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Archbishop Ryan High School recently dedicated a stained glass window in their school chapel in memory of a freshman student, Timothy Connors, who died in May 2011 after being struck by a car. Timothy would have a been a member of the 2014 Archbishop Ryan graduating class. Read the full story by Tom Waring of […]


Conwell-Egan Catholic High School Senior Recently Accepted to United States Military Academy at West Point

Wednesday, February 12th The Levittown-Fairless Hills Rotary Club has a tradition of honoring a Student of the Month throughout the year. Guidance Counselors at area schools are invited to nominate a deserving student, and the rotary club selects the winning candidate. Rotary’s Student of the Month for January 2014 was Erica Forktus, a senior at Conwell-Egan Catholic […]

Christopher Mominey, Secretary for Catholic Education: “Why Catholic Schools Week?”

Wednesday, January 29th This week marks a ritual for all of us working in the mission of Catholic education across the United States.  It is the national celebration of Catholic Schools Week that occurs just about this time each and every year.  And while each diocese and each school chooses to celebrate in different ways, it might […]

Congratulations to Joseph Kelly (Class of 2015), junior at Bishop Shanahan High School (Chester County) who has been selected to receive the Widener University High School Leadership Award. The awards program is designed to recognize high school students who embody Widener’s commitment to develop and inspire leaders to affect positive change. The award is presented […]


Roman Catholic High School Raises $215,000 for Scholarships in One Night

Tuesday, October 22nd

  (Left to right) RCHS Student Council President Alvin Alex ’14, Chair of Roman’s Board and CEO of Equus Capital Partners, LTD. Dan DiLella ’69, Award Recipient Thomas A. Leonard, Esq. ’64, wife Cathy Leonard, son Tom Leonard, and RCHS President/Rector Father John Flanagan For Immediate Release: PHILADELPHIA, PA – October 18, 2013 On Thursday, October 17th […]

Archdiocesan High School Students Honored at Inaugural Maguire Foundation Scholars

Tuesday, October 1st

The Maguire Foundation has committed $5 million in scholarships to educating students in high schools throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia   125 high school students in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will be honored as inaugural Maguire Scholars by The Maguire Foundation at a reception hosted by Mr. and Mrs. James J. Maguire, Co-Principals of the foundation. The […]

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Faith in the Future Announce the Appointment of Christopher Mominey as Chief Operating Officer and Secretary for Catholic Education

Monday, September 23rd

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Faith in the Future, an independent foundation that oversees the Office of Catholic Education, today announced the appointment of Christopher Mominey as Chief Operating Officer and Secretary for Catholic Education in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  Mr. Mominey is a highly-respected Catholic school administrator and passionate advocate of the Church, whose […]

The Office of Catholic Education and Faith in the Future Foundation Announce Three Key Administrative Appointments Aimed at Continued Growth and Enhancement

Tuesday, September 17th

The Office of Catholic Education of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Faith in the Future Foundation are pleased to announce the appointments of Mr. Bill Gibson, Director of Enrollment Management, Mrs. Marie D. Bonner, Director of Government Programs and Mr. Kevin D. Kijewski as Associate Superintendent for Secondary Schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. […]

Mr. Francis E. Fox Named New President of Archbishop John Carroll High School The Office of Catholic Education (OCE) and the Faith in the Future Foundation are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Francis E. Fox as the 5th President of Archbishop John Carroll High School in Delaware County.  Mr. Fox is a proud graduate of […]


Archbishop Ryan High School is pleased to announce the appointment by the Archdiocesan Office of Catholic Education of Mr. James Meredith as Principal. He has been serving as the assistant principal for academic affairs since July, 2006 and has been at Ryan since August, 2001 serving in both teaching and administrative positions.  “His experience and […]


West Catholic High School received a $1 million gift, the largest in the school’s 96-year history, to fund the newly adopted five-year strategic plan, A Commitment to Mission. News of the school’s closure during the winter of 2012 prompted the donors to reach out to school leaders to offer support for the school.  The donors met […]


Philadelphia Community Volunteers Honored in Nation’s Capital as Part of National Jefferson Awards Ceremonies Father Judge High School and Will Armstead are recognized among 90 recipients from around the country with the “Nobel Prize for Public Service” Washington, D.C., June 19, 2013– In celebration of their extraordinary contributions to and selfless work within the community, […]


Figure reflects one of the largest totals in Archdiocesan history. The Office of Catholic Education (OCE) and the Faith in the Future Foundation are proud to announce that 3,616 young men and women who graduated from the 17 high schools of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia this June have earned a grand total of $276,806,921 in […]


Delaware County News Network Published: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by Patti Mengers( Cardinal O’Hara High School Principal Marie Rogai has a special place in her heart for the Class of 2013. “At a time when more people tend to focus on their own needs, the Class of 2013 chose to leave no one behind,” […]


Baccalaureate and Commencement Ceremonies scheduled throughout the five counties of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia The Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s seventeen high schools are proud to announce the baccalaureate and commencement schedules for the Class of 2013. Catholic schools are committed to academic excellence as well as fostering the intellectual development and growth of students within the […]


Bishop Shanahan High School and Widener University’s School of Engineering have created a first-of-its-kind partnership that will allow high school students to take selected college entry-level engineering courses at Bishop Shanahan, beginning this September. Dr. James T. Harris, Widener University President, and Dr. Fred A. Akl, Widener University Dean of Engineering School, will be joined […]


The Archdiocese of Philadelphia, in conjunction with the Faith in the Future Foundation, will announce a partnership with Three W International to bring nearly 180 international students into three Archdiocesan High Schools over the next several years at a press conference taking place at Conwell Egan Catholic High School in Fairless Hills, Bucks County. The […]


34th Annual Archdiocesan Academic Honors Convocation Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., will preach during a Liturgy of the Word before the Academic Honors Convocation at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul to honor Archdiocesan and private Catholic high school seniors for their academic excellence. Tuesday, May 21, 2013 6:15 p.m. (procession) 6:30 […]


Today, administrators from Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls, located in Philadelphia, were joined by officials from the Office of Catholic Education and Holy Family University to sign an agreement that enters both schools into a collaborative educational partnership.  The agreement consists of three components, including admissions and scholarship, a university and dual credit […]


Six Archdiocesan high school students were among those recognized by Mayor Michael A. Nutter at a press conference during the 75th Annual Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta.  The students took grand prize, first prize and honorable mentions in the 11th Annual Poster Art Contest held in conjunction with the Regatta. Students’ artwork depicted familiar and iconic […]


Sadiyah Malcom ’13 has been awarded the 2013 Gates Millennium Scholarship. The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program selects 1,000 talented students each year to receive a good-through-graduation (B.A., M.A., and PhD.) scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. Gates Millennium Scholars are given personal and professional development through leadership programs along […]


 Father Judge High School  Honored For Their Leadership in Service The Jefferson Awards-Deloitte Students in Action program is proud to announce that Father Judge High School has been selected as the Philadelphia Recipient For Outstanding Service By a High School and will represent the City of Philadelphia at the Jefferson Awards National Ceremony and Gala […]


OFFICE OF CATHOLIC EDUCATION ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN ARCHBISHOP RYAN HIGH SCHOOL AND HOLY FAMILY UNIVERSITY   Today, administrators from Archbishop Ryan High School, located in Northeast Philadelphia, were joined by officials from the Office of Catholic Education and Holy Family University to sign an agreement that enters both schools into a collaborative educational partnership.  The […]


School Ring Finds its Way Home After 70 Years MARCH 19, 2013, PHILADELPHIA – Arletta Pardoe Bateman, a member of the first graduating class of St. Hubert in 1942, visited the school today to retrieve her class ring. Arletta gave it to a friend, John Dauplaise, in 1943. She hadn’t seen the ring since the […]