St. Aloysius Academy is the best thing we ever did for our son.
“St. Aloysius Academy is the best thing we ever did for our son. The small class size together with its values, standards, ethics, extracurricular programs and excellent academics gave us the best grade and middle school experience any parent could have wished for their child.”
Michael Drauschak, father of Matthew, Class of 2015
We were so impressed by how well the boys were prepared and coordinated.
“Just a quick note to thank you all for a truly wonderful First Communion day. We were so impressed by how well the boys were prepared and coordinated. It was truly a special moment for the families and for the boys who got to receive Holy Communion with their classmates.”
Antonella and Alex Aloi, parents of Luca, Class of 2021
There is such a wonderful family atmosphere at St. Aloysius Academy.
“My husband and I were just blown away by how kind, enthusiastic and dynamic all of the middle school faculty is. There is such a wonderful family atmosphere at St. Aloysius Academy. We really do feel so at home and so blessed to have Liam with you. He absolutely loves school! He is making great friends and feeling challenged academically in ways he never has before.”
Joanne Dodds, parent of Liam, Class of 2017
St. Aloysius Academy is also the environment where I developed my spiritual identity.
“In these halls, I developed the confidence in myself, communication skills, and study habits that I would utilize in high school at Devon Prep, college at LaSalle University, medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and currently in my treatment of patients as a Family Medicine physician. In addition to being an incubator for personal development, I feel that St. Aloysius Academy is also the environment where I developed my spiritual identity.
Luckily, my ties to St. Aloysius Academy did not stop after 8th grade. Both of my younger brothers are alumni as well and I returned to coach basketball here during my high school years. In addition, I was actually married by one of my fellow graduates from the Class of 2001, Father John Stokely. This highlights an important fact; I encourage all of you to keep your own connections with St. Aloysius Academy and with the friends that you make here, as these are relationships that can last a lifetime.”
Joe Quintilliani, Class of 2001, addressing the Father-Son Communion Breakfast, February 2016
St. Aloysius Academy graduates have been Student Government presidents, team captains, community service leaders and passionate students.
“Archmere Academy enthusiastically welcomes the St. Aloysius Academy boys annually. Their preparation, enthusiasm and spirit add to the Archmere every year. In the past few years, the St. Aloysius Academy graduates have been Student Government presidents, team captains, community service leaders and passionate students.”
John Jordan, Principal, Archmere Academy
I believe Keenan’s world would not be what it is today without St. Aloysius Academy…
“Sister, Thank you as always for your insights, leadership and guidance. I believe Keenan’s world would not be what it is today without St. Aloysius Academy and the amazing support he gets every day to be the best versions of him that he can be.”
Dan and Erin Schneider, parents of Keenan, Class of 2018
Faculty and staff members are dedicated to giving these young men every educational and spiritual advantage.
“The boys of Saint Aloysius Academy were candid and forthcoming in their interviews and left no doubt in anyone’s mind as to how much they treasure their school, their teachers, and the camaraderie they share with each other. The team witnessed older boys voluntarily helping younger boys during the school day. Faculty and staff members are dedicated to giving these young men every educational and spiritual advantage. Parents spoke of the self-discipline and leadership qualities instilled in the boys at the Academy.”
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Visiting Team Report, May 2012
I know that Jack is the best student and the best person he can be and that is because of the teaching, support and love he received at St. Aloysius Academy.
“With all of the excitement and commotion surrounding the end of the year and graduation, Ellen and I felt like we did not get the chance to properly thank you for everything you and Sister Judith, and all of the teachers at St. Aloysius Academy did for Jack. As I sit here, I am not sure I can find the words that sufficiently capture the impact you and St. Aloysius Academy have had in the development and growth of Jack as a student and as a person. Sometimes, it is best to just look at the result. I know that Jack is the best student and the best person he can be and that is because of the teaching and the support and the love he received at St. Aloysius Academy. I know that Jack is an incredibly happy young man, and that is because you and the St. Aloysius Academy family instilled in him a great sense of confidence, purpose, kindness and humility. As parents, we feel like St. Aloysius Academy was the greatest gift we could ever have given our child, and I don’t know what else to say other than thank you.
To prove this point, one quick story. This morning I was dropping off some forms at Jack’s high school for an end of summer trip that all incoming freshman have to attend. There was a ninth-grade teacher in the office and she started asking about Jack. She asked where he went to school and when I said Saint Aloysius Academy she grabbed my arm and with complete sincerity said, ‘Saint Aloysius Academy kids are my favorite kids.’ She then said, ‘They all come here completely ready for ninth grade, but more importantly, they are the nicest and most respectful kids you will find anywhere.’ She finished by saying, ‘I don’t know what they do there, but they should bottle it.’ I simply responded, ‘I know exactly what they do there’, and then stealing a line from my old friend Coach Irvine, I said, ‘It really is a little slice of Heaven.’ Thank you for letting Jack grow up in that ‘little slice of Heaven’. Thank you for everything.”
Bill and Ellen Fitzpatrick, parents of Jack, Class of 2016
I can never thank you enough for all you do and the blessing of the commitment and presence of ALL the Sisters and teachers.
“I love St. Aloysius Academy. I spoke with two moms who said that St. Aloysius Academy changed their son’s life direction! That is a true testament to God’s blessings at St. Aloysius Academy. I can never thank you enough for all you do and the blessing of the commitment and presence of ALL the Sisters and teachers. From the bottom of my heart.”
Jen Sulkowski, mother of John, Class of 2017
The IHM sisters . . . work hard and expect our sons to work hard. They are compassionate, persevering, caring, articulate and relaxed.
“It’s hard to quantify why I believe in St. Aloysius Academy. The IHM sisters . . . work hard and expect our sons to work hard. They are compassionate, persevering, caring, articulate and relaxed. When hard work is over they like to play hard. It’s not uncommon to see the Sisters flipping burgers at Homecoming or toasting a glass of wine at a party. The world would be a better place if it were administered by Jesuits and IHMs. St. Aloysius Academy is boys’ club. They will ‘boy up’ your son.”
Joe Greenwald, father of Joe and Ben, Class of 2011 and 2017
St Aloysius Academy offers boys the opportunities to have it all. They are scholars, athletes, artists, singers, dancers, and musicians.
“My son Luke’s school career began at 15 months of age on the Villa Maria playground as a recess volunteer. When I announced to Luke that it was time for him to attend school this small boy shy of 3 looked at me in shock and disbelief and said, ‘School!? School is for girls’.
As a teacher myself, I felt there was a great deal of truth to Luke’s opinion in school. A traditional school program is a language based program where the teacher leads the instruction. Brain research proves that boys and girls learn differently. They are both capable of learning the same material but how it is presented needs to be different. We know that the male brain goes into rest mode faster than the female brain, and as a result, boys perform better when they are moving. At St. Aloysius Academy, I have found that my son is an active participant in his learning. He has opportunities to make choices in what he is learning, as well as a hands-on approach to what he is learning.
St Aloysius Academy offers boys the opportunities to have it all. They are scholars, athletes, artists, singers, dancers, and musicians. The small class size and nurturing environment allows the boys to take risks and be all they can be. Through leadership and service the boys learn more about themselves. They learn to be compassionate and humble. When I think about what I like best about this school it is the spirit. It is contagious!”
Mary Beth Guenthner, mother of Luke, Class of 2018
Every aspect of a child’s development is nurtured in this school.
“Every aspect of a child’s development is nurtured in this school. My sons are learning in such a well-balanced environment: art, language, gym, karate and music. You will not find a better music program at the grammar school level. What is really unique is that so many of the boys are involved in the music program, making it the ‘norm’.”
Kristin Sims, mother of Peter, Class of 2017, Kieran, Class of 2018 and Ryan, Class of 2021
We couldn’t have dreamed of a better place for our kids to spend their young days!
“From the classes, to the teachers, to the coaches, to the front office, to the parents, we have been so grateful for the opportunity to have our boys enriched each and every day due to the incredible commitment and love at St. Aloysius Academy. We couldn’t have dreamed of a better place for our kids to spend their young days!!!”
Andy McCool, parent of Max, Class of 2014, and Rayce, Class of 2017
…they teach you to be a gentleman.
“Another thing about St. Aloysius is that they teach you to be a gentleman.”
Keenan Schneider, Class of 2019
To me, the word Magis means to be strong when others are weak.
“To me, the word Magis means to be strong when others are weak. It means to stand up for what is right, even if you are standing alone. It means to live greater.”
Joe Koslosky, Class of 2018