- A variety of subjects for a solid foundation
- Depth of courses to focus on your areas of interest
- The ability to write, reason, problem-solve and communicate clearly
Post-AP offerings are available in physics and chemistry as well as three different options for a second year of biology.
AP and Post-AP offerings are available to ensure that students never exhaust our math curriculum.
Activities: Varsity Soccer Manager, Varsity Squash, Captain Varsity Tennis, Red Key Head
Favorite Abbey tradition? Building an igloo in front of the St. Leonard’s dorm during a snow storm with Quinn ‘23, Bo ‘24 and Jack. C ‘24.
Activities: Varsity Cross Country, Varsity Squash, Varsity Lacrosse Captain, Lectio Divina Leader, Spiritual Life Committee, Red Key Head.
Favorite Abbey moment? Winning in overtime in a Lacrosse games at Hilda’s Turf with a wild student section.
Favorite Abbey tradition? Spring Fest!!!
Favorite dining hall meal? Miss Anne's Paninis
Favorite class? Ap Bio! Dr. Mr. Zins gives us full range to design and test our own experiments, encouraging creativity and critical thinking. I absolutely love the sciences and the student-led, hands-on aspect of learning.
Activities: Football Captain, Lacrosse Captain, Prefect of St. Aelreds, Founder of the Pickleball Club, Red Key
Favorite class? AP Bio. with Dr. Zins because the way he teaches the class gives his students hands on experience deciding what experiments to do after the baseline with the potential for failure and instead of teaching the correct experiments he wants us to learn from our failures and figure out the correct experiment on our own.
Favorite Abbey moment? Winning the mud bowl football game against Hamden Hall sophomore year.
Favorite Abbey tradition? Raven Cup Games
Favorite Dining Hall meal? Wings
Activities: Head Girl, Prefect, Lectio Divina Leader, Yoga Club Leader, Sailing
Favorite class and why? Definitely Literature with Ms. Smith. I’ve really enjoyed reading literature in a word-by-word manner and understanding the devices writers use to make their work meaningful.
Favorite Abbey tradition? Pumpkin hunt!
Favorite Abbey moment? Going out to lunch with my Advisory Group — we are all super close and I’m so lucky to have them as a support system.
Favorite Dining Hall meal? Fried rice and lo mein
Activities: St. Mary's Prefect, Girls' Varsity Ice Hockey, Mental Health Club Leader, Lectio leader, Form VI Vice President, Track and Field, Red Key
Favorite class and why? My favorite class is Economics with Mrs. Baker! She makes the class really enjoyable and I've learned so much about how the world works.
Favorite Dining Hall meal? The pasta bar!
Favorite Abbey tradition? My favorite Abbey tradition is Springfest! The whole day is filled with Raven Cup events, a cookout and an all school dance at night. It's one of the most exciting days of the year!
Favorite Abbey moment? My favorite Abbey moment was winning the Raven Cup with St. Brigid's!
Activities: Hockey Captain, Prefect, Lacrosse, Red Key
Favorite Abbey moment? My Favorite Abbey Moment was last year when the Boys' Varisty Hockey team came back from a deficit to beat our Island rival St. Georges in overtime.
Favorite Abbey tradition? I love the dorm events, I think it’s such a great opportunity to bond with your housemates through some friendly competition. ST. AELRED'S ON TOP!
Favorite Dining Hall meal? I’m a huge fan of the General Tso Chicken with the fried rice and egg rolls. Absolutely unreal!
Activities: Track Captain, Prefect, Lectio Divina, Squash, and Spiritual Life, Red Key
Favorite class and why? Humanities was my one of my favorites! Mr. Zelden and Mr. Fisher pushed me to the best I could be and made me a clearer thinker and writer.
Favorite Abbey tradition? Broomball has to be my favorite, playing hockey with a broom and no skates makes for some fun memories.
Activities: Head Boy, Model UN, Tennis, Cross Country, Squash, Lectio, French Horn, Red Key
Favorite Abbey moment? Raven's Cup Junior year
Favorite class and why? AP Art History - Mrs. Micheletti is amazing, interesting subject that is unique among my classes, I love doodling the works of art we study.
Favorite Dining Hall meal? Memorial Day Ribs
Favorite Abbey tradition? Cookies during Conference
Activities: Honors Committee, Lacrosse, Golf, Lectio Divina, Spiritual Life, Red Key
Favorite Abbey moment? Lacrosse win against Georges!
Activities: Captain Varsity Field Hockey, Captain Varsity Squash, Captain Varsity Sailing, Culture Club Co-head, Red Key
Favorite Abbey moment? My favorite Abbey moment was going to High School Sailing Nationals in San Diego my Sophomore year. I was proud to represent my school at such a high level.
Favorite Abbey tradition? A tradition I really value here at the Abbey is Sit Down dinners. Having built in time in the year to share a meal with members of the community you usually wouldn't talk to is such a special aspect of our school culture.
Favorite Dining Hall meal? For me, nothing beats the chicken nuggets at the dinning hall. I can't think of a more beloved food by the student body!
Favorite class? My favorite class at the Abbey is Green Chemistry. I love the open ended design of the class and how its catered to students individual passions in Chemistry.
Activities: Girls' Varsity Soccer Captain, Prefect, Choir Officer of Abbey Singers, Lectio Leader, Squash, Track, Red Key
Favorite Abbey moment? Spring Fest every year!
Favorite class? APUSH (AP U.S. History) AND AP Government & Politics because I love history!
Favorite Dining Hall meal? Mac n Cheese
Being part of a team gives you the chance to build friendships, hone skills and earn leadership positions on campus. Take your skills to the next level or learn something new; athletics at the Abbey gives everyone a chance to win.
With state-of-the-art technology and equipment available, you will find something to pique your interest and set your creativity in motion.
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