Nazareth Academy High School
4001 Grant Avenue


United States
Coordinates40°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
TypePrivate, All-Female
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
OversightSisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth
PresidentDenise LePera
PrincipalMr. James Meredith
Enrollment480 [1] (2008)
Average class size20
Student to teacher ratio9:1
Campus size30 acres (120,000 m2)
Color(s)Blue and Gold   
Athletics conferenceAthletic Association of Catholic Academies
AccreditationMiddle States Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
NewspaperThe Nazareth
YearbookThe Marygold
Tuition$15,000 (2019-20)
Dean of Academic AffairsPatricia Quinn
Dean of Student AffairsKatherine Gallen
Admissions DirectorAlexandria Derassouyan
Athletic DirectorDan 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.

In August 2018, the school named its first lay principal, James Meredith.[3]

Performing arts

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 that offers a "Theater in the Round" experience. In October 2007, the school's production was The Sound of Music.

Notable alumnae

Notes and references

  1. ^ MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Archived from the original on 2011-06-10. Retrieved 2009-05-23.
  2. ^ NAHS. "School History". Nazareth Academy High School website. Retrieved 2007-05-11.[dead link]
  3. ^ "Nazareth Academy High School names new principal", Northeast Times, August 16, 2018