Our Siena Program is a part of the
Aquinas Society of the Diocese of Brooklyn. It is intended to be an
enrichment program for hard working and conscientious 7th and 8th grade students
who have displayed excellence in their academics and behavior.
1. Students must
earn a final average of 93% or higher in all subject areas on their report
2. All personal
growth areas of the report card must be good or excellent.
3. Students must
obtain a total score of 90% or higher on the Terra Nova test taken in the
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students who meet these criteria will be asked to obtain the
for consideration into the Siena
(A) A portfolio of the student's best, graded writing samples gathered between
September and December.
(B) Recommendations from two teachers that demonstrate the
1 - Motivation and willingness of the student to share their
2 - The student's ability to exhibit creativity
3 - Demonstration of leadership qualities
4 - The student's ability to take initiative and his or her commitment to
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All candidates who
qualify will be reviewed by a committee of teachers including the
moderators and the school principal.
Students who demonstrate the qualities necessary for
membership will be invited to join the
program. These students will be expected to uphold
qualities of excellence throughout the school
year to keep their place in the Siena program.