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8th Graders

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!

Admissions & Financial Aid Night

Wednesday, September 19, 2018  |  6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Parent(s)/guardian(s) of 8th graders are invited to attend our Admissions & Financial Aid Night. This event will provide an overview of the admissions process, academics, and student life as well as an explanation as to how our financial aid process works and how to navigate the financial aid application. Our administration, Business Manager, and Director of Admissions will be available for questions at the end of the event. Pre-registration is closed, but we welcome walk-up registrations on the evening of the event.

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 offer 2 to 3 Shadow Days per week (based on our school schedule) from the end of September into the spring 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. We ask students who are shadowing to be dropped off at Nazareth between 7:20 and 7:35 AM; dismissal is at 2:10 PM. Our Shadow Days for the 2018-2019 school year have concluded.

Fall Open House

Saturday, October 13, 2018  |  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Our Open House provides an opportunity to get to know everything about Nazareth and all we have to offer from academics to athletics and performing arts to traditions. Families will be able to tour the school with current Nazareth students as well as meet faculty, staff, administration, current parents, and coaches. Pre-registration is closed, but families are welcome to walk up and register for our Open House on Saturday morning.

High School Placement Test Prep Classes

MATH - Monday, October 15, 2018  |  4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
ENGLISH - Monday, October 22, 2018  |  4:00 - 6:00 PM

Students who are registered for our 8th Grade Entrance/Scholarship Exam by Friday, October 12th are able to take our complimentary HSPT (High School Placement Test) Prep Classes in math and English. These sessions will offer review of the respective sections of the Entrance Exam as well as provide some test-taking tips and strategies. Following registering for our Entrance Exam, you will receive an email confirmation containing a link to register for our HSPT prep classes.

7th & 8th Grade Scavenger Hunt

Friday, October 19, 2018  |  7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Join us for a scavenger hunt throughout Naz exclusively for 7th and 8th grade girls! Students will be in groups and partnered with current Nazareth students for an engaging game of seek & find with clues throughout the school. No Naz experience necessary. Prizes will be awarded, and pizza will be served! Pre-registration is closed, but we will be accepting walk-up registrations on Friday night.

8th Grade Entrance/Scholarship Exam

Saturday, October 27, 2018  |  7:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Our 8th Grade Entrance/Scholarship Exam is a critical tool in the admissions process as we consider candidates for the Class of 2023. 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 allscholarships. The $50 test fee is non-refundable. Pre-registration is closed, but we will be accepting walk-in registrations on Saturday morning. Please arrive at Nazareth no later than 7:40 AM if you will be registering your daughter on Saturday morning, and please walk with your daughter to our Main Office to register her. We will accept cash, check (made payable to Nazareth Academy High School), and credit card payments.

Spring Open House

Wednesday, April 10, 2019  |  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Our Spring Open House 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, and visit with faculty, coaches, students, and parents to gain a better vision of the Naz experience. Pre-registration for our Spring Open House is closed, but we will be accepting walk-up registrations on April 10th.

Pre-9th Grade Summer Enrichment Program

Monday, June 24, 2019 to Thursday, July 18, 2019  |  8:00 AM - 12:30 PM  |  $500
*Classes will be held Monday through Thursday, except for Thursday, July 4th when Nazareth will be closed.

The Pre-9th Grade Summer Enrichment Program is designed for girls enrolled in NAHS' Class of 2023. This program familiarizes students with the expectations of a college preparatory high school, along with introducing them to fellow classmates and teachers. Classes will focus on strengthening, building upon, and learning math and English skills necessary to excel as a Nazareth student. The $500 cost of the program is non-refundable and is not prorated in the event your daughter is unable to attend the entire program. Please click here to register your daughter!

This summer, we will also be offering Rocketry Camp, Art Camp, and Glee Camp! Please click here for more information.

Ms. Alexandria Derassouyan

Ms. Alexandria Derassouyan

Class of 2009
Titles: Director of Admissions, Panda Pal Moderator
Phone Numbers:
School: 215.268.1026