November 2019
St. Josaphat

   Transfiguration Academy Tiger Tale
Going for Gold

Transfiguration Academy eighth-graders shined at the 21st annual Scholastic Olympics. A team of 16 students competed in the event held at St. Joseph's Regional High School on Oct. 23. Individual trophies were awarded to the top three finishers in art, English, spelling, mathematics, history, science, religion, computers and a Superquiz. Our winning students include Amy Kim, who came in first place in art; Uma Nath, who came in first place in mathematics; and Caroline Tharakan, who came in third place in English.  

The students said they are thrilled with their accomplishments. 

"When I heard my name being called for first place, I was shocked. I was so proud and thankful that I won and was able to participate," Amy said.

"After all the years spent practicing and developing math skills, it finally paid off at that moment," echoed Uma. 

"I was immediately put into a state of shock and surprise the second I heard my name called," Caroline added. "I would like to thank my English and reading teachers for teaching me throughout the years and providing me with the skills needed to compete. Lastly, I am so grateful that I was able to represent Transfiguration Academy in the English category, and the experience itself was wonderful."

"I am proud of the whole team," said Principal James Carlo. "This is a testament to the outstanding teaching and learning at Transfiguration."

Transfiguration Academy also placed third overall in total points, competing against 18 Catholic elementary schools from New Jersey and Rockland County, N.Y.

Alumni continue to excel

Special congratulations to Transfiguration alumni attending Bergen Catholic High School who were recently honored during their academic awards ceremony.

Shota Watanabe was inducted into the National Honor Society, Mathematics Honor Society and Tri-M Music Honor Society. He was also recognized as an AP Scholar and received the University of Rochester Xerox Award for Innovation and Information Technology.

Matthew Manahan was inducted into the National Honor Society and the Honor Society of the National Council for the Social Studies.

Thomas Lain was inducted into the Tri-M Music Honor Society.

Faith in action

In addition to education, Transfiguration Academy students remain dedicated to their community. In October, the student body collected $500 in donations for the American Cancer Society, $110 for Missions and more than 500 food items for the food pantry at St. John's Church. A true example of living out the Gospel values of love of God and love of neighbor!
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Parents wishing to provide their children with a quality Catholic education and those looking for alternatives to public school are encouraged to consider Transfiguration Academy. Please visit our website at and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to learn more about our academic, athletic and extracurricular opportunities. Transfiguration Academy is an investment in your child's future and much more affordable than you might expect.
For more information and/or to schedule a tour of the school, located at 10 Bradley Ave. in Bergenfield, please email or call the school office at 201-384-3627. Come and learn how the academy is committed to  strengthening faith, enlightening minds and transforming hearts ... one student at a time.

Upcoming academy events:

November 15 - Dress down day for Alzheimer's
November 21 - HSA meeting, Conlon Hall, 7 p.m.
November 22 - Dress down day for sports program; A night at the school, 7 p.m.-7a.m.
November 26 - Giving Tuesday, dress down day for Rachel's Vineyard
November 27 - Early Dismissal, 12 p.m., no aftercare
November 28-29 - Thanksgiving recess
December 5-6 - Holiday shop
School Information

Phone: (201) 384-3627
Fax: (201) 384-0293
Mailing address:  10 Bradley Avenue B ergenfield, NJ 07621 

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