St. Catharine Academy Middle School
Welcome to St. Catharine Academy Middle School
The St. Catharine Academy Middle School is a middle school program located within a discrete section of the St. Catharine Academy building. Our school is handicap accessible with an elevator. St. Catharine Academy Middle School represents a reimagining of Catholic education in the Bronx. It is approved by the St. Catharine Academy Board of Trustees and the Mercy Education System of the Americas. We are excited to extend our legacy of academic excellence to middle school students.
Upcoming Dates & Deadlines:
To register for St. Catharine Academy’s events, please visit www.scahs.org/events/
Wednesday, November 1, 2023, from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm.
Tuition & Fees:
- Student enrollment fees
- Supplies (ie. Art)
- SCA leased technology device
- Extended care
- Student accident insurance
- Student ID cards
- Most recent report card
- Standardized testing results
- Birth certificate
- Current IESP, if applicable
- Current scholarship award letter, if applicable
Sibling Discount: If you have another daughter in either the Middle or High School, she is eligible for the Sibling Discount, a reduction of one month’s tuition.
Legacy Grant: A $1,000.00 grant is awarded to a student whose parent, legal guardian, or sibling graduated from St. Catharine Academy. To apply, please provide the name, relationship, and year of graduation of the alumnae. The Legacy Grant cannot be combined with any other SCA tuition discounts except the sibling discount.
Catholic School Employee Grant: $1,000.00 grant for employees of other Catholic schools. To be eligible you must:
- Be a full-time employee
- Email [email protected] verification of employment via two (2) most recent pay stubs
- Be listed as a financially responsible party in FACTS, our tuition collection company
- Walk the world as a seeker of intellectual and spiritual growth.
- Possess a moral compass that guides her life's journey.
- Advocate for educating women everywhere.
- Embrace a global vision of compassionate service to those in need.
- Face her life's challenges with confidence.
St. Catharine Academy Middle School will consist of Grades 6-8 and will be an extension of St. Catharine Academy, Grades 9-12. It will have its own classroom floor. There is a dedicated bathroom on the same floor as the Middle School. Every student will have her own locker. Students will share facilities such as the cafeteria, Art Room, and Gym with the high school but the Middle School will have their own dedicated time and/or section.
When does the Middle School day begin and end?
The SCA Middle School has its own beginning and ending time separate from the high school. Students will have a lunch and recess period each day. St. Catharine Academy provides before and after-school supervision included in the tuition. The school day will begin at 8:05 am and end at 2:35 pm.
There are nine (9) periods in a day and students will have 40-minute schedule blocks.
Yes - at no cost. We already have someone hired who does our after-school "care". In addition, Middle School students will have access to tutoring from their teachers and the SCA's National Honor Society (NHS) students.
St. Catharine Academy will follow the traditional Catholic School curriculum for grades 6-8, with emphasis on developing fundamental skills in reading, math, and science while developing students’ critical thinking and reasoning skills. All subject areas will be the standard NYS curriculum. Students will be provided a range of differential learning such as direct instruction, gradual release of responsibility, and blended learning. At the same time, students will enjoy expanded opportunities in STEM, art, music, and gym, sharing resources with the high school. All students will have a dedicated guidance counselor.
The religious curriculum provides a pathway for students to receive the sacrament of confirmation.
We anticipate all assignments being posted on Google Classroom. Most times, homework will be submitted electronically through Google Classroom. Students may also be asked to submit classwork and homework that they worked on with pen/pencil and paper.
The Middle School will be capped at 22 students per class.
Does the SCA Middle School have services for 504/IESP accommodations?
Yes, the SCA Middle School has a dedicated resource center for students with learning accommodations. We work with Catapult Learning and have certified teachers on staff to meet the needs of students and oversee student learning plans.
In Middle School many times the teacher helps students either before or after school. SCA National Honor Society students, who already help at schools outside SCA, will also be available at SCA either before or after school. Students demonstrating advancement in class will work with the teacher and, if indicated, take Regents exams for Algebra and Living Environment in Grade 8.
Students will switch classes in most cases. The goal is to foster responsibility in making sure they are prepared for their classes.
Parents will have regular communication through weekly bulletins and the school website. In addition, parents will have access to grades and attendance through the school portal - Focus. Parents can connect with their daughter's teacher via email, phone calls, and in-person meetings.
Will the Middle School have any dedicated sports?
Yes, we plan to have volleyball and basketball. SCA Middle School will take part in the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) program.
Clubs and activities will be centered around students' interests.
Yes - distributed the first week of school.
The mass schedule for next year has not yet been determined.
Bullying will not be tolerated - as it is not the High School. Points of the policy will be in the student handbook. Students and parents will be in-serviced on all the points of the handbook as part of their orientation to SCA.
Yes - SCA will use Liebman's in New Rochelle. Middle School students will have the choice between the Khaki Skort or Khaki pants with our school logo, a White or Dark Navy Blue long sleeve or short-sleeve polo shirt with our school logo, and a Dark Navy Blue 1/4 Zip performance fleece with school logo. In addition, students will have a gym uniform that they wear to school once a week. All items will be available for purchase at Liebman's Online Store, www.scahs.org/uniform/, or in person. Students are required to wear white knee-socks or tights with the skort. Students are asked to wear tie-on black oxfords or white or black sneakers. More information can be found below.
SCA will provide age-appropriate social events for Middle School to participate in such as a Christmas and Spring concert.
We envision Middle School students taking trips once a quarter that aligned with the students' course of study.
Yes, SCA does offer a Breakfast and Lunch Program at a cost. The breakfast and lunch program is professionally prepared by Division Food Service Management. We do not offer the city breakfast/lunch free or reduced program. Students are welcome to bring their own lunch. They will have access to a refrigerator and microwaves.
St. Catharine Academy is located in the heart of the Bronx. We are conveniently located on Williamsbridge Road and Pelham Parkway. Our Laconia Avenue side Lobby Entrance is located directly across the street from the 5 train station (Pelham Parkway stop). In addition, the BX 8 and 12 buses stop on WIlliamsbridge Road and Pelham Parkway. We are also close proximity to the Metro-North Fordham train station.
- Khaki pants or skort - these can be worn anytime during the school year
- White or navy-blue polo shirt
- Navy-blue quarter zip
- Uniform can be worn with tights or knee highs
- Uniform can be work with solid white or black shoes or sneakers (no logos or words)
- Choice of navy-blue sweater and/or gold t-shirt
- Choice of navy-blue sweater pants or navy shorts
- White socks
- White or black solid-colored sneakers (no logos or words)