Choosing a school is an extremely important decision that can have ripple effects in your child’s educational outcomes. In Philadelphia, there are over 100 high schools that each have their own advantages and disadvantages, requirements, deadlines, etc. Snider Hockey seeks to support middle school studies and their families through the high school application process.





Information Sessions

The Middle School Programs offers numerous info sessions throughout the year. Information sessions are meant to provide more thorough and individual assistance to families regarding topics such as the Philadelphia High School Selection Process, the Breakaway Scholarship, and the Resources and Opportunities Fair.

Philadelphia School Selection Process

The high school selection process can be complicated and lengthy. The school district suggests starting the search for a high school at the beginning of the seventh grade year. Below are links and resources to help families navigate this process. - Browse the GPS website for commonly asked questions, school profiles, and articles to help you breakdown the process. - Use the Apply Philly Charter website to find charter schools that accept the standard application. You can apply to as many charter schools as you want, quickly and easily.

Breakaway Scholarship

The Breakaway Scholarship provides full or partial tuition for eligible Snider Hockey 8th graders planning to attend a Faith in the Future High School! Check out our scholarship page HERE.

Email Updates

The Middle School Programs sends out a monthly email update. Inside the email updates are upcoming events in and outside of Snider Hockey, service and volunteer opportunities, high school and college spotlights, and general and specific resources.

December Email update: Click here

Last month's email update: Click here

General & Financial Resources and Information

Philly education news and articles

Open House dates for Archdiocese of Philadelphia high schools

Admissions criteria for Public District Citywide and Special Admission schools

Schools managed by the Faith in the Future Foundation are Breakaway Scholarship partners

Request transcripts for application and admission purposes

Student enrollment and placement information

Video breakdown of the selection process

Learn the steps to applying online

Use FACTS Grant & Aid to apply for financial aid for parochial schools