Saint Saviour Achieves AdvancED Accreditation

After months-long review process, Saint Saviour Catholic Academy’s administration is proud to announce that we received accreditation by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, a division of AdvancED, over the summer.

NCA CASI provides nationally-recognized accreditation, the purpose of which is continuous school improvement focused on increasing student performance.  To earn accreditation, schools must meet NCA CASI’s high standards, be evaluated by a team of professionals from outside the school and implement a continuous process of school improvement. 

Our accreditation is for a period of 5 years, at which point AdvancED will evaluate our progress in the continuing improvement goals we have set together.



Welcome Picnic for New and Returning Families

You are invited to Saint Saviour’s second annual Welcome Picnic for new and returning families! Come to see old friends and make a few new ones as we mark the beginning of a new school year, rain or shine
See details below:
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Prospect Park, 3rd Street Entrance, hill below the Tennis House
Additional Details: Please bring a blanket, lunch and/or snacks, drinks and toys. This is a rain or shine event.

Ms. Darci Grasso

Half-Day Nursery Teacher
Grades Taught: Half-Day Nursery
Employed Since: 2010

Darci has been working in the SSCA Nursery Program since it first began in 2010! Darci has also worn various hats at SSCA throughout the years including assistant teacher, lead teacher, transportation coordinator, lunch coordinator, After School teacher, After School director, and paraprofessional.

Darci graduated magna cum laude from the State University of New York at Albany with a double major in psychology and sociology. She recently graduated summa cum laude from Touro College’s Graduate School of Social Work with her Master’s Degree in Social Work. She is currently studying to take the LMSW licensing exam. Darci plans on continuing to work with children as a social worker, and plans to focus on play therapy and expressive arts therapy interventions.

Back to School Night – Nursery, Pre-K and Kindergarten

Please note: due to the excessive heat, tonight’s Back to School Night has been movedfrom the Church of Saint Saviour to the Lower Level in the Academy. Tonight’s Back to School Night is for Nursery, Pre-K and Kindergarten families only. The upper grades will have their Back to School Night next week.
See details below:
Location: Lower Level, Saint Saviour Catholic Academy
Date: Thursday, September 6th
Time: 7:00 PM
Additional Details: Nursery, Pre-K and Kindergarten families only. Please note this is an adults-only event. Our meal service provider, Red Rabbit, will providing light refreshments.

Ms. Emily Antico

Emily Antico is a Brooklyn native and is currently obtaining her B.S in Psychology with a minor in Neuroscience and Children’s Studies at Brooklyn College. Prior to working at Saint Saviour Catholic Academy, Emily was an Applied Behavior Analysis Specialist for New York Center for Autism Treatment. She has also worked as an After School teacher at SSCA.

Ms. Courtney Gallagher

Courtney Gallagher graduated SUNY College at Old Westbury with a dual certification in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) and Special Education (Grades 1-6). While earning her degree, she worked full-time as a paraprofessional and played two sports, volleyball and lacrosse. Courtney was named captain of her lacrosse team three out of the four years she played. Working as a paraprofessional allowed Courtney to work with students with many different abilities, of all ages. She worked with students from Pre-K- Highschool. After working as a paraprofessional, Courtney worked as a substitute teacher at Smith Street Elementary in Uniondale, Long Island.
Courtney currently resides in Rockaway Beach. She loves spending her spare time listening to music, traveling, hiking and reading books.

Ms. Avalyn Mathis

Avalyn grew up in upstate New York, but moved to DC to study fine art at Georgetown University. Since completing her BA she has been freelancing and teaching art privately to groups and individuals. She loves exploring new mediums and lately has been immersing herself in fiber arts; weaving, macramé and sewing. When she’s not creating and crafting at home in Ditmas Park, she likes to get out of the city to hike and go camping.

Ms. Lauren Denninger

Lauren grew up in Windsor Terrace and is a graduate of Saint Saviour, having attended from 1st through 8th grade. She has Bachelors Degrees in Mathematics, and Elementary Education as well as a minor in Psychology from Hunter College.

Lauren is pursuing her Masters Degree in Childhood Special Education with a concentration in Learning Disabilities at Hunter College and expects to complete it in December 2018. This year will be Lauren’s third year teaching 1st grade at SSCA. 

Ms. Kathleen Owens

Kathleen is currently attending Molloy College as a graduate student studying for her Masters Degree in Special Education. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Early/Elementary Childhood from Nassau Community College and a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from CUNY Queens College. Previously, Kathleen worked as a Permanent Substitute Teacher at Rhame Avenue Elementary School in East Rockaway, Long Island.
Kathleen lives in East Rockaway in Long Island, NY with her family, in which she is the youngest of 9 and the only girl. She also has 16 nieces and nephews, with one on the way. She is excited to start her career as a teacher at our academy. 

Mr. Nathan Lynch

Mr. Nathan Lynch
Director of Admissions and Marketing
(718)-768-8000 ext. 4

Nathan has been the Director of Admissions and Marketing since 2017. Prior to working at Saint Saviour, Nathan worked as a reporter for regional newspapers in New London, Conn. and Biddeford, Maine, where he grew up and spent many summers as a camp counselor.

He graduated from Colgate University with a B.A. in English and minor in History in 2014, and speaks some Spanish. He lives in Windsor Terrace.