About Our School

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Mission Statement

Saint Andrew Avellino Catholic Academy is dedicated to living the principles of the Catholic Tradition rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ which allows students to learn to serve God and others, to develop their unique talent and skills, to strive for academic excellence, and to become life-long learners.

Learn – Serve – Lead – Succeed

St. Andrew is home to students ranging from Nursery through 8th grade. St. Andrew Avellino’s Catholic identity is lived daily by the faculty, staff, and students in order to prepare them for a positive spiritual life. Our students take pride in attending church on a weekly basis and reaching out to the community and providing community service.

Our school offers a great education enabling each student to reach their highest potential. Recently all our eighth graders have been accepted to the Catholic high school of their choice and many were accepted to a specialized high school. The school not only shines academically, scoring top in Terra Nova and State testing, but also boasts an excellent art and music program.

The students can enjoy both music and art as a part of the daily curriculum or take part in one of the afterschool programs. The students are exposed to afterschool music ensembles such as chorus, percussion, strings, piano, guitar and beginner or advanced band. Our art program hosts an exhibit annually where all are welcome to experience works of art done by students of all grades.

Our full size gymnasium allows the students to enjoy a much needed Physical Education program, as well as offer a home to many team sports such as soccer, volleyball and basketball. Our enriched afterschool program includes Chess, Lego Club, Debate Club and an enhanced Science program in our brand new state of the art STEM lab.

Our principal was recently awarded the Catholic School Administrators Association of New York State’s “Lighting the Fire for Catholic Education” Award in Albany. Our faculty and staff along with our parents strive to make the school a safe and positive learning environment.

Saint Andrew Avellino is a home away from home!