AHA Principal Jennifer Moran

Our Principal

As this incredible pandemic continues, we begin our 142nd academic year at Academy of the Holy Angels and continue our planning with two guiding principles: safety and student engagement. Built in 1879, Academy of the Holy Angels has a long and rich tradition of educating young women. While the world has changed drastically since then, and in ways we could not have predicted, the mission of the School Sisters of Notre Dame has not: Education is transformative and has the ability to systemically produce the changes the world needs the most. Pandemic or not, Holy Angels graduates young women who are prepared to work successfully, who lead happy and healthy personal lives and who effect positive change in their communities and beyond.

Through a top-notch STREAM program, AP course offerings, academic rigor, opportunity for service, exploration through the arts and an extensive extracurricular program, students are challenged in multitudinous ways. Daily, you will find our students thinking critically, asking essential questions, problem solving, working collaboratively, using innovative technologies, praying, effectively communicating, being creative, developing time management skills, in short: learning the tools and skills they need to effect change in the 21st century.

Our educational philosophy and traditions inspire confident young women who are strong, compassionate, independent yet nurturing and who value the dignity of all people. Students spend valuable time building relationships with God, with peers and teachers, with family and friends and with self. We believe in helping students build roots that are deep and strong; the foundation they will need and return to throughout their lives. We are dedicated to working with girls who are willing to challenge themselves and who have a desire to stretch and grow.

Blessed Theresa Gerhardinger, Foundress of the School Sisters of Notre Dame wrote, “Love is the sign by which the world will know we believe in Jesus.”  This serves as our guiding theme this year as we direct our extra-curricular programming towards addressing the issues our world is facing today while also providing a balanced Liberal Arts curriculum for our students.
I look forward to meeting you in person one day soon.  I believe that we can achieve great things together and I hope to partner with you in the education of your daughter.


Jean Miller


Academy of the Holy Angels

315 Hillside Avenue Contact Us & Driving Directions

Demarest, NJ 07627

Phone: 201.768.7822

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