Mission & Vision —

Spiritual growth, pursue academic excellence, and encourage Christlike character development

The mission of Olivet Academy is to glorify God by guiding students to the knowledge of the Gospel of Jesus Christ by presenting a Christ-centered worldview through proper Biblical integration. The school seeks to promote spiritual growth, pursue academic excellence, and encourage Christlike character development in order to raise global Christian leaders.

Vision Statement

Olivet Academy Academy nurtures students to love the Lord and their neighbors and be greatly used by God to transform the world for His Kingdom (Matthew 22:37-40; Mark 12:30-31; Luke 10:27; Matthew 6:10; Luke 11:2; Matthew 28:18-20).

Expected Student Outcomes —

Spiritual Growth:

1. Students will develop a deep understanding of Christian values and principles.
2. Students will engage in regular spiritual practices, such as prayer, reflection, and community service.
3. Students will demonstrate empathy, compassion, and a commitment to serving others.

Academic Excellence:

1. Students will acquire a solid foundation in core subjects, including English, mathematics, science, and social studies.
2. Students will demonstrate critical thinking, problem-solving, and effective communication skills.
3. Students will embrace a love of learning and a curiosity that extends beyond the classroom.

Character Development:

1. Students will exhibit honesty, integrity, and ethical behavior in all aspects of their lives.
2. Students will cultivate strong interpersonal skills, promoting positive relationships within the school community.
3. Students will demonstrate resilience and perseverance in the face of challenges.

Cultural Awareness:

1. Students will appreciate and respect cultural diversity, fostering an inclusive and harmonious school environment.
2. Students will develop a global perspective, understanding the interconnectedness of the world.

Leadership and Service:

1. Students will be encouraged to take on leadership roles and actively contribute to the school and wider community.
2. Students will engage in meaningful service projects, demonstrating a commitment to making a positive impact on society.

Physical Well-being:

1. Students will understand the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise and proper nutrition.
2. Students will cultivate good habits that contribute to their overall well-being, both mentally and physically.

Technology Proficiency:

1. Students will be proficient in utilizing technology for research, communication, and creative expression.
2. Students will develop responsible and ethical digital citizenship skills.

Social Responsibility:

1. Students will be aware of social issues and develop a sense of responsibility toward addressing them.
2. Students will actively participate in community outreach programs and projects.

College and Career Readiness:

1. Students will be well-prepared for post-secondary education and/or career opportunities through academic achievement and skill development.

Faculty & Staff —

Middle and High School

Hailee Milligan

Social Studies Teacher, Middle/High School

Wayne Ruhl

English Teacher, Middle/High School

Francis Helgueo

Spanish Teacher, Middle/High School

Milo Tsukroff

Math Teacher, High School

Karyn Dugon

Math/Science Teacher, Middle/High School

Christopher Montalto

Science Teacher, Middle/High School

Stefanie Guggisberg

Social Studies Teacher, Middle School

Andrea Gariolo

Science Teacher, Middle School

Katherine Jane Taylor

English Teacher, High School

Michael Piccione

Physical Education Teacher

Matthew Kwon

ESL, Korean Teacher

Jamie Pan

ESL, Chinese Teacher

Elementary School

Amanda Levesque

Kindergarten Teacher

Nicole Banks

1st Grade Teacher

Kaitlin Ortolano

2nd Grade Teacher

Brianna M D'Amico

3rd Grade Teacher

Jennifer Byrne

4th Teacher

Marina I Ferreri

5th Grade Teacher

Caryn Presti

Special Reading Teacher

Mifa Kim

Music/Worship Teacher

Hathaway Tang

Bible, Substitute Teacher

Mia Yu

Bible, ESL Teacher

Macy Kim

Bible, Substitute Teacher


Matthew Na

Business Development Manager

Gloria Buen

Boarding School Coordinator

Lauren Choi

Boarding School Coordinator

Kevin Irish

Maintenance Staff, Manager

James Butts

Maintenance Staff

Robert J. Mahoney

Maintenance Staff

George Murphy

Maintenance Staff

William Shiffer


John Shiffer

Chef, Assistant

Ryan Shiffer

Chef, Assistant