St. Agnes Academy, 30 Carson Avenue, Dalton, MA. 01226, (413) 684-3143

St. Agnes Academy

Accredited

 St. Agnes Academy is fully accredited by the New England Associations of Schools and Colleges.  For additional Information contact St. Agnes Academy at (413) 684-3143, Fax: 413-684-3124. 

Announcements

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    St. Agnes Academy Announces Appointment of Fadia Rostom Makdisi as Principal

    Search Committee Names Local Educator  to Replace Retiring School Head James Stankiewicz

    DALTON, Mass., May 23, 2019 - St. Agnes Academy, Berkshire County’s leading parochial school serving students from pre-school through eighth grade, has announced the appointment of Fadia Rostom Makdisi of Pittsfield as Principal, replacing long-time educator James Stankiewicz, effective July 1.

    Rev. Christopher Malatesta, pastor of St. Agnes Church, made the appointment while also reaffirming his unwavering commitment to the Academy. He also announced the formation of an Executive Leadership Council, a group of experienced educators charged with the goal of growing the Academy while maintaining high academic expectations and traditional Catholic values and traditions.

    A search committee selected Makdisi from a field of highly competitive candidates in a regional search. “We are confident we have the perfect candidate in Fadia who will bring a high level of energy and commitment to our church and Academy and work well with our teachers, Executive Leadership Council, parents, and students,” said Malatesta. “Under Fadia’s leadership, we will continue to seek new and creative ways to boost enrollment, secure a strong financial base, and grow in the years to come.”

    Makdisi will have oversight for school culture and the Catholic School mission and will run the development efforts of the Academy. She will be responsible for budget planning, communications, and discipline and will represent the academy on a Diocesan level, working with the Superintendent of Schools to grow the Academy. Other key duties include scheduling, hiring, compliance, and community outreach.  She will collaborate with the Executive Leadership Council to meet and exceed the expectations of parents in regards to academics.

    “I am thrilled to be joining St. Agnes Academy and working with such an experienced group of educators, whose energy and commitment to faith, life learning, and academic excellence is boundless,” said Makdisi. “I look forward to building on the strong foundation left by Jim Stankiewicz and exploring new ways to expand the St. Agnes mission.

    Makdisi is a collaborative and innovative educator with over 15 years of experience in public and private educational systems. She is a graduate of Damascus University and MCLA and has taught in the computer technology department at Damascus University. Currently, she works in the Pittsfield and Central Berkshire Regional School systems. “Her background and experiences enable her to integrate technologies and a personal approach to enhance teaching and learning in both classroom subjects and life skills,” said Malatesta.

    Makdisi is married and has three daughters who all attend St. Agnes. Along with Makdisi and Rev. Malatesta, the Executive Leadership Council will include current faculty members Karen Blefari and Theresa Dudziak as Deans of Academics and Curriculum. Blefari, who has 42 years of experience in elementary and early childhood education, will be responsible for Early Childhood and Elementary Programs, while Dudziak, a former St. Agnes principal and 32-year educator, will oversee the Middle School program.

     “The deans will provide the expertise and experience necessary to maintain a program of academic excellence and allow us to continue to grow and exceed the expectations of our families in meeting the needs of a 21st century education,” said Malatesta.

    The council also includes Katherine Flanders, an experienced teacher, who will serve as Director of Enrichment. She will provide tailored and well-planned enrichment opportunities for St. Agnes students. .

    St. Agnes Academy, founded in 1957, currently has an enrollment of 144 students in pre-school through grade eight.

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Mission Statement

St. Agnes Academy is a Catholic parish school located at 30 Carson Avenue in Dalton, MA. is united by God's love, living and sharing our faith daily.   We strive for academic success while promoting awareness and appreciation of community involvement as a lifestyle.   Within this secure, welcoming environment, our experienced, dedicated faculty and staff celebrate the uniqueness of each child from pre-school through grade eight.

Upcoming events & calendar

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Our Students

Registration & Re-registration

If you or someone you know is considering St. Agnes as an educational option for their child, please encourage them to call Jim Stankiewicz at (413) 684-3143.  We currently have openings in all of our grades.  Tours, observations and shadowing of classes can be arranged on most days.  Although there is a tuition charge, we make every effort to make a St. Agnes Academy affordable through a diocesan and local financial aid process.

Extended Day Care

Our school provides daily, before and after school care programs for our students.

After School Car Line Procedure

Please enter the parking lot through the Main St. entrance.  Upon entering, cars should form a DOUBLE LINE that extends as far as the basketball hoop.  At the basketball hoop, cars should then take turns merging into ONE LINE. The single line will then proceed to the back door of the school where students will be dismissed directly to the appropriate car.  Please make every effort to follow these procedures in order to insure the safety of our students as well as those people picking them up.

Please enter the parking lot through the Main St. entrance.  Upon entering, cars should form a DOUBLE LINE that extends as far as the basketball hoop.  At the basketball hoop, cars should then take turns merging into ONE LINE. The single line will then proceed to the back door of the school where students will be dismissed directly to the appropriate car.  Please make every effort to follow these procedures in order to insure the safety of our students as well as those people picking them up.

NO PARKING BAN on Carson Ave. in Front of School

The Dalton Police have placed new NO PARKING signs on both sides of the street in front of the school. Please park in the school parking lot unless you are making a quick "pick up" or "drop off". 

Financial Aid

All students wishing for parish or diocesan financial aid must apply online for aid to FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment at www.factstuitionaid.com.

Last year's recipients must re-apply. Grants are for one year only.

Families must include their parish name and address in section (1) of the form. Saint Agnes Academy must be listed in section (2). Only one application is needed to cover all children attending catholic schools, including high school.

Help is available from Facts. Call 1-866-315-9262 or .email help@factstuitionaid.com.

A family failing to complete this process prior to March 15 may be unable to get any assistance.

Families applying for parish financial aid must also complete a parish financial aid application.


Financial Aid Forms are due by March 15.