Ways To Research A Catholic Elementary School For Your Child On Long Island


Choosing and committing to the right Catholic school for your child can be daunting.  While visiting the open houses offered system-wide during Catholic Schools Week is an excellent way to discern Catholic school possibilities for your child, there are also many ways to research school options from the comfort of your home and at a time of your choosing.

The 35 Catholic elementary schools on Long Island provide a strong, well-rounded education for students from nursery through eighth grade.  You will find welcoming early childhood centers and rigorous middle school programs.  As evidenced by the Morning Star Initiative’s four pillars, you will see that each school is robustly Catholic, academically excellent, safe and supportive, and here to stay.  At the same time, each school has its own special charism that you can learn more about when you visit a school or speak to a school representative.  Our administrators and faculty are looking forward to welcoming you and your family!

During Catholic Schools Week, January 29 – February 4, 2023, each school will be hosting an open house, where families are welcome to visit, learn more about the school, and meet administrators and faculty.

During each open house, information about the school’s academic, extended day, and extracurricular programs will be shared as well as how you can register your child.

You can also learn more about the open houses by visiting https://lischools.org.

Of course, you can always contact any of the Catholic elementary schools to learn more.

To get started, visit https://lischools.org.  Here you can briefly learn about each school and then directly access each school’s website.  You will also be able to make appointments for personal tours and request information online!

You can also visit each school’s Facebook and Instagram social media pages to learn about the wonderful experiences available.

Once you’ve narrowed down your list of prospective schools, you are encouraged to reach out to each school directly.  The principals are waiting for your call.  They are happy to answer any questions you have.  If you are unable to attend the open house or would like a more personalized tour, be sure to set one up with the school.  This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know more about each school.  Following your tour, please do not hesitate to follow up with each school with any additional questions you may have.

If you are concerned about affordability, you are encouraged to apply for tuition assistance through the Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation.  Since 2005, the Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation has provided over $27 million in tuition assistance to nearly 22,000 students from kindergarten through eighth grade.  Visit https://www.tomorrowshopefoundation.org/ to learn more.

Thank you for considering Catholic education for your children.  You will find that the values instilled will pay dividends throughout their lives.

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