Affording NAHS

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Invest in a Nazareth Education!

  • 100 % of the Class of 2018 was accepted to college
  • Over 19 million dollars in college scholarships and grants was earned by the Class of 2018!
  • 9:1 student to faculty ratio
  • 15 students is the average class size
  • Over 15,000 hours of Christian service were completed by Nazareth students during the 2017-2018 school year!

Tuition and Fees

Nazareth Academy High School understands the investment parents make in order to afford a college preparatory education. With this and our families in mind, we offer a Locked Tuition Plan so that you know your tuition rate for all four years at Nazareth. We offer the only Locked Tuition Plan for a private high school in Philadelphia.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition

For the 2019-2020 school year, the tuition is $15,000, with uniforms and books at an additional cost. 

Fees

  • Application Fee*:  $50 (non-refundable)
    • The Application Fee is due at the time of application submission. No applications will be reviewed without receipt of payment.
       
  • $950 Registration Fee due following acceptance (non-refundable)
     
  • Additional fees, if applicable, are:
    • Art Fee: $100 (9th graders only)
    • PSAT Fee: $25 (9th-11th graders)
    • Freshman Fee: $40 (9th graders only)
    • Athletic Fee: $225 per sport (beginning in the 2018-19 academic year); $325 for Cheerleading (for the 2018-2019 school year)
    • Private Music Lessons: $800 (voice and piano)
    • Group Music Lessons: $400 (for all group lessons)

Payment Plans

Payment Plans

Nazareth offers four payment plan options. Below are the tuition payment plans for the Class of 2023 at $15,000. All of the payment plans are administered by FACTS Tuition ManagementAll new students will be required to enroll in FACTS for tuition payment processing. Information will be provided once you are accepted to Naz.

  • Single Payment Plan
    • $15000 - $200 registration fee = $14,800 due through FACTS debit on or before July 1, 2019.
  • Semester Payment Plan
    • $15,050 - $200 registration fee = $14,850.00 total balance due
    • Two payments of $7,425.00 due through FACTS debit on July 1, 2019 and January 1, 2020.
  • Quarterly Payment Plan
    • $15,100 - $200 registration fee = $14,900.00 total balance due
    • Four payments of $3,725.00 due through FACTS debit on July 1, 2019, October 1, 2019, January 1, 2020, and April 1, 2020.
  • Monthly Payment Plan
    • $15,200 - $200 registration fee = $15,000.00 total balance due
    • Ten payments of $1,500.00 due through FACTS monthly debit from July 2019 through April 2020.

Information will be provided once your daughter is accepted to Nazareth. Please contact the Business Office at 215.268.1069 to further discuss payment plans and plan customization options.

Scholarships

Nazareth offers the following scholarships to incoming freshmen. Applications for these scholarships are currently closed for the Class of 2023.

Academic Scholarships

Each year we award academic scholarships ranging from $1,000 to one full scholarship. Academic scholarships are awarded for all four years, providing the student maintains the required criteria. They are awarded to qualified incoming freshmen based upon the student's 8th Grade Entrance/Scholarship Exam score. The student's academic records, letter of recommendation, and personal interview may be taken into consideration as well. In order to be eligible for an academic scholarship, a student must sit for the 8th Grade Entrance/Scholarship Exam at Naz.

Extracurricular Scholarships

Fine Arts Scholarships

Nazareth Academy High School Art Department recognizes the achievement of academic excellence in the Fine Arts by designating an incoming freshman as a Fine Arts Scholar. In order to receive this distinction, a candidate for admission must submit the required artwork and application by the deadline date. This partial scholarship is awarded for all 4 years. The scholarship recipient(s) will be required to meet all Nazareth Academy High School Admissions requirements, including sitting for the NAHS Entrance/Scholarship Exam at Nazareth

Music Scholarships

The Music Department at Nazareth attracts talented musicians and vocalists who perform at Nazareth, at Carnegie Hall, and even Rome for the Pope. Students applying for the NAHS Class of 2022 are invited to audition for a Music Scholarship. The scholarship recipient(s) will be required to meet all Nazareth Academy High School Admissions requirements, including sitting for the NAHS Entrance/Scholarship Exam at Nazareth.

Digital Video Scholarship

In our digital society, students are more and more engaged in media use via tablets, phones, and computers. The Digital Video Scholarship will recognize students who creatively express themselves in a video. We seek students with innovative ideas for expression, as well as the unique ability to reflect their thoughts concisely and effectively. The selection committee will focus on content and basic editing with visuals and graphics. The committee is not looking for special effects. The scholarship recipient(s) will be required to meet all Nazareth Academy High School Admissions requirements, including sitting for the NAHS Entrance/Scholarship Exam at Nazareth.

Young Woman Inventor Scholarship

Nazareth Academy High School seeks students who think critically and creatively while continually challenging themselves to learn more at the next level. Critical thinking students exhibit confidence and leadership potential with their processing skills and unique ability to present their ideas effectively and concisely. The selection committee for the Young Woman Inventor Scholarship will be looking for students to develop an invention and then provide a presentation to the committee about their invention, the reason for its creation, and why it should be marketed. The entire presentation should demonstrate strength in the areas of creativity, critical thinking, presentation, and poise. The committee is not looking for a prototype of the invention. The scholarship recipient(s) will be required to meet all Nazareth Academy High School Admissions requirements, including sitting for the NAHS Entrance/Scholarship Exam at Nazareth

Blessed Frances Siedliska Community Service Scholarship

Students applying for the NAHS Class of 2022 are invited to compete for a scholarship recognizing their service to others. The Blessed Frances Siedliska Community Service Scholarship will be awarded to a student who embodies Blessed Frances’ vision of a life of love.

Blessed Frances Siedliska, the foundress of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, is known for her loving openness and generous spirit. From the moment of her arrival in the United States in 1885, she touched the lives of those less fortunate through her ministry of helping families and children. Mother Foundress was deeply committed to helping those in need while maintaining respect and sensitivity to their individual situations. The students at Nazareth Academy High School are continuously reminded of our call to “Love One Another”. One way that we work to fulfill this commandment is through serving our brothers and sisters in Christ. Service is intricately ingrained in the fabric of our school community with our students logging more than 13,000 hours of service annually! The scholarship recipient(s) will be required to meet all Nazareth Academy High School Admissions requirements, including sitting for the NAHS Entrance/Scholarship Exam at Nazareth.

Financial Aid

We recognize that choosing an independent private school is a major financial decision for families.  Nazareth Academy High School seeks students from all socioeconomic backgrounds and it is our philosophy to keep the school within reach of many girls.  Having talented students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds strengthens Nazareth in every way.

Nazareth Academy High School believes in a personalized financial aid process and remains committed to individualized review. In an effort to collect specific documentation that could potentially lead to additional resources for a family in the future, we will utilize an outside agency as a component of our award process.

Families wishing to apply for financial aid through Nazareth Academy will need to complete an online application and supply the required documentation. The largest portion of Nazareth’s internal financial aid award occurs at our review in December. Although the application will be available into the new year, the resources deplete from the initial awards. Families are strongly encouraged to participate in the financial aid process for the December deadline. There is a $30 fee charged by FACTS. The applications for the Class of 2023 will open on Monday, September 17, 2018 and close on Friday, November 2, 2018. Financial aid decisions will be distributed with your daughter's Entrance Exam results. To access financial aid application, please click here.

We have included questions in the financial aid application that reflect our personalized approach to this process, such as “number of dependents in elementary/high school and tuitions”. The general application only asks for college and day care. You will also have a section to provide your personal story and details behind the numbers. The students will also be required to answer a short essay question “I chose Naz because…”. For more information on required documentation needed for your financial aid application, please click here.

There are some outside resources for financial aid in the community and available privately. As you are researching these resources, please check that the donor/organization will apply the aid/grant to Nazareth Academy High School. Some donors/organizations have guidelines that restrict which schools are eligible. Families are encouraged to conduct their own research on possible outside grants and contests. Below are a few resources that Nazareth Academy High School is familiar with.

Ms. Alexandria Derassouyan

Ms. Alexandria Derassouyan

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