|135 Cleveland Avenue
Buffalo, New York, (Erie County), 14222
|Type||Private, Coeducational (K-8); All-Female (9-12)|
|Founder||Ernestine Nardin, DHM|
|President||Marsha Joy Sullivan|
|Faculty||50 (High School)|
|Number of students||478 (High School)
|Color(s)||Green and White|
|Sports||Track, Rowing, Basketball, Swimming, Soccer, Cross Country, Softball, Golf, Volleyball, Squash, Lacrosse, Tennis, Bowling, Baseball|
|Rival||Sacred Heart Academy|
|Accreditation||Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Average SAT scores||Critical Reading: 592; Math:587; Writing 624|
|Tuition||High School: $10,975 (2012-2013)|
|NYS Regents Diploma||100% of graduates (87% "with advanced designation")|
|Admissions Director||Kathleen Graber McHale|
|Athletic Director||Theresa Artist|
Nardin Academy was founded by the Daughters of the Heart of Mary in 1857. It is the oldest private Roman Catholic school in Western New York. The Academy includes a college preparatory high school for young women and a co-educational elementary school located in Buffalo, New York. It also includes Montessori pre-school through 3rd grade, which is located in Buffalo, New York.
Nardin Academy was founded by the Society of the Daughters of the Heart of Mary over 150 years ago. Ernestine Nardin began the first Catholic school in Buffalo on Pearl Street before relocating to Franklin and Church Streets as St. Mary's Academy. It wasn't until 1890 that Miss Nardin moved the school to its current location on Cleveland Avenue. The school was named "The Nardin Academy" in 1917 and was changed in 1951 to the current "Nardin Academy."
Irene Murphy, DHM started Buffalo's first Montessori with the opening of Nardin Montessori in 1963. It was moved to the former Oishei Estate on West Ferry upon its purchase (and Varue Oishei's generous donation) in 1996. It was finally opened to students in 1998.
In order to attend the high school, one must first take an entrance exam. The exam, held in November, lasts about three and one half hours and covers a variety of topics, including Logic, English and Math. A written application process along with short essay questions accompanies the exam. Most prospective students shadow a freshman girl during the selection process or after admission. If a girl is selected, she is sent a letter of acceptance in January.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald, author, attended the elementary school for a short period of time
- Diane English, Emmy-award winning television producer
- Margaret M. Sullivan, New York Times public editor; former editor, The Buffalo News
- Anne Radice, Chief of Staff to the U.S. Secretary of Education, Short Biography
Notes and references
- MSA-CIWA. "MSA-Committee on Institution-Wide Accreditation". Retrieved 2009-06-23.
- Barbara L. Wentworth. "A Message from Barbara L. Wentworth, DHM". Nardin Academy website. Archived from the original on 2007-04-02. Retrieved 2007-05-11.
- G Scott Thomas (2010-06-10). "Nardin Academy repeats as top high school". Business First website.