MT. VERNON, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Montfort Academy’s chairman of the board, Richard Greco, Jr., today announced the selection of Mr. Kyle Pridgen as the first Richard and Barbara Naclerio Classical Scholar at The Montfort Academy. Named after successful entrepreneur Richard Naclerio of Pelham Manor, NY and his wife Barbara, the Classical Scholars Program at The Montfort Academy was created to support and facilitate the work of emerging academic leaders from among The Montfort Academy’s high school faculty who have distinguished themselves in their abilities to teach their subject matter within the interdisciplinary context required of classical Catholic education, their abilities to enliven their classrooms through the use of the Socratic method, and their leadership and dedication to faculty moderation of extracurricular activities.
Kyle Pridgen is The Montfort Academy’s teacher of Astronomy, Biology, and Chemistry. He is the Faculty Advisor for The Montfort Academy’s Astronomy Club, The Montfort Academy’s Student Council, and The Montfort Academy’s winning boys soccer team. Kyle Pridgen is The Montfort Academy’s liaison to The Hudson River Museum for an interdisciplinary academic program underwritten by The Carvel Foundation. He has also led a student mission trip to Honduras.
Richard Greco said, “Kyle Pridgen brings excellence, joy, and passion to The Montfort Academy as our teacher of Astronomy, Biology, and Chemistry. He is the perfect inaugural Richard and Barbara Naclerio Classical Scholar because his mission is to help form a new generation of young scientists who will be continually dedicated to pursuing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics virtuously and excellently.”
Richard Naclerio said, “Barbara and I are so happy that Kyle Pridgen is the inaugural Classical Scholar at The Montfort Academy. Kyle a true Christian man who understands Galileo’s observation that mathematics and science are the language and laws with which God created the universe.”
About The Montfort Academy
The Montfort Academy is an award winning classical Catholic high school in Mt. Vernon, NY. Consistently ranked among the best 50 Catholic high schools in America, Montfort is one of the only classical high schools in the nation and conducts classes using the Socratic methodology. The Montfort Academy’s curriculum draws on thousands of years of educational tradition, offering courses in Latin, Greek, Astronomy, Debate & Rhetoric, Civics, Geography, Chivalry, Economics, and many other subjects in the sciences, mathematics, technology, literature, and history. The Montfort Academy has a 100% college admissions rate and seeks to graduate students prepared for college and beyond, well-balanced in mind, body, and soul. For more information on The Montfort Academy please call headmaster David Petrillo (Lt Col, USAF, ret.) at 914-699-7090 or visit the website http://www.themontfortacademy.org.