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St. Hubert Catholic High School for Girls

The St. Hubert



t. Hubert offers an all-girls environment that is both academically

and spiritually vibrant. Our rich heritage is rooted in faith and provides a nurturing, innovative atmosphere in which students thrive. The St. Hubert tradition upholds a standard of excellence while encouraging students to make the most of the best four years of their lives. During that time, their talents and interests emerge through the many opportunities we offer. At St. Hubert, we educate the whole person, and we educate for life.

The All-Girls Advantage High school is a time of learning, discovery, and fun. It is also the time when girls develop their self-concept and inner strength. Single-sex education gives girls a distinct advantage in life. In an all-girls school, female students are the leaders, and their role models are primarily women. They are encouraged to find their voice and be active both in and out of the classroom. Nothing stops them from being independent and successful. In 2005, the U.S. Department of Education reviewed decades’ worth of educational research. A significant majority of the studies found that, in single-sex education, girls: • score higher on achievement tests, • choose more challenging courses, • have higher educational and career aspirations, • participate more in athletics, • are much more likely to pursue a career in the fields of math, science, or computers. A 2009 British study even revealed that girls who struggle academically when they begin high school improve considerably more in a single-sex environment. Without a doubt, an all-girls school like St. Hubert allows students to become confident, well-rounded young women who reach their full potential.

Women of Faith and Integrity


ince opening our doors in 1941, St. Hubert has become the largest Catholic girls’ high school in Philadelphia. Our school draws

students from every section of Philadelphia, the surrounding counties, and even southern New Jersey because we offer an unparalleled educational experience and a warm, welcoming environment. We challenge the intellect of our students and encourage them to learn about themselves and the world around them. Our mission is to help young women become responsible leaders who possess knowledge and skills beyond textbooks. We promote individuality and want each girl to achieve and succeed in her own way. Our graduates leave St. Hubert with a passion for learning and ready to make their mark on the world.

Mission Statement

Spiritual Life

St. Hubert High School is a Catholic secondary school in the school system of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Drawing upon Catholic Christian values, faculty and staff, in partnership with family and community, provide numerous and varied opportunities for students to reach their full potential. Through excellence in teaching and learning, students develop their Godgiven gifts of body, mind, and spirit. As evidenced by their moral leadership, service to community, and respect for diversity, St. Hubert students become educated women of faith and integrity.

Faith is a central part of the St. Hubert experience, and it is integrated into everyday life at school. Though our teaching is rooted in Roman Catholic tradition, we respect all faiths. Each girl learns a fundamental love and respect for God, herself, and the world. Because our students are becoming responsible citizens, we also emphasize personal accountability, sound moral principles, and the dignity of every person. At St. Hubert, each student forms a deep, personal relationship with God that will strengthen her in every aspect of her life as a Christian woman.

Highlights of the St. Hubert Experience Freshman Year: It’s Easy Being Green • Freshman Orientation • New Bambies on the Block Party • Freshman Dance • 100 Day Celebration • Freshman Retreat • Big Sis-Little Sis

The St. Hubert Family


imes have changed drastically since St. Hubert opened 68 years ago, but the

spirit of our school has only grown stronger. It is common to meet a student whose mother, sister, cousin, aunt, or grandmother also attended St. Hubert. Each generation of Bambies provides

Nearly 70 Years of Tradition the opportunity to begin a new St. Hubert tradition. Both current students and alumnae share in the rich history that fills our halls, and they carry it with them throughout their lives.

Sophomore Year: The Big Blue • Soph Hop • Sophomore Retreat Junior Year: Pretty in Pink • Junior Prom • Junior Ring Mass • Junior Retreat Senior Year: Gold Standard • Senior Prom • Senior Ring Dance • Senior Class Trip • 100 Day Countdown • Senior Retreat • Mother-Daughter Brunch • Senior Memory Night • Big Sis-Little Sis All-Bambie Events/Occasions • St. Hubert Day • Fall Musical • Spring Concert • Pictures with Santa • Color Days • Talent Show • Dress Down Days • Mother-Daughter Fashion Show • Faculty Follies Show • Battle of the Sexes • Retreat Day • Spring Art Show & Musicale • Spirit Day • Winter Semi-Formal • Father-Daughter Dance

Academics Knowledge for Life The academic program at St. Hubert provides students with a diverse curriculum, designed to challenge each girl individually. We believe in engaging students in the learning process and offering unique electives in every subject area. The lessons in our classrooms develop girls into independent, creative, and critical thinkers. Our curriculum includes over thirty-five honors-level college preparatory courses and eight Advanced Placement options. We also provide learning enrichment programs, such as faculty mentoring, math clinics, study skills, and peer tutoring. Over 75% of our faculty holds a master’s degree in their chosen field, and with a teacher-to-student ratio of 20:1, our students receive personal attention and the quality instruction they deserve. With the foundation of well-rounded liberal arts requirements, our student tailored electives, and readily available guidance and support, St. Hubert offers a superior educational experience.

The Cutting-Edge Classroom

Greater Opportunities for College Credit

Because technology is an enormous part of everyday life, St. Hubert is committed to its incorporation in education. We offer a multi-media, multi-disciplinary computer lab; a writing computer lab; two business computer labs; technologicallyenhanced physics, chemistry, and biology labs; and a graphic design lab in our art department. Our entire campus has wireless Internet access, and portable laptops and electronic white boards bring technology into every classroom. Our graduates are well-prepared to enter today’s competitive, innovative world.

Advanced Placement: As early as sophomore year, students can take college-level Advanced Placement classes, which both fulfill their St. Hubert course requirements and give them the opportunity to qualify for higher education credits via a cumulative exam at the end of the year. Diocesan Scholars: The prestigious Diocesan Scholars program honors students who excel academically and who would benefit from beginning college work during their senior year. Each scholar will be permitted to take, free of charge, two college courses each semester on the campus of a nearby college or university, completing the remainder of their roster at St. Hubert. Video Conferencing: St. Hubert has opened a state-of-the-art Video Conferencing Center in conjunction with Holy Family University. Through the use of a high-speed Internet connection, selected juniors and seniors can attend classes taught by Holy Family faculty in real time. Students experience live audio and video, and live feedback. The students receive credit from St. Hubert and also full college credits from Holy Family University. Dual Enrollment Program: Our state-funded Dual Enrollment Program allows students to take college courses after school or on Saturdays on the campus of participating local colleges or universities. Students earn credit toward their St. Hubert requirements and higher education credits to the college or university.


ver 97 percent of St. Hubert graduates choose to continue their education after

Where Do Our Graduates Go? Art Institute of Philadelphia

high school. The Class of 2009 earned over $11

Boston University

million in scholarships to the college or university

Community College of Philadelphia

of their choice. Each of the top four students

Culinary Institute of America

of that class received the prestigious Mayor’s

Fashion Institute of Technology

Scholarship to the University of Pennsylvania. We offer personal academic counseling

Brighter Futures

Catholic University of America Cornell University Drexel University Fordham University Georgetown University Holy Family University LaSalle University New York University Northeastern University Penn State University Pratt Institute Princeton University Rutgers University

throughout the process of selecting schools and

Smith College

filling out applications, answering questions and

Temple University

providing support every step of the way. Our

University of Pennsylvania

alumnae attend top colleges and universities

University of the Sciences

throughout the country, and they carry with them the passion for learning they discovered at St. Hubert.

St. Joseph’s University University of Notre Dame University of Pittsburgh Ursinus College Villanova University

A World of Possibilities


ver 27,000 St. Hubert alumnae live across the United States and thro officials, educators, journalists, and doctors, to name just a few. They

graduates know they’re always a part of the ever-growing St. Hubert family. District Court Judge, State of Nebraska

Electrical Engineer, Bearing Point Therapist, St. Joseph’s Family Center

Wildlife Biologist, Oregon Co-op. Fish & Wildlife Research Unit Director of Public Health, Oregon Health Commission

Immigration Enforcement Agent, Department of Homeland Security Video News Editor, KVBC-TV 3 Professor, California State University Actor/Filmmaker

Business Owner, Publishing Company Weapons Specialist, United States Air Force Associate Director, Pharmacovigilance


long term expert in the field of electric transmission and wholesale power marketing, Susan O’Brien Ivey is vice president of Transmission Operations and Planning for Exelon, the parent company of PECO. After her studies at St. Hubert, Susan graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Susan returned to the Philadelphia area and obtained a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University. Susan is also a licensed Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Prior to her current position, Susan was vice president of wholesale market development expanding Exelon’s participation in national power markets and also served as vice president of Exelon’s Power Team responsible for short-term power transactions. Susan currently resides in New Jersey but credits the origins of her interest in science to her studies at St. Hubert High School. Susan is a great example that there are no limits to success.

Applications Engineer, Analog Devices

Owner of Interior Design Firm Inspector, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms Airline Pilot Instructor, American Airlines VP Chief Clinical Officer, Dentsply Intl.


graduate of Temple University, Diane Heery founded Heery Casting after an extensive personal acting career. Now a member of the Casting Society of America, Diane appeared in over 25 regional productions on stage and film. As an independent casting company, Diane has cast principal actors in films such as The Sixth Sense, National Treasure, Marley and Me, Transformers 2 , and Invincible. As well as the CBS-TV series Cold Case and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia for FX. Diane has served on the board of the Screen Actors’ Guild and numerous other professional organizations as well as donating time and experience to student film makers in the Philadelphia area. St. Hubert High School is proud to have Diane among their Alma Mater.

ughout the world. They are entrepreneurs, lawyers, artists, government have achieved great things, but no matter where they end up in life, our

Professor, Grinnel College Athletic Trainer, University of Notre Dame

Biologist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Federal Bank Examiner, FDIC Deputy Dir. of Judicial Education, Supreme Court of West Virginia President, Notre Dame High School

Owner, SJA Construction Mayor, Borough of Longport Lawyer, Princeton University Neuroscientist, Wyeth Research Deputy Chief Medical Examiner, Office of Chief Medical Examiner Teacher of the Deaf, Rockcreek Valley Elementary Intelligence Analyst, FBI Senior Vice President, Operations, Fannie Mae Federal Prosecutor, Department of Homeland Security Attorney, US Department of Justice

V P Relationship Mgr., Wachovia Bank Asst. Superintendent, Diocese of Savannah

Public Defender, First Circuit Court of Florida Principal, Private Academy

Chef, Wild Dunes Resort


Professor, Columbia University Vice President, Macy’s Vice President, Morgan Stanley VP, Casual Design, Jones Apparel Group Jewelry Designer, Guess Asst. Principal-Viola, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra Fashion Historian, Conde Nast Publications Surgeon, East Stroudsburg Doctor, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia President, J.W. Hallahan H.S. Orthopedic Surgeon, University of Pennsylvania Professor, LaSalle University RN, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Assistant D.A., Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office Systems Engineer, Lockheed Martin Principal, Nazareth Academy

native of Northeast Philadelphia, Theresa Martin Golding, obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English from LaSalle University and a J.D. from the Law Center at Georgetown. Theresa was preceded at St. Hubert High School by her mother Kathryn Martin. After law s chool, Theresa joined her father and brother in the family law practice in Mayfair and strengthened her ties to the community during that time. Theresa left the practice of law to embark on her true vocation and is an accomplished author of six young adult and children’s books. Her first book, Kat’s Surrender, recalls her life growing up in Mayfair. Theresa credits her days at St. Hubert with giving her the educational base to pursue her goals.

Emphasis on the Arts


ith its four-year art and music

Academic Offerings

programs and numerous arts-centric

From the moment students begin their high school career, or at any point during their four years, they can choose fine arts or instrumental music electives. Music has long been one of our most popular options, and we train students of all experience levels in a every type of instrument. Our art department boasts a graphic design lab, and promising seniors can even take Advanced Placement Art for college credit.

extracurriculars, St. Hubert ensures that all students have the opportunity to enrich their lives through creative pursuits. Trained professionals guide the students’ instruction, nurturing a love and appreciation for the many disciplines that comprise the fine arts.

Arts After School The arts truly come alive at St. Hubert after the final bell has rung. Multiple after-school activities provide avenues for students to pursue their love of the arts. Girls can join our full symphonic orchestra, which performs at many school functions throughout the year. As of 2009, St. Hubert also became the first Diocesan high school to boast a full hand bell choir. St. Hubert is known for its talented musicians because each year, St. Hubert has the greatest

representation in the All-Catholic orchestra. Musically-inclined Bambies can also join chorus or the dance club. Aspiring writers are essential to our many publications, including our literary/art magazine, yearbook, and newspaper, and they can even pen scripts for the video yearbook and TV station. Actresses can hone their craft in the drama club, and they are encouraged to try out for the Fall Musical. This annual production brings together Bambies

from all areas of the arts, creating a memorable performance for their fellow students, alumnae, family, friends, and the surrounding community. In the spring, these clubs come together once again for the Spring Musicale and Fine Arts Festival, showcasing the creative talents of our students at one of the largest exhibits in the area. The annual student-run Talent Show is also sure to impress, with acts ranging from comedy to Irish dance.

An Extracurricular for Everyone


fter-school activities are a vital part of the high school experience. They’re

where students make new friends, explore a passion, broaden their interests, and become leaders. St. Hubert offers over 35 extracurriculars – great reasons to stay at school after the final bell rings! Activity Fairs held at the beginning of each semester allow our students to choose which activities suit them best. Our vast list of choices includes those focused on art, activism, spirituality, dance, foreign cultures, broadcasting, music, community service, creative writing, drama, journalism, and more.

We also encourage girls to create their own activity – all they need is a faculty or staff moderator and other students with common interests. Previous Bambies have founded some of our most popular clubs. Without a doubt, joining an activity is one of the best ways for students to discover who they are and find their unique place in the St. Hubert family!

• Promote our sports teams on the Athletic Association … • Deliver the news as a HubeTube anchor … • Work behind-the-scenes in Stage Crew … • Organize a clothing drive for Community Service Corps … • Play an instrument as an Orchestra member … • Represent St. Hubert with the Bambie Ambassadors … • Argue the case in Mock Trial … • Serve the school as a Student Council member …


t. Hubert is proud to be home to the largest women’s athletic program in Philadelphia, with 14 Varsity teams and 5 popular intramural sports. Participation encourages healthy competition and challenges girls to better themselves both physically and emotionally. It teaches students about commitment, teamwork, sacrifice, and self-discipline. No matter the season, our competitive and non-competitive options provide a sport for every girl, whether she is a star athlete or just wants to have fun. At St. Hubert, every Bambie is a vital part of her team. Our school has a long-standing reputation for athletic excellence, with many Catholic League Championship teams and approximately 60 AllCatholic athletes each year. The 20082009 season was also our first competing for city and state titles as part of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA). Our athletes’ energy, talent, and enthusiasm led to a great turnout for our school. It is no wonder that the St. Hubert Athletic Department produces athletes who earn full and partial athletic scholarships to Division I and II colleges and universities.

Active in Athletics Points of Pride Softball • 2008 & 2009 Catholic League Champions • 2009 PIAA District 12 (City) Champions • 2009 Top 8 elite team in the State of Pennsylvania Cross Country • Seven-time Philadelphia Catholic League Cross-Country Northern Division Champions from 2000 through 2006 • PIAA State Finalists Tennis • 2006 Catholic League Champions • 2008 Catholic League Finalists • PIAA Singles State Finalist Welcome to the Bambiedome!

On Being a Bambie “ I love the teachers at St. Hubert. They’re always finding ways to make class more interesting, and I know I can go to them if I have a question or need some extra help. But you never know how funny they are until you see them in Faculty Follies! ” “ Being able to begin taking Advanced Placement courses sophomore year is so helpful. I want to get as much college credit as possible, and between AP classes, the Diocesan Scholars program, the Dual Enrollment program, and Video Conferencing, I might even get a year’s worth of credits by the time I graduate. ” “ What I like best about St. Hubert is that I never feel like I have to dress up to come to school. I can be myself, and I don’t have to spend an hour in the morning doing my hair — unless I want to. Most of the time, I’d much rather sleep in! ” “ When I first came to St. Hubert, I thought I’d join one or two activities because it would look good on my college applications. But I had so much fun that I kept joining. There are tons to choose from, so I like to try something new every year. ” “ I made so many friends at St. Hubert. Some are in my classes and others are from Student Council, Bambie Ambassadors, or the basketball team. I love comparing rosters every August to see who has the same lunch period and who is in class with me.”

The Best of St. Hubert 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Our uniforms Faculty Follies St. Hubert Day Yummy cafeteria food Club & activity shirts Wednesday early dismissal Dress Down Days Rolling out of bed and coming to school 9. Spirit Night 10. Bambie!

Be a

part of something


For St. Hubert’s Brown and Gold For our faith that’s firm and bold With joy we pledge our strength and zeal To uphold our treasured seal. Armed with knowledge and with truth And the fire and courage of youth We dare to do, to live for you. Our Alma Mater true, our Alma Mater true.

St. Hubert Catholic High School for Girls 7320 Torresdale Avenue l Philadelphia, PA 19136 215-624-6840

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