We’d like to tell you how to get started and a bit about the families who invest their children’s time and their own personal time and financial resources in the journey of Catholic education. This page will serve as a running, frequently updated guide for people interested in the school and for HR stakeholders who want to help market the school.
CAN MY CHILD GET TO THE SCHOOL?
We are located @
Address: 3040 Walton Road, Plymouth Meeting, PA, 19462 (Google Maps)
Holy Rosary Busing Cross-Referenced With Parishes With HR Students and Other Parishes Within Busing Range
School Districts Who Bus:
2017 – Current Student Parishes
Epiphany of Our Lord Plymouth Meeting
Holy Saviour Norristown
St. Matthew Conshohocken
St. Patrick Norristown
St. Paul East Norriton
St. Philip Neri Lafayette Hill
St. Titus East Norriton
Corpus Christi Lansdale
Our Lady of Consolation Phila
We also have students – Catholic who do not belong to a parish and Non-Catholic who value the rigor of a Catholic education.
If you know of other churches that can be added to the map, email firstname.lastname@example.org with any parishes missed within range of busing.
WHEN DO I START THINKING ABOUT SCHOOL?
Holy Rosary Regional Catholic School is an Archdiocese of Philadelphia school which was formed in 2012 as a consolidation of 4 Catholic Schools – Epiphany of Our Lord, Our Lady of Victory (St. Paul’s, Holy Saviour), St. Titus, and Conshohocken Catholic (St Matthew Parish). The school has students from a number of other surrounding parishes.
If you are Catholic, your child’s spiritual life begins at baptism. Contact one of the listed parishes hyperlnked above.
St. Matthew Parish offers daycare through Pre-K 4 at their facility in Conshohocken.
Holy Rosary also offers a Pre-K 4 class.
Grades K – 8 (Ages 4 – 13)
Holy Rosary Regional is an Archdiocese of Philadelphia school and offers a K-8 education.
St. Matthew Parish also offers a CCD program for children attending public school.
Grades 9 – 12 (Ages 14 – 18)
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has a number of fine Catholic High School Programs. Holy Rosary students have excelled in surrounding public, Archdiocese of Philadelphia, and Private Catholic high schools in the local suburbs and Philadelphia area.
“How To Prepare My Kindergartner For Catholic High School”
We didn’t know it when we started this in 2016, but our event has become a nice series of speakers talking about the Catholic education journey from different role perspectives.
2016 – Christopher Mominey – Chief Operating Officer and Secretary for Catholic Education – Archdiocese of Philadelphia
2017 – Jason Bozzone, Jim Casey, and Frank Fox – Presidents of Pope John Paul II High School, Lansdale Catholic HS, and Archbishop John Carroll High School
2018 – 5 Archdiocese of Philadelphia Catholic High School Principals – Fr. Brian Kean (Pope John Paul II High School), Rita McGovern (Lansdale Catholic High School), Dr. Anchen Schulz (Archbishop John Carroll High School), Michele Beachy (John W Callahan High School [All Girls]), and Patricia Rooney (Bishop McDevitt High School).
In 2016, Christopher Mominey who is Chief Operating Officer and Secretary for Catholic Education – Archdiocese of Philadelphia had just been 5 months into his new job. He shared his perspective on Catholic education and the job ahead (Read here).
In 2017, Holy Rosary Regional offered a seminar at their Home and School Association meeting to surrounding parishes talking about the path from Kindergarten to High School from a High School President’s point of view. You can watch it here.
The list of questions answered in the video included:
- What is the Admission Criteria?
- When can prospective students shadow?
- How can you best prepare for admission exams?
- What do you see lacking in some incoming freshmen?
- Are there differences in curriculum between the three schools?
- Do you advise parents with younger children to get involved in extra-curricular activities?
- Can your scholarship exam results be considered by other Archdiocesan high schools?
- Can you explain the differentiation in price points between the three schools?
In 2018, Holy Rosary Regional offered a seminar at their Home and School Association meeting to surrounding parishes talking about the path from Kindergarten to High School from a Principal’s point of view. You can watch it here.
Again, financial assistance is available through scholarship and financial aid programs with the high schools and through the Maguire Foundation.
Hallahan (All girls)
Mount Saint Joseph (All girls)
Merion Mercy Academy (All girls)
Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School (All girls)
Roman (All boys)
St. Joseph’s Prep (All boys)
Opportunities to attend a Catholic University while in high school:
Diocesan Scholars Program – A number of area Catholic high schools offer this program. Twelve Catholic colleges in the Philadelphia area in cooperation with the Secondary School System of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia sponsor the Diocesan Scholars Program. The top thirty juniors are invited to interview for the program during their senior year.
College (19 and Beyond)
Surrounding Catholic colleges include
WHAT DOES STUDENT LIFE AT HOLY ROSARY LOOK LIKE?
Contact the school at (610) 825-0160 to schedule a shadow day. You can also visit us on social media:
This is our biggest fundraiser. Please come out to support us.
WHAT DO YOUR ALUMNI GO ON TO DO?
We consider all of our legacy schools as alumni. Please consider Holy Rosary Regional Catholic School as your home. Come visit us each year during our Craft show or come support us at a Holy Rosary CYO game. Tell our student volunteers and athletes your stories. Reinforce the value of Catholic education and your fond memories of it.
In 2018, we are proud to say that our first graduating class of Holy Rosary Regional Catholic School (class of 2013) has completed their 1st year in college and our class of 2014 is college bound! Keep tuned to this page. We would like to chronicle some of their journeys. If you are a Holy Rosary alum, please know that we are especially proud of you and your accomplishments. You are loved!
Please enjoy the 2018 student keynote speech for the 39th annual Archidiocese of Philadelphia Academic Honors Convocation given by alumnus Alyssa Garcia (class of 2014) where she extols the virtues of her Catholic education and challenges her fellow students to use their talents as public witness to God’s ever lasting love.
ALUMNI SURVEY RESULTS
Thank you to all those who have and will participate in our survey. This next section will give prospective Holy Rosary students a taste for what high school and college has in store. Thank you for setting an example for those who will follow!
Respondents to Date (survey released 11/24/2017): 18
Drama Club, Chorus, Yearbook, Future Business Leaders of America, Student Ambassadors, Crew, National Honor Society, National Business Honors Society, Campus Ministry,THON,Community Service Corps(CSC), Show Choir, Investment Club, Soccer, Cheer, MarchForLife (#WhyWeMarch)
National Business Honors Society member
Senior Editor for the Yearbook
Top 10% of Class
Member Crew Team
Member Soccer Team
Member Varsity Cheer
Member Community Service Corps (CSC)
Board member THON (charitable giving to support a cure for cancer)
National Honor Society Member
Vice President National Honor Society – Academics
Secretary National Honor Society
Archbishop Carroll Theatre Society: VP of Publicity and Marketing
Volunteer, Street Outreach Program in Philadelphia
Volunteer, Urban Immersion Service Trip in Philadelphia
Literary Magazine Editor
Class President, La Salle
Martin Luther King Day of Service Volunteer
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Academic Honors Convocation Student Keynote Speaker
Get Involved!!! – Mary Cate Archbold HR ‘2014 / Archbishop Carroll ‘2018
Have Fun – Sam Frederick HR ‘ 2013 / Archbishop Carroll ‘2017
Have fun,grade school and high school are loads of fun – Corrine Archbold HR ‘2016 / Lansdale Catholic ‘2020
Get sleep in, develop study habits, and have fun! – Maria Manno HR ‘2016 / Gwynedd Mercy Academy ‘2020
Best of luck in high school and get involved! – Tori Malazita HR ‘2016 / Archbishop Carroll ‘2020
Stay Involved in school community and your own faith, your teachers are your mentors so take advantage of the experience they have in their field if you are interested, support your classmates – Erin Mahady HR ‘2015 / Archbishop Carroll ‘2019
There is always room for improvement both in and out of the classroom. At this point in your life, you’re probably worried about what the future will bring, or what you want to do. There will be plenty of time for that when you’re older. Stay true to yourself and those around you, and all will fall in place. Kindness and strong faith are key. Stay focused and work hard! Prepare for your future, but don’t stress about it! I wish you all the best of luck. – Quinn Giongo HR ‘2014 / LaSalle ‘2018