The Venerini Sisters came to the United States in 1909, primarily to help the arriving Italian immigrants, establishing the first day care centers in many cities across the Northeast. In 1945, Venerini Academy was established and sponsored by the religious Venerini Sisters as a girls' Catholic elementary and high school. Their mission was to educate the minds and nurture the faith of immigrant children.  A new building was constructed in 1954 at the present site on Edward Street. In 1969, Venerini became a PreK3 - Grade 8 co-educational school. Today we answer the highest calling in education to provide academic, spiritual, and moral leadership to transform students into curious learners and enlightened leaders. 
To this day, the Academy remains true to St. Rosa Venerini’s Charism, “To Educate is to Liberate.”