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Our President

Welcome to the Academy of the Holy Angels new website! As we celebrate the launch of these pages, we are reminded of the special blessings offered by the educational experience here at Holy Angels. Our goal each day is to offer our young women the opportunity and space to pursue growth in the areas of academics, spirituality, athletics and personal development.


Since 1879, the Academy has offered an exemplary college preparatory experience to our students. Now serving young women in grades six through twelve, we remain proud of our history as the oldest Catholic independent high school in Bergen County. We continue to educate our students to be the future leaders our world needs most while ensuring that they remain true to the charism of the School Sisters of Notre Dame and the roots of our Catholic faith. Every day our students are living out the SSND commitments to social justice concerns which include addressing climate change, promoting justice for immigrants, dismantling racism, ending human trafficking and working towards sustainable development in Haiti.


Our theme for this year is “Forming a faith community with love and mutual respect.” These words, taken from You Are Sent, the constitution of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, represent the very essence of our mission here at Holy Angels. Our community is committed to creating a learning environment where all students feel safe and welcome.


I encourage you to check out our Admissions events. Our admissions staff is always available to help you and I look forward to meeting you here on campus. St. Francis de Sales reminds us to make friends with the Angels who though invisible, are with us always. Come and visit us and learn the difference the Holy Angels experience can make for your daughter’s future.


Wishing you many blessings,

Melinda A. Hanlon, Ed.S.