Philosophy:  As part of St. Theresa Parish, our school embodies the notion of family, community and solid values, all of which contribute to an excellent education for your children.  We are committed to the spiritual, intellectual, social and physical development of each child in our care.  Our strong academic program is challenging and exceeds New York State curriculum mandates, yet recognizes the individual needs of all our children.  Our test scores consistently place us above neighboring schools.  Our philosophy is based on upholding the dignity of every human being with unconditional kindness and mutual respect. As an Archdiocesan  Catholic school, St. Theresa has a rich tradition of incorporating  service projects to deal with social issues into the curriculum, teaching students the value and responsibility of helping others as an expression of faith and good citizenship.  Our goal is that students will realize their fullest potential in the safe, warm and nurturing environment that is St. Theresa School.

The Curriculum:

We adhere to the New York State and Archdiocese of New York standard curriculum including testing programs and mandated services.

We offer in addition to the regular curriculum:  (all children participate in activities marked with an asterisk)

  Computer Studies Classes* Cheerleading
  Physical Education*                      Title 1 Math and Reading
  Italian Language Program*  Christmas Pageant*
  3year old program and UPK 4 year old program After-school Program
  Art Classes* Children’s Choir
  Basketball      Registered Nurse on Staff full time*
  Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts  many afterschool extra curricular activities
  Track Music

An Advanced Math class leading to 8th Grade Algebra Regents
SmartBoards in nearly every classroom
A Highly Qualified and Dedicated Faculty* and, an Active and Devoted Home-School Association*

Student Body and Class Size:  Our student body is comprised of 400+/- children from many ethnic backgrounds with a predominant portion being of Italian heritage.  There are smaller percentages from other European, Hispanic and Asian cultures as well as African-American children.  We have learned that our school can support our class sizes since our students are offered a learning structure; they are taught values, discipline and self-control, as well as respect for each other and for adults. 

The number of students in our classes are:

Pre-K 3 – 25   4th Grade – 30
UPK 4 year old 92 (5 classes)   5th Grade – 27
Kindergarten – 60 (2 classes)   6th Grade – 20
1st Gr 55 (2 classes)   7th Grade – 32
2nd gr.50 (2 classes)   8th Grade – 35
3rd Grade – 30   Total 400+/-

Msqr.Thomas Derivan Pastor
Mrs. Josephine Fanelli Principal
Mrs. Kathy Tartarone School Secretary
Mrs. Cathy Zingaro School Bookkeeper

2872 St. Theresa Avenue, Bronx, New York 10461
Telephone:  718.792.3688 * Fax:  718.892.9441