best possible placement for your child(ren) at a neighboring Catholic School.