Transfer Application Process
"As a parent of three Nazareth Academy High School graduates and one current senior, 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
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 for those applying for the 2023-2024 school year is essential to the Admissions process for a transfer student. Interested students should send all necessary materials to Ms. Derassouyan '09, Director of Admissions.
Class of 2027 & Transfer Student Information Night
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 | 6:30 PM
Parent(s)/guardian(s) of Class of 2027 applicants and prospective transfer students are invited to attend. Information about our admissions process, academics, and student life as well as an explanation of our financial aid process and how to navigate the financial aid application will be provided. Students are welcome to attend, but the information provided at this event is geared toward parents/guardians.
Pre-registration is closed.
- 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
We invite your daughter to spend a day as a Panda! Shadow Days offer your daughter an opportunity to see a full schedule of classes, have lunch in our Student Dining Room, and get to know our students and faculty. The school day begins at 7:40 AM and concludes at 2:10 PM. Your daughter can shadow a current Nazareth student whom she knows, or we will pair her with a current student based on similar academic and extracurricular interests.
Shadow days for the fall semester have concluded and will resume at the end of January 2023.
Attend one of our Open Houses
FALL OPEN HOUSE | Saturday, October 15, 2022
Our Fall Open House provides prospective parents and students with 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 take a tour of the school led by a student ambassador and hear a variety of presentations from our faculty, staff, and administrators.
Pre-registration is required. Tours will last approximately one hour and 30 minutes. When you complete the online registration form, you will be prompted to select a tour time between 9 AM and 11 AM. Tour times will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Pre-registration is closed. Limited walk-up registrations will be accepted for our 9:30, 10, and 10:30 AM tours.
SPRING OPEN HOUSE | Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Our Spring Open House gives prospective students and parents the opportunity to learn about everything that Nazareth has to offer - academics, athletics, activities, performing arts, and more!
Families will take a tour of the school led by a student ambassador and hear a variety of presentations from our faculty, staff, and administrators.
Pre-registration is required. Tours will last approximately one hour and 15 minutes; after completing your registration, you will receive an email confirmation that will prompt you to select an arrival time. Tour times will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Registration will be available in January 2023.
To submit an application for the 2022-2023 school year, please click here.
Complete and submit the online Application for Admission for the 2023-2024 school year. 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 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.
For students who applied to Nazareth during their 8th grade year and received an academic and/or extracurricular scholarship at that time, we will honor these scholarships for a student's year(s) at Nazareth if she transfers. If a prospective transfer student's mother is a graduate of NAHS, the student will automatically receive the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth Legacy Scholarship for each of her years at Nazareth.
After completing the online Application for Admission, each applicant should submit the following documents:
- Final report card(s) for any completed grade(s) in high school
- Report card with student's most recent grades for the current school year
- 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. A parent/guardian will be contacted when the Admissions Office is ready to schedule their daughter's interview.