Lots of Love at Adelphi on Valentine’s Day!

Adelphians show off their red, white and pink outfits on Valentine's Day!

Adelphians show off their red, white and pink outfits on Valentine’s Day!

BAY RIDGE – There was lots of love at Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn on Valentine’s Day, February 14th, 2020! Students, faculty and staff came to school dressed in red, pink and white clothing as part of a special themed Dress Down Day devoted to the international day of love! The colorfully clad Adelphians also showed love for each other and the Academy by giving and receiving Valentine’s Day Candy Grams. Members of Adelphi’s Student Advisory Board spent part of the day delivering hundreds of these special items, which included delicious lollipops and candies as well as adorable plush toys.

Adelphians of all ages enjoyed posing for photos together to illustrate the sense of love and appreciation that all students share at Adelphi. When the Candy Gram deliveries began, students and staff were all smiles. It was clear that love was in the air at Adelphi!

Head of School Ms. Iphigenia Romanos said, “Valentine’s Day is the perfect time for Adelphians to show love for each other and their school by participating in the annual Red, Pink & White Dress Down Day and sending and receiving Candy Grams! Students and staff dressed comfortably while furthering the message of love and respect that permeates Adelphi’s daily approach to educating the total child. It was extremely heartwarming to see so many children and adults share Candy Grams with each other to make a very special day even more special.”

Upper Schoolers Susan and Ilona strike an appropriate Valentine's Day pose!

Upper Schoolers Susan and Ilona strike an appropriate Valentine’s Day pose!

Student Advisory Board member WIlliam delivers a Valentine's Day Candy Gram to Middle Schooler Rohaan!

Student Advisory Board member WIlliam delivers a Valentine’s Day Candy Gram to Middle Schooler Rohaan!

As the oldest private, independent, continuing, coeducational, college-preparatory day school in the borough and one of the oldest in the nation, Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn, “the little school of big dreams” has been “effectively preparing young people for college, career, and life, one day at a time” for over 150 years. Founded in 1863 and located in the historic Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn, Adelphi enrolls students from two years of age through twelfth grade. A strong emphasis is placed on small class size, individualized attention, self expression, critical thinking and challenging hands-on learning through Adelphi’s founding philosophy and dedication to the education of the “total child”. Adelphi students excel within a small, intimate, safe, caring, nurturing, and secure environment through Adelphi’s core values and founding principles of pride, tradition, spirit, and excellence. The student-teacher ratio is 8 to 1 and Adelphi is a New York State Regents Exempt Program with a 100% college application, acceptance and attendance rate. A founding member of the Coalition of Essential Schools, Adelphi receives its charter from the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York and has been a member of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools since 1928. Ms. Iphigenia Romanos serves as Head of School.

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Photos courtesy of Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn