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The Schools

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia encompasses a large, diverse geographic area including Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties. There are 128 diocesan grade schools, 17 high schools and 32 private schools within the Archdiocese. These schools educate the whole child – academically, spiritually and physically, instilling confidence, discipline and integrity while providing a solid foundation for future success. Over 85,000 children attend these schools, 30,000 in the City of Philadelphia. In 2012, 95% of graduates went on to pursue higher education and received a record $283 million in college scholarships.

In addition to traditional grade schools and high schools, there are four schools of Special Education where students with physical, cognitive or learning needs are welcomed and engage in relevant learning programs. These schools are open to children of all faiths, races and ethnicities.

Many of the schools are located in the city and first ring suburbs, providing a safe and crucial educational alternative to students who live in underperforming school districts. With outstanding results including daily attendance rates in excess of 96% and standardized test scores above the national average, students enter the world and workforce poised for success.

2013-2014 Archdiocese of Philadelphia Grade Schools and Secondary Schools

Grade Schools

Total Parish Based Schools


Student Population


Percentage of Minority Students


Percentage of Non-Catholic Students


Secondary Schools

Student Population


Percentage of Minority Students


Percentage of Non-Catholic Students


2013-2014 Tuition per Student

Varies (Check with individual schools)

College Scholarships

Class of 2013


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