Science Meets Jazz with #1 Billboard jazz Artist Marcus Anderson

Syracuse Academy of Science is hosting its first Annual Fundraiser “Science Meets Jazz” with #1 Billboard jazz Artist Marcus Anderson. Marcus began his singing career at his high school talent show and it was there that he along with many others realized he had an extraordinary gift. He demonstrates to our youth that dreams can come true. 

Jazz meets Science at Syracuse Academy of Science Middle School located at 200 West High Ter. Syracuse, NY on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 at 5:30pm.

The proceeds from Jazz Meets Science will fund Syracuse Academy of Science’s STEM, Science and Robotics programs. SASCS services over 900 students, and it continues to have a growing waiting list. SAS wants to afford its students as many opportunities as possible in STEM programs. Throughout the school year SAS students participate in science fairs and local competitions: Math Olympiad, Science Olympiad, Math Counts, as well as the ongoing Robotics program, which SAS students placed 1st in. 

Syracuse Academy of Science students have competed and placed in international science fairs as well. Your support with Science Meets Jazz will allow SAS to continue to grow and develop its STEM programming. With the support of our community we can foster unique opportunities to enrich our student’s knowledge base and passion for science and education. Your donation will be tax deductible. Make checks payable to Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School.

If you'd like to get more information, please call one of the numbers below:

  • SAS High School - 315-428-8997
  • SAS Middle School - 315-487-5986
  • SAS Elementary School - 315-469-9404

Science Meets Jazz is sponsored by:



SAS Middle School observed the 9/11 remembrance

On Friday, September 9, 2016, the SAS Middle School observed the 9/11 remembrance. Students in the classroom heard narratives from each of the classroom teachers. As an entire school, students and teachers created a red, white, and blue star in our gymnasium. We heard some words from Mr. Carter about what this day means to our nation, conducted our Pledge of Allegiance, and had a moment of silence to pay respect to this event.  

Click here to see pictures of 9/11 remembrance

SAS Middle School participated in our Olweus Anti-Bullying Kickoff

On Thursday, September 8th, 2016, the students at the Syracuse Academy of Science Middle School participated in our Olweus Anti-Bullying Kickoff. This research based program is intended to bring bullying out of the shadows and make it part of a central conversation to improve awareness. Classrooms circulated between three areas, classroom, the cafeteria for a guest speaker, and the gym. First, students participated in a classroom meeting with a team building activity that they roleplayed various situations that were designed to get students to move from being a bullying bystander to helping address and prevent it. In addition, students participated in a t-shirt design contest as they drew logos with anti-bullying messages. Lastly, Students participated in team building activities around the gym designed to build skills in communication, problem solving, and listening. Secondly, we had  guest speakers, Jami Ryan and Maureen Foran-Mocete, and their team from the Child Advocacy Center, who presented to each grade level at Syracuse Academy Middle School. Their presentation focused on bullying prevention and how to turn bystanders into upstanders. The scholars were engaged and participated in answering and asking questions. Lastly, grade levels enjoyed different activities in the gym. The first activity focused on communication. Students worked in pairs to give verbal directions to a partner as they draw a simple image. The entire group shared their image to see which pair was able to communicate and recreate the image closest to the actual picture. The following three activities focused on trust, communication, and listening skills. Students work in pairs to guide their partner through a "mine field" while they are blind folded. Students had to get to the other side without hitting any of the items. A variation of this game required students to walk to a location blind folded and retrieve as many items as they could as their partner guided them verbally. Additionally, students worked in teams to get from one end of the gym to the other through a "sea of hot chocolate" as they stepped on "marshmallows". The last station was a photo booth where students formed many group poses with props to help send a "No Bullying" message.  Students were good sports and enjoyed working in a variety of groups and pairs.

Click here to see pictures of OLWEUS Anti-Bullying Kickoff

Syracuse Academy kicked off another school year. Welcome back everyone

On Thursday, August 25th, 2016, the Syracuse Academy of Science kicked off another school year. Students met their new teachers in the 5th grade and students in 6th and 7th grade moved into classrooms with familiar faces! We are looking forward to a new year with our amazing students as we work toward the goal of all of our Atoms eventually attending college. Look to our Academic Calendar for upcoming events!

Click here to see pictures of first day of school

House Fire Survivors Fund

On Saturday, August 13th, 2016, 10 students of ours, between the ages of 5 and 13, and their families lost their home in a house fire. Thankfully, the families and their pets are safe.  However, they lost everything they owned and their house is unlivable. 

If you can, please donate any amount of funds for these families who are in desperate need. Remember, any amount, big or small, still makes a tremendous contribution to this cause. We will use the money raised for clothing, food, shelter, pet care, school supplies, and other personal necessities. We would like to raise as much as possible within the next 30 days so we can give these families what they need. We would love to meet, and even surpass, the goal of $2,000!  

We are so grateful for any assistance you can provide. Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers go out to these families, as we are sure many of us cannot imagine what this must be like for them. Thank you all for your support and contributions!


SAS students enjoyed the SUNY ESF Science Camp

From August 1st to the 5th, 2016 students from SAS enjoyed the SUNY ESF Science Camp. The "Science" stands for Summer Camps Investigating Ecology in Neighborhood and City Environments, Students enjoyed a variety of activities in our city's environment. They took water samples testing for various factors including insect levels and pollutants. Students explored the lake at the Clark Reservation State Park. Samples of the fish popluation were taken at Onondaga Lake Park. The amazing activities concluded at the SUNY ESF campus with solar powered cars to demonstrate the renewable resource that we all need to embrace! Thank you to the counselors for providing our students with a great experience! We will see you next year!

#SASAtoms #SASCS #SUNYESF #Science

Click here to see pictures of SUNY ESF Science Camp


SAS Middle School held the Summer STEM Camp

From June 27th to July 8th, 2016 the SAS Middle School held the Summer STEM Camp. Students enjoyed a variety of activities in this three week adventure. Financial literacy subjects such as budgeting, tax withholding, and the stock markets were experienced through various computer simulations. Computer coding projects included adventure games created by our wonderful students. Engineering projects included the construction of water rockets and water balloon launchers. Students finished the experience by utilizing green screen technology to record their own videos in OUTER SPACE! The first year of the camp included many great experiences and time to build better experiences for next year!

#SASAtoms #SASCS #STEM #Science

Click here to see pictures of the Summer STEM Camp

Trip to LeMoyne College Makers Room

On Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 the students attending the Middle School Summer STEM program took a field trip to the LeMoyne College campus to visit the Makers Room. This room is dedicated to bringing to life any of the amazing ideas that come to students from all walks of life. The first stop was the trading room at the Madden School of Business. Students discovered that the college is conducting a stock trading competition similar to our own summer program.  Students were able to visit the business incubator where flegling start-ups are working to become the amazing businesses of tomorrow. Demonstrations of 3D printing, sound editing, rovers, and even drones were displayed for our students. Thank you to Doug at the LeMoyne College IT program for hosting our students, we look forward to partnerships in the future!

#SASAtoms #SASCS #LeMoyne #MakerSpace

Click here to see the pictures of the Trip to LeMoyne College Makers Room

Our 8th grade student, Madina Iskandarova WON the FIRST place award in science competition

Our 8th grade student, Madina Iskandarova WON the FIRST place award in science competition and received an invitation to compete in the Broadcom Masters for a potential trip to Washington, D.C. and up to a $50,000 college scholarship. The Broadcom Masters is the middle school equivalent to the Intel Science Talent Search.

Madina completed essays about the science fair project, and wrote several creative essays to demonstrate problem solving and scientific thinking. The student earned this opportunity by placing well at your regional science fair.

She worked on sustainable fish tank project (aquaphonics project). For more details, check out:

Congratulations Madina... Keep up the good work..

Enjoy the Summer SAS Atoms

The 2015-2016 School year is in the books! This has been an amazing year for the Middle School staff and students. We hope that students take the summer as an opportunity to kick back and enjoy their time off. Students should enjoy their time but also stay focused on doing their summer work to keep working toward their education goals. Thank you to our parents as well for an great year!


Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School is part of Science Academies of New York.

SAS Elementary School

4837 S. Salina St. Syracuse, NY 13205
Phone: 315-469-9404
Fax: 315-469-9408

SAS Middle School

200 West High Ter. Syracuse, NY 13219
Phone: 315-487-5986
Fax: 315-487-5824

SAS High School

1001 Park Ave. Syracuse, NY 13204
Phone: 315-428-8997
Fax: 315-428-9109


1409 W Genesee St. Syracuse, NY 13204
Phone: 315-671-5470
Fax: 315-671-5475


For transportation related questions, please call transportation department in the district you live.
SCSD Transportation: 315-435-4260