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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 […]