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Overall
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Nazareth Academy Grade School
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Overall
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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 Levels1-8
  • Waiting List Size15
  • Enrollment182
  • PrincipalSister Sister Linda Joseph ChiChi, CSFN
  • Phone Number215-637-7777
  • School Emailmrovnan@nazarethacademy.net
  • SEPTA RoutesBus (19, 66, 84) RR (Torresdale)
  • Address 4701 Grant Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19114
  • NeighborhoodWest Toresdale
  • Fax215-637-5696
  • Tuition$6,500 plus $145 security fee
  • Application DeadlineSeptember 1st, 2018
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Mission

NAGS, founded in 1941 by the CSFN, is a private co-educational Catholic School for students in grades 1 - 8. Our mission is to spread the Kingdom of God’s love by creating a family-friendly environment in which we invite students & their families...

NAGS, founded in 1941 by the CSFN, is a private co-educational Catholic School for students in grades 1 - 8. Our mission is to spread the Kingdom of God’s love by creating a family-friendly environment in which we invite students & their families to discover God in everyday life events. We're committed to promoting academic excellence, Christian morals and values, & to demonstrating, through our students’ personal engagement in service projects, God’s love & care for the poor & others in need.

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Points of Pride

1. "Our Mission Is Family" ~ Extensive Service Learning Projects 2. The academic rigors of a NAGS education prepares our students for high school & beyond 3. Specialized areas: Spanish, Art, Music, Physical Education, Expanded...

1. "Our Mission Is Family" ~ Extensive Service Learning Projects 2. The academic rigors of a NAGS education prepares our students for high school & beyond 3. Specialized areas: Spanish, Art, Music, Physical Education, Expanded Technology Program, Honors English, Latin, Honors Math 4. Effort = Success! The Class of 2018 received over $370,000 in high school scholarships! 5. Chrome Books for every child 6. S.T.E.M. Lab

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Admissions Policy

Admission for all grades is acknowledged by application, registration for entrance assessment fee, satisfactory performance in the pre-admission assessment, birth certificate, Baptismal certificate (if applicable), immunization card and payment of...

Admission for all grades is acknowledged by application, registration for entrance assessment fee, satisfactory performance in the pre-admission assessment, birth certificate, Baptismal certificate (if applicable), immunization card and payment of non-refundable registration fee. Admission into Grades 2 - 8 also require: Copy of current Report Card, copy of recent Standardized Test scores and letter of recommendation from current teacher.

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Safety & Culture

For the past 78 years, NAGS has provided a safe, loving environment in which to learn. Through affirmation & assertive discipline, the administration, faculty & students create an atmosphere conducive to growth. Programs are available to all...

For the past 78 years, NAGS has provided a safe, loving environment in which to learn. Through affirmation & assertive discipline, the administration, faculty & students create an atmosphere conducive to growth. Programs are available to all grades & feature candid discussions on age appropriate topics such as problem solving techniques, coping mechanisms, drug & alcohol issues & bullying. The Safe Environment program mandated by the Archdiocese is taught bi-annually in all grades.

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Accreditations & Honors

Middle States Association of Colleges & Schools: 11/6/81, 10/23/92, 4/12/03, 5/1/13. As of September 2018, we are updating our Strategic Plan for our re-accreditation.

Middle States Association of Colleges & Schools: 11/6/81, 10/23/92, 4/12/03, 5/1/13. As of September 2018, we are updating our Strategic Plan for our re-accreditation.

School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 5.3%
White 87.9%
Hispanic 4.2%
Asian 2.6%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 52.6%
Male Students 47.4%

Special Education

Special Ed 4.2%

Gifted Education

Gifted 16.8%

Students Per Grade

1st Grade Students
22
2nd Grade Students
21
3rd Grade Students
27
4th Grade Students
21
5th Grade Students
16
6th Grade Students
28
7th Grade Students
26
8th Grade Students
21
Total Students
182

Academics

AP Class Offerings

  • AP Class Other

Activities & Programs

Arts Programs

  • Vocal,
  • Instrumental,
  • Theater,
  • Visual Arts,
  • Dance Instr,
  • Choir,
  • Other Vocal,
  • Other Instrumental,
  • Dance,
  • School Plays,
  • School Musicals,
  • Theater Group,
  • Literature

Sports Programs

  • Basketball,
  • Soccer,
  • Baseball,
  • Softball,
  • Track and Field,
  • Gymnastics,
  • Girls Basketball,
  • Girls Track and Field,
  • Girls Lacrosse,
  • Girls Soccer,
  • Sports Other

Other Sports

Invitational Swimming

Invitational Swimming

Other Activities

Student Council, Spanish Club, Forensics, Reading Olympics,Living Stations of the Cross, Grandparents & Older Friends' Day, First & Eighth Grade Buddy Program, Christmas Concert, Spring Arts Festival, National Geo Bee, Science Fair,...

Student Council, Spanish Club, Forensics, Reading Olympics,Living Stations of the Cross, Grandparents & Older Friends' Day, First & Eighth Grade Buddy Program, Christmas Concert, Spring Arts Festival, National Geo Bee, Science Fair, George Washington Carver Science Fair competition, Archbishop Ryan Spelling Bee, VFW Patriot's Pen Contest, Student Newsletter, School Newsletter, St. Jude Math-a-Thon, Pennsylvania Mathematics League, Current Events League and a variety of After-School Clubs organized by our faculty.

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Language Programs

  • Spanish,
  • Latin

Parent Programs

  • Parents Home and School Association,
  • Parents Classroom Volunteers,
  • Parents After School Volunteers

Parent Involvement

Parents of children attending Nazareth Academy Grade School are all members of NAGSPA (Nazareth Academy Grade School Parent Association) and contribute to events and activities. All members of the school and community are welcome to attend events for...

Parents of children attending Nazareth Academy Grade School are all members of NAGSPA (Nazareth Academy Grade School Parent Association) and contribute to events and activities. All members of the school and community are welcome to attend events for fun, food, games, and good will. Parents can also volunteer for library and lunch monitors as well.

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Before and After Care

  • Before Care,
  • Extended Programming

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