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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Join Us for Trivia Night March 24

Casa Larga Vineyards is once again hosting Siena’s Trivia Night on March 24th from 7 until 10 p.m.. Join us for a Parents Night Out! 

Cocktails, snacks, team trivia, silent auction, basket raffle and more!  Funds raised will support technology at Siena. Reservations are required and may be obtained at the Siena school office at 381-1220 by March 17. 

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Open House for Prospective Families March 16 8 am

Open House March 16, 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

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

Coffee and Conversation at 8:00 a.m. in the Dining Hall
We begin with a continental breakfast and an opportunity to chat with current parents, teachers, students, and administrators in the dining hall.

Welcome and Campus Tour at 8:30 a.m.
Principal Martin Kilbridge will offer a brief welcome, then lead a guided tour. Visitors will have the opportunity to observe classes in session.

Q&A at 9:00 a.m. in St. Thomas More Church
The tour will conclude in St. Thomas More church where a panel of administrators and teachers will answer any further questions about academic programs, admissions, tuition and financial aid, and sports.

Let us know you are coming by contacting the office at 585|381-1220 or filling out this registration form.

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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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Open House for Prospective Students November 9


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 9 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, 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.

Open House Flyer

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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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