Take Part in a Universal Visitation Day Across the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Catholic education© Monkey Business Images / Canva

PHILADELPHIA, PA — The Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced it is hosting a common universal visitation day for all of its high schools throughout the five-county region.

Seventh-grade students throughout the metropolitan area have the opportunity to explore one of the sixteen high schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in depth.  This initiative allows prospective high school students to tour a campus, meet administrators, teachers, current students, and take part in hands-on activities that highlight each school’s unique academic offerings and school spirit.

In addition to students from 116 parishes, regional, and Independence Mission Schools (IMS) this visitation is also open to current public, charter, cyber, and private school seventh grade students.

(School events are categorized below by county)


Archbishop Wood High School; 655 York Road, Warminster, PA 18974 8:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  Archbishop Wood High School invites current 7th-grade students to spend a day at the school with fellow members of the class of 2028! Students will have the opportunity to run through a roster of classes, meet teachers and student volunteers, as well as experience a day in the life of an Archbishop Wood Viking!


Bishop Shanahan High School; 220 Woodbine Road, Downingtown, PA 19335 9:00 a.m.-1:15 p.m.  Bishop Shanahan High School (BSHS) will welcome interested 7th-grade students to visit campus for the day and experience life as a Shanahan Eagle! Students will tour the campus, meet with BSHS students as well as club and activity leaders, and so much more!


Monsignor Bonner & Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High School; 403 North Lansdowne Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA 19026 8:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monsignor Bonner & Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High School invites 7th grade students to run through a roster of classes and meet Bonner & Prendie teachers; getting a taste of what their everyday life would be like at the school. It will also provide students with the opportunity to ask questions, join the school’s student ambassadors, enjoy different teachers’ lessons, and witness the brotherhood & sisterhood spirit while participating in fun activities.


Pope John Paul II High School; 181 Rittenhouse Road, Royersford, PA 19468 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.  Pope John Paul II High School will be open its doors to 7th graders, allowing future Golden Panthers to step into the shoes of who they will become at PJPII. Students will be led through the school by PJPII student leaders and will follow a truncated class schedule taught by their future teachers. This will be a day of exploration, connection, and celebration for our future Golden Panthers!


West Catholic Preparatory High School; 4501 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19139 8:30 a.m.2:00 p.m. West Catholic Preparatory High School invites future members of the class of 2028 to spend the day as a West Catholic Bur! Students will attend special classes with teachers, enjoy fun activities with members of the school’s staff, spend time learning about life as a West Catholic student from the school’s ambassadors, and experience plenty of Burr spirit!


Archbishop Ryan High School; 11201 Academy Road, Philadelphia, PA 19154 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Archbishop Ryan High School will welcome members of the class of 2028 for 7th Grade Visitation Day!  Students will begin the day with prayer, breakfast, and a short welcome assembly. They will also attend five class periods to include a math-themed escape room to a demonstration of the school’s Virtual Reality lab. Students will have the opportunity to visit the Archbishop Ryan Involvement Fair to explore over 75 ways to get involved at the school through clubs, activities, and athletics.

In addition to the highlights of the six schools’ programming listed above, the other schools participating in the 7th Grade Universal Visitation Day on Thursday, March 23rd are: Archbishop John Carroll High School, Radnor (Delaware County); Cardinal O’Hara High School, Springfield (Delaware County); Conwell-Egan Catholic High School, Fairless Hills (Bucks County); Father Judge High School for Boys (Philadelphia County); Lansdale Catholic High School (Montgomery); Roman Catholic High School (Philadelphia County); Saint Hubert High Catholic High School for Girls (Philadelphia County); Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls (Philadelphia County); Ss. John Neumann and Maria Goretti High School (Philadelphia County), and Mercy Career & Technical High School (Philadelphia County).

For the latest news on everything happening in Chester County and the surrounding area, be sure to follow MyChesCo on Google News and Microsoft Start.