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Mission Statement

Since 1832, the Transfiguration School has provided educational excellence to successive waves of immigrants and their children. Rooted in the Catholic tradition, Transfiguration nurtures the mind, body and spirit in a family-centered environment to develop thoughtful and responsible learners.


Over the last 50 years, Transfiguration School has cultivated a strong reputation for academic excellence in a close-knit yet growing community. The school continues to serve a multicultural and multilingual community. However, today we serve mostly the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren of immigrants from the metropolitan area that make the school a reflection of the multifaceted image of contemporary America.

In 2011, Transfiguration School was recognized by the Department of Education as a Blue Ribbon School. This distinction for academic excellence, leadership in teaching and commitment to building school culture within the larger community has become a symbol of educational excellence recognized nationally for both public and private schools.

In 2012, the Transfiguration School officially merged with the Transfiguration Kindergarten School making it the largest Catholic education institution in the area, from PreK through 8th grade. Established in 1954 by Maryknoll Sisters, the Kindergarten School historically provided quality full day early childhood education for working mothers.

Today, the school remains a shining example of a dynamic community vested in the education of its youth. With an enrollment of approximately 600 students (AY ’17) across three campuses, Transfiguration School is one of the few expanding Catholic schools in NYC. It is currently the only Catholic parish-based school in Lower Manhattan South of Houston.


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