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The only private, Catholic high school for girls in Philadelphia

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Nazareth Academy High School
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Nazareth Academy High School was founded in 1928 and is the only private, Catholic high school for girls 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 Academy High 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. Nazareth Academy High School’s Class of 2021 received more than $30.6 million in college scholarships and grants and had a college acceptance rate of 100%.

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.

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.

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Come See Naz for Yourself!

Nazareth Academy High School is hosting an Open House on Wednesday, April 27th. 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. During Open House, prospective students and parents will take a student-led tour of Nazareth and will hear from faculty, staff, and administration to gain a better vision of the Naz experience.

For seventh grade students, Nazareth will be hosting Shadow Days so that students can experience some of Nazareth’s freshman year classes. These Shadow Days provide a great way for seventh graders to meet teachers, interact with students, and see what it is like to be a Panda for a day. Shadow Days will take place from early March through early May.

Nazareth will be hosting its Pre-7th & Pre-8th Grade Summer Enrichment Program from Monday, June 27th to Friday, July 15th. This program is designed for girls who want to strengthen their test-taking skills and academically enrich themselves. Classes will focus on HSPT (High School Placement Test) prep in both math and English. There will also be an introduction to our fine arts, foreign language, and STEM programs. Nazareth will also be offering a variety of extracurricular and athletic camps this summer.

To learn more about the Nazareth Academy High School experience and for information regarding the admissions process, visit or call the Admissions Office at 215.268.1026.