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Over 65 Catholic Elementary Schools to Participate in Spring “Showcase of Excellence” Programs

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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 […]

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Seven Local Catholic Schools Participate in Junior Flower Shows

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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 […]

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ARCHDIOCESAN HIGH SCHOOLS AND PAROCHIAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA WILL BE CLOSED TOMORROW, TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017

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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. ###

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Saint Hubert Catholic High School for Girls Hosts Career Day Over 40 Professionals Participate

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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 […]

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Archbishop John Carroll High School in Radnor to Begin Live Streaming Events

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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 […]

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

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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 – […]

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Faith in the Future Announces a New Scholarship Fund from the Howley Foundation

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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 […]

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Parishioners from Saint John Vianney Parish Present Scholarships to Archdiocesan Elementary School Students

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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 […]

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[VIDEO] Archbishop Chaput Announces Historic Partnership Between Catholic Relief Services and Catholic High Schools in the Archdiocese

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Archbishop Chaput Announces Historic Partnership Between Catholic Relief Services and Catholic High Schools in the Archdiocese

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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 […]

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Schools Throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Celebrate Catholic Schools Week 2017

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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Archdiocese of Philadelphia School Students Participate in Community Service Activities to Honor Martin Luther King, Jr.

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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 […]

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More Than 1,200 Archdiocesan Fall Student Athletes Recognized for Academic Achievements

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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Conwell-Egan Catholic High School Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Award Winning Environmental & Spatial Technology Program

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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, […]

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Archbishop Wood High School Receives Readers’ Poll Nod in “2016 Best of Bucks” via Bucks County Courier Times

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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 […]

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Schools Throughout the Archdiocese Celebrate Mercy Week in Honor of the One Year Anniversary of Pope Francis’ Visit to Philadelphia

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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 […]

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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

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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 […]

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Pope John Paul II High School to Hold 9/11 Memorial Tribute

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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 […]

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Office of Catholic Education Announces Administrative Assignments at Two Archdiocesan High Schools

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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 […]

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Office of Catholic Education Announces Administrative Assignments at Three Archdiocesan High Schools

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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, […]

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Mr. Jason B. Bozzone Named President of Pope John Paul II High School

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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 […]

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Office of Catholic Education and Association of Catholic Teachers Reach Labor Agreement

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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 […]

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Archdiocesan High Schools Graduate the Class of 2016

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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 […]

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Archbishop Ryan High School Hosts Annual Calculus/Statistics Container Design Project

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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 […]

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Archdiocese of Philadelphia Honors Distinguished Scholars from Catholic Secondary Schools at 37th Annual Academic Honors Convocation

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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 […]

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Paul Colistra Named President of West Catholic Preparatory High School

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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 […]

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West Catholic Preparatory High School Celebrates Historic $5 Million Gift from Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Mazur

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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 […]

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Lizanne Magarity-Pando Named President of Saint Hubert Catholic High School for Girls

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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 […]

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37 Senior Neumann Scholars from the Class of 2016 to be Honored During Celebration of Excellence

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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 […]

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Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast High School Hosts Assistant Secretary-General for the UN and Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Crisis in Syria

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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 […]

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Over 500 Students to Participate in Annual “Concert of Excellence” at the Kimmel Center

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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 […]

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

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$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 […]

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37 Eighth Grade Students Named 2016 Neumann Scholars to Attend Archdiocesan High Schools in the Fall

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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 […]

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The Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Faith in the Future Foundation Extend Their Management Agreement through 2022, Affirming the Progress of this Innovative Model in Catholic Education

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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 […]

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Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast Honors Veterans With “POW-MIA National Chair of Honor” Program Before Basketball Game

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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Cardinal O’Hara High School Announces Addition of a New Classical Education Track Option Beginning in the Fall of 2016

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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 […]

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

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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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Secondary Business-Technology Curriculum Chairperson

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This is the information regarding the job posting for Business Technology Curriculum Chairperson   2015 Posting for Secondary Business-Technology Curriculum Chairperson 2015 Application for Business-Technology Curriculum Committee Chairperson Posting 2015 Business-Technology Curriculum Committee Chairperson Posting Responsibilities

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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, […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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. […]

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Mr. Joseph McFadden Named Principal of Archbishop Ryan High School

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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 […]

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