From the Desk of the Principal,


A Letter of Introduction: 

Bernadette McCarthy, Principal - July 2014

Dear Parents, Students, Staff, and Board Members,

I want to tell you how excited I am to be the principal of a school that is delivering an excellent classical curriculum to all of its students. I have been in contact with every teacher at Kingswood Academy, and the dedication and commitment of each teacher is unparalleled. Along with being the Principal of Kingswood, I will also be teaching Religion and preparing the Second Grade class to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.

I am also honored to announce my administrative team:

  • Mrs. Alexandra LoCascio is the Assistant Principal. Mrs. LoCascio will be instrumental in coordinating faculty, staff, and procedures.
  • Mr. Michael Fairman is the Dean of Students. Mr. Fairman is responsible for establishing disciplinary guidelines and encouraging students to live according to Catholic principles.
  • Ms. Laurie Dastych is the Dean of Academics. Ms. Dastych is going to stress the highest standards of excellence in academics by emphasizing our adherence to a Classical Curriculum.

This year, our main focal points are:

  1. Enhance communication at all levels
  2. Improve our Math curriculum by allocating additional time for each math class.
  3. Form each student into a more effective writer by evaluating each monthly essay consistently with the Kingswood Rubric across grades 3-8.
  4. Schedule a daily study hall to provide personalized attention and opportunities for                clarification of daily assignments.
  5. Continue strengthening our Catholic Faith formation by bringing the life of virtue to the center of everything we do. We are also going to clarify and enhance the disciplinary guidelines of Kingswood Academy.

I would like to personally invite you to come to Kingswood Academy to talk with me or any of my team members, so we may answer any questions you may have. You can be assured that our purpose is to support parents as the primary educators of their children, and everything we do will be focused and centered on that mission. This is going to be a great school year at Kingswood Academy.


God bless you and your family,

Mrs. Bernadette McCarthy


Kingswood Academy