News & Announcements

Varsity Cheer 10th in Nation

The Varsity Cheer team placed 10th at the UCA National High School Cheerleading Competition in Orlando, FL, on Feb. 13!

St. Catharine Academy Earns College Board AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award

Recognized for Closing the Gender Gap in AP Computer Science Principles: 

St. Catharine Academy has earned the College Board AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science Principles. Schools honored with the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award have expanded girls’ access in AP computer science courses.

St. Catharine Academy receives milestone gift

Valerie Saputo Puglisi ’68, a long-time supporter of St. Catharine Academy, presented SCA with a magnificent Christmas gift.  In anticipation of her 55th reunion in 2023, Valerie made a $1 million gift, the largest single gift in the 132-year history of St. Catharine Academy.  With this gift, Valerie has initiated the Valerie Saputo Puglisi ’68 Scholars Program, a unique effort to make a St. Catharine Academy education possible for those with demonstrated financial need while inspiring multi-generational giving. (read full story by clicking the headline)

Back to School Plan for Week of Jan. 3, 2022

December 30, 2021

Happy 2022 to our Parents and Students

I am hoping that this new year brings us to a different place than we have been for almost the last two years.  The Covid-19 has taken many forms and we are presently struggling with both Delta and Omicron variants. I am anxious for our students to end the First Semester focused on what they have learned and being able to demonstrate their various levels of mastery.  I am also concerned with the increasing number of cases of Covid-19 along with the struggle of having options for reliable testing for Covid-19 infections. As a result, these are our reopening plans for all students except active athletes.  Later on, in this memo there is specific information for athletes.  The following applies for all students.

Two juniors named Designated Scholars by the College Board

Two students were named Designated Scholars by the College Board. Hannah Y-T. ’23 was named a National Hispanic Scholar and Naomi W. '23 was named a National African American Scholar.


The College Board, which administers the PSAT and SAT among its activities, recognizes academic excellence through its National Recognition Programs. Students selected for this prestigious honor can cite it on their college and scholarship applications. In turn, colleges use the listing of this honor as a way of identifying students from underrepresented groups—i.e., ethnic minorities and/or those who attend school in rural areas or small towns—who have excelled on their PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, or AP Exams and in their classwork.
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