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Overall
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Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls
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Overall
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Math
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Science
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School Incidents
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Reading
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Attendance
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College Bound
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School Details

  • School TypePrivate Catholic
  • Grade Levels9-12
  • Enrollment495
  • PrincipalSister Sister Kathleen Klarich, RSM
  • Phone Number215-455-6900
  • SEPTA RoutesBSL (Hunting Park), Bus (4, 53, 56)
  • Address 1000 West Lycoming Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19140
  • NeighborhoodHunting Park
  • Fax215-329-0478
  • Tuition$8,050 (Catholic students); $8,300 (Non-Catholic students)
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Mission

Rooted in the Gospel of Jesus and guided by St. Therese’s spirituality of simple, loving service, Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls, a welcoming and diverse community, empowers young women to develop their God-given potential, to deepen...

Rooted in the Gospel of Jesus and guided by St. Therese’s spirituality of simple, loving service, Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls, a welcoming and diverse community, empowers young women to develop their God-given potential, to deepen faith and to grow in awareness of moral responsibilities to one another and to the global community through a comprehensive program which promotes academic excellence, integrity and generous service.

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Points of Pride

Deeply rooted school spirit; loyal, generous alumnae; welcoming, nurturing multicultural Christian community. Strong, extensive academic, athletic (14 sports), extracurricular, club (41 clubs) and service programs. Established, respected Fine Arts...

Deeply rooted school spirit; loyal, generous alumnae; welcoming, nurturing multicultural Christian community. Strong, extensive academic, athletic (14 sports), extracurricular, club (41 clubs) and service programs. Established, respected Fine Arts program: 4-year Studio Art, Instrumental and Vocal Music programs; 2-year Graphic Design program; annual Musical show, Christmas and Spring Concerts, School and Archdiocesan Art Exhibits; Fine Arts Building. Comprehensive World Language program: 4-year Spanish, Chinese, French; 1-year, Latin. Class of 2018 earned $24.3 million in Academic Scholarships and University Grants.

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Admissions Policy

Little Flower has an open enrollment policy. Students who graduate from any grade school are eligible to apply for admission. All applicants complete application materials. Incoming 9th-grade students from Catholic grade school: successful completion...

Little Flower has an open enrollment policy. Students who graduate from any grade school are eligible to apply for admission. All applicants complete application materials. Incoming 9th-grade students from Catholic grade school: successful completion of 8th grade. Incoming 9th-grade students and upper class transfer students from public/charter/private schools: successful completion of previous school year, most recent report card, standardized testing results, mastery skills test and interview. All students will take High School Placement Test.

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Safety & Culture

The Little Flower community is rooted in Gospel values and founded on principles of respect and concern for one another. Teachers/administrators/staff are tutors, moderators, mentors. Clubs/activities enhance social functioning/interaction; guest...

The Little Flower community is rooted in Gospel values and founded on principles of respect and concern for one another. Teachers/administrators/staff are tutors, moderators, mentors. Clubs/activities enhance social functioning/interaction; guest speakers cover topics ranging from personal safety to healthy relationships. Emergency drills are scheduled/monitored by administration and police/fire departments. Administration and SEPTA work together to provide/maintain safe transport to/from school. Van Service is available to and from Roxborough and Manayunk areas.

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Accreditations & Honors

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Accreditation December 1, 2017 - December 1, 2024

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Accreditation December 1, 2017 - December 1, 2024

School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 21.9%
White 51.1%
Hispanic 20.8%
Asian 4.9%
Other 1.2%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 100%

Special Education

Special Ed 1.1%

English Language Learners

English Language Learner 1.4%

Students Per Grade

9th Grade Students
118
10th Grade Students
110
11th Grade Students
130
12th Grade Students
137
Total Students
495

School Incidents

Incidents Per 100 Students
3

Academics

College Rate

College Rate 86%

AP Class Offerings

  • Biology,
  • Calculus AB,
  • English Language,
  • English Literature,
  • European History,
  • Politics,
  • US History,
  • AP Class Other

Activities & Programs

Arts Programs

  • Vocal,
  • Instrumental,
  • Visual Arts,
  • Choir,
  • Other Vocal,
  • School Musicals,
  • Jazz,
  • Orchestra,
  • Other

Sports Programs

  • Softball,
  • Cross Country,
  • Cheerleading,
  • Girls Basketball,
  • Bowling,
  • Field Hockey,
  • Girls Golf,
  • Girls Track and Field,
  • Girls Indoor Track,
  • Girls Lacrosse,
  • Girls Soccer,
  • Girls Tennis,
  • Girls Volleyball,
  • Sports Other

Other Sports

Swimming Team

Swimming Team

Other Activities

Student Government Association, Community Service Corps., LF Ambassadors, National Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Mock-Trial, Model UN, Mathletes, Newspaper, Yearbook, Literary Publication, Orchestra, Choir, Annual School Musical, Art...

Student Government Association, Community Service Corps., LF Ambassadors, National Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Mock-Trial, Model UN, Mathletes, Newspaper, Yearbook, Literary Publication, Orchestra, Choir, Annual School Musical, Art Exhibits, Christmas and Spring Concerts, Sea Perch Underwater Robotics, and 41 clubs.

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Electives

Chemistry 2, Genetics, Forensics, American Law, Latin-Language of the Church, Statistics, Related Arts, Communication Skills, Personal Finance & Business Law, Entrepreneurship, Reading Enrichment, Success Center Variety of online electives are...

Chemistry 2, Genetics, Forensics, American Law, Latin-Language of the Church, Statistics, Related Arts, Communication Skills, Personal Finance & Business Law, Entrepreneurship, Reading Enrichment, Success Center Variety of online electives are available via partnership with Jesuit Virtual learning Academy (JVLA), include: AP Psychology, AP Art History, AP Music Theory, Principles of Engineering and Astronomy.

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Language Programs

  • French,
  • Spanish,
  • Chinese,
  • Latin,
  • Additional Languages

Parent Programs

  • Parents Home and School Association

Parent Involvement

Parental support of school activities is demonstrated by their service to Home & School Association, the Middle States Committee, and assistance with dances, athletics, concerts, school musical and open houses. By acting as chaperones,...

Parental support of school activities is demonstrated by their service to Home & School Association, the Middle States Committee, and assistance with dances, athletics, concerts, school musical and open houses. By acting as chaperones, refreshment stand moderators, costume, prop and make-up assistants, building play sets and giving tours, parents and guardians give service to the school community, thereby strengthening the bond between parents, faculty/staff and students.

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