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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 takes place.

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.  Mrs. Marian Dondero became the first lay director of the Academy.

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.  Mrs. Kerry Harp began service as interium school director.

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

2013 - Mrs. Amy Lintner, current school director, accepted school leadership position. 

2016 - The Academy earns the Apple Distinguished Program recognition for 2016-2018 for its best practices in education.

 Read the Full History of AAA to learn more.

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