Getting Started 

Academy of the Holy Angels considers all applicants who present a strong desire and potential to succeed in our rigorous, yet nurturing environment.  Before applying, we encourage students and families interested in grades 9 or 10 to attend one of our many admissions events, both on and off campus, to get a sense of our school's mission and culture. This will help you decide if Academy of the Holy Angels is a good fit for you academically and socially. The Admissions Team is available throughout the application process to answer any questions you may have, and we look forward to getting to know you!

Beginning September 1, 2017, we will be using the Upper School Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT) as our required entrance exam for all applicants.  This decision will benefit all applicants in many ways:

  • Since students will no longer list AHA as a choice on the Archdiocesan school entrance exam, students will have the opportunity to list more school choices.
  • All students who apply to AHA will be considered for merit scholarships.
  • The structure and content of the SSAT is the best match for our challenging curriculum:
    • We can more accurately place new students into College Preparatory, Honors and High Honors level courses.
    • The added writing portion will give our faculty the opportunity to see where students struggle or excel, which particularly will help with placement for English and history.  
  • Students may take the SSAT more than one time, and submit their highest scores to AHA for consideration.  
  • Applicants can choose to take the SSAT at a convenient time and location in their home state or country if they cannot make it to AHA on our testing dates.
  • By requiring the same entrance exam for all students, admissions decisions and placement in courses will be fair and consistent across our curriculum.
  • Several test prep options/packages are available online through https://ssat.org/ for students who prefer to study at their own pace and in the comfort of their own homes.  In addition, AHA will offer SSAT Prep Classes on campus this summer and fall for students who prefer a classroom experience.  

Detailed information regarding our application process, SSAT prep classes and testing dates is posted on our website. Please click the appropriate link: 

Please note that our testing dates will not conflict with the Archdiocesan exam dates. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions Team!

 

Academy of the Holy Angels

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Phone: 201.768.7822

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