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NAHS Named Top STEM High School

“Each and every day, our talented students, mentored by dedicated and caring faculty, demonstrate their leadership in STEM competencies and Newsweek recognizes that with this distinction,” explains Mr. Jim Meredith, principal of Nazareth Academy High School. “Whether it is their work in the classroom, or outside of the classroom with rocketry or robotics, our teachers are preparing our students to be virtuous leaders and embrace the challenges of the present while preparing for the jobs of tomorrow.”

Nazareth Academy Recognized by Newsweek Magazine as one of the Top 5,000 STEM High Schools

Newsweek announced its ranking of the top 5,000 STEM high schools for 2019, honoring excellence in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Nazareth Academy High School was named in the top eight percent nationally coming in at number 3,147 out of 37,100 high schools.

With its long history of reporting on scientific breakthroughs, technological revolutions, and societal challenges, Newsweek partnered with STEM.org to rank America’s Best STEM High Schools. The list includes schools in every region of the country that offer skilled teachers who keep up with developments in these fields and who create dynamic learning environments to engage their students.

The top 5,000 schools were curated from STEM.org Educational Research™ (SER) using a proprietary scoring logic that took into consideration a broad set of quantitative and qualitative data inputs collected from Q2 2015–Q3 2019. The purpose was to determine which primary/secondary institutions in America best offer students experiences in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)—as defined by the Congressional Research Service—while preparing them for post‐secondary outcomes. Additional factors, including affluence and median household income, were taken into consideration in compiling the rankings.

“Children don’t realize it, but they’re natural STEM students,” says Nancy Cooper, Newsweek Global Editor in Chief. “We need to make sure that innate drive, curiosity, and creativity aren’t lost along the way. These high schools are helping to ensure America’s future in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics is in good hands.”

“Each and every day, our talented students, mentored by dedicated and caring faculty, demonstrate their leadership in STEM competencies and Newsweek recognizes that with this distinction,” explains Mr. Jim Meredith, principal of Nazareth Academy High School. “Whether it is their work in the classroom, or outside of the classroom with rocketry or robotics, our teachers are preparing our students to be virtuous leaders and embrace the challenges of the present while preparing for the jobs of tomorrow.”

Newsweek’s November 15 special double issue is available on newsstands now and includes the top 500 STEM high schools. The full list of 5,000 top STEM high schools will be available on Newsweek.com on November 8, National STEM Day. Use #NewsweekSTEM on social media to recognize this honor.

About Newsweek
Newsweek is a premier news magazine and website that has been bringing high‐quality journalism to readers around the globe for over 85 years. Newsweek provides the latest news, in‐depth analysis, and ideas about international issues, technology, business, culture, and politics.

About STEM.org Educational Research™
STEM.org Educational Research™ is the longest continually operating, privately held STEM education research and credentialing organization in America, based in Southfield, Michigan.

Nazareth Academy High School
Nazareth Academy High School, the only private, Catholic high school for girls in Philadelphia, lives its mission each day through our caring, family atmosphere. Embracing faith, family, and education, Nazareth Academy challenges each student to attain her full potential academically, spiritually, and personally.  While focusing on service to God and community, Nazareth Academy High School provides a rigorous academic curriculum and varied extracurricular activities that inspire each student to achieve academic excellence and become a life-long learner in a global society.