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Demarest, NJ
Students enrolled: 557

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315 Hillside Avenue
Demarest, NJ 07627

(201) 768-7822
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Develops empathy: Strongly disagree
July 13, 2015
When a child wants to do a fundraiser at the school for something they care about they only allow certain students to do it.

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Strongly disagree
July 13, 2015
Most students are treated unfairly compared to the select few they favor. The select few they favor get the opportunities to be in the AP courses or high honor courses over other students that have better grades.

- submitted by a parent

July 13, 2015
The administration shows favoritism to certain families that give donations to the school. Once your child does something wrong the administration will never let it go and your child is forever "flagged" as a problem. It does not matter if your child is a honors or principal list student. They might treat you different if you give the school more money through out the year.

- submitted by a parent
Teacher effectiveness: Somewhat effective
July 13, 2015
Some teachers show favoritism. Once you get a teacher that your child is not one of her favorites the administration will never believe you or your child and your child never has a chance to succeed to their full potential.

- submitted by a parent

August 04, 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

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

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.

- submitted by a community member

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

March 04, 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
no rating
September 16, 2009
a tight knit community full of the best, nicest people I've ever met :)

- submitted by a parent

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

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.

- submitted by a community member

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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no rating
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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no rating
May 31, 2008
best high school in new jersey as rated by hha.com..they have greta teacher, tools, classes etc. perfect school for your dughter go there now

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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.

- submitted by a community member

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 student

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.

- submitted by a parent

September 09, 2003
My daughter is happy, she love AHA, good teachers, good and polite students and 100% safety.

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Academy Of The Holy Angels
315 Hillside Avenue, Demarest, NJ  07627
(201) 768-7822
Last modified Academy Of The Holy Angels is a Private school that serves grades 9-12
Academy Of The Holy Angels Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 31 reviews. Top