Meet the Admissions Office


Sara McCarthyOn behalf of everyone at Alverno Heights Academy, welcome!

I am excited for you as you begin your journey in the secondary school admissions process. The next few months (or years) in this journey will certainly be both challenging and long but I want to reassure you that it will be an exciting time as well! As you begin to explore your various options for high school, you will quickly discover that many of them have wonderful programs, phenomenal teachers, and of course, talented and kind students.

And then there is Alverno Heights Academy!

At Alverno Heights Academy, we have been committed to our mission of empowering each young woman to be exactly the person she wants to be for over 55 years. As students, our young women are intelligent, imaginative, kind, and motivated. Furthermore, when they graduate, they are self-confident, empowered, and compassionate young women with a determination to face whatever the world throws at them—and I should know, I’m one of the them.

As an Alverno Heights Academy Alumna from the Class of 2005, I am incredibly proud to call Alverno not only my employer but also my alma mater. I come to work every day inspired to provide our students with the same opportunities and experiences that Alverno gave to me not so long ago. Every day and in every way possible, Alverno is a place that encourages our students to be who they imagine.

Alverno Heights Academy is known for our inclusive environment that fosters sisterhood, creativity, and empowerment. We want out students to discover their life’s purpose and the value of their own individuality.

I want to help you discover the person you imagine yourself to be—the person you would be without limits—because at Alverno Heights Academy we don’t believe in limits. Call or e-mail with any questions that you might have!

I look forward to meeting you and inspiring you to be who you imagine.


Sara A. McCarthy, M.Ed. ‘05
Director of Enrollment and Student Engagement
Alverno Heights Academy
(626) 355-3463 x. 235

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