Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn Hosts
Virtual “Mismatch Day” Event
BAY RIDGE – As part of its innovative and engaging distance learning program, Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn held its first-ever virtual Spirit Day event on Friday, April 24th, 2020, as Adelphians celebrated “Mismatch Day!” The event served as a chance for all members of the Adelphi school community to express themselves with the most colorfully mismatched outfits they could create at home, while showing school spirit and unity in a time of crisis.
Students and faculty members reported for their online classes that day sporting different-colored socks, different shoes, shorts worn over pants, multiple neckties and different-colored hair clips. Some wore their hair in two different styles – i.e. a ponytail and a braid – while others turned their clothing inside out or wore competing brands. The event also engaged parents and guardians, many of whom eagerly dressed up and posed alongside their proud Adelphians in beautifully mismatched ensembles!
“Mismatch Day” served as the perfect chance for Adelphians to come together and make online learning even more enjoyable, according to Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn’s Head of School Ms. Iphigenia Romanos.
“Adelphi Academy’s transition to distance learning has been a smooth one, certainly, but we are always working to find new ways to engage our students in activities and traditions that they have become accustomed to taking place inside the building,” Ms. Romanos said. “The schoolwide excitement generated by hosting a virtual Spirit Day like ‘Mismatch Day’ speaks to the sense of unity and pride that continues to exist at Adelphi!”
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