Its mission is to provide a foundation for Christian living by integrating and nurturing faith through teaching and example and thereby becoming an extension of the teaching mission of the Roman Catholic Church. NCCS is a Christ-centered community which stimulates academic excellence and emphasizes family values and respect of self and others all in an atmosphere of kindness, love and understanding.
We are committed to balancing physical, spiritual, intellectual and social growth for our students so that they mature into responsible, self-disciplined citizens, developing and supporting a dynamic faculty and staff comprised of dedicated professionals, providing a physical facility conducive to reaching our goals, encouraging parental involvement of time and talent, continually developing and evaluating decisions, options and actions consistent with this mission, these values and beliefs.
NCCS offers a high-quality education with a curriculum that adheres to both New York State and diocesan guidelines and offers excellence in Catholic education for children in grades pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. The core curriculum begins with reading, writing and mathematics, social studies, science and language arts are also offered at each grade. It is, however, the variety of special classes that makes the educational differences at NCCS: Spanish, music, art, physical education, technology and health. In addition, students in grades fifth through eighth have quarterly electives to choose from.
Religious education is also an integral part of our balanced curriculum at NCCS. Our religious education program provides for the spiritual growth and development of each child by emphasizing fundamental truths of the Catholic Faith, the understanding of Scripture, the celebration of the Liturgy and Sacraments, and daily experience of living as Christians. These are made possible through daily prayer and religion classes including a Christian Family Life course. The students actively plan and participate in liturgies, para liturgies, prayer and Reconciliation services. They are encouraged to develop community service projects and to be active in our Adopt-A-Parish program.
Our New York State certified faculty is dedicated to the total education of the young child. They take pride in creating a classroom atmosphere of love and mutual respect where learning can take place. Children can feel secure in their surroundings, knowing that the classroom is an extension of the values taught in the home. The dedicated faculty employs a wide variety of teaching styles to motivate and prepare their students for success in their future challenges.