Thank you for your interest in Siena Catholic Academy. We are a community of faith and personal growth. Catholics and non-Catholics alike have found Siena to be a place where they become their more ideal selves. Explore this website and you’ll get some idea of the wealth of opportunities we offer our students for enriching their lives. The exceptional academic program, the engaging extra-curricular activities, the successful sports teams, and the spirit-filled liturgical offerings awaken in our maturing students a sense of their own endless capacity to embrace the world in all its wonder and challenge.
But this website only hints at the fullness of the experience. Nothing can compare to a visit. We encourage you to explore the school first hand. We host an annual open house for all interested families and, even better, prospective students may participate in a shadow day, accompanying a current student through his or her schedule. At Siena, students move toward their full potential as people of God with a positive and inspired image of themselves. Come see for yourself and be transformed.
Are you ready to apply?
If you are currently enrolled at an elementary school run by the Diocese of Rochester, you will need to 1. return the registration form and fee, 2. fill out the Parish Commitment Form if applicable, 3. send us these forms and a copy of your child’s most recent report card, and 4. register with FACTS, the tuition management system. The forms or links are available on the Admissions Forms page.
If you are not enrolled in a Catholic elementary school run by the Diocese of Rochester, you will need to 1. complete & submit the registration form and $150 non refundable registration fee, 2. send us a copy of your birth certificate, 3. arrange for your current school to send us a copy of your school records, and 4. sit for an interview with the principal. If you are a parishioner in a Roman Catholic parish in the Diocese, you should fill out the Parish Commitment Form. When you have been admitted, you will register with FACTS, the tuition management system. Relevant forms or links are available on the Admissions Forms page.
All accepted students will receive a letter from the principal indicating their acceptance. Parents or guardians will receive a separate letter indicating subsequent steps.
Siena has rolling admissions, meaning we accept students even when the school year has already begun. But as you consider when to apply, the following events are worthwhile bearing in mind:
- Open House usually occurs in early November.
- Transportation Forms are due to your local school district by April 1, though most districts accept changes any time.
- The St. Catherine of Siena Scholarship and the St. John Fisher Scholarship applications, open to admitted students, are due April 29th and May 1st, respectively.
- The New Student Mixer for admitted students is held in mid May.
Siena Catholic Academy is a coeducational Catholic middle school, located on the grounds of St. Thomas More Church at 2617 East Avenue in Brighton, NY, a suburb of Rochester, NY in Monroe County and part of the Diocese of Rochester. Siena is accredited by The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.