Welcome to the Academy of the Holy Angels, where “The All-Girl Advantage” is a passport to a world of aspiration, exploration, and innovation. This fall, girls will begin their journey early. The 2021 opening of the AHA Middle School made the Academy the only area school that offers an all-girl education that extends from grade 6 through high school.
AHA Middle School renews the Academy’s tradition of educating young girls. AHA recommitted to offering a Holy Angels education to girls in grades 6-8 to meet the growing need for girls to receive a solid foundation to prepare for high school.
PLOTTING A COURSE
“All-girl education provides girls with every opportunity and AHA Middle School will be a place where girls take the lead,” says AHA President Melinda A. Hanlon.
AHA fosters confident, self-reliant women who accept leadership roles, actively participate in mostly-male gatherings from the college classroom to the executive boardroom, and are quickly closing the gender gap in many fields, including STEM careers.
Students at all-girls’ schools are more likely to study math and chemistry, explore unfamiliar subjects, and say “yes” to challenges, according to the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools.
All-girls’ schools that tailor-make programs for young women, including AHA’s bespoke critical thinking and oral presentation course at Oxford University, improve students’ self-esteem and well-being.
AHA’s faculty members provide expert mentorship by considering students as individuals.
Women mentors and peer role models show Angels what’s possible.
In addition, the Office of Academic & College Counseling keeps students apprised of outstanding enrichment options, including the Governor’s Schools and the Perry Outreach Initiative.
PIONEERS IN ALL-GIRL EDUCATION
The School Sisters of Notre Dame established AHA in 1879 with the goal of providing each young woman with the tools she needs to reach the fullness of her potential. Angels grow spiritually, intellectually, socially, and physically, as they receive a first-rate education in a nurturing environment where equal importance is placed on academics, character, integrity and service.
All are welcome! While Holy Angels is steeped in Catholic tradition, the Academy serves young women from various backgrounds.
315 Hillside Ave., Demarest