May 19, 2022

AHA Extends Warm & Informative Welcome to Prospective Families

 Spring Open House attracted a notable turnout of prospective families to the Academy of the Holy Angels. Visitors enjoyed a warm welcome from the Angel Ambassadors and robotics team members, who showcased one of their recent creations.


The student-made robot was the perfect cue for families to learn more about AHA’s STREAM curriculum, a nationally recognized blend of science, technology, religion, engineering, art, and mathematics.


Student musicians performed violin and piano selections as families entered the Learning Commons. Once inside, families heard brief presentations from AHA President Melinda Hanlon, Principal Jean Miller, Academic Dean Carmen Quiñones, and Director of Mission & Ministry Joan Connelly. AHA Admissions Director Michèle McGovern also provided an overview of the application process and scholarship opportunities.


Each family was matched with an Angel Ambassador, who provided campus tours and answered questions, while offering a unique insider’s view of Holy Angels.


Teachers, staff, and current AHA parents engaged with prospective families, provided details about the Academy, prepared and served refreshments, and offered AHA merchandise for sale.


Members of Project Greenhouse, a service organization that grows fresh produce for local food banks, handed out seedlings to guests as they neared the end of the campus tour. Visitors gathered outdoors on the lovely May evening to continue their conversations with ambassadors and other families.


Mrs. McGovern and Assistant Admissions Director Jennifer Bullis began hearing stellar reviews immediately after the event.


“So far, the feedback has been extremely positive, as always,” McGovern acknowledged.


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.