Nazareth Academy High School – Philadelphia

    Nazareth Academy High School’s hybrid learning model

    The 2020-21 school year may look different, but the education at Nazareth Academy High School remains top-notch!

    Despite the ongoing challenges of the pandemic, Nazareth faculty, staff, and administration are all working diligently and collaboratively in a new, hybrid model of education while maintaining an unwavering commitment to their students.

    They have creatively pivoted to continue to provide the excellent, high-level Nazareth education that students and families are accustomed to.

    As part of Nazareth’s Hybrid Learning Model, each student is assigned to a specific learning cohort, Blue or Gold, that alternates weekly between being present in school or participating remotely from home.

    Students may also opt to work remotely full-time.

    Each class is livestreamed through the course’s Microsoft Teams page.

    While learning from home, students are still able to participate in their classes as well as see and hear their teachers and classmates, allowing them to essentially be in the classroom and to never miss a beat in their classes.

    Recognizing the need for new and more comprehensive technology in order to make the Hybrid Learning Model possible, every classroom at Nazareth has been outfitted with a camera, an additional monitor, and speakers to facilitate interaction and learning with ease.

    The safety of Nazareth’s students, faculty, and staff was paramount when developing this Hybrid Learning Model.

    Having two cohorts of students allows for social distancing in the classrooms and throughout the building.

    Each morning, prior to entering the building, everyone is required to complete a digital wellness checklist.

    Protective face coverings are required at all times while in the building.

    New tables, benches, and chairs have been placed around campus to allow for classes and lunches to be held outside.

    Directional signs, social distancing reminders, and hand sanitizer stations are strategically placed throughout the building.

    By following all of the protocols of the CDC, PA Department of Education, and those built into the Hybrid Learning Model, the faculty, staff, and students at Nazareth are able to continue the school’s mission of faith, family, and education while looking forward to eventually being able to safely be all together again.

    To learn more about Nazareth Academy High School – Philadelphia’s only private, Catholic high school for girls – visit

    Nazareth’s Virtual Open House will be held on Saturday, October 17th, and the Online 8th Grade Entrance & Scholarship Exam will take place on Saturday, November 7th.

    PHOTO CAP: Nazareth Academy Honors Chemistry students hard at work! With one cohort in school and the other learning from home as part of Nazareth’s Hybrid Learning Model, students paired up virtually with their lab partners to complete their experiment.

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