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January 24, 2024

Accepted Students Enjoy Social

Receiving that acceptance letter from the Academy of the Holy Angels is an exciting time filled with promise and anticipation. A few days after decisions were announced, AHA followed up with a social for accepted ninth graders that showcased many of the opportunities AHA offers young women.


Admissions Director Stephanie Dowling and Assistant Director Melani Salibian planned the well-attended event with assistance from alumnae, faculty, staff, and administration.


“Overall, everyone seemed happy and excited,” Dowling said. “Some words people used to describe our event are fun, enjoyable, relaxed, and informative.”


Angel Ambassadors greeted guests and invited the teens to get to know each other with icebreaker activities and games in the gym. These young leaders kept everyone laughing, talking, and making new friendships.


Student guests later enjoyed a hot cocoa bar, took 360-degree selfies, moved to the DJ’s music, shopped at the AHA Clothes Closet, and learned more about athletics and other clubs and activities.


Parents sipped coffee and mingled with faculty members and each other before joining the question and answer session in the Learning Commons. Guests left with important information about scholarship opportunities, academic support, and much more about life at Holy Angels.


Founded by the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1879, the Academy of the Holy Angels is the oldest private girls’ school in Bergen County. While AHA is steeped in Catholic tradition, this prestigious school serves young women from many cultural and religious backgrounds.

Angel Ambassadors helped everyone register.
A warm welcome!
Guests packed into the Learning Commons to learn more about Holy Angels.
Melani Salibian and Megan Delasandro looked on as new Angels got to know each other.
Alyssa Lane and the Angel Ambassadors kept everyone talking and smiling at the hot cocoa bar.
Stephanie Dowling and Jeanette Carrier.
Current students answer questions from incoming Angels.