Catholic Schools Week

The theme for this year’s Catholic Schools Week, Jan. 27-Feb. 2, is “Catholic Schools the Raise the Standards” and Catholic schools across the Archdiocese of Philadelphia are preparing to show off their high standards. The kick-off event for the week takes place when Bishop Daniel Thomas and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter visit Immaculate Heart of Mary School Monday, Jan. 28 at 9 a.m. Dozens more schools are planning events all week – find a school near you in this Catholic Schools Week supplement to Discover what Catholic schools are doing to raise standards in the community.

Archbishop Ryan students ready to ‘break a leg’ in new Black Box Theater

For most Catholic high schools the spring production of a Broadway musical is typically the main theatrical event of the academic year. These musicals require many students to participate – both on stage and off — as well as numerous rehearsals to pull these productions together. Student actors also need to focus on learning their […]

Support program helps St. Dominic’s students learn in their own way

Oftentimes when Catholic students need an individualized education plan (IEP) they end up attending a public school because of the support services provided there. Access to those services in a Catholic school setting is a win-win for parents who want their children to go to a Catholic school and receive the educational support they need. […]

St. Hubert’s, Lansdale Catholic students learn art history in distance learning approach

Love for art apparently has no boundaries — at least that is the case for two archdiocesan high schools. A distance learning relationship emerged last September between St. Hubert High School, an all-girls school in Northeast Philadelphia, and Lansdale Catholic, a co-ed high school about 20 miles away in Lansdale. The collaboration happened because of […]

Principal and student from Pope John Paul II High School honored by chamber of commerce

Two members of the school community at Pope John Paul II High School in Royersford recently received unexpected recognition from the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce. The chamber named Immaculate Heart of Mary Sister Janet Purcell, principal of Pope John Paul II, as educator of the year, and George Harmansky, a senior at the school, was selected for the Future Community Leader award.

Other events around the Archdiocese

Monday, Jan. 28 Bishop Daniel E. Thomas will lead a prayer service at 9 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary School, 819 Cathedral Road in Philadelphia, to kick off Catholic Schools Week in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter will present Bishop Thomas with a Catholic Schools Week proclamation. Wednesday, Jan. 30 […]

Visitation B.V.M. School, Norristown

Visitation B.V.M. School, Norristown, hosts the following events during and before Catholic Schools Week:   Visitation B.V.M. School, Norristown Wednesday, Jan. 23 School Spelling Bee Final will be held in the gym at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 Student representatives will lector and present the offertory gifts at the 5:15 p.m. Mass. After Mass the art […]

St. Raymond School, Philadelphia

St. Raymond School, 7940 Williams Avenue in Philadelphia, hosts the following Catholic Schools Week events: Tuesday, Jan. 29 Career Day at 1:15 p.m. for fifth through eighth grades. Wednesday, Jan. 30 and Thursday, Jan. 31 Academic bees at 1:30 p.m. for fourth through eighth grades. Friday, Feb. 1 St. Raymond Olympics – 8:30 to 10 […]

St. Francis of Assisi School, Springfield

St. Francis of Assisi School, Springfield, Delaware County, plans the following events:   Monday, Jan. 28 Community Appreciation Day — Children will write letters to local businesses, police and fire officials, and ambulance corps thanking them for supporting the school and community. Tuesday, Jan. 29 Faculty and Principal Appreciation Day — Students will tour our […]

SS. Simon and Jude School, West Chester

SS. Simon and Jude School, West Chester plans the following events:   Saturday, Jan. 26 Parish Community Day — eighth grade student to speak at 5 p.m. Mass, after which a book fair opens in East/West Hall. Sunday, Jan. 27 Parish Community Day — eighth grade students speak at each Mass. Special school participation at […]