Students get “Jump Start” on school year
July 30, 2015 -- Thanks to generous grants from the Raskob Foundation for Catholic Activities and the Society of the Sacred Heart, more than 70 students in Grades 4-8 participated in a "Jump Start" summer enrichment program on the campus of St. Augustine. An academically challenging learning environment focused on numeracy ad literacy. In numeracy instruction, manipulatives, Smartboard activities, real-world word problems and open-ended response questions were used, while in literacy instruction, information texts were incorporated to prepare students for the rigorous passages of the Terra Nova assessment, DRA, and school benchmark assessments. Students also enjoyed daily music classes and weekly art workshops, and twice a day students were given the opportunity to pause and pray. Gospel values were infused into all classes.
An in-school field trip featured a visit from "Critter Caravan," where students were able to pet chinchillas, guinea pigs, pigeons, rabbits and snakes. A follow up off-site field trip to the Beardsley Zoo was a wonderful opportunity for students to enjoy fellowship with staff and peers....and, of course, the animals.
Pre- and post-assessment tests showed remarkable improvements for all students who participated in the Jump Start program. Kudos to the hardworking, dedicated and talented staff who led this important summer initiative!
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New Director of Instructional Leadership Hired
August 3, 2015 -- The Catholic Academy of Bridgeport is pleased to welcome Wendy Vaca as the new Director of Instructional Leadership for our four campuses. Mrs. Vaca will seek to maintain and improve the academic achievement of our students, as well as aid in attracting and retaining new students. She will also prepare the necessary data to demonstrate to parents, the Board of Directors and donors the academic progress and success of our students. Mrs. Vaca comes to us from the Archdiocese of New York, where she worked for 15 years in a variety of capacities, including, teacher, principal and, most recently, Regional Instructional Specialist. Her office will be located on the St. Augustine campus.
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Something more for your student!
The Catholic Academy of Bridgeport, a faith-filled learning community, is comprised of four campuses in the city of Bridgeport: St. Andrew, St. Ann, St. Augustine and St Raphael's. Nearly 1000 students benefit from our mission to provide a Christ-centered, academically rigorous learning environment where cultural diversity is welcomed and celebrated. Students are nurtured, encouraged and challenged in preparation for a successful life of leadership and service. The only way to get to know us is to come visit us and find out why parents and students love our schools.
Since the 1880's our schools have educated generations of students filled with Gospel values, eager to learn and live responsible, disciplined and purposeful lives. The Catholic Academy of Bridgeport is fully accredited by the state of CT and NEASC. 100% of our graduating 8th graders attend high school and nearly 100% attend college. There is generous tuition assistance available to students who qualify. Visit our school and find something more for your student!
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"Catholic education is a precious gift...we not only educate, but we also help form children...
so they will be successful in a very human way" - Bishop Frank Caggiano