The Catholic high schools of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia are throwing open their doors to all seventh-grade students throughout the Philadelphia region on Thursday, March 24.

The Universal Visitation Day invites not only seventh graders from the 116 parochial and regional Catholic schools plus the Independence Mission schools, but all public, charter, cyber and private schools as well.

The opportunity to explore all the archdiocesan high schools in depth will include a tour of the campus, meetings with administrators, teachers and current students, and the chance to take part in hands-on activities that highlight each school’s unique academic offerings and school spirit.

Five high schools in particular will offer special programs that day.


Conwell-Egan Catholic High School at 611 Wistar Road, Fairless Hills, Bucks County will welcome future Eagles to the school for a fun-filled day from 7:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Students can explore the STEM program, attend an Art and Music Expo, visit the Center for Student Leadership and spend time in traditional classrooms with CEC teachers.

Bishop Shanahan High School at 220 Woodbine Road, Downingtown, Chester County will offer campus visits from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  for students to experience life as a Shanahan Eagle. Students will tour the campus and meet with Bishop Shanahan students as well as club and activity leaders.

Archbishop John Carroll High School at 211 Matsonford Road, Radnor, Delware County will again offer from 8:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. what has been an historical “right of passage” for prospective students: to experience a day at the school. They will have the opportunity to attend classes, experience the Carroll Café, which is unique to the school, participate in activities and enjoy Patriot pastimes.

Pope John Paul II High School at 181 Rittenhouse Road, Royersford, Montgomery County will open its doors from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. allowing future Golden Panthers to step into the shoes of who they will become at PJPII. Students will be led through the school by PJPII student leaders and will follow a truncated class schedule taught by their future teachers. This will be a day of exploration, connection and celebration for future Golden Panthers.

SS. Neumann Goretti High School at 1736 South 10th Street in South Philadelphia will welcome future members of the class of 2027. From 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., students will attend classes, enjoy a presentation from the school’s orchestra, spend time with the SNG Ambassadors learning about life as a Saint, and experience Saints spirit.  

Other schools participating in the 7th Grade Universal Visitation Day on March 24 are: Archbishop Ryan High School, Father Judge High School for Boys, Roman Catholic High School, St. Hubert High Catholic High School for Girls, Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls, West Catholic Preparatory High School and Mercy Career & Technical High School, all in Philadelphia; Archbishop Wood High School, Warminster (Bucks County); Cardinal O’Hara High School, Springfield (Delaware County); Lansdale Catholic High School (Montgomery County); and Msgr. Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High School, Drexel Hill (Delaware County).