Graduation Requirements

The following is a summary of the subjects and units of credit needed to earn a diploma from Saint Catherine of Siena Academy.

Total Required Credits: 26

Catholic Theology – 4 credits required

Grade 9 – Faith and Reason/Person of Jesus
Grade 10 – Old and New Testament
Grade 11 – The History of the Church
Grade 12 – Our Moral Life in Christ

English – 4 credits required

Grade 9 – Foundations of English
Grade 10 – American Literature
Grade 11 – British Literature
Grade 12 – World Literature

History – 3 credits required

Grade 9 – World History
Grade 10 – U.S. History
Grade 11 – Civics and Economics

Mathematics – 4 credits required

Grade 9 – Algebra I or Geometry
Grade 10 – Geometry or Algebra II
Grade 11 – Algebra II or Pre-Calculus
Grade 12 – Pre-Calculus or AP Calculus

Science – 3 credits required

Grade 9 – Biology
Grade 10 – Chemistry
Grade 11 – Physics or Physical Science

World Languages – 2 credits required

Latin I and Latin II

Philosophy – 1 credit required

Grades 11-12 – Introduction to Philosophy

Physical Education – 1 credit required

Grade 9 – Physical Education I and Health

Service Hour Requirements to Graduate:  To create a school culture which prizes the missionary work of the Gospel and introduces our young women to the world around them.  Students of St. Catherine’s will understand that what we do in service to others is as important to what we do in the classroom.

Hours to be Earned Per Year

Freshmen: 20 hours
Sophomores: 25 hours
Juniors: 30 hours
Seniors: 35 hours

“As a graduate of this school, I can attest to not only the strong education I received from SCA but also the strong foundation I was given in which I could build my own faith upon. I felt fully prepared for the ‘real world’ both academically and spiritually.” 

MaryKatherine

“My family has had an excellent experience at this school so far. Beyond the beautiful new facility, I have been impressed with the teachers and the administration! They challenge the girls both academically and spiritually, they know them by name, and appear to have a genuine concern for each individual student. The school really feels like a family. As a parent, it is a blessing to me to know that my daughter is in such good hands when I drop her off everyday.”

SCA Parent

“I LOVE this school. The teachers are excellent. Because the students are so friendly, it’s easy to fit in and make friends even if you have had a tough time at other schools. There is virtually no bullying and it is a very friendly, positive environment. Highly recommended.”

Alumna, Class of '17

“Another thing I enjoyed about the school was the athletics. I played four different sports at this school and I had the same experience with all of them. The coaches really cared about me, not just how well I was performing and I was treated respectfully on and off the court. Further more, I felt that I was really being pushed physically and mentally during practice which I value in any activity.”

Alumna

“SCA proves you can educate young women to both get into Heaven and Harvard!”

SCA Parent

“An excellent school that brings the girls together more like sisters rather than friends.”

Zina

“SCA is authentically and unapologetically Catholic. It’s excellence in academics and athletics is rooted in its mission to pass on the beauty of the Catholic faith in a way that is relevant to the modern world. The result is a constant focus on the character and virtue of its students, challenging them to be the best version of themselves not just academically, but spiritually as well.”

SCA Parent

“An excellent community for families that want to stay involved! Everyone has a different opinion and all students, staff, and faculty are respectful of it. I have never been in an environment that was so inviting and welcoming. It is easy to find a home in this school because the staff genuinely care about you and want you to succeed. It really is a beautiful place and a great experience. I am very lucky to have gone through high school there.”

Alumna

“I have been very impressed with the teachers at this school. They both challenge the girls academically and show true concern for them on a personal level as well.”

SCA Parent

“An excellent community for families that want to stay involved!”

Leighanne