St. Hubert Catholic High School for Girls

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St. Hubert Catholic High School for Girls
St. Hubert Catholic High School Seal.jpg
7320 Torresdale Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19136
United States
Coordinates 40°1′51″N 75°2′5″W / 40.03083°N 75.03472°W / 40.03083; -75.03472Coordinates: 40°1′51″N 75°2′5″W / 40.03083°N 75.03472°W / 40.03083; -75.03472
Type Private, All-Female
Motto Christus vincit
(Christ conquers)
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1941
President Lizanne Pando
Dean Rose Scioli
Principal Doctor Joanne Walls
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 675[1] (January 2012)
Student to teacher ratio 20:1
Color(s) Brown and Gold         
Slogan Becoming Women of Faith and Integrity
Team name Bambies
Accreditation Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools[2]
Publication Echoings (literary/art annual)
Newspaper Tally-Ho
Yearbook Calling Echo
Tuition $6,450 (Catholic) $7,700 (Non-Catholic)
Alumni 27,000+
Athletic Director Michael Prendergast
Television Station Hube Tube

St. Hubert Catholic High School for Girls is a private, independent Roman Catholic preparatory school for girls located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. With over 650 students, it is the largest all-girls school in Philadelphia. The school is named after St. Hubert, the patron saint of hunters. The school is under direction of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.


Discovered by the Germans in 1904, the grounds of the present day school was originally home to a Catholic parish which was built in 1924 for German speaking immigrants. On September 8, 1941, the high school was officially opened. At the time of its opening, the student body numbered 631, with 20 sisters serving in the faculty. Since 1941, over 21,000 students have graduated from St. Hubert. St. Hubert is the largest all-girls school in the Archdiocese in Philadelphia. The mascot is a deer named Bambie. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced on January 6, 2012 that the school would close in June 2012 due to declining enrollment; a final decision on February 24, 2012 reversed that decision.


The high school is home to the largest female athletic program in Philadelphia, with four intramural sports teams and 14 varsity teams. The four intramural sports include flag football, basketball, dodge ball, and indoor soccer. Girls can make teams with their friends and play these sports for fun without competing against other schools. The 14 varsity sports at St. Hubert Catholic High School for Girls include cross country, field hockey, soccer, tennis, volleyball, golf, basketball, bowling, cheerleading, indoor track and field, swimming, outdoor track and field, softball, and lacrosse. St. Hubert also has experienced many athletic accomplishments and has won some championships over the years, including tennis, bowling, and soccer. St. Hubert was the first high school to have a women's golf team. To help sponsor the athletics and make sure they run smoothly, there is an Athletic Association that oversees the athletic related events.

Extra-Curricular activities[edit]

St. Hubert offers its students over 40 clubs in which to participate. Among the most popular are:
Academic clubs

  • National Honor Society
  • Model United Nations
  • Mathletes

Arts & Culture clubs

  • Art Club,
  • Drama Club
  • Dance Club
  • French Club
  • Spanish Club
  • Italian Club

(some of which perform at the end of the academic year)

Cause-related clubs

  • Community Service Corps
  • Respect for Life Club
  • Animal Rights Club

SAAD (Students Against Destructive Decisions)

Non-competitive clubs

  • Intramural Volleyball, Flag Football, Basketball, Badminton

There is a Student Council, which is an excellent study body that plans many events throughout the year and helps the school run smoothly. The Bambie Ambassadors serve as representatives to the school and everything for which it stands.
St. Hubert also has the distinction of having the largest orchestra in Northeast Philadelphia; the school's ensemble composed of most instruments in an orchestra.
Tally-Ho is the school's newspaper; Calling Echo, the school's yearbook.

Saint Hubert also offers 10 AP courses and 36 Honors courses. They have an iPad program with a ratio of one iPad per student.

Alma mater[edit]

With proud and eager loyalty
We fling our banner to the world
And catch the rays of wisdom streaming down
As its glory is unfurled.

We poise our spear, we aim it true
With strength that's born of right.
Let baseness and oppression feel
The piercing of its might.

For St. Hubert's Brown and Gold
For our faith that's firm and bold
With joy we pledge our strength and zeal
To uphold our treasured seal.

Armed with knowledge and with truth
And the fire and courage of youth
We dare to do, to live for you...
Our Alma Mater true, our Alma Mater True.

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