Dear Future Pandas,

Naz because…it is my second home. From visiting Nazareth for the first time during Open House in October 2004 and taking part in an 8th Grade Shadow Day to my interview for Nazareth and the first day of my freshman year, Nazareth quickly became my second home. The Nazareth community is truly a family – my teachers were like second parents who provided me with tools for success and my classmates became my sisters, remaining so to this day.

Having returned to Nazareth as the Director of Admissions, I am proud to say that Nazareth’s mission of embracing faith, family, and education is still as strong as ever! In keeping with our mission, I have the pleasure and privilege of passing on my love for Nazareth on a daily basis. From meeting girls at our 5th and 6th grade events to watching them grow into incredible young women during 7th and 8th grades, it is a joy to get to know our students so well even before they begin their freshman year! High school admissions can be a daunting process with many events to attend, forms to fill out, and questions to answer. The most important question to answer, though, as you go through the admissions process is – “Is this school the right fit for me?”. Figuring out the right high school for you is a very personal experience, and Nazareth is here for you for every step of the journey.

I encourage you to learn all about Nazareth through the unique and plentiful opportunities we have for getting to know our students, our faculty, our parents, and our school. What will be your “Naz because…”? I love my school a million, and I am sure you will too when you join our Nazareth family! I look forward to seeing you soon!

With Panda Pride,

Ms. Derassouyan ‘09
Director of Admissions 

Ms. Alexandria Derassouyan '09

Director of Admissions

Nazareth Academy High School

  • 4001 Grant Avenue
  • Philadelphia, PA 19114
  • T: 215.637.7676
  • F: 215.637.8523

About Naz

"Embracing Faith, Family, and Education"


"Naz's where you belong."  How will you finish the sentence, "Naz because..."?


Our student to faculty ratio of 9:1 allows our teachers to interact with students 1-on-1, providing constant help and support.

Campus Life

Our activities provide a diverse set of opportunities for spiritual, social, physical, and intellectual growth for the students.


Learning about commitment, dedication, hard work, discipline, and teamwork not only helps on the field, but in the classroom as well.

Fine Arts

The Fine Arts at Naz allow students to release their creativity, whether it be through song and dance or a piece of fine art.

Giving to Naz

We are called to give to "Nazareth" - not the building, but to “Nazareth” the home...our home.

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