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 suburban-like campus as Holy Family University in beautiful Northeast Philadelphia, Nazareth is conveniently located less than 2.5 miles from both the I-95 Academy Road and Woodhaven Road exits. With both the Burlington-Bristol and Betsy Ross Bridges less than eight miles away, Nazareth wide range of students come from Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties in Pa., as well as Gloucester and Burlington counties in N.J.
Nazareth Academy High School is a sisterhood of young women who achieve excellence in the classroom and strive to be leaders of Christian service in the community. The school 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. Impressively, Nazareth Academy High School’s Class of 2022 received more than $47.4 million in college scholarships and grants, averaging nearly $470,000 per student.
With a student-to-faculty ratio of eight-to-one and an average class size of 15 students, Nazareth is dedicated to an individualized educational approach. The close relationships and rapport that develop between students and faculty encourage learning that fosters critical thinking skills, strong written and oral communication skills, creativity, collaboration and self-confidence.
Through the co-curricular and extracurricular programs at Nazareth, young women engage in hands-on, interactive experiences that allow them to both explore and enhance their talents. With a state-of-the-art Innovation Center, 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. While focusing on service to God and others, Nazareth offers a rigorous academic curriculum and varied extracurricular activities that provide an unrivaled comprehensive experience.
Rooted in Tradition
Over the past 93 years, Nazareth Academy has remained rooted in its time-honored traditions, which are unique and unlike what you’d find in any other high school. Just ask any student or graduate who can surely recall fond stories of their time on campus. Traditions such as Freshman Week, Junior Ring Mass and Baccalaureate Mass in the beautiful chapel are what strengthen and enrich the Nazareth sisterhood. Among the school-wide traditions; specific days are designated to pay tribute to each individual class.
These beloved Nazareth traditions are reminders that the school is rooted in the charism of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth: loving relationships, faithful listening and finding God in every day. The charism keeps Nazareth committed to creating a community of love and hope which celebrates the oneness of the human family and of the Nazareth Sisterhood.
Come See for Yourself
Nazareth Academy High School is hosting an open house on Saturday, Oct. 15. This open house gives prospective students and parents the opportunity to learn about everything Nazareth has to offer—academics, athletics, performing arts, extracurricular activities, community service, sisterhood, traditions and more. Prospective students and parents will hear from Nazareth students, parents, faculty, staff and administrators to gain a better vision of the Nazareth Academy experience.
For eighth-grade students, Nazareth will be hosting shadow days which provide a great opportunity to meet students and faculty and to see what it is like to be a Panda for a day. Shadow days are taking place now and will run through early December.
Nazareth will also be hosting an entrance and scholarship exam on Saturday, Oct. 22 and Saturday, Nov. 5 for students who are applying for the Class of 2027. This test is a critical tool in the admissions process, and only students who take the exam at Nazareth are eligible for academic scholarship consideration.
To learn more about the Nazareth Academy High School experience and for information regarding the admissions process, visit NazarethAcademyHS.org/Admissions or call the Admissions Office at (215) 268-1026.
Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Family Magazine, Volume 13, Issue 5.
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