MAA Sixth Grader Publishes a Collection of Poetry

For MAA sixth-grader, Olivia, writing poetry has always been a passion. It started as a hobby, something to do after school and a good way to express emotions. She would sit down, write what came to mind, and slip her poems in a folder. As the folder began to swell, Olivia realized something, “I have…

MAA Celebrates Faculty and Staff

Last week was National Teacher Appreciation Week, but at MAA, we are taking the entire month of May to celebrate our wonderful faculty and staff. On Friday, our Home and School Association served a thank you lunch for our faculty and staff, with delicious food and beautiful decorations. A big thank you to Home and…

MAA 6th Grade Science Fair is a Success!

There are certainly many budding scientists at MAA, and their work was on display last Thursday for MAA’s 6th grade Science Fair. Students designed and performed their own, unique science experiments following the scientific method. Their projects ranged from testing the difference between cleats and sneakers and how light changes a picture, to concussions in…

MAA’s Inaugural STEM Fun Fair Was a Hit!

This year, Mount Alvernia Academy held its first STEM Fun Fair. The new format proved to be a dynamic, cooperative learning experience for MAA’s fourth and fifth grade as well as a fun event for the younger students who came to listen to the presentations. Many of the activities for the STEM Fun Fair were…

Celebrating the Life of Mrs. Pamela Quinn

Today, our community celebrated the life of our beloved art teacher, Mrs. Pamela Quinn, who passed away earlier this year. New friends and old gathered for a celebration of life to remember her love for teaching and how she generously shared her gifts with others. Mrs. Quinn was truly a remarkable teacher. The MAA community…

Christmas Concert Brings Joy and Love!

We had yet another wonderful Christmas Concert yesterday! Families, faculty, and staff gathered to watch our children perform the nativity story and sing some beautiful Christmas songs. This event would not have been possible without our dedicated volunteers and talented faculty who have been working tirelessly for over two months to prepare our students for…

MAA Christmas Festival and Breakfast with Santa a Big Successes!

What fun! MAA kicked off the Christmas season this weekend with our annual Christmas Festival and Breakfast with Santa. Students, faculty, staff, and families gathered in the Dorothy McCormick Gymnasium on Friday for a fantastic afternoon of games, raffles, and fun. Students could choose from a myriad of activities staffed by MAA parents. It was…

Supporting Your Child’s Emotional Well-Being

By Jennifer Dirga (MAA School Counselor) What is emotional well being and how do you nurture social and emotional competencies with your child? The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning defines social and emotional learning as, “the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to…

Why I Give: Partners in Education

By Katherine Conway Our family’s connection to Mount Alvernia Academy (MAA) began in 1993 when I entered Fourth Grade. Of all my school years, my time spent at MAA was by far my favorite. I have so many wonderful memories of my time as a student here. The sense of community was unparalleled as was…

MAA Parent & Patriots QB Mr. Brian Hoyer Visits Campus

Mount Alvernia Academy students were treated to an inspiring talk yesterday morning by MAA parent and Patriots quarterback, Mr. Brian Hoyer. Amid a sea of red, white, and blue Patriots gear, Mr. Hoyer spoke to our students about what it is like to be an NFL player and the value of hard work. A product…