Sacrament of Reconciliation / Confessions
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Weekend Masses

Anticipated Mass
of Sunday:

5:00 PM

8:00 AM
9:30 AM (Family Mass)
11:00 AM
12:30 PM
5:00 PM (Youth Mass)

12:45 PM (Español)

Weekday Masses

9:00 AM
12:00 NOON
Saturday Morning:
9:00 AM

Morning Prayer
Weekdays 7:30 AM


Pre-School - Staff


Celebrating 26 Years of Learning Fun
St. Anthony's Pre-School

New: Registration Forms for 2018-2019 School Year

CLICK the links below to DOWNLOAD forms

After you download, your should be able to complete these forms directly on your computer, tablet or smartphone.

After you have filled in your form, save it as a DIFFERENT file name. Then print it out, sign it and bring it to the Parish Center to complete your child's registration.

Call St. Anthony's Education Office with questions:
516-764-0048 ext 2520

For information about programs for
2 year-olds, please call the Education Office.

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


Two Year Old Classes
Classes meet twice a week
for two hours a day
(four hours per week)

Three Year Old Classes
Two day AM & PM classes
Three day AM & PM Classes

Four Year Old Classes
Four day AM Classes
Three day PM Classes

Friday and "Lunch Bunch"/ Afternoon Classes
are also available for those interested.
For more information please call our
education office at 516-764-0048 X2520

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 are 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.



Fall and Winter programs keep our 4-year olds “warm and cozy” during class time.
Our extended hours offer the children opportunities to enhance the skills they have learned!

A printable copy of this photo collection may be downloaded.

St. Anthony's Pre-School Staff


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 Archdiocese of New York. Ellie is married with 4 children and has been at St. Anthony’s since 1990.

Pre-School Teachers

Evonne DeVivo
Teacher/4-Year Olds

Evonne graduated from St. John’s University in 1998 with a B.A. in Education. She received her M.A. in Reading, also at St.John’s, in 2001. Evonne went on to teach at two different schools in Queens for ten years until she had her first of two children.

For almost nine years, she was a stay-at-home mom. Now that her two boys are in the same school, Evonne decided to return to teaching this past fall. She looks forward to contributing to a positive experience for the boys and girls of St. Anthony’s.


Margaret Long
Teacher/4-Year Olds

Margaret studied Elementary Education locally, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Education & Psychology from Hofstra University, as well as a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Molloy College. She has previously been employed in the Baldwin Union Free School District, serving in various classroom teacher positions in Kindergarten through 5th grade.

Over the past decade, Margaret has been a full- time mom for her two school-aged children. She volunteers as a catechist for her children’s Religious Education class in her home parish. For the past three years, Margaret has also sat on the Executive Board on her children’s school PTA, working to help provide the best opportunities and programs for the children.

Margaret has always worked with the intention to engage children in meaningful and teachable moments. She is glad to be back in the classroom teaching and learning with our four- year olds here at St. Anthony’s.

Karen Molloy
Teacher/3-Year Olds

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.

Jeanette O'Leary
Teacher/2-Year Olds

Jeanette grew up in Oceanside and a lifelong member of the St. Anthony parish. Married 10
years with 4 children: Julia (age 9), Tyler (age 8), Brooke (age 7), and Casey (age 4).

Graduated Hofstra University in 1999 with a Major in Psychology and Minor in Fine Arts. Received Masters Degree in December 2000 from Molloy College in Elementary Education Pre K-6, Received Permanent Teaching Certificate. She worked as a Substitute Teacher in the Oceanside school district and neighboring school districts as well and presently holds a substitute teaching position.

Worked at Glen Cove Child Day Care as a preschool teacher beginning in September 2002, and resigned in June 2006, following the birth of her 2nd child. As a stay-at-home mom the last few years, she continued to work at the after school CARES program in Oceanside as a Homework tutor until November of 2013.

Pre-School Assistants

Miss Amanda is in her 5th year

Miss Celeste is in her 17th year

Miss Debbie is in her 15th year

Miss Kathy is in her 17th year

Miss Pat is in her 22nd year

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St. Anthony's Church

110 Anchor Avenue
Oceanside, NY 11572

Tel: 516.764.0048
Fax: 516.282.2525


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Sunday, Monday & Thursday
7:30 pm
in the cafeteria


8:00 pm,
in the cafeteria