Academy of the Holy Angels was established by the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1879 in New Jersey. The school was originally located in Fort Lee, New Jersey, but was moved to a 24-acre campus in Demarest, New Jersey, in 1965.
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Master Gardener and composting expert Jane Egan recently provided sage advice to the Academy of the Holy Angels Green Action Team. Students are turning cafeteria scraps into rich compost for the AHA garden, which yields fresh produce for a local food bank. Please enjoy reading more about this timely sustainability project.
Recent AHA grad Isabela Presti saw that a relative became distressed after receiving a prescription for a new, life-changing Cystic Fibrosis medication, she asked why. She learned that only a fraction of CF patients around the world would have access to the new treatment, and founded Scripts of Love (www.scriptsoflove.org) to help improve these individuals’ lives.
This September, the Academy of the Holy Angels recognized the retirements of Sister Kathleen Dunham, SSND, and Sister Diane Driscoll, SSJ. Both women have spent the past five decades as educators. At the same time, the Academy’s administration welcomed Donna Ryan, AnneMarie Ryan, Brianne Wolman, Frank Hunter, Andréa Palacio, and Jessica Santulli.
On the sultry, sunny morning of July 28, the Academy of the Holy Angels hosted an in-person graduation for the 124 members of the Class of 2020. The Academy’s 140th graduation exercises, held on the Demarest campus, were the realization of many months of cautious planning set in motion by the COVID-19 pandemic.