Adelphians Channel Their Inner Superhero on Hero Day!
BAY RIDGE – There’s a hero inside every Adelphian! That was made evident on Thursday, September 30th, 2021 as the entire school came together to show school spirit on Hero Day! Students, faculty and staff came to Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn dressed as their favorite superheroes for the first of Adelphi’s monthly Spirit Day events.
Adelphians of all ages dressed as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Captain America, among other popular comic book characters. Lower Schoolers especially enjoyed reading the official Superhero Rules — 1) Be extraordinary, 2) Be brave, 3) Only use your powers for good, 4) Fight crime, 5) Always do your best and 6) Dream big — then posed in front of a giant superhero backdrop set up inside the Academy’s Panther Cafe.
Head of School Ms. Iphigenia Romanos said, “Hero Day allows students and staff to tap into their own heroic qualities — from being polite and respectful to assisting others in need at all times. This very special Spirit Day event illustrates the fact that there is a hero inside every Adelphian!”
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 three 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