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Congratulations to Julia Mayro, Siena Wanders, and Tess White, our Diocesan Scholars for the 2018-2019 school year.

Thank you to all the highly-qualified juniors who applied for the program.The selection process entailed two important elements: the application and the interview. The applications afforded the students the opportunity to highlight their current courses, grades, and GPA, and to provide teacher recommendations. Applicants' personal essays demonstrated their creativity and uniqueness of writing. The interview allowed students to meet with teachers and administrators and showcase their ability to respond to questions with depth and detail, and to articulate their desire and ability to be a diocesan scholar.


NCSW is an annual celebration that takes place from March 8-14. Created to honor women religious, it is a series of events that bring greater focus to the lives of these incredible women. It's our chance to recognize all they have done for us. It's also our hope that as more young women learn about women religious, more will choose the vocation.


Students attended a lecture by Rev. Robert A. Sirico on Defending the Free Market: The Moral Case for a Free Economy Monday night at the Union League. 

TFT ENGLAND EXPLORER 2018 TRIP -by Julia Hirth, '18
London is an incredible city with rich culture. There is so much to see, and opportunities are everywhere to experience new things.  While on the trip, not only do you get a better knowledge on Shakespeare and life in the 16th century, but you also learn how to navigate your way on London's Underground, familiarize yourself with a new currency, and get to know what life is like in one of the greatest cities on earth. You quickly become comfortable with your surroundings and how everything works, and when the time comes to leave, you are tempted to drop everything and stay. Traveling to London with SBA through Travel For Teens was an experience that I will take with me for the rest of me life because it was one of the greatest things to ever happen to me.

Photograph: Molly McAndrew '18, Casey Coan '19, Katherine Tracey '19, Jennifer Rossiter '19, Rachel Bembischew '19, Madison McLaverty '19, Erin Sherman '19, Mary Kate Johnston '19, Maureen Kennedy '19, Julia Hirth '18, Amanda O'Brien '18, Tess White '19, and Jess Keenan '19 pose in front of the Tower of London. 


Congratulations to Tess White, who  was honored with  the Union League of Philadelphia Good Citizenship Award at the EPYSA Annual Awards Banquet!  
Each year, 20 high school juniors are honored who are the prem ier stude nt athletes and citizens within East ern Pennsylvania Y outh Soccer.   Tess has played with EPYSA for ten years, volunteered in youth soccer since  fifth  grade, and  for the last three years has given back by coaching youth girls' soccer. Mentoring the young players has helped her find her passion while giving back to the community. 


Congratulations to our Science Olympiad team!  Tess and Siena received the  best score for SBA in the 2018 Science Olympiad Regional Competition for their helicopter.
Overall SBA was ranked 26 out of 38!  Well done, ladies!


Congratulations to music teacher Tom Meany who recently  performed and presented new music for flute at Columbia University in New York City,  as part of their ann ual 
Flute Fair Day.                               


Congratulations to the Basketball team for their District playoff semi-final win over Notre Dame HS, 54-27.   The final will be played on Friday, March 2 at 8 PM vs. North Schuylkill.  The game site is Martz Hall,   N 16th Street and Laurel Blvd.  Pottsville, Pa. 17901.


Meet of Champions
Congratulations to SBA Indoor Track who excelled at the Meet of Champions on Friday, February 16 at Lehigh University. 
  • Tia Taylor was 1st place in Long Jump with a leap of 19'4.25 which is a personal record and places her 2nd in the State. 
  • Sasha Lee placed 5th in Long jump with a leap of 18'0.50, and ran a personal best of 9.32 in the 60 meter hurdles. 
  • Jayla Bernard ran a personal best of 9.37 in the 60 hurdles. 
  • Jayla Bernard, Sophia Mahoney, Tia Taylor and Ciani Kensey qualified for the PA State meet in the 4 x 400 meter relay. 


We thank the American Red Cross for teaming up with the National Honor Society at SBA for the blood drive! Our thanks to those who donated blood and to the NHS members who volunteered to help make this drive successful.      


Our student reporters have been delving into timely topics, as well as covering many activities at Saint Basil Academy in the February issue of the Basilian Pillar.

Saint Basil Academy will offer the 7th grade practice exam tomorrow,Saturday, March 3 at 8 am. Register below to reserve your space.  For more information, please contact Mrs. Kimberley Clearkin, Director of Admissions at 215-649-9083.  

Consider a private, Catholic, college preparatory high school for your daughter.   Join us tomorrow, Saturday, March 3 from 9-11:45 AM  to see how a Saint Basil Academy 
education encourages young women to become leaders who can change the world. Through rigorous academic coursework, creative expression through fine arts, and opportunities in community service and competitive athletic programs, SBA inspires every young women to be herself. 

Faculty, staff, and administration will be on hand to answer questions and discuss pertinent information regarding our mission, academics, and the admissions process.  Following the program, brief tours will be provided.  Get to know us  at!   


Click the link below to see the full schedule of sports at SBA!  Team schedules also appear on the individual team pages of the SBA website.
2017-2018 CALENDAR

The SBA 2016-2017 School Calendar is available on our website under Quick Links.  The calendar can also be viewed in the link below. Use the navigation in the upper left corner of the calendar to select month and year to be viewed.