Catch the Spirit of Tyburn!

Tyburn Academy of Mary Immaculate
17 Clymer Street Auburn, NY 13021 Phone: (315) 252-2937 Fax: (315) 252-4173

Welcome to Tyburn Academy
Tyburn Academy is a private, independent Junior/Senior High School (Grades 7-12) in the Catholic tradition, chartered by the New York State Board of Regents. Since 1993, Tyburn Academy has served the students in the City of Auburn as well as the entire Finger Lakes region. We are located in the Rochester diocese and border the Syracuse diocese. We at Tyburn believe that there is much more to education than facts and equations. Our goal is to address the whole child, his/her mind and heart. The curriculum challenges and prepares students for educational and professional pursuits beyond their high school years.

Christian ethics are the real foundation of Tyburn. Each class begins with a prayer and students, as well as faculty, strive to keep this spirit with them as they move through the day. Tyburn Academy students learn that there is a time for fun as well as a time for work. Students, faculty, and parents come together to work, help and support each other in a Christian community. Each student is a special creation of God and students accept and respect one another and help one another to become all that each is capable of becoming. This is an atmosphere in which each person’s gifts are valued and each one contributes to the betterment of the whole community. Student growth at Tyburn is encouraged spiritually, intellectually, socially, and physically.

About Tyburn Academy

Our Mission
Tyburn Academy of Mary Immaculate provides a high quality college preparatory education in the Catholic tradition at the middle school and high school levels. Students will be instructed in the classical liberal arts and sciences. The board and faculty share a unity of purpose with parents to foster the intellectual and moral development of students. Christian values are the foundation basic to all our endeavors and form the principles to which Tyburn Academy adheres.

Reverend Albert Shamon
Was ordained in 1940. he served as pastor, teacher, columnist, author, radio broadcaster and founder of Tyburn Academy. He was Vicar of Education of the dioceses of Rochester under Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. His passion for education was evident when he raised funds to support St. Mary’s School in Geneva. Returning to his home town of Auburn he set out to fulfill his dream of opening a Catholic high school. In 1992, Tyburn Academy of Mary Immaculate was founded with a handful of parents and three student. Father Shamon’s vision created a legacy that continues to grow today.

The Name Tyburn
Tyburn Academy is named to honor over 300 English and Irish martyrs, 40 of whom are now canonized, who gave their lives at Tyburn crossroads, just outside Hyde Park, London from the years 1535 to 1681.

The Tyburn logo depicts the scaffold at Hyde Park on which these martyrs were hanged, drawn, and quartered for their faith. Today the spot is marked by a circular stone in Bayswater Road running past Hyde Park inscribed with the cross and the words: “The Site of Tyburn Tree.”

School Structure
A Board of Directors runs Tyburn Academy. Board members are elected for a period of three years. The function of the Board is to determine the educational policies and to oversee the fiscal running of the school. Our principal, Mr. PatrickCollier, heads Tyburn Academy staff members. Mr. Collier, and a team of three administrative assistants oversee the day-to-day operation of the school. The school is composed of Grades 6 through 12. A typical school day at Tyburn consists of eight periods. Daily attendance is taken during homeroom and students are expected to arrive in full uniform and on time. The pledge of allegiance, morning prayer and announcements are said at this time.

Fine Arts Science

Choral & Instrumental Music Classics Yearbook Philosophy
Foreign Language

Earth Science Biology Chemistry Physics Environmental Science Nutrition
Social Studies

Latin Spanish

Public Speaking Newspaper English (grades 7-12) AP English

Global History I & II Government & Economics U.S. History Geography Military History Current Events

Integrated Algebra Geometry Trigonometry/Algebra 2 Pre-Calculus Calculus
Physical Education/Health

Computer Applications Technology 7 / 8

Catholic Theology (7-12) Holy Mass

Tyburn Academy is a member of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHAA) and Section III. We compete at the varsity and junior varsity level against area high schools in boys and girls soccer, boys and girls basketball, girls softball and boys baseball. Boys and girls lacrosse is offered in the spring at the intramural/instructional level with hopes of competing at the interscholastic level. Soccer teams play home games at the Ultimate Goal in Marcellus, NY and boys and girls basketball teams play home games at Spartan Hall at the Cayuga Community College campus. As a full member of Section III our student athletes qualify to compete at the sectional and state level in varsity sports. We plan to introduce modified sports programs to serve as feeders for junior varsity and varsity teams. At the present, the Auburn school district allows our Auburn students to participate in its modified sports offerings.”

Please contact Andrew Collier, Director of Athletics,by e-mail at for any further information. We look forward to having you visit our school located at 17 Clymer St., Auburn, NY. It is our goal to become an outstanding athletic and academic institution. We invite others to join us and become part of the Tyburn family. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Fall Sports – boys & girls soccer Winter Sports – boys & girls basketball Spring Sports – boys baseball, girls softball, boys & girls lacrosse (intramural)

We hold several fundraisers during the year. Check back here or read our News on the Main page for details about Summer Golf tournaments, our Flapjack breakfast in September, Ziti Dinner at the Knights and other events to be scheduled. “Sponsor a Student” program: Benefactors may help partially or fully to support a needy student. Our favorite fundraiser is the Car Raffle. This year we will raffle a 2013 Volvo convertible. The winning ticket will be drawn at Casino Night on March 9th, 2013. Tickets are available online at You may also purchase tickets through the Tyburn office.

Car Raffle
Tickets are on sale for our 2013 Volvo convertible Car Raffle. The winning ticket will be drawn at Casino Night, March 9th, 2013. Find out more on our Giving page or Fundraiser page

Band An instrumental group composed of students who perform at school and community events. Advisor: Mr. Lawrence Dapolito

National Honor Society / Junior National Honor Society Recognizes and promotes the qualities of scholarship, leadership, service & character in students who qualify by maintaining an average of 85+. Service projects, in order to stimulate a desire to render service to others, are a requirement of members. Advisors: Mrs. Kathie Collier; Mrs. Maura DelFavero Prom Committee Plans the annual prom in the spring each year. They choose the location for the dinner party, hire the band and photographer and plan decorations for the dance. Advisor: TBA Student Government Organization (SGO) Provides students with the opportunity to participate in activities that enhance the life of the individual, school, and community. Students visit the local nursing homes, assist at St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy in Buffalo, and plan activities for Catholic Schools Week, Spirit Week and other school and community initiatives. Advisor: Mr. Josh Blonski Teens 4 Life Members participate in activities that defend the sanctity of human life. Students send letters to legislators, attend prayer vigils, participate in the national March for Life in Washington, D.C. plan baby drives for local crisis pregnancy centers, and invite pro-life speakers to share the message with the entire school community. Advisor: Mrs. Dawn Taylor

Travel Club Involves participation in various cultural trips and pilgrimages with students fundraising much of the expense. Popular trips have included Rome, Italy; Lourdes, France; Boston; New York City; Philadelphia; Washington, D.C. Yearbook Committee Develops the written and photographic content of the yearbook with all seniors participating. Each senior performs as a section editor, being responsible for the various sections within the yearbook. Meetings are essentially production meetings. Advisor: Mr. Rob Matso

Scholarships and Financial Aid
Scholarships Entrance exam scholarships

The top two students in first two entrance exam results each year: $1,000; $500

Christian Lewis/Catie Hogan Scholarship Fund 1. 2. tuition assistance graduate award for “student most likely to befriend a stranger

Financial Aid Decisions are made after the finance committee examines parent financial aid forms with incom information

Our People
Email for staff is in this form: firstinitial ( Office email is

Faculty Members:
Patrick Collier – Principal Jeanne Hogan – Principal Kelly Germano – Office Kathie Collier – Guidance Anne Adessa – Music Ashley Andreas – Math Patrick Armstrong – English Josh Blonski – Latin Andrew Collier – Social Studies Larry Dapolito – Band Maura DelFavero – Social Studies, Admin Asst. David DeSantis – Social Studies Don Fama – Math Janna Fiermonte – Spanish Shelli Graney – Art Matt Johnson – English, Latin Michael King – Technology Rob Matson – English Ted Mullen – Science Geri Pelc – Library Regina Scalisi – Math, Technology Dawn Taylor – Science, Math

Board of Directors
Ann Fallon: President Ann Fallon: Vice President Alex Vanderpool: Treasurer Diane Sawyer: Secretary Robert Faiola Gerald Crowley Dan Cuddy Dr. Paul Fallon David Gould Jeanne Hogan Joseph LoPiccolo William Reynolds Marianne Sabine Susan Scheuerman JD Pabis George Shamon Mary Ann Turek James Vitale

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