St. Raphael's School was a private, coeducational Catholic elementary school in Long Island City, Queens in New York City. St. Raphael's campus encompasses 8 separate buildings situated on private grounds.

Saint Raphael School
United States
TypePrivate school, Parochial School
MottoWe bow before God
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
Patron saint(s)St. Raphael
School districtRoman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn
PrincipalMrs. Anne Maurer
Enrollmentapprox 150 (2010)
Average class size15
Student to teacher ratio5:1
Campus typePrivate
Color(s)Columbia Blue and Gold   
AccreditationMiddle States Association of Colleges and Schools
AffiliationReligious Sisters of Mercy

Saint Raphael School was founded in 1956, by the Religious Sisters of Mercy upon the urging of Msgr. John McMurray, then pastor of the now defunct St. Raphael Parish. It closed in 2012 after falling enrollment made continued operation untenable.

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Prior to its closing, St. Raphael's boasted the following:

  • Student : teacher ratio of 5:1
  • An average class size of 15
  • Every year 100% of St. Raphael's graduates go on to Catholic high schools
  • State-of-the-art science laboratory
  • "Smartboard" technology in every classroom.
  • Over 100 brand new computers throughout the campus.

The school was Chartered by the State of New York and Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

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