Program Details

Standard, Honors, Advanced Placement, ESL
Baltic, United States
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
High School
Academic Year, Rolling Starts

Program Overview

Program Description:
The Academy of the Holy Family (AHF), a Catholic college prep school for young women, was founded in 1874. We are located in the New England countryside approximately two hours away from Boston and three hours from New York City. The Academy has educated young women from the United States and abroad. A tight-knit school community, AHF offers its students the opportunity to express their faith and learn in a comfortable atmosphere. Classes are small, enabling students to receive individual attention. Courses offered include college prep, honors and some advanced placement classes. Our international students have English as a Second Language (ESL) and English for ESL classes. The faculty consists of both religious and lay persons. At the Academy we strive to "Pursue knowledge; embrace the truths of Christ; respond to the needs of others." Our young women are confident, active in the community and graduate from AHF, ready to attend various colleges and universities. We often hear from our alumnae and realize the impact the Academy has made on them- successful careers, yes, as well as bringing a sense of family to wherever their path in life has taken them.

Standard, Honors, Advanced Placement, ESL

Students attending the Academy of the Holy Family understand the importance of having a serious attitude toward their academic studies in order to attain their full intellectual development. Critical thinking skills are emphasized. Study skills such as note-taking, memorization, and listening skills are considered as essential to success here at AHF. Homework, classroom participation and discussion, research papers, projects and test taking contribute to the final grade in each course. And yet, the academic piece to the Academy puzzle is so much more. It includes an atmosphere of shared learning between teachers and students, engaging discussions, being informed to become formed – becoming individuals that are capable of taking their place in society as responsible citizens. Ownership of the curriculum is evident in our student-based approach. As much as possible, students are encouraged to apply the course content to real life situations. In the past few years 100% of our graduating seniors have been accepted to various colleges and universitites.
Setting Description:
Located in the countryside between Boston and New York City the Academy of the Holy Family is found to be in a rural area; we do not have a traffic light! The Shetucket River runs through Baltic. On weekends the girls go on Saturday trips throughout New England; by doing so they are exposed to cities, special events, suburbs, etc.
Due to the state of economics there have been reductions so that those who want to board at our school will be able to. Also, this is in accordance to our mission to serve the poor as much as possible. Day Students 2014 2015 $7600 $7900 Boarding Students 2014 2015 $23000 $24000 International Tuition 2013 2014 2015 $25000 $26000 $27000 The above fees do not include uniform costs or personal spending funds.

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