Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Major Gift Set For Historic Philly School

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will join the West Catholic Preparatory High School community, invited guests, and senior leadership from Faith in the Future (FIF) and the Office of Catholic Education (OCE) for the announcement and celebration of a major gift to the school and recognition of its 100 year anniversary, which will kick-off in the fall of 2016.  

 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, April 28, 2016
4501 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19139

West Catholic Preparatory High School has proudly served West Philadelphia and the Center City area for nearly 100 years since opening in the fall of 1916.  In 1926, the De La Salle Christian Brothers arrived at what would become West Philadelphia Catholic High School for Boys at 49th Street between Chestnut and Market Streets.    
In 1989, the Christian Brothers, the Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (I.H.M.), and the Sisters of St. Joseph (S.S.J.), and over 1,000 students, merged the Boys and Girls Schools, to become West Philadelphia Catholic High School at its present location of 4501 Chestnut Street.

West Catholic Preparatory High School prepares each student to face the challenges of everyday life, embrace leadership positions in society, and value service in an ever-changing global society.

Note: For information about Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, please visit www.catholicschools-phl.org.  For more information on Faith in the Future please visit,  http://faithinthefuture.com/.  To learn more about West Catholic Preparatory High School, please visit www.westcatholic.org.

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