Building Airplanes with Syracuse University Scholars

On Thursday, January 17, 2019, Syracuse University students from the College of Engineering & Computer Science inspired sixth graders at the Syracuse Academy of Science Middle School. The students along with their professor explained how the subject matter our #SASAtoms are learning in Middle School applies to Engineering and then introduced an engineering activity for the students to complete.#SASAtoms were tasked to design and build a paper airplane. Teams were allowed preliminary research and then tasked to only use the materials available; paper, paperclips, tape and binder clips. Students and scholars built, tested, and refined their designs in the hopes of achieving the furthest flight. 

SAS Robotics Team Win Big at First Tech Challenge

On Sunday, January 6, 2018, the SAS Robotics Team earned the Second Place Alliance Award at the First Tech Challenge robotics competition in Corning, NY. The following students participated in the tournament: Joseph Capra, Lalita Dahal, Benjamin Cameron, Abdullah Cetin, and Umesh Dahal. As a result of this accomplishment, the team has advanced to the NY Excelsior regional championship to be held Sunday, January 20, at SUNY Polytech. Please join us in congratulating all the students who participated in the robotics competition.  

Students Vs. Staff Volleyball Game

On Friday, December 21, 2018, the staff and students at #SASCS wrapped up spirit week. High school spirit week has long been a time-honored event that connects students and staff in the most positive way, making everyone aware they are part of something greater than themselves. Recently high school students and teachers participated in a student/teacher volleyball game and enjoyed great music, with games to wrap up the day.

The Great Escape

On Wednesday, December 19, 2018, students in 6th grade D class combined research skills and teamwork and learned how to create an escape room of their own by visiting Breakout Games. Before they entered the game room, students were separated into two groups and blindfolded. The goal, once they got in the room, was to escape using teamwork and solving various different puzzles. Neither group was able to escape their rooms in the hour given, but both teams were only a few puzzles away from freedom and victory. After the game, students interviewed the owner of Breakout Games to help them better understand how to create their own escape room in a school classroom as part of project-based learning.

Chartwells Helps to Keep #SASAtoms Warm this Winter

On Thursday, December 20, 2018, Chartwells gifted a hat to every #SASAtom at the elementary school. Students enjoyed a brief assembly where Mrs. Toper introduced them to Ms. Pittsley from Chartwells, our dining services provider, and told them about all of the amazing things the cafeteria team does for our school. Keep warm this winter, #SASAtoms!

Recognizing Compassion at our December Student of the Month Ceremony

On Wednesday, December 19, 2018, #SASCS celebrated our students who demonstrate ongoing compassion for their peers and their teachers. These students come to school every day and are excellent examples of empathy and kindness to everyone. Way to go, #SASAtoms!

CNY Central Visits Fourth-Graders at #SASCS

On Wednesday, December 19, 2018, Molly Matott from CNY Central visited #SASCS to speak to our fourth-graders. She discussed what being a meteorologist entails, how powerful weather can be, and shared remarkable storm chasing images from her experiences. We reinforced our learning of the water cycle and learned about the weather tools in the Weather Authority Jeep. 

Kindergartners Learn Safety Comes First

On Friday, December 14, 2018, kindergartners in Ms. Henson and Mr. Scheemaker's Class (KA) had the privilege of participating in a safety lesson taught by experts: two Syracuse City Police Officers. The officers spoke about what they do to help people in need and answered the children’s questions about various safety-related topics, such as crossing the street, driving rules, and how to detect household safety hazards. To show that safety is part of everyday life, the officers read aloud a story titled We Are All Wonders, emphasizing the importance of accepting the differences of others and being kind.

Winter Art Show at #SASCS Middle School

On Wednesday, December 12, 2018, students at #SASCS Middle School put on a wonderful art exhibition full of lively colors and artistic talent. Students showcased their knowledge on the 7 Elements of Art, the 7 Principles of Design, and several techniques such as Grid Art, Agamographs, and Perspective Art. A stunning school-wide collaboration drawing of Nelson Mandela was also on exhibit. The dedication to creating meaningful works of art was easy to see and amazing to experience.

Book Fair Boosts the Reward of Reading

Students and their families reaped many books and learning materials at the recent Scholastic Book Fair at SASMS December 7th through December 14th. The school received an added bonus--half of the $1349.00  raised from the event.


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


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SCSD Transportation: 315-435-4260