Living Our Mission

 

 

Upper School Mission and vision Statement

Mission Statement
Alverno Heights Academy, Upper School is a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for young women dedicated to preparing them to function in a society as informed, knowledgeable persons, who have the requisite skills to make and implement mature decisions about complex problems in a global society

Vision Statement
To empower each young woman to be exactly the person she wants to be.

LOWER SCHOOL MISSION and vision STATEMENT

Mission Statement
Alverno Heights Academy, Lower School is a Catholic, independent school for girls and boys in grades TK-8 dedicated to preparing our students to function in a society as informed, knowledgeable persons, who have the requisite skills to make and implement mature decisions about complex problems in a global society.

Vision Statement
Your Place to Shine!

Mission-driven activities including both schools:

  • Wednesday morning prayer services: Led by a Catholic Deacon whose granddaughter attends the Lower School and whose daughters graduated from the Upper School.  
  • Blessing of the Animals 
  • Junior Jag Read: Upper School art students judged the Lower School bookmark contest and both upper and lower school families attended the book night at our local bookstore, Vromans. 
  • Halloween Haunt: Lower School Book-Or-Treat and scary drive through by the Upper School. 
  • Santa’s Villa: A Christmas light show featuring decorated trees by both Upper and Lower Schools, living Nativity scene, auctions, and drive-through donations for Christmas Drive.  
  • Adopt-A-Family Drive: Collected donations from both Lower and Upper School families for Christmas gifts for families in need. 
  • Black History Month: Civil Rights Activist Donzaleigh Abernathy spoke to middle and upper school students during Black History month about her godfather, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and her father, Reverend Abernathy. 
  • Gala: Hosted parents from both schools for our first virtual Gala. 
  • Community Time Cabaret: 8th grade girls invited to participate in the Upper School’s virtual performance. 
  • High School Acceptance Day: Hosted a lunch for both boys and girls in 8th grade to celebrate high school acceptances. 
  • Convention: Middle School girls were invited to watch the Upper School’s Convention Whistlestop.
  • Senior Farewell: The TK and Kindergarten students sang for the Class of 2021. 
  • Campus Ministry: Supported Lower School with masses, retreats and graduation.
  • Summer Conservatory for Boys and Girls, 5th-8th grades: Boys and girls were placed into separate cohorts so that they would have the experience of what single-gender schools are like. Students were taught by upper school faculty and lower school boys and girls attended. It was a huge success.
  • Jaguar Jamboree: Upper school students volunteered as Camp Assistants during the Jaguar Jamboree for students in TK-4th grades over the summer
  • Teacher’s Aides: This year we have Upper School Girls working in the Lower School as aides for the teachers. We had 65 girls sign up, although only a few (about 20) were able to fit it into their schedule.
  • Bake-A-Change: The Lower School actively participated in the Upper School’s tradition of Bake-A-Change, which helps to raise funds for She’s the First and a local non-profit organization. 
  • Free Dress Days & Alverno Gear Days: Incorporated both Lower and Upper School students into both traditions. 
  • Hosted additional school-wide celebrations for both schools including an In-N-Out lunch and the Kona Ice Truck 

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Upper School Virtual Open House

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RSVP to Director of Enrollment, Kate Witherington (Kwitherington@alvernoheights.org) for the Zoom link!