The admissions process sneaks up quickly during the first few months of eighth grade, so we want to make sure you are prepared for what you need to have together. Mark your calendars with the following events and deadlines to make sure you don't miss anything!

8th Grade Shadow Days

We welcome interested 8th grade students to participate in our Shadow Program, which allows students to experience a typical day at Naz. Students who participate in the Shadow Program are able to meet current faculty and students, observe classes, eat lunch in our student dining room, and attend various assemblies. We try to offer 2 to 3 Shadow Days per week (based on our school schedule) from the end of September through the middle of December for 8th grade girls. Parents must schedule a Shadow Day with the Admissions Office at least one week in advance of the date that their daughter wishes to shadow. Participation in our Shadow Program is strongly encouraged. If your daughter would like to shadow in January 2017, please call the Admissions Office at 215.268.1026. Please be advised that a limited number of days will be available to shadow.

Fall Open House
Saturday, October 15th | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Our Fall Open House gives prospective students & parents the opportunity to take tours of our school, receive information on all of our offered extracurricular activities, gain knowledge on our admissions process, experience one of our beautiful musical performances, and meet with students, parents, faculty and staff, and administration to gain a better vision of the Naz experience.

7th & 8th Grade Game Night
Friday, October 21st  |  6:00 - 9:00 PM

7th and 8th grade girls are invited to a night of fun, games, and prizes at our 7th & 8th Grade Game Night on Friday, October 21st from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. Pizza and refreshments will be served. This event is free of charge and serves as a wonderful opportunity for your daughter to enjoy an evening with her friends and to meet new girls from around the area! Advanced registration is closed. Walk-up registrations will be accepted, but parents must escort their children into the building to register.

We are hosting a Paint Night for parents whose daughters are attending Game Night. Paint Night will begin at 6:00 PM.

HSPT Prep Classes
Math  |  CLOSED
English  |  CLOSED

Only students registered for our 8th Grade Entrance Exam by October 17th are eligible to attend the HSPT Prep Classes. 

8th Grade Entrance/Scholarship Exam
Saturday, October 29th  |  7:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Our 8th Grade Entrance Exam is a critical tool in the admissions process as we consider candidates for the Class of 2021. Students who are unable to sit for the exam at Naz may choose to take it at another private high school in the area and send their scores to Naz. Parents are invited for a question-and-answer session with administration during the exam. Please note, only students who take the exam at Naz are eligible for all scholarships. Early registration is encouraged as the test registration fee is $40 per student before October 7th. The test fee increases to $50 per student on October 7th. Pre-registration is now closed. Your daughter is welcome to come on Saturday morning to take our Entrance Exam, but we ask that she brings a check made payable to Nazareth Academy High School in the amount of $50 with her so that she can register to take the exam.  She should arrive and report to the Main Office no later than 7:20 AM.

Spring Open House & Sneak Peek Art Show
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 | 5:00 - 7:00 PM

The Spring Open House & Sneak Peek Art Show gives prospective students and parents the opportunity to view one-of-a-kind art pieces created by our art students, enjoy the beautiful sounds of our music students during two recitals, and visit with faculty, students, and parents to gain a better vision of the Naz experience.

Pre-9th Grade Summer Enrichment Program
Monday, June 26, 2017 - Thursday, July 20, 2017 | 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

The Pre-9th Grade Summer Enrichment Program is designed for girls enrolled in NAHS' Class of 2021. This program familiarizes students with the expectations of a college preparatory high school, along with introducing them to fellow classmates and teachers. Classes consist of enrichment in language arts, reading, algebra, creative writing, current events, STEM, community service, and various other academic and extracurricular interests. Also included is a one-day field trip.

Click here to register for one of our Summer Enrichment Programs and/or Camps.

Jacqui McClernan Makowski, `85
Director of Institutional Advancement

Alexandria Derassouyan, `09
Director of Admissions

Nazareth Academy High School

  • 4001 Grant Avenue
  • Philadelphia, PA 19114
  • T: 215.637.7676
  • F: 215.637.8523

About Naz

"Embracing Faith, Family, and Education"


"Naz because...it's where you belong."  How will you finish the sentence, "Naz because..."?


Our student to faculty ratio of 9:1 allows our teachers to interact with students 1-on-1, providing constant help and support.

Campus Life

Our activities provide a diverse set of opportunities for spiritual, social, physical, and intellectual growth for the students.


Learning about commitment, dedication, hard work, discipline, and teamwork not only helps on the field, but in the classroom as well.

Fine Arts

The Fine Arts at Naz allow students to release their creativity, whether it be through song and dance or a piece of fine art.

Giving to Naz

We are called to give to "Nazareth" - not the building, but to “Nazareth” the home...our home.

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