The Fine Arts Department strives to develop student awareness in art history, aesthetics and art appreciation through practical studio experiences. Through the visual arts, students are given the opportunity for self discovery, problem solving and critical thinking skills. The focus of our program is to provide a solid foundation in the visual arts and to build a fine arts experience with an emphasis on creativity and spirituality.


The Business Department offers foundation courses in several core disciplines. In addition to providing a base on which a further business education can be built, the department's courses are designed to develop practical understanding of everyday accounting, finance, and management principles. Finally, Nazareth Academy Business Department instructors will assist students in building an ethical framework to ensure that each will develop into strong young women and future business and community leaders.

Computer Science

The Computer Department has three fully functional computer labs, with brand new computers in all labs! All courses in the department are project based for optimum student achievement. We offer four courses all using business standard software.


The English Department at Nazareth Academy works diligently to instill a love of literature in all of its students while helping to foster critical thought and sound analytical writing skills. The department is committed to providing a rigorous classroom environment that develops students’ reading, writing, and public speaking abilities to prepare them not only for college, but also for their future careers. Students are challenged on a daily basis to think outside of the box and find ways to apply literature to their own lives. The dedicated teachers in the English Department are committed to helping each student reach her highest potential and get the most out of her Nazareth Academy experience.

Health/Physical Education

The Physical Education/Health Department stresses the overall importance of physical activity and wellness in order to achieve a healthy quality of life. Additionally, our Health classes provide important information on creating a healthy, well-rounded life style.


The Math Department works collaboratively to achieve a rigorous and comprehensive curriculum that will not only prepare our students for the SAT and ACT, but for college and the workplace. With a focus on deeper learning, we take every opportunity to relate mathematical concepts to their application in the world outside the classroom. We set high learning standards for our students and we supply the support necessary to achieve them. It is our mission to help each student reach her highest potential in Mathematics.


The Science Department strives to create critical thinkers who can apply their knowledge of science to everyday encounters. Through active engagement in the learning process, students are encouraged to use critical and creative thinking skills as applied to science. Each course is taught by a dedicated faculty member with a strong background in science. Students develop a positive attitude and increase their proficiency with laboratory skills in the field of science as they travel through the different science courses. A Nazareth Academy High School science student is respected for her God-given talents, and she is consistently encouraged to further her intellect and leadership abilities.

Social Studies

Students will gain critical thinking skills as they analyse ancient, foreign and domestic policies using the theories of economics, political science, geography, criminology, and sociology. The Social Studies Department brings the past to the present in order to create a better future.


Remembering our call to love God and our neighbor, the Theology Department at Nazareth Academy High School offers a wide variety of courses that give us a more complete picture of the One that loves us beyond all understanding. Courses are designed to stress the importance of extending ourselves further than our own world to serve those in need.

World Languages

The World Languages Department at Nazareth Academy High School recognizes the needs of the peoples of the earth to share the gift of communication, which is the heart of the human experience. The Language Program seeks to foster the goals of The National Standards of the American Association of the Teachers of Foreign Languages. The study of language puts the students in touch with the past, present, and future.

Patricia Quinn
Assistant Principal for Academics

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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