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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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ARCHDIOCESAN HIGH SCHOOLS AND PAROCHIAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA WILL BE CLOSED TOMORROW, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2017

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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 […]

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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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Ten Archdiocesan Elementary Schools Compete and Mater Dei Catholic School Receives Two Awards During Philadelphia Region Future Cities Competition

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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 […]

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

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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, […]

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Resurrection Regional Catholic School Faculty Members Highlighted in Story via Northeast Times

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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 […]

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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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Archdiocesan Schools in the City of Philadelphia to Close at Noon Tomorrow Friday, September 9, 2016

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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 […]

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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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Back to School Message from Chis Mominey

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. 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.

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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Catholic School Students for Catholic Charities Hosts Annual Collection Celebration

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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 […]

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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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Drexel Neumann Academy Principal Receives Award from National Catholic Education Association

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Sister Cathy McGowan, SSJ, principal of Drexel Neumann Academy (DNA) was named by the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) to be one of its recipients of the “Leadership. Learn. Inspire” Award.  This national award is presented to educators who have made outstanding efforts, contributions, and achievements on behalf of Catholic school education.  Sister Cathy is […]

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Over 40 Catholic Elementary Schools to Participate in Spring “Showcases of Excellence”

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Students and teachers highlight academics and fine arts in parochial elementary schools during “Showcase of Excellence.” During the month of April, over 40 Catholic elementary schools throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will participate in “Showcases of Excellence,” which will be held at four Archdiocesan high schools in Bucks, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties.  The elementary […]

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Archbishop Chaput Joined by 150 Archdiocesan School Children to Mark National Child Abuse Prevention Month

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Elementary, secondary, and special education students from across the Archdiocese helped plant a “Pinwheels for Prevention” garden As part of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s observance of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. was joined by approximately 150 elementary, secondary, and special education students from schools throughout the Archdiocese for the […]

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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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The Office of Catholic Education Business Leadership for Catholic Schools and Faith in the Future Foundation to Host Inaugural CAPS Event

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Inaugural Event Celebrating Academics, Philanthropy, and Service in Philadelphia-area Catholic Schools The Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Office of Catholic Education (OCE), Business Leadership Organized for Catholic Schools (BLOCS), and Faith in the Future Foundation (FIF) are proud to jointly announce the CAPS 2016 event. The acronym stands for “Celebrating Academics, Philanthropy, and Service in Philadelphia-area Catholic […]

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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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Transitional Plan Announced for Saint Francis De Sales Parish School in Lenni (Delaware County) Effective with 2016-2017 School Year

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Developed by parish leadership in conjunction the Delaware County Advisory Council, the Office of Catholic Education, and neighboring parishes, the plan seeks to provide affordable and viable educational options for current parish school students. Background Regarding Today’s Announcement Today, Reverend Alan J. Okon, Pastor of Saint Francis de Sales Parish (SFDS) in Lenni, Delaware County, […]

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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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Saints Colman-John Neumann Catholic School Builds Unmanned Gliders with a Boeing Engineer

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In celebration of National Engineers Week (E-Week), Saints Colman-John Neumann (SCJN) students in grades five through eight recently learned about careers in engineering and were guided by a Boeing engineer in building their own unmanned glider. On Feb. 16, a Boeing engineer visited SCJN as part of Boeing’s annual E-Week program. Students in grades five […]

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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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Schools Throughout the Archdiocse of Philadelphia Celebrate Catholic Schools Week

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The National Catholic Schools Week 2016 Theme: “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service” The Archdiocese of Philadelphia will join in the national observance of Catholic Schools Week January 31, 2016 – February 6, 2016. Catholic Schools Week is an annual celebration of the Christ-centered, faith-based education that students receive in the 121 elementary, […]

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The Archdiocese of Philadelphia, World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 and the Philadelphia Auto Show Welcome Students from the Archdiocesan Schools of Special Education for Exclusive Tour and Special Moment with “Pope Francis’ Philly FIAT”

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The Archdiocesan Schools for Special Education, whose students Pope Francis expressed such love and care for during his historic visit to Philadelphia, offered special experience with the “Philly FIAT” before Auto Show opens to the public Philadelphia, PA (January 29, 2016) – The Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 and […]

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Archdiocesan Schools in the City of Philadelphia Will be Closed Tomorrow, Tuesday, January 26, 2016

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Archdiocesan high schools and Catholic elementary schools in the City of Philadelphia will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, January 26, 2016 due to ongoing travel difficulties associated with the weekend’s winter storm. Archdiocesan high schools and Catholic elementary schools in the suburban counties normally follow the decision of their corresponding local public school district and submit […]

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Archdiocesan Schools in the City of Philadelphia Will be Closed Tomorrow, Monday, January 25, 2016

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Archdiocesan high schools and Catholic elementary schools in the City of Philadelphia will be closed tomorrow, Monday, January 25, 2016 due to ongoing travel difficulties associated with the weekend’s winter storm. Archdiocesan high schools and Catholic elementary schools in the suburban counties normally follow the decision of their corresponding local public school district and submit […]

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