Author: Mary Rose Raleigh

Please Read The Academy’s Official COVID-19 Plans for re-Opening – September 2020!

Official COVID-19 Plans for Re-Opening School NOW available for viewing!

September 7, 2020

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures during COVID (PDF)

August 4, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As promised, I am writing to share our most current plan for reopening The Academy in September. As of today’s date, we remain on target to open in-person for five, full (social distanced) days a week, while also offering hybrid and virtual options for our families. We ask that our families complete the survey linked here ( by August 15th to formally choose a learning option for September. This must be completed for each child.

We are working to open our school safely, provide students with the school experience they need, and weigh myriad factors associated with COVID-19 and the education of our children. Our decisions continue to be guided by the documents released by Read More

Virtual Back to School Night – Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 7PM

September 21, 2020 Dear Parents/Guardians and families,    I can’t believe that Back to School Night is already here! While our Back to School Night, like so many other things this year, will not be the same as years past, we hope that you are able to join us virtually on Tuesday, September 22, 2020! We will begin promptly at 7:00 PM as a whole group, will move to grade level meetings at 7:15 PM and will end by 8:00 PM. Please use the links below to join us. Please be sure to mute yourself when you join each meeting so that everyone can hear the teacher.   7:00 -- Welcome by Dr. Hart (   7:15--- Grade Level Meetings PreSchool ( Kindergarten ( First Grade ( Second Grade ( Third Grade...

H.S.A. News – August 2020

Looking forward to the start of the new school year 2020-2021! Please check back soon for information about the Home School Association and all of the exciting parent news throughout the school year.

The Academy’s Ministry in Action – read how we are helping others!

The Ministry in Action program continues to try new and exciting things....
  For our March Service Project the collection for our US soldiers is going really well. Each class will prepare one or two boxes as their service project for March. They will also include a card for a soldier from the class in the boxes they package. Last step will be to ship them out and spread some cheer and good wishes for our troops.

For the months of November through January 2020, the Pre-K class, Kindergarten and 8th Grade have been focusing on Saint Ambrose. Saint Ambrose is the patron saint of police officers. The lower classes have written Christmas cards to our local law enforcement officers.  The 8th Grade made a thank you card which will be delivered in January. This project will be concluded during Catholic Schools Week when our local law enforcement will be invited into the lower classes during the week to share cookies and juice with the little ones.

The 2nd and 7th Grades have been focusing on Saint Elizabeth of Hungary. Among many other things, she was the patron saint of sick children. These classes have been collecting new children’s books for donation to Overlook Hospital.

The 3rd, 4th , 5th, and 6th Grades have been focusing on Saint Martin of Tours. He was the patron saint of horses. We are supporting a local horse charity in Bergen County which provides homes for abused, injured, and discarded horses.  The students will be organizing the collection of the following materials:

Gift cards to:

Helping those in need…..

The Reece, Chacon and Naughton families delivered the Christmas in a Box gifts for 25 students at Horizon Elementary School and another 25 students at Horizon High School. The schools were so grateful for all of the generosity of The Academy families! Thank you to all who brought the spirit of Christmas to those in need.

New MakerSpace Room Provides Challenges for Academy Students

The newly created MakerSpace room located near the library and art rooms is a colorful room filled with all kinds of building materials. This room was "created" during the summer (with the hard work of Mr. Cruz, Fr. Johan and Mr. Castillo)  and will be a place where our younger students will work together using the engineering design process to build objects to solve problems. This is all part of our STEAM integration in the curriculum and it's a whole lot of fun! In addition to building materials like wooden blocks, cardboard, and plastic containers, there are also Amazon Fire HD tablets for programming BB-8 Sphero robots. Students will also be challenged with Little Bits Student kits that teach simple circuity.

Get your walking shoes on for this fun event!

The Annual AOLP Walk-A-Thon FUNdraiser will take place on Friday, October 11, 2019.  Please check your child(ren)s backpack for all the details, including the fun PRIZES.
Volunteers Needed: Please use link below to sign up
Important Dates:
October 11  Walk-A-Thon (rain or shine)
October 18  Return collected pledges
October 21  Prize winners will be announced
Donations that will be needed:
Grades 5-8 a gallon of water per student
Grade 4 a 4 lb. bag of oranges per student
Grades 2 - 3 a package of Oreos (no double stuffed) per student
Grade 1 a small package of dessert plates per student