This fall the private Catholic school community welcomes back an alum, Alicia (Herald) Kotarba, to serve as its new president. A 2002 graduate, she previously worked in St. Louis as a consultant following the merger and sale of myEDmatch, a technology start-up she founded in 2013. The company matches educators with teaching jobs in schools across the country.
At the all-girls high school at 10631 Wornall Rd. the robotics team has made lab improvements, including a programming loft and laser cutter. Students can take courses in computer programming and CAD, and Sion has partnered with other schools to offer AP physics, AP statistics, neuroscience and marine biology.
In another partnership with Avila University’s Goppert Theatre, students will help produce Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods” and Delia and Nora Ephron’s “Love, Loss and What I Wore.” Sion will host a team of international school leaders in February and celebrate its exchange programs with Australia, Costa Rica and France.
Potential students are encouraged to become a Sion Girl for a day during their shadow days.