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In person or online, open houses geared to give families the full high school experience

BY EMMALEE ITALIA  Contributing Editor atholic high schools in the Diocese of Trenton have been working diligently to ensure that their annual open houses – whether in person or online – convey a crucial message. “We want parents to see the hard work our students put in to not only their academics, but also their faith,” said Maryanne Bedford, director of admissions for St. Rose High School, Belmar. With groups of people limited for safety reasons during the COVID-19 pandemic, schools are

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making use of smaller, in-person open house tours or streaming technology to show what their Catholic schools have to offer. “Catholic educators continue to persevere even when faced with the challenges of the pandemic. Our primary purpose is to teach students, guided by the Gospel values and Roman Catholic traditions,” said Margaret Kane, principal of St. John Vianney High School, Holmdel. As part of its open house season, the school is holding in-person tours by appointment, limiting the number of tours per day. “Catholic schools have been able to open this fall because we are driven to give students the best learning experience possible in the safest environment,” said Kane, stressing the importance of keeping the student body and visitors healthy. “Students will always come first in Catholic schools.” Holy Cross Preparatory Academy, Delran, decided to hold on-campus open houses, taking the one large annual event and splitting it into three. Families must pre-register for the onehour blocks, with no more than 10 families allowed on campus at a time. “Every family who attends will receive a private tour of campus, led by a student, before having the opportunity to speak with faculty, administration and parents to address any questions they may have,” said David Moffa, assistant principal and director of admissions. “We are also offering private family tours after school hours during the week.” He continued, “While the events are certainly different, the new setup pro-

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vides a more intimate, personalized experience for each family.” Bedford explained that she has been available for daily in-person tours after school at St. Rose, as well as phone and video chats. “We will be opening up more in person events as soon as we can safely have groups of visitors on campus,” she assured. All three schools also have virtual tours planned – pre-recorded as well  “We are as live phone or video calls. “Our Virtual Open Houses prodriven to give gram will begin Oct. 9. We will run several live, and pre-recorded events,” students the Bedford said, noting, “With virtual best learning events, sometimes it is hard to get a real feel for the school community, experience but parents should know that, even though things are different right now, possible.”  we are still helping to guide students on their faith journey.” Moffa said Holy Cross Prep is holding virtual admissions meetings for people who feel more comfortable speaking from home. “Our students are also putting together videos to document their student experience so that eighth-graders may get an idea what a school day is like from the student perspective.” Kelly Meany, SJVHS alumni and public relations coordinator, said the school will have a virtual tour available Oct. 8. “This will be located on our website for those interested in seeing the inside of SJVHS,” she explained. “We will also have more specific videos from different departments available on our website. We are [also] offering parents the opportunity to speak with members of the SJVHS administration via Zoom calls.” Above all, Catholic high school representatives want parents and prospective students to know that the whole person is recognized and educated at their schools. “Our hope is that parents walk away with the understanding that each and every student is valued,” Moffa stressed. “Our community is a tightly-knit family, where students get to know their teachers and classmates on a more individual level. We want to ensure that our students grow not just academically, but also spiritually and socially, so that they are prepared for their future careers and the challenges ahead.” Kane agreed, “Staff who work at our schools choose to be there for the students and their families. I am proud to be part of a Catholic school community as we stand apart from other educational institutions. We stand together to create lifelong learners who are united by faith.” 


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SAINT JOHN VIANNEY HIGH SCHOOL

Virtual Conversations with SJVHS Administration and In-Person Tours are available by appointment

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DIRECTORY PARISH AND DIOCESAN SCHOOLS 1. DONOVAN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL

Co-ed International Baccalaureate World School 711 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ 08753 donovancatholic.org OPEN HOUSE: Oct. 15, 6 p.m. and Oct. 18, 2 p.m. Pre-registration required. CONTACT: Tara Mulligan , 732-349-8801 x 2425, tmulligan@donovancatholic.org

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2. NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL

Dynamic, diverse Catholic community Co-ed / college preparatory 601 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 ndnj.org OPEN HOUSE: Oct. 5, 7 p.m. / Virtual CONTACT: Laura Sarubbi, 609-882-7900 x 130, sarubbi@ndnj.org

3. RED BANK CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL A vibrant Catholic co-educational institution 112 Broad Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701 redbankcatholic.org OPEN HOUSE: Oct. 14, 21, 28; Nov. 4, 18 / Virtual CONTACT: Angelica Rocco, 732-747-5113, roccoa@redbankcatholic.com

4. ST. JOHN VIANNEY HIGH SCHOOL

College prep private high school, motto: “Knowledge Commitment - Involvement” 540A Line Road, Holmdel, NJ 07733 SJVHS.com OPEN HOUSE: Oct. 8 / Virtual tour video. In-person by appointment. CONTACT: Patti Gilmartin, 732-739-0800 x 155, gilmartin@sjvhs.org

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5. ST. ROSE HIGH SCHOOL

Co-ed Catholic high school 607 7th Avenue, Belmar, NJ 07719 srhsnj.com OPEN HOUSE: Begin Oct. 9 / Virtual. Information at srhsnj.com/openhouse CONTACT: Maryanne Bedford, 732-681-2858 x: 709, mbedford@srhsnj.com

6. TRENTON CATHOLIC ACADEMY UPPER SCHOOL

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Co-ed High School providing innovative and relevant curricula rooted in the Catholic faith. 175 Leonard Avenue, Hamilton, NJ 08610 trentoncatholic.org OPEN HOUSE: Oct. 6, 13, 20,27 / Call to schedule an appointment CONTACT: Renee Rogers, 609-586-3705 x 119, rrogers@trentoncatholic.org


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6. INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS

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7. CHRISTIAN BROTHERS ACADEMY

An outstanding Catholic day school for boys on the high school level 850 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738 cbalincroftnj.org OPEN HOUSE: Oct. 6, 8, 13-14, 7 p.m. / Virtual. Pre-registration required. CONTACT: Jennifer Maccarella, 732-747-1959 x 217, admissions@cbalincroftnj.org

8. HOLY CROSS PREPARATORY ACADEMY

The only independent co-ed Catholic preparatory school in Burlington County 5035 Route 130 S., Delran, NJ 08075 hcprep.org OPEN HOUSE: Oct. 3, Oct. 24; Nov. 14 / Times vary. Pre-registration required. CONTACT: David Moffa, 856-461-5400, dmoffa@hcprep.org

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9. MATER DEI PREP

A co-ed independent, faith-based college preparatory high school 538 Church Street, New Monmouth, NJ 07748 materdeiprep.org OPEN HOUSE: Oct. 4, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in-person / Oct. 7, 6-7 p.m. and 7:15-8:15 p.m., virtual CONTACT: admissions@materdeiprep.org

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10. STUART COUNTRY DAY

A Sacred Heart girls independent preschool – grade 12 1200 Stuart Road, Princeton, NJ 08540 stuartschool.org OPEN HOUSE: Oct. 18, 1-3 p.m. / Virtual. In-person by appointment at stuartschool.org/openhouse CONTACT: Joseph Petitto, 609-921-2330 x 4115, jpetitto@stuartschool.org

11. VILLA VICTORIA ACADEMY

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An academic environment that develops girls intellectually and spiritually 376 W. Upper Ferry Road, Ewing, NJ 08628 villavictoria.org OPEN HOUSE: Oct. 17, 1-3 p.m. / Virtual CONTACT: Colleen White, 609-882-1700 x 419, cwhite@villavictoria.org

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 DONOVAN CATHOLIC HIGH

SCHOOL, TOMS RIVER

Donovan Catholic High School’s 2020-2021 school year is underway! Donovan Catholic appointed a Reopening Plan committee and successfully opened our doors to all students on Sept. 11, 2020. A Hybrid Learning Plan was designed so all students are educated five days a week. In addition to the Hybrid Learning Plan, WEdays, which are Wednesday Engagement Days, were designed. WeDays will offer an engagement for our students that will nurture the spiritual, social, emotional and academic well-being of our students. Each grade is assigned a designated Wednesday for retreats, community building and Mass as they gather with their classmates. Donovan Catholic will accommodate students that do not wish to attend in person with a virtual option. The Donovan Catholic Community Pledge has evolved as we navigate COVID 19 and continue our academic journey. All faculty, staff and students have committed to the pledge that instills: BE DONOVAN

COMMITTED • BE DONOVAN CONNECTED • BE DONOVAN CATHOLIC The Donovan Catholic Community Pledge is displayed throughout the building and in each classroom. Donovan Catholic Fall Virtual Open House is Thursday, Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. The presentation for Open House will include our administration, curriculum coordinators, student services, athletic director and students. The presentation will provide all the information regarding the 2020-2021 school year. To register, go to donovancatholic.org and choose your session. A Zoom link will be emailed to you prior to the event. For additional information, email admissions@donovancatholic.org. The Class of 2019 was an historic year for our graduates. Donovan Catholic students were awarded over $25 million in academic scholarships to attend college, and 63 percent of Donovan seniors received at least one merit scholarship that exceeded the cost of their tuition at Donovan Catholic High School. Donovan Catholic offers AP, Honor classes and the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. Donovan offers clubs, sports, a performing arts program and

many activities for you to get involved in. All students find a home at Donovan Catholic. Donovan Catholic … It Makes a Difference.

 NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL,

LAWRENCEVILLE

In our first weeks of school, the Notre Dame administration, faculty and staff have communicated to our students the vital importance of a “Culture of Health and Safety” on our campus. They explained the four pillars of keeping Notre Dame open in a hybrid model will require: wearing masks, hand washing, social distancing, and the daily use of the pre-screening form. Students have taken a “Keep our Community Safe Pledge,” sharing in the responsibility that we all have to keep the Notre Dame Community safe. Students have become acclimated to the physical safety protocols established for their protection including: socially distanced classrooms; plexiglass barriers in the student center, library and gym; signage throughout the building indicating one-way hallways and proper social distancing, as well as technology that will amplify their experience in the classroom and at home via livestream. Most importantly, we have addressed the topic of social and emotional learning with our students. As we all navigate these challenging times together, we cannot emphasize enough the importance of taking care of our mental and spiritual well-being. As our president, Mr. Jennings, and principal, Mrs. Barlow, have said many times, “Our number one goal is to ensure the health and well-being of every member of the Notre Dame family.” The faculty, staff and students are happy to be able to be together again. The smiles behind the masks are proof!

 RED BANK CATHOLIC HIGH

SCHOOL, RED BANK

Red Bank Catholic is a vibrant, beloved, Catholic co-educational institution with a storied history, an extraordinary spirit and a record of achievement in the classroom, on the athletic fields, onstage and beyond. RBC was founded in 1927 in the heart of the city of Red Bank.

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With 166 courses offered, including 17 AP, 39 honors, 12 dual-enrollment college-level courses and capstone project opportunities, each student’s schedule is tailored around their individual strengths and interests, and 100 percent of our graduating senior class continues on to higher education post-graduation. The vast array of extracurricular opportunities offered at RBC includes our 28 competitive varsity sports, our award-winning performing arts programs, over 60 clubs and activities, and our semester-long internship program, which 42 seniors participated in during the 2018-2019 academic year.

Red Bank Catholic’s 710 students come from over 50 towns and 70 schools. They are young men and women of competence, compassion, commitment and curiosity, and together with over 14,000 alumni, they make up the “Casey Family.” Find out why your student belongs here by visiting the campus at an upcoming Admissions event! To submit an application for admission, or to schedule a visit to Red Bank Catholic, visit: www.redbankcatholic. org/admissions.

 ST. JOHN VIANNEY HIGH

SCHOOL, HOLMDEL

St. John Vianney High School focuses on educating the student’s mind, body and spirit. The academic programs offered include dual enrollment courses for grades nine through 12. Dual enrollment courses are offered in business, social studies, science, English, theology, art and physical education. These courses are taught on our campus by our faculty members who are adjunct professors for the participating colleges.  SJVHS has an extensive list of Advanced Placement courses taught yearlong under our block schedule, and we offer college preparation and honors Continued on 40


HOLY CROSS

Visit us on Tuesdays during the month of October!

PREPARATORY ACADEMY www.hcprep.org

TRENTON CATHOLIC ACADEMY

Open House Dates

Three educational opportunities. One school.Â

Sat. October 3rd Sat. October 24th Sat. November 14th *must register in advance online

TRADITIONAL

BLENDED

ONLINE

College Credit Program (60+)

Visit us online for more information www.trentoncatholic.org

Robust Alumni Network Innovative Curriculum

To schedule an appointment for a tour this October, call (609) 586-3705 ext. 119 (Upper School) or (609) 586-5888 ext. 141 HAMILTON (Lower School).

856-461-5400 admissions@hcprep.org 5035 Rt. 130, Delran, NJ 08075

WE GIVE YOU THE SPACE TO

SPREAD YOUR WINGS

Save the Date for our Fall Open Houses In-Person Open House Sunday, October 4 th 9:00am-4:00pm

20 minute private tours

Virtual Open House Wednesday, October 7 th

6:00pm-7:00pm and 7:15pm-8:15pm Zoom Panel Sessions

Visit our Virtual Admissions website page for up-to-date information and the forms to register for a Fall Open House.

Class of 2025 and transfer students can register now on our website for the Fall Open Houses! Mater Dei Prep has a rolling admissions process, anyone still interested in enrolling in the Class of 2024 or transferring can apply online now!

At a Glance: Our freshmen students will aend in-person instruction four days a week with one day of enhanced live remote learning. The upperclassmen will follow a hybrid-plus schedule with both in-person instruction and enhanced live remote learning.

∙ Live teaching delivered in-person and remotely every period 5 days per week ∙ Catholic faith-based learning environment ∙ Nurturing and accessible teachers

538 Church Street, Middletown, NJ 07748 | 732.671.9100

admissions@materdeiprep.org | www.materdeiprep.org

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courses in all subject areas. SJVHS has the Advanced Placement Academy and the Early College Academy. We have a fully certified guidance staff as well as two academic advisers to assist students with the academic journey. St. John Vianney has more than 35 clubs and activities that meet during the lunch period and more than 30 sports programs. The majority of our athletic games are played on campus with parking for students and visitors. We have a newly renovated theater and a growing television studio, which wirelessly transmits morning announcements to all classrooms. All of our classrooms have been updated to interactive conference rooms; this allows students to be part of the class when they are not in the classroom. Students at SJVHS are dedicated to serving the community. Our National Honor Society, Catholic Athletes for Christ, Heroes and Cool Kids members, and Athletic Leadership Council are active participants in the surrounding community, often working in soup kitchens, collecting donations and serving the poor. Our senior Christian Service program allows students to serve others. The students and faculty at SJVHS are always striving to live the Gospel values and promote Catholic identity in the community.

 ST. ROSE HIGH SCHOOL, BELMAR

People love St. Rose because we are more than just a school – we’re a vibrant community of students, teachers, administrators, parents and friends, with shared beliefs and values, working toward a common goal. At SRHS, we appreciate each other and respect the qualities that make us all unique. From the day a student enters as a freshman, they are known, valued and challenged to be their best. We are St. Rose! The Campus Ministry department seeks to bridge the gap between class and Mass by providing opportunities for students to encounter God in personal and profound ways. The Campus Ministry department offers a variety of clubs, groups and programs to engage the students in dialogue about the Catholic Church and its teachings.    At St. Rose High School, our community of expert teachers and caring adults provide each student with an unparalleled educational experience. Students are known. Surrounded by peers with the same aspirations, students feel safe to take risks, own their learning and aim for their

personal best. With the new rotating drop schedule, the sky is the limit! Students have elective options starting freshman year, and can build on their experience through all four years. From Project Lead the Way Engineering, to AP, to Project Acceleration for credit courses with Seton Hall University, you can discover your passion through your academics. In 2020, two seniors, Brendan Dwyer and Elena Valiaveedan, were honored by being named National Merit Commended Scholars. These students joined a group of 50,000 students across the United States who scored highest of the over 1.5 million students who took the 2019 PSAT. Sports and clubs play an integral part in the educational program at St. Rose. Under the direction of its dedicated coaching staff, athletes are taught a formula that can be applied to real-life situations: they learn to plan, prepare, perform, evaluate, and give full effort in everything they do. One hundred percent of our students participate in clubs each year, and over 80 percent participate in a sport, and we offer at least one non-cut sport each season. At St. Rose High School, there truly is something for everyone. 

 TRENTON CATHOLIC ACADEMY,

HAMILTON

At Trenton Catholic Academy, our students receive an education that meets the diverse needs of the 21st century learner, and we are proud to announce our partnership with Catholic Virtual for the 2020-2021 school year. This year, in addition to our traditional classroom instruction, students in grades six through 12 have the opportunity to pursue online learning exclusively through Catholic Virtual. We have selected Catholic Virtual from among the many different virtual learning platforms as it is consistent with the mission and vision of Trenton Catholic Academy and provides an innovative and relevant curriculum rooted in the Catholic faith. Blended learning opportunities are also available for students in the Upper School. Now more than ever, we know the way our students learn has changed. We also know students learn best when they are supported and encouraged throughout the process. Online learning will provide both the flexibility and individualization that is vital

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for student development during these uncertain times. Through participation in online courses, our students will also gain invaluable 21st century learning and life skills to prepare them to be lifelong learners. We invite prospective families to come and see why “It’s a Great Day to be an Iron Mike!”

 CHRISTIAN BROTHERS

ACADEMY, LINCROFT

Christian Brothers Academy has built a reputation rooted in excellence, basing our educational philosophy on the Lasallian tradition. We focus on developing every aspect of our students through unique activities both in and out the classroom. Our faculty is committed to a rigorous academic curriculum, while helping each student reach his full potential. The principles of faith and service remain ever-present in our community, always giving our students a chance to help those who are less fortunate. Over the past five years, each graduating class has averaged over 100 hours of service per student, which greatly exceeds the 50 hours required for graduation. Meanwhile, our championship-winning athletics and dynamic extracurricular activities allow for our students to foster an unparalleled brotherhood during their time at the Academy. For over 60 years, CBA has developed young men of faith, character and action who are prepared to serve the Church, world and society as leaders and innovators.

 HOLY CROSS PREPARATORY

ACADEMY, DELRAN

Holy Cross Preparatory Academy offers a truly unique college preparatory experience. Our collegiate-style block schedule ensures students feel comfortable when they step into their first college classes. Courses are single-semester, utilizing extended periods and an accelerated curriculum to mirror what students will experience at the collegiate level. Each student is provided a laptop, allowing them access to class material online to enhance the learning process. Through partnerships with Rowan College of Burlington County and Seton Hall University, South Orange, HCPA offers dual-credit courses totaling up to Continued on 42


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Visit www.pvihs.org for our new immersive experience!

Tours at 2:30 Available most school days. Please contact jregina@pvihs.org for details. Open House Wednesday, November 4, 2020. Visit www.pvihs.org for updates. Applications accepted on a rolling basis after October 1st. Please visit www.pvihs.org to apply For more information please contact: Mrs. Kathleen Stewart, (856) 858-4900 ext. 336, kstewart@pvihs.org

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46 college credits. Our Guidance Office utilizes Naviance to help students through the college application process, and provides students the opportunity to meet with college admissions counselors during the school day via our annual College Fair and regular visits from universities.

Outside of core course offerings, students can take a variety of specialized classes including engineering (STREAM), forensic science, graphic design, and accounting. Visual and performing arts allow students to explore their talents in our studio, inside the dark room or on the stage. The proud athletic history at Holy Cross is visible in the numerous sectional and state titles lining the walls of our gymnasium. No matter what sport you play, Lancer Nation always shows up to support our teams. The HCPA community ensures that positive values and our shared faith are integrated throughout all activities. Teams and clubs regularly participate in group service projects, Masses or prayer services to bring our faith to light in every aspect of the HCPA community.

provides in-house instructional accommodations and strategies to ensure each student’s academic success is nurtured and met. In addition, this program comprises a variety of educational support programs for all students, including a writing center, math center, study skills center, and a peer tutoring program for underclassmen. Mater Dei Prep offers a large variety of college-level courses through the Mater Dei Prep College Advantage Program. The program gives students the opportunity to earn college credit through our partnerships with Rutgers University, Seton Hall University and Brookdale Community College. Prospective families are invited to attend Mater Dei Prep’s Fall Open Houses! The in-person open house will be Oct. 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with 20 minute private tours led by Seraph student ambassadors. Virtual open houses will be Oct. 7, 6-7 p.m. and 7:15-8:15 p.m. via Zoom panel sessions. For more information or to register for an open house, visit materdeiprep.org or email admissions@materdeiprep.org.

 STUART COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL

OF THE SACRED HEART, PRINCETON

 MATER DEI PREP, MIDDLETOWN

Mater Dei Prep is a private, Catholic high school located on an expansive 32-acre campus in Middletown. For over 50 years, Mater Dei Prep has attracted talented students who recognize the unique learning opportunities the school provides. Mater Dei Prep’s relatively small size – coupled with its myriad and varied opportunities for academic, physical and spiritual growth – means all students have the opportunity to pursue their own interests and dreams. Individuality is encouraged and supported by an engaged and interested staff. Mater Dei Prep continues to recognize the learning needs of all students including those with unique learning abilities. The Center for Achievement

For over 200 years, Sacred Heart education has been educating women through challenging times, and as the stewards of this tradition, Stuart is committed to developing the confident and courageous leaders the world needs now more than ever. With this tradition as our guide, Stuart confidently opened their doors this fall five days a week with the option for families to attend school in person, remotely or with a hybrid model. We accomplished this through:   Safety. Our facilities, our values, our community ensured that our students had a safe environment to become all she can be.   Resources. With our expert faculty who know girls well, extensive investments in technology over the past 10 years, and facility upgrades to ensure and verify the school’s air quality, we made a commitment to deliver the Stuart experience for each child. We have what it takes to get it right. And we have not missed a beat – just ask our parents and students. Commitment. We opened in the fall with fantastic programming, unparalleled teachers and a great deal of fun and excitement – educating the next generation

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of women leaders no matter what the shape of the pandemic recovery is.   We invite families to learn more about the allgirls’ advantage at a Discovery Day. Register at www. stuartschool.org/openhouse. We are now offering Saturday and evening tours. Contact the Director of Admissions Joe Petitto at 609-921-2330. 

 VILLA VICTORIA ACADEMY,

EWING

Villa Victoria Academy, established in 1933, is one of the oldest, allgirls Catholic schools in New Jersey. The mission of Villa is to respect the inherent dignity of each individual, to educate the whole person and to empower young women to reach their full potential and influence the world in a truly Christian manner. Villa is owned and operated by the Religious Teachers Filippini. Faculty and staff include laymen and women and our religious sisters. Within the past three years, Villa has added all new wiring for improved WiFi throughout our building, a state-of-the-art dance studio, and a strength, training and conditioning room. Located on a beautiful 44-acre campus on the Delaware River, Villa Victoria Academy draws students from New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Villa Victoria Academy offers a middle school (grades 6-8) and high school (grades 9-12). Financial aid is available to all students, and scholarships are available to those girls entering ninth grade. Villa offers small classes and individualized attention to all students. For Fall 2020, Villa is in-person four full days and remote one full day each week for all students and faculty. Villa has a traditional schedule of eight class periods per day. Villa’s Virtual Open House for prospective students and their families will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 17. Registration is required. Registration is available on our website at https://villavictoria.org/admissions/ open-house/.  For information on Virtual Parent Information Sessions, the application process and timeline, and the Scholarship Exam for incoming high school students, call the Admissions Office at 609-882-1700 ext. 2 or  email Villa’s director of admissions, Mrs. White at cwhite@villavictoria.org. With its small classes and individualized attention, Villa Victoria Academy instills character and confidence in its girls, so that each has the ability to achieve success. Visit www.villavictoria.org for more information.


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CHERRY HILL, NJ

INSPIRED BY MERCY. EMPOWERED BY LEARNING. ENERGIZED IN SPIRIT.

OPEN HOUSE EVENTS October 8, 13 & 22 @ 6:30 & 7 PM October 16 Arts Open House @ 6:30 PM

SCHOLARSHIP & HIGH SCHOOL PLACEMENT TEST October 31 at 9AM (Check In 8:30 AM) *Pre-Registration Required for events & test

TUESDAY TOURS

offered by appointment

CLASS OF 2025 APPLICATION now open!

www.camdencatholic.org/admissions

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