Students Answer Your Questions
We asked current students: What's so special about the Academy?
“The Academy has this amazing community of students that will go out of their way to help one another in any endeavor, whether it is academics or athletics or even just adjusting to high school. When you enter the academy, you're not just a part of the student body; you become part of a family.”
“AOSE is a great school with amazing girls and teachers that truly care about their students and want them to succeed. Going to the Academy was one of the best decisions I've ever made and I am so thankful for the education I have received and the friends I have made here!”
“One of my favorite things about the academy is the small size that allows for special attention from teachers and the formation of strong friendships. It is rare to find a school where a teacher knows every student by name, and even the names of students they've never had before.”
“The most special thing about the Academy is that they teach young girls to be confident and have a voice. They teach us that when we graduate not to sit and watch the world go on, but to try and improve it in every way possible.”
Schedule a Panther for a Day Visit
At the end of the application, there is a form to select a visit day. Admission testing and student interviews will be conducted on the day of the visit. Optional parent interviews are also offered on the Panther day.
Parents of applicants must request Official Transcripts and standardized test scores be sent to the Admissions Office as soon as possible.
Students are asked to supply two recommendation forms. These must be filled out by a two academic teachers (Math & English) and mailed to the Admissions Office by the application deadline.
The Academy administered the COOP HSPT test this year. If you did not take the COOP test, please call 973-290-5225 to schedule a time to take the entrance exam.
Tell me about the workload. Is it rigorous?
“The Academy allows us to write our own stories. If you apply yourself and put your heart into your work, the workload can become more challenging. Classmates and teachers are constantly supporting and encouraging you."
“You can build a curriculum that best fits your interests and abilities.”“Teachers here challenge you because they believe in you, and they will alter curriculum to correspond to how a certain class is learning, instead of the cookie cutter lessons at public schools that leave several students behind.”“Having a small school allows students to easily transfer into a different class that will better suit them and their learning style.”