Catholic schools in Brooklyn, Queens begin first day of new school year
Wednesday was the first day of class for Catholic schools across Brooklyn and Queens, including St. Peter Catholic Academy in Bath Beach.
St. Peter Catholic Academy school's mascot welcomed the more than 250 students back along with a DJ to kick off the new school year. The academy serves students from 3K and pre-K through eighth grade from three parishes across Bensonhurst and Bath Beach.
Wednesday is not just a new school day for students, but the staff as well. The catholic schools of Brooklyn and Queens are starting the new school year with 13 new principals across their schools including St. Ephrem Catholic Academy in Dyker Heights.
Danielle Alfeo, the principal of St. Peter Catholic Academy, said she's been looking forward to this day for quite some time.
"It's exciting. They grow so much over the summer. It's great seeing all of their sun tans and their happy smiling faces. It truly makes my day to be out here greeting them in the morning and see them each day," says Alfeo.