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A total of 17 students from Alverno Heights Academy have earned the designation of AP Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement (AP) exams. Last May, over 80 Alverno Heights Academy students took the AP exams after completing challenging college-level courses in 12 different subjects that […]

A blog by Ms. Denise Tymon, Retired and Beloved Alverno Social Studies Teacher and Curriculum Director Extraordinaire  Preface: During her final week at Alverno Heights Academy, Ms. Denise Tymon wrote the following blog as a favor to Ms. Sara McCarthy ’05, Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management. Despite the fact that she was busily preparing […]

Students in Alverno Heights Academy’s Creative Writing class recently wrote and illustrated children’s stories to share with the first grade students at St. Rita Catholic School in Sierra Madre. As a preparation for their writing, Alverno’s Creative Writing teacher Ms. Jannifer Heiner invited St. Rita’s first grade teacher and Alverno Alumna Ms. Ellen Behrens Hoffman […]

A blog by Ms. Giselle Grams, World Languages Department Chair  Recently, our AP Spanish class embarked on a cooking experience; the preparation of the famous Venezuelan arepas. Brief History It has been said that there is nothing more Venezuelan than the arepa. The origin of the arepas is traced back to the Amerindian indigenous that […]

When Lily Murphy of Broadoaks Children’s School set foot on the Alverno Heights Academy campus for her first day of the Academic Conservatory for Middle School Girls, she certainly had no idea that she had just found her home for the next four years. “I first learned about Alverno through a high school night at […]

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