The academic curriculum at Mary Queen of Heaven is designed at each progressive grade level to prepare the students for their future studies. Faculty continuously research new methods and resources to ensure that the State and Diocesan curricula are applied with updated methods and techniques. The development of the whole person is always a matter of on-going concern within the framework of the academic program and learning process. Therefore, the curriculum includes both cognitive and affective aspects of academic growth.
MQH recognizes students’ multiple intelligences and tries to adapt its curriculum so that instruction is differentiated for their needs. However, each student is expected to perform to the best of his/her ability. Failure to achieve a passing grade at the end of the year in the major subjects of Math, Science, Social Studies and Language Arts can result in a summer school obligation. This applies to the possible delay of graduation until the student’s requirements are satisfied.
Parents will be notified if a child is in danger of failing one or more subjects. If there is consideration of a child’s retention, a conference with the parent will be requested at the end of the second trimester.
Standardized Test Scores
Mary Queen of Heaven strives for academic excellance in all areas. As you can see, our students scored higher in the mandatory standardized tests, than their peers throughout New York City and New York State. We are very proud of our students.
Early Childhood Development
We strive at MQH to create a cohesive learning experience for our early learners. Our program builds a bridge from Pre-K to Kindergarten to first grade, so that each level’s activities touches upon those that came before and those that will follow. Each of these levels is involved in the Reading First Program sponsored by the No Child Left Behind initiative. During the day, 90 minutes is set aside for reading, spelling, vocabulary and other reading-related activities. In this way, our early childhood curriculum offers the strongest possible foundation for the academic challenges of the grades to come.