2021 Year-End Giving
#1. Student Support
Scholarship and Emergency Financial Support (Elementary School)
#2. Academic Innovation and Growth
- Anatomage Table: SJHA plans to incorporate an Anatomage Table into the ES and HS STEM Curriculum. The Anatomage Table will greatly enhance our Science, Math and Technology instruction. It is a virtual, 3D, life-size teaching tool of the human body. An interactive tablet with three-dimensional views of real human bodies, the Anatomage table will allow our students, Elementary through High School, to learn about the human body via a life-sized anatomy visualization system. The Anatomage table will help draw students’ interest and attention to the exploration of human anatomy, leading to more effective educational outcomes.
- Project Lead the Way: PLTW is core to SJHA's STEM curriculum. PLTW modules create an engaging, hands-on classroom environment that empowers students to develop in-demand knowledge and skills they need to thrive. It takes resources to ensure SJHA faculty are trained and have the proper tools to integrate new modules and continue teaching the ones that have already been introduced. Mr. Jan Paul Pablo, SJHA ES's STEM Program Director, was one of several Hill teachers first certified in PLTW and has gone on to train over half the faculty. “Hill’s PLTW science classes are honed to the skills of what students want to do. They are hands-on, student-driven, and teacher facilitated. It’s a partnership in the classroom with the students. The students are really developing knowledge themselves instead of simply learning it from a book. PLTW’s philosophy is that middle school is a time of exploration and their curriculum helps empower students to lead their own discovery." You can read about the modules that are already in place in the Elementary School here. SJHA would like to integrate new PLTW modules and skills to our STEM teachings including Cybersecurity and Computer Science.
#3. Capital Improvements
The Elementary School Technology Lab:
Innovation and technology are thriving in the Elementary school with the newly designed Technology Lab. Plans are in place to convert the science lab into a holistic STEM Lab, the math classrooms will become Math Labs, and the hallways will serve as common areas. You can see the renderings for the advancement plans here.
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You Helped Us to Meet the Moment in 2020-2021!
- State-of-the-art Performing Arts/Dance Studio
- Beautifully renovated HS Chapel
- Welcoming HS Entry Lobby (a gift from the Class of 2021)
- Advancements in ES and HS classrooms
- ES Learning Commons
- Traditional yet modern HS Library/Learning Commons
In 2020-2021 your support allowed Hill to thrive against the odds:
- The HS Class of 2021 (141 graduates) received $59.2 million in scholarships. Their commitment to academics was only matched by their resolve to serve the community.
- The ES 2021 graduating class earned over $1.5 million in combined academic scholarships.
- We are proud to announce that, as an extension of our STEM curriculum, we have entered into an exclusive partnership with SIUH/Northwell Health known as Hill's Educational Leadership in Medicine (HELM) Institute that will provide our students with an opportunity to explore the world of healthcare in real time by becoming immersed in the day-to-day activities of healthcare professionals.
- We continue to provide financial support, in the form of scholarships and grants to students who would otherwise be unable to attend. Thanks to your financial support, this year we introduced the Sr. M. Charlotte Gulban and the Sr. M. William McGovern Scholarships.
- The ES also has much to be proud of including record enrollment and the distinction of being one of the only Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of NY, and the only Catholic elementary school on Staten Island, with three classes on the 6th and 7th grade levels.
- We are also proud to say that we have three PreK 3 and PreK 4 classes.
- Our innovative Project Lead the Way program continues to grow, adding Green Architecture to our offerings of STEM classes in the Junior High.
We would not be able to excel without your enduring support! There is still so much to do!
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