than 160 elementary schools across the nine regions of the Archdiocese of New
York will be participating in a unique new student recruiting initiative, “Touring
Tuesdays.” The first of its kind event is designed to introduce
new families to the benefits and value of a Catholic education, and will be
held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 22.
Reservations are required and can be made online at www.buildboldfutures.org or by calling a bilingual hotline,
646-794-2885. Additional Touring Tuesdays are scheduled for November 19, 2013
and February 11,
March 11 and May 13, 2014. School tours can also be arranged by appointment.
“Touring Tuesdays” offer a new way to invite prospective parents into schools for an opportunity to meet with principals, faculty, other parents and students to learn firsthand what Catholic schools have to offer in programs from Pre-K 3 through Grade 8.
The fall 2013 dates were selected to assist families seeking high quality Pre-K 3, Pre-K 4 and free Universal Pre-K programs, since those families traditionally enroll earlier in the school year. The Archdiocese of New York is one of the largest providers of early childhood education programs, and currently serves more than 7,500 children in these programs.
At many schools, designated Parent Ambassadors and "madrinas,” who have children enrolled in the individual schools, will be on site to answer questions and offer their personal perspectives.
"Touring Tuesdays" provide a unique focus for our enrollment initiatives in all regions of the archdiocese and are an excellent way for parents to experience our schools before they make important educational choices for their children," said Dr. Timothy J. McNiff, Superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese of New York. "These strategically scheduled “Touring Tuesdays” allow us to highlight the unique benefits and individual character of the regional elementary schools across the Archdiocese of New York.”
For further information about “Touring Tuesdays,” including the October 22nd event, times, locations, and future dates, please visit www.buildboldfutures.org or call 646-794-2885.