Excellence in Education

John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls High School is an urban secondary school in the system of schools of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. As we meet the academic needs of the students, we look to the holistic development of the young women entrusted to us.

Academics at a Glance

  • Advanced Placement Classes
    –  English Language, English Literature, U.S. History,
    U.S. Government, Calculus, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science, Spanish
  • Honors Classes – available in all disciplines
  • Diocesan Scholars Program – Select seniors take college course at nearby colleges/universities, gaining experience for college and earning college credits
  • Jesuit Virtual Learning Academy- through this partnership Hallahan is able to offer a selection of online courses, including Arabic, Italian, Principals of Engineering, AP Computer Science, Digital Photography
  • Classroom without Walls: The cultural and historical resources of center city Philadelphia
  • College Courses taught by Cabrini College professor at Hallahan- Students earn college credit
  • Writing Syllabus for all grade levels: Integrated departmental approach to writing
  • Students conduct over 90 science experiments in their high school career
  • College/Career Counseling begins in the 10th grade
  • Fine Arts Department
    -Visual Art Major and Instrumental Music Major
    – Chorus, Dance I, Dance II, Computer Graphics
    – Partnerships with Moore College of Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Internship/Work program offered through Business Department. Students hold jobs in prestigious center city offices.
  • Varied Assessment Strategies Portfolios, Projects, Presentations
  • Technological Advantages: Totally wireless, Smart Boards, 6 computer labs, with one lab as a brand new Graphic Design Lab, computer in each classroom
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