Philadelphia Mennonite High School
Philadelphia Mennonite High School, Spring 2009
Address
Map
860 North 24th Street

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19130

Coordinates39°58′18″N 75°10′35″W / 39.9716°N 75.1764°W / 39.9716; -75.1764
Information
TypePrivate School
Religious affiliation(s)Mennonite Church USA
Established1997[1]
PrincipalDr. Barbara Moses
Faculty7
Enrollment100
Student to teacher ratio14:1
Color(s)Navy blue and white
AthleticsInterscholastic Sports
Websitewww.pmhs98.org

Philadelphia Mennonite High School was a private Mennonite high school in the Fairmount neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It ran from 1997 to 2014.

The school merged with The City School - another Mennonite school - in 2014.[2] In 2023 the campus is used for young pupils up to 5th grade.[3]

History

The school was founded in 1997, and opened for classes in the former St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic School building in the fall of 1998, with 45 students.[4] The school had approximately 100 students in 9th through 12th grades, and focused on college preparation. The first graduating class was in 2000, with 10 students, all of whom were accepted for college admission.

The 24 students in the class of 2009 graduated on June 14, 2009.

Accreditation

The school is accredited with two agencies, which did their evaluation process together. The agencies were the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools,[5] and the Mennonite Accreditation Agency of the Mennonite Education Agency.[6]

Community

The Fairmount Civic Association[7] met in the PMHS building, and the basement was used as a polling place for the 15th Ward, 18th Division.

The Liberti Church (Fairmount) formerly met at PMHS, and then moved to the Berean Institute.[8] By 2023, it had returned to what was the PMHS site.[9]

References

  1. ^ O'Reilly, David (1997-08-11). "HIGH HOPES, ELEMENTARY PROBLEMS THE MENNONITES SEE A SCHOOL AT 24TH AND POPLAR. BUT LITTLE MONEY AND SKEPTICAL NEIGHBORS BLUR THEIR VISION". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Knight-Ridder. pp. B.1.
  2. ^ "Philadelphia Mennonite High School merges: Update from Dr. Barbara Moses". mosaicmennonites.org. 14 August 2014. Retrieved April 29, 2021.
  3. ^ City School website, History page
  4. ^ Jones, Richard (1998-08-07). "MENNONITE SCHOOL SET TO OPEN IN CITY APPLICATIONS ARE STILL BEING ACCEPTED AT THE $4,850-A-YEAR SCHOOL IN NORTH PHILADELPHIA". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Knight-Ridder. pp. B.1.
  5. ^ "School name:Philadelphia Mennonite High School". The Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. 2009-06-07. Retrieved 2009-06-07.
  6. ^ "Home". Mennonite Accreditation Agency of the Mennonite Education Agency. 2009-06-07. Archived from the original on 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2009-06-07.
  7. ^ Webmaster (2009-06-05). "FCA Meetings (Home page)". FCA Official Website. Fairmount Civic Association, Inc. Retrieved 2009-06-05.
  8. ^ "Liberti Fairmount". Liberti Church. 2009-06-05. Retrieved 2009-06-05.
  9. ^ Liberti Church website, retrieved 2023-08-18