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The fire which severely damaged Our Lady of Angels School in Morton (OLA) last night is a moment of deep sadness for parish and school families as well as the Catholic community at large in the region. At this time, senior administrators from the Office of Catholic Education are meeting with school and parish leadership. […]

 

The fire which severely damaged Our Lady of Angels School in Morton (OLA) last night is a moment of deep sadness for parish and school families as well as the Catholic community at large in the region. At this time, senior administrators from the Office of Catholic Education are meeting with school and parish leadership. […]

 

Members of the Archdiocesan Class of 2018 earned an astounding $394,909,545 in scholarships to attend colleges and universities across the country.

 

Members of the Archdiocesan Class of 2018 earned an astounding $394,909,545 in scholarships to attend colleges and universities across the country. Graduating seniors representing each of the 17 Archdiocesan high schools located throughout the five-county metropolitan region recently came together to film a record-breaking announcement regarding scholarship dollars earned cumulatively by the Class of 2018. […]

 

(Philadelphia, PA June 19, 2018) — The Board of the Faith in the Future Foundation is pleased to announce the election of Irene Horstmann Hannan as Chief Executive Officer effective August 1, 2018. In this role Irene will report to the Board of the Foundation and its Chairman, H. Edward Hanway. Irene joins the Foundation […]

 

 Our Lady of Confidence Day School is one of four Archdiocesan Schools of Special Education Our Lady of Confidence Day School (OLC), located in Willow Grove (Montgomery County), has been recognized by the National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) as a School of Excellence. This honor is the highest one that a private special […]

 

 Saint Katherine Day School is one of four Archdiocesan Schools of Special Education Matthew Rodgers, a student at Saint Katherine Day School, one of four Archdiocesan Schools of Special Education, was selected as one of 50 Special Olympians throughout the country to be featured on a 2018 Special Olympic Athlete Trading Card. According to Matthew’s […]

 

The four Archdiocesan Schools of Special Education Archbishop Ryan Academy for the Deaf and Saint Lucy Day School for Children with Visual Impairments, Our Lady of Confidence Day School, and Saint Katherine Day School will celebrate student achievement during their upcoming graduation and moving-up ceremonies. These schools educate students with sensory impairments, physical disabilities, and […]

 

Three schools are ranked in the top ten nationally; all are ranked in the top 100 in the State of Pennsylvania; and the top student in the nation hails from Our Lady of Calvary School Students and educators from 19 parish and regional Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese who have ranked nationally or statewide […]

 

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 2018.  Catholic schools are committed to giving students the tools, skills, and guidance they […]

 

Bishop Shanahan High School, West Catholic Preparatory High School, and Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls took top spots.   On Wednesday, May 16, 2018, students representing all 17 high schools of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia participated in the Rising Starters Program sponsored by the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship at Drexel University. For […]

 

Program culminates with collection of baby items to assist local mothers in need. On May 11, 2018, John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls’ High School held a “baby shower” as part of their participation in the Spiritual Adoption Program. The items donated included diapers, wipes, onesies, outfits, blankets, burp cloths, pacifiers, bottles, lotions, and a baby […]

 

Most Reverend Michael J. Fitzgerald, the Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia who oversees Catholic Education in the Archdiocese, will be the main celebrant during a Liturgy of the Word preceding the 39th Annual Academic Honors Convocation at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. The 2018 All Catholic Chorus will provide the liturgical music, under […]

 

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Sr. Maureen McDermott, IHM, PhD, Superintendent for Secondary Schools, Office of Catholic Education, has announced the 2017-18 Archdiocese of Philadelphia Winter Sports Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll, which recognizes the high school student-athletes who earned first or second academic honors in the second quarter marking period while competing in basketball, bowling, competitive spirit, indoor track […]

 

On Tuesday, May 15th, Bishop Michael J. Fitzgerald, who oversees Catholic Education in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia as part of his pastoral and administrative responsibilities, participated in the Catholic School Students for Catholic Charities Collection Celebration (CSS4CCA) held at Cardinal O’Hara High School in Springfield (Delaware County). Bob Kelly, Traffic Anchor, FOX 29 News, served […]

 

Archdiocesan high schools and parochial elementary schools in the City of Philadelphia will open on a two hour delay tomorrow, Thursday, March 22, 2018. 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. ###  

 

Due to impending inclement weather as forecasted by the National Weather Service, Archdiocesan high schools and parochial elementary schools in the City of Philadelphia will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Archdiocesan high schools and parochial elementary schools in the suburban counties normally follow the decision of their corresponding local public school district and […]

 

School representatives also signed a two-year extension on a dual credit public speaking course On Tuesday, March 13, 2018, Lizanne Magarity Pando, President of Saint Hubert Catholic High School for Girls (SH) in the Tacony section of Philadelphia, and Dr. Lawrence DiPaolo, Jr., Vice President for Academic Affairs for Neumann University (NU), Aston (Delaware County), […]

 

UPDATED Archdiocesan high schools and parochial elementary schools in the City of Philadelphia will now open on a two-hour delay tomorrow, Thursday, March 8, 2018.  

 

Due to impending inclement weather, Archdiocesan high schools and parochial elementary schools in the City of Philadelphia will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, March 7, 2018. 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.   ###

 

Over 200 students from Saint Hubert Catholic High School for Girls in the Tacony section of Philadelphia are coming together to participate in their first ever Dance-A-Rama. The evening’s festivities will raise funds for Our Lady of Confidence Day School (OLC), one of four Archdiocesan Schools of Special Education, as well as the Division of […]

 

For 75 Years, Saint Hubert’s has been Forming Women of Faith and Integrity  Saint Hubert Catholic High School for Girls in the Tacony section of Philadelphia is hosting its 2nd annual Reach Higher Career Day.  600 young women are participating in the day and will hear from professionals in the business, education, engineering, government, law, […]

 

Students from elementary schools, high schools, and schools of special education packaged over 17,000 relief bags to benefit Nutritional Development Services’ Community Food Program Today, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. officially kicked-off Catholic Schools Week (CSW) in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia with a day-long community service event Nourishing our Neighbors—Catholic School Students as Servant […]

 

In celebration of National Engineers Week (February 18th – February 24th) West Catholic Preparatory High School in West Philadelphia will hold a swearing in ceremony on Thursday, February 22, 2018, for its inaugural chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE).  NSBE Officers will be announced and all members of the Engineering and Technology […]

 

In 2016 approximately fifteen eighth grade students at Saint Francis De Sales School in Southwest Philadelphia had the opportunity to work on a documentary project titled, “Bridging the Gap.”  They teamed up with filmmakers/producers Steve McWilliams, John Stefanic, and Matthew Marencik from “Youth Solution Films” located in Havertown (Delaware County).  A screening for current students, […]

 

The City of Philadelphia has established Thursday, February 8, 2018 as the date for the public celebration and parade for the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles. Given projected city street closures and heavy demands on public transportation in the Philadelphia region, Archdiocesan high schools and parochial elementary schools in the City of Philadelphia will be […]

 

The National Catholic Schools Week 2018 Theme: “Catholic Schools:  Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed” The Archdiocese of Philadelphia will join in the national observance of Catholic Schools Week January 28, 2018 – February 3, 2018. Catholic Schools Week is an annual celebration of the Christ-centered, faith-based education that students receive in the 119 elementary, 17 secondary, […]

 

Story originally printed via the AOP Athletics website: http://www.aopathletics.org/news/2018/1/9/17FallHR.aspx PHILADELPHIA, PA – Sr. Maureen McDermott, IHM, PhD, Superintendent for Secondary Schools, Office of Catholic Education, has announced the 2017 Archdiocese of Philadelphia Fall Sports Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll, which recognizes the high school student-athletes of the Archdiocese who earned first or second academic honors in the first […]

 

Archdiocesan high schools and parochial elementary schools in the City of Philadelphia will open two hours late today, Tuesday, January 9, 2018. This decision was made due to expected slippery conditions on roads and walkways in the early morning hours. Archdiocesan high schools and parochial elementary schools in the suburban counties normally follow the decision […]

 

Archdiocesan high schools and parochial elementary schools in the City of Philadelphia will close at 1:00 p.m. today, Monday, January 8, 2018. According to the National Weather Service, a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect this afternoon for the possibility of freezing rain and sleet. Precipitation will begin between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. in […]

 

Archdiocesan high schools and parochial elementary schools in the City of Philadelphia will be closed tomorrow, Friday, January 5, 2018. This decision was made in the wake of today’s storm. It follows reports from the National Weather Service projecting that the next 60 hours will feature dangerously low temperatures, winds gusting 35-40 miles an hour, […]

 

Due to projected inclement weather in the overnight and early morning hours, Archdiocesan high schools and parochial elementary schools in the City of Philadelphia will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, January 4, 2018. Archdiocesan high schools and parochial elementary schools in the suburban counties normally follow the decision of their corresponding local public school district and […]

 

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia Announces the Appointment of Dr. Andrew McLaughlin as Secretary for Elementary Education

Wednesday, December 20th

Background At the conclusion of the 2016-2017 academic year, the Superintendent for Elementary Education in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia departed to pursue other opportunities. In July the Archdiocese appointed an interim Superintendent for Elementary Education and announced that it would work with its Executive Board of Elementary (EBEE) and the Faith in the Future Foundation […]

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 their second annual “Christmas Card Design Contest” in the 216 parishes, 17 high schools, 119 elementary schools, and 4 Schools of Special Education in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. School administrators, teachers, […]

 

All 17 Archdiocesan High Schools as well as four area private Catholic high schools will send representatives to the 2nd annual METANOIA rally. On Monday, October 30th, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Office for Catechetical Formation hosts its 2nd annual METANOIA Rally for freshmen and sophomores in high school at The Liacouras Center at Temple University.  […]

 

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 […]

Saint Joseph Catholic School (Chester County), Saint Maximilian Kolbe Catholic School (Chester County), Saints Simon and Jude Catholic School (Chester County), and Saint Teresa of Calcutta Catholic School (Montgomery County) selected as 2017 National Blue Ribbon Schools Saint Joseph Catholic School in Downingtown (Chester County), Saint Maximilian Kolbe Catholic School in West Chester (Chester County), […]

 

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 […]

 

The 119 parish and regional elementary schools in the five-county Archdiocese of Philadelphia officially begin the first day of school on Wednesday, September 6th. Many elementary schools will hold opening week school liturgies in church to unite students, faculty, and staff in prayer in front of the Blessed Sacrament.  Additionally, two schools have special events […]

 

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 […]

 

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 […]