The Brother Pompian Honors Academy (BPHA) of St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute pairs high achievers with once-in-a-lifetime academic and cultural opportunities including cutting-edge course work, stimulating extra-curricular enrichment, and intellectual camaraderie. BPHA members represent the top students of their class and enjoy the full intellectual potential of their St. Joe's educational experience.
The mission of The Brother Pompian Honors Academy is to firmly nurture a comfortable, stimulating environment for the intellectual student at SJCI through advanced coursework, extra-curricular enrichment, service to the community, and social camaraderie. The intent of the BPHA is to instill in the student habits of lifelong learning and questioning, and the cultivation of a life spent in pursuit of big ideas, and the responsibility to use his intellectual gifts in service to others.
The motto is "Excelsior," taken from the 1897 Buffalo Morning Enquirer article, Plans Are Ready. St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute's New Building.