Poetry Contest


On Wednesday, May 1, 2019, seven students of Saint Basil Academy participated in the poetry recital contest honoring Ivan Franko (1856-1916) organized and sponsored by the Saint Sophia Religious Association of Ukrainian Catholics, Inc., in Philadelphia.
The Judges: Iryna Ivankovych, President of the Saint Sophia Religious Association, and Alexandra Penkalskyj, Vice Principal of Saint Basil Academy, graded each performance on the fluency of the recital, clarity of pronunciation, intonation, artistic performance, and expression.
The winners of the contest were: 1st place – Anastasiya Bloshchynska (Gr 10); 2nd place – Emily Soares (Gr. 11); 3rd place – Elizabeth Gorodenchuk (Gr. 12).
When awarding the contestants, Dr. Iryna Ivankovych congratulated them on their excellent performance. All contestants were awarded commemorative certificates and gifts. The main sponsor of the event presented the winners with prizes. This is the third poetry recital contest organized by the Saint Sophia Association for the students of the Saint Basil Academy.

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Trojan Track Classic


Congratulations to the Track & Field team who excelled in the Trojan Track Classic!  Taylor Thomas, Cate Quinn, Bernadette Stanton and Alina Laforest won the 4×800 won with a time of 9:58.2!
Other outstanding results included:

  • Alina Laforest-1st in 400m
  • Bernadette Stanton- 5th in 400m
  • Sasha Lee- 1st in 100 hurdles and 2nd in Long Jump
  • Teresa Majkut- 5th in high jump and 7th in Triple Jump
  • Sophia Mahoney- 4th in Long Jump and 4th in Triple Jump





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2019 Penn Relays


Saint Basil Academy Track & Field received silver medals in the 1600 meter relay at the Penn Relays! Congratulations!!

May Monthly Highlights


May 1

College Commitment Day
Poetry Contest at 11 AM

May 2

English Placement test for incoming freshmen at 3:30 PM
Drama Club Coffee House at 7 PM

May 5

Mother-Daughter Brunch at 11 AM

May 6

AP US Government exam at 8 AM

May 7

AP Spanish Language exam at 8 AM
AP Physics 1 at 12 PM

May 8

AP Literature exam at 8 AM
D.A.R.E. Graduation at 7 PM

May 9

Parents’ Club meeting at 7 PM

May 10

AP US History exam at 8 AM

May 13

AP Biology exam at 8 AM

May 14

AP Calculus AB exam at 8 AM

May 15

AP English Language at 8 AM

May 16

AP World exam at 8 AM
Drama Senior Night

May 17-18


May  22

Art Show
NHS Induction at 6:30 PM
Honors Convocation at 7 PM

May 23

Senior Recognition

May 24

Half Day
Talent Show/Picnic

May 27

Memorial Day-School Closed

May 28-29

Senior Exams

May 29

Graduation practice at 8 AM
Baccalaureate Liturgy at 7 PM

May 30

Ascension Thursday Liturgy
Graduation Practice at 8 AM
Uniform Shopping Event at 6:30 PM

May 31

Q4 Ends

June 1

Graduation at 10 AM

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Dram Club visits New York City


The Drama Club traveled to New York City before Easter break. Students experienced a broadway classroom with the music director and cast members from THE PROM.