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History

Ancillae-Assumpta Academy has a proud history-

a history rich in tradition and woven with the fabric of imagination and vision.

1946 -  Handmaids began kindergarten classes at 2025 Church Road in Wyncote, PA

1947 -  Ancillae Academy, a school for girls, was begun

1957 -  Assumpta Academy, a school for boys, was begun

1969 -  Schools merged as Ancillae-Assumpta Academy 

1971 -  Academy received its licensure by the PA State Board of Private Academic Schools

1971 -  Montessori method of education was introduced into our nursery and kindergarten programs

1980 -  First accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

1980 -  Construction of Fiat building began

1986 -  Recognized by the Department of Education as an "Exemplary Private School"

1989 -  Recognized by the Department of Education as  a "Drug Free School"

1989 -  Administration was restructured to include positions of director (Sr. Elizabeth McCoy) and principal (Sr. Maureen Gillespie)

1990 -  Reaccredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools for a special project on the R.I.C.E. Process

1992 -  Awarded "Blue Ribbon School of Excellence" honor

2001 -  Received third reaccreditation by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools presenting a colloquim entitled "The R.I.C.E. Process: Building our Future Together with Technology and Fine Arts"

2001 -  Construction of McCoy Center began

2004 -  Sister Elizabeth McCoy passed away

2005-2010 -  Campus Renovations took place including Student Dining Room, Library, Middle School classrooms, Link, Chapel, and STEM Lab

2010 -  Earned second "Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence" honor

2012 -  Fourth reaccreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools with "Renewing the Vision" protocol 

 Read the Full History of AAA to learn more.

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