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CATHOLIC EDUCATORS COME TOGETHER FOR SECOND ANNUAL ADVANCEMENT CONFERENCE HOSTED BY THE ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA’S OFFICE OF CATHOLIC EDUCATION AND FAITH IN THE FUTURE FOUNDATION The Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Office of Catholic Education (OCE) and Faith in the Future Foundation (FIF) are hosting the second annual Advancement Conference for Catholic educators throughout the region. The […]

 

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. […]

 

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Office of Catholic Education (OCE), Business Leadership Organized for Catholic Schools (BLOCS), Faith in the Future (FIF), and the Independence Mission Schools (IMS) will host the premiere BLOCS Gala for Catholic Education. The event’s goal is to raise funds to augment existing financial aid and scholarship opportunity programs, enhance curriculum in […]

 

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 […]

 

Today, Our Lady of Port Richmond Regional Catholic School (OLPR), in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia, honored eight of the highest performing students from its Class of 2017 with a $2,000.00 scholarship to further their education at an Archdiocesan high school. These students also received an individual matching scholarship from Father Judge High School, […]

 

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 […]

 

The Archdiocesan Office of Catholic Education, Business Leadership Organized for Catholic Schools, Faith in the Future and Independence Mission Schools join to sponsor the premiere BLOCS Gala for Catholic Education to raise scholarship funds for students in need. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Office of Catholic Education (OCE), Business Leadership Organized for Catholic Schools (BLOCS), Faith […]

 

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 open on a two hour delay tomorrow, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Archdiocesan high schools and parochial elementary schools in the suburban counties normally follow the decision of their corresponding local public school district and submit operational status independently. ###

 

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 […]

 

Our Lady of Calvary Elementary School (http://www.olcalvaryschool.org/)in Northeast Philadelphia has a group of young ladies named the, “Soaring Six.” This group is comprised of eighth grade girls who are now preparing for the nation’s premiere rocketry contest, the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC). The competition is expected to feature more than 800 teams of secondary […]

 

Holy Trinity Catholic School and Saint Lucy Day School for Children with Visual Impairments Share Lesson in Braille

Thursday, February 23rd

HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC SCHOOL AND SAINT LUCY DAY SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS SHARE LESSON IN BRAILLE Holy Trinity Catholic Elementary School 7th and 8th grade students recently completed a unit of study on the life of Louis Braille, the 19th Century Frenchman who was best known as the creator of the Braille alphabet […]

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 […]

 

ARCHDIOCESAN HIGH SCHOOLS AND PAROCHIAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA WILL BE CLOSED TOMORROW, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2017 Archdiocesan high schools and parochial elementary schools in the City of Philadelphia will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, February 9, 2017 due to the projected inclement weather. Archdiocesan high schools and parochial elementary schools in the […]

 
 

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 […]

 

Mater Dei Catholic School’s “Future Cities” Team recently received the Fire Protection Engineering and the Innovative Transportation Concept awards at Future City Philadelphia Region! Congratulations to Mater Dei students and all ten of the Archdiocesan elementary schools whose students competed in the Future Cities – Philadelphia competition recently!  The ten Archdiocesan elementary schools that participated […]

 

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, […]

 

Four Archdiocese of Philadelphia Elementary Schools Named 2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools

Friday, September 30th

Holy Family Regional Catholic School in Phoenixville (Chester County), Saint Genevieve School in Flourtown (Montgomery County), Saint Mary Interparochial in Philadelphia, and  Saint Philip Neri in Lafayette Hill (Montgomery County) were selected as part of the 2016 cohort of National Blue Ribbon Schools in an announcement made by United States Secretary of Education, John B. King, […]

The Northeast Times newspaper recently profiled six teachers at Resurrection Regional Catholic School in Northeast Philadelphia, almost 1/4th of the faculty, who have come full circle and returned to teach at the regional school formed in 2012, after having graduated from the former Re­sur­rec­tion of Our Lord and Our Lady of Ransom Parish Schools. Read the […]

 

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 […]

Archdiocesan high schools and Catholic elementary schools in the City of Philadelphia will close at noon tomorrow, Friday, September 9, 2016 due to the expected heat and humidty.  This announcement follows a decision made by the School District of Philadelphia regarding their class schedule tomorrow. Archdiocesan high schools and Catholic elementary schools in the suburban […]

 

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 […]

 

. 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.

 

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 […]

 

Office of Catholic Education Announces Appointment of Field Coordinator for Hispanic Outreach

Thursday, June 2nd

Today, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Office of Catholic Education (OCE) announced that Ms. Nancy L. Sanchez has been named to the newly created position in OCE as Field Coordinator for Hispanic Outreach effective June 6, 2016. Mr. Christopher Mominey, Chief Operating Officer and Secretary for Catholic Education said, “We are thrilled to announce the hiring […]

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 […]

 

Saint Basil the Great CYO Team to Compete in International Odyssey of the Mind World Championship

Tuesday, May 17th

The Saint Basil CYO Team is the only Catholic elementary school team in the State of Pennsylvania to advance to the World Championship this year A team of seven students from grades 6 through 8 at Holy Family Regional School in Phoenixville, are set to compete in an educational World Finals competition, called “Odyssey of […]

Catholic School Students for Catholic Charities Hosts Annual Collection Celebration

Thursday, May 12th

Catholic School Students for Catholic Charities hosted a collection celebration on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at Cardinal O’Hara High School in Springfield (Delaware County) with Bishop Michael J. Fitzgerald, who oversees Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. More than 100 students from schools throughout the Archdiocese celebrated their hard work raising funds to benefit […]

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 […]