Nazareth Academy (Rochester, New York)

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Nazareth Elementary
311 Flower City Park

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United States
Coordinates43°11′3″N 77°37′57″W / 43.18417°N 77.63250°W / 43.18417; -77.63250Coordinates: 43°11′3″N 77°37′57″W / 43.18417°N 77.63250°W / 43.18417; -77.63250
TypePrivate, Co-ed
MottoDominus Illuminatio Mea.
(The Lord is my Light.)
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
PrincipalSister Margaret Mancuso, SSJ
Teaching staffSisters of St. Joseph and other teaching professionals
Average class sizeclasses range anywhere from 12-24 students
Color(s)Blue and Gold         
AccreditationMiddle States Association of Colleges and Schools[1]

Nazareth Elementary is a private co-educational Catholic school teaching grades Pre-K through Grade 6 in Rochester, New York, USA. It is a ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph.


Nazareth Academy was founded by the Sisters of Saint Joseph in 1871. It was the oldest Catholic high school in Rochester.[2]

"One chance… often in life we are faced with a defining moment, where the choice we make will help determine our safety, our character, or our future."

Extracurricular activities[edit]

After School Clubs[edit]

After-School activities include:

Clubs and organizations[edit]

Nazareth Elementary supports several clubs and organizations, including:

  • Children's Choir
  • Dulcimer club

Associated schools[edit]

Nazareth Academy was a part of Nazareth Schools, which also included an elementary (Nazareth Hall Elementary and Preschool) and middle school (Nazareth Hall Middle School) that were founded as a boys school in 1884. The original building was constructed in 1915; Nazareth Academy closed in 2010.


Nazareth Academy was accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the New York State Board of Regents, and the New York State Association of Independent Schools.[3] It was a member of the Greater Rochester Association of Private Schools.[4]


  1. ^ MSA-CIWA. "MSA-Committee on Institution-Wide Accreditation". Archived from the original on July 12, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-23.
  2. ^ Nazareth Schools at a glance
  3. ^ Nazareth Academy accreditation
  4. ^ "Greater Rochester Association of Private Schools". Archived from the original on 2008-03-10. Retrieved 2008-01-03.

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