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Posted by Canton brings more than 20 years of teaching and school leadership experience to her new role. on Tuesday, June 23, 2020
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania  (June 23, 2020) – Pittsburgh high school Nazareth Prep has named Rita Canton as its new executive director and head of school. Canton brings more than 20 years of teaching and school leadership experience to her new role at the helm of the college and career preparatory school. Nazareth Prep is an independent Catholic high school dedicated to providing an affordable, progressive education to students of all backgrounds. Through a rigorous yet personalized... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2020
At Holy Family Institute we have three values that we ask all board and staff members to embrace when they join the Holy Family “Family:” Faithful Listening, Loving Relationships, and Recognizing God in the everyday. After seeing the killing of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Officers and the riots that followed, I thought of the words of Martin Luther King, “a riot is the language of the unheard.” Why can’t we hear? How can we block our ears? How is it that in the face of... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Let us breathe new life into our world by standing in solidarity against racial injustice. The U.S. province of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth stands in solidarity with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious and all who strongly condemn the police-killing of another black man on the streets of our nation. We pray for and mourn with the family and friends of George Floyd and all who have lost loved ones to racial violence. Racism is America’s original sin. Our complacency has... Read More
Posted on Friday, March 13, 2020
  Dear Nazareth Prep Families, As a Catholic faith community we trust in God to guide us in uncertain times and use the gifts we have been given to meet today’s challenge. We want to provide an update regarding our plans around COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Campus administrators have continued to monitor official updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD), and the Diocese of Pittsburgh. The health, safety and well-being of our... Read More
Posted by Liz Fetchin on Tuesday, February 19, 2019
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania  (Feb. 19, 2019) – In Leslie Chabala’s music classes, everyone is a producer. The music and computer science teacher at local high school Nazareth Prep puts the power in the hands of her students, giving them the technical skills, and the platform, to share their own musical creations.  The ninth graders in Chabala’s Music and Media class spend the first half of the year learning elements of music production. Using digital audio workstations like GarageBand, they... Read More
Posted on Friday, February 1, 2019
This Spring, Nazareth Prep Principal, Joseph Oliphant, will participate in the School Retool Fellowship focused on Deeper Learning for all students. The goal of the professional development fellowship is to equip school leaders to hack the culture within their schools in order to ensure students are prepared for the real world.  What is Deeper Learning? Well, Deeper Learning is much of what Nazareth Prep seeks to offer students: relevant, real-world learning experiences, peer-to-peer learning... Read More
Posted on Monday, January 14, 2019
On January 5, 2019 Nazareth Prep junior William Taylor made school history by being the first boys basketball player to hit the career milestone of 1,000 points.  Nazareth Prep went on to claim the win over Quigley Catholic with a score of 85 - 66. As a junior this is an extraordinary accomplishment. William is a scholar athlete who recently earned high honor roll during the first trimester.  In addition to thriving as a scholar athlete, William also leads the Nazareth Prep Sportsmanship... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2018
What does the clothing company Dolce and Gabbana have to do with Cultural Literacy?  In China, this huge Italian company is facing a sharp decline in both stores and online sales. In fact, the Chinese are posting videos online of themselves burning Dolce and Gabbana clothes or using them to clean toilets. All this backlash is the result of a culturally insensitive television commercial. In a CNN article, Lane Crawford, a Hong Kong-based fashion retailer, summed up the reason: “We believe that... Read More
Posted on Monday, November 19, 2018
Last Tuesday, Sakiya and Xavier, both ninth graders at Nazareth Prep and recipients of the Art Rooney Memorial Scholarship, presented a painting to Ryan Shazier, the 2018 Ed Block Courage Award recipient.  The painting was a collaborative piece created by Nazareth Prep students and their Art Teacher, Amy Dimichele. The annual Courage House Luncheon is a fundraiser held in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Steelers and the support of Art and Greta Rooney.  Shazier was selected by his teammates... Read More
Posted on Friday, October 5, 2018
Pittsburgh high school Nazareth Prep first opened its doors just four years ago, but the small school already boasts a variety of path-breaking programs, from its in-depth internship model to a new mechatronics pre-apprenticeship. Among the Independent faith-based school’s offerings is also a diverse and growing athletics program.  While most other schools its size have small athletics departments or none at all, Nazareth Prep has invested in a program that offers students a variety of ways to... Read More

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