First Grade Reading

First graders, like Aidan Moyer pictured right, receive an extra special daily dosage of reading practice after lunch. Mrs. Susan Barnett, an invaluable volunteer 1st grade reading coach, systematically moves them through our leveled series of phonetic readers, AKA “Bob Books”. Students are busily working away, eager to see themselves grow … [Read more...]

Reading, Reading, Reading…

For many of our youngest students, the singular most important goal for this academic year is progression in their reading ability. St. Basil Academy has a long standing tradition of robust strength in this field and briefly I would like to discuss how this is achieved: A winning program: The Writing Road to Reading is a tremendous program for … [Read more...]

From the Headmaster: Appreciation and Anticipation

On Saturday, August 18, we had our annual school work day. I want to take a moment to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who participated. This wonderful school of ours simply could not exist or thrive as it has without the love and support of the greater parish community. So, on the behalf of the staff, parents and children: Thank you! It … [Read more...]

Perfecting Praise

“What is a bully, Grandma?” His 6 year old eyebrows knitted in concern. “That’s someone who is so sad on the inside that they are mean to others.” He thought for a moment and said “Well, Fr. Matthew would give them a yellow card and if they didn’t stop he would give them a blue card [after an orange, red, and purple card] and they … [Read more...]

Annual Rummage Sale set for June 15-16

It's that time of the year again.  June 15 and 16 will be the Annual Rummage Sale which is a fundraising activity for the school.  Starting this week we encourage you to bring those things you can donate to this cause.  At St Silouan's we will have bins in the basement room adjacent to the bookstore.  They will be marked with the category above … [Read more...]

Students using Spalding Education International’s method scored highest in 4-year reading achievement research study

Spalding’s “The Writing Road to Reading” is one of the cornerstone programs at Saint Basil Academy A recently completed four-year study by Arizona State University–Technology Based Learning & Research shows students using Spalding Education International's "The Writing Road to Reading" had significantly higher achievement test scores … [Read more...]

Benefit dinner and silent auction a resounding success!

Thank you to everyone who made our benefit dinner so successful! Everything went so well and we continue to move closer to our fundraising goal. … [Read more...]

Online giving option now available

Saint Basil Academy has enlisted to enable donors and benefactors are now able to make secure gifts online. Make your giving count for 2011 — support the work of St Basil Academy. More information » … [Read more...]

Christmas program!

On Friday December 16th at 6:30 pm the staff and students of St. Basil Academy of Classical Studies will be presenting our annual Christmas program. This year the program will be at the Valley Chapel Road Community Center. The program should last about an hour with light refreshments afterward. Everyone is invited to come. We hope to see you … [Read more...]

Save the date! Annual St. Basil dinner and silent auction set for January 19

Set aside the date of Sunday January 29, 2012 for a fun-filled evening! We are beginning to put together a list of volunteers, auction donors, food donors, etc.  Helpers are needed to: volunteer setting up, cooking, cleaning. volunteer to help with decorations volunteer to help organize auction items and set them up prior to the … [Read more...]