News & Announcements

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.

College Acceptance Day

Congratulations to the Class of 2021! Watch the video to celebrate our seniors.

SCA students reflect on National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman's Inauguration Poem

Students in Ms. Attia's AP World History class reflected on National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman's Inauguration Poem, "The Hill We Climb." The students thoughtful reflections analyzed several lines in the poem including "But this doesn’t mean we are striving to form a union that is perfect. We are striving to forge our union with purpose” and "If we merge mercy with might, and might with right, then love becomes our legacy and change, our children’s birthright."

Five students selected to be part of Job Opportunities Program (JOP)

Five St. Catharine Academy juniors have been selected to participate in the Job Opportunities Program (JOP) run by the Inner City Scholarship Fund for 150 juniors in the Archdiocese each year. The program gives students "the opportunity to gain experience in a business setting through job-readiness workshops and paid summer internships at many of New York's most prestigious companies and organizations.

SCA Joins the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas in Condemning Violence at U.S. Capitol

The Institute Leadership Team of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas strongly denounces the violence and disrespect exhibited on Wednesday, January 6, by insurgents who stormed the U.S. Capitol. This hateful and intentional behavior, meant to disrupt the peaceful transfer of power that is central to our democracy, is deplorable and totally disregards Gospel values and the principles of other faiths and people of good will. This deliberate assault on the soul of our nation shattered trust and common purpose while stoking suspicion, fear and division.

We must unite, actively work toward a culture that promotes peace and nonviolence, and change violent, racist and white supremacist systems and structures. We must engage in sustained dialogue to bridge differences and restore trust in all circles of public life.

Please join the Sisters of Mercy in prayers for healing, peace and unity to surround the United States and all who live here. We pledge to continue to collaborate with communities and organizations that foster nonviolence and work to promote constructive dialogue and change reflecting who we are as a nation that strives to witness to liberty and justice for all.

SCA community collects over 500 toys and books

Thank you to all of those who have participated in this year’s SCA Christmas Toy Drive. Over 500 toys and books have been donated by administration, faculty, staff, students and our alumnae. These toys were sent to multiple organizations to distribute to their clients. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thank you for helping us to show our Mercy spirit.
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