Scholarship in action at The Saints Academy!
For the 2018-19 school year, The Saints Academy was one of the top 5 schools in the Archdiocese of Boston for achievement and improvement on NWEA's MAP Growth exams in reading, language usage, and mathematics.
Congratulations to the 2019 Scholarship Recipients!
We recently honored many students in grades five through seven with scholarships and a book award.
- The Sandy Moloney Scholarship ~ Annie Swanson
- Saint Julie Billiart Scholarship ~ Mia Iannotti
- Sister Grace Kenning Scholarship ~ Lucie Pelletier
- SA Mission Scholarship ~ Colin Conway
- The Connolly Sargent Science Scholarship ~ Kieran Corcoran
- The Connolly Sargent English Scholarship ~ Bridget Booth
- The Claire Lyons Scholarship ~ Kayla Baroud and Andrew McKenzie
- The Bishop Fenwick Book Award ~ Elizabeth Swanson
Every year, Paul Effman Music Directors, select their top band students from each of the schools they serve to come together for a unique and very enriching musical experience. Congratulations to our students who were selected to participate in Honor Band this year! Students are pictured with Mr. Woodard, Director of The Saints Academy Band.
Twenty-eight students from the 6th and 7th grade, volunteered to participate in an international STEM contest sponsored by Science Buddies and Fluor Corporation. Working with limited materials their imaginations, and a great deal of enthusiasm, these students successfully engineered a volley ball machine that repeatedly volleyed a ping pong ball over a net. Congratulations for a job well done!
Our eighth grade students chose topics of personal interest, researched their topics, wrote a formal report, incorporated three-dimensional models and other visuals, organized a display board containing important data, and gave an oral presentation. Projects were judged by professional people of various backgrounds from local communities. Thank you to all of the judges! Congratulations to all of our 8th graders!
The Saints Academy Quiz Bowl Team
Congratulations to The Saints Academy Quiz Bowl Team who competed in Malden Catholic's Interscholastic Contest of Achievement and Excellence!
Students helping Veterans!
School Tours every Tuesday when school is in session! Limited space available in Pre-K through Grade 8.
9AM - 11AM
HOW TO APPLY TO A CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL
Each high school will have its own application process, which is now an
online application available on their respective websites. Much of what
we have to do, from the Middle School side of things, has been removed
from the process. You will apply online and then you will be asked for the
names and email addresses of the teachers for recommendations from the
subject matter teachers.
Students Win Genes in Space Contest!
In March, Mrs. Pomeroy, our middle school science teacher, presented an opportunity for our 8th graders to take part in the national Genes in Space 2018 contest. This contest challenges students from around the country to design an original DNA experiment that addresses real-life challenges and opportunities of space exploration. Genes in Space is a national contest open to students in middle school and high school. Students were invited to design a DNA experiment that could be performed on the International Space Station. Proposals are judged solely on their creative and scientific merit.
Eight of our 8th grade students (Graham Speidel, Max Sperry, Catherine Terelak, Emma Perry, Lindsey Gannon, Aria Rahimi, Josh Berube, Abby Booth) formed a team and worked with Mrs. Pomeroy for weeks during recess, before, and after school. Additionally, Mr. McFarland, a bio-tech veteran, offered assistance and guidance to the team.
The 8th grade students at The Saints Academy engineered a study in the field of bio-engineering addressing the question, "Can living organisms help us colonize new worlds?" They investigated whether plants that typically are not drought-resistant could become drought -resistant through gene manipulation. The students isolated the gene responsible for regulating the opening and closing of the guard cells inside the stoma. This discovery could be used to modify the process of transpiration in a plant cell. The significance of the study has far reaching implications. The demands for usable water are increasing, but the availability of clean water is decreasing due to Global warming and changes in environment. Pretty impressive stuff!!
How incredible!!!!! We are so unbelievably proud of the work and effort that Graham, Joshua, Lindsey, Catherine, Aria, Max, Abby, and Emma put into this project. To stand out nationally for the quality of their work speaks volumes of their commitment, the wonderful support of Mrs. Pomeroy, Mr. McFarland, their parents, and the whole Saints Academy Community! Congratulations to all of you!!!