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FAQ's

Is there an “Application for Admissions” process?


Yes.   Transfer students should contact Miss Leslie Nagel, Director of Admissions, at (248) 946-4848 or admissions@saintcatherineacademy.org to discuss the transfer process.  Also please see our Transfer Policy


Is there a deadline for the “Application for Admissions”?


Yes. The deadline for the 2016-2017 School Year is December 21, 2016. Responses will be sent out on a first come first serve basis.  However, if a prospective student is interested in enrolling after the deadline, please contact Miss Leslie Nagel, Director of Admissions, at 248-946-4848 or admissions@saintcatherineacademy.org.


What is a “Be A Star For A Day”? How can I participate?


Seventh and eighth grade students are encouraged to shadow a current SCA Student Mentor for a day.  Prospective students will be paired with a student, attend classes with her, meet her friends, and have lunch with her. This is a great opportunity to experience the SCA community.  Prospective students wishing to “Be A Star For A Day” can fill out the online form.  


Is there a dress code at St. Catherine of Siena Academy?


Yes.  SCA students wear a uniform skirt, a polo shirt with embroidered crest, a purple sweater with embroidered crest and black dress shoes.  In addition to the school uniform, a physical education uniform is also required. Additional details are available on our Dress Code page and in the SCA Student-Parent Handbook. SCA uniform can be purchased through Educational Outfitters in Farmington Hills.


What is the cost of tuition at St. Catherine of Siena Academy?


Tuition for the 2016-2017 school year has been set at $10,300*  Scholarships and tuition assistance are available. There is also a $400 non-refundable deposit required for registration.  A detailed payment scheduled is available on our Tuition Information page and Financial Assistance page.

(*Tuition is subject to change on a yearly basis)


Is there a registration fee?


The registration fee is $400 for the 2016-2017 school year.  It is a non-refundable fee.  


What other expenses should I expect besides tuition and registration?


Additional expenses include uniforms, books, athletic fees, drama program fees, retreats, mission trips, and pilgrimages.


Is there tuition assistance available?


Yes, St. Catherine of Siena Academy is able to offer tuition assistance to families who qualify. Families must fill out a Private School Aid  Service Form (PSAS). PSAS Forms for tuition assistance for the 2015-2016 school year are due in early April. For additional information, please contact Ms. Sandy Mullally, Director of Finance, at 248-945-4859 or smullally@saintcatherineacademy.org


What are the school’s operating hours?

During the school year, office hours are 7:00am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday. 
Classes begin at 7:44 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m. on a regular schedule day.


When can my daughter be dropped off in the morning and picked up in the afternoon?


Students can arrive as early as 7:00 a.m. In the afternoon, students should be picked up no later than 5:00 p.m.  If your daughter has practice after school for a sport or is involved in a club she may stay until it begins. 


Is there bus transportation available to students?


We are taking a look at the possibility of bus transportation. St. Catherine of Siena Academy has an extensive car pool list that spans a 30 mile radius. If you are a current student you can access the list by contacting the Main Office (secretary@saintcatherineacademy.org). 

 

Does St. Catherine of Siena Academy require a student to have a laptop or tablet device?

 

No. However, students may use personal laptops or tablets in school or in class at the teacher's discretion. 

 

How are textbooks ordered?

 

A list of approved textbooks are provided by St. Catherine of Siena Academy to all families prior to the beginning of the school year. Parents are responsible for the purchase of their daughter’s textbooks, unless indicated by the school. Books are available for purchase online.   

 

What type of lunch service does St. Catherine of Siena Academy provide?


St. Catherine of Siena Academy provides a daily hot lunch program.  A hot lunch menu is available for pre-ordering. Students can also order a la carte items or bring their own lunch.


Is St. Catherine of Siena of Academy accredited?


Yes. St. Catherine of Siena Academy has received accreditation from the Michigan Non-Public School Accrediting Association, MNSAA. MNSAA is recognized by the College Board for its work in accreditation.


How does St. Catherine of Siena Academy prepare students?


St. Catherine of Siena is a college and life preparatory academy.  This means we value academic rigor as well as faith and personal development.  We offer college-preparatory coursework according to a student's ability and we also challenge our students spiritually to dive deeper into what it means to love: self, God and one another.


What opportunities does a student have to grow in her faith?


St. Catherine of Siena Academy has an active theology department and campus ministry program. Mass is celebrated daily by the entire school community and students have the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation at school daily.  We also send students on retreat each year.  Freshmen and Sophomores attend our weekend "Mission Retreat" and upperclassmen attend a retreat during the school year.  We want all students to encounter Jesus and come to know Him. 


Does St. Catherine of Siena Academy have community service requirements?

Yes, SCA requires community service for graduation. SCA students will be provided with many opportunities to be involved with community service endeavors throughout the year.  Some community service activities will be mandatory, and some will be optional.


What is the average ACT score at St. Catherine of Siena Academy?


Class of 2015 average score is 24.1 compared with the National ACT score of 20.9. We also had 2 National Merit Scholarship finalist for the Class of 2015 and 1 National Merit Semi-Finalist for the Class of 2016


What is the average number of students in a class?


The average number of students per class is 20 students.


Is Latin a required class?


Yes. St. Catherine of Siena Academy requires two years of Latin. The study of Latin provides students with practical benefits in both verbal and mathematical skills. Latin students scored higher in the verbal and mathematical sections of the Standard Aptitude Test, used for admissions to colleges and universities. Latin’s religious, cultural, and literary benefits are evident in a variety of subjects: Law, Medicine, Pharmacy, Ministry, Journalism, Archaeology, Linguistics, History, and Teaching.


What are some of the colleges that SCA students have been accepted to?


SCA’s Class of 2016 has received acceptance letters from the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Grand Valley State University, Wayne State University, Central Michigan University, Oakland University, Lake Superior State University, Eastern Michigan University, the University of Notre Dame, Catholic University of America, and Madonna College.

 


"If you are what you should you be you will set the world ablaze!"
-St. Catherine of Siena