Fast Facts about the Academy

 
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We are Wildcats!


St. Aloysius Academy is an independent, Catholic Academy for boys in kindergarten through eighth grade committed to the charism of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary -- love, creative hope and fidelity. The Academy also sponsors Montessori at the Clockhouse for two and one-half to five-year old girls and boys. The Academy has an impressive legacy that reaches back to 1895 teaching boys to lead and serve.

A Catholic Environment

  • Presence of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters
  • Daily religion classes
  • Catholic social justice teaching curriculum   
  • School Chapel
  • Daily prayer in morning assembly
  • Daily recitation of the Angelus together as community
  • Monthly celebration of Mass
  • Student-constructed outdoor Stations of the Cross and Prayer Garden
  • Outdoor praying of the rosary in October, the month of Mary        
  • Live Nativity and Christmas Reflection
  • Weekly Prayer Services in Advent and Lent
  • Live Stations of the Cross presented by seventh graders
  • Meditation on the Stations of the Cross on outdoor, on-campus Stations
  • May crowning
  • Sacramental preparation for Penance in second grade and Holy Communion in third grade
  • Reconciliation offered by the Academy chaplain    

Location

  • 42 acre campus in Bryn Mawr on Philadelphia's Main Line at 401 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue
  • Students come from Philadelphia, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties representing over 19 school districts

Accreditation and Recognition

  • Middle States Association Accreditation
  • National Catholic Education Association Member
  • Nationally recognized School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Bryn Mawr, PA School of the Year   
  • Innovation in Education for Promoting Catholic Identity by Today's Catholic Teacher
  • Don Guanella Award for Service and Commitment to the Boys of Don Guanella
  • National Wildlife Federation designation as a Schoolyard Habitat
  • Feature article in Leadership in Education magazine

Curriculum

  • Small class size
  • Mobile laptop and iPad carts, chromebooks in Middle School   
  • Interactive whiteboards in all classrooms
  • Instructional Technology Lab and Working Technology Lab
  • Interactive table for use by the primary grades    
  • K-5 - Religion, Reading, Writing and Spelling, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Spanish, introduction to Mandarin Chinese, Technology Literacy and Library Science, Music, Art and Physical Education (karate in K-3 in addition to Physical Education)
  • 6-8 - Religion, English Language Arts, Drama, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Latin, Rosetta Stone Online Language Learning Program, Technology Literacy and Library Science, Music, Art and Physical Education

Above and Beyond

  • Music Program - Cadet, Junior and Senior Bands, Marching Band, Jazz Band, piano and instrument lessons, band concerts, piano recitals and the Spring Musical, 3rd and 4th grade Choir and Middle School Choral Group
  • After school clubs - chess, pottery, science, rocket, soccer, basketball, fitness and yearbook and Future Cities for 8th graders. Clubs can vary from year to year
  • Athletic Program - Member of the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) League
    o Cadet Sports Program (grade 4 and grades 3 & 4 for flag football ) soccer, basketball, flag football
    o Junior Varsity and Varsity - soccer, football, basketball, baseball and lacrosse
    o Tennis and Track team
    o Summer basketball, soccer, sports and karate camps
    o Sports clinics for the primary grade students
  • Extended Day Program    


Campus and Facilities

  • 42-acre campus serving as an outdoor classroom for environmental studies
  • Chapel
  • Two computer labs, laptop and iPad carts and chromebooks   
  • Library
  • Middle School Science lab and K-5 Science room
  • Spanish room
  • Art room and Music Center
  • Reading Specialist and Learning Coach rooms
  • Full-size gymnasium and an additional practice gym
  • Two baseball fields, outdoor basketball and tennis courts, football/lacrosse field and soccer field
  • Three playgrounds



     

 
St. Aloysius Academy | 401 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 | Phone: 610-525-1670