Ancillae Assumpta Academy

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Ancillae-Assumpta Academy
2025 Church Road
Wyncote, Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), 19095
Motto "Educating With Love and For Love"
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1969
Director Amy Lintner
Principal Sr. Maureen Gillespie
Asst. Principal Eileen Wolpert
Grades Pre-K to 8th
Campus size 10 acres

Ancillae-Assumpta Academy is a small, private school (Preschool-8) in Wyncote, Pennsylvania that focuses on teaching students Roman Catholicism.[citation needed] Ancillae is run by the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, followers of the teachings of Saint Raphaela Mary. The school is located on the former estate of George Horace Lorimer, longtime editor of the Saturday Evening Post.

In the 2005-2006 year, Ancillae celebrated its 60th anniversary with the school theme of "Sharing Our Story".[citation needed]

Ancillae's sports program competes in the Catholic Academy League (C.A.L).[citation needed]


In 1947 the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart opened a private elementary school for girls named Ancillae Academy, from the Latin word for handmaid. In 1957, the Handmaids started Assumpta Academy an all boys school named after Mother Assumption, a founding sister. In 1969, Ancillae Academy and Assumpta Academy merged becoming Ancillae-Assumpta Academy.[1]


Ancillae is accredited by the Commission on Elementary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools since 1981. The current accreditation is for a period of seven years from December 2012 until December 2019.[2] This is the fourth reaccreditation for the school.[3] The previous reaccreditations were in 1990 and 2001.[4]

Recognitions and Awards[edit]

Below is a list of recognitions and awards that Ancialle-Assumpta Academy has received.[5]

Department of Education "Exemplary Private School" - 1986

Department of Education "Drug Free School" - 1989

National Blue Ribbon Schools Program "Blue Ribbon School of Excellence" - 1986, 1992,[6] 2010[7]


  1. ^ "Full History of AAA". Retrieved November 12, 2013. 
  2. ^ "List of Schools". Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Retrieved November 12, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Strategic Planning". Retrieved November 12, 2013. 
  4. ^ "History". Retrieved November 12, 2013. 
  5. ^ "History". Retrieved November 12, 2013. 
  6. ^ "List of Blue Ribbon Schools 1982-2003". Retrieved 12 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "List of Blue Ribbon Schools 2003-2011". Retrieved 12 November 2013. 

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Coordinates: 40°05′27″N 75°09′24″W / 40.0909°N 75.1568°W / 40.0909; -75.1568