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Archbishop Wood High School

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $255,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,000.

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Posted April 9, 2014

Archbishop Wood High School is a wonderful alternative to the Public schools. We are fortunate to live in a very good Public school district, however the size of our district is overwhelming and you are truly a number. There is no personal attention at the local Public school unless you are an advanced or special needs student. With that said we wanted to try something different for our son's high school experience even though we were satisfied with our daughter's high school career. We are more than happy with this choice. His work ethic has and pride has greatly improved. This school gives everyone the opportunity to work to their abilities and teaches the children to be accountable for their work. ABW provides a positive and supportive environment. It is a shame that this school does not get the recognition it deserves. We did not have the money for a Prep school or an Academy and we were weary that we would not get the education they seemed to offer, we were fortunately wrong. ABW is a good value for the money and would recommended to anyone in the area looking for a change.
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Posted April 9, 2014

Archbishop Wood High School is a wonderful alternative to the Public schools. We are fortunate to live in a very good Public school district, however the size of our district is overwhelming and you are truly a number. There is no personal attention at the local Public school unless you are an advanced or special needs student. With that said we wanted to try something different for our son's high school experience even though we were satisfied with our daughter's high school career. We are more than happy with this choice. His work ethic has and pride has greatly improved. This school gives everyone the opportunity to work to their abilities and teaches the children to be accountable for their work. ABW provides a positive and supportive environment. It is a shame that this school does not get the recognition it deserves. We did not have the money for a Prep school or an Academy and we were weary that we would not get the education they seemed to offer, we were fortunately wrong. ABW is a good value for the money and would recommended to anyone in the area looking for a change.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2009

I also agree with the review of 6/1/09. I'm amazed at what is tolerated by the administration. Children who have no respect for anyone are allowed to overshadow the cooperative, basically good kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2009

I thoroughly concur with the review of 6/1/09. While there are a number of dedicated and talented teachers, the administration of the school is composed of a group of smug, self-righteous hypocrites interested in perpetuating their existence. Further, it is difficult to attend any parent-school function without the subject of financial shortfall being raised. That being the case, a bit of value-added self review may be in order - does a student population of 1200 really justify 5 vice-principals, a principal and a president? The money spent on these superfluous positions could be better spent on updating the curriculum and afterschool activities and become competitive with public school districts like Council Rock and Central Bucks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2009

I have had two children attend this school. I was extremely displeased with the character of the individuals that comprise the administration of this school. However, some of the teachers that have been at the school for a long time are great. There was an unfair and surprising academic outcome in my daughter's senior year. Basically, she was at the top of the class, became ill and received very little support from the administration. It was very disappointing and ironic certain individuals did not practice the Catholic values that they preached. Our family is deeply saddened by these events and will not forget this behavior. The biggest lession I learned from this is - Don't expect this school's environment to be any different from any other school - it is the character of the people that make the school not the religious beliefs and teachings of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2005

Left me entirely unprepared to become a music major in college. The arts are extremely lacking, as there are no music classes. The art program is still there, though I wonder for how much longer. However, the number of AP courses available will allow me to graduate early. Discipline is nearly nonexistent; it seems more important to the administration to deal with uniform infractions than threats against students. The experience there is not one I care to repeat.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 23, 2004

My children have attended Wood for the past four years, and I have been very impressed with the quality of education and the impressive array of classes, sports, and extracurricular activities available for students. The classes are academically challenging, with a large selection of outstanding AP courses ...I have never seen faculty more dedicated and caring...of course, as in all schools, there are some exceptions to this high praise, but those teachers are in the minority. Overall, I am highly pleased with my children's education, and cannot believe that our tuition is so low (friends in CT pay three times what we pay for tuition). My kids have made friends with some amazing kids...And, the most important part, my children are really learning the truth about our Catholic faith...not some watered-down version of it. The class of 2004 was offered over $10 million in scholarships for college. That says it all!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2004

Often talked about as the best school in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. A great faculty and a wonderful atmosphere. It is hard to find a school comparable to Archbishop Wood. Offers plenty of AP courses and opportunities for everyone to get involved.
—Submitted by a former student


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 74%
Asian 3% N/A
Two or more races 3% N/A
Hispanic 1% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 16%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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655 York Rd
Warminster, PA 18974
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