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Midwood Catholic Academy

Private | PK-8 | 387 students


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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $437,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,460.

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Posted August 21, 2011

the only reason half of us stayed is because we were forced. thank goodness im out of that place!

Posted September 24, 2010

MCA is a very good school which instills great morals in its students. The teachers are very good and teach effectively. The principal is a very good leader. The school offers a variety of after-school programs and encourages student participation in learning new skills. The fundraising efforts are good.
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Posted January 11, 2008

We have a long history wih MCA from when it was OLHC. The Principal know every child and parent/family member associated to the child. She is extremely hands on and the staff in impeccable. One of the best schools in Marine Park/Midwood.
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Posted August 9, 2005

The school is a very family oriented close knit school. I love the class sizes and the environment. My biggest issues are with the teachers and their inexperience. Catholic shchools don't pay as well as public schools and it's difficult to get more experienced teachers into these parocial schools and I felt there were too many new teachers teaching the early years of education. There were many dicipline problems that stemmed from this. I love the school but wouldn't send my son back until they worked on the teacher quality.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 84% 21%
Hispanic 8% 21%
Two or more races 3% N/A
Asian 2% N/A
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
White 1% 52%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 6%
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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School Leader's name
  • Elena Heimbach
  • Coed
  • Roman catholic
  • NCEA


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  • Computer lab
  • Library
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  • Diocese of Brooklyn
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1501 Hendrickson Street
Brooklyn, NY 11234
Phone: (718) 377-1800


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