Mary Help of Christians Academy was open for the entire 2020-21 school year, despite COVID, and parents at this all girls’ high school truly appreciated it.
“I have heard so many stories from friends and family that have not measured up to the quality education our teachers continued to give through this rough period,” Sister Marisa DeRose, Head of School shares. “Our COVID protocols allowed our students to return to in-person learning and we remained that way until June. We are looking forward to seeing the girls back on campus in September.”
Genuine Interest and Faith
Prayer and education go hand-in-hand at Mary Help of Christians, which was founded in 1924 and continues to be taught in the tradition of the Salesian Sisters of St. John Bosco. The 16-acre campus has at times served as an orphanage, an elementary school and a boarding school. It assumed its current identity as an accredited, college-preparatory high school in 1944.
The school has Advanced Placement courses and dual enrollment agreements with Rutgers University, Fairleigh Dickinson University and Seton Hall University, allowing students to earn college credit without ever leaving campus.
All of which creates an environment of support and sisterhood that sees each student at Mary Help of Christians get accepted into their college of choice each year.
“Parents love the all-girls environment where students are focused on discovering their God-given gifts and where the faculty and staff are focused on helping each student find their career and calling,” Sister DeRose says. “There is a genuine interest in every student’s well-being with an emphasis on student success that integrates faith in all that we do.”
An Academy Past Academics
Mary Help of Christians is more than just classwork. It’s athletics and extra-curricular activities. It’s Mary’s Mini-Mart, a school store with everything from sprit wear to fruit smoothies. Most importantly, it’s the confident young women they become upon graduation. “The Mary Help of Christians Graduate is an innovative thinker and life-long learner who is confident and capable of contributing to society, both independently and cooperatively,” Sister DeRose says. And “the Mary Help of Christians Graduate is a catalyst for positive change, inspired by her belief in God and the Salesian spirituality with a commitment to service.”
659 Belmont Ave., North Haledon