End of Year Principal’s Message

To the Our Lady of Hope Community,

            As my second year as principal of Our Lady of Hope Catholic Academy comes to an end, I write this with sadness. However, I would like to recognize what Michael A. Carrano was for the Our Lady of Hope Catholic Academy.  As this academic year closed with the death of not only our Pastor but the spiritual leader for the Faculty, staff, students, families and parishioners, the Very Reverend Michael A. Carrano’s leadership, guidance and kindness was visible as he walked the hallways of Our Lady of Hope.  Along with the fellow Parish priests, he would make time to visit the classrooms and spend time with the students, especially those students that were preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Education and our Catholic Identity were very important to him as he strongly believed in the mission of Our Lady of Hope which is to make sure the students are taught that Jesus the Christ is the center of their lives today and forever. Because of his dedication and support of the school, Our Lady of Hope has grown stronger and continues to be viable today.  

            I would like to identify some of the accomplishments and goals that were met this past year.  In January 2019, Our Lady of Hope installed a fully operational STEM Lab for students in Pre – K to grade 8 to have access for their science experiments. Our Lady of Hope was approved of a technology grant through DeSales Media for 350 iPads and 200 Chromebooks for student use in the classroom. At the time of graduation, the Class of 2019 received $600,000.00 in scholarship money, with each graduate being accepted to a minimum of one Catholic high school, including Regis High School and Xavier High School. 

            Our graduates also received acceptances to Bronx Science, Brooklyn Latin, Fiorello LaGuardia High School for Art & Music and Performing Arts, Frank Sinatra School of the Arts High School, and three students to Townsend Harris High School.  This exceptional group participated in the Earth Science Regents course, and also for the first time in recent memory, the students sat for the Algebra I Regents course. Of the students that took the Earth Science Regents exam, 89% passed and the students that sat for the Algebra I Regents Exam 100% passed that exam. This is a testament to the dedication and commitment of the faculty to ensure the success of our students. 

            Literacy and math will continue to be the two main areas of focus in the Early Childhood grades, providing our youngest students with a strong, solid foundation.   On the middle school level, the Honors Math Program that was introduced this past year was a success. I will be transforming the current Honors Math program into an Accelerated Math Program in 2019 -2020 with the goal for every eighth grade student to take Algebra I as a full time course.  All the students in grade eight will become eligible to sit for the Algebra I Regents Exam in June 2020. This accelerated opportunity will allow for Our Lady of Hope’s students to complete two Regents-level courses and exams prior to entering high school.

            I want to thank you again for your continual support for Catholic education and to Our Lady of Hope Catholic Academy.


Giuseppe Campailla

Funeral Notice ~ Very Rev. Michael A. Carrano

Please remember in prayer the eternal repose of the soul of the Very Rev. Michael A. Carrano, Pastor of Our Lady of Hope Church, who passed away on Sunday June 23, 2019. The Very Rev. Michael A. Carrano served the community of Our Lady of Hope Parish with his unique characteristic, enthusiasm, competence and dedication for almost ten years. Please keep his family in your prayers.  May he rest in eternal peace.

The Funeral Arrangements are as follows:

Our Lady of Hope Church
Friday June 28, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Mass of Transferal
Our Lady of Hope Church
Friday June 28, 2019
7:30 p.m.

Funeral Mass
Our Lady of Hope Church
Saturday June 29, 2019
10:00 a.m.

St. John’s Cemetery, Middle Village

Congratulations to the Class of 2019

Our Lady of Hope faculty, staff and community congratulate the students that graduated on Saturday June 15th Commencement Ceremony.  Congratulations on your well deserved success and best wishes on your next adventure!

National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony

Our Lady of Hope Catholic Academy National Junior Honor Society

Congratulations to the following grade 7 students who were inducted into the NJHS Ceremony on May 8, 2019. 

Ava Angerano,
Tiffany Aucapina
Ana Botero – Gil
Justin Catapano
Brian Chica – Herrera
Alexander Dalton
Olivia DeCandia
Lorcan Gaynor
Lilliana Gluszak
Eva Gonzalez
Kendall Kelly
Samantha Kelly
Nicolina Paternostro
Catalina Prieto
Ella Roche
Gabriella Savino
Alexander Sepe
Amanda Syversen
Angelina Syversen
Alexander Tardugno

Principal’s Message ~ Catholic Schools Week

Our Lady of Hope Catholic Academy Celebrates
Sunday January 27, 2019 ~ Mass 9:30 a.m.
Open House 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

We are a school community where the Gospel is taught through word and example; our focus is seeing Christ in one another. Lessons in faith are taught by dedicated faculty and learned through active service, as students and their families answer God’s call to serve those in need.

Our Lady of Hope offers:
• A rigorous academic curriculum
• Ongoing in-house staff development to enhance instructional skills of teachers
• Accelerated math program for all students starting in grade six
• Algebra I & Earth Science Regents Courses for all grade eight students
• Smart Boards in every classroom enabling teachers to create unique and interactive lessons with web links to the most up-to-date information
• A fully equipped Science/STEM Lab
• Over 200 Chromebooks, Laptops and Tablets for student use
• Numerous clubs including Art & Drama Clubs
• Resource room to provide academic support
• Morning & After-School Child Care program

Extracurricular activities include Art Club, Band Program, Children’s Choir, Drama Club, CYO Sports & athletics, National Junior Honor Society, STEM Enrichment, Science Olympiad Team, as well as after school enrichment activities.

We invite you to come and see if our caring, faith-filled environment is best for your child. Catholic Schools Week is just around the corner, beginning on Sunday, January 27th. We look forward to sharing the good news of Our Lady of Hope with you.

Please contact the academy office at 718– 458 – 3535, email olhoff@olhca.org, or visit us at www.olhca.org.

You can also like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/olhca/

Thank you for your support.

Open House

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