Alumni Excel in High School

Siena alumni succeed at all the local Catholic high schools as measured by the percent of students represented in the National Honor Society and by the percent whose averages are at or above 85% in this year’s high school graduating classes.

At McQuaid, 81% averaged at or above 85% cumulatively, while 42% of our alumni of the Class of 2013 were in the National Honor Society (NHS).

At Mercy, 93% of our alumnae had averages at or above 85%.

At Bishop Kearney, 60% of our 2013 alumni were in the NHS.

In the Aquinas Class of 2017, 31% of Siena alumni were in the NHS.

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Michael P. Lynch, ’16, Rest in Peace

We are saddened to report of the death of Michael P. Lynch, Class of 2016. Mr. Kilbridge announced his passing in a Letter to the Siena Community .  The school will be hosting a get-together from 9 until 11 am on Good Friday for the Siena Community to gather and remember Michael, who brought so much joy and happiness to the world.

Here is a slide show of Michael at Siena.

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Bishop Matano to Celebrate Ash Wednesday Mass

Bishop Matano will celebrate Ash Wednesday Liturgy with the Siena Catholic Academy community at 9:20 am.  All are invited to join us for this solemn beginning to the Lenten season. Mass will be held in St. Thomas More Church.

Photo by Mike Crupi/Catholic Courier

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Fall Open House for Prospective Families November 11, 2017 6 PM

Open House November 11, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Come see the difference a school devoted entirely to middle school students can make!

Siena Catholic Academy, a coeducational middle school in Brighton on East Avenue, will be hosting its annual Open House for prospective students on Wednesday, November 11, 2017 from 6 to 8 pm. After a presentation for parents and guardians in St. Thomas More church and an explosive science demonstration for children at 6 pm, families will tour the school and speak with current students and alumni.

Siena has a proud history of preparing its students to lead local schools, especially Mercy, McQuaid, Bishop Kearney, and Aquinas.

Nurturing faith and intellect, Siena offers an exceptional education and a safe environment.

6:00 p.m. Principal’s Presentation  in St. Thomas More Church
6:30 Tours of the School led by Student Ambassadors. 


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Student Council Officers Elected

Student Council officers

Congratulations to our Student Council Officers (L-R) Lilly Ansley-Purpura, President, Jessica Schiffhauer, Secretary, Lucia Lanahan, Vice President, and Elizabeth Deni, Treasurer. 

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Congratulations Class of 2016

Class of 2016 1Congratulations to the Class of 2016! 


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Google Expeditions Pioneer Program Comes to Siena

Kennedy and Sheridan and Google ExpeditionsThe Google Expeditions Pioneer Program selected Siena Catholic Academy as the location for one of its visits.  The team arrived early Tuesday morning to set up the virtual 3-D devices for exploring various sites around the world and beyond.  Throughout the day students traveled to far off destinations and marveled at the scenery and the stories behind these locations.  They visited the Acropolis in Greece, Wembley Stadium, the London Underground, a coral reef, the Mars Spirit landing site, and Barcelona among other places that our teachers had pre-selected to fit with their curriculum. 

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Siena Students Excel in High School

Siena continues to excel at preparing our students for high school success. Thirty-six Siena alumni graduated from McQuaid Jesuit this past year. They represented 24% of the graduating class (152 in total), but 30% of its National Honor Society members and 30% of the students who attained an average of 85% or higher over seven semesters. In fact, 81% of our alumni averaged above 85% at the school, while only 56% of the 116 non-Siena graduates did so. And while 31% of Siena graduates were NHS members at McQuaid, only 22% of non-Siena graduates achieved that distinction.

graphMcQuaid’s highest honor, the Bishop Kearney award, was given to a former Siena student, Brian Crowley, brother of eighth grader, Tom. Brian will be attending the University of Notre Dame next year.

Aquinas Institute: 50% of Siena graduates were named to NHS, while only 20% of non-Siena graduates were.

Bishop Kearney: 80% of Siena graduates were named to NHS, while only 22% on non-Siena graduates were.

Siena graduates receive the highest honors and recognition at our Catholic high schools:

Aquinas Institute: Bishop Clark Award

Bishop Kearney: Salutatorian and Founders Award

McQuaid Jesuit: Jesuit Secondary Education and Bishop Kearney Awards also The University Award

Our Lady of Mercy: Student Body President and Vice President


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