Dear MHC Academy Family and Friends,

What an amazing month we have had! I can't wait for you to read through our events and achievements for the month of March. More than ever you will see that education here at the Academy encompasses the whole person in the style of the Oratory Model of home, school, church, and playground. 

Know that I will be praying for each and every one of you as we enter more deeply into this Holy Week. May we each be open to all the blessings that God wishes to bestow on us and come back from break rejuvenated by the spirit of Easter. 



MHC Academy's PTG hosted a Spring Fling Tricky Tray at The Brownstone on Thursday, March 6th. There were over 250 baskets filled with prizes like Apple AirPods, ShopRite gift cards, handbags, Caribbean vacations, and more. Thank you to the PTG and all our volunteers and benefactors for such an amazing event!


MHC Academy's Theatre Department proudly presented the Spring Musical - Matilda. Inspired by Roald Dahl's novel, the musical follows the story of an astonishing girl with intelligence and unusual powers. She, along with her classmates and beloved teacher Miss Honey, fight back against the cruel headmistress, Miss Trunchbull. The show was an incredible success. Congratulations to Direct Ms. Annie Challice and all the cast, crew, volunteers, and family members who made it possible!


Surprise! The Arredondo Foundation generously awarded scholarships of $10,000, $25,000, and $50,000 to three of our seniors for their achievements in the math and sciences. There was a special surprise assembly where the students' families were invited as well. Congratulations to Catherine Hart, Grace Rusch, and Isabella Facciolo!


The Regina Mundi Chapter of the National Honor Society held its annual induction ceremony in February. This year, they welcomed 11 juniors as new members. These students were selected because they embodied the four pillars of NHS: scholarship, character, leadership, and service. As Sr. Kelly Schuster, Head of School, noted in her remarks during the ceremony, " ... let your light shine and be an example for others. The light of Christ is within you, and you have begun to let it shine, and for that, we recognize you." 


On March 2nd, our Forensics Team competed at Delbarton in a National Catholic Forensic League qualifying event. MHC Academy took first place in two categories: 1st place for Lillian Kopacz in Dramatic Performance and 1st place for Heather Budez in Oratorical Declamation. They both qualify for nationals taking place in Chicago over Memorial Day weekend.

Other students placing included: Noelle Sanutosuosso (3rd), Keira Fay (4th), and Marcella Gallerani (5th) in Dramatic Performance. Emma Ibarbia (3rd) in Extemp., Nadia Keuhn (6th) in Prose & Poetry, and Megan Ritchie (4th) in Oratorical Declamation. Congratulations, ladies!


Psychology students engaged in a cross-curricular activity with the Biology department, where they dissected a sheep brain. Students gained a deeper understanding and appreciation for the complexity of the brain and made observations about the structure and many functions of brain regions. 

Students also learned about the effects of disease, injury and medication on the brain and, in turn, on the body. This cross-curricular, hands-on activity created a long-lasting impression on the students’ minds and gave them an in-depth look at the brain. Special thanks to Miss Pierre for an engaging class!


Thanks to an alumni benefactor, the Sr. Julia Marzoriti Chapter of Mu Alpha Theta was able to take a field trip to the Museum of Mathematics in NYC. The National Museum of Mathematics, is an award-winning museum that highlights the role of mathematics in illuminating the patterns and structures all around us. The students were grateful for this unique opportunity.


Over 100 young people and adult chaperones from Salesian schools across the United States came together in Stony Point, New York for the Leadership Retreat. During the four days, there was time to share in small groups, listen to witness talks, pray before the Blessed Sacrament and of course have fun meeting new friends! The students who attended the retreat then return to their schools to share what they have learned and experienced on retreat.


Representatives from MHC Academy attended the Bishop's listening session for youth at St. Paul Inside the Walls. Students from the seven high schools in the diocese shared their reflections on the Church and participated in small group discussions and prayer and fellowship. This event was part of the diocese's ongoing participation in the Synod on Synodality.


Special guests Vicky Weekley and Fr. Steve DeMaio stopped by the March Oratory. The theme was St. Patrick's Day! After a time of adoration in the chapel - with the option for confession - the group then moved to the Sacred Heart building for Open Gym and a potluck dinner! What a great way to prepare ourselves for the Easter Triduum!


All are invited for the Spring Concert on Thursday, April 18th featuring musical performances by MHC Academy and Don Bosco Prep Music students. The concert begins at 7:00pm in the gymnasium.


Join us for Bags & Bling Bingo on Friday, April 26th beginning at 5:30 pm. Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door and include 10 rounds of bingo. Click here to purchase tickets!


Spread the word! Our Spring Open House is coming up on Thursday, May 2nd from 6pm - 8pm. Pre-registration is required at

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