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

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
*Lunch bunch & enrichment available
for all 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 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.

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.


Allison Madden
2 Year Old Teacher

Parishioner at St Raymond's and happily married for fifteen years. She has four beautiful children under the age of thirteen. All are attending St Raymond school this year. As her youngest starts her elementary education journey, our oldest is ending his. She graduated Kings College in 1996 with a BA in elementary and is certified in PA and NY. She received a masters degree in Dec. 1997 from Queens College in elementary education. Received a permanent certification in teaching. She began in 1996 as a pre k teacher in Hollis Queens for three years and then taught first grade in Ozone Park until the birth of her first child. "I was blessed to be a full time stay at home mom and babysat part-time for the past four years. I have learned the best and most important lessons through my children and am excited to start my next journey with your children.

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.

Jeanette O'Leary
2 Year Old Teacher

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 today. 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

Miss Amanda is in her 5th year

Miss Celeste

Miss Celeste is in her 17th year

Miss Debbie

Miss Debbie is in her 15th year
Miss Kathy

Miss Kathy is in her 17th year

Miss Pat is in her 22nd year

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





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


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



Tuesday at 8 PM, in the cafeteria