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Principal's Message

My name is William Schilling and I have the honor and privilege to be your school’s new principal.  I am sure you know this is an exciting time for all of us. I truly look forward to starting this journey with you.  I am eager to work together to ensure our students are receiving a state of the art education that is both rigorous and challenging but also flexible and empowering.

I believe this is a new day for Catholic Education but particularly for Father Judge High School. We will hold fast to the traditions and rich history of our school; however, as your school’s leader, it is critical that our school provides our young men a superior education, designed to not only promote scholarship, but also to formulate competent and capable stewards within our community.  With a focus on innovative programs, diversified curriculum, 21st century STEM skills, as well as social and emotional learning, it is my goal to create a learning experience for our students that sets them apart from all others.  We are already successful; however, we must never rest upon our laurels.  As the educational leader of the school, my promise to you is to ensure that your son will receive an education that is comparable to, if not better than, any premier public or private institution in Philadelphia and beyond.

As the school leader, it is my hope that we can instill upon the young men of Father Judge a sense of moral and ethical responsibility as we live by the words of St. Francis DeSales… “Be who you are and be that well.” Holding true to our faith, our students will feel safe and confident in a learning environment that is rich in Catholic values, support, fairness, and equality. They will be free to take creative risks and confident to be who they are. We will respect each other, support and cherish our differences, but most importantly become unified as one!

As parents, you have entrusted me with the ultimate responsibility - your son. I do not take that lightly. In fact, I value that responsibility greatly and view it as a blessing. You will soon see that your investment in Catholic education, particularly Father Judge High School, is worthwhile and tremendously advantageous to the future of your child.

Together, our partnership will ensure the success of each individual student and also the legacy and history of Father Judge High School.

It is a new day! A day of hope and excitement.  Our unified vision, mission, and purpose will ignite our spirit and energize our learning community. Our children deserve nothing less. I am optimistic and enthusiastically anticipating the opportunity to work with all of you.  Most importantly, I am eager to formulate relationships with each of you so that Father Judge may provide a personalized educational experience for your son.