Immaculate Heart Academy
|Immaculate Heart Academy|
|500 Van Emburgh Avenue
Township of Washington, NJ, (Bergen County) 07676
|Type||Private, College-prep Day school|
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Oversight||Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark|
|Faculty||61.3 (on FTE basis)|
|Student to teacher ratio||13.0:1|
Navy blue and|
|Athletics conference||Big North Conference|
|Mascot||Rosie the Blue Eagle|
|Team name||Blue Eagles|
|Accreditation||Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Publication||ORB (literary magazine)|
|School fees||$600 (registration)|
Immaculate Heart Academy (IHA) is an all-girls college preparatory private Roman Catholic high school located in Washington Township, in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. The school was founded in 1960 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace as the first regional high school for girls in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark. In 1990, administration shifted to the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The school colors are blue and white, and the school's athletes are known as the Blue Eagles.
Immaculate Heart Academy has been accredited by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools since 1971. For the 1996-97 school year, Immaculate Heart Academy was recognized with the Blue Ribbon Award from the United States Department of Education, the highest honor that an American school can achieve.
As of the 2013-14 school year, the school had an enrollment of 794 students and 61.3 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.0:1. Students come to IHA from Bergen County, Essex County, Passaic County and Hudson County in New Jersey, and from Rockland County and Orange County in New York.
- 1 Mission statement
- 2 Consultative board
- 3 Technology
- 4 Course offerings
- 5 Extracurricular activities
- 6 Christian service and volunteerism
- 7 Golden Jubilee
- 8 Athletics
- 9 Renovations
- 10 Notable alumnae
- 11 References
- 12 External links
"Immaculate Heart Academy is a college preparatory high school in the Archdiocese of Newark which has as its purpose the complete education of young women. By both cultivating the traditional Christian values of the Roman Catholic Church and by upholding exceptional academic standards, IHA offers a unique educational experience of the young women in our community. Immaculate Heart Academy strives to develop every aspect of the individual by educating the mind and nurturing the spirit. By instilling in its students a sense of responsibility, confidence, justice, peace and compassion, Immaculate Heart Academy prepares its students for life in the twenty-first century."
The Immaculate Heart Academy Consultative Board officially began its duties on July 1, 2009. In prior years, a Finance Committee had been established and was effectively providing financial advice and direction to the school. With the expansion of the board to six committees—Strategic Planning, Building and Grounds/Technology, Institutional Advancement, Finance, Development, and Nominating, wide-ranging advice and counsel is available to the principal.
Immaculate Heart Academy is noted for its extensive laptop program. Starting with the incoming freshman class in the 2011-2012 academic year, students purchased MacBook Pro laptops. The student owns the laptop and the use of the resource is integrated into the academic programs of the school. In conjunction with IHA's laptop program, all classrooms are outfitted with SmartBoards, DVD players, projectors, iPads and other media devices.
Courses currently available include:
- Personal Finance
- Organizational Leadership
- Film Study
- Broadcast Journalism
- Speech Communications
- Advanced Video Editing
- TV News Production
- Video Production
- Multimedia Storytelling
- Documentary Field Production
- Computer Applications (MAC)
- Web Design
- Intro to Computer Programming
- Advanced Computer Programming
- Computer Hardware and Network Administration
- Introduction to Art
- Art II
- Advanced Painting/Drawing
- 3-D Art
- Digital Photography
- Honors Studio
- AP Studio Art
- Actor's Studio
- Theatre Arts
- Chamber Chorus
- Music Appreciation
- Symphonic Orchestra
- Spirituality and Media
- Religious Studies I
- Religious Studies II
- Social Justice
- Death and Resurrection
- Liturgical Ministry
IHA offers about 50 clubs, organizations, extracurricular activities and honors societies. Some of these opportunities include C.A.R.E. (Christian Action Reaching Everyone), Student Council, an award-winning Mock trial team, both a Science League and Math League, Model United Nations, Junior State of America, the National Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, French Honor Society/Société Honoraire de Français, Spanish Honor Society/Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, and Tri-M (Modern Music Masters). In addition, art, theater, and music related clubs are available for students to join, including an a cappella group, chorus, orchestra, jazz band and handbell choir.
Student-run publications within Immaculate Heart Academy include Accents (the school newspaper), Halcyon (the school yearbook) and ORB, a literary magazine of students' works.
The communication club, known in school as WIHA, uses the school's in-house television studio to broadcast daily news, announcements and special events directly to each homeroom every morning. GET REEL, the sister club to WIHA, creates video features for the morning show and coordinates the filming of school functions, including school musicals, assemblies, prayer services, concerts, and other school events. During filming, GET REEL students often work in conjunction with the school's Tech Corp, students who work as stage crew, audio-visual technicians and lighting crew for school events.
In the past 10 years, IHA has produced the musicals The Secret Garden, Beauty and the Beast, Guys and Dolls, Cats, A Chorus Line, Legally Blonde, Seussical, The Boyfriend, and 42nd Street. The student performers in these musicals are of the highest caliber, some with NJ high school theatre awards, such as Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards, Montclair State University Theatre Night Awards, and Metropolitan High School Theatre Awards (formerly Helen Hayes). These musicals are performed in conjunction with students from St. Joseph Regional High School and Don Bosco Preparatory High School.
Christian service and volunteerism
Students at Immaculate Heart Academy put their faith into action by serving their immediate community and ministering to people in need through interactive service opportunities. By participating in the IHA Christian Service program, students will apply their Catholic Christian values by practicing them in projects that expand the students’ awareness of God, others, and themselves.
IHA distinguishes between “Christian Service” and “Volunteering.”
Christian service is described as responding to the Gospel call to minister to those truly in need of love, hope, and compassion. Students engage in this kind of service by directly serving with the poor, sick, elderly, or those with special needs.
Volunteering is defined by performing acts of supportive service to our immediate community. Students learn the value and importance of serving in the places they live, study, and worship. Volunteering would be serving your parish, the IHA community, your town, or a non-profit organization through events and activities that make a difference.
There are many opportunities for both types of serving through Immaculate Heart Academy. Students can take advantage of service and volunteering opportunities throughout the year. CARE is IHA’s largest organization consisting of many service groups. Click here for more information on CARE. In addition, students are supported by a student-led Christian Service Board that helps to keep students on track.
Requirements: Freshmen: six hours of Christian Service; six hours of volunteering Sophomores: eight hours of Christian Service; eight hours of volunteering Juniors: 10 hours of Christian Service; 10 hours of volunteering Seniors: 12 hours of Christian Service; 12 hours of volunteering
The school celebrated its Golden Jubilee during the 2010-11 academic year. Throughout the year, IHA held events celebrating the history of the school, the successes of its alumnae and the tradition it passes on to its students of the present and the future.
The Immaculate Heart Academy Blue Eagles play in the Big North Conference, a super conference that includes 40 public and private high schools in Northern New Jersey and operates under the supervision of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA). Before the realignment in 2010, IHA played as a member of the North Jersey Tri-County Conference, an interim conference created to facilitate the realignment. Until the NJSIAA's 2009 realignment, the school had participated in Division C of the Northern New Jersey Interscholastic League, which was made up of high schools located in Bergen County, Essex County and Passaic County, and was separated into three divisions based on NJSIAA size classification.
2003-2008 academic years
In 2003, the IHA cross-country team was disqualified from the Northern New Jersey Interscholastic League (NNJIL) C championship for violating High School Federation Rules limiting the number of runners each team could enter in its varsity race to seven, while the coaches had entered nine runners into the race.
In 2005, the NJSIAA stripped the IHA basketball team of 22 of its victories and eliminated the team from the North Non-Public A girls basketball tournament for the use of an ineligible player. The athlete in question had played high school-level basketball at a New York State high school as an eighth grader, a practice that would allow the student to participate in all four years of high school sports in New York, but is not permitted in New Jersey.
In 2007, the soccer team won the Non-Public North Group A sectional championship with a 3-1 win over Morris Catholic High School in the tournament final, the team's first sectional title in four years.
Immaculate Heart won back-to-back tennis Non-Public A titles in 1995 and 1996, defeating Notre Dame High School both years. In 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 the tennis team won the Non-Public Group A State championship, defeating Holy Spirit High School in three of those four championship seasons, while Red Bank Catholic High School lost in the finals in 2006. IHA is the only team from Bergen County to have won four back-to-back state titles. They also had the most consecutive wins on record in the former NNJIL.
2009-10 academic year
During the 2009-10 academic year, Immaculate Heart Academy won the Non-Public Group A state championship in soccer, swimming, winter track and volleyball, where the team also won the New Jersey State Tournament of Champions, gaining the title of best volleyball team in New Jersey by defeating Bridgewater-Raritan High School 25-14, 25-15 in the tournament final The Blue Eagles also won the Non-Public North A sectional titles in basketball (finishing 2nd overall in the state) and spring track (finishing 3rd overall.)
The IHA bowling team won the New Jersey Tri-County Conference championship and eventually finished 3rd overall in the state.
2010-11 academic year
The soccer team won its fourth straight Bergen County championship, only the second team in the county to win in four consecutive years. In the state tournament, the Blue Eagles defeated The Pingry School for the Non-Public Group A North sectional championship in double overtime by a score of 1-0. The team advanced shared the Non-Public Group A state title with Red Bank Catholic after a 1-1 tie, giving IHA a third straight state title. With this championship, the 2010-11 Blue Eagles Senior Class won 11 out of a possible 12 titles (County, Sectional and State) in their four-year career at IHA.
In volleyball, despite losing in the Bergen County tournament, the Blue Eagles won the Non-Public Group A state championship for the fourth straight year. The team defeated Union Catholic in the state tournament, the third straight year IHA defeated Union Catholic for the state crown. The team advanced to the Tournament of Champions, where they lost in the semifinal round to Ramapo High School.
The IHA basketball team finished the season with a 27-1 record (the most wins in school history), winning the championship at the Joe Poli Tournament and Bergen County Championship and earning the top spot in the final Bergen Record Top 25 poll.
The swimming team scored 386 1/2 points at the Bergen Meet of Champions to win its 12th straight County title by a 177-point margin. Later, the team, seeded #2 in the New Jersey Non-Public Group A Tournament, defeated Holy Spirit High School in the state quarterfinals 118-52, Red Bank Catholic in the state semi-finals 107-63 and top-seeded Bishop Eustace High School 108-62 in the finals to win its fourth straight, and a record 16th, state championship.
By the end of the 2010-11 academic year, Blue Eagles squads were named by the Bergen Record as the North Jersey Team of the Year in Girls Soccer, Bowling, Basketball, and Softball, while The Star-Ledger named the IHA Swimming team the North Jersey Team of the Year.
Student-athletes have were named Athletes of the Year by The Record in Soccer, Basketball, Golf, and Track and Field, and by The Star-Ledger in Bowling. Both The Record and The Star-Ledger named IHA senior Danielle Romain as their Swimmer of the Year.
Overall, IHA teams won the following championships during the 2010-11 academic year:
- Big North United Division - Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Golf, Indoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Volleyball
- Bergen County - Basketball, Bowling, Golf, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Swimming
- North Non-Public Group A Sectional - Soccer, Softball, Volleyball
- Non-Public Group A State - Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball
2011-12 academic year
In cross country, IHA won the Big North Conference United Division championship, finished third in the Bergen County Championships, third in the North Non-Public Group A sectional meet, and fifth in the Non-Public Group A state meet to champion Mount Saint Dominic Academy.
The soccer team finished the season 15-3-2 with losses to Ramapo High School in the BCWCA Girls' Soccer Championship semifinals, and to The Pingry School in the North Non-Public Group A sectional championship game.
In volleyball, IHA won the BCWCA Bergen County tournament by defeating Bogota High School and also won the Non-Public Group A state championship for the fifth straight year, defeating Union Catholic in the state tournament for the fourth straight year. The team later won the school's fourth Tournament of Champions title by defeating River Dell High School in the semifinals and Demarest High School in the championship round.
In tennis, the team finished with an overall record of 10-8-1. In the Big North League competition, the team finished 4-2, placing second in the United Division. During the NJSIAA State Tournament, the team defeated St. Dominic Academy before falling to AHA in the semifinals.
The basketball team finished with an overall record of 24-4, clinching the Big North League Championship for the second consecutive season. During the BCWCA Tournament, the team defeated Dwight Morrow, Cresskill, and Holy Angels to advance to the semifinals. During the NJSIAA Tournament, the team defeated De Paul High School to capture the North Sectional Championship.
The indoor track team clinched the Big North League Championship with an impressive performance at the league meet. At the Bergen County Relays, the team finished a close second behind Ridgewood. At the NJSIAA State Championship, the team finished fifth overall.
The varsity swim team finished with an overall record of 11-1, clinching the Big North League Championship. at the BCWCA Meet of Champions, the team won the Bergen County title. This marked the team's 22nd consecutive league title and 13th consecutive county title. During the NJSIAA Team Tournament, IHA defeated Paramus Catholic, Bishop Ahr, and Bishop Eustace to win its fifth straight title.
The bowling team finished with an overall record of 72-26 and placed second in the Big North. During the BCWCA County Tournament, the team advanced to quarterfinals. At the NJSIAA State Tournament, the team finished second in the sectional tournament, qualifying them for the state finals.
The ski team finished with an overall record of 29-1, clinching the league title. at the NJISRA State Meet, the team finished third.
The varsity golf team finished 19-3 overall and 18-2 in league play, capturing the Big North League title. They also won the Arcola Invitational and the prestigious Fairleigh Dickinson North Jersey Open. On the county level, the team won its fourth consecutive BCWCA county title. During the state tournament, the team finished third at the NJSIAA North State Sectional Championship and sixth overall at the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions.
For IHA varsity softball, it was the best season in the history of the program. The team became the first IHA softball team to finish a season undefeated with a perfect 32-0, clinching the Big North League title and the BCWCA County Championship. During the NJSIAA State Tournament, the team defeated DePaul Catholic to capture the NJSIAA North State Sectional Championship. At the state finals, the team won over St. John Vianney to clinch the NJSIAA State Championship.
The spring track team finished with a perfect 5-0 record, including a 3-0 record in league competition. At the Big North League Championship meet, the team finished second overall. At the BCWCA Championship, the team earned a top ten finish and at the NJSIAA North Sectional Championship, the team finished fourth overall.
The lacrosse team finished the season 8-12. During the BCWCA County Tournament, the team defeated Dwight Englewood, Indian Hills, and Northern Highlands to advance to the county finals for the fifth consecutive season. During the NJSIAA State Tournament, the team defeated Hunterdon Central before losing to Ridge High School in the second round.
The 2011-2012 school year proved to be another successful one for IHA athletics! The athletic program continued to solidify its status as one of the best in the state by amassing a total of three state championships, two state sectional championships, four county championships, and ten league championships. The IHA volleyball team acquired the prestigious Tournament of Champions title for the fourth year in a row—a state record! To add to an already impressive track record, IHA athletes acquired four Team of the Year titles, four Athlete of the Year titles, five All-American titles, and one Gatorade® Player of the Year, given to Nia Reed’14. Yet again, IHA athletes prove that anything is possible with hard work, great coaches, dedication, and interminable commitment!
2012-13 academic year
The varsity volleyball team finished with an overall record of 34-4 including a perfect 6-0 divisional record. The team captured the Big North League title for the seventh consecutive season and also won the Jersey Classic Volleyball Tournament. During the NJSIAA Tournament, the team defeated the Academy of the Holy Angels to clinch a sixth consecutive Non-Public A State title. IHA then went on to defeat Bogota High School to capture the Tournament of Champions crown for the fifth time, the most i the history of the tournament.
In soccer, the team finished with an overall record of 16-6-1. In league competition, IHA finished with a perfect 6-0 to clinch the Big North United Division crown. During the NJSIAA State Tournament, the team defeated Pope John High School in penalty kicks to win the Non-Public A Sectional title.
The varsity tennis team finished with an overall record of 15-6 and in league play, the team finished 5-1 and tied for the league championship. On the state level, the team defeated Paramus Catholic to advance to the semi-final round of the NJSIAA State Tournament.
The cross country team finished with an overall record of 4-2 and a league record of 2-1. At the Big North League Championship Meet, the team finished second. On the county level, the team ran their way to second place at the BCWCA County Group Championship and third place as the County Championship.
The swim team finished the season with an overall record of 9-1 and clinched the Big North League Championship. This marked the twenty-fourth consecutive league title for the team. At the Bergen County Women’s Coaches Association Meet of Champions, the team swam its way to its fifteenth consecutive title. During the NJSIAA State Tournament, the team defeated Pope John to achieve the North Sectional title. The team then went on to clinch its sixth consecutive state title, and eighteenth title overall, with a win over Red Bank Catholic.
The bowling team finished third in the Big North and during the BCWCA County Tournament, the girls advanced to the semifinals. At the NJSIAA State Tournament, the team finished third in the sectional tournament.
The varsity basketball team set a new program record with 28 wins for the season. The team finished the season with an overall record of 28-3 and was named Big North League Champions for the third consecutive season. The varsity team also went on to win the BCWCA County Tournament and Non-Public North A Sectional Championship.
The ski team finished with a program high of 40 wins. The team finished with an overall record of 40-4, capturing the league title. At the NJISRA State Meet, the team finished second overall.
The ShopRite Cup
Immaculate Heart Academy received the NJSIAA Group A ShopRite Cup for the 2007-08 athletics season, which is awarded annually to the school with the top athletics program in each statewide grouping. The school received this honor for the second consecutive year for its 2008-09 athletics season, and again for the 2009-10 season.
A FieldTurf artificial surface was installed on the soccer/softball field and was completed in the fall of 2004. Landscaping and grounds maintenance have been significantly upgraded. A major renovation of the existing library space into an Information Commons was completed in the fall of 2006. The Information Commons provides the resources of a traditional library with advanced information management and retrieval capabilities including multiple desktops, two scanners, printers, etc. The Information Commons also provides small meeting rooms, a conference room, a school archive section, and comfortable workspaces for students using laptops.
A new gymnasium floor was installed in the summer of 2008.
A TV studio, as well as a chapel in honor of the members of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Franciscan Sisters of Peace who served at Immaculate Heart Academy, was installed in the early spring of 2009.
In April 2011, IHA began the building of a small addition to the school to be located on the southern end of the building (left side when looking at the main entrance from Van Emburgh Avenue.) The addition consisted of four new classrooms at the end of the first (ground) and second levels, as well as a new art studio located on the lowest level of the school, where the school's cafeteria is located. The Vincent Herold Fitness Center was also completed, replacing where the old school store was located, on the cafeteria level. The school's former art room, located on the main floor across from the Sisters' Chapel, was renovated into office space for the school staff and administration.
In collaboration with the Archdiocese of Newark, IHA has also entered into a solar energy program, in which panels have been added to the roof, estimated to generate about 40% of electricity used, saving the school energy costs.
- Katrina Bowden (born 1988), 30 Rock actress.
- Mary Jane Clark, crime novel author, CBS journalist.
- Erin C. Conaton (born 1970), United States Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness and 2010 Commencement Speaker.
- Bridget Anne Kelly (class of 1990), former Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie.
- Tracey Wigfield (born 1983), Emmy Award-winning writer for 30 Rock.
- New Leadership Team at IHA, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark, April 28, 2016. Accessed February 3, 2017. "Effective July 1, 2016, Immaculate Heart Academy will be instituting the President/Principal Model of governance in order to reflect the changing and more complex educational and fiscal needs of Catholic secondary education in the 21st century. Patricia Molloy, current principal of the school, will assume the role of President, and current Vice Principal Jason Schlereth will assume the role of Principal."
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- League & Conference Affiliations 2016-2017, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed January 10, 2017.
- New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association League Memberships – 2009-2010 Archived July 24, 2011, at the Wayback Machine., New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed July 30, 2012.
- Home Page, Northern New Jersey Interscholastic League, backed up by the Internet Archive as of May 9, 2009. Accessed December 16, 2014.
- Chessari, Joe. "AHA, IHA READY TO REKINDLE BUDDING RIVALRY", The Record (Bergen County), February 14, 1999. Accessed October 26, 2007. "It's a friendly rivalry, this one between the girls basketball teams of Academy of the Holy Angels and Immaculate Heart Academy."
- Schwartz, Paul. "IHA hit with disqualification", The Record (Bergen County), October 17, 2003. Accessed June 23, 2011. "Immaculate Heart Academy took seven of the first eight spots in Tuesday's NNJIL C championship at Garret Mountain, but the Blue Eagles were disqualified for entering nine runners in the varsity race, two more than allowed."
- 2004 Girls Basketball - North Parochial A, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed April 28, 2007.
- Staff. "Chart on Teams barred from NJSIAA tournaments for infractions", The Star-Ledger, February 9, 2009. Accessed June 23, 2011. "2005: The Immaculate Heart Academy girls basketball team was forced to forfeit 22 of its 24 victories when it was determined that one of its players participated for a varsity team in New York state as an eighth-grader."
- 2007 Girls Soccer - North A, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed November 15, 2007.
- Leonard, Tim. "Magical season lives on for IHA", The Record (Bergen County), November 9, 2007. Accessed November 15, 2007. "IHA overwhelmed Morris Catholic, defeating the Crusaders, 3-1, on Thursday at Passaic Tech to capture the State Sectional title for the first time since 2003."
- History of NJSIAA Girls Team Tennis Championships, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed June 23, 2011.
- Zuckerman, Andrew. "Holy Spirit loses in state final to unbeaten immaculate Heart", The Press of Atlantic City, October 23, 2008. Accessed June 23, 2011. "In fact, the third time for the Holy Spirit High School girls tennis team was just like the past two times, a 3-2 loss in the Non-Public A state final to Immaculate Heart, Wednesday at Mercer County Park. The Spartans have been in a state final six times since 2000 and have come up short each time. Last season and in 2005, they also lost 3-2 to Immaculate Heart.
- 2009 Girls Volleyball - Tournament of Champions, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed June 23, 2011.
- Leonard, Tim. "Girls soccer Team of the Year: Immaculate Heart Academy", The Record (Bergen County), September 3, 2011. "The Blue Eagles appeared to be sputtering early in the season, but figured out a way to win their fourth consecutive Bergen County tournament title and their fourth consecutive State North A title. IHA completed a 19-2-2 season as State Non-Public A co-champions after a 1-1 tie with Red Bank Catholic in the final. IHA did something only one other team has done in Bergen County history when it won its fourth consecutive County tournament."
- Tartaglia, Greg. "IHA, Mawhah, Ramapo highlight All-Suburban girls soccer", The Ridgewood News, December 17, 2010. Accessed June 23, 2011. "TARA WILK, Immaculate Heart — This 5-foot-2 senior scored the biggest goal of her career in the North Non-Public A finals, lifting the Blue Eagles past Pingry, 1-0 in double overtime, for their fourth straight sectional title."
- Leonard, Tim. "IHA is co-champ; third straight State soccer title", The Record (Bergen County), November 19, 2010. Accessed June 23, 2011. "Immaculate Heart, which had won the last two State Non-Public A girls soccer titles handily, went home with another title Thursday night, but it was shared. The Blue Eagles and Red Bank Catholic played 100 minutes and finished in a 1-1 tie at The College of New Jersey."
- Moretti, Mike. "Immaculate Heart 2, Union Catholic 0 (High school Girls Volleyball scores and results)", The Star-Ledger, November 13, 2010. Accessed September 3, 2011. "With junior middle hitter Raquel Scott leading the way with 18 kills, Immaculate Heart, No. 3 in The Star-Ledger Top 20, sewed up its third straight NJSIAA/Riegel Printing Non-Public championship with a 25-12, 25-16 victory over No. 20 Union Catholic yesterday at William Paterson University in Wayne.... Union Catholic, the Union County Tournament champion, lost in the Non-Public final for the third straight season to IHA."
- Vasquez, Andy. "Ramapo ends Immaculate Heart's TOC title reign", The Record (Bergen County), November 21, 2010. Accessed September 3, 2011. "Ramapo ended Immaculate Heart’s reign over the TOC with a 25-23, 25-23 win in the semifinals to advance to its first final."
- Staff. "Girls Basketball final Top 25", The Record (Bergen County), March 20, 2011. Accessed September 3, 2011.
- Esposito, Mike. "Immaculate Heart continues Bergen domination", The Record (Bergen County), January 22, 2011. Accessed November 20, 2011. "Every year a surprise team or two will come out of nowhere, but one thing remains constant in North Jersey swimming — Immaculate Heart will continue to win. At the Bergen Meet of Champions on Saturday, IHA scored 386 1/2 points to win its 12th straight County title by a 177-point margin."
- Bevensee, Rich. "North Jersey girls swimming season in review, 2010-11", The Star-Ledger, April 3, 2011. Accessed September 3, 2011. "Romain, the Immaculate Heart Academy senior bound for Purdue, made the swim team’s legacy part of her identity. Since Romain arrived on campus, Immaculate Heart has not lost a single dual meet and has won four straight Non-Public A state championships.... Team of the year: Immaculate Heart Academy rolled up a 9-0 dual-meet record and defeated Holy Spirit (126-44), Red Bank Catholic (107-63) and Bishop Eustace (108-62) en route to its fourth straight Non-Public A state title, the program’s 16th overall, a state record."
- Leonard, Tim. "Girls soccer Team of the Year: Immaculate Heart Academy", The Record (Bergen County), December 13, 2010. Accessed September 15, 2011. "The Blue Eagles appeared to be sputtering early in the season, but figured out a way to win their fourth consecutive Bergen County tournament title and their fourth consecutive State North A title. IHA completed a 19-2-2 season as State Non-Public A co-champions after a 1-1 tie with Red Bank Catholic in the final. IHA did something only one other team has done in Bergen County history when it won its fourth consecutive County tournament."
- Leonard, Tim. "Girls bowling Team of the Year: Immaculate Heart", The Record (Bergen County), March 17, 2011. Accessed September 15, 2011. "The Blue Eagles placed fifth in Group 4, but had a three-game series of 2,549, the highest of any North Jersey team. It all added up to IHA being The Record girls bowling Team of the Year. IHA went on to place three girls on the All-Bergen first team."
- Staff. "2011 All-Bergen girls basketball teams", The Record (Bergen County), March 20, 2011. Accessed September 15, 2011.
- Vasquez, Andy. "Softball Team of the Year: Immaculate Heart", The Record (Bergen County), June 20, 2011. Accessed September 15, 2011. "The Blue Eagles won their league, Bergen County and the North Non-Public A titles. That is enough to earn IHA honors as the North Jersey Softball Team of the Year."
- Leonard, Tim. "Girls soccer Player of the Year: Gabby Cuevas of IHA", The Record (Bergen County), December 13, 2010. Accessed September 15, 2011.
- Czerwinski, Mark J. "North Jersey Player of the Year: Raquel Scott of Immaculate Heart", The Record (Bergen County), March 20, 2011. Accessed September 15, 2011.
- Mattura, Greg. "Girl Golfer of the Year: Christina Paulsen, IHA", The Record (Bergen County), June 18, 2011. Accessed September 15, 2011."The power of positive thinking certainly helped Paulsen. Her 39.9 average was 3.1 strokes better than her sophomore season, and she won four tournaments, including the Big North and Bergen County titles."
- Clark, Ronald P. "IHA's Theresa Picciallo North Jersey Girls Track Athlete of Year", The Record (Bergen County), June 22, 2011. Accessed September 15, 2011.
- Moretti, Mike. "Girls bowling: North Jersey season in review, 2010-11", The Star-Ledger, April 3, 2011. Accessed September 15, 2011."Bowler of the year: Nicole Linder of Immaculate Heart dominated North Jersey, winning the sectional with a career-high 257-718 and leading her school to the North Jersey, Group 4 championship."
- Esposito, Mike. "Swimmer of the Year: Danielle Romain, IHA", The Record (Bergen County), March 18, 2011. Accessed September 15, 2011. "Immaculate Heart senior Danielle Romain used to be scared of water.... Now she has 14 gold medals, tied for second in Bergen County history. She’s also a two-time All-American, four-time State champion and has been part of a team that’s never lost a meet with her."
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- Rohan, Virginia. "'Rock' & a good place; Wyckoff's Katrina Bowden gains rich experience on NBC's surging sitcom.", The Record (Bergen County), December 24, 2006. "It's a big change from the "typical Catholic school uniform" that Bowden not so long ago wore at Immaculate Heart Academy in Washington Township, where she juggled her studies with auditions, acting and modeling work."
- From, Arielle. "New York Times Bestselling Author Holds Book Signing At Shaw’s", Westwood-Washington Township Patch, January 8, 2011. Accessed April 14, 2011. "After moving to Westwood at age 6, Clark went to St. Andrew’s for grammar school, and the Immaculate Heart Academy for high school."
- Schroeder, Robert. "A Very Busy Sunday", Assemblyman Robert Schroeder. Accessed April 14, 2011. "My morning began at Immaculate Heart Academy in Township of Washington, where I took part in the 47th Annual Commencement Exercises. The Keynote Address was given by an IHA alum, the Honorable Erin C. Conaton, who currently serves as Under Secretary of the U.S. Air Force."
- Kelly, Mike. "Mike Kelly: Image of former Christie aide Bridget Anne Kelly doesn't fit résumé", The Record (Bergen County), January 9, 2014. Accessed January 18, 2014. "Kelly grew up in Ramsey, the daughter of Richard Daul, now the director of veterans services in the Bergen County government. In 1990, she graduated from Immaculate Heart Academy, an all-girls Catholic high school in Washington Township."
- Winters, Debra. "Wayne native Tracey Wigfield scores Emmy for '30 Rock' writing", Wayne Today, September 27, 2013. Accessed October 27, 2013. "Wigfield graduated from Immaculate Heart Academy, an all girls school located in Washington Township, in 2001."