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Nazareth Academy High School

Private | 9-12 | 414 students


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Posted August 13, 2013

Although Nazareth is an excellent school which my daughter recently graduated from, I have to question what I paid extra for. I have a son who currently attends Ryan and a younger daughter enrolled to begin Huberts in September. Both schools offer the same as Nazareth. My daughter was well prepared for college and got accepted to each one that she applied to, but I have a feeling that the same will hold true for my younger son and daughter who attend Archdiocesan schools for more than half the price. If you have the extra money I guess it is no big deal, but we could have saved a great deal of money if we had done our homework and knew this before we chose Nazareth without looking into other schools.
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Posted January 8, 2012

As a graduate of Nazareth, I am most disappointed with this school. After transferring my daughter from an archdiocesan high school where she had received an academic scholarship, my daughter has never been so poorly received. I am grateful for the few teachers that have had the courage to support and encourage my daughter. The nepotism and favoritism are beyond belief and the rules only apply for certain people. If you dare to question, everything is just "your perception" and your child will pay the price. You will learn that an A at an archdiocesan high school is a "B' at Nazareth. Character formation? Your daughter will get a lesson in clique formation. However, I am most disturbed by the blatant disregard and disrespect toward the Catholic values that we strived to instill in our daughter. How is "White Houses" played at the Father/Daughter dance like it's the school song? Nazareth needs to remember that their first mission is to send strong Catholic women into the world as lights.
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Posted June 29, 2011

Our daughter is going into junior year! can't beleive it is going so fast!! Love love love NA. All the teachers & staff are great! We are so happy with the choice we made for our daughters high school years.
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Posted April 30, 2010

Our daughter will graduate this year and it will be bittersweet to see her move on and leave Nazareth. We have watched her become a confident and caring young lady. The teachers are the best here. They encourage each girl to reach her full potential and they care so much! The past four years have been a wonderful experience.
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Posted October 9, 2009

I love Nazareth because I know my daughter is getting a good education. The staff and all the girls are just great.
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Posted October 8, 2009

they have the most caring teachers and staff in the world. all computers in the school are top notch and everyone is helpful like a big family
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Posted October 8, 2009

When you have a great Leader you have a great school!!!! The administration at NA really cares!!!!
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Posted October 7, 2009

The sense of family and the high academic standards!
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Posted October 7, 2009

It is everything you would want in a school for our daughters. It is family oriented, supportive, motivating, inspiring, and encouraging to both our girls and their families. We are new to the school, but already feel so welcomed. The academics and the faculty are phenomenal. They are always available and all want the girls to excel in not only their subjects, but being successful women in life.
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Posted October 7, 2009

I teach at Nazareth Academy and when I first went there it was liking dying and going to teacher heaven. Every element of Nazareth is special including the students, staff and faculty and the parents.
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Posted October 5, 2009

Great academic program; caring teachers & really nice students with a very involved parents association!
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Posted October 4, 2009

Nazareth is in the top five schools in Philadelphia having the most Community Volunteer hours. It has some of thethe brightest young ladies in the Country and the kindliest. We love Nazareth for its excellent college prepatory classes and its desire for its young ladies to reach their fullest potential in both sports and academics.
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Posted October 2, 2009

great school,great education,great atmosphere.My daughter love it!!!
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Posted October 1, 2009

Nazareth Academy is the best place to be for a young woman during her formative years. Each girl grows to become her own person, strives for her own personal excellence and is supported by friends and teachers in a family atmosphere. I would highly recommend it to any parent who wants the best education for thier daughter.
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Posted October 1, 2009

As a parent I have complete confidence in the instruction our daughter has received in such a short period of time, from the caring teachers and sisters who have dedicated their time to helping each girl, shine from inside out. I know our daughter will be able to fullfill her ultimate career choice. Nazareth is a place of Family, Friends, and Faith.
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Posted September 30, 2009

Nazareth has so many wonderful things to offer our daughters. The teachers and staff really make them feel as if they are a big extended family. The education given is superb and really gets them ready for the next stages of their lives.
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Posted September 30, 2009

Ilove everything! The girls are kind and friendly, the staff and faculty are always there for us. We are truly one big family
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Posted September 30, 2009

Nazareth Academy High School offers an amazing academic program for the students. The school also rounds out the whole person with Music and Sports programs as well as social activities. The faculty and staff make everyone feel welcome -- like a part of the family. It's a great high school experience for both the students and parents.
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Posted September 29, 2009

I graduated from Nazareth in '07 and I absolutely loved it. Such a warm, family environment. It definitely prepared me for things to come in college. I will never forget my time at Nazareth or the people there

Posted September 29, 2009

Nazareth is a true extension of how we feel about life in our home. Everyone who comes into contact with our daughter on a daily basis truly cares about her. She is nurtured while being challenged each day. She feels comfortable safe and cared for while going throuogh her school day. Her teachers have the girls' best interest at heart and it is obvious each and every day. They are preparing these gilrs for the future and want them all to be the best they can be. all aspects of these girls are important to them. They cultivate the arts, music, athletics, along with the rigorous academic schedule. Our whole family loves Nazareth and we are very proud that our daughter is a part of the Nazareth student body.
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Ethnicity This school State average
White 93% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Hispanic 2% 9%
Black 1% 15%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4001 Grant Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19114
Phone: (215) 637-7676


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