Adelphi Academy Flashes Back to the ’50s!
BAY RIDGE – Students and staff at Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn were treated to a special kind of dress-down day on Thursday, February 7th, 2019 as the entire school came together to show school spirit on ’50s Day! Students and faculty members at the historic Bay Ridge school dressed in their favorite 1950s fashion, sporting leather jackets and poodle skirts and accessorizing with combs, glasses and shades!
Students of all ages enjoyed this special day dedicated to all things ’50s and designed to promote school spirit and unity. Come lunchtime the Academy’s Panther Café was reminiscent of a classic malt shop with all the costumed Adelphians sitting together in character, laughing and complimenting each other’s wardrobe choices.
Adelphi Head of School Ms. Iphigenia Romanos said she was pleased to see so many students embrace this unique Spirit Day concept and have fun flashing back to the 1950s .
“I’m very pleased that so many of our students and staff members dressed in their favorite 1950s fashion and enjoyed showing off their creative wardrobe choices,” Ms. Romanos said. “Spirit Days allow us to showcase the strong sense of community that exists here at Adelphi and are a great way to show school spirit. I’m glad everyone had fun flashing back to the ’50s!”
As the oldest private, independent, continuing, coeducational, college-preparatory day school in the borough and one of the oldest in the nation, Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn, “the little school of big dreams” has been “effectively preparing young people for college, career, and life, one day at a time” for over 150 years. Founded in 1863 and located in the historic Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn, Adelphi enrolls students from two years of age through twelfth grade. A strong emphasis is placed on small class size, individualized attention, self expression, critical thinking and challenging hands-on learning through Adelphi’s founding philosophy and dedication to the education of the “total child.” Adelphi students excel within a small, intimate, safe, caring, nurturing, and secure environment through Adelphi’s core values and founding principles of pride, tradition, spirit, and excellence. The student-teacher ratio is 8 to 1 and Adelphi is a New York State Regents Exempt Program with a 100% college application, acceptance and attendance rate. A founding member of the Coalition of Essential Schools, Adelphi receives its charter from the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York and has been a member of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools since 1928. Ms. Iphigenia Romanos serves as Head of School.
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Photos courtesy of Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn