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Math
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Reading
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Attendance
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School Details

  • School TypePrivate Catholic
  • Grade LevelsPreK-8
  • Enrollment428
  • PrincipalMs. Katie Wardlow
  • Phone Number215-842-1266
  • School Emailsecretary@depaulcatholicschool.org
  • SEPTA RoutesBus (23, H, XH)
  • Address 44 West Logan Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19144
  • NeighborhoodEast Germantown
  • TuitionTuition is based upon family income and ranges between $150 to $450 per month (or, $1,500-$4,500 per year) after applying for financial aid/scholarships.
  • Application DeadlineJuly 31st, 2017
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Mission

The DePaul Catholic School is an innovative urban elementary school dedicated to carrying out the legacy of St. Vincent dePaul by empowering students to be life long learners, leaders and servants who build the kingdom of God.

The DePaul Catholic School is an innovative urban elementary school dedicated to carrying out the legacy of St. Vincent dePaul by empowering students to be life long learners, leaders and servants who build the kingdom of God.

Points of Pride

The DePaul Catholic School is proud to be part of the Independence Mission School network. We are the first school on the East Coast to host Blended Learning, a program developed by nationally recognized educational consulting firm Seton Education...

The DePaul Catholic School is proud to be part of the Independence Mission School network. We are the first school on the East Coast to host Blended Learning, a program developed by nationally recognized educational consulting firm Seton Education Partners. Blended Learning is an educational model that combines small group instruction with computer based individual work for each student. This system helps each student learn at his or her own speed. The computer system collects information about student progress in real-time and produces data that teachers can use immediately to tailor lessons for each child. As a result, teachers are able to differentiate to a degree that has never been possible before. Our Blended Learning program represents a massive investment in the technological infrastructure of DePaul Catholic. Since 2013, more than $750,000 in grants and philanthropic funding have helped create this program. We are happy to say that our academic results have exceeded our expectations. Not only are our students growing faster than ever before, but they are even outpacing peers at some of the most well-funded and sophisticated elementary schools in the country. 2. Academics: Our graduates attend some of the most academically challenging schools such as: Merion Mercy Academy, St. Joseph's Preparatory, Holy Ghost Preparatory, LaSalle College High School, Mount St. Joseph Academy, Chestnut Hill Academy, Cristo Rey High School, Little Flower High School for Girls, Bishop McDevitt High School, Hallahan High School for Girls, and Roman Catholic High School. 3. Our graduating class of 8th grade students are scoring like juniors in high school in Reading, Language and Math on the TerraNovas. The 2016-17 graduating class of 33 students were awarded over $150,000 in scholarships. 4. Wilson Reading Program in grades K - 2. 5. Springboard summer reading advancement program for students up to a 3rd grade reading level. Students in Summer 2017 achieved a 2.4 month reading growth in just 5 weeks. 6. Dancing Classrooms Philadelphia provides classical ballroom instruction for our 5th graders in the Fall trimester. Our teams have won 1st place for the past two years in the Philadelphia city-wide competition.

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Admissions Policy

We welcome students of all faiths, from any location in the city of Philadelphia. For admission to Pre-K3, students must be 3 years old by September 1 and fully potty-trained; for admission to Pre-K4, students must be 4 years old by September 1. For...

We welcome students of all faiths, from any location in the city of Philadelphia. For admission to Pre-K3, students must be 3 years old by September 1 and fully potty-trained; for admission to Pre-K4, students must be 4 years old by September 1. For admission to kindergarten, students must be 5 years old by September 1. For admission to first grade, students must be 6 years old by September 1. Each student needs the following: Birth certificate A current immunization record School District Physical and Dental Examination Forms The most recent report card A teacher recommendation form Developmental health questionnaire School visit and grade level assessment

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Safety & Culture

At the core of the DePaul Catholic School experience is academics. Everything our school does is ultimately geared to support the intellectual, emotional, and spiritual growth of our students. Highlights of the academic program at DePaul include the...

At the core of the DePaul Catholic School experience is academics. Everything our school does is ultimately geared to support the intellectual, emotional, and spiritual growth of our students. Highlights of the academic program at DePaul include the Academy Model, Blended Learning, and our Wilson Phonics and Reading program in grades K-2. The Academy Model groups students of similar age and promotes a common sense of identity and set of goals. Academies fosters collaboration among teachers for similarly aged students. This structure reflects our commitment to individualized instruction in small learning communities. Kindergarten through Second Grade: The Franciscan Academy: Peace, Justice, and Reconciliation in the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi In the Franciscan Academy we recognize each child as a gift from God. In the spirit of the Catholic faith and of St. Francis of Assisi we seek to immerse students in the values of peace, justice and reconciliation. Utilizing an engaging curriculum, we are committed to helping each child achieve his/her academic, spiritual and social potential. Third through Fifth Grade: The Marilliac Academy: Character, Compassion, and Community in the spirit of St. Louise de Marilliac In the Marillac Academy we are committed to the vision of St. Louise de Marillac that each child can achieve their highest potential in mind, body, and spirit. The Academy works to expand the community of educators to include family, parishioners and neighbors. We honor the compassionate vision of St. Louise de Marillac by encouraging and fostering service experiences throughout the year. Sixth through Eighth Grade: The Vincentian Academy: Learning, Christian Leadership, and Service in the Spirit of St. Vincent de Paul In the Vincentian Academy our mission is to assist families in the total educational development of their child in the Vincentian tradition of service and excellence. We are committed to helping students reach their full potential spiritually, academically, and socially by requiring them to exhibit focus and determination. We are a community modeling Jesus Christ and are called to demonstrate discipline, responsibility, leadership, and the sharing of our God given gifts.

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Accreditations & Honors

Middle States Accreditation, Churchill Institute for Leadership and Development, University of Pennsylvania Distributed Leadership Program.

Middle States Accreditation, Churchill Institute for Leadership and Development, University of Pennsylvania Distributed Leadership Program.

School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 93.7%
White 0.3%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 0.3%
Other 4.8%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 55.9%
Male Students 44.1%

Special Education

Special Ed 3%

Students Per Grade

Enrollment Pre K
32
Kindergarten Students
65
1st Grade Students
56
2nd Grade Students
54
3rd Grade Students
50
4th Grade Students
43
5th Grade Students
45
6th Grade Students
28
7th Grade Students
29
8th Grade Students
26
Total Students
428

School Incidents

Incidents Per 100 Students
1.1

Activities & Programs

Arts Programs

  • Vocal,
  • Visual Arts,
  • Dance Instr,
  • Choir,
  • Dance,
  • School Plays,
  • Poetry,
  • Literature,
  • Other

Sports Programs

  • Basketball,
  • Girls Basketball,
  • Sports Other

Other Sports

Chess Club, Girls on the Run Philly

Chess Club, Girls on the Run Philly

Other Activities

Reading Olympics, Student Council, Student Ambassadors, Science Fair, Field Day, Black History Month Potluck, Turkey Bowl, Field Day, Class Trips, Guest Artists/Traveling Education Programs and Performances

Reading Olympics, Student Council, Student Ambassadors, Science Fair, Field Day, Black History Month Potluck, Turkey Bowl, Field Day, Class Trips, Guest Artists/Traveling Education Programs and Performances

Language Programs

  • Spanish

Parent Programs

  • Parents Home and School Association,
  • Parents Classroom Volunteers,
  • Parents After School Volunteers

Before and After Care

  • Before Care,
  • After Care,
  • Extended Day,
  • Extended Programming

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