September 14, 2018
Thank You from Stefan Soroka, Archbishop-Emeritus 
Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia

Glory be to God!

My heartfelt gratitude is offered to you for sharing your good wishes and prayers for me on the occasion of my retirement.  Thank you for your generosity expressed in so many loving ways, with prayers, words of encouragement and with your gift of love.  I count myself privileged to have shared a portion of my life with you, and hope that our paths will cross again.

Let us remember one another in prayer.

God bless you richly in ways only He can!

+Stefan Soroka

Students Visit Costa Rica with Travel for Teens

This summer, 40 Saint Basil Academy students traveled to Turrialba, La Fortuna, and Playa S á mara in Costa Rica . Students worked with two service organizations in order to enhance their  environmental and cultural understanding and awareness. They  spent two days at  Proyecto Asis, a wildlife refuge, feeding animals, cleaning cages, and learning about the devastating  impacts of the black market sale of exotic animals. They also spent three days working alongside Asociaci ó CREAR, an organization dedicated to fostering creativity, art and social responsibility in rural Costa Rican communities. After working with these service organizations each morning, the students spent afternoons experiencing adventures of Costa Rica such as white water rafting, surfing and dining at local restaurants.

SBA & MSJ Visit West Virginia

Sophomore Maggie Junkin traveled to Pipestem, West Virginia
this summer, with students from Mount Saint Joseph Academy.  During their time staying at the
Ap palachian South Folklife Cen ter, students learned about the unique challenges fac ed by many West Virginian residents.  They helped
build houses for local residents while immersing themselves in Appalachian culture.  Look for upcoming an nouncements about next summer's West Virginia Trip.

Franciscan University Youth Conference

Fifteen SBA students traveled to Steubenville, Ohio to attend a Franciscan University Youth Conference. Students heard from renown Catholic speakers, participated in workshops, Mass, Adoration, Reconciliation, and encountered Christ in a profound way alongside thousands of their peers from all over the country. We look forward to attending again next summer!

Welcome Class of 2022!

SBA faculty and staff warmly greeted the new freshmen class on Thursday, August 30. The students took part in activities, met their classmates, followed their rosters and learned their way around the Academy.                                              

The 2018-19 School Year Begins!

All students returned for the new school year on September 4.  Despite the warmer temperatures, there was a feeling of excitement in the air as each class met their new teachers and began new coursework.  

Back to School BBQ

Our thanks to the Parents' Club for hosting this year's Back to School picnic.  Their labors over a hot grill were appreciated by students, faculty and staff!
Parents' Club Volunteers:
Christina Yost, Marcia Miller, Patty Kennedy, Robert and Meghan Campion, Christina Zones, Matthew Butler, Ralph Williams 
Karen O 'Brien, Ellen Ramano, Todd Lowell  and  Leigh Kolonis( Not pictured) 

Back to School Mixer

Thank you to freshman parents, Fran McCusker, Kevin Whalen, Theresa Stanton, Jen Lydic, and Giane Silva, for giving up your Friday night to help out.  The girls had great fun.  


JV soccer celebrating a 3-0 demolition of St. Hubert's at Pennypack on the Delaware, post mudslides!
Back to School Night 

We were excited to see all of the SBA parents at Back to School Night!  Mrs. D'Angelo welcomed them back to the 2018-19 school year on Wednesday, September 12. Parents learned of all the exciting new campus improvements, met new faculty & staff and spent the evening following their daughters' rosters.

Open House is Sunday, October 7, 2018

Saint Basil Academy will host an Open House on Sunday, October 7 from 12-3 PM.  Register online  to take a student-guided tour, meet Administration, faculty & staff, and learn more about the Academy!