An Early Christmas Day Celebration for Alverno Heights Academy

And the winner of the class tree decorating contest is…(drum roll…)… the Alverno Heights Academy Seniors! Alverno Christmas Day ended in with a fun afternoon of tacky Christmas tree decorating, cookie decorating, ugly sweater contest and hot cocoa! Each state had to decorate their tree to represent Alverno, the spirit of their class and of course, the spirit of Christmas! All the classes did an amazing job putting everything together.

The Freshman class created a Birthday themed tree, because AHA is celebrating its 60th birthday! The Sophomores had a Big Bird tree dedicated to reminiscing about childhoods as AHA approach the end of a decade. The Grinch came to life as the Juniors tree embodied this Christmas story! Lastly, the Seniors took the trophy with their tree! With photos of everyone in their class, ornaments that represented their state color, special senior items and a graduation cap atop the tree to replace the typical star – it truly embodied Alverno and Christmas! It was a festive Christmas celebration!

About Alverno Heights Academy

Alverno Heights Academy is an all-girls, independent, progressive Catholic, college preparatory school dedicated to its mission of empowering each young woman to be exactly the person she wants to be. Located on the property of the former Barlow Estate in Sierra Madre, California, Alverno Heights Academy was founded in 1960 by the Sisters of St. Francis who sought to create an environment in the San Gabriel Valley where young women could become informed and knowledgeable persons. Later renamed Alverno High School and sponsored by the Immaculate Heart Community, Alverno’s program—academic, spiritual, aesthetic, social, and physical—has been shaped by the staff, trustees, and students. As Alverno Heights Academy once again, the school remains committed to its mission by encouraging each of their young women to be who they imagine. For more information about Alverno Heights Academy, please visit




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