Welcome to Cathedral Academy at Pompei where our doors are open to a new approach to Catholic Education in the Diocese of Syracuse. Our Lady of Pompei/St. Peter Parish, in collaboration with the Syracuse Diocese and Le Moyne College, offer innovative programs to enhance the strengths and potential of our students. Our NYS Certified faculty is specially trained to provide culturally responsive teaching and learning in classrooms rich with linguistic, economic, and ethnic diversity. Reverand Daniel Caruso, Parish Pastor, Sister Helen Ann Charlebois IHM, Principal, and Lucy Paris, Development Director, are the team members leading the creation of a model international school in the Roman Catholic tradition.
Cathedral Academy at Pompei Leadership Team
Father Daniel Caruso was inspired to seek the priesthood shortly after his Confirmation by Bishop Thomas Costello at St. Daniel’s Church. When the new Pastor, Reverend Gene Yennock arrived in the parish, teenaged Daniel Caruso became especially aware of the kind and happy church leaders who served as witnesses of the Faith. Observing the work of these model priests led him to Le Moyne College and the St. Mary’s Seminary and University, in Baltimore, Maryland. (St. Mary’s is the oldest Roman Catholic Seminary in the United States.) Reverend Daniel Caruso was ordained on June 4, 1994. Since 2001, Father Daniel Caruso served as pastor of St. Mary of the Assumption and St. Paul’s Church in Binghamton. In 2011, as the newly appointed pastor of Our Lady of Pompei/St. Peter Church, he has quickly become the beloved parish priest who guides Cathedral Academy at Pompei School.
Sister Helen Ann has been missioned far and wide. She was the principal of Most Holy Rosary in Syracuse and served as the Assistant Superintendent for the Diocese of Syracuse. Her administrative and teaching experiences have been in rural, urban, and suburban settings, ranging from early childhood through secondary schools. Places such as Pittsburgh, Washington DC, Baltimore, NYC, Long Island, North Carolina, and Idaho have been blessed with her leadership. Now we are the fortunate recipients of her gifts!