Since March 13, 2020, students from pre-kindergarten to doctoral candidates have taken to remote schooling due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the Philadelphia region, public school districts are just now, a little over a year later, opening their doors back open to in-person instruction. Luckily, Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia returned to in-person instruction September, 2020 with no in-school COVID-19 spread. This proves to those looking for in-person instruction, Catholic schools successfully met the COVID19 educational challenge with the answer to families in need of an open school.
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has proved over the last year their ability to provide the best education to students despite the unprecedented obstacle of COVID-19. The last year certainly has been a year of challenges, simply put. While public school districts in the surrounding area have debated how and when to reopen, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia developed and followed a plan, successfully making the return to a full week of in-person instruction (with a virtual option available) since September.