Transfer Application Process
"As a parent of three Nazareth Academy High School graduates and one current sophomore, I can speak first hand of the quality education my children have received. Nazareth's challenging curriculum, varied extracurricular activities, and moral foundation were a perfect fit for my girls. I cannot speak highly enough about this jewel of an institution right here in Northeast Philadelphia!"
~State Representative Mike Driscoll P'15, '16, '20, '23
Admissions for the 2021-2022 School Year: Applications will be accepted until July 2021.
Nazareth accepts transfer students for all high school grades. Students interested in starting a transfer file should contact the Admissions Office with the following information – contact information for a parent/guardian; student’s name; student’s current school; and student’s current grade.
Additionally, completion of the below steps is essential to the Admissions process for a transfer student. Interested students should send all necessary materials to Ms. Derassouyan '09, Director of Admissions.
- Step 1 - Come Visit Us!
- Step 2 - Complete the Transfer Application
- Step 3 - Submit Supplemental Admissions Documents
- Step 4 - Interview for Admission
Attend one of our Transfer Student Shadow Days
Virtual Shadow Days for the 2021-2022 school year have concluded. In-person Shadow Days for prospective transfer students will resume at the end of September 2021.
Attend one of our Open Houses
Our virtual Fall Open House gives prospective transfer students and parents the opportunity to receive information on all of our offered courses and extracurricular activities and hear from current students, parents, teachers, staff, coaches and administrators. Our virtual Fall Open House will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2020. Click here to view our Virtual Open House!
Our Spring Open House on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, gives prospective students and parents the opportunity to learn about everything that Nazareth has to offer - academics, athletics, activities, performing arts, and more! Due to limitations on visitors on campus, this event is limited to a total of 120 prospective students and one parent/guardian per student. Families must register ahead of time and must select an arrival time between 6 and 7:40 PM. Presentations during the tour will last a little more than an hour. Registration is full and is now closed.
Complete and submit the online Application for Admission for the 2021-2022 school year (linked at the bottom of the page). A copy of the applicant's birth certificate must be submitted with the application. There is a $50 non-refundable application fee that is due at the time of application submission. The application fee must be submitted in order for a student's application to be reviewed.
The Application for Admission for the 2021-2022 school year is submitted through PowerSchool. You will need to create a PowerSchool account in order to complete and submit the application.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
NAHS offers a limited amount of financial aid to incoming transfer students. Families of prospective transfer students must complete the financial aid application through FACTS Tuition Management in order to be considered for financial aid. Aid awards are determined based on demonstrated financial need.
NAHS is unable to award scholarships to transferring students as these scholarships are based on the results of our 8th Grade Entrance/Scholarship Exam and a specific criteria & process for incoming 9th graders.
After completing the online Application for Admission, each applicant should submit the following documents:
- Final report cards for the past two school years, as well as the most recent report card of the current year
- Standardized test scores (e.g. TerraNova/PSSA/PSAT) for the past two school years, as well as the score from the current year (if applicable)
- A Letter of Recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, or principal
- A copy of your daughter's current high school transcript
- A copy of the results of an entrance, scholarship, or placement exam your daughter may have taken for another high school during 8th grade (if applicable)
The Admissions Committee will evaluate the student, and based on the evaluation, a student would then be invited to interview (along with a parent/guardian). Students will be considered for acceptance once a completed file and application have been received by the Admissions Office.
Interviews will be offered only when the admissions file is complete.