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Laddy’s Life Lesson: Small Schools Can Make Big Impact

12/16/2022 David Perritano Want to live a happy life? Learn how to: apologize for your mistakes, find joy in the little things, and live with respect for yourself and others. Those are just some of “Laddy’s Life Lessons.” Laddy, more formally known as Jane Marthy Ladouceur, has a long history with Academy of the Holy…

Students Benefit from Graduates’ Real-World Experience

or teacher Colleen Jones, she puts the emphasis on participatory in her Participatory Government classes. Reading isn’t enough. She wants to expose her students to opportunities and careers in the arenas of law, government, and politics. How do you empower students to see other females thriving in areas where they are typically underrepresented? For Jones, it’s simple.…

Colors of Advent Paint Vivid Portrait of Past and Vision of Future

12/9/2022 Shawn T. Allen, MA When I was in my early twenties attending graduate school in Belgium at the Katholieke Universiteit of Leuven – commonly known here as Louvain, I used to run daily through Leuven’s City-Centre and beyond Leuven’s medieval walls into the surrounding bucolic hills that look down upon the picturesque city. My…

School spirit unlocks hidden potential at local private schools

12/6/2022 – Holy Names’ and CBA’s academic programs provide exceptionally high college acceptance rates. Both schools also offer top-tier athletic and music programs and clubs. As single-sex schools, they provide an environment free of distractions and posturing, allowing students to flourish.

As the teachers, coaches and parents from both institutions will tell you, the real value offered is not simply preparing for college but preparing for life.

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A Life-Changing Decision: Holy Names a Catalyst for Change

12/2/2022 David Perritano Perhaps you’ve seen the video. If so, you already know senior Erin Mash is a goal-oriented soccer player who loves to learn. Erin is not just surviving her high school experience. She is thriving. The road to get Erin to this place of comfort with herself and her surroundings was not a straight…

A Mother’s Message to Prospective Families: Holy Names is Launchpad for Success

11/18/2022 David Perritano When you hear the name Lawler, it’s usually accompanied by phrases like “new record” and “all-time.” Senior Morgan Lawler currently holds every swim record Academy of the Holy Names has to offer, and it’s provided a clear lane ahead to a bright future. But it’s not just in athletics in which Morgan…

Celebrated Traditions a Blessing at Holy Names

11/18/2022 Michele Musto, Former Principal As I prepare for my Thanksgiving celebration next week, I recall Thanksgivings of years past, when I was a child. I remember gathering at my grandparents’ home with approximately fifteen cousins, nine aunts and uncles, and of course my own parents and grandparents. As soon as we entered the home,…

Why teaching liberal arts in high school is so critical

11/17/2022 – “Our tagline, ‘Be You, Be Anything,’ isn’t just marketing speak,” says Martin Kilbridge, Ed.D., the new president of Academy of the Holy Names. “It is a reminder that the purpose of education is to become a more realized person. More engaged, more empathetic, more successful and more community oriented.”

AHN’s 2022 graduating class had a 100 percent acceptance rate to four-year colleges and universities, with students earning merit-based scholarships totaling about $18.4 million. Kilbridge believes the school’s commitment to teaching the liberal arts is the key to this success.

Read the full article in the Albany Business Review