Educating the Heart - Community
A life rooted in faith & charity forms humble servants of God & our neighbors.
Tyburn aims to build courageous and compassionate hearts in our students so that our graduates can become agents of change and bring goodness to all sectors of society, changing a culture to embody the truth about the dignity of all human persons.
At Tyburn we set our standards high for achievement. We know that forming virtue in our students instills good habits which is integral to formation. Virtue gives us a sense of purpose and outlines a path to truth and a life filled with joy; a life worth living. Forming virtue leads our students to Christ as all virtue is rooted in the theological virtues of faith, hope and charity (love).
Giving with Love
Service to others draws us out of ourselves and teaches us to respond to Christ's call to "Love one another as I have loved you." Serving others gives us the opportunity to put our faith into action and discover our own humanity through making a sincere gift of ourselves.
We also believe in building community among our students. We offer many student activities and clubs for all students to participate in.
Ski Club - Students ski at Song Mountain; they leave directly after school on Fridays for a full afternoon and evening of skiing.
Chess Club - Chess pros and amateurs alike meet Fridays during lunch. All students are welcome, even if they just want to learn how to play the game. Occasionally, Chess masters are invited in to participate!
Drama Club - The highlight of the year for Drama club is the Spring Musical which is performed with the St. Genesius Players at the Auburn Public Theater. The Drama club also performs skits for area elementary schools and takes multiple field trips to see other high school and college theater and musical productions.
SGO (Student Government Association) - The Student Government Association is a multi-grade level, collaborative group of students who work with a Teacher/Advisor to plan and carry out activities for our student body. Such activities include, but are not limited to: Spirit Week, Homecoming, Fright Night, Coffee Houses and the Winter Ball.
Frassati Guild - The Frassati Guild is named after Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, a third order dominican who St. John Paul II called “The man of the Beatitudes.” Blessed Pier Giorgio was known for his joyfulness, sense of humor, athleticism, virtue and selflessness. He was a faithful servant who cared for the poor and challenged his friends to virtue.
The Frassati Guild is open to all young men at Tyburn Academy and centers around improving the prayer life and spiritual life of all Tyburn students. This organization is involved in many activities including weekly praying of the rosary, monthly adoration, hikes, events and service projects.
St. Maria Goretti Guild - The St. Maria Goretti Guild is a club open to all female students at Tyburn Academy. The mission of this guild is to help all its members truly understand what is means to be a daughter of God and to emulate Maria’s virtues, namely, deep love of God, respect for one’s body, courage for love of Christ to defend one’s faith and Christ like forgiveness. Activities include focusing on the virtue of the month, female saint study and inspirations, prayer, adoration, service in the community and aiding in maintaining the chapel.
St. Maria Goretti, called by Pope Pius XII “the St. Agnes of the 20th century,” was born on a small farm near Ancona, Italy, in 1890. Her father died when she was 9. Her family was very poor and Maria would cook, sew and keep the house orderly while her mother, sisters and brother worked in the fields. She was described by her mother as “happy, openhearted, but with a sense of seriousness beyond her years, and never disobedient.” Through her short life she strove with all her strength to do better each day. When Maria was barely 12 Alessandro Serenelli, whose family shared the house with the Gorettis, attempted to rape her. Maria protested and was stabbed 14 times. She died the next day but not before she forgave Alessandro “for the love of Jesus.” On July 25, 1950, she was canonized in a ceremony attended by 25 million people including her mother, the 1st mother ever to see her daughter canonized, and Alessandro Serenelli, her killer. She is the Patron Saint of teenage girls and youth.
Teens 4 Life - Open to all students, the Teens 4 Life Club meets to discuss life issues and the importance of respecting life from conception to natural death. They participate in the “40 Days for Life” in the Fall, the Bishop’s Mass for Life in Syracuse in October, and the March for Life in Washington DC in January. Movie nights and prayer vigils are held during the year, as well as fundraisers and events to help pregnant women in need.
Prom Committee - comprised mostly of Seniors, the Prom committee meets throughout the year to plan the annual Spring Prom.
Yearbook - Juniors and Seniors work throughout the year in the layout and design of the school yearbook.
Choir - Members of the school choir practice weekly in preparation for the Winter and Spring Concerts.
Band - The school band practices together weekly in preparation for the school concerts.
Schola- Members of the schola practice and learn chant to sing during Mass
National Honor Society - Rev. Albert J.M. Shamon Chapter of the National Honor Society and the National Junior Honor Society: An eligible student must have a cumulative average of 90 % to be offered application.
"The Crusader" Newspaper - A completely student written newspaper that comes out monthly.