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Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2017
On November 16, 2017 the nuclear medicine technology majors at Robert Morris University (RMU), junior class  sponsored a day of celebration with the students and faculty at NCCP at a Thanksgiving Dinner. The RMU students wanted to make a difference in the community and wanted to support as many people as possible and create a positive impact on the lives of others. This service learning project was funded through weeks of organized events to pay for this dinner. This event included a prayer... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Every Friday, a group of socially-conscious Nazareth Prep juniors and seniors commute to Garfield for an entire morning of STEM-fueled, social justice themed making, building, and creating. Along with Ms. Jennifer Lanas and teaching artists, Ms. Shannon and Mr. Paul, the Assemble Activation Club builds the essential skills and dispositions that will help them to not only develop creative confidence today, but also co-power our students to become kind, ethical agents of change and leaders in the... Read More
Posted on Friday, October 13, 2017
Nazareth Prep was highlighted in the article, "Busting the Learning Boundary Between School and World" published on the Education Week Learning Deeply Blog.  Lisa Palmieri, a leader in Remake Learning, is now the head of Nazareth Prep, a small inner-city Catholic high school with a largely non-white, low income student body.  The students at NCCP spend one day a week for all four years embedded with a local business.  She told me that at the outset of her program, people doubted that these... Read More
Posted by Written by Liz Fetchin on Tuesday, September 19, 2017
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania  (9/19/2017) – The Pittsburgh region faces a serious workforce shortfall in the years ahead, according to a recent report from the Allegheny Conference on Community Development. An aging population, slow inward migration, and disruption created by technological advances threaten to leave employers with a deficit of skilled workers. Meanwhile thousands of locals are unemployed or under-employed due to lack of training for the most in-demand jobs. How will Pittsburgh’s... Read More
Posted by Written by Stephanie Hacke, Tribune Review on Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Check out the article written about the first day of school for the senior class of 2018 published in the Tribune Review. "Looking back on the last three years at Nazareth Prep, which offers a personalized approach on learning and one day a week internships to one of 70 Pittsburgh-area businesses, students said the school has been life-changing for them and allowed them to meet and work with adults who could one day help them in their careers." Read the entire article HERE.  
Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2017
It is with great pleasure that Nazareth Prep announces the addition of the new faculty members for the 2017-2018 school year. These new faculty members will bring unique backgrounds, ideas and energy to our school, and have been attracted to NCCP because of our rigorous yet innovative curricularprogram and attention to social justice issues, commitment to personalized learning and internship program. These talented new members of our family look forward to becoming part of our community.   ... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Check out the opinion letter written by Dr. Lisa Abel-Palmieri that was published in today's Pittsburgh Post Gazette. The problems besetting Pittsburgh’s educational system are not particular to the region, but one important solution might be: Pittsburgh’s history of unusually robust partnership across public and private sectors. This asset equips Pittsburgh to take advantage of a partnership model that has been implemented fruitfully in hundreds of U.S. high schools: a program in which... Read More
Posted by The innovative private school is accepting applications for Fall 2017 on Tuesday, June 13, 2017
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (6/14/17) – For Pittsburgh high school students seeking a personalized education, there’s an option other than costly private schools and over-burdened magnet and charter school lotteries. Having successfully sponsored an elementary, high school and university in Philadelphia for the past 50 years The Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth have expanded their educational ministry by establishing Nazareth Prep in Pittsburgh.  Nazareth Prep is an innovative, independent... Read More
Posted by Written by: Liz Fetchin on Friday, June 2, 2017
Nazareth Prep recognized six outstanding high school students with $5,000 scholarships. The scholarships, to be used for college education, technical training and apprenticeship support, were awarded at the Academy’s annual St. Joseph the Worker Luncheon, held on May 25 at Rivertowne Brewing Hall of Fame Club. Emmai Alaquiva, an Emmy-winning film director, composer, mentor and CEO/President of Ya Momz House, Inc., was the keynote speaker. St. Joseph scholarships are awarded to applicants who,... Read More
Posted on Friday, May 5, 2017
The leadership team at Nazareth Prep takes on the lead learner role when it comes to professional development and implementing research proven strategies for teaching and learning.  Starting with the Head of School and Chief Learning Officer, Dr. Abel-Palmieri, down to every faculty and staff member, frequent professional development creates a student centered  learning environment where students thrive.  Research suggests “When teachers receive well-designed professional development, an... Read More

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