Nazareth Academy High School

Nazareth Academy High School
4001 Grant Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19114
 United States
Coordinates 40°3′36″N 74°59′21″W / 40.06000°N 74.98917°W / 40.06000; -74.98917Coordinates: 40°3′36″N 74°59′21″W / 40.06000°N 74.98917°W / 40.06000; -74.98917

Type Private, All-Female
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1928
Oversight Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth
Principal Sr. Mary Joan Jacobs
Vice principal Sr. Mary McDevitt
Sr. David Sibiski
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 480 [1]  (2008)
Average class size 20
Student to teacher ratio 9:1
Campus size 30 acres (120,000 m2)
Color(s) Blue and Gold         
Athletics conference Athletic Association of Catholic Academies
Mascot Panda
Accreditation(s) Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
Tuition $9,500 (2009-10)
Alumni 7,000+
Dean of Academic Affairs Sr. Teresa Mary Lukaszewski
Admissions Director Lisa Riccio
Athletic Director Danielle Wilson

Nazareth Academy High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia.


Nazareth Academy was established in 1928 by the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth.[2]

Nazareth Academy is dedicated to educating young women at the high school level.

Mission: "In a family-centered environment, we strive to encourage each student to reach her full potential and to accept the challenges of life with integrity and dignity. By providing a spirituality based on Gospel values, a challenging academic curriculum, and varied extracurricular activities, we encourage each student to create her personal vision and to respond to the needs of the Church and society."

Performing arts

Nazareth Academy High School has had a history of upholding an excellent music department. Over 25% of the school's population participates in the eight music activities Nazareth Academy High School has to offer. For girls interested in pursuing music further, they may choose to take Music Major classes which teach music theory, dictation, sight reading and singing skills, and much more. There are many performance opporutnities for girls in the music department, and each year the Orchestra, Jazz Band, and Chorale compete and have received many outstanding awards in recognition for the talent and skill level of girls at Nazareth Academy.

Nazareth Academy High School's Theater Department has a lot to offer. With a "Theater in the Round" experience, the audience can really see a beautiful musical come to life once a year on the Nazareth stage. In October 2007, the school's production was The Sound of Music. The show was beautifully done with a simple set and wonderful orchestrations. This Rodgers and Hammerstein classic brought everyone to their feet at the curtain call, with a standing ovation every night.

Notable alumni

Maureen Johnson - author
Christina Perri - singer songwriter

Notes and references

External links

  • School Website

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