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Blue Ribbon for the ANC Garden

As part of it's Community Greening Contest, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has awarded a Blue Ribbon to the ANC Educational Garden. Noting that the gardens were selected from over 350 entries, the PHS invited representatives to attend the award ceremony at the Governor's Mansion in December, as well as to the award ceremony at the PHS sponsored Philadelphia Flower Show in the first week of March.

In an article in the Weekly Wire, reporter Matt Schickling remarked on the dual function of the gardens, both as something that adds aesthetic beauty to the neighborhood and as an outdoor classroom. The ANC Educational Garden and the Bryn Athyn College Garden were nominated anonymously in tandem, and receive the award jointly.



Spanish Exchange 2015

Back by popular demand, the ANC Spanish classes are repeating the exchange with La Purísimsa school in Valencia, Spain. ANC students and teachers will travel to Valencia over spring break 2015 to live with host families, attend classes and tour Valencia as well as spend a weekend in Barcelona. ANC students will be in Valencia during preparations for the region’s biggest festival of the year: Las Fallas. They will get to experience the daily fireworks, numerous parades and gigantic ninots - huge paper-mache statues that commemorate and satirize the past year. In Barcelona, students will visit Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia cathedral and Casa Mila La Pedrera as well as Las Ramblas and Montjuic Mountain.

The Spanish students will be coming to ANC March 20-30, 2015 to stay with host families, attend ANC classes and also take day trips to surrounding points of interest. On March 30th, they will depart by bus for New York City, leaving directly from there to return to Spain on the first of April.

The trip is open to Spanish students of all levels. For the exact itinerary and prices, please see “Spanish Exchange VALENCIA (pdf).” There is a limited amount of financial aid available. Please contact Profesora Sarah Waelchli for more information or with any questions you may have.


Her Teaching Career Spanned 7 Decades

Morna Hyatt's name is synonymous with the Academy. In a career that spanned seven decades, she filled any number of teaching and administrative rolls -- always smiling, always helpful, always thoughtful. From the Reverend Eric Carswell's memorial statement:

"Morna’s decades of service to the Academy of the New Church and commitment to New Church education is a significant part of the history of this institution. During her career she taught subjects that were her strength and also helped out when needed by teaching subjects well removed from her main competency.

"She started out teaching Physical Education (much to the amusement of her siblings) and English. During her career she also taught Geography, French, Latin, Biology, Human Body, General Science, and early on focused on her primary strength Mathematics."



Congratulations to the Class of Fourteen

The Class of 2014 is looking forward to a fun summer and then it will be on to the next step of life. On a beautiful Saturday morning in June, the school community came together to mark their commencement.

Enjoy pictures of:

  • the Pre-ceremony,
  • the Ceremony,
  • the Girls School Graduates,
  • the Boys School Graduates
  • and the Celebration.
  • Friday

    ANC Boys Take Friends LAX Title

    Jesse Frazier put the Lions in the lead, 9-8, with five minutes left, and Shane McCurdy scored the insurance goal two minutes later, with an assist from sophomore James Vandegrift. Frazier, a junior, scored 5 goals; Vandegrift had two goals and four assists.

    It was a turn-around year for the Lions under first year head coach Rob Forster. Last season ANC struggled through a 5-13 record. The Lions defense came up big toward the end of the game to secure the 10-8 victory against Westtown.


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