About the School

Northern Chautauqua Catholic School is located within the City of Dunkirk, New York on the shores of Lake Erie. It is affiliated with the Diocese of Buffalo in Western New York and is a short drive from the State University of New York at Fredonia. The school serves students in grades Pre K3 through Grade Eight. It is a Regional Catholic School serving the communities and churches of Northern Chautauqua County

Middle States Accreditation

Northern Chautauqua Catholic School is a Middle States accreditied school that offers a Christ-centered community which strives for academic excellence and emphasizes family values and respect for others in an atmosphere of kindness, love and understanding.


 Northern Chautauqua Catholic School Board of Trustees

The Northern Chautauqua Catholic School Board of Trustees is comprised of individuals who bring a myriad of knowledge and skills to the leadership of our school. They are volunteer community members dedicated to providing faith based education to the families of Northern Chautauqua County.

We would like to thank the following individuals for their guidance, leadership and countless hours of dedicated service to our school:

Rev. Joe Zalacca, Canonical Administrator; Rev. Dennis Riter, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Pastor; John Georger, Principal; Edward Stegle, Vice Chair, Consultant Ocean Concepts; Rebecca Conti, Mathematics Teacher, SUNY Fredonia; Jerry Reilly, Director of Sports Information, SUNY Fredonia; Neil Dempsey, Ret. Public School Administrator; Bill Farrell, A.W. Farrell & Son; John Galley, Treasurer, Director Patient Financial Services, Brooks Memorial Hospital; Edmond Schober, Architect, Harrington/Sandburg; Dr. James Strychalski, Dentist, Lakeshore Orthodontics & Oral Surgery P.C.; Rose Fitzgerald, Volunteer.