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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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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 students come from Bucks, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties in Pa., and 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. 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 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 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.

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 15th. 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’s like to be a Panda for a day. Shadow Days will begin at the end of September and will go until early December

Nazareth will also be hosting an Entrance & Scholarship Exam on Saturday, October 22nd and Saturday, November 5th 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 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.