2014 Fall Education Guide

Notre Dame students take little Gesu guests to Oz

Students from the Gesu School in Philadelphia enjoyed a fun-filled day of activities Oct. 4 as Notre Dame Academy students hosted a trip to the magical land of Oz, which happens to be the theme of the Villanova academy's fall musical.

Good Shepherd counts off its busy school year so far

The regional Catholic school in Ardsley has already had a busy year of activities, and it's only October. More events are planned for the fall at the Montgomery County school.

Senior Capstone projects connect education to careers

Seniors at Villa Maria Academy choose a topic of personal interest and, under the guidance of a mentor, investigate their topic by doing research and completing a project that includes job shadowing to gain real-life work experience.

Devon Prep student wins science award from Google

An interest in the environment and desire for a cleaner and safer world recently earned Devon Prep freshman Matthew Siracusa of Newtown Square a local award and regional finalist recognition in the 2014 International Google Science Fair.

Volunteers make the difference in playground project

The community at St. Margaret School, Narberth, drew upon the resources of an innovative education program of St. Joseph's University to help with a school renovation project this month.

Mary, Mother of the Redeemer School hosts Walk for Wellness

The annual event held this year on Oct. 3 has raised $7,500 in previous years, benefiting the American Diabetes Association and the Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation.

St. Basil Academy senior earns honor

Emily McCann has been named a Commended Student in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Open houses coming this fall

See our list of open house events at Catholic colleges, universities and high schools in the Philadelphia Archdiocese scheduled for October and November.

When a Catholic school shuts down, a community suffers

Two Notre Dame researchers speaking at a Penn Newman Center conference found that across three U.S. cities, crime increases in neighborhoods after the parochial school closes.

Advancement directors help strengthen Catholic grade schools

Whether working on recruitment and retention of students or fundraising, advancement directors are banding together to help each other and their schools. About 25 such directors have formed the group Advancing Catholic Education (ACE).