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Academy Of The Holy Angels

Private | 9-12 | 557 students


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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $800,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,520.

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Posted August 4, 2014

This is an amazing, empowering school that I am so lucky to have attended. I started school knowing no one and I left with lasting friendships. I was very prepared for college and life after college.
—Submitted by a student

Posted June 10, 2013

While I agree with the statement below that Holy Angels does not have many activities for the art-oriented student, I vehemently disagree with the statement regarding there are "no activities to develop the individual holistically." As a former student of Holy Angels, I have to say I was a completely different person than I am now before entering the high school - not only have my work habits changed, but my identity and personality even more so. I am a much more compassionate, open-minded, independent, "go-getting" individual than I was before I entered Holy Angels. The faculty are among the most caring people I have ever encountered; the type that would ask you to accompany them on a one-on-one to go over the latest test you may have done poorly on, or just to simply chat with if they felt you were having a bad day. The students are incredible - I know many who have gone on medical missions such as Doctors Without Borders and MSF (I'm in the medical field) as well as other NGO programs as a direct result of Holy Angels' strong emphasis on community service and involvement. Overall, my experience was incredible and I would strongly advise others considering AHA to enroll.
—Submitted by a student

Posted June 28, 2012

I graduated from Holy Angels in 2001. This is a great highschool and received the best education. Overall, I had a wonderful experience and would highly recommend this highschool.

Posted June 15, 2011

In general Holy Angels prepared my daughter well for college. (This also applied to the older child, a few years ahead) She had a good background in most subject areas and was able to take on both the quantity and the individual responsibility aspects of college work. She acquired a love of Italian and (in the earlier grades) of French. The partnership with FDU enabled both girls to get a head start at college as they received Middle College Program(MCP) credits for some subjects - allowing them to bypass some core credit requirements and either move ahead faster or do more interesting electives at college. The one area of concern was math which was a struggle and where I found I had to pay extra for tutorial assistance.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 4, 2010

This is the most amazing school you can find. Even if you don't like the religious side of this school, you will love this place as a whole in general because of what they have to offer and how much you grow over time here. I still feel like I'm a starting freshman because my time here has flown by. The academics challenge you to do your best, and because of this we have the college standards that we do. The staff is wonderful; if you have a problem they are there, and if you get one bad grade they care and are there to try and help you. Some would say we don't have many extra-curricular activities, but we do have quite a few and if you want to request a club or activity you can. The friendships I've made and what I've learned here will last me a lifetime.
—Submitted by a student

Posted September 16, 2009

a tight knit community full of the best, nicest people I've ever met :)
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 21, 2009

This school has helped my daughter succeed in both life and academics. They fully prepared her for college. It is a great school that has great community and spirit. If you have a choice, send your daughter here. She will grow to become a beautiful, mature, responsible, educated, caring, and confident young woman. The religion part of the school has nothing to do with the quality education they offer. Wonderful school!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 20, 2009

The Academy of the Holy Angels is simply 'the' best. AHA's college profile is extremely impressive. Although I teach at Don Bosco Prep, I direct the cheerleaders/dancers from AHA. Their academic prowess, maturity, and ability to think independently are second to none.

Posted January 18, 2009

My daughter went to Holy Angels. It is the best school in the area in all aspects: best academics, best community, best teachers, best group of human beings all under the same roof. My daughter always comments that it was the best thing that happened to her regarding academics. The AHA education prepared her for college beyond well, leadership, it gave her independence and assurance. It strengthen her faith, and she matured at all levels. AHA is the best!!
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Posted September 22, 2008

excellent all girls school, the academics, the comraderie, the frienships will last a lifetime!! My daughter absolutely loves it!
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Posted May 31, 2008

best high school in new jersey as rated by have greta teacher, tools, classes etc. perfect school for your dughter go there now
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Posted February 12, 2008

Excellent academic excellence. Truly prepares you for college and the school environment is truly amazing. As an alum, I truly felt that AHA provided everything I needed to make my college experience seem 'easy'. Dedicated faculty and administration really make it a special place.

Posted March 23, 2006

Holy Angels is a school with a rigid curriculum. They emphasis academics in the classical sense, but have limited extra-curricular programs to develop the person wholly. Parent involvement is encouraged through religious activities such as mother/father daughter brunches and fundraisers. Overall, if your child is quite academic in there own rite and enjoys a rigid and very structured enviornment then HA may be the place for her. If her talents lie in the arts or otherwise, this enviornment may not allow your daughter to be all that she can be. Overall, a good school but a good public school for a motivated child will probably yield an equally happy and productive student and future contibuting member of society.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted February 23, 2004

My daughter was at first a little scared but later on she gained more confidence inherself than before.; she was more responsible and showed more interest in learning .teachers are of highest caliber and always eager and willing to go extra mile to help the student. principal is very conscientious of school rating and strives her best to rank the school at the top. AHA also prepares them to face outside world in a challenging way. We are happy to send our daughter to AHA.
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Posted September 9, 2003

My daughter is happy, she love AHA, good teachers, good and polite students and 100% safety.
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Ethnicity This school State average
White 68% 51%
Hispanic 15% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 9%
Black 4% 16%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • All girls
  • Roman catholic
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315 Hillside Avenue
Demarest, NJ 07627
Phone: (201) 768-7822


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