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Tom Farren, Sr., Ed.D., Principal

Dr. Farren comes to Holy Spirit High School from Saint Joseph’s Preparatory School in Philadelphia, where he has served in many capacities since 2000, most recently as Internal Coordinator for Middle States Accreditation, Director of Pre-Prep Tutoring Program, and Spanish Instructor.


In prior years, Dr. Farren was rugby head coach, chair of the Modern Language Department and assistant director of Campus Ministry at St. Joe’s Prep. He is also a former member of the Abington Township Board of Commissioners in Abington, Pa., and has held adjunct professor positions at Montgomery County Community College and Chestnut Hill College.


“As Principal, I look forward to supporting the already great work of the faculty and staff of Holy Spirit High School and continuing that work, challenged by Pope Francis to educate our students with a values-based Catholic education,” said Dr. Farren.


Specifically, Dr. Farren says he looks forward to continuing the school’s work to

  • engage students where they are as they develop critical analytical skills that will prepare them with grace and understanding to give and to serve;
  • focus on the holistic development of each student academically, emotionally, and socially in the Catholic paradigm of love and mercy;
  • empower teachers to continue to develop as scholar practitioners, deepening their lessons and enhancing their engagement with students;
  • promote and to celebrate the achievements of our students in the classroom, in the arts, in athletics, and in service to others.