West Catholic High School
“It means very transformational things for our school,” says Brother Richard Kestler. “We’ve been able to look at things we never would have been able to look at in the past.”
McFadden served as president of Cardinal O’Hara High School, and was extensively involved in the archdiocese Office of Catholic Education.
There were closures, consolidations, and reprieves for area Catholic schools this year.
Four Catholic High Schools that were targeted for closure by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will remain open.
Brother Tim Ahern decided not to challenge the Blue Ribbon Commission’s recommendation that West Catholic be closed, saying he’d looked at enrollment projections and didn’t want to give anyone false hopes.
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia on Thursday begins hearing appeals from those schools trying to stave off closure.
Students huddled and hugged, some cried, outside West Catholic High School, upon news the school is on the closing list.
It is a tiny brick building that sits on the corner of 45th and Chestnut streets in West Philadelphia.
A West Philadelphia high school is finding creative ways to raise funds to keep its award winning athletic programs afloat.
Dr. Jack Ramsay will be the man presenting Magee at the ceremonies.
At least six students were injured in West Philadelphia just as the school day was beginning at nearby West Catholic High School.
The student body at West Catholic High School attended a pep rally to cheer on the school’s varsity football team as they get ready to play in state championships in Hershey, Pa.