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May 04, 2023

Future Angels Get to Know AHA at Spring Open House

Spring Open House drew multiple prospective families to the Academy of the Holy Angels Upper School. Visitors at the May 2 event enjoyed a warm welcome from the Angel Ambassadors and robotics team members, who showcased their recent creations. Student-made robots, items crafted with the 3-D printer, and LED projects that are programmed to pulse in time with favorite songs highlighted AHA’s nationally-recognized STREAM curriculum, an award-winning blend of science, technology, religion, engineering, art, and mathematics.


Vocal and instrumental musicians and members of the celebrated AHA Dance Team provided entertainment while showcasing the Academy’s notable performing arts programs.


Featured presenters included AHA President Melinda Hanlon, Principal Jean Miller, Academic Dean Carmen Quiñones, and Director of Mission & Ministry Joan Connelly. AHA Admissions Director Stephanie Dowling led the overview of the application process.


Angel Ambassadors provided personalized 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 various programs, prepared refreshments, and offered AHA merchandise for sale.


Members of Project Greenhouse, an AHA service organization that grows fresh produce for local food banks, presented each prospective Angel with a Gerbera daisy plant in full bloom.


Mrs. Dowling and Assistant Admissions Director Melani Salibian are already enjoying positive reviews from the event, which was their first collaboration on an AHA Open House.


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.