For 88 years, Corpus Christi School has served the children of its eponymous parish, offering a Catholic education…More all the way from nursery and pre-K through eighth grade. Originally staffed by the Sisters of St. Dominic, the brick-and-mortar school is actually two buildings - the original built in 1922 and a newer wing in 1953 - connected by a breezeway. The two-story structure is located at the very end of Searing Avenue's dead end, next to the Long Island Rail Road tracks.
The school has two free parking lots: one directly across from the front entrance and the other located in building's rear. A playground for younger students is also on the premises. The Diocese of Rockville Centre cited declining enrollment as the main reason for its decision to close the school after the 2009-10 school year.
Situated on Willis Ave., the small traditional church is home to Grace International Assembly of God. Built in 1899,…More the white clapboard siding shows some signs of weathering but holds an intimate chapel complete with a beautiful stain glass window which was installed about 75 years ago. The church offers various prayer and activities throughout the week as well as vacation bible school every summer and an on-site playground for children.
A renovation to the church is scheduled to be done by the end of 2010.