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3RD ANNUAL UNIVERSAL VISITATION DAY 

18 HIGH SCHOOLS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA TO OPEN THEIR DOORS TO 7TH GRADE STUDENTS THROUGHOUT THE REGION
 
PHILADELPHIA, PA--For the third consecutive year the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is hosting a common universal visitation day for all of its high schools in the five-county region.
 
Over 2,300 seventh grade students have signed up for the opportunity to explore, in depth, one of the eighteen high schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s 5 county region. This initiative allows prospective high school students to tour campus, meet administrators, teachers, and current students, and take part in hands-on activities that highlight each school’s unique offerings and school spirit.
 
 
In addition to students from 119 parish, regional, and Independence Mission Schools (IMS) this visitation is also open to current public, charter, cyber, and private school seventh grade students.
 
7TH GRADE UNIVERSAL VISITATION DAY – WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2019
(School events are categorized below by county)
 
BUCKS COUNTY
 
Conwell-Egan Catholic High School; 611 Wistar Road, Fairless Hills, PA 19030 (Bucks County)
10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. (EAST Program, Art/Music Expo)
1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. (“Blue vs. White” Pep Rally)
Conwell-Egan Catholic (CEC) will welcome future Eagles during its 7th Grade Visitation Day.  Students will explore the school’s EAST program, an educational model focusing on student-driven service projects accomplished by using teamwork and cutting-edge technology; attend an Art/Music expo put on by current students; spend time in traditional classroom settings.  The day will   conclude with a fun-filled “Blue vs. White” pep rally hosted by CEC student ambassadors, and CEC faculty.
 
CHESTER COUNTY
 
Bishop Shanahan High School; 220 Woodbine Road, Downingtown, PA 19335 (Chester County)
8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. (Arrivals, Greetings/Pep Rally, and Prayer Service)
9:50 a.m. to 11:25 p.m. (Interactive Classroom Demonstrations)
Bishop Shanahan High School (BSHS) will host approximately 400 students for an all-day visitation. Prospective students will be greeted by the Bishop Shanahan High School Band, which played for Pope Francis when he arrived for his visit to Philadelphia in 2015. The BSHS cheerleaders and school choir will also be on hand to add to the air of school spirit.  A prayer service will take place following arrivals and greetings.   Immediately following opening festivities students will break off into groups and be led by student ambassadors on tours of the school and interactive demonstrations in the classrooms.   Approximately 200 BSHS upperclassmen will assist during this time and the groups represented are:  Student Council, Ambassadors Club, National Honor Society (NHS), student athletes, and student club representatives.

 

DELAWARE COUNTY


Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast High School; 403 North Lansdowne Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA 19026 (Delaware County)
10:10 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. (Slam Dunk and Speed Pitch Contests)

Approximately 200 prospective students will attend Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High School during the Universal 7th Grade Visitation Day.   In addition to touring the school and taking part in classroom activities, they will be treated to other special program highlights including a Slam Dunk Contest put on by the Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast basketball teams and a speed pitch contest led by the baseball and softball teams.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY


Bishop McDevitt High School; 125 Royal Avenue, Wyncote, PA 19095 (Montgomery County)
12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. (Pep Rally)

Over 30 Bishop McDevitt student volunteers as well as faculty and staff will welcome close to 200 7th grade students for Visitation Day.  The day will conclude with a fun and interactive pep rally, which will bring together the student council president, captains of several Bishop McDevitt athletic teams, and other student leadership to lead a pep rally for the 7th grade students that will include icebreaker activities and physical challenges where the visiting students themselves will take part.

PHILADELPHIA COUNTY - SOUTH


Roman Catholic High School for Boys; 301 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, 19107
12:45 p.m. (Lunch and “Battle of the Purple and Gold” Pep Rally)
Approximately 300 7th grade students are expected to attend Roman Catholic High School for Visitation Day this year.  The Center City all-boys high school will offer a variety of activities concluding with lunch together in its cafeteria and the “Battle of the Purple and Gold” pep rally immediately following in the school gymnasium.  The pep rally will give potential students a glimpse at the school spirit at Roman Catholic as well as the opportunity to battle one another in fun and friendly challenges with the assistance of current student representatives, faculty, and staff.

PHILADELPHIA COUNTY - NORTH


Saint Hubert Catholic High School for Girls; 7320 Torresdale Avenue, Philadelphia, 19136
8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. (Arrival/Greetings)

Young women attending the Saint Hubert Visitation Day will be immediately greeted on Ditman Street by Bambie Ambassadors as well as the school’s mascot.  Once inside the hallowed halls students will be formally welcomed by the president and principal as well as student leadership who will share their experience thus far at Saint Hubert.  Activities throughout the day will highlight the school’s unique offerings including a renowned sewing program, as well as Science and Art classes, and robotics to name just a few.

In addition to the highlights of the six schools’ programming listed above, the 12 other schools participating in the 7th Grade Universal Visitation Day on March 20th are:  Archbishop John Carroll High School, Radnor (Delaware County); Archbishop Ryan High School; Archbishop Wood High School, Warminster (Bucks County); Cardinal O’Hara High School, Springfield (Delaware County); Father Judge High School for Boys; Saints John Neumann and Maria Goretti High School; John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls’ High School; Lansdale Catholic High School, Lansdale (Montgomery County); Littler Flower Catholic High School for Girls; Mercy Career & Technical High School; Pope John Paul II High School, Royersford (Montgomery County), and West Catholic Preparatory High School.

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