The Hill-Freedman World Academy in Northwest Philadelphia was honored Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Education as a National Blue Ribbon School.
This is the second time the selective-admission school has been awarded a Blue Ribbon, with the first being in 2006. It is the only District school to receive the award this year.
“The School District of Philadelphia is tremendously proud of Hill-Freedman World Academy on achieving this great honor,” said Superintendent William Hite in a statement. “Winning a National Blue Ribbon School Award once is quite an accomplishment; winning the award twice is an exceptional feat. This is a wonderful day for the Hill-Freedman school community. On behalf of the entire District, I congratulate Principal Anthony Majewski and all students, faculty members and families.”