Philadelphia Catholic High Schools

The Bible plays a role in Catholic high schools.

Catholic schools are accredited educational ministries operated by the Catholic Church. They share the same curriculum as public high schools but include a religious emphasis. The Catholic school system is recognized as the world’s largest non-government-operated school system.

The Roman Catholic High School

The Roman Catholic High School in Philadelphia was founded in 1890 with an opening enrollment of 500 students. Its founder was businessman Thomas E. Cahill, who earned a fortune in the coal, ice and wood industries. It was the first free Catholic high school in the United States but now charges for tuition. The school now educates nearly 1,000 students and offers a broad list of athletic and extracurricular activities that other smaller private schools are unable to offer.

Roman Catholic High School

301 N. Broad St.

Philadelphia, PA 19107

215-627-1270

romancatholichs.com

West Philadelphia Catholic High School

West Philadelphia Catholic High School dates to 1916. When the school opened, 1,420 students from south and west Philadelphia were enrolled. Students are offered a technology-infused curriculum and interact with a religiously diverse student body. The school enrolls 500 students each year in grades nine through 12.

West Philadelphia Catholic High School

4501 Chestnut St.

Philadelphia, PA 19139

215-386-2244

westcatholic.org

Saints John Neumann and Maria Goretti Catholic High School

Saints John Neumann and Maria Goretti Catholic High School is in the heart of South Philadelphia and educates about 1,000 students each year. The school offer six advanced placement courses for students in their junior and senior years, along with a wide variety of extracurricular activities.

Saints John Neumann and Maria Goretti Catholic High School

1736 S. 10th St.

Philadelphia, PA 19148

215-465-8437

neumanngorettihs.org