About St. Leo Catholic Academy

‘Seeing Christ in One Another’
Over 92 Years of Scholarship, Leadership, Service

Our Philosophy / Nuestra Filosofía

St. Leo Catholic Academy is a Catholic elementary school in Corona, Queens, New York, founded by the Gray Nuns of the Sacred Heart in 1924. Ninety one years of scholarship, leadership and service is the educational and spiritual foundation upon which this school community plans its future. Connection with its past helps the school community carry out Its mandate to bring the light of knowledge and faith to a needy world.

The pastor and the principal, in a spirit of collegial and collaborative leadership, along with a faculty and staff, implement the curriculum mandated by New York State and the Diocese of Brooklyn. The mission, therefore, is to provide academic, social and spiritual knowledge which reflects the Catholic faith within a structured and disciplined school environment.

We are committed to excellence. We strive to provide programs to help each student become an educated, morally responsible, caring and productive member of society. We foster a love of neighbor. The school’s credo, “Seeing Christ in One Another”, comes to life daily in respect for one another and is displayed in simple acts of charity, kindness and acceptance of varying points of view.

We are working with young students at crucial stages in their development; therefore, we seek to provide a challenging educational experience both during and after school. We are cognizant of the multiple learning styles of students and attempt to address these through differentiation of instruction. St. Leo School addresses difficult problems and recognizes the possibility of failure as an acceptable risk. We involve parents, students, staff and the community in shared decision-making, and we also encourage students to assume responsibility for their own learning. Cohesion between school and community presents a positive and manageable model for students to follow.

St. Leo Catholic Academy is a dynamic community. It is constantly evolving and recreating itself in response to the challenges faced by the students in their daily lives. It also develops by capitalizing on the variety of gifts brought to it by each of its diverse members.


La Academia Católica San León es una escuela elemental Católica localizada en Corona, Nueva York, fundada por Las Monjas Grises del Sagrado Corazón en el año de 1924. Escolaridad, liderazgo y servicio son la fundación de nuestra comunidad escolar con la que cuenta para su futuro. La conexión a su pasado ayuda a la escuela en implementar su mandato de proveer sabiduría y Fe en un mundo tan necesitado.

Nosotros nos comprometemos en alcanzar excelencia. Nos esmeramos en contar con programas para ayudar a los estudiantes a ser personas educadas, moralmente responsables y considerados como miembros productivos de la sociedad. Nosotros enseñamos amor al prójimo. El credo de la escuela es “Reconocer a Cristo en los Demás” se practica diariamente con simples actos de caridad y bondad, y aceptando las opiniones de otros.

La Academia Católica San León es una comunidad dinámica constantemente creciendo y cambiando para responder a los retos de la vida cotidiana. San León enfrenta el futuro con la variedad de talentos que ofrecen sus diversos miembros.