Mass Schedule

9 and 11:30 AM
9 AM

Anticipated Mass
of Sunday:

Church: 5 PM

8 AM
9:30 AM
11 AM
12:45 PM (Español)
5 PM

No Chapel Mass
in July/August

Morning Prayer
Weekdays at 7:30 AM



Pre-School - Staff


Celebrating 24 Years of Learning Fun

St. Anthony's Pre-School

Physical Environment
Our school is located in the parish center of St. Anthony’s church which provides the space and equipment necessary for healthful and happy experiences. Individual classrooms provide a light, cheerful and comfortable place to work on puzzles, games, arts and crafts and a quiet corner for stories. The outdoor play area is a fenced-in secure environment equipped with climbing spaces, slides, tunnels and more.
Our Philosophy at St.Anthony’s Pre-School
The early childhood program offers time and space for young children where they are free to play, explore and imagine. It is designed to lead them from wonder to discovery and from investigation to affirmation. It provides the opportunity for all children to associate pleasure with learning so that each one feels good about her or himself. In the early childhood program, the teacher collaborates with children. Her adult encouragement and example are among the most important factors which influence faith development. As collaborator, the teacher fosters a deeper awareness of God’s presence. The teacher offers each child space to experience the joy of learning at his or her own capacity and pace.

Registration and Classes


Three Year Old Classes
M-W-F, 9:00am – 11:30am
T-TH, 9:00am – 11:30am
M-W-F, 12:15pm – 2:45pm
T-TH, 12:15pm – 2:45pm

Four Year Old Classes
M-T-W-TH, 8:45am – 11:15am
T-W-F, 8:45am – 11:15am
M-T-TH, 12:00pm – 2:30pm
T-W-TH-F, 12:00pm – 2:30pm

Registration begins in January and continues throughout the year. Each class has a maximum of 16 children with a certified teacher and one aide. Tuition is on a yearly basis broken into 10 payments. One month tuition and registration fee is due when your child registers.

**There is also a 2 year-old transition class for the children coming to St. Anthony’s in the fall. This is filled on a first come first serve basis.

St. Anthony’s Pre-K offers a three week summer program for 3 and 4 year olds entering our program.


Ellie Grubb
Director & Teacher

Ellie Grubb is the co-founder and Director of St. Anthony’s Preschool. The program celebrated its 21st Anniversary in the fall of 2011. Her responsibilities include coordinating the 3 year old program as well as teaching five morning classes. She has an undergraduate degree in elementary education as well as postgraduate credits in early childhood from St. John’s University. She has taught in Our Lady of Loretto in East New York, Brooklyn as well as Our Lady of Hope in Middle Village, Queens. Ellie has also completed the Effective Parenting Program offered by the Arch Diocese of New York. Ellie is married with 4 children and has been at St. Anthony’s since 1990.

Deana Capellupo
4 Year Old Teacher

Deana joined the St. Anthony’s Preschool staff in September 2007. She has a BS in Elementary Education and an MS in Reading. Deana has taught at Our Lady of the Angelus in Rego Park as well as P.S. 99Q in Kew Gardens. She also worked as a part-time Reading Specialist at St. John’s University. Deana is married with 3 children.

Bridget Carter
2 and 4 Year Old Teacher

Bridget Carter joined St. Anthony’s Preschool in 2010. She holds a B.S. in Economics and an M.S. in Elementary Education. Bridget taught in Catholic Schools in Brooklyn and in New York City Public Schools. She also teaches Religious Education at St. Anthony’s.

Michelle Flavin
4 Year Old Teacher

Michelle joined the St. Anthony’s Preschool staff in September 2009. She has a BA in Communication Arts and MA from Dowling College. Michelle has taught at NYC Public Schools as well as substituted in Oceanside Pre-K and Kindergarten Center. Michelle has 3 children and has coached various sports and taught religion here at St. Anthony’s.

Karen Molloy
3 Year Old Teacher

Karen graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in early childhood education and from Fordham University with a Masters in Social Work. She has been working as the afternoon 3 year-old teacher in the preschool program for the past seven years. Previously Karen was employed by the Catholic Home Bureau as a social worker. She is married and has 4 children.

Samantha Yagnisis
2 Year Old Teacher

Samantha Yagnisis joined St. Anthony’s Preschool in 2011. She holds a B.A. in Psychology and an M.S. in Elementary Education. Samantha has taught in some Long Island Public Schools

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Please call 516-764-0048, ext. 2520 for further information


Christian Life Communities




St. Anthony's Church
110 Anchor Ave
Oceanside, NY 11572
Tel: 516.764.0048
Fax: 516.282.2525

Saturdays 4-4:45 PM and at designated services throughout the year.

Alcoholics Anonymous
Sunday, Monday, Thursday at 7:30 PM, in the cafeteria

Narcotics Anonymous
Tuesday at 8 PM, in the cafeteria