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Funding from Pennsylvania’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program will support the construction of a new welding lab and expansion of an academic excellence center. Philadelphia, PA, November 15, 2019 – State Senators Christine Tartaglione and John Sabatina visited Father Judge High School today to present the school’s leadership, supporters, and students with a $1.5 million state […]

 

Grant to bolster programming in the Academic Excellence Center and Welding Lab The Friends of Father Judge High School, Inc. (The Friends), was awarded a $1,000,000.00 Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant to assist in the construction, development, and creation of the Academic Excellence Center and its Welding Lab, the first of several Career Pathways […]

 

Delaware County Community College and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia are proud to announce jointly that they have signed an agreement of sale, saving the historic former Archbishop Prendergast High School building at Garrett Road and Lansdowne Avenue in Drexel Hill. The agreement is an important first step in the College’s plan to create a new, […]

 

$200,000 grant will support the school’s new welding program. Father Judge High School in Northeast Philadelphia is pleased to announce it is the recipient of a $200,000 grant from the Connelly Foundation for the 2019-2020 academic/fiscal year. The funding will support the school’s welding program within their new Career & Technical Education (CTE) curriculum. This […]

 

Students at Father Judge High School can now complete college-level courses for DeSales University before ever stepping foot onto campus. Officials from both schools—including Rev. James Greenfield ’84, OSFS, president of DeSales, and Brian King, president of Father Judge—and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia signed a dual enrollment agreement. Under the partnership, students at Father Judge […]

 

Today, representatives from Saint Hubert Catholic High School for Girls and Manor College signed an official partnership agreement.  The agreement will allow Saint Hubert’s students to take college-level courses in Business and receive both college credit and high school credit towards graduation. Manor College President Jonathan Peri, JD, PhD: “Manor College fosters the most efficacious […]

 

Members of the Archdiocesan Class of 2019 earned an astounding $396,517,099.00 in scholarships to attend colleges and universities across the country. Graduating seniors representing all 17 Archdiocesan high schools from throughout the five-county region came together to unveil the cumulative scholarship dollars earned by the Class of 2019.  For the second consecutive year, the total […]

 

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Office of Catholic Education is pleased to announce Molly Hayes, a member of the Class of 2019 from Saint Hubert Catholic High School for Girls, as the first student to participate in the AOPS Technology Department Summer Internship Program. The AOPS Technology Department worked with Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese […]

 

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will be the main celebrant during a Liturgy of the Word preceding the 40th Annual Academic Honors Convocation at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. The 2019 All Catholic Chorus will provide the liturgical music, under the direction of Conductor, Mr. Thomas Kuchler and accompanied by Organist, […]

 

The groundbreaking Middle College Partnership is the first-of-its kind for a high school in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Today, Ms. Denise Kassekert, President of John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls’ High School in Center City, and Dr. Donald Guy Generals, President of Community College of Philadelphia (CCP), announced an innovative Middle College Partnership between their respective […]

 

Students and teachers highlight academics and fine arts in Catholic schools during “Showcase of Excellence,” which this year will be held at Archdiocesan high schools five satellite locations in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties During the month of April, over 50 parochial and private Catholic elementary schools and Archdiocesan High Schools throughout the five-county […]

 

On Friday, February 1st, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia held the keystone event of its annual Catholic Schools Week celebration with a day-long community service initiative, “From Generation to Generation—Sharing Our Faith Through Service to Others.”  Bishop Michael J. Fitzgerald, who oversees Catholic Education in the Archdiocese, was joined by senior administrators in the Office of […]

 

Shared via the AOP Athletics Website: Follow us on Twitter! @AOPathletics PHILADELPHIA, PA – Sr. Maureen McDermott, IHM, PhD, Superintendent for Secondary Schools, Office of Catholic Education, has announced the 2018 Archdiocese of Philadelphia Fall Sports Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll, which recognizes the high school student-athletes of the Archdiocese who earned first or second academic honors in […]

 

Qualifying Students Also Receive $9,000 Scholarship at Minimum Immaculata University and the Office of Catholic Education of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (OCE) have entered into an agreement that guarantees admission to Immaculata for qualifying students graduating from all 17 Archdiocesan high schools. To recognize the academic accomplishments of these graduates, Immaculata will provide, at minimum, […]

 

New arts center is Phase I of a four phase, $25M transformational expansion project On Tuesday, September 18, 2018, Roman Catholic High School will celebrate the ribbon cutting of The Howard Center for the Arts.  The 40,000 square foot center is named after Barry & Elayne Howard, longtime supporters of the students of Roman.   Barry […]

 

Today, students gathered in the atrium at the National Shrine of Saint John Neumann to celebrate the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year in the five-county Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The celebration signaled the opening of the 235th consecutive year for Catholic education in the region. Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. was joined by Bishop […]

 

Earlier today, the Secondary School System of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Association of Catholic School Teachers, Local 1776 (ACT) reached a two-year agreement for a new contract for full-time, lay high school teachers in the seventeen Archdiocesan high schools. The Office of Catholic Education (OCE) is pleased that the general membership of ACT […]

 

The fire which severely damaged Our Lady of Angels School in Morton (OLA) last night is a moment of deep sadness for parish and school families as well as the Catholic community at large in the region. At this time, senior administrators from the Office of Catholic Education are meeting with school and parish leadership. […]

 

Members of the Archdiocesan Class of 2018 earned an astounding $394,909,545 in scholarships to attend colleges and universities across the country.

 

Members of the Archdiocesan Class of 2018 earned an astounding $394,909,545 in scholarships to attend colleges and universities across the country. Graduating seniors representing each of the 17 Archdiocesan high schools located throughout the five-county metropolitan region recently came together to film a record-breaking announcement regarding scholarship dollars earned cumulatively by the Class of 2018. […]

 

(Philadelphia, PA June 19, 2018) — The Board of the Faith in the Future Foundation is pleased to announce the election of Irene Horstmann Hannan as Chief Executive Officer effective August 1, 2018. In this role Irene will report to the Board of the Foundation and its Chairman, H. Edward Hanway. Irene joins the Foundation […]

 

Baccalaureate Masses and Commencement Exercises scheduled at Catholic high schools throughout the five counties of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia The Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s 17 high schools are proud to announce their scheduled Baccalaureate Masses and Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2018.  Catholic schools are committed to giving students the tools, skills, and guidance they […]

 

Bishop Shanahan High School, West Catholic Preparatory High School, and Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls took top spots.   On Wednesday, May 16, 2018, students representing all 17 high schools of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia participated in the Rising Starters Program sponsored by the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship at Drexel University. For […]

 

Program culminates with collection of baby items to assist local mothers in need. On May 11, 2018, John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls’ High School held a “baby shower” as part of their participation in the Spiritual Adoption Program. The items donated included diapers, wipes, onesies, outfits, blankets, burp cloths, pacifiers, bottles, lotions, and a baby […]

 

Most Reverend Michael J. Fitzgerald, the Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia who oversees Catholic Education in the Archdiocese, will be the main celebrant during a Liturgy of the Word preceding the 39th Annual Academic Honors Convocation at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. The 2018 All Catholic Chorus will provide the liturgical music, under […]

 

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Sr. Maureen McDermott, IHM, PhD, Superintendent for Secondary Schools, Office of Catholic Education, has announced the 2017-18 Archdiocese of Philadelphia Winter Sports Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll, which recognizes the high school student-athletes who earned first or second academic honors in the second quarter marking period while competing in basketball, bowling, competitive spirit, indoor track […]

 

Archdiocesan high schools and parochial elementary schools in the City of Philadelphia will open on a two hour delay tomorrow, Thursday, March 22, 2018. Archdiocesan high schools and parochial elementary schools in the suburban counties normally follow the decision of their corresponding local public school district and submit closure status independently. ###  

 

Due to impending inclement weather as forecasted by the National Weather Service, Archdiocesan high schools and parochial elementary schools in the City of Philadelphia will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Archdiocesan high schools and parochial elementary schools in the suburban counties normally follow the decision of their corresponding local public school district and […]

 

School representatives also signed a two-year extension on a dual credit public speaking course On Tuesday, March 13, 2018, Lizanne Magarity Pando, President of Saint Hubert Catholic High School for Girls (SH) in the Tacony section of Philadelphia, and Dr. Lawrence DiPaolo, Jr., Vice President for Academic Affairs for Neumann University (NU), Aston (Delaware County), […]

 

UPDATED Archdiocesan high schools and parochial elementary schools in the City of Philadelphia will now open on a two-hour delay tomorrow, Thursday, March 8, 2018.  

 

Due to impending inclement weather, Archdiocesan high schools and parochial elementary schools in the City of Philadelphia will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Archdiocesan high schools and parochial elementary schools in the suburban counties normally follow the decision of their corresponding local public school district and submit closure status independently.   ###

 

Over 200 students from Saint Hubert Catholic High School for Girls in the Tacony section of Philadelphia are coming together to participate in their first ever Dance-A-Rama. The evening’s festivities will raise funds for Our Lady of Confidence Day School (OLC), one of four Archdiocesan Schools of Special Education, as well as the Division of […]

 

For 75 Years, Saint Hubert’s has been Forming Women of Faith and Integrity  Saint Hubert Catholic High School for Girls in the Tacony section of Philadelphia is hosting its 2nd annual Reach Higher Career Day.  600 young women are participating in the day and will hear from professionals in the business, education, engineering, government, law, […]

 

Students from elementary schools, high schools, and schools of special education packaged over 17,000 relief bags to benefit Nutritional Development Services’ Community Food Program Today, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. officially kicked-off Catholic Schools Week (CSW) in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia with a day-long community service event Nourishing our Neighbors—Catholic School Students as Servant […]

 

In celebration of National Engineers Week (February 18th – February 24th) West Catholic Preparatory High School in West Philadelphia will hold a swearing in ceremony on Thursday, February 22, 2018, for its inaugural chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE).  NSBE Officers will be announced and all members of the Engineering and Technology […]

 

In 2016 approximately fifteen eighth grade students at Saint Francis De Sales School in Southwest Philadelphia had the opportunity to work on a documentary project titled, “Bridging the Gap.”  They teamed up with filmmakers/producers Steve McWilliams, John Stefanic, and Matthew Marencik from “Youth Solution Films” located in Havertown (Delaware County).  A screening for current students, […]

 

The City of Philadelphia has established Thursday, February 8, 2018 as the date for the public celebration and parade for the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles. Given projected city street closures and heavy demands on public transportation in the Philadelphia region, Archdiocesan high schools and parochial elementary schools in the City of Philadelphia will be […]

 

The National Catholic Schools Week 2018 Theme: “Catholic Schools:  Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed” The Archdiocese of Philadelphia will join in the national observance of Catholic Schools Week January 28, 2018 – February 3, 2018. Catholic Schools Week is an annual celebration of the Christ-centered, faith-based education that students receive in the 119 elementary, 17 secondary, […]

 

Story originally printed via the AOP Athletics website: http://www.aopathletics.org/news/2018/1/9/17FallHR.aspx PHILADELPHIA, PA – Sr. Maureen McDermott, IHM, PhD, Superintendent for Secondary Schools, Office of Catholic Education, has announced the 2017 Archdiocese of Philadelphia Fall Sports Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll, which recognizes the high school student-athletes of the Archdiocese who earned first or second academic honors in the first […]

 

Archdiocesan high schools and parochial elementary schools in the City of Philadelphia will open two hours late today, Tuesday, January 9, 2018. This decision was made due to expected slippery conditions on roads and walkways in the early morning hours. Archdiocesan high schools and parochial elementary schools in the suburban counties normally follow the decision […]

 

Archdiocesan high schools and parochial elementary schools in the City of Philadelphia will close at 1:00 p.m. today, Monday, January 8, 2018. According to the National Weather Service, a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect this afternoon for the possibility of freezing rain and sleet. Precipitation will begin between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. in […]

 

Archdiocesan high schools and parochial elementary schools in the City of Philadelphia will be closed tomorrow, Friday, January 5, 2018. This decision was made in the wake of today’s storm. It follows reports from the National Weather Service projecting that the next 60 hours will feature dangerously low temperatures, winds gusting 35-40 miles an hour, […]

 

Due to projected inclement weather in the overnight and early morning hours, Archdiocesan high schools and parochial elementary schools in the City of Philadelphia will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, January 4, 2018. Archdiocesan high schools and parochial elementary schools in the suburban counties normally follow the decision of their corresponding local public school district and […]

 

This fall, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., along with the Auxiliary Bishops of Philadelphia and the Archdiocesan Office of Catholic Education (OCE), announced their second annual “Christmas Card Design Contest” in the 216 parishes, 17 high schools, 119 elementary schools, and 4 Schools of Special Education in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. School administrators, teachers, […]

 

All 17 Archdiocesan High Schools as well as four area private Catholic high schools will send representatives to the 2nd annual METANOIA rally. On Monday, October 30th, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Office for Catechetical Formation hosts its 2nd annual METANOIA Rally for freshmen and sophomores in high school at The Liacouras Center at Temple University.  […]

 

32 STUDENTS FROM NINE ARCHDIOCESAN HIGH SCHOOLS ARE RECOGNIZED BY THE NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP CORPORATION 25 Students are Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program; and 7 Students are Semifinalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program  The Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Office of Catholic Education is proud to announce that 32 seniors from […]

 

Archbishop Chaput’s 2nd Annual Christmas Card Design Contest 2017 — DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS OCTOBER 20TH

Thursday, October 12th

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., along with his Auxiliary Bishops, are pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Christmas Card Design Contest.  School Administrators, Teachers, PREP Teachers, and Parents are encouraged to invite students to create an original design for the Archbishop’s official 2017 Christmas Card. All cards are to be an original work depicting […]

Editor’s Note:  Article below was originally published on the Pope John Paul II High School Website at:  http://www.pjphs.org/apps/news/article/758665 This Thursday evening, September 28th, Pope John Paul II High School (PJP) will host a HOME football game against Phoenixville High School at the Conshohocken “A” Field (100 East 11th Ave, Conshohocken, PA) at 7:00 p.m. The “A” Field was […]

 

Link to Video from Back to School Pep Rally and Kick Off Celebration on the steps of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia, September 11, 2017. https://vimeo.com/catholicphilly/review/233422220/1f6a1d1c4a

 

On Friday, September 11, 2017, over 300 students gathered on the steps of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul to celebrate the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year in the five-county Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The celebration signaled the opening of the 234th consecutive year for Catholic education in the region. The several hundred […]

 

(Editor’s Note:  Mr. Mominey, Chief Operating Officer and Secretary for Catholic Education will celebrate his 5th year with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in May 2018) I hope that each of our students come to know, love, and serve the person of Jesus Christ in a more meaningful way.   I hope that each student reaches […]

 

Earlier today, the Secondary School System of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Association of Catholic School Teachers, Local 1776 (ACT) reached a one-year agreement for a new contract for full-time, lay high school teachers in the seventeen Archdiocesan high schools. The Office of Catholic Education (OCE) is pleased that the general membership of ACT […]

 

Earlier today, Sister Maureen Lawrence McDermott, I.H.M., Ph.D., Superintendent of Secondary Schools for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, revealed the aggregate scholarship value earned by the class of 2017 on social media. Graduating seniors from the 17 Archdiocesan high schools in the five-county region comprising the Archdiocese earned $319,673,928 in scholarships. Sister Maureen’s Boomerang video announcement […]

 

Baccalaureate Masses and Commencement Exercises scheduled at Catholic high schools throughout the five counties of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia The Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s 17 high schools are proud to announce their scheduled Baccalaureate Masses and Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2017. Catholic schools are committed to giving students the tools, skills, and guidance they […]

 

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. was the main celebrant and homilist at Archbishop Ryan High School’s 50th Anniversary Closing Mass.  Several priests who are Archbishop Ryan Alumni as well as neighboring parish priests from Northeast Philadelphia concelebrated the Mass with Archbishop Chaput. Those present and participating in the liturgy included the Archbishop Ryan student […]

 

Monsignor Daniel Kutys, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Moderator of the Curia, will be the main celebrant during a Liturgy of the Word preceding the 38th Annual Academic Honors Convocation at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. This event honors graduating seniors from 33 Archdiocesan and private Catholic high schools for their academic excellence. […]

 

JOHN W. HALLAHAN CATHOLIC GIRLS’ HIGH SCHOOL CELEBRATES REVITALIZED SCHOOL CHAPEL WITH MASS AND DEDICATION CEREMONY John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls’ High School will celebrate the revitalization of its school chapel with a Mass and dedication ceremony celebrated by Auxiliary Bishop Michael J. Fitzgerald, who oversees Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  Donors to […]

 

Students and teachers highlight academics and fine arts in parochial elementary schools during “Showcase of Excellence,” which this year will be held at six satellite locations During the months of March and April, over 65 Parochial and Private Catholic elementary, Independence Mission Schools, and Schools of Special Education throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will participate […]

 

Seven Local Catholic Schools Participate in Junior Flower Shows

Thursday, March 16th

During January, February, and early March, six Parochial elementary schools and one Archdiocesan high school held a “Junior Flower Show” at their school and welcomed judges from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) as part of its free program for area students. Participating schools include:  Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls, Saint Agnes Catholic School […]

Archdiocesan high schools and parochial elementary schools in the City of Philadelphia will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, March 14, 2017 due to the projected inclement weather. Archdiocesan high schools and parochial elementary schools in the suburban counties normally follow the decision of their corresponding local public school district and submit closure status independently. ###

 

Saint Hubert Catholic High School for Girls in the Tacony section of Philadelphia is celebrating 75 years of Forming Women of Faith and Integrity.  As part of the school’s yearlong celebration, 600 young women are participating in Career Day and will hear from professionals in the business, education, engineering, government, law, media, medicine, and public […]

 

Archbishop John Carroll High School in Radnor (Delaware County) has committed to enhancing its technological offerings. Beginning with its Ash Wednesday Mass, Archbishop Carroll will live stream school and community events. “We hope to extend our live streaming offerings to other events, mainly athletic competitions and choral and band performances,” said Chris Serpentine, the School’s […]

 

STEM Engineering Students from Archbishop Wood Take Second Place in First Annual “Student Inventor Challenge” in Hershey

Monday, February 20th

STEM Engineering students from Archbishop Wood Catholic High School competed this week at PA Educational Technology Expo & Conference (PETE&C) first annual Student Inventor Challenge. Out of 70 teams competing statewide, Archbishop Wood’s students were 1 of only 5 high schools to earn finalist positions this past month, with their invention of the “A.R.T – […]

FAITH IN THE FUTURE ANNOUNCES A NEW SCHOLARSHIP FUND FROM THE HOWLEY FOUNDATION (Philadelphia, PA) Faith in the Future is pleased to announce a $576,000 scholarship program from the Howley Foundation. The funding will be directed through the Faith in the Future Foundation and administered by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Office of Catholic Education. This […]

 

PARISHIONERS FROM SAINT JOHN VIANNEY PARISH PRESENT SCHOLARSHIPS TO ARCHDIOCESAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS Parishioners from Saint John Vianney Parish in Gladwyne (Montgomery County) will present eight $3,000 a year scholarships to current eighth grade students from several parish, regional, and Independence Mission Schools in the City of Philadelphia to attend any Archdiocesan High School for […]

 
 

ARCHBISHOP CHAPUT ANNOUNCES HISTORIC PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES AND CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOLS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE High Schools To Become CRS Global High Schools Today, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. announced an historic partnership between Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the official international humanitarian relief agency of the Catholic Church in the United States, and […]

 

SCHOOLS THROUGHOUT THE ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA CELEBRATE CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK The National Catholic Schools Week 2017 Theme: “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service”    The Archdiocese of Philadelphia will join in the national observance of Catholic Schools Week January 29, 2017 – February 4, 2017. Catholic Schools Week is an annual celebration of […]

 

Saints John Neumann and Maria Goretti High School Senior Basketball Player Presented With Game Jersey For 2017 McDonald’s All-American Game

Wednesday, January 25th

News below originally shared via the AOP Athletics website:  http://www.aopathletics.org/news/2017/1/23/MBB_0123170832.aspx Follow us on Twitter! @AOPathletics PHILADELPHIA, PA – Senior guard Quade Green was presented with his game jersey for the 2017 McDonald’s All-American Boys Basketball Game during a ceremony on Monday afternoon on the campus of Neumann-Goretti High School. Representatives from the McDonald’s All-American Hometown […]

Students at two Archdiocese of Philadelphia schools have acts of community service planned to mark this year’s celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (MLK).  In doing so, they will carry out several of the Corporal Works of Mercy. Elementary school students at Saint Andrew Catholic School in Newtown (Bucks County) will host a Day […]

 

PHILADELPHIA, PA – On behalf of the Office of Catholic Education and Faith in the Future, Sister Maureen McDermott, IHM, PhD, Superintendent for Secondary Schools, has announced the inaugural honorees of the 2016 Archdiocese of Philadelphia “Fall Sports Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll,” which recognizes the achievements of high school student-athletes of the 17 Archdiocesan high schools […]

 

Inaugural Event Gives Students Opportunity to Design Official Christmas Card Cover for Archbishop Chaput

Tuesday, December 6th

This fall, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., along with the Auxiliary Bishops of Philadelphia and the Archdiocesan Office of Catholic Education (OCE) announced an inaugural “Christmas Card Design Event” in the 217 parishes, 17 high schools, 122 elementary schools, and 4 schools of special education in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. School administrators, teachers, Parish […]

Conwell-Egan Catholic High School (CEC) in Fairless Hills (Bucks County) will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its Environmental and Spatial Technology Program (EAST) with a ribbon cutting ceremony and dedication of a new classroom. Invited guests include, local partners, school board members, administrators, and alumni, as well as local civic leaders including:  Pennsylvania State Representative, […]

 

Archbishop Wood High School in Warminster (Bucks County) recently received top honors from The Bucks County Courier Times readers in a “2016 Best of Bucks” poll.  The school was chosen by readers as the “Best Private School” in the newspaper’s annual competition.  Archbishop Wood is one of 17 Archdiocesan high schools. Read the full story […]

 

Schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will commemorate the first anniversary of the visit of Pope Francis during the World Meeting of Families-Philadelphia 2015 with a celebration of the Year of Mercy called for by the Holy Father. The various components of this celebration are a positive response to the challenge Pope Francis issued in […]

 

Nearly 400 Students Gather in Front of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul to Kick-Off the 2016-2017 School Year in the Archdiocese with Prayer and a Pep Rally

Tuesday, September 13th

Today, nearly 400 students gathered on the steps of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul to celebrate the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year in the five-county Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The celebration signaled the opening of the 233rd consecutive year for Catholic education in the region. The several hundred students in attendance represented […]

The Pope John Paul II High School community in Royersford (Montgomery County) will gather for a memorial tribute in conjunction with the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 9/11.  On the steps of the school’s Student Terrace, the service will honor Law Enforcement and First Responders and highlight the dedicated service provided by the […]

 

The Office of Catholic Education (OCE) and the Faith in the Future Foundation (FIF) are pleased to announce the appointment of principals at Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast High School (Delaware County) and Saints John Neumann and Maria Goretti High School in South Philadelphia. Sister Maureen McDermott, I.H.M., Ph.D., Superintendent for Secondary Schools said, “We […]

 

The Office of Catholic Education (OCE) and the Faith in the Future Foundation (FIF) are pleased to announce the appointment of principals at Archbishop John Carroll High School High School (Delaware County), Conwell-Egan Catholic High School (Bucks County), and Roman Catholic High School for Boys. Sister Maureen McDermott, I.H.M., Ph.D., Superintendent for Secondary Schools said, […]

 

The Office of Catholic Education (OCE) and the Faith in the Future Foundation (FIF) are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Jason B. Bozzone as the new President of Pope John Paul II High School effective July 11th. He succeeds Dr. Louis Giuliano, who vacated the position of President at the end of the […]

 

The Secondary School System of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Association of Catholic Teachers are pleased to announce jointly that a new contract agreement was ratified by the high school lay teachers at a General Membership Meeting held on June 14, 2016.  The new one year Agreement takes effect on September 1, 2016 and […]

 

Baccalaureate Masses and Commencement Exercises scheduled at high schools throughout the five counties of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia The Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s 17 high schools are proud to announce the baccalaureate Masses and commencement exercises for the Class of 2016. Catholic schools are committed to giving students the tools, skills, and guidance they need to […]

 

Archbishop Ryan High School will host its annual “Calculus/Statistics Container Design Project” on Tuesday, May 31, 2016.  40 Advanced Placement Calculus and Statistics students will compete this year.  The students will be joined by nearly 60 judges including professional engineers, educators, and Archbishop Ryan graduates who participated in the competition as students. The purpose of […]

 

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will be the main celebrant during a Liturgy of the Word preceding the 37th Annual Academic Honors Convocation at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.  This event honors graduating seniors from 32 Archdiocesan and private Catholic high schools for their academic excellence.   Tuesday, May 24, 2016 […]

 

The Office of Catholic Education (OCE) and the Faith in the Future Foundation are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Paul Colistra as the new President of West Catholic Preparatory High School (WCPHS) effective July 1st.  He succeeds Brother Richard Kestler, F.S.C., who announced in January that he would retire at the conclusion of […]

 

The gift from Mr. Mazur (class of 1963) and his wife is the single largest donation to West Catholic since its founding in September of 1916. Today, West Catholic Preparatory High School (WCPHS), located in the University City section of Philadelphia, celebrated a gift of $5 million dollars made to the school by Mr. Leonard […]

 

The Office of Catholic Education (OCE) and the Faith in the Future Foundation are pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Lizanne Magarity-Pando as the new President of Saint Hubert Catholic High School for Girls effective April 28th.  She succeeds Mr. Francis Farrell, who vacated the position of President in the spring of 2015 to […]

 

These 37 Neumann Scholars have attended Archdiocesan high schools for the last four years on scholarships awarded by the Connelly Foundation  The Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Office of Catholic Education (OCE) is proud to announce that 37 graduating seniors will be recognized by the Connelly Foundation at a Celebration of Excellence to include a Eucharistic service […]

 

Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High School in Drexel Hill (Delaware County) welcomed Mr. Kevin Kennedy, U.N. Assistant Secretary-General and Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syrian Crisis and a 1965 graduate of Monsignor Bonner, to the school on Tuesday, March 29, 2016.  Mr. Kennedy spoke to the Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast student body […]

 

Over 500 music students from schools throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will perform during the annual “Reverend Monsignor Louis D’Addezio Concert of Excellence” in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. The “Concert of Excellence” will feature pieces performed by students from the Archdiocesan […]

 

PSP Invests in Transformation of Saints John Neumann and Maria Goretti Catholic High School

Tuesday, March 1st

$300,000 grant will fund comprehensive plan to provide new supports for teachers and strategies to help close the academic achievement gap  PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Philadelphia School Partnership (PSP) today announced it has awarded a $300,000 grant from its Great School Fund to Saints John Neumann and Maria Goretti Catholic High School (Neumann-Goretti) in South […]

2016 marks the 21st year Neumann Scholarships have been sponsored by the Connelly Foundation The Archdiocese of Philadelphia Office of Catholic Education is proud to announce that 37 current eighth grade students are this year’s recipients of the Neumann Scholarship sponsored by the Connelly Foundation. The scholarship is an annual initiative, which honors the founder […]

 

Philadelphia, PA (February 4, 2016) – The Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Faith in the Future Foundation, today announced that their management agreement, which was first signed in August 2012 to ensure the independent oversight and strategic management of the 17 high schools within the Archdiocese as well as its four schools of special education, has […]

 

Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High School (Delaware County), will honor all veterans with a program prior to tip-off between Bonner/Prendie and Cardinal O’Hara High School (Delaware County) boys’ basketball teams this Friday evening. During the program Marine Lance Corporal Patrick Concannon; Marine Sergeant Matt Sondermann, who served three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan […]

 

Brian Patrick King Named President of Father Judge High School for Boys

Monday, December 21st

The Office of Catholic Education (OCE) and Faith in the Future are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Brian Patrick King, as the next President of Father Judge High School for Boys in Northeast Philadelphia, effective January 1, 2016. This announcement follows the June 2015 departure of Father Joe Campellone, who was granted a […]

Tom Fertal, President of Cardinal O’Hara High School in Springfield, (Delaware County) announced the formation of a new classical education track option called the “Regina Chesterton Academy” at Cardinal O’Hara High School. The Academy will be integrated into the Cardinal O’Hara educational program for grades 9-12. It will offer a curriculum created by the Chesterton […]

 

Roman Catholic High School Honors Veterans With Annual Veteran’s Day Assembly

Wednesday, November 11th

Roman Catholic High School held its annual Veteran’s Day Assembly to honor veteran service men and women on Monday, November 9, 2015. This year’s assembly was dedicated specifically to veterans of the Vietnam War as this year marks the 40th anniversary of the end of the war. The event is organized every year by the […]

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Faith in the Future Foundation Chair to Receive National Catholic Education Award

Friday, August 28th

King of Prussia, PA (August 27, 2015) – The National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) has announced that H. Edward Hanway, founding chair of Faith in the Future Foundation, and Ellen Hanway will be among five honorees to receive the organization’s 2015 Seton Award at its 25th Anniversary celebration on October 5 at the Mayflower Hotel […]

Office of Catholic Education and Faith in the Future Announce New Superintendent of Secondary Schools

Monday, August 17th

The Office of Catholic Education and Faith in the Future are proud to announce that Sister Maureen Lawrence McDermott, IHM, who has served as Principal of Bishop Shanahan High School in Downingtown for the last 14 years, has been named Superintendent of Secondary Schools for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia effective October 1,2015. Sister Maureen was […]

World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 & Office of Catholic Education Surprises Two Catholic High School Marching Bands With Once in a Lifetime Opportunity to Perform During Papal Visit

Monday, August 10th

Philadelphia, PA (August 9,2015)– The World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia – Office of Catholic Education (OCE) today turned a late summer ritual for two Archdiocesan high school marching bands, band camp, into the announcement of a once in a lifetime performance opportunity. The two organizations made a surprise […]

Pennsylvania Catholic Conference: Show Your Support for the Successful EITC and OSTC Programs

Tuesday, August 4th

Article via Pennsylvania Catholic Conference:  http://www.pacatholic.org/show-your-support-for-the-successful-eitc-and-ostc-programs/ Both the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) programs are funded by companies that contribute to our scholarship organizations in exchange for a tax credit. The longstanding EITC program has helped countless students attend our Catholic schools every year. EITC tax credits are […]

StoneMor Partners Announces New High School Scholarship Fund for 2015-2016 School Year and Beyond

Tuesday, August 4th

StoneMor will provide one qualifying student from each of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s 17 Catholic high schools partial scholarship funds. LEVITTOWN, Pa. [July, 2015] — The relationship between StoneMor Partners L.P. and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia takes another step forward this summer. Recently, StoneMor announced that it has partnered with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Office […]

John Cooke Named President of Monsignor Bonner & Archbishop Prendergast High School

Monday, July 27th

The Office of Catholic Education (OCE) and Faith in the Future are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. John Cooke as President of Monsignor Bonner & Archbishop Prendergast High School, effective August 10, 2015. Mr. Cooke, 41, joins Bonner & Prendie after 12 years of dedicated service at Drexel University in various roles including, […]

President of John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls’ High School Named a 2015 Brava Award Winner

Thursday, July 23rd

After serving as interim President of John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls’ High School since August 2014, it was announced at the end of June 2015 that Ms. Kassekert would continue as President of the school. Ms. Denise Kassekert, President of John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls’ High School, was recently selected as a Philadelphia Brava Award […]

Archdiocesan Class of 2015 Earns Over $300 Million in College Scholarships

Friday, July 10th

The Office of Catholic Education (OCE) and Faith in the Future are proud to announce that 3,362 young men and women who graduated from the 17 high schools of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in June have earned a grand total of $301,705,553 in scholarships. 95% of the Class of 2015 will pursue a post-secondary education. […]

Mr. Joseph McFadden Named Principal of Archbishop Ryan High School

Thursday, July 9th

The Office of Catholic Education of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (OCE) and Faith in the Future are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Joseph McFadden as Principal of Archbishop Ryan High School effective July 13, 2015. Mr. McFadden is a 1997 graduate of Archbishop Ryan High school and the first graduate to serve as […]

Mr. James Meredith Named Principal of Pope John Paul II High School

Tuesday, June 16th

The Office of Catholic Education of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (OCE) and Faith in the Future are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. James Meredith as Principal of Pope John Paul II High School in Royersford (Montgomery County) effective July 1, 2015. He joins the Pope John Paul II community after serving at Archbishop […]

Mrs. Eileen Vice Named Principal of Cardinal O’Hara High School

Thursday, May 28th

The Office of Catholic Education of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (OCE) and Faith in the Future are pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Eileen Vice as Principal of Cardinal O’Hara High School in Springfield (Delaware County) effective July 1, 2015. Mrs. Vice is an alumna of Cardinal O’Hara, Class of 1989. Mrs. Vice’s appointment […]

Archbishop Carroll High School Holds Dedication of Statue Created by the Late Lawrence Nowlan ‘83

Friday, May 22nd

Bishop Michael J. Fitzgerald, who oversees Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, presided over the blessing and dedication of the Welcoming Jesus statue, which was commissioned through the generous support from alumni and friends of Archbishop Carroll High School in Radnor (Delaware County). The statue was created by the late sculptor and 1983 graduate […]

Archdiocese of Philadelphia Honors Distinguished Scholars from Catholic Secondary Schools

Friday, May 15th

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will be the main celebrant during a Liturgy of the Word before the Academic Honors Convocation at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul on Thursday, May 21, 2015. This event honors Archdiocesan and private Catholic high school seniors for their academic excellence. The students, who are ranked […]

Mr. James P. Gallagher Named First Lay Principal of West Catholic Preparatory High School

Thursday, April 30th

The Office of Catholic Education of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (OCE) and Faith in the Future are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. James P. Gallagher as Principal of West Catholic Preparatory High School in West Philadelphia effective July 1st. He is the first lay principal in the history of the 98-year old school. […]

Roman Catholic High School Mock Trial Team Wins City Championship and Places Second in State

Sunday, March 29th

Recently, the Roman Catholic High School Mock Trial team competed in the finals of the John S. Bradway Philadelphia High School Mock Trial Competition at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law.  Roman defeated Saint Joseph’s Prep, 9-0, to win the competition and the 2015 City Championship. This was Roman’s second straight city title, third overall, […]

Bonner and Prendergast Catholic High School Math Department Chair Named a 2015 Recipient of the “Delaware County Excellence in Teaching Award”

Wednesday, March 11th

Mrs. Liz Farren, Bonner and Prendergast Catholic High School (Delaware County) Math Department Chair, was recently named a recipient of the 2015 Delaware County Excellence in Teaching Award (http://www.fmfcu.org/fmfcuinfo/education/excellence.htm). This award was created in 2007 through a partnership between the Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union and the Delaware County Intermediate Unit. Any member of the […]

Roman Catholic High School Hosts Students from Spain

Thursday, February 26th

As part of a cultural exchange program, Roman Catholic High School is hosting nine students from Spain during the months of February and March. The students attend Colegio Alhzahir, a private all boys’ school located in Cordoba, Spain. The purpose of the program is to introduce the young men to an American high school experience, […]

(Blog Post – Catholic Schools Week) Mr. Chris Mominey, Secretary for Catholic Education: “A Tale of Two Sisters”

Wednesday, February 4th

https://secretaryforeducation.wordpress.com/2015/02/03/a-tale-of-two-sisters/ In the mid 1950’s it is said that there were over 300,000 students in Catholic schools across the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  And while the schools seemed to be healthy, there was an enrollment drop at John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls’ High School. The loss, at least on paper, was two girls.  But in the […]

(Photo Album) Archdiocese of Philadelphia Catholic Schools Week 2015

Wednesday, February 4th

National Catholic Schools Week 2015 was celebrated throughout the 122 elementary, 17 high schools and 4 schools of special education in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia from January 25th through January 31st. This year’s theme was “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.” The following is a collection of photos submitted or shared via social […]

(Blog — Catholic Schools Week 2015) Chris Mominey, Secretary for Catholic Education: “From Hospice to Hope: Equipping Saints for Life In This World and the Next”

Monday, January 26th

https://secretaryforeducation.wordpress.com/2015/01/23/from-hospice-to-hope-equipping-saints-for-life-in-this-world-and-the-next/ From Hospice to Hope: Equipping Saints for Life in This World and The Next In September of 2010, one of the biggest supporters and cheerleaders for Catholic education in the nation, Timothy Cardinal Dolan, published what I considered at the time to be a call to action for Catholic school leaders.  In his article entitled […]

Sister Mary Bur to Retire After 22 Years as Principal of West Catholic Preparatory High School

Friday, January 16th

Sister Mary Bur, IHM will retire at the end of the 2014-2015 academic year.   Sister Mary Bur, IHM, principal of West Catholic Preparatory High School since 1993, has announced she will retire at the end of the 2014-2015 academic year following 27 years of leadership at the school. The announcement was made first to […]

Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast High School Senior, Inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame (Delaware County Chapter)

Friday, December 12th

Quinn Dolan, Class of 2015 from Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast High School (Delaware County), was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame (Delaware County Chapter).  The evaluation committee selects from an elite group of athletes based on scholarship, athletics and service.  Quinn’s character embodies all three of these qualities.  As a scholar, Quinn […]

Dear Friends, Today is one of great joy for our Archdiocese, our City, our Commonwealth and our country! It was a privilege to be in the presence of our Holy Father this morning in Rome when he announced to the world that he will be with us in Philadelphia next year for the World Meeting […]

 

Pope Francis Will Attend the World Meeting of Families—Philadelphia 2015

Monday, November 17th

The Vatican confirms the Holy Father’s visit to Philadelphia next year Rome, Italy (November 17,2014) – In remarks offered today in Rome, Pope Francis formally announced his intention to attend the World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015, set to be held September 22-27, 2015. This visit will mark his first to the United States […]

World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 to Send 10,000 Letters from Archdiocesan Students to Pope Francis; The Office of Catholic Education Announces Special Schedule and Curriculum Plans for Global Event

Saturday, November 15th

Philadelphia, PA (November 14,2014)– The World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 today packaged 10,000 letters from students across the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to send to Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Council for the Family, in Rome, Italy. Ranging from beautifully crafted greeting cards to handwritten letters with emotionally resonant messages of love […]

Bishop Shanahan High School Students Take 1st and 2nd Place During Case Study Competition at Pennsylvania DECA Conference

Wednesday, November 12th

12 Bishop Shanahan High School (Chester County) students headed to Penn State to participate in the Pennsylvania DECA (http://www.padeca.org/), “Innovations and Entrepreneurship Conference,” hosted by the Penn State Smeal College of Business. They were joined by 16 total teams from around the state of Pennsylvania. During the day students attended four workshops on topics including: […]

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput Issues Pastoral Letter on Catholic Education and Faith Formation

Tuesday, November 4th

On October 31, 2014, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. gathered over 3,500 Catholic school educators from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s 122 elementary schools, 17 high schools and four schools of special education as well as private Catholic and Independence Mission Schools (IMS) at the first “Archbishop’s Day for Teachers and Administrators” at the Pennsylvania […]

Blog Post: Christopher Mominey, Chief Operating Officer and Secretary for Catholic Education: “Address to Educators in The Archdiocese of Philadelphia”

Tuesday, November 4th

http://secretaryforeducation.wordpress.com/2014/11/03/address-to-educators-in-the-archdiocese-of-philadelphia/ MY BLOG IS UNSUALLY LONG THIS TIME AROUND.  ONLY BECAUSE I WISH TO SHARE MY REFLECTIONS DELIVERED ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31ST TO OUR 3,500 TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS WHO WERE GATHERED AT THE PENNSYLVANIA CONVENTION CENTER.  Our Mission, Our Vision, Our Virtues On this eve of All Saints Day I wish to greet you in […]

On October 31st, Over 3,500 Catholic school educators including approximately 2,600 teachers and administrators from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s 122 elementary schools, 17 high schools and four schools of special education will attend the first “Archbishop’s Day for Teachers and Administrators.” Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will be the presider and homilist during the […]

 

Lansdale Catholic High School Celebrates Homecoming Week With Make-A-Wish Foundation

Friday, October 24th

Beginning on Monday, October 20 and ending on Saturday, October 25, Lansdale Catholic High School students will learn what really matters by adopting a child through the Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Northern Delaware and Susquehanna Valley Chapter of Kids for Wish Kids program. In addition to raising $5,500, which will be attributed to a Wish through the […]

NASA Astronaut is Keynote Speaker at Lansdale Catholic High School STEM Career Fair

Tuesday, October 14th

Lansdale Catholic High School, a leader in the region over the past decade for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) studies, with 80% of the top students of the Class of 2014 choosing a STEM major in higher education, hosted its first STEM Career Fair featuring a keynote address by former NASA Astronaut, Captain Christopher […]

Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls Celebrates 75TH Anniversary on Patroness’ Feast Day

Thursday, October 2nd

October 1st is the Feast of Saint Therese, Patroness of Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls   Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls celebrated its 75th Anniversary with festivities including a liturgy, historical review and aerial photo. Immediately following a procession of the 75 Little Flower class flags, Bishop Robert P. Maginnis, retired […]

Bishop Shanahan High School Partners with Widener University’s School of Engineering – “Lead By Design”

Thursday, October 2nd

Students from Bishop Shanahan High School recently got an education in cutting-edge engineering design techniques while using Widener University School of Engineering’s 3D printer to build and test model airplanes of their own making.  Read the full story at the Widener University website, at the following link: http://www.widener.edu/_feature-story/140910_design.aspx#sthash.74Ggm7zv.dpuf Last May, Bishop Shanahan High School and […]

The Maguire Foundation has committed $7 million in scholarships to educating students in high schools throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia   275 high school freshman and sophomores, including over 200 students from the 17 high schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, will be honored as Maguire Scholars by The Maguire Foundation at a celebration hosted […]

 

Bishop McDevitt High School (Montgomery County) Agrees to Pact with Arcadia University

Monday, September 15th

Article originally posted on CatholicPhilly.com, Friday September 12th:  http://catholicphilly.com/2014/09/news/local-news/bishop-mcdevitt-hs-agrees-to-pact-with-arcadia-u/ Bishop McDevitt HS agrees to pact with Arcadia U Arcadia University and Bishop McDevitt High School have entered into a long-term strategic alliance which includes the shared use of athletic facilities and a dual enrollment agreement. The two school’s campuses are located about a block away from each […]

This summer student athletes and trainers from eight Archdiocesan high schools participated in a program with researchers from the University of Notre Dame who are developing voice analysis software that will assist doctors and athletic trainers in recognizing concussions. The eight schools participating in this program from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia include: Father Judge High […]

 

Back to School Message 2014 from Chris Mominey

Tuesday, September 2nd

Christopher Moniney, Secretary for Catholic Education in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, addresses everyone involved in Catholic schools at the start of the new school year.

Blog Post: Christopher Mominey, Secretary for Catholic Education, “Witnesses, Teachers and a New School Year”

Tuesday, August 26th

http://secretaryforeducation.wordpress.com/2014/08/25/witnesses-teachers-and-a-new-school-year/ “A good teacher is like a candle, consuming itself to light the way for others.” Author unknown   As I reflect on the gift of Catholic education during this start of the new school year, I am immediately brought back to my own memories of Catholic school.  Beginning at the age of five I […]

The Office of Catholic Education (OCE) and Faith in the Future are pleased to announce the appointment of Father Joseph Bongard as President and Rector of Roman Catholic High School For Boys, effective August 1st. Father Bongard has been the Vice Rector at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood (Montgomery County) since 2010. Today’s announcement […]

 

Mr. Bruce Robinson Named President; Mr. John Murawski Named Executive Director of Alumni Relations of Saints John Neumann and Maria Goretti Catholic High School

Tuesday, July 29th

The Office of Catholic Education (OCE) and Faith in the Future are pleased to announce the appointments of Mr. Bruce Robinson as President and Mr. John Murawski as Executive Director of Alumni Relations of Saints John Neumann and Maria Goretti Catholic High School. Both appointments became effective July 1st. Mr. Christopher Mominey, Chief Operating Officer […]

Ms. Denise LePera Named President of Archbishop Ryan High School

Monday, July 14th

The Office of Catholic Education (OCE) and Faith in the Future are pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Denise LePera as President of Archbishop Ryan High School, effective July 28th. Ms. LePera joins Archbishop Ryan after six years of dedicated service to Roman Catholic High School for Boys as Executive Director of Institutional Advancement. […]

Office of Catholic Education and Faith in the Future Launch “Transfer Advantage” Campaign

Thursday, July 10th

The Office of Catholic Education (OCE) and Faith in the Future are proud to announce the launch of a new transfer grant campaign, taking place in all 17 Archdiocesan high schools. The “Transfer Advantage” campaign is an outreach to parents of any students entering 10th, 11th or 12th grades who are not currently enrolled at […]

Blog Post: Christopher Mominey, Secretary for Catholic Education, “The Transfer Advantage”

Thursday, July 3rd

http://secretaryforeducation.wordpress.com/2014/07/02/the-transfer-advantage/ This week we have unveiled a new initiative here in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia that we are confident will attract even greater numbers of students to our 17 high schools. We are calling it the TRANSFER ADVANTAGE.  Our purpose is simple: to attract potential students in the charter and public schools who are interested […]

Pope John Paul II High School State Championship Baseball Team Celebrates Win with Participation in Skippack July 4th Parade

Wednesday, July 2nd

Pope John Paul II High School (Montgomery County) AAA Baseball State Champions will once again unite as a team when they participate in the annual July 4th Parade in Skippack (Montgomery County) on a float decorated with a banner stating, “Pope John Paul II 2014 Class AAA State Champions.”   Friday, July 4, 2014 11:00 […]

Dr. Tracey A. Rush Named Principal of Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High School

Wednesday, June 11th

The Office of Catholic Education of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (OCE) and Faith in the Future are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Tracey A. Rush as Principal of Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High School (Delaware County) effective July 1st. Dr. Rush is a graduate of Archbishop Prendergast High School’s Class of […]

PHOTO FEATURE: ARCHDIOCESAN HIGH SCHOOLS GRADUATE THE CLASS OF 2014

Thursday, June 5th

Baccalaureate Masses and Commencement Exercises scheduled at high schools throughout the five counties of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia The Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s 17 high schools are proud to announce the baccalaureate Masses and commencement exercises for the Class of 2014. Catholic schools are committed to giving students the tools, skills, and guidance they need to […]

35th Annual Archdiocesan Academic Honors Convocation

Friday, May 23rd

On Tuesday, May 20, 2014, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. was the main celebrant during a Liturgy of the Word before the Academic Honors Convocation at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul to honor Archdiocesan and private Catholic high school seniors for their academic excellence. The students, who are ranked in the […]

ARCHDIOCESAN REGIONAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL CELEBRATE CANONIZATION OF THEIR NAMESAKE

Monday, May 12th

Pope John Paul II Regional Catholic Elementary School in West Brandywine (Chester County) and Pope John Paul II High School in Royersford (Montgomery County) recently hosted events to celebrate the Canonization of their namesake Saint John Paul II as well as that of Saint John XXIII. Pope John Paul II Regional School held a Mass […]

Ten Archdiocesan High School Students Recognized for Winning 12th Annual Art Contest During Dad Vail Regatta

Friday, May 9th

For the second year in a row, the Grand Prize winner is Kathy Nguyen, Archbishop Ryan High School  Ten Archdiocesan high school students were among those recognized by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter at a press conference during the 76th Annual Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta.  The students took grand prize, first prize, second prize, third prize […]

THREE ARCHDIOCESAN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS GATES MILLENNIUM SCHOLARSHIPS

Wednesday, April 30th

The Office of Catholic Education and Faith in the Future are proud to announce that three Archdiocese of Philadelphia high school seniors have been awarded prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarships for 2014. The three recipients are: Ana DeJesus from John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls’ High School, Alex Tieu from Roman Catholic High School for Boys and […]

Roman Catholic High School for Boys Sophomores Earn Perfect Scores on National Latin Exam

Tuesday, April 22nd

Honors Sophomores at Roman Catholic High School for Boys recently took the National Latin Exam, sponsored by the American Classical League and the National Junior Classical League. The exam is a 40-question test offered to Latin I students. There are questions on grammar, comprehension, mythology, derivatives, literature, Roman life, history, geography, oral Latin, and Latin […]

Office of Catholic Education Announces Collaborative Partnership Between Conwell-Egan Catholic High School and Holy Family University

Tuesday, April 8th

On Monday, April 7, 2014 Administrators from Conwell-Egan Catholic High School (Bucks County) joined officials from the Office of Catholic Education and Holy Family University to sign an agreement that entered both schools into a collaborative educational partnership.  The agreement consists of three components, including admissions and scholarship, a university and dual credit agreement, and […]