|From The Principal|
Education is a long day’s journey into light;
Christian education is the beginning of the Beatific Vision
for in the words of Jesus Christ
“This is eternal life, that they may know”
“And so the purpose of Catholic education is to communicate Christ to you,
so that your attitude toward others will be that of Christ”
- Pope John Paul II
Transfiguration Academy represents a new model for Catholic school education which we believe will lead the way in academic excellence in the 21st Century. Co-sponsored by the parishes of St. Mary’s, Dumont, St. John’s, Bergenfield and Ascension, New Milford, the Academy not only offers the best from the heritage schools, but offers an enhanced curriculum, extra-curricular activities and a new organizational structure. Through these enhancements we will attract more students at all grade levels, Pre-K 3 through the 8th Grade.
The name Transfiguration Academy, which is representative of Our Lord’s transformation, was chosen to symbolize that we are taking the lead in transforming the face of Catholic School education and fulfilling our mission to teach as Christ taught.
Transfiguration Academy is committed to serve the youth of Bergen County in an educational ministry, rooted in the message and ministry of Jesus Christ and His Church.
The Transfiguration Academy Community
Pastors, Administration, Faculty, Parents and Students share the responsibility for building a strong faith community, for developing positive leadership and for providing a quality educational program for our students.
The Faculty recognizes, appreciates and responds to the diversity of individual and communal needs among our students by creating a supportive atmosphere, a disciplined environment and high academic standards for all students.
The Parents and Students work to create a partnership between home and school. Through open communication and interaction our faith community becomes aware, respectful and accepting of differing cultures.
The educational mission of Transfiguration Academy endeavors to meet the challenges and changes of a modern, technological society in the 21st century.
Accomplishments - 2010/2011 School Year
2nd Place Overall – St. Joseph’s High School Academic Challenge
1st Place Religion; 1st Place Math
2nd Place Overall – Bergen Catholic John Brady Memorial Challenge
1st Place Mathematics with the only perfect score in the competition
2nd & 3rd Place Overall – Queen of Peace HS 8th Grade Academic Games
2nd Place Overall - Queen of Peace HS 7th Grade Academic Games
3rd Place - Archdiocesan Catholic Challenge
8 Separate Awards at the Bergen Catholic H.S. Youth Arts Festival
Winner in the Peace Poster Contest- Bergenfield Lion’s Club
Future City Competition
Enrichment For Students
Math Team - Mrs. Agarwaal, moderator, for those who show an aptitude for Math
Drama Club (special thanks to the Bontia and Cortezano families for set design and Production)
Activity Periods- To ensure all students have the chance to participate (Science, Chess, Stacking, Needle Point, Crocheting, Dance, school newspaper, to mention a few)
Adult Education Programs
Basic Automotive Knowledge – Mr. Castronova
Pilates -- Mrs. Cullen
Class of 2011 won approximately $300 K, in scholarships, including Regis HS and BCA
5yr. total is approximately $2 Million to the finest HS in NJ and NY
Haitian and Japanese Relief effort
St. Barnabas Burn Center
St. Jude Children’s Hospital
Holy Childhood Association
Children’s Hospital miracle Network
Catholic Charities Clothing Drive
Ronald McDonald House
(Administration, Faculty and Staff Leading by Example)
Hackensack Family Shelter Volunteers
Walk for the Cure Against Breast Cancer
We Thank God For His Blessings Upon Our School and pray For His Continued Assistance.