St. John Bosco Academy

St. John Bosco Academy offers students and families the best of Catholic education: Catholic values, academic excellence, character formation, appreciation of diversity, opportunities for extracurricular activities, opportunities to make a difference in the community, and personalized attention.

January 2018 Cold Cash Lottery Calendars

St. John Bosco Academy is selling “Cold Cash Lottery Calendars” from now until December 19th. Each calendar sells for $10.00 and is good for the month of January with a daily payout of $50, a Saturday payout of $100 and $500 on January 31st. Calendars can be purchased from any school family; also by stopping by or calling St. John Bosco Academy school office at 412-563-0858. These calendars make wonderful Christmas gifts. Thank you for your continued support!

A “STAR” SPANGLED YEAR’S END AT St. John Bosco Academy
Summer 2017 Updates

As summer begins we find much to celebrate at SJBA:

  • Our Art Odyssey was a success. The artwork was inspiring, the food delicious and the company delightful.
  • The basketball program enjoyed great success with the highlight winning a 4th consecutive Diocesan Championship for the Girls’ Varsity Team.
  • The Do the Write Thing Essay Contest sponsored by Judge Dwayne Woodruff provided Maggie W., Kendal K. and Tyler H. an opportunity to shine. Their essays were selected from 2000 entries. Tyler won 2nd place in the county.
  • Congratulations to the eighth grade students who received certificates at a ceremony on May 31st at St. Pius X Church. Students were presented with awards for volunteerism (Samantha C.), for academic excellence (Samantha C., Emily M., Gianna F., Kendal K., Sloane Mc., Jared R., Brandon K., Maggie W.) history (Sloane Mc., Brandon K.) and citizenship (Gianna F., Ennui K.).
  • Local celebrity and author Therese Rocco presented the American Legion School Medal to Jared R. and Maggie W..
  • Jared R. and Sydney C. received recognition for receiving a Cardinal Wuerl Junior Achievement Scholarship to Seton La Salle High School. Sloane Mc. received a Merritt scholarship and the Richard Grandy Scholarship to Seton LaSalle High School and Shane B. was named a Crossroads Scholar and will attend Central Catholic High School. Maggie W. previously won the Frank DeBor, Sr. Scholar Athlete Award. She will attend Seton LaSalle High School.

Certainly stellar accomplishments that continue to illuminate SJBA’s emphasis on academic excellence, service and a well-rounded extracurricular program.

Spring 2017

Congratulations to the following students who have been invited to be published in Creative Communications “A Celebration of Poets.” They are being considered for the final awards:

Sydney C. – Brandon K. – Alexia B. – Emily M.
Maggie W. – Avery L. – Shane B. – Samantha C.
Brogan V. – Ennue K. – Kendal K. – Kylee C.
Mason P. – 
Maura H. – Grace W. – Aaron G. – Ori E.

The following students have their anti-litter artwork displayed at various business on Brookline Boulevard:

Laci B. – Amelia B. – Lynsey B. – Antonette M.
Shelby S. – Gina M. – Katie E. – Jaylesa W.
Grace W. – Ennui K. – Sloane Mc.

Here are some of the latest happenings at SJBA:

SJBA students prepare a prayerful Living Stations of the Cross for Lent.

Sloane, an 8th grader at SJBA, was awarded First Place in the Junior Division National History Day at Heinz Regional History Center.  She will compete at Millersville University.
Good luck, Sloane!

Student artwork for the anti-litter contest sponsored by the
Brookline Chamber of Commerce.

Student submissions selected for entry to the Watershed Project contest.


Hometown Hero appreciation! Students made gift bags and treats that were delivered to Police Zones 3 and 6 and the Brookline Firehouse.


Stuck on Catholic Education Challenge! Student purchased tape to tape up their principal, Mrs. Janet Salley Rakoczy, in an effort to raise funds for technology.

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