Join a legacy of learning spanning over 260 years

When you join America’s First Catholic Schools, you become part of an educational philosophy that has shaped Philadelphia, the United States, and communities around the world.

Since our inception, AOPS has retained a focus on whole-person development and the belief that achievement flourishes in a caring community. We continually evolve the ways we teach and the tools we use to cultivate our students’ capabilities — and their characters.


At an AOPS high school, you'll help us raise students of conviction and character. We work to give young adults the tools they need to become leaders, caretakers, and role models.


Build children's academic, social, and spiritual foundations at one of 119 AOPS elementary schools. Join us in developing their faith in God, their families, and their own incredible potential.

Special Education

At our special education schools, we celebrate the joy of learning through specialized instruction. Help empower students to not only navigate the modern world, but also make it a better place.