Why Noonan

Noonan Academy maintains an environment that is a catalyst to learning. Not only do we have a teacher to student ratio that will allow the gifted, average, and at risk student to maximize their potential, we also have various levels of resources available to our students.

Our educational diagnostician becomes an educational safety net ensuring that all students achieve a higher level of personal self-sufficiency and success in school and within their community. Once a struggling student has been identified by the teacher, our diagnostician individually plans and systematically monitors accommodations and modifications to support the student’s progress. Her oversight and support enables the teacher to facilitate the student’s successful mastery of grade level skills and concepts.

In addition to identifying and supporting at risk students, she also identifies the above average and gifted students. Together with parents and staff, she creates a plan to challenge them. No child falls through the cracks at Noonan. Every child deserves the opportunity to reach his or her full potential in a nurturing, safe, and stimulating environment.


Classroom Statistics

Maximum Classroom Time

The combination of extended school days and limited number of teacher in service days translates into as much as 30 more days or 20% more classroom time than other local private schools. By the time the child reaches high school they will have had an additional 2 years of academic education.

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Small Classroom Size

In addition to Noonan students going to school an equivalent of 30 additional days per year, the classroom size is relatively half the size on neighboring schools. The student faculty ratio is among the best in the area at 7:1. The smaller classrooms allow for better learning conditions, personal attention, and increased levels of participation. All of which add to the students academic experience.




Test Scores

Superior Test Scores

The Noonan Advantage has resulted in superior standardized test scores in every subject area listed compared to the national average.

(Below are the SAT Test results for Kindergarten, First, Third, Fifth and Seventh grades for the 2016-2017 academic school year.  The BLUE bar represents Noonan Elementary Academy, the PURPLE bar represents the National Average.)

Kindergarten – 2016/2017 School Year

First Grade – 2016/2017 School Year

Third Grade – 2016/2017 School Year

Fifth Grade – 2016/2017 School Year

Seventh Grade – 2016/2017 School Year



Student/Faculty/Parent Testimonials

Student Testimonials:

“Noonan Academy has influenced me in many ways. I had been to a lot of other schools before finally coming here. Those schools didn’t have as good of a curriculum. This school has made me smarter, not just in school, but also in my religion.” Kelsey, Student

“Noonan is my home away from home. It’s a family to me. Classmates are like brothers and sisters, and teachers are like parents. They always want you to do your best. They are great role models, and I couldn’t have asked for a better education” Annie, Student

“I have been at Noonan for eight years, and every year I have learned something new. I have been influenced most though in my religion. Noonan has helped my family create a more stable spiritual relationship with God.” Brandon, Student

“When I came to Noonan, I was the shyest and quietest person. I would never have been able to achieve the things I can do today if I had not gone to this fantastic school. I definitely came out of my shell after all the speeches I have given.” Maddy, Student

“In all of my classes here at Noonan, I feel that I am in a comfortable learning environment, but I am always challenged by my teachers. The things I have learned at Noonan Academy will not only help me in high school, but will also prepare me for the challenges of the rest of my life.” Brando, Student

Faculty Testimonials:

“I am passionate about teaching children valuable life skills. At Noonan, I find it satisfying that other staff members share this passion with me: it takes big hearts to help shape little minds.” Ms. Molly Maher, Teacher

“I became a teacher because I wanted to make a difference in the world. By encouraging them, being positive, and offering guidance, I believe I am challenging them to be their best.” Mrs. Colleen Farrell, Teacher

“The students at Noonan Academy are getting an extraordinary education. An outstanding academic curriculum and a strong spiritual foundation are just a few things Noonan can offer. Students also learn how to work with others, develop friendships, and reach their potentials here. The Noonan experience will open many doors for our students later.” Mr. Joseph Dunn, Principal

“As the founder of Noonan Academy, I found it my vocation to help guide children spiritually and provide the best educational experience. It is here, in this school, where students will develop a foundation needed to lead a successful and fulfilling life. It is a privilege to open the minds and hearts of children to the love of Christ. And I am proud to say Noonan Academy offers students both a superior education and the support of a warm Catholic community.” Roberta Noonan, Founder

“Noonan’s foundation unites mind and purpose. Daily we encourage students to see the world as place they can find both God and themselves. Noonan provides a solid foundation for the students to get the best education and spiritual guidance.” Mr. Clyde Gualandri, Teacher

Parent Testimonials:

“I have two children enrolled and both are thriving academically and socially. The curriculum is solid and the teachers are fantastic. As a parent, I appreciate the focus on character education. I highly recommend Noonan to any parent who wants a quality education for their child in a safe, loving environment.” John, Noonan Parent

“I believe Noonan has given my three children values. I feel the love and dedication of the staff and principal are vital to creating an environment where children feel safe and loved. Noonan has taught my children to share their love, faith and knowledge with others, especially in their own family.” Tim, Noonan Parent

“I’m so impressed with the SAT scores for the school. The school scored above the national average in every category and grade level. My children both scored very well. My children have been attending for 5 years and we are looking forward to another great year!” Joan, Noonan Parent

“I have a 4th grader and a 1st grader at Noonan. They are both excelling in every subject and love the school. I love the small class sizes and the individualized help they get when needed. The teachers are very quick to address any concerns that I’ve had and they are very willing to help in any way.” Katherine, Noonan Parent

“As a parent of four current Noonan Academy students, I am very impressed with the school, its challenging curriculum and its excellent staff. From my first visit, it was apparent to me that this is a place where teaching and learning take place in a positive atmosphere.” Karen, Noonan Parent


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Noonan Elementary Academy Mission Statement

Our Academy is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

We are committed to excellence. We are ordinary people who, with God’s help, will accomplish the extraordinary. When parents and school work together reinforcing each other every step of the way, the children will win. We love and respect one another. The child must see us acting in unison and speaking with one voice. We must be family.