Father Judge High School
3301 Solly Avenue


United States
Coordinates40°2′55″N 75°1′25″W / 40.04861°N 75.02361°W / 40.04861; -75.02361Coordinates: 40°2′55″N 75°1′25″W / 40.04861°N 75.02361°W / 40.04861; -75.02361
TypeCatholic high school
MottoLatin: Non Excidet
(He will not fall away[1])
Religious affiliation(s)Catholic Church
DenominationOblates of St. Francis de Sales
Patron saint(s)Francis de Sales
Established1954 (1954)
StatusCurrently operational[2]
OversightRoman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia
CEEB code393305
NCES School ID01186718[2]
PresidentBrian P. King
PrincipalJames Hozier
Staff42.3 (on an FTE basis)[2]
Enrollment767[2] (2019–2020)
 • Grade 9196[2]
 • Grade 10178[2]
 • Grade 11201[2]
 • Grade 12192[2]
Average class size29
Student to teacher ratio18.1:1[2]
Hours in school day6.7[2]
Color(s)Sheridan Red and Columbia Blue   
Athletics conferencePhiladelphia Catholic League
RivalsNorth Catholic (traditional) Archbishop Ryan (contemporary)
PublicationWriter's Bloc
NewspaperThe Crusader
YearbookThe Quest
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Father Judge High School is a Roman Catholic high school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. The Oblates of St. Francis de Sales run the school, which the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia established in 1954.


The school is named for Father Thomas Augustine Judge (1868–1933), who organized lay missionaries in the northeastern United States.[4] Fr. Judge founded the congregation of sisters whose "motherhouse" is located next to the high school; these sisters then donated a portion of the land to the archdiocese on which the school was built.[5]



Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity 2019–2020[2]
White Hispanic Black Two or More Races Asian
621 56 38 29 23


The school offers ten Advanced Placement classes for sophomore, junior, and senior students: U.S. Government & Politics, English Language and Composition, Literature, Calculus, European History, U.S. History, Psychology, Physics, Environmental Science, and Biology.[6]

Extracurricular activities

Father Judge Model United Nations Team

2006 World Model United Nations Champions
2006 World Model United Nations Champions

Crusader News Network

CNN ("Crusader News Network") is Father Judge's student-run network television station. Renovated in 2013–2014 with the help of several students from the class of 2014, CNN provides live announcements during homeroom via the school's YouTube Channel.[citation needed]


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The school is a member of the Philadelphia Catholic League (PCL) and the Philadelphia City (now PIAA District XII). The Athletic Department currently offers 14 interscholastic athletic programs and two club sports programs. The athletic programs offered at Father Judge include: Soccer, Football, Golf, Cross Country, Fall Crew, Basketball, Wrestling, Bowling, Indoor Track, Baseball, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Tennis, Spring Crew, and club sports Ice Hockey and Rugby. The school has participated in 59 PCL Championships and 18 City (District XII) Championships over its 60-year history, with the most recent teams of Soccer, Wrestling, and Bowling capturing their titles in the 2013–2014 season. Joe Galasso was the first wrestler from Philadelphia to win a State Title in the 138lb weight class for wrestling.

The school has two gymnasiums (The Fox Gymnasium and the Mitchell Activity Center), a wrestling training room, a weight room and fitness center, a track & athletic complex, a synthetic turf multi-purpose (football, soccer, lacrosse, rugby) field, an artificial turf baseball field, three locker rooms, and a cross country course in nearby Pennypack Park.

The school launched the Patrick S. McGonigal '81 Center for Fitness and Wellness in 2013 to offer fitness and wellness programming open to the entire student body. The center offers fitness programming, strength training, intramurals, and an Outdoor Recreation Club.

Notable alumni


  1. ^ "School History". About Us. Father Judge High School. Retrieved 12 May 2022.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Search for Private Schools – School Detail for Father Judge High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved 12 May 2022.
  3. ^ "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". MSA-CSS. Archived from the original on 2011-06-10. Retrieved 2009-05-23.
  4. ^ "Fr. Judge". Archived from the original on 2007-06-29. Retrieved 2007-06-05.
  5. ^ "Departments". Fatherjudge.com. Archived from the original on 2008-08-17. Retrieved 2011-10-22.
  6. ^ "Father Judge High School - Advanced Placement Courses". Fatherjudge.com. Archived from the original on 2011-09-30. Retrieved 2011-10-22.
  7. ^ The Catholic Standard & Times - Next step critical for Pa. marriage amendment Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ "Model United Nations". Fatherjudge.com. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2011-10-22.
  9. ^ [1] Archived November 17, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ "Resolution No. 060514:Resolution honoring Father Judge High School for achieving top honors at Model United Nations Archived October 2, 2006, at the Wayback Machine." Journal of the City Council of Philadelphia. June 1, 2006