SCA Online News
April 2018
Alma Matters

Reunion 2018 Welcomed 180 alumnae
The Gymnasium was filled to capacity as 180 alumnae returned to St. Catharine's for Reunion 2018 on April 22. Classes ending in 3 and 8 marked their anniversaries with the Classes of 1958, 1963, 1968 and 1993 receiving special recognition for their milestone celebrations.

The Class of 1968 marked their 50th anniversary with a special class gift of $6,515 which will be used to renovate space for the Higher Achievement Program (featured in the last issue of Pathways, page 4).

View more pictures of the festivities.

Alumna writes novels filled with love and hope
Lisa Mercado Fernandez '83 writes novels about life and faith, love and loss. "It is so important to me to write characters that are real and strong yet not afraid to show their weaknesses or human side," said Fernandez. With two novels published and one being prepared for fall release, Fernandez is sharing a passion she has had since high school when she wrote scripts and had friends act them out.

Celebrating the many mothers among our alumnae. Enjoy these brunch ideas.

Recipes for May are still needed.  Send your recipes and a photo of yourself to

Upcoming recipes:
May issue: BBQ/Picnic
Student Spotlight

Daisy Prela '18 Accepted to
Prestigious Sophie Davis Program

Daisy Prela '18 has been accepted into the prestigious seven-year medical program at Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education (CUNY). The program enables students to earn their bachelor's degrees in three years and then continue for the M.D. in four years.

"Sophie Davis has been my dream since learning about it my sophomore year of high school," Daisy said. "When I was accepted, I knew in that moment everything I worked for was absolutely worth it. It rebuilt my confidence and reassured me that my dream will become a reality. Getting into Sophie Davis makes me feel unstoppable and I will never take this feeling for granted."

Around SCA
L. to r.: Nikki Scalera-Attia, Assemblyman Michael Benedetto,
Kristin Muschio, and Mary Rose Cilento

NYS Assemblyman Michael Benedetto comes to SCA 
NYS Assemblyman Michael Benedetto visited St. Catharine's as a result of the letters students wrote to him regarding gun control. The social studies teachers organized the letter writing campaign as part of the National Walkout in March.

An Evening Celebrating the Arts

The Annual Fine Arts Evening at St. Catharine's included music, dancing and artwork by students. Dozens of students participate in the arts throughout the year. The Spring Fine Arts Evening included the AP Studio Art Exhibit, Art and Photo Club exhibits, the SCA choir in concert with Fordham Prep, and students in the SCA Dance classes.

Sports Shorts

Softball Season Update
The SCA Varsity Softball team has been slugging their way around the league with a current record of 5-0. Recently, they beat Msgr. Scanlan 22-9.

Charleze Perez '18 receives Scholar Athlete Accolades
Learn all about cheerleader Charleze Perez '18 on News 12 .

Upcoming Events

HAP Program for 6th and 7th graders

June 25 to July 20, 2018
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
St. Catharine Academy
Program fee: $500
This summer enrichment course reinforces skills in English, Math and Reading needed for the TACHS exam - T est for A dmission into C atholic H igh S chool. 

In addition, HAP offers students a glimpse of the high school experience - developing friendships, working together in a classroom setting and on the playing field.

This is an opportunity for young women to achieve a greater understanding of the importance of building community.

View the HAP Brochure (with registration form)

Join our social media networks:
St. Catharine Academy | 718-882-2882

Donate Now (this year's Annual Fund runs through August 31.)