Nazareth Academy High School

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Nazareth Academy High School
4001 Grant Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19114
 United States
Coordinates 40°3′36″N 74°59′21″W / 40.06000°N 74.98917°W / 40.06000; -74.98917Coordinates: 40°3′36″N 74°59′21″W / 40.06000°N 74.98917°W / 40.06000; -74.98917
Type Private, All-Female
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1928
Oversight Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth
President Denise LePera
Principal Mr. James Meredith
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 480 [1] (2008)
Average class size 20
Student to teacher ratio 9:1
Campus size 30 acres (120,000 m2)
Color(s) Blue and Gold         
Athletics conference Athletic Association of Catholic Academies
Mascot Panda
Accreditation Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
Newspaper The Nazareth
Yearbook The Marygold
Tuition $12,000 (2013-14)
Alumni 7,000+
Dean of Academic Affairs Patricia Quinn
Dean of Student Affairs Diane Budd
Admissions Director Alexandria Derassouyan
Athletic Director Dan Bradley

Nazareth Academy High School is a private, Roman Catholic, all-girls high school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Nazareth Academy was established in 1928 by the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth.[2]

Nazareth Academy educates young women at the high school level.

Performing arts[edit]

Nazareth Academy High School has a music department. Over 25% of the school's population participates in the eight music activities Nazareth Academy High School has to offer. For girls interested in pursuing music further, there are Music Major classes which teach music theory, dictation, sight reading and singing skills. There are performance opportunities for girls in the music department, and each year the Orchestra, Jazz Band, and Chorale compete.[citation needed]

There is a theater department. There is a "Theater in the Round" experience. In October 2007, the school's production was The Sound of Music. The show was beautifully done with a simple set and wonderful orchestrations.

Notable alumni[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Retrieved 2009-05-23.
  2. ^ NAHS. "School History". Nazareth Academy High School website. Retrieved 2007-05-11.[dead link]

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