IMG_5591St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy is an approved UPK site. That means free full day Pre-Kindergarten is available for 3-4-year-old children. The Academy has 2 UPK classrooms (36 seats).

The application period for the 2021-2022 school year is ongoing. You can apply in three ways:

  • Check online
  • Call 311/ 718 – 935 2067 (8am-6pm, M-F)
  • Visit a Welcome Center (8am-3pm, M-F).

For locations:


The program’s curriculum utilizes the New York State Pre-K Foundation for the Common Core and Learning Goals that focuses on:

* Social and Emotional Development

* Language & Literacy

* Mathematical and Scientific Thinking

* Physical Development & Health

* The Arts

* Social Studies which develops an understanding of diversity, family, and community