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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 […]