French Cultural Day


The fifth through eighth grade classes had an Eiffel Tower making contest. Father Purdy was the judge. They had twenty five minutes to build an Eiffel Tower model out of marshmallows, toothpicks, popsicle sticks, skewers, and glue. The winning team was was presented with a candy bedecked Eiffel Tower.

BVM Chess Team


BVM Chess Team won the 2017 Donlin Scholastic Chess Open, competing against 85 players and 5 teams. The BVM Chess Team, coached by Joseph Provost, won the 2017 Donlin Winter Scholastic Chess Tournament in Liverpool, NY on Sunday January 22. Team captains Atanasio de Erausquin and Davin Hoffman led the team towards victory, scoring 14.5… Read More »

A March for Life


Although it wasn’t to protest abortion, the students and faculty of BVM spent several hours on Saturday marching for a different kind of life: the life of the School. In order to raise funds necessary for the upkeep and functioning of the Academy the entire student body accompanied by the priests and teachers ran around… Read More »

All Saints Day at BVM Academy


Festivities for All Saints’ Day began after lunch with a large, colorful procession in the gym of the costume-bedecked first through third graders. When they finished their routine, Father Stanich asked children for clues about their saint. The guessing began with the lovely kindergarten “Blessed Mother” bursting into tears when asked to tell the crowd… Read More »

BVM Saints Second Year in First Place


October 8th and 9th Following a tradition of many years, the BVM Saints spent the better part of this past weekend 2 hours north for the annual Old Forge Columbus Day Weekend Soccer Tournament. For the second year in a row the Saints came out in 1st place, defeating both Carthage and Utica Academy of… Read More »

BVM Highlights 2016


Much has happened at BVM Academy since our last newsletter. What follows is a brief recap of some of last year’s highlights, along with some recent news. In March, BVM Academy presented Gilbert and Sullivan’s musical operetta The Mikado, directed by Mrs. Shari Ferrelli. The capacity crowd on opening night rewarded the ensemble with a… Read More »

September Letter From Fr. Stanich


Dear Friends & Benefactors, We have begun our 2016-17 school year with approximately 160 students. As always, our boarder students give our school a national flavor, as they come from all over the country and even across the border. We have students from Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Missouri, Kansas, Florida, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and… Read More »