John W Hallahan Catholic Girls' High School

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John W Hallahan Catholic Girls' High School Photo #1 - Hallahan student ambassadors, ready to show you around their school!
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John W Hallahan Catholic Girls' High School Photo #1 - Hallahan student ambassadors, ready to show you around their school!
John W Hallahan Catholic Girls' High School Photo #2
John W Hallahan Catholic Girls' High School Photo #3 - The Building Exterior. Hallahan was built in 1901, the oldest all girls archdiocesan high school in the United States.
John W Hallahan Catholic Girls' High School Photo #4 - Graduates at the Logan Square fountain. Hallahan is located in Center City Philadelphia and Center City is our campus. We have mass at the beautiful Cathedral Basicalla of Saints Peter and Paul, students take classes at Moore College and U. of the Arts, class trips to Franklin Institute, Academy of Sciences, and more.
John W Hallahan Catholic Girls' High School Photo #5 - National Honor Society executive committee. Our students achieve 90% above national norms on standardized tests, 97% continue on to college, and 2013 graduates earned $12,000,000 in college scholarships.
John W Hallahan Catholic Girls' High School Photo #6 - Hallahan girls are a spirited group! Dressed in green are freshman with their "big sister" in Junior class. This was Hallahan Day, a long standing tradition of dressing in class colors, Senior Class performance, and Hallahan Sisterhood bonding.
John W Hallahan Catholic Girls' High School Photo #7 - Two of students at the Jingle Jam dance. Throughout the school year students enjoy Father-Daughter dance, Mother-Daughter luncheon, and Proms.
John W Hallahan Catholic Girls' High School Photo #8 - Mickey Mouse is our mascot!
John W Hallahan Catholic Girls' High School Photo #9 - Hallahan Class of 2016 earned $14.1 million in college merit scholarships. Students attend many prestigious colleges and universities. Check out Hallahan website to learn more!
  • Inspired by a rich diversity and ideal Center City location, John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls' High School, through a Catholic values centered curriculum, educates women with faith, purpose and vision. John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls High School develops the intellectual, spiritual, and emotional potential of each student within a diverse Catholic academic community.
  • The Hallahan community works closely with its members to cultivate the leadership potential of each student.
  • Through participation in Hallahan's inspiring traditions, rigorous academics, and engaging activities, every young woman is encouraged to develop a vision for her future and is empowered with the faith and skills necessary to achieve her goals.
  • 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1901

Student Body

Total Students480 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
53%
State avg.: 22%
Students by GradeJohn W Hallahan Catholic Girls' High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size28 students
Number of AP Courses19 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP Comparative Government and Politics, AP Computer Science, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP Environmental Science, AP Geography, AP Literature, AP Music Theory, AP Physics, AP Psychology, AP Spanish, AP Statistics, AP US Government, AP US History, AP World History
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(School uniform- navy jumper with HH emblem, white blouse, reverse saddle shoes.)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$7,100
Tuition Notestuition can be paid in monthly installments
% on Financial Aid
75%
Admissions DirectorRachael Bridgens

Sports

Total Sports Offered13 sports
SportsBasketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballBowling,
CheeringCross Country,
DanceGolf,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.19 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Community Service Corps, Love for Life, Mathletes, Model UN, National Honor Society, National Math Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, No Place for Hate, Robotics Club, Science Club, Speak Up!, Student Ambassadors, Student Council, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Chorus, Dance, Drama Club, Literary Magazine, Student Newspape

School Notes

  • Inspired by a rich diversity and ideal Center City location, John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls' High School, through a Catholic values centered curriculum, educates women with faith, purpose and vision. John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls High School develops the intellectual, spiritual, and emotional potential of each student within a diverse Catholic academic community. The Hallahan community works closely with its members to cultivate the leadership potential of each student. Through participation in Hallahan's inspiring traditions, rigorous academics, and engaging activities, every young woman is encouraged to develop a vision for her future and is empowered with the faith and skills necessary to achieve her goals. 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.
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