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SHA at a Glance

SHA At A Glance, 2019-20


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


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


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)


475 girls, grades 9-12


31 school districts, 50 middle and elementary schools



College preparatory
11 AP Courses
Advanced Designation Regents Diploma: 96%
International Baccalaureate Diploma Program Candidate School

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 131) by Business First. In subject areas, SHA received subject awards in all four areas: English, Mathematics, Social Studies and Science.

Class of 2019: 
AP National Scholars: Four


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:


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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