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January 2023

Holy Angels Welcomes Class of 2027 at Afternoon Reception

Demarest, NJ: The Academy of the Holy Angels’ January 22 Accepted Students Reception was a fun-filled, information-packed afternoon. Members of the Class of 2027 and their parents/guardians received a warm welcome as they got to know the Academy’s administration, faculty, alumnae, current students, and each other. Read more»

AHA’s Senior Scientists Mentor Sixth Grade Health Class

Demarest, NJ: Senior scientists from the Academy of the Holy Angels Upper School exhibited scholarship and mentorship as they hosted an impromptu mini-health fair for the sixth grade. Read more»

AHA Earns AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award

Demarest, NJ: The Academy of the Holy Angels has received The College Board AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award. AHA was recognized for achieving high female representation in Advanced Placement Computer Science A during the 2021-22 school year. AHA is one of only 209 schools in the nation to be recognized for closing the gender gap in AP CSA. Read more»

December 2022

AHA Middle School Fencers Show Their Skill at Home and Abroad

Demarest, NJ: Teen fencers Rebecca Cho, Lavender Lee, and Jane Yu are demonstrating their skill in state, national, and international competition. This fall, these Academy of the Holy Angels Middle School eighth graders successfully competed at several events with the Top Fencing Club, where they work with Coaches Seoung-Woo Lee and Hwanhee (James) Lee. Read more»

AHA Christmas Concert Began with Tradition; Ended with a Twist

Demarest, NJ: This year, the Academy of the Holy Angels Christmas Concert infused seasonal favorites with a very special finale. Held at Saint Mary’s Church in Dumont (while the auditorium renovations continued), the festivities began with Caccini’s “Ave Maria,” an anticipated annual staple. Concertmaster Faith Youn (’23) played the violin solo as the chorus processed up the aisle, candles in hand. Read more»

AHA Dancers Earn Five First Place Trophies at Competition in Virginia

Demarest, NJ: Strong performances at the action-packed regional competition in Arlington, Virginia, netted five first place trophies for the Academy of the Holy Angels Dance Team. The December 10 United Dance Association DC Regional event was held at Bishop O’Connell High School, and drew multiple teams. Read more»

AHA Juniors Are New Jersey Scholars Program Candidates

Demarest, NJ: Georgette “Gigi” Ochs of Fair Lawn and Natalie Yoo of Englewood Cliffs are the Academy of the Holy Angels' candidates for the 2023 New Jersey Scholars Program. NJSP is a highly-selective, five-week summer program for rising high school seniors. AHA’s nominees will now begin the rigorous statewide application process. Finalists will be announced in the spring. Read more»

Angels Leave Teen Hunger Summit Inspired to Alleviate Food Insecurity 

Demarest, NJ: During the holiday season, when many people focus on abundant feasts, students from the Academy of the Holy Angels attended The Community FoodBank of New Jersey’s Teen Hunger Summit. AHA Campus Minister Maryanne Miloscia coordinated AHA’s participation in this virtual event, which inspired many attendees to take action to ameliorate food insecurity: the lack of reliable access to sufficient affordable and nutritious food. Read more»

Twenty-two Angel Musicians Enter Tri-M Honor Society

Demarest, NJ: Chapter 2150 of the Modern Music Masters National Honor Society has accepted 22 top-flight musicians from the Academy of the Holy Angels. The Tri-M induction, which was held December 2, recognized each new member’s musical accomplishments, scholarship, character, leadership, and service to others. Read more»

Try on Your Wings at AHA Middle School’s Open House 

Demarest, NJ: Imagine yourself as an Angel! Try on your wings at the Academy of the Holy Angels Middle School Open House on Sunday, January 29, 2023. Hours are 10 a.m. to noon. If you will be entering Grade 6 in the fall of 2023, you and a family member are invited to learn more about how you can get the all-girl advantage in AHA’s growth mindset environment.  Read more»

November 2022

AHA Middle School Releases Q1 Dean’s List & Honor Roll

Demarest, NJ: Traci Koval, dean of the Academy of the Holy Angels Middle School, congratulated multiple students who achieved Dean’s List and Honor Roll status for maintaining excellent grade point averages through the first quarter of the 2022-23 academic year.  Read more»

Holy Angels Students Complete First Quarter with Honors 

Demarest, NJ: The Academy of the Holy Angels recently honored multiple upper school students who achieved excellent grade point averages during the first quarter of the 2022-23 academic year. Angels are named to the Principal’s List for maintaining a GPA of 95 or higher, or receive Honor Roll recognition for posting an average of 90 through 94. Read more»

Five Teens Chosen to Represent Holy Angels at HOBY Conference

Demarest, NJ: A select group of Holy Angels sophomores will represent the Academy at the 2023 Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar. AHA’s delegates are Cara Boyce of Old Tappan; Margaret “Molly” Doherty of New City, New York; Isabella Kim of Cresskill; Xenaya Medina of Clifton; and Gina Certo of Wyckoff (alternate). Read more»

Giving Thanks: AHA Teens Carry on S. Catherine’s Legacy of Kindness 

Demarest, NJ: Academy of the Holy Angels students Camila Reynoso, Taylor Glynn, Trinity Savage, and Breanna Hetzer have received the Sister Catherine Green Kindness Award in appreciation of their inspirational attitudes. These teens, who were honored during the November 21 Thanksgiving Prayer Service, exemplify the kindness for which S. Catherine was known. Read more»

AHA Senior Is Harvard BOLD Ambassador; Eleven Angels Were Guests

Demarest, NJ: Several aspiring business leaders from the Academy of the Holy Angels spent the weekend of November 12 and 13 at the Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business BOLD Conference. BOLD, or Business Oriented Leadership Development, is an annual, two-day event where high school women explore the business world and sharpen their organizational and communication skills. This expo of business opportunities includes panels and workshops with women leaders and entrepreneurs. Read more»

AHA Donates 65 Turkeys to Community FoodBank of NJ

Demarest, NJ: Students and staff from the Academy of the Holy Angels actively respond to the School Sisters of Notre Dame call to serve others. As Thanksgiving approached, the Academy collaborated to donate dozens of frozen turkeys to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey in Hillside. Read more»

Rho Kappa Welcomes 52 Angels, Top Tally in AHA Chapter’s History 

Demarest, NJ: The Alice Paul Chapter of Rho Kappa reached a high water mark on November 15, as the Academy of the Holy Angels inducted 52 outstanding social studies students, the top number of inductees in chapter history.  Read more»

Future Angels Enjoy Classes & Camaraderie at Showcase Day   

Demarest, NJ: Future Holy Angels students from near and far enjoyed upper school classes and camaraderie during Angel Showcase Day (November 10, 2022). The AHA Admissions Team organized the full-day event so incoming ninth graders could explore their interests with current upper school students, meet faculty members, and develop new friendships.  Read more»

Angels for Veterans Fundraiser Will Help Train Service Dogs

Demarest, NJ: In honor of Veterans Day 2022, the Academy of the Holy Angels raised over $2,500 to help bring a trained service dog to a military veteran. This timely event was hosted November 9 by AHA Upper School’s Angels for Veterans organization and the students at AHA Middle School. Students, faculty, and staff (50 in all) received donations for completing laps around the Academy’s track. Funds benefit American Humane’s Pups4Patriots™.  Read more»

Angels to Sing at Carnegie Hall; One Will Also Appear in Sydney

Demarest, NJ: Three outstanding vocalists from the Academy of the Holy Angels have been named to the 2023 Carnegie Hall Honors Performance Series. AHA’s nominees are Caroline Ko of Hoboken, Victoria Velasco of Woodcliff Lake, and Isabella Wisniewski of Paramus. Read more»

AHA Facilities Manager Bob Shanney to Retire; Luis Mendoza Will Be Successor

Demarest, NJ: Facilities Manager Robert Shanney, who has been keeping the Academy of the Holy Angels campus safe and clean since 1973, will be retiring at the end of the 2022-23 academic year. This month, following an extensive search and interview process, current AHA Maintenance Department Supervisor Luis Mendoza-Milian was officially named Shanney’s successor. In early November, Shanney and Mendoza began working side-by-side to ensure all of Shanney’s institutional knowledge is passed on to Mendoza. Read more»

Connect with Holy Angels During ‘Discover Catholic Schools Week’

Demarest, NJ: Connect with the Academy of the Holy Angels as the National Catholic Educational Association ( hosts Discover Catholic Schools Week: November 13-19, 2022. Founded by the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1879, Holy Angels is Bergen County, New Jersey’s oldest private all-girl school. While AHA is steeped in Catholic tradition, this prestigious school serves young women from many backgrounds. A high percentage of Angels earn acceptance into their first-choice colleges and universities. As a class, AHA seniors receive millions of dollars in scholarships to fund their undergraduate studies. Read more»

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