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For over 100 years, St. Athanasius has prided itself on providing students in Hunts Point with a high-quality, well-rounded education, rooted in faith and attentive to individual differences.

Our School

In an inclusive environment—in which diversity is respected and celebrated—the students of St. Athanasius are free to flourish.

At St. Athanasius School, our mission is to provide the students of our community with an outstanding, values-based education that will provide them with the tools needed to be leaders, now and in the future! 

Our students are exposed to a rigorous academic curriculum that includes literacy, math, science, and religion. Enrichment classes like physical education, library, music, chess, and art allow our students to apply their knowledge from the classroom while also discovering and building on their unique gifts and talents. We offer morning care and after care for our hardworking families who may need additional supervision.

The St. Athanasius family ensures its students grow with integrity and leave the school prepared for high school and beyond. Our students go on to attend top high schools in the community, using the skills and values developed at St. Athanasius to forge fulfilling, bright futures.

Core Values

At St. Athanasius, as in all Partnership Schools, we embrace four core values that guide all we do: integrity, humility, hard work, and service.

Integrity

I watch what I do to see what I believe.

– Sr. Helen Prejean, CSJ

Integrity means that our actions reflect our beliefs and live up to our moral ideals. We hold all in our communities to the highest academic and ethical standards, both within the walls of our school buildings and as representatives in our communities. As we equip our students with a clear understanding of the moral principles and virtues of the Catholic faith, we instill habits of honesty, forthrightness, and respect for themselves and others.

Humility

Those who humble themselves will be exalted.

– Luke 14:11

Integrity means that our actions reflect our beliefs and live up to our moral ideals. We hold all in our communities to the highest academic and ethical standards, both within the walls of our school buildings and as representatives in our communities. As we equip our students with a clear understanding of the moral principles and virtues of the Catholic faith, we instill habits of honesty, forthrightness, and respect for themselves and others.

Hard Work

If there is no struggle, there is no progress.

– Frederick Douglass

Each of us is made uniquely by God for greatness. In order to fully develop the gifts God gave us, hard work provides opportunities for us to sharpen our skills, develop our talents, and strengthen our minds and hearts for life’s journey. Effort, persistence, and determination are essential to learning and success in life. Hope alone does not result in success; we seek to instill in our students a work ethic marked by tenacity, stamina, and zeal.

Service

Only a life lived for others is worthwhile.

– Albert Einstein

At Partnership Schools, we believe that we are made for each other, so we aim to develop young men and women for others. When we see God in others, we think less of ourselves and so put others first. Our teachers “fan into a flame the gifts God gave” each child (2 Timothy 1), cultivating their gifts, broadening their understanding of the community and the world, and offering their gifts in service of our local neighborhood.

Root Beliefs

At St. Athanasius, our community embraces the following set of root beliefs that guide our actions, our words, and our decisions. These beliefs inform each aspect of our school—our policies, procedures, rituals, routines, relationships, and even the physical spaces.

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Leadership

A dedicated group of dynamic educators leads St. Athanasius.

Jessica Aybar, Principal
jaybar@stathanasiusbronx.org

Fiona Chalmers, Academic Dean
fchalmers@stathanasiusbronx.org

Emily Ackerman, Director of School Operations
T: 718.542.5161 ext. 3
eackerman@stathanasiusbronx.org