Welcome to the Drexel Neumann Academy Development Website
Empowered by the witness and lives of St. Katharine Drexel and St. John Neumann, we are committed to providing a Catholic elementary school education in a multicultural environment to the children of Chester. Franciscan spirituality and diversified instruction will promote an environment, which recognizes the giftedness of each child
Drexel Neumann Academy Founders
We are grateful for the leadership and support of Neumann University, the
Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Saint Katharine Drexel Parish, and the Sisters
of Saint Francis of Philadelphia who founded Drexel Neumann Academy in 2005.
DNA continues to serve as a model of collaboration and success in the
Archdiocese of Philadelphia and across the country!
Sisters of Saint Francis of Philadelphia
Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Saint Katharine Drexel Parish
2015 Robert Moleyneux SJ Award
At an event on January 22, 2015, Saint Joseph's University honored visionary leaders in Catholic Education as part of their annual celebration of Catholic Schools Week. Sister Maggie, Gannon, OSF and Sister Cathy McGowan, SSJ were recipients of the 2015 Robert Moleyneux SJ Award. The Robert Melyneux S.J. Award is given each year "to a Philadelphia educator who has made exceptional advances in innovation and efficacy for Catholic schools".
This year's award was presented to Sister Maggie and Sister Cathy, recognizing their sustained commitment to providing a Quality Catholic education in a Franciscan tradition to the children of Chester. H. Edward Hanway, Drexel Neumann Academy, Chairman of the Board and Dr. Rosalie Mirenda, President of Neumann University addressed those gathered at this wonderful event and acknowledged their accomplishments and their endless dedication to the students of Drexel Neumann Academy.