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In Fiamme

We present In Fiamme, a space where you will find daily prayers and meditations during the week, periodic writings from the faculty, and messages from the principal and president.

The name for our blog at SCA was chosen in honor of our patron, St. Catherine of Siena. The phrase, “In fiamme” is Italian for “ablaze” or “on fire.” Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.” – St. Catherine of Siena […]

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In-Person Teaching

I was so happy to see (and read) a journal article in support of in-person learning. On September 11, Phi Delta Kappan, a professional journal for educators, published an article entitled, “In-person learning’s tentative successes deserve more coverage.” The author begins by pointing out that if left up to the media, one would presume that with the start of the school year comes two things: remote instruction and COVID outbreaks. […]

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Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Today we celebrate the finding of the Cross on which Jesus died. September 14 is the day on which it is believed that Emperor Constantine’s mother, St. Helena, discovered a relic found at the site of Christ’s crucifixion and believed to be the cross. Our Church exalts the triumph of the Cross, the instrument of our redemption. To follow Christ, we must take up His cross and follow him. […]

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Meet the Teacher Night

Welcome to “Meet-the-Teacher” night. We are so happy to finally introduce ourselves to you. After several days of teaching your daughters, we want to convey our utmost gratitude and appreciation for your choice to send your daughter(s) to St. Catherine of Siena Academy. Although this is just a brief introduction to your daughter’s class, we encourage you to reach out to any one of us via email with specific questions you may have. We look forward to ‘seeing’ you throughout this academic year. […]

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Epochs of Transition

This epoch of change ignited by COVID-19 demands that excellence in education continues to be a priority. Anything less would be an affront to our mission and vision.  To educate here at SCA is to form young women in the image of God and guiding them to authentic femininity. Today we stand Stronger Together in our return to campus for the 2020-2021 school year.   […]

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Welcome Back Message

As I stood at the side of the gym on Wednesday morning, looking at the physically distanced students in their uniform skirts and the seniors in their black cardigans and the underclassmen in their new purple quarter-zip or purple-ish fleece sitting in the bleachers, I was incredibly moved. This was the first time since March 12 that the SCA community was able to gather to celebrate the Eucharist together.  […]

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New SCA Teaching Garden

While our students and teachers were hard at work adjusting to online school, one of our students was also working on her Eagle Scout Project. She decided that she wanted to build a community garden for our school to enrich the science curriculum in Ms. Layden and Ms. Lucia’s life science classes, specifically in their biology and environmental science classes […]

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