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Nazareth Academy High School

Type: Day
Gender: Girls
4001 Grant Avenue
Philadelphia, PA

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Nazareth Academy High School was founded in 1928 and is the only private, Catholic high school for young women in Philadelphia. Located on the same beautiful campus as Holy Family University in suburban Northeast Philadelphia, Nazareth is a close-knit community of young women who achieve excellence in the classroom and strive to be leaders of Christian service in the community. Nazareth challenges its students with a rigorous college preparatory curriculum that is deeply rooted in the teachings of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth.

With a student-to-faculty ratio of nine-to-one and an average class size of 15 students, Nazareth is dedicated to an individualized educational approach.

With a state-of-the-art Innovation Center and by offering more than 40 clubs, 12 athletic teams, and 10 performing arts groups, Nazareth empowers its students to develop their interests and become lifelong learners in a global society. Young women who attend Nazareth live out the school’s mission each day by embracing faith, family, and education as they are challenged to attain their full potential academically, spiritually, and personally.

Awards or Certifications:

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

What is your teaching or educational philosophy?

Nazareth Academy, a private Catholic high school for young women, commits itself to teach the message of Jesus Christ and to encourage academic excellence. Students share their wealth of knowledge and depth of spirit in the Gospel values of concern and service, enabling them to develop an attitude of self-awareness to meet the challenges of this life while preparing themselves for eternal life. To prepare students for further studies and for life in the twenty-first century, Nazareth Academy provides a diversified college/university preparatory curriculum. The faculty incorporate various instructional methods and educational programs that challenge students to develop critical thinking skills and to apply their knowledge. A faculty, committed to living Christian values, guide students to their future roles as mature, self- determined women of faith, strong in personal worth and self-confidence. To acquire the social graces and skills necessary for successful participation in an adult society, students are provided opportunities that develop cultural and aesthetic values, while encouraging originality, curiosity and creativity in self-expression.

What is your mission statement?

Nazareth Academy High School is a Catholic, private, fully-accredited college preparatory school for young women, sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth.

Embracing faith, family and education, we challenge each student to attain her full potential academically, spiritually and personally.

While focusing on service to God and community, Nazareth Academy High School provides a rigorous academic curriculum and varied extra-curricular activities that inspire each student to achieve academic excellence and become a life-long learner in a global society.




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