Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Faith in the Future Foundation Announce New International Student Program

Thursday, May 23rd

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia, in conjunction with the Faith in the Future Foundation, will announce a partnership with Three W International to bring nearly 180 international students into three Archdiocesan High Schools over the next several years at a press conference taking place at Conwell Egan Catholic High School in Fairless Hills, Bucks County. The announcement will include Bishop Michael J. Fitzgerald, Auxiliary to the Archbishop of Philadelphia that oversees Catholic education, and representatives of the Faith in the Future Foundation, as well as the administrations from the three high schools that will be participating—Conwell Egan Catholic in Fairless Hills, Archbishop Ryan in Northeast Philadelphia, and Neumann Goretti in South Philadelphia.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

3:00 p.m.

Conwell Egan Catholic High School

611 Wistar Road

Fairless Hill, Pennsylvania 19030

At the press conference, officials from Three W International will discuss how three former religious housing buildings will be upgraded to serve as student dormitories to house the approximately 100 students that will be enrolled for the 2013-2014 school year. The Archdiocesan high schools currently have nearly 200 international students enrolled; these students are all housed with host families throughout the diocese.

Three W International is one of North America’s largest student enrollment management companies with over 90 partner schools and 1,700 students in 18 U.S. states and 3 Canadian provinces.  The three residential programs in Philadelphia will be under the direction of Lawrence Callahan, retired Superintendent of Schools of the Archdiocese of Baltimore and the Archdiocese of Washington, DC.

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