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SHA at a Glance

SHA At A Glance, 2018-19

Founded:

1877 by the Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Charity

Affiliation:

Roman Catholic, but welcoming to students from all backgrounds and faiths

Motto:

Christus Super Omnia (Christ Above All)

Building and Facilities:

Built in 1930, includes Athletic Center (2014), Clare Music Hall, Art Gallery (2015), Collaboratory (2016), Museum (2016)

Enrollment:

510 girls, grades 9-12

Demographics:

31 school districts, 50 middle and elementary schools

Academics:

College preparatory
16 AP Courses
Advanced Designation Regents Diploma: 98%
STEM Honors Program
Academic Support Program (English & Math)
100% of graduates attend college 


Ranked the #3 high school overall in Western New York (out of 134) by Business First. In subject areas, SHA received subject awards in all four areas: English, Mathematics, Social Studies and Science.

 
Class of 2018: National Merit Finalists: Two
Commended Scholars: Six
AP National Scholars: Seven

Faculty:

55 Faculty members, 47 hold or are working toward an advanced degree
Teacher student ratio is 1:9; average class size is 18.

Tuition & Fees:

$11,995

Co-curricular opportunities:

 More than 40 clubs and extracurricular activities
 Technology:  1:1 iPad program, Smart classrooms, 3-D printers, laser cutter
 Community Service:  20 hours/year
 Athletics:  Member of the Monsignor Martin League (MML)
14 interscholastic sports and two club sports
 Performing Arts:  Annual musical and drama productions; coffee house
 Patron Saints:  St. Francis and St. Clare
 Mascot:  Shamus the Shark 
 School colors:  Maroon & white
 Uniform:  Grey skirt & polo shirt
 

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