Philadelphia Mennonite High School

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Philadelphia Mennonite High School
PMHS 10yearlogo3.png
Address
860 North 24th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Coordinates 39°58′18″N 75°10′35″W / 39.9716°N 75.1764°W / 39.9716; -75.1764Coordinates: 39°58′18″N 75°10′35″W / 39.9716°N 75.1764°W / 39.9716; -75.1764

enrollment = 100

Information
Type Private School
Religious affiliation(s) Mennonite Church USA
Established 1997[1]
Opened Fall, 1998
Principal Dr. Barbara Moses
Faculty 7
Student to teacher ratio 14:1
Color(s) Navy blue and white
Athletics Interscholastic Sports
Website

Philadelphia Mennonite High School is a private Mennonite high school in the Fairmount neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The school has approximately 100 students in 9th through 12th grades, and focuses on college preparation.

History[edit]

Philadelphia Mennonite High School, Spring 2009

The school was founded in 1997, and opened for classes in the former St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic School building in the fall of 1998, with 45 students.[2] The first graduating class was in 2000, with 10 students, all of whom were accepted for college admission.

The 24 students in the class of 2009 graduated on June 14, 2009.

Accreditation[edit]

The school is accredited with two agencies, which did their evaluation process together. The agencies are the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools,[3] and the Mennonite Accreditation Agency of the Mennonite Education Agency.[4]

Community[edit]

The Fairmount Civic Association[5] meets in the PMHS building, and the basement is used as a polling place for the 15th Ward, 18th Division.

The Liberti Church (Fairmount) formerly met at PMHS, and now meets at the Berean Institute.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ O'Reilly, David (1997-08-11). "HIGH HOPES, ELEMENTARY PROBLEMS THE MENNONITES SEE A SCHOOL AT 24TH AND POPLAR. BUT LITTLE MONEY AND SKEPTICAL NEIGHBORS BLUR THEIR VISION.". Philadelphia Inquirer (Knight-Ridder). pp. B.1. 
  2. ^ Jones, Richard (1998-08-07). "MENNONITE SCHOOL SET TO OPEN IN CITY APPLICATIONS ARE STILL BEING ACCEPTED AT THE $4,850-A-YEAR SCHOOL IN NORTH PHILADELPHIA.". Philadelphia Inquirer (Knight-Ridder). pp. B.1. 
  3. ^ "School name:Philadelphia Mennonite High School". The Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. 2009-06-07. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  4. ^ "Home". Mennonite Accreditation Agency of the Mennonite Education Agency. 2009-06-07. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  5. ^ Webmaster (2009-06-05). "FCA Meetings (Home page)". FCA Official Website. Fairmount Civic Association, Inc. Retrieved 2009-06-05. 
  6. ^ "Liberti Fairmount". Liberti Church. 2009-06-05. Retrieved 2009-06-05.