Nardin Academy

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Nardin Academy
Address
135 Cleveland Avenue
Buffalo, New York, (Erie County), 14222
United States
Information
Type Private, Coeducational (K-8); All-Female (9-12)
Established 1857
Founder Ernestine Nardin, DHM
President Marsha Joy Sullivan
Principal Margaret Abels
Faculty 50 (High School)
Grades PK-12
Number of students 478 (High School)

917 Combined

Color(s) Green and White         
Sports Track, Rowing, Basketball, Swimming, Soccer, Cross Country, Softball, Golf, Volleyball, Squash, Lacrosse, Tennis, Bowling, Baseball
Mascot Gator
Team name Gators
Rival Sacred Heart Academy
Accreditation Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
Average SAT scores Critical Reading: 592; Math:587; Writing 624
Tuition High School: $10,975 (2012-2013)
Affiliation Independent
NYS Regents Diploma 100% of graduates (87% "with advanced designation")
Admissions Director Kathleen Graber McHale
Athletic Director Theresa Artist
Endowment $2.5 Million
Website

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.[2]


History[edit]

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.

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Admission[edit]

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.[2]

Honors[edit]

In 2012, Nardin was listed as the number one school in Buffalo, New York for the eleventh consecutive year.[4]

Notable alumnae[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ MSA-CIWA. "MSA-Committee on Institution-Wide Accreditation". Retrieved 2009-06-23. 
  2. ^ a b 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. 
  3. ^ http://www.nardin.org/academy/history/index.html
  4. ^ G Scott Thomas (2010-06-10). "Nardin Academy repeats as top high school". Business First website.