Middle School FAQ

Where is AHA Middle School located?
The Middle School is located on the AHA campus on first floor of Kelleher Hall. This building houses classrooms, the AHA chapel, meeting spaces, and school business offices.

Will financial aid be available?
Yes. Click here for more information.

Are there scholarships available for Middle School students?
AHA has established competitive tuition for Middle School. All families are encouraged to apply for financial assistance through the FACTS program. The financial assistance committee will review all applications and work with applicants to help make a Holy Angels education a reality for your daughters. The deadline to apply for financial aid is April 1, 2020.

Is transportation be available?
Yes! Holy Angels offers busing at an additional cost of $2,000.

What is the dress code?
The Middle School uniform consists of a navy blue skirt, light blue polo and sweater. The option of uniform pants is also available. School uniforms can be purchased from Flynn & O’Hara in Emerson, NJ or by visiting their website.

Do middle school students interact with High School students?
Middle School students will attend classes primarily in Kelleher Hall. There will be opportunities for interactions with our High School students in shared school spaces. For example, High School students may act as tutors, club leaders or mentors for younger students. Students in all grades will use the athletic fields, library, cafeteria and auditorium. All students will come together for school wide assemblies and Masses.

What is the middle school day start and end time?
Same as the high school, the school day will begin at 7:50am and dismissal will be at 2:05pm.

How many students do you plan to enroll per grade?
We are looking to fill classes of approximately 20 students and there will be one section per grade to ensure that each student receives personalized attention.

Will advanced level courses be offered in the Middle School?
Each student’s application will be reviewed on an individual basis. Assessment of current transcripts with accompanying curriculum and/or syllabus and a placement exam will assist in determining if the prerequisites to AHA’s courses have been met before any advanced course placements can be considered. Please contact the Dean, Traci Koval with questions.

What criteria is used to assess Middle School applicants?
AHA seeks to admit girls entering grades 6 - 8 who are well rounded (academically, socially, morally) and who are succeeding in their current learning environment. Our middle school will offer a strong foundational program to help close any gaps created by the past school year while also preparing girls to transition to AHA High School. With a holistic, personalized approach to the admissions process, girls will be assessed on their grades, previous STS, content of essay and interview with our Dean of Students to determine the best fit for each family.

My daughter has an IEP, what services are available to her?
The Academy can provide limited academic accommodations to eligible students. Academic accommodations can be offered to eligible students who hold an active Bergen County Special Services (BCSS) Service Plan (SP), Paramus, NJ, or an AHA Student 504 Plan for Learning. AHA does not offer Intervention & Referral Services Plans (I&RS). Please contact the Dean, Traci Koval, with your daughter's individual needs.

Will there be a Middle School arts program?
Arts will be an integral part of the Middle School curriculum and will include extra-curricular offerings such as: choir, instrumental, handbells and drama.

Will there be clubs and activities for middle school students?
Middle school students will be encouraged to develop and participate in a variety of clubs and extracurricular activities to foster leadership skills and build self-esteem. Some of these clubs will include Student Council, Big Sister/Little Sister, Service clubs and opportunities, drama, art and music.

What types of athletics will be offered?
AHA's Middle School athletic program will focus on learning physical skills and sportsmanship as well as provide opportunities for team competitions. Our middle school Athletic Director will oversee the implementation of our sports program and seek athletic and league opportunities for our students.

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