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Nazareth Academy Grade School

4701 Grant Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19114
(215) 637-7777

(out of 10)

Private Grades 1-8 237 students 12 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

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About this school

Nazareth Academy Grade School is a private middle school in Philadelphia. The principal of Nazareth Academy Grade School is Sister Mary Ann Allton, CSFN, whose e-mail is 237 children attend Nazareth Academy Grade School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Black, non-Hispanic. The student to teacher ratio at Nazareth Academy Grade School is 12:1. St. Katherine of Siena School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Dance

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Field hockey
  • P.E. classes
  • Swimming
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 93% %
Asian 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% %
Multiracial 1% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% %
Hispanic 0.9% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school offers great programs and a friendly learning environment. I love this school and after going here for 8 years it has become my home!

  • (1 year ago)

    As a former student of Nazareth I would advise you to look else where. It really isn't worth theigh cost. I went into high school feeling overwhelmed and ill prepared. Majority of the teachers are pretty mean. They offer Spanish but after years of classes I came out barley abe to speak the language. Many students also feel very intimidated by ther teacher.Overall the school is extremely cliquey especially among the girls. If you don't have the newst iphone of shop at the cool clothing stores you are dubbed unpopular. i have to laugh at their slogan "We are known for our family like environment" this couldn't be any farther from the truth. Save your children the trouble look elsewhere. It really is't worth the extra money.

  • (1 year ago)

    Nazareth Academy Grade School is a high quality school. My children have received the best education possible. The tuition is always rolled back into the school. There are constant technological updates in addition to current textbooks. Students have all needed workbooks and manipulatives. They are a progressive school that also fosters values and morels. Students of all faiths are welcomed and feel accepted. As a parent I highly recommend Nazareth Academy Grade School.

  • (3 years ago)

    I believe Nazareth Academy Grade School is the best gift I could give to my children. Like many other parents I took selecting a school very seriously. I attended many open houses and picked Nazareth Grade School. Their strong academic environment is only one factor that makes this school excellent. Its has strong spirtual component updated technology (smart boards in all classrooms) open communication between teachers and parents and great leadership. The principal is great. She is always open to new ideas from students and parents to enhance the learning experience of the children. My child was struggling with anxiety and the principal herself took time out of her day to give her a little extra TLC. Lastly the parent association is strong and parents are eager to help and volunteer. I highly recommend this school!

  • (3 years ago)

    I am an alumni parent of NAGS students currently in college. Looking back I would not have sent my children anywhere else. Nazareth is an awesome school with excellent teachers and strong administrators. The foundation my childlren received has served them well throughout high school and presently in college. The academics service-learning leadership skills and moral values taught at this school are first rate. The students are friendly and respectful. The parent involvement is fantastic and despite what other reviews state everyone is not "rich." The school families consist of many dual income parents who work hard for a top-notch education for their children. No one really cares what kind of car you drive - what really matters is what kind of person your child aspires to be. As for the appearance and cleanliness of the school.... for those reviewers who said the school was not clean stop by the school and look how shiny and clean the floors are! The original school building is very well kept and the new four classroom addition is bright airy and conducive to learning. I highly recommend this school!

  • (3 years ago)

    In these tough economic times and people struggling to give their children the best education I say Nazareth Grade School is the outstanding. They definitely are there for your child and family to work through this bad time financially in this economy. You definitley will not find a catholic parish grade school willing to work with you on your tuition they just threaten to throw your kids out if you do not pay in full. Nazareth truly believes in the children that attend there and helps them to achieve learn and be caring. If there is a way for them to help you and keep your child in their school they will do it. It is very family orientated and parents are part of the students learning process. I rate NAZARETH ACADEMY GRADE SCHOOL ON A SCALE OF 1-10 A TEN!!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    I love Nazareth! It's an amazing school! The teachers care about every student and make sure that they get good grades. The other students are so nice and you make a lot of friends that you keep for the rest of your life. As I was reading thee other reviews there was one that stuck out. It said that the first grade teacher needs to have a "break" twice a day and eigth graders are brought in to watch the first graders that is NOT true. There is only only one "break" which is recess. Recess is for the entire school and only lasts fifteen minutes its not just Nazareth ALL schools have recess. Overall Nazareth is a great school. The academics are outstanding the teachers are great and the student body is friendly. I would recomend Nazareth.

  • (4 years ago)

    this school is worst school in the united states. the teachers are mean all the students hate you if your not all ``Rich`` . There very expenisve and there is to many kids in the school and very poor lack of cleanness. I`ll never send my kid there. Immanuel Lutheran is a much better enviorment students are nice teahcers actually care about you and it`s just over-all better. So if your looking for a new school Immanuel Lutheran is the place to go.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is a school where the 1st grade teacher with 30 students had to take a "break" in the morning and afternoon. During this "break" 8th graders were brought in to watch the 1st graders. To correct this the school decided to add a 1st grade aide and two more students (32). What's troubling is that the school attempted to have 30 1st graders with one (1) teacher who had to take a"break." What school gives teachers a "break" during the school day?

  • (4 years ago)

    Nazareth is an amazing school. The teachers are so nice and they care about every student and make sure they get good grades. The kids are great too you make a lot of good friends if you go to Nazareth.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Nazareth!! It is so much fun and the teachers and other students are amazing!!! You learn so much and you are really prepared for high school. I recommend Nazareth to everyone!!

  • (5 years ago)

    I think NAGS is a great school and although it is more expensive than a regular parish school it's definatly worth it! There is some advanced classes which not all schools offer and I think that that is GREAT! The teachers and other staff members are really nice and caring! It's not just for girls and it's very well-kept. The only thing that I didn't like about this school were the student body. ALthough they are very helpful they aren't always nice and sometimes will only talk to you if you have materialistic things and often get too caught up in the aspect of socialization instead of learning. Other than that I would definatly reccomend this school!

  • (6 years ago)

    I agree with comments already stated. More geared for girls and class size too large. Tuition is double what you pay at local parish schools. The 'family' atmosphere was quite nice

  • (7 years ago)

    A small school with very caring and dedicated faculty. Lots of parent involvement and dedication. My son and daughter were very prepared for high school in Reading English and Social Studies. Math & Science curriculums could use some restructuring. Students were always in a safe and disciplined environment. Class size is large for a small school but there are truly no discipline problems which makes for a very productive learning environment. There has been a change in the Principal since my children attended here and I have heard school is improving each and every year.

  • (7 years ago)

    I think this is a wonderful school. It is a very family oriented environment where the staff truly care about the children. Everything that is done at this school is for the kids. I couldn't ask for a more caring place for my kids to attend school. I am an alum so I know first hand what it is like to be a student at Nazareth. A Nazareth education goes far beyond an academic level the children are spiritually and culturally enriched. I am blessed to have an opportunity to send my kids here!!

  • (7 years ago)

    NAGS(the acronym says it all) is only interested in two things-money and female students to feed their high school. If you have a boy with a personality avoid the school at all costs.

  • (7 years ago)

    Nazareth is a wonderful school with a lot to offer. The academics are rigorous and our daughter loved learning while attending there. She did very well on her high school entrance exams due to their academics. They are in the process of building an addition to add a gym etc. Nice music program sports are good but not excellent. High parental involvement. Nice Catholic environment-I felt that the teachers and staff truly cared about us.

  • (7 years ago)

    this is an amazing school!

  • (8 years ago)

    If you live in Philadelphia and want a Catholic education Nazareth Academy is the best choice. The tuition is more than the local parish school but it is well worth it. If you rate the schools that Nazareth competes with in both scholastic and athletic competitions you will come to realize that Nazareth is truly a great value. The tuition is thousands less than the other Catholic Academys in the suburbs. Great school!

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is great! the teachers really care and its easy to make friends when everyone treats you like family! Parents are always involved in fun things to make money for our capital campaigne all together I think its a school for you if you want your kid to be a well rounded good person.

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