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Basilian Pillar

View the October, 2015 Edition of the Basilian Pillar in Student Life.

Scholarship/Entrance Exam

Saint Basil Academy will offer the Scholarship/Entrance Exam on Saturday, October 31st at 8:00AM.  The alternate test date is Saturday, November 7th at 8:00AM.  For more information, please contact Pat Brabson at 215-885-9652 or pbrabson@stbasilacademy.org.  Test Registration is due by Monday, October 26th.

Middle States Accreditation

During the 2014-15 and the 2015-2016 academic years, Saint Basil Academy has been undergoing the self- study and visitation process required for re-accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. We are using the Excellence by Design Protocol.
Excellence by Design (EBD) is an accreditation protocol that uses strategic planning as a vehicle for growth and improvement in student performance and in the school’s capacity to effect that growth. The protocol, developed by the Middle States Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA‐CESS), links various planning and school growth and improvement efforts. Excellence by Design leads the school to establish objectives for improving student performance and organizational capacity based on its vision of a preferred future for its students. Therefore, Excellence by Design is a future‐oriented and visionary process. In addition, the protocol provides for a continuous review of programs and services and of the results of student performance. It also allows diverse constituent groups to participate in charting the future of the institution.
A Middle States Association Visitation Team is expected to spend November 16, 2015 through November 19, 2015 at the Academy for this undertaking.

Monthly Highlights for October

October 3

Memories & Melodies
Homecoming 2015

October 6

Freshman Retreat
Grand Canyon Trip Meeting-6PM

October 7

Travel for Teens Meeting-6:45PM

October 11

Open House 12-3PM

October 13

Parents’ Club General Meeting

October 14

PSAT Administration
No Classes

October 16

Faculty Retreat-No Classes
Autumn Classic

October 26

Jesuit College Tour
Science Club Trip

October 27

Kairos Parent Meeting

October 30

End of First Marking Period

October 31

Scholarship/Entrance Exam

Soccer Win 9/14/15

On Monday 9/14 the Varsity soccer team put 5 goals past Calvary Christian Academy while not allowing a shot on their own goal. The defense was anchored by Julia MacGregor, Abbey Carter, Brielle Piecyk Jules Gura, and Brooke Shisser. It was the teams 2nd shutout in 3 games. Lauren Baldo and Meghan DiDomenico had 2 goals each and Maddie McCrae had 1.

Open House

Saint Basil Academy is Sunday, October 11, 2015 from 12:00-3:00 PM. Visit SBA and take steps to joining the Sisterhood at SBA!

Soccer Win

The Varsity team won Friday against Springfield Township High School 4-0.  A hat trick was scored by freshman Sophia Mahoney, and one goal was added by Sophomore Lauren Baldo.  The back 4 defensive line  of Abbey Carter, Juia MacGregor, Jules Gura and Paulina Storck and the goalkeeping of Brooke Shissler recorded their first shutout.       The Junior Varsity won 2-1 on a goal from Sophomore Taylor Clark, and a goal from a thrashing run from of  “ESPN highlight reel quality”  by senior Maura Gilsenan.  The Varsity team Captains are Abbey Carter, Julia MacGregor, Meghan DiDomenico and Julia Harkins.  The Junior Varsity team captains are Maura Gilsenan, Kiera Peters and Lisa Toroni. Both team are away today at Merion Mercy Academy.  GO PANTHERS!