St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy, a private school in Brooklyn, was awarded an educational grant, which it is using to upgrade the STEM lab and continue to support its literacy and Spanish Language programs.
Earlier this year, St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy was awarded an educational grant allowing for the advancement of its educational programming. The school is using the bulk of the grant to upgrade its science lab. The academy will also use monies from the grant to continue to support literacy and the Spanish language program, and can offer financial assistance to families.
Once a week, children in kindergarten through eighth grade will visit the new science lab with a dedicated science lab teacher to use microscopes and engage in hands-on experiments. Older children may create volcanoes while younger students may explore soil particles under a microscope.
The academy is also expanding its robotics after-school program by purchasing more robotics kits. The robotics after-school program will take place once a week from 3-4:30pm. Children will be split into two classes: fourth and fifth grades and seventh and eighth grades. Robotic kits will be given to children in smaller groups, allowing them to program robots in the computer labs. Once robots are programmed, groups will test their creations against each other.
Scholarship funds will assist families of students who want to attend the academy, but cannot afford it. Principal Christina Cieloszczyk says at the time of registration, families who make it known that tuition may be a factor in whether their child enrolls are considered and reviewed by the board.
In addition to its core curriculum, St. Stanislaus provides classes in art, music, physical education, and computers. “Our mission is to provide our students with the best possible education that we can,” Cieloszczyk says.
Main photo: St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy's STEM lab under construction