TMLA  seniors Molly Breslin, Samantha Merino and Gabby Vega were honored at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on March 24 for their Gold Key achievements in 2017 Scholastic Art Awards.  The work of these students will be on display at the Met until May 29.  In addition TMLA senior Art students Molly Breslin, Chloe Calonge,  Amelia Dempsey,  Taylor Duval,   Amanda Lallemand ,  Samantha Merino, Kayla Rooney, Gabby Vega  were honored for their Scholastic Art Awards at Parsons School of Design at The New School on March 19.


TMLA ‘s Summer Fest programs offer a month full of many types of courses, including Engineering, as well as a full program of TACHS Prep.  Musical Theatre, Art Studio, Web Design, 3D printing, Irish Dancing, Italian Cooking, Gardening, Babysitter w/CPR certificate and many more courses are offered. Our catalog for these Summer Fest courses and TACHS Prep may be seen at this link –  All registration is online.

A special week-long program of STEM study with a focus on Engineering in conjunction with Cabrillo College is being offered. A description of this program and registration information for this program may be found at this link –

TMLA hosted 20 students (9 boys and 11 girls) and 6 Administrators as part of our ongoing programs with the Istituto Secondario Gaetano Curcio in Ispica, Sicily.  For the last 8 years, we have been conducting video conferences with the Italian students giving TMLA students the opportunity to practice their Italian Language skills.

In addition to the visit on March 16,  for the last two years we have had Cultural Exchanges with the Instituto whereby TMLA students have gone to live for a week with a prearranged Italian family and their daughter has come to live with the TMLA student for a week.  From the smiles in the photo one can see the success of these programs.


For the second year in a row, TMLA’s  JV Cheerleaders are Brooklyn/Queens Champions.   Hours of practice, including many weekends spent in the gym, have made the team proud winners of the B/Q championship plaque that is now on view in the General Office for all to see. Congratulations to the team and  coaches.   

In the CHSAA AA State Final, TMLA seniors Danielle Patterson and Jordan Nixon, combined for 49 points and 25 rebounds, as TMLA outlasted Monsignor Scanlan by the score of 66-55 in overtime.   The game was a thriller that saw 9 ties and 17 lead changes, but the Hilltoppers finally pulled away in overtime, outscoring Scanlan 15-4 in the extra session to earn the CHSAA AA State Title.

Congratulations to TMLA Varsity Basketball team for their recent diocesan and city victories. On Saturday, March 4, 2017 Mary Louis defeated Christ the King for the GCHSAA Brooklyn / Queens Championship. On Tuesday, March 7, 2017 Mary Louis defeated Monsignor Scanlan for the New York City GCHSAA Championship. Mary Louis will play Cardinal O’Hara on Friday, March 10, 2017 in the New York State Championship tournament at St. John’s Prep.  Winner will play in the Championship game on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Fordham University. Congratulations to the team and Coach Joann Arbitello.



TMLA is proud to announce that our Art majors have won an outstanding 20 awards in 2017 Scholastic Art and Writing Competition. Gold Key recipients Molly Bresslin, Samantha Merino, and Gabrielle Vega will be honored at The New School on March 19 and at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on March 24. Silver Key award winners are Chloe Calonge, Taylor Duval, Kayla Rooney, and Gabrielle Vega. Honorable Mention awards went to Chloe Calonge, Amelia Dempsey, Taylor Duval, Amanda Lallemand, and Kayla Rooney.  
Several of the winners’ works are here :

TMLA Senior Danielle Patterson has been selected as a McDonald’s All American and will participate in the 2017 All American Girls Basketball game on March 29 in Chicago.  Danielle is the first TMLA student athlete to receive this distinction. Representatives from McDonald’s presented Danielle with this award at a special assembly in the TMLA auditorium on Feb. 13.  During the presentation, Danielle thanked Mary Louis coach JoAnn Arbitello as well as all her coaches, trainers, team members and supporters.   Danielle has committed to the University of Notre Dame after graduation  in June.

TMLA has several new initiatives designed to provide young women with increased opportunities to achieve academic success, develop leadership skills, set career goals and form strategies to achieve those goals. The TMLA Pre-Medicine Program is available to motivated students who are interested in pursuing careers in medicine, dentistry, nursing and other health professions.  In order to receive departmental approval, sophomores and juniors must have a grade of 90 or above in Math 9 and 10 and in Science 9 and 10 courses.  TMLA Sports Medicine program is a multi-year track for motivated students interested in the fields of Sports Medicine, Athletic Training, and Physical Therapy. Working with TMLA Sports Medical staff students gain hands-on training with the potential to be certified as a Student Athletic Trainor.  STEM areas of Science, Technology,  Engineering and Math will involve students  in many courses from these different disciplines.
In addition to these areas, the Art Department will administer an Advanced Art Diploma Designation to any 4 year Art Major who, in addition to art concentration requirements, completes any of the following: internship at any one of the major museums in NYC, internship with any Chelsea Gallery, outside course with any of the major art colleges.

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