The 2018-2019 school calendar with the vacation, holiday, and early dismissal schedule is attached for your convenience. Please print out for your records. For a more detailed calendar that includes all school events, visit Plus Portals and login into your parent account.
Congratulations to all of our spring athletes on a great season, especially our six Bay View athletes who earned Providence Journal All-State honors this spring. They are senior Alana McGuinness, 1st Team All-State Golf, senior Caitlyn Bowles, 2nd Team All-State Lacrosse, junior Aliya Barrows, All-State Outdoor Track & Field, junior Emily Levesque, 2nd Team All-State Golf, sophomore Lauren Dohoney, 1st Team All-State Golf, and freshman Alise Knudson, 2nd Team All-State Golf.
To read more about our spring athletes and additional awards, head to our website!
2018 Bay View Fall Fundraising Gala Date Announced!
We're happy to announce that our 2018 Fall Fundraiser, "Kicking It Up For Our Girls Gala," will take place on Saturday, September 29, 2018, at 6 PM in the Academy's Wellness Center. For more information on tickets, and how you can help, please read the attached letter from the Chair of the Bay View Parents' Guild.
The 2018-2019 State Book Lists for Upper, Middle, and Lower School have been posted to this announcement and the school resource folder.
If you are a resident of Rhode Island, your city or town will provide textbooks for the following subjects: Math, Science, Foreign Language, Social Studies, and English. (“State Books” are marked as such on the textbook list.) If you are a resident of any other Rhode Island city or town, you must pick up these “state books” yourself by contacting the appropriate city or town office.
Please note that Rhode Island cities and towns will not provide you with certain books (i.e. Theology classes, workbooks, and other reference books). These books can be purchased online from Follett Virtual Bookstores, which opens on 7/9.
If you have any other questions, please contact Sara Del Signore, Director of Communications and Marketing at email@example.com
On the evening of Monday, June 4th, 2018, the 104 members of St. Mary Academy - Bay View's Class of 2018 donned white robes, gloves and caps, and were awarded their diplomas at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in Providence, RI. This marks the 142nd commencement ceremony since the Academy opened in 1874.
Valedictorian Isabella Lanna shared many reflections on her time at Bay View, highlighting the interconnected sisterhood of the Class of 2018.
"I knew I had found people who loved and cared about me. I knew I had found a place where I had friends, people who would be there for each other. Moreover, it's this unity and bond that is so significant about our class."
Sister Marybeth Beretta, President of St. Mary Academy - Bay View, followed Isabella in addressing the Class of 2018 with inspiring remarks for the journey beyond Bay View. Encouraging the graduates to consider their moment in history, Sister Marybeth spoke of the power of their potential as women educated in the Mercy tradition - women for which a needy world is waiting.
"My hope is that you define [your education] as one that not only prepared you academically, but also fostered in you the Mercy values of compassion, justice, social responsibility, civic-mindedness, and integrity - that your education planted seeds in you capable of changing the world, if you continue to water them. [...] Take your place as women who speak with a voice of compassion and concern for others, who are moved to action to address and heal the inequities in our society."
Members of the Class of 2018 have enrolled in an impressive array of colleges and universities in the United States, Canada and Australia, including Cornell University, Baylor University, New York University, Syracuse University, Berklee College of Music, Boston University, University of Southern California, Villanova University, University of Wisconsin, Tulane University, Providence College and Salve Regina University. This year the class earned a total of $11,019,136.00 in merit scholarships for colleges and universities (for four years).
Thank you, Class of 2018 for so many wonderful memories and experiences.
Bay View Senior Wins National Merit Scholarship and More!
St. Mary Academy - Bay View senior Rebekah Pendrak has been named a 2018 National Merit Scholarship winner. She is one of eight high school students in Rhode Island to be named a 2018 Merit Scholarship winner. The award comes with a $2,500 scholarship and is one of the most prestigious awards given to U.S. high school students.
Earlier this month, Rebekah was also named one of 630 semifinalists for the U.S. Presidential Scholarship Program. According to its website, "inclusion in the program, which is now in its 54th year, is one of the highest honors bestowed upon graduating high school seniors. Scholars are selected on the basis of superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character and involvement in the community and school activities."
Rebekah is also a member of Bay's View National Honor Society. She will graduate in June with high honors and will attend Cornell University in the fall, where she will major in Engineering.