Student Advisory Board members welcome Adelphians back to school!

Students, Lights Shine at Adelphi’s
Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

Director of Academy Operations Mr. Albert C. Corhan helps Lower Schooler Vanessa and dad hang an ornament on Adelphi’s community tree!

Director of Academy Operations Mr. Albert C. Corhan helps Lower Schooler Vanessa and dad hang an ornament on Adelphi’s community tree!

BAY RIDGE – Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn students, staff members, families and supporters joined several notable community leaders for an evening of live holiday music, hot cocoa, holiday cookies and a special tree lighting ceremony on the grounds of the historic Academy at 8515 Ridge Boulevard on Wednesday, December 11th, 2019. The standing-room-only event was generously sponsored by the Ben Bay Kiwanis Club.

The Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony allowed Adelphi to literally shine a light on more than 150 donors who had already sponsored real, 6-foot-tall trees on the Academy’s grounds to benefit Adelphi’s award-winning Project Succeed program for college-bound students with special needs. These special trees were illuminated with striking white lights and adorned with placards giving thanks to each sponsor. Also lit as part of the annual event was Adelphi’s majestic 40-foot school community tree, which stood dressed in colorful holiday lights to signify the diversity of the Adelphi school community. Several unique ornaments were hung on this tree by representatives of Adelphi’s Lower, Middle and Upper School, as well as Adelphi’s Faculty and Staff, parent body and members of the community as part of a special ceremony.

Former State Senator Marty Golden was in attendance, as was Merchants of Third Avenue Co-Treasurer Brian Chin of Northfield Bank and members of the Ben-Bay Kiwanis Club, the evening’s sponsor. All of the evening’s guests and families in attendance enjoyed a special performance by Adelphi’s talented Performing Chorus accompanied by faculty & staff.

Upper Schoolers perform a moving rendition of

Upper Schoolers perform a moving rendition of “Little Drummer Boy.”

“Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn’s Annual Holiday Tree Lighting features a special performance by our talented Performing Chorus members and allows families to share in the spirit of the holidays as we publicly thank all of our generous donors who sponsor a tree in support of Adelphi’s Project Succeed program,” said Head of School Ms. Iphigenia Romanos. “Everyone counted down together as more than 150 trees were lit for all of Bay Ridge to see!”

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.
More than 150 trees shined brightly on Adelphi’s spacious grounds!

More than 150 trees shined brightly on Adelphi’s spacious grounds!

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Photos courtesy of Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn