A world of opportunity awaits students at Nazareth Academy High School. From the moment they enter Nazareth through graduation, our dedicated Counseling Department works with each student on transitions, relationships, academics, time management and the extensive college search and application process. Through a multi-faceted program, our counselors offer stability and guidance to our students during the sometimes challenging years of high school.

Our Counseling Planner is our year-by-year plan of all guidance activities, so that students and parents can be informed and remain an integral part of the guidance program here at Nazareth. In addition, students and parents are encouraged to utilize Naviance™. Nazareth has partnered with Naviance™ to assist with college and career planning. College Meet & Greets, Testing Material and Scholarship Information can be accessed through our Naviance™ account.

Besides working one-on-one with students, counselors meet with parents for consultations and host informative sessions for families regarding funding a college education, the college planning and application process, and filling out financial aid forms.

Student Opportunities

Pamela & Ajay Raju Foundation Essay Contest  ~ $10,000 Scholarship Award

The contest is open to high school students in grades nine through twelve attending a public, private, parochial, charter or home school located in the tri-state area (Pennsylvania, New Jersey or Delaware); students must be under the age of twenty. The winner will be announced in Spring of 2018.

The winner will receive a $10,000.00 scholarship toward his or her post-secondary education. In addition to the individual prize awarded from the Raju Foundation, the Philadelphia Zoo will provide up to $5,000 to implement the winning solution.

Essays must meet the following contest requirements to qualify for competition:

  • Deadline: Sunday, February 25, 2018 (midnight).
  • Essays must be between 500 and 1,000 words in length.
  • All entries must be an original work and any resources must be clearly cited using MLA guidelines.
  • Type-written, double spaced, size 12 font.
  • All entries must be emailed as an attachment.

Ancient Order of Hibernians Scholarship

  • a $1,000 scholarship to an Irish Catholic student who is entering or currently attending Catholic high schools. The students are chosen for the scholarships based on the merits of the entry in the annual essay contest on a topic in Irish History.
  •  The essay contest is open to all students of Irish decent that attend 8th-12th grade in catholic schools as well as Prep students that will be attending Catholic high school in the next year.
  • For application and more information please visit:

Deadline for application is April 2nd, 2018

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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