Holy Child Academy Welcomes New Head of School

Holy Child Academy Welcomes New Head of School

There's a new head of school at Holy Child Academy in Old Westbury, and he has big plans for the school's future.

Art Viscusi joined Holy Child Academy's faculty on July 1 and now oversees the daily operations, finances, and curriculum at the school, which welcomes children into toddler classes through eighth grade. Viscusi and the school's board are working on a five-year strategic plan for the Old Westbury school that will focus on professional development for staff, academic development for students, and raising the school's profile within the community.

Tech plans for the school's development include a program that allows middle school students to use a tablet or laptop that they can use in the classroom and take home at the end of the day to do homework and continue their learning. Younger students will be able to use laptops inside the classroom. 

"We're kind of like a hidden gem, but I don't want us to be hidden anymore," says Viscusi.

The school will pursue a variety of marketing strategies including advertising in local news outlets, a recently upgraded website, and more activity on social media. 

Technology is another major component of the school's development plan in more ways than one.

“Not only in terms of programatic but infrastructure to make sure that our campus can handle the new technology that comes out every day,” Viscusi says.

The school has 205 students, with the average class size being 14. It's part of the Holy Child Network of Schools that includes 12 centers of learning in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and California.

Holy Child Academy accepts applications on a rolling basis. More information about the school and registration is available on the website.

Main image: Art Viscusi joined Holy Child Academy as head of school with 22 years of experience in education.

Image courtesy: Holy Child Academy