The 58th PMA Commencement Ceremony is
Friday, May 24, 2019
Dupre Sports and Arts Center / PMA Campus
Rising 8th graders, before you officially become an 8th grader, sign up for the Pre-HSPT test just for 7th graders.
This test, published and scored by Scholastic Testing Service, contains questions from out of circulation HSPTs. They are scored and based on the norms of a 7th grade student, making it an excellent predictor of the HSPT scores you will take in the fall.
Please sign up by using the following form.
Attention middle school students; make the most of your summer with our fun & informative sessions.
AUGUST 5th – 8th from 9 AM-1 PM
RISING 8TH GRADERS ONLY
Learn from experienced PMA Staff in targeted English and math sessions. at the end of this four day intensive, you’ll be ready for the HSPT in the Fall!
PANTHER PERFORMANCE MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP
AUGUST 12th -15th from 9 AM-NOON
RISING SIXTH GRADERS – RISING NINTH
Four fun-filled days of scene study, vocal coaching, choreography, and play production. All your work culminates in a Thursday afternoon performance!
AUGUST 19th -22nd from 9 AM-NOON
RISING SIXTH GRADERS – RISING NINTH
Four days of camaraderie, fun and expert instruction from PMA’s Varsity Volleyball Coach.you’ll be ready for the HSPT in the Fall!
Use the following form to register for all Summer Programs. You will be directed to a PayPal link to complete registration.
You can access the PMA sports schedule on the following website: https://www.rschoolmassachusetts.org/public/genie/1263/school/2/
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
PMA broke ground on Tuesday, June 27 beginning the transformation of the front of the school into an atrium style entrance, improving the overall layout, functionality and accessibility.
PMA is located on the historic grounds of millionaire Edward F. Searles, best known locally for his stone-walls located throughout Methuen, MA, Salem, NH and Windham, NH. The main entrance of PMA was Mr. Searles former carriage house built in the late the late 1800’s. PMA opened its doors to the first students in 1958. The time has come to commit to a complete renovation and yet still respect the historic structure where the school was established.
Mr. Angelo Petrozzelli, former parent and owner of Design Partnership Architects, Inc, of Haverhill, MA has been working with PMA for the past two years, developing plans to help PMA create a vision and now will turn this vision into a reality with the help of CBC Construction. The goal is for the construction to take place during the summer and be complete early fall.
This is a very exciting time, said Rose Maria DiFiore Redman, ’85, Head of school, I have been working at PMA for 28 years, as a teacher, Assistant Principal. Principal and now Head of School. During my time here, I have witnessed many changes, including the building of the Dupre Center in 2002, becoming a co-ed institution in 2011, creating a dorm in 2012 housing international students from 11 different countries, and now this. Change is very exciting and I cannot think of anyone who embraces the challenge and exhilaration of change as much as PMA.
The cost for renovations is projected to be $750,000. PMA launched their Discover the Potential Capital Campaign, with the goal of raising $1 million at their annual Legacy Gala and Auction Evening on March 31, to fund this project and increase endowments for future student scholarships.
PMA’s Proposed New Entrance
In 2002, PMA, looking to the future, embarked on a $1 Million Capital Campaign to build the Dupre Center. This monumental undertaking added a new larger athletic center, theater and expanded arts center. Alumni, parents, community partners, and friends all showed their belief in the future of PMA with their financial support.
Flash forward to 2017, and PMA is again looking to invest in our future. A ground breaking occurred on June 27 to begin the renovation of the Edward F. Searles Carriage House which is the center of the Academy building. This exciting expansion will include a new sun-drenched, atrium style entrance along with other internal improvements which will enhance the Academy as well as improve accessibility and safety for our students, staff, and visitors. Today the need is great. The 2017-2020 Capital Campaign needs to raise $1 Million for the renovation and build our endowment.
Will you be a part of PMA’s future?
Please consider your gift today to be part of PMA’s continued legacy. We count on you to continue to allow students to discover themselves at PMA.
Make a gift securely online with your credit card
Or mail your donation to Presentation of Mary Academy, Attention Advancement Office, 209 Lawrence Street, Methuen, MA 01844
You Can Help Future PMA students Discover their Potential with a gift today!
BRICKS – If you are interested in purchasing a brick to cement your legacy into the new PMA Walkway please email the development office at email@example.com. 8×8 bricks are available for $1,000 and 4×8 bricks are available for $500.