Moravian Academy Journal: Community

December 09, 2022

The fall 2022 issue of the Journal is now available, and the theme is community.


Read the Fall 2022 Community Issue

Dear reader, 

When we ask our families, faculty, students, and alumni what it is, exactly, that makes Moravian Academy special in its distinct, enduring way, the answer almost always involves the theme of this issue — its community.

When our graduates embark on their futures at the right-fit colleges and, later, careers of their dreams, it’s our community that connects them with their teachers and friends long after they’ve received their diplomas, including Peter Puleo ’12MA, Andie Burns ’10SS, ’14MA, and the score of alumni who celebrate marriages, births, new jobs, and other life developments in Class Notes (page 52).

When our Search Committee endeavored to select Moravian Academy’s next Head of School, it was our community that compelled then-Interim Head, Adrianne Finley Odell, to explore being considered as a candidate for the long-term headship. We are pleased to announce, upon thorough and careful consideration from the Search Committee, that Ms. Finley Odell has indeed become a permanent member of our community as Moravian’s first female and eighth Head of School (page 36).

When kindergarteners play together on the Swain Campus playground as one giggling, bubbly class (page 19), or when students bond while adventuring on overnight retreats (page 24), or when families from all campuses join us for Country Fair, the International Festival for All Families, or for other favorite traditions, they build the beloved community that has been a cherished part of school life for over two and a half centuries.

Maybe you are an alum who attended Alumni Reunion this fall, or maybe you are a parent who cheered on the Lions at a home soccer game or tennis match. Maybe it’s been a while since you connected with the people and places of Moravian Academy. Please know that no matter how long it has been, wherever you’re reading this, or to whichever campus you call home, you are an important part of our community, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.


Julia Fox
Associate Director of Communications



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