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Father Judge High School
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Math
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Science
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School Incidents
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Reading
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Attendance
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College Bound
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School Details

  • School TypePrivate Catholic
  • Grade Levels9-12
  • Enrollment839
  • PrincipalPeter Chapla
  • Phone Number215-338-9494
  • SEPTA RoutesBus (66, 88)
  • Address 3301 Solly Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19136
  • NeighborhoodHolmesburg
  • Fax215-338-0250
  • TuitionCatholic Student Rate Total Due is $8,550 / Non-Catholic Student Rate Total Due is $8,800
  • Application DeadlineJuly 8th, 2019
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Mission

Father Judge High School provides a climate of academic excellence within a safe environment that respects the diversity of each student. Rooted in the spirituality of St. Francis de Sales, Judge educates the whole young man spiritually,...

Father Judge High School provides a climate of academic excellence within a safe environment that respects the diversity of each student. Rooted in the spirituality of St. Francis de Sales, Judge educates the whole young man spiritually, intellectually, physically, emotionally and socially in the Catholic tradition.

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Points of Pride

Father Judge draws students from Mt. Airy to Port Richmond to Abington to Somerton to Levittown to Newtown. The Class of 2022 is diverse as students from 15 different public schools, 10 charter schools and 28 Catholic schools make for a unique blend...

Father Judge draws students from Mt. Airy to Port Richmond to Abington to Somerton to Levittown to Newtown. The Class of 2022 is diverse as students from 15 different public schools, 10 charter schools and 28 Catholic schools make for a unique blend of student experiences and backgrounds. ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE * 55 Josephine C. Connelly Achievement Award winners currently at Father Judge (16 in the Class of 2022 – the most in the Archdiocese) * 26 Maguire High School Scholars currently at Father Judge * 4 Neumann Scholars currently at Father Judge * AP Classes Offered: 11 * AP Scores: 63% of FJ students have averaged 3 or higher for the past three years (2015-2017) * 1,119 Devices: number of Chromebooks, iPads, Desktops, Laptops and MacMini computers available for student use (more than a 1:1 ratio) COLLEGIATE AND COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS * Manor College * Holy Family University * St. Joseph's University * Drexel University Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship * Finishing Trades Institute FATHER BRISSON CENTER FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE * Staffed by experts in Special Education, we provide one-on-one counseling to assist students who have demonstrated the need for guidance with their study habits, time management and test-taking. Unlike most schools with similar programs, the Brisson Center is at NO ADDITIONAL TUITION COST. ATHLETICS * The Patrick S. McGonigal '81 Center for Fitness and Wellness (MAC) was created to provide after-school fitness and wellness programming for all students of Father Judge High School. Aside from keeping the fitness center and weight room open every day before and after school, the MAC also offers intramural sports programming. The MAC also serves as a base practice facility for our athletic teams to train in the off-season. There are no team fees or extra charges to use our facilities.

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Admissions Policy

Father Judge is selective in its admissions standards. We admit students who we believe are prepared to be successful in a demanding high school environment on a rolling basis, which means we review your son’s completed application and elementary...

Father Judge is selective in its admissions standards. We admit students who we believe are prepared to be successful in a demanding high school environment on a rolling basis, which means we review your son’s completed application and elementary school grades as soon as we receive each. We then mail offers of admission within approximately two weeks. We encourage your son to apply early as some students may be required to schedule an admissions interview based on the request of a Father Judge High School administrator. We base Admission to Father Judge on the following: * Mandatory scholarship/placement test scores * Previous grade school academic achievement * Previous grade school standardized test results * Grade school attendance and discipline records Required Documents (must be received at Father Judge before December 14, 2018) * Father Judge Class of 2023 Online Application for Admission * Final 7th grade report card * Most up-to-date 8th grade report card * Most recent grade school standardized test results * If applicable, most recent IEP, Psycho Educational Evaluation or 504 Plan in its entirety * If your son currently receives any modified/accommodated curriculum, his current grade school must email a letter describing the modifications/accommodations in detail

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Safety & Culture

Faculty and staff receive training in the prevention of bullying. Teachers step outside their classrooms during the change of periods. Staff continues to be trained in safety and security paradigms. Father Judge maintains an atmosphere of respect,...

Faculty and staff receive training in the prevention of bullying. Teachers step outside their classrooms during the change of periods. Staff continues to be trained in safety and security paradigms. Father Judge maintains an atmosphere of respect, admiration, and loyalty to our students and school community which allows all our students to focus on the value of their education and be the best version of themselves. In light of our Salesian philosophy of education, the Code of Conduct of Father Judge High School was established to help students, faculty and staff to “live each day well.” The code helps the entire school community to create a safe environment conducive to learning and living in a Salesian manner each day. Students at Father Judge realize that the choices they make are their responsibility and must accept responsibility for their actions and accept the consequences; this enables our students to realize that they represent the school and are vital stakeholders in the school’s success.

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Accreditations & Honors

Accredited by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools ( renewed in Fall 2017).

Accredited by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools ( renewed in Fall 2017).

School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 5.4%
White 80%
Hispanic 4.1%
Asian 2.9%
Other 7.7%

Female & Male Students

Male Students 100%

Special Education

Special Ed 9.5%

English Language Learners

English Language Learner 0.1%

Students Per Grade

9th Grade Students
215
10th Grade Students
208
11th Grade Students
194
12th Grade Students
222
Total Students
839

School Incidents

Incidents Per 100 Students
1.4

Academics

College Rate

College Rate 73%

AP Class Offerings

  • Biology,
  • Calculus AB,
  • Chemistry,
  • English Language,
  • English Literature,
  • European History,
  • Physics B

Activities & Programs

Career & Technical Education (CTE) Programs

  • Accounting,
  • Computer Systems,
  • Construction

Arts Programs

  • Visual Arts,
  • School Plays,
  • School Musicals

Sports Programs

  • Football,
  • Basketball,
  • Soccer,
  • Baseball,
  • Track and Field,
  • Tennis,
  • Wrestling,
  • Bowling,
  • Golf,
  • Indoor Track,
  • Lacrosse,
  • Diving,
  • Sports Other

Other Sports

Ice Hockey, Rugby

Ice Hockey, Rugby

Other Activities

Yearbook, School Newspaper, Ministry Team, Robotics Club and Model UN

Yearbook, School Newspaper, Ministry Team, Robotics Club and Model UN

Electives

Brisson Center addresses students with learning needs.

Brisson Center addresses students with learning needs.

Language Programs

  • Spanish,
  • Latin

Parent Programs

  • Parents Home and School Association

Parent Involvement

Parents Association

Parents Association

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