Camps, Clinics & Workshops for Middle School Girls

Throughout the year, Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart offers clinics, workshops and other events for girls in grades 4-7 as well as a five-week summer camp program, Summerspace.

Catholic High School Entrance Exam Fall Prep Course 2020

This four-week course is designed to prepare eighth grade girls for the Catholic High School Entrance Examination on November 21, 2020.  The course runs Saturday mornings, 9 am – 12 noon on October 17, 24, 31 and November 7.  Students will receive instruction and test taking strategies in English and Math. The $100 fee includes the cost of the review book.

Saturdays, 9 am - 12 noon
October 17, October 24, October 31,  November 7
Registration will open August 1, 2020.
Mother-Daughter Book Clubs - Free
This unique book club for moms and their daughters will meet two times during the remainder of the school year.  Participants will read an age-appropriate book, engage in discussion and an activity, all led by a moderator.  This is a great opportunity to bond with your daughter in a fun way.  Book Clubs will be divided by grade levels:  3rd/4th grades, 5th/6th grades and 7th/8th grades. Register here.
Meeting dates:

Third & Fourth Grades

Moderator:  Annmarie Comaratta. SHA teacher

Sunday, March 8, 1:30-3 p.m.

Sunday, April 26, 1:30 – 3 p.m.  


Fifth & Sixth Grades

Moderator:  Michelle Unger, Librarian, Smallwood Elementary

Sunday, February 23, 1:30-3 p.m.

Sunday, April 5, 1:30-3:00 p.m.  -POSTPONED, DATE TBA


Seventh & Eighth Grades

Moderator:  Michelle Unger, Librarian, Smallwood Elementary

Sunday, March 1, 1:30-3 p.m.

Sunday, April 26, 3:30 – 5 p.m.

Practice Entrance Exam for 7th graders 
Saturday, March 7, 2020
9 am - Noon
This is a great opportunity to become familiar with the format of the Catholic High School Entrance Exam which will be offered to 8th graders in November 2020. Girls will take all five sections in a test environment and receive detailed written results. The practice test is open to girls entering 8th grade in Fall 2020, only. 
Cost: $20
Father/Daughter Bonding Day - A Workshop for dads (or other important male) and daughters in Grades 4-7 
Saturday, March 7, 2020
1 - 4 p.m.
As a parent, you want the best for your children so they have happy, healthy lives. The relationships that parents forge with their kids are just as important as proper nutrition for long-term, overall health. This is especially true of the unique bond between fathers and daughters. Often, as the first man present in a young girl's life, fathers have a special responsibility to model respect, openness, and appreciation toward their daughters. By letting your daughter know she's valued and loved, you can establish a positive precedent for her subsequent male relationships, and one of the best ways to do that is by spending time with her. F.D.B.D. is an opportunity to spend an afternoon interacting with your daughter in a meaningful and positive way while engaging in a variety of fun activities. The event will feature workshops in communication, hands-on activities, and goal setting, as well as a keynote speaker. Cost: $20 per family.  

Musical Theatre Clinic  - FULL

Saturday, April 4  - POSTPONED, DATE TBA

12 noon -  3 p.m.

For girls in grades 4-8. Learn about the four elements of musical theatre: movement on stage, acting, singing and dancing during this introduction to musical theatre. For the budding actress, no experience necessary.  


Spring Break Mini-Basketball Camp

Tuesday, April 14 - Thursday, April 16  -CANCELLED

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Cost:  $100

For girls in grades 4-8. All levels of players are invited. Participants will receive player evaluations, individual workouts (shooting-guards/posts, ball handling) to take with them. 


Sport Clinics – FREE – for girls in grades 4-8, no experience necessary
Preregistration required.  Register here.



Saturday, March 14

9 a.m. -  12 noon


Softball - CANCELLED
Saturday, March 21
9 a.m. - 12 noon

Field Hockey - CANCELLED

Saturday, May 2

9 a.m. - 12 noon


Volleyball - CANCELLED

Saturday, May 9
9 a.m. - 12 noon
For girls entering grades 5-9

SHA offers half-day camps to suit every girl’s interests. Camps are packed with interesting information, fun activities, engaging experiments, and adventurous field trips. Summerspace is a great opportunity to learn a new skill or improve an existing one, and to meet other girls who share a similar interest. Past camps include art, forensics, jewelry making, lacrosse, basketball, field hockey, cheerleading, science, service camp, cooking, stain glass, digital art, volleyball, musical theater, STEAM, digital photography, and ukulele. A preparation course for the Catholic High School Entrance Examination and Leadership Camp are offered for girls entering eighth grade, only.   
For more information on any of the above camps, clinics or workshops, please call the Admissions Office at 834-2101, ext. 311.