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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!

Class of 2024 & Transfer Student Information Night

Wednesday, September 18, 2019  |  6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Parent(s)/guardian(s) of 8th graders and prospective transfer students are invited to attend our Class of 2024 and Transfer Student Information 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, members of our staff, and our Director of Admissions will be available for questions at the end of the event. Pre-registration is closed, but walk-up registrants are welcome!

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. Click here to register your daughter for a Shadow Day!

Available Shadow Days:

  • February 3rd, 5th, 11th, 25th, 27th
  • March 3rd, 4th, 9th, 11th (1 PM dismissal), 12th, 16th, 18th, 24th, 26th, 31st
  • April 7th, 16th, 20th, 28th, 29th
  • May 5th, 6th, 11th, 12th

7th & 8th Grade Fall Fun Movie Night

Friday, October 11, 2019  |  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for a fun night of pumpkin painting and watching Disney's Hocus Pocus exclusively for 7th and 8th grade girls! Students will leave with their decorated pumpkin and a Nazareth gift. Pizza, snacks, and refreshments will be served! Registration is closed.

Fall Open House

Saturday, October 19, 2019  |  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 please feel free to walk up and register on Saturday morning!

High School Placement Test Prep Classes

MATH - Monday, October 21, 2019  |  4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
ENGLISH - Monday, October 28, 2019  |  4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Students who are registered for our 8th Grade Entrance/Scholarship Exam by Friday, October 18th 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. Registration is closed.

8th Grade Entrance/Scholarship Exam

Saturday, November 2, 2019  |  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 2024. Parents of students taking the exam are invited to attend an information session with administration during the exam. Students who are unable to sit for the exam at Naz may choose to take it at another private or Archdiocesan high school in the area and send their scores to Naz in order to be considered for admission. Please note, only students who take the exam at Naz are eligible for all scholarships. The $50 test fee is non-refundable. Pre-registration is closed; limited walk-up registrants will be accepted. Please accompany your daughter to our Main Office and register using cash, check (made payable to Nazareth Academy High School), or credit/debit card.

Please note: Submitting an Application for Admission does NOT automatically register your daughter for our 8th Grade Entrance & Scholarship Exam.

Spring Open House

Wednesday, April 22, 2020  |  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Our Spring Open House gives prospective students and parents the opportunity to take a tour of Nazareth, view one-of-a-kind art pieces created by our art students, enjoy the beautiful sounds of our music students, and visit with faculty, staff, coaches, students, and parents to gain a better vision of the Naz experience. Click here to register for our Spring Open House!

Pre-9th Grade Summer Enrichment Program

Dates and times TBD

The Pre-9th Grade Summer Enrichment Program is designed for girls enrolled in NAHS' Class of 2024. 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. More details and registration will be available in March 2020.

Ms. Alexandria Derassouyan

Ms. Alexandria Derassouyan

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