One of the Academy’s most meaningful holiday events is the Stocking Drive, a tradition for over forty years spearheaded by the student council. In late November “STUCO” representatives provide students in their homeroom with the gender and grade of a child to fill a stocking for and remind classmates that their stocking may be the only present that this child receives. Suggested items include small toys, toiletries, winter hats, mittens and scarves, art and school supplies. The Drive will culminate when the entire school joins in chapel on Thursday, December 10 at 8:10 a.m. for the Christmas Prayer Service with each student placing her stocking on the altar.
The Student Council is then responsible for distributing stockings to various outreach programs. This year stockings will be directed to schools in New Haven—St. Francis/St. Rose, St. Martin de Porres Schools, and public elementary schools.