At A Glance

  • Year Established: 1879
  • Location: Demarest, NJ
  • Type of School: All Girls, Private Day School
  • Campus Size: 24 Acres
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  • Grades: 9-12
  • High School Population: 578
  • Chinese Students Population: 29
  • Average Class Size: 19
  • Teacher to Student Ratio: 1:12
  • AP Classes: 17
  • Average SAT Score: 1828
  • College Matriculation: 100%
  • ESL Program: Yes
  • Admission Requirments: TOEFL + Interview


The Academy of the Holy Angels is an independent college preparatory school for young women. Established by the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1879, Holy Angels is the oldest private school in Bergen County. The Academy is located on a 24-acre campus in Demarest, NJ. Known originally as Holy Angels Collegiate Institute, the Academy attracts students from over 125 cities and towns in NJ and NY. Demarest is an upper middle class community of about 5,000 people located just ten miles from New York City. Holy Angels accepts students from many different communities, ethnic backgrounds and religious affiliations. 


Graduation Requirements

English 4, Fine & Performing Arts, Health, Mathematics, Physical Education, Religious Studies, Science, Social Studies, Technology, World Language, Community Service, Electives

Honors Courses

English, World History, U.S. History, Algebra, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Anatomy, Organic Chemistry, French, Latin, Italian, Spanish, Humanities, Studio Art

AP Courses

English, US History, Art History, Studio Art, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Latin, Spanish, French, Government & Politics, Calculus, and Statistics

Sports and Athletics

Cross Country, Gymnastics, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball, Bowling, Fencing, Indoor Track, Golf, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Softball, Cheer


Debate, Mock Trial, Model UN, Asian Cultral Society, Black & Hispanic Cultural Association, French Club, Italian Club, Middle Eastern Club, Gaelic Club, Spanish Club, Korean Club, National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta (Math Society), Thespian Honor Society (Performing Arts), Tri-M Honor Society (Music), La Societa Onoraria Italica (Italian Language), Societas Latina Honoris (Latin Language), Societe Honoraire de Francais (French Language), Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica (Spanish Language), National Science Honor Society, National Social Studies Honor Society – Rho Kappa, NBEA – National Business Honor Society, Angels for Animals, Angels over Africa, Equality Now, GO Green, Habitat for Humanity, Hondurus Club, Just Angels, JOY (Joining Old & Young), Operation Smile, Outreach, STARS, Student Athletic Association, Advisory Council, Angel Ambassadors, Big/Little Sister, Dean's Council, Eucharistic Ministers, Liturgical Ministers, Music Makers, Retreat Leadership Teams, Student Council, Blueprint (literary magazine), AHA Voice (newspaper), Echoes (yearbook), AHA Dance Team, Art Club, AHAnime, Angels For Life, Book Club, Chess, Chorus, Orchestra, CSI Angels (Forensics), Drama Club, Drawing from Model, Embriodery, E-portfolio, Equestrian, Evolution of Sci- Fi, Jazz Band, Handbell, History Society, Instrumental Ensemble, Jeweled Angels, Knitwits, Math Club, MEDS, Photography, Quidditch, SADD, Space Angels, Stress Busters, Walking for Fitness, Watercolor Painting,Writers' Club (These clubs may be subject to change based on annual participation) 

Where Our Graduates Go

Harvard University, MIT, Boston College, Brown University, Carnegie Mellon University, Stanford University, Purdue University, University of Minnesota, University of Southern California, Michigan State University, Tufts University, UCLA, Columbia University, Cornell University, Duke University, Drexel University, New York University, Princeton University, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, University of Wisconsin, Penn State University, Rhode Island School of Design, Fashion Institute of Technology, Maryland Institute College of Art, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and more.