June 19, 2018 | SEND NEWS ITEMS TO: mesa@sistersofmercy.org
Groundbreaking at St. Catharine’s, a first since coming to the Bronx in the 1950s

St. Catharine Academy held a Groundbreaking Ceremony on Tuesday, June 12, at 4 p.m. to mark the beginning of construction on its new lobby and entranceway facing Laconia Avenue. Construction is expected to be completed by April 2019. The ceremony included SCA administrators, donors to the Capital Campaign, and students, as well as local leaders. They donned hardhats and took a moment to “break ground” with shovels before the official construction which is slated to begin on July 23, 2018.

The new entranceway will serve as one of the most visual pieces of St. Catharine's Capital Campaign projects, which includes the 21 st century technology initiative, support for SCA’s Robotics program,  changes to make St. Catharine Academy more handicapped accessible including an elevator, and upgrades to security. The entranceway will act as a central location connecting the separate wings of the school building while enhancing the overall safety and security of the school. This Capital Campaign is St Catharine's first, sincere locating to the Bronx in 1953.

St. Catharine Academy (SCA) is an all-girl Catholic college preparatory high school founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1889. SCA, located in the Bronx, emphasizes academic excellence, global responsibility, women’s leadership and service.

Prepared by
Sr. Patricia Wolf, RSM
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The 2018 Mercy Education Conference will take place Oct. 11-13, 2018.  Visit this page for more details, and  click here to register.

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