On Thursday, March 23 Catholic high schools throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia opened their doors to seventh-grade students throughout the Philadelphia region for Universal Visitation Day.

These young scholars embraced the opportunity to explore one of the sixteen high schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in depth. The day included campus tours, meeting administrators, teachers, current students, and taking part in hands-on activities that highlight each school’s unique academic and extracurricular offerings.

This year, Father Judge High School in Philadelphia welcomed 250 prospective students while Archbishop Wood High School in Warminster opened their doors to some 275 young people.

At Archbishop Ryan High School in Northeast Philadelphia, students from 45 different schools had the opportunity to experience a day in the life of a Ryan Raider and Ragdoll.

Lansdale Catholic opened it doors to over 256 prospective students for 7th grade visitation day. Future Crusaders ran through a roster of classes as well meeting teachers and student volunteers among other activities.

Other schools participating in the 7th Grade Universal Visitation Day include Archbishop John Carroll High School; Bishop Shanahan High School; Cardinal O’Hara High School; Conwell-Egan Catholic High School;  Monsignor Bonner & Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High School; Roman Catholic High School; Pope John Paul II High School; Saint Hubert High Catholic High School for Girls; Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls; Ss. John Neumann and Maria Goretti High School; West Catholic Preparatory High School; and Mercy Career & Technical High School.

For more information about Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, please visit aopcatholicschools.org/.