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Overview

IHA has a variety of extensive facilities, from the 700-seat Patricia Sollitto Performing Arts Center used for drama, choral, and music programs and school liturgies, to the fully-equipped Information Commons (IC). Completed in the fall of 2006, the Information Commons provides the resources of a traditional library with advanced information management and retrieval capabilities. Two large desktops with state-of-the-art scanners are also available for students' use. The IC provides small meeting rooms, a conference room, a school archive section, the Writing Center, and comfortable workspaces for students using laptops. The small meeting rooms are used for students to study, hold meetings and tutoring sessions, and so much more.

 

IHA has a large gymnasium (with motorized bleachers new in 2012) for physical education classes and sports activities, a full-service and newly renovated cafeteria, a large music/performance room, four science labs and a spacious student lounge/multipurpose room. Our beautiful Sisters' Chapel and high-tech television/broadcasting studio were both dedicated in January of 2009. The TV studio, which includes an editing suite with advanced editing hardware and software, is responsible for broadcasting our WIHA morning announcements on televisions in all of the classrooms. And outside, IHA boasts a full-sized Field Turf™ outdoor field and four tennis courts for sports and physical education classes.

 

During the 2011-2012 school year, IHA added a brand new art studio, four new classrooms, and the innovative Vincent Herold Fitness Center with top-of-the-line sports performance and workout equipment. In collaboration with the Archdiocese of Newark, IHA has also entered into a new and exciting solar energy program. Solar panels have been added to the roof, estimated to generate about 40 percent of electricity used, saving the school energy costs and allowing IHA to keep its commitment to the “go green” movement!