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

Bucks County Community College FAFSA Workshop
Bucks County Community College will be offering FAFSA Completion Workshops during the months of March and April.  Please contact the Financial Aid Office at BCCC at 215-968-8200 or  Registration is requested in order to have adequate computer availability.  

Summer Program Opportunity with St. Joseph’s University

  • ICC Summer Enrichment Program
    • June 25th- July 20th 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Program is available for rising high school juniors and seniors.

 Young Women's Leadership Retreat at Bryn Mawr College

  • From July 26-29, 2018
  • Hosted by the Network of Enlightened Women (NeW), this extraordinary opportunity prepares young women to be effective leaders in the cultural and political climate in college. The retreat offers two tracks: one for rising college freshmen (high school seniors) and one for current college students

The Network of enlightened Women (NeW) is the nation’s premier organization for conservative university women. In 2004, NeW started as a book club at the University of Virginia. In the years since 2004, students have started chapters on more than 30 campuses nationwide and young professional chapters have been started in Washington, DC and New York City. NeW has chapters across 18 different states at some of the nation’s finest universities: American University, Cornell University, Florida State University, Harvard University, University of North Carolina, and University of Virginia, just to name a few. You can find out more about NeW here.

NeW educates young women on conservative values, cultivates a community in which to discuss and strengthen these values, and emboldens young women to speak out on campus and in their communities. NeW provides an alternative to feminism through campus chapters, professional development events, and a contest honoring gentlemen called The Gentlemen Showcase. In addition, NeW serves as a voice for conservative women in national conversations.

Acceptance to the Leadership Retreat includes a full scholarship to attend, which covers admissions, lodging, and board. Transportation to Bryn Mawr College must be provided by the student. A limited amount of travel scholarships are also available. A video from the 2016 Leadership Retreat can be viewed here.

 We have several speakers already confirmed: a Pennsylvania State Representative, the former press secretary for Nancy Reagan, journalists featured in several national news outlets, and more. Any interested applicants can apply here.

Exploring College Options

  • Exploring College Options is a special recruitment program sponsored by the undergraduate admissions offices of five of the country's leading universities:
    • Duke University
    • Georgetown University
    • Harvard University
    • The University of Pennsylvania
    • Stanford University.
  • At each event, representatives from the five universities will conduct brief slide presentations about their institution and answer your questions about the sometimes-mystifying world of college admissions.
  • Spring Sessions in the Philadelphia Metro Area:
    • Sunday May 13, 7:00pm- Philadelphia Marriot Downtown (Philadelphia, PA)
    • Monday May 14, 7:00pm- Philadelphia Marriott West (King of Prussia, PA)
    • Tuesday May 15, 7:00pm- Doubletree Wilmington Downtown (Wilmington, DE)
    • Wednesday May 16, 7:00pm- Westin Mount Laurel (Mount Laurel, NJ)
    • Thursday May 17, 7:00pm- Princeton Marriott at Forrestal (Princeton, NJ)
  • For more information and to register please visit:

Coast to Coast College Tour

The Coast to Coast College Tour is a joint travel partnership bringing together admissions representatives from:

  • Dartmouth College
  • Northwestern University
  • Princeton University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Vanderbilt University
  • The universities travel together because each of the institutions practices a holistic admissions process in a highly selective environment. This program will provide you with the opportunity to learn about each individual institution, receive insight on navigating the selective admissions process, and the ability to connect with representatives from each institution.
  • Spring session will be held:
    • Monday June 4, 7:00 PM - Philadelphia Marriot Downtown (Philadelphia, Pa.)

College Night in Philadelphia

  • Receive information from representatives from the following colleges:
    • Bentley University
    • Bowdoin
    • University of Rochester
  • Session will be held:
    • Wednesday May 9th, 7:00pm- 9:00pm. Philadelphia Marriot West (Conshohoken, Pa.)
Temple University's Women's Engineering Exploration
Women's Engineering Exploration offers female high school students (grade 9-11) Introduction to Engineering July 9-13 and Aquaponics on July 16-20, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. 
  • During the first week, girls will explore the profession and research being done in the fields of Bioengineering, Civil, Environmental, Electrical and Mechanical engineering.  
  • During Week 2: exposure to research, agriculture, technology, design, and farming will help Philadelphia girls work through scenarios in labs and in the community.  
  • The program fee is $500 for one week and $850 for both weeks.  Click here to register for the week.
  • For more information view this flier.

Here is another college information session that is available to students and parents. If you would please post it under student opportunities that would be great! Thanks again 😊

Exploring Educational Excellence

  • Please join us to learn more about the selective admissions process, scholarships and financial aid, academic programs and campus life. An admissions officer from each school will be available to answer university specific questions.
  • The following schools will be represented at the information session:
    •  Brown University
    • Columbia University
    • Cornell University
    • Rice University
    • University of Chicago
  • Spring session will be held:

College Exploration Workshop

  • As a high school junior, how do you begin to narrow down the list of colleges and universities to the ones that might be right for you? Where can you find free resources to help you get started on your college search process? What do you and your family need to know about applying for financial aid?
  • Spring session will be held:
    • Thursday, June 7th 6:30p.m. 8:30p.m.- University of Pennsylvania Campus
    • *Note: This event will highlight the college search and financial aid in general. The content will not be focused on Penn.

Attention Seniors!!!

Minds Matter Philadelphia

  • Minds Matter Philadelphia meets on Saturdays from 10:30am to 2:30pm from September through April each year.
  • Each student is matched with two successful college graduates who will support him/her throughout sophomore, junior and senior years of high school.
    • Free SAT Prep
    • Tuition-free attendance at selective pre-college summer programs
    • Guidance and support throughout the college application and financial aid process
    • Writing/Reading/Math Skills
    • Critical Thinking
    • College Application Preparation
  • A Minds Matter applicant must:
    • Be highly motivated students interested in attending a four-year college.
    • Most of our students have a grade point average of 3.5, however we will consider anyone with a GPA of 3.0 or above.
    • Qualify for free or reduced-priced lunch. For more information, please see the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines.
    • Willing and able to make the time commitment 
For more information and to apply please visit:



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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