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The only private, Catholic high school for young women in Philadelphia

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Nazareth Academy High School
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Founded in 1928, Nazareth Academy High School 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. Nazareth students come from Bucks, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties in PA and with both the Burlington-Bristol and Betsy Ross Bridges less than 8 miles away, students come from Gloucester and Burlington Counties in NJ. 

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. 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. Nazareth Academy High School’s Class of 2023 earned more than $38 million in college scholarships and grants.

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. The close relationship 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 reach 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.

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Come See Naz for Yourself!

Nazareth Academy High School is hosting an Open House on Saturday, October 14th. 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 Naz experience. 

For 8th 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 will begin at the end of September and will go until early December.  

For students who are applying for the Class of 2028, Nazareth will also be hosting an Entrance & Scholarship Exam on Saturday, October 21st and Saturday, November 4th. This test is a critical tool in the admissions process, and only students who take the Entrance & Scholarship Exam at Nazareth are eligible for scholarship consideration. 

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.