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Holy Names Academy, the oldest continually operating school in the State of Washington, was founded by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary on November 9, 1880. This private, Catholic high school in Seattle serves young women of diverse ethnic, economic, and religious backgrounds.
Nazareth Academy High School began as an idea of Mother Mary Frances Siedliska, Foundress of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth. She wanted to establish a convent in Philadelphia after establishing the first province in Chicago. While on a train ride to visit Mother Katherine Drexel in 1893, she viewed the land near the Torresdale train station. Her vision was fulfilled on December 6, 1920 when the twenty-three acre Middleton Estate was procured by the Congregation. Four years later, the Sisters purchased the adjoining property. A groundbreaking ceremony was conducted on April 24, 1927 on a building that would serve as a provincial home, a novitiate and a high school. His Eminence Dennis Cardinal Dougherty dedicated the building on October 7, 1928.
Nazareth Academy High School welcomed 10 students in the Fall of 1928. From the beginning the academic program of the high school was college preparatory. In 1930, the school accepted day students and boarders. Nazareth Academy’s future was assured when the Pennsylvania Department of Public Instruction granted approval to Nazareth Academy as a Four Year high school on May 2, 1931. Graduation Exercises for the first ten students took place on June 19, 1932.
The Chapel underwent renovations in 1939 along with the auditorium, located in what today is known as the Performing Arts Center. Seniors and Juniors selected the first school ring in 1939 and to add to the school spirit that engulfed the school, Sister M. Callista composed the School Song “I Love My School A Million” which is still sung today at every school assembly.
The 1940s were filled with Nazareth Academy High School firsts. The first yearbook, The Dale was published in 1940. The name was changed to The Marygold in 1946. In 1941 organized sports made their debut. The Mother’s Guild, precursor to today’s Parents Association, was established in 1946. Enrollment continued to grow and by 1948, 350 students were in the Academy.
In the 1950s the school’s curriculum grew to keep pace with the growing enrollment. In 1952, Nazareth Academy underwent its first Middle States accreditation and has been reaccredited continuously since then. Extracurricular activates were added to address the interests and needs of the students. Intramural and varsity athletics expanded. The new gym/cafeteria building, erected in 1954, gave the basketball team a beautiful home court.
The 1960’s saw the addition of several new athletics teams, such as softball and volleyball. The Guidance Center opened a Counseling Center for College and Career Information in 1967 to better aid the students in their college application or career choices.
The 1970’s saw an increase in the number of lay faculty, the introduction of computerized report cards, and the election of the school mascot, The Panda.
The 1980s witnessed the advent of technology at Nazareth Academy High School. Communications technology produced WNAZ, a closed circuit television program produced by Nazareth students. Community Service Corps (CSC) became a key goal for our students during this decade initiating its annual toy and food drives, in an effort to reach out through service to the school and local communities. On April 23, 1989, Mother Mary Frances, whose vision inspired Nazareth Academy High School, was honored by Pope John Paul II with beautification. Blessed Mary of Jesus the Good Shepherd continues to inspire and bless the Nazareth Academy school community.
A Technology and Communications Upgrade which began in the late 1990s, was completed in the early 2000s. Every classroom and office became Internet accessible and each classroom was outfitted with a Smartboard and computer network. The Office for Institutional Advancement was established for fundraising, public relations, alumnae relations and Admissions.
In the present decade, since the last MSA Evaluation, Nazareth Academy has acquired an additional 59,324 square footage of space within the Provincial building. This has enabled the school to begin converting areas for academic and student activity usage, such as Music and Guidance Centers, new Student Dining room including a renovated kitchen. In 2015, the student food services were contracted out to Brock, Inc.
There has been an increase in the Honors programs and AP courses offered as part of the curriculum made possible by the building expansion. In 2014, Nazareth Academy began accepting International students.
In 2017 – 2018, the most significant change in the governing of the school has been the changeover to the President/Principal Model. We saw the installation of Mrs. Denise LePera as Nazareth Academy’s first President.
Finally, as the MSA Evaluation comes to fruition, in 2018-2019, Nazareth Academy High School will welcome its first lay Principal.
The school climate continues to be one of a college preparatory curriculum, as well as forming a family atmosphere in which each person is valued and encouraged to grow. The intellectual, cultural, moral and spiritual foundations of a Nazareth Academy High School education have inspired and empowered our graduates, during the past 90 years, to locally and globally serve humankind as personified by our Mission.
Trinity High School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally available to students. Trinity does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, or disability (if with reasonable accommodation the student can meet the requirements of Trinity’s course of study) in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship or loan programs, athletic or other school-administered programs.
The Archdiocese of Louisville sponsors the school, which is governed by a board of directors representing a broad cross-section of the community. The United States Department of Education has recognized Trinity as a School of Excellence. Trinity is accredited by AdvancED, the Department of Education of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and is a member of the National Catholic Educational Association.
Trinity prepares its diverse student body for the challenges of college, other forms of post-secondary education and the workforce. Its purpose is to foster the personal growth and maturity necessary to live successfully in a complex society.
Trinity has a highly qualified and experienced faculty. These professional men and women hold undergraduate and graduate degrees from numerous colleges and universities.
Saint Bede Academy is a catholic high school in the Benedictine tradition which endeavors to prepare students for college and for life by welcoming them into a community of learning permeated by Christian values. For over 125 years, our goal has been to provide students with an education that will not only develop their minds, but also strengthen their character while preparing them for life’s challenges.
We are dedicated to developing well-rounded, well-prepared citizens who leave Saint Bede with a lifelong commitment to learning. Through our tri-level academic program, all students are continually challenged to extend their skills and perform to the peak of their abilities. The program consists of an Honors Level, College Prep Level and an Academic level to best fit the needs of the individual student. Our newly built science center gives students university-level classrooms to learn in and prepares them for life at university.
Our goal is to provide students with an education that will not only develop their minds, but also strengthen their character while preparing them for life’s challenges. An amazing 97% of students participate in extra-curricular activities. Our objective is to get students involved. The more they do, the more they learn. The academic environment at Saint Bede encourages students to excel both in and out of the classroom. With over 25 extra-curricular activities for students to choose from, practically every student joins a club or team and not only learns a new skill but gains lifelong friends and confidence.
100% of our students attend some type of post-secondary schooling. Our ACT scores traditionally rank #1 in the surrounding area and many of our Top Ten students graduate with a GPA above a 4.0. St. Bede graduates are recruited by universities through the United States. Class of 2018 graduates attended 36 different universities and boast an average ACT score of 28.
Our park-like campus sits on 700 acres with fresh, clean air located in Peru, Illinois – 100 miles southwest of Chicago. This beautiful and safe midwestern community is ideally situated to allow students easy access to state parks and shopping.
St. Monica Academy imparts a classical education in the Roman Catholic tradition. The school uses solid classical methods and materials and is in full conformity with Church teaching. “Faith – Reason – Virtue,” the motto adopted by the school’s founding families, expresses the aim of the school: to form the minds, hearts, and characters of students through the development of the intellectual, moral, and theological virtues.
St. Monica Academy has achieved the following milestones:
– The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has recognized it as an independent Catholic school.
– In 2008 the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the Western Catholic Educational Association granted the academy a six-year term of accreditation (a rarity for a new school). In 2014, the same Associations granted our school another six-year term of accreditation.
– In 2013, out of all the Catholic high schools in the Los Angeles Archdiocese, St. Monica Academy earned the highest mean SAT scores on all three sections of the SAT.
– In 2014, the Cardinal Newman Society named St. Monica Academy in its Catholic Education Honor Roll as one of the nation’s 71 Schools of Excellence for its academic excellence, Catholic identity, and civic education.
- St. Mary’s Preparatory is a four year secondary program of pre-college studies in a disciplined environment preparing young men for future study and careers of service. The Prep has a day student and boarding school program. St. Mary’s is accredited by the State of Michigan Board of Education, the Archdiocese of Detroit, and MNSAA/MANS. Almost 100% of our graduates attend college.”If the Orchard Lake Schools did not exist, it would be necessary to establish them.” — Pope John Paul II
- School accreditations: National Catholic Education (NCEA), State of Michigan Deprtment of Education Boarding School Association, MANS/MANSAA
St. Joseph Catholic School has an open admission policy and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry.
Before admission to kindergarten through grade eight, Scholars must successfully complete an admission screening process and must have the following on file in the school office:
• Certificate of Birth
• Certificate of Baptism (if applicable)
• Last report card (grades 1 – 8) only
• Health record
• Results of achievement tests (if applicable)
Scholars entering grades K-8 must have a satisfactory report from the previous school. Scholars new to the school are on a 9-week probationary period. Any Scholar who does not meet St. Joseph Catholic School’s criteria either academically or their behavior does not meet our expectations, during the first (9) weeks of school, may be asked to withdraw. At the Principal and Pastor’s discretion, an extension may be offered if reasonable improvement is apparent, along with parent cooperation.
We have a close community of families who share their children with us. As a community, we unite together to help these children grow into dynamic into dynamic young people who are ready to take on the challenges of high school.
“Sophia” is Greek for wisdom. Sophia Academy sees each child as an individual with unlimited potential if given the opportunities and tailored instruction. With a highly motivated staff and a commitment to each child’s learning style, we provide a premier college prep PreK – high school environment. Small class sizes, individual goals, and innovative multisensory instruction as guided by the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards produce results for all children. Our comprehensive curriculum which includes music, art, theater, athletics, and Religious Education broadens our students’ interests, promotes leadership, develops talents and shapes character. The Orton-Gillingham language learning approach, created for those with dyslexia, is a language instruction also ideal for all learners.
Mount St. Dominic Academy, established by the Sisters of St. Dominic of Caldwell, is a college preparatory school for young women. We are dedicated to the education of young women from a variety of ethnic, religious and economic backgrounds.
The Mount community is committed to seeking the truth in all aspects of life. The students are able to realize their individual gifts and talents in an atmosphere that fosters academic excellence, respect for diversity, appreciation for the gifts of creation, moral integrity and a heritage rich in Christ-centered values.