From the Principal
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Welcome to Benedictine Academy and the 2019-2020 school year! My name is Ashley Powell and I am the proud Principal of Benedictine Academy. As I enter my 10th year with the school, I am a firm believer that Benedictine Academy is a community through which young women of the 21st century thrive and are set for success in the future. We are dedicated to educating and empowering young women in the Benedictine tradition. We believe in educating the whole student and provide several avenues through which our students can grow. Whether it be through academics, athletics, the arts or service opportunities, our students are given opportunities to become dedicated and passionate leaders within the Benedictine Community.
In my role as Principal, I work collaboratively with students, teachers, parents/guardians, staff, and Administration to ensure that our students receive a challenging, Catholic college preparatory education during their time here at the Academy. All of our courses are college preparatory and offer challenging and engaging educational opportunities catered to the needs of all students. We offer courses at various levels such as College Prep, Honors, Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment.
This year will be the third year that we offer a Dual Enrollment Public Speaking course during our school day, which has been accredited through Union County College. At the end of this class, students will receive three college credits to be transferred to the college of their choice. During the Senior year, students can enroll in our Option II program, which allows them to secure an internship or take college courses during the school day. In our quest in educating the whole student, students will be given at least two electives focused in the arts. While art programs have fallen to the wayside in other schools, our program continues to grow. We offer several courses designed to unleash the inner artist within our students, such as Drawing, Photography, Advanced Studio Art, and 2D art.
I am extremely blessed to work with a very dedicated administration, faculty, student body, and parent/guardian community. Thank you for choosing Benedictine Academy to be the vessel through which your daughter will be taught to listen, learn, love and lead in the Benedictine tradition. Let's make it a great year!
Ashley Powell, M.A