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Maternity B.V.M. School
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School Details

  • School TypePrivate Catholic
  • Grade LevelsPreK-8
  • Enrollment489
  • PrincipalMrs. Mary Zawisza
  • Phone Number215-673-0235
  • SEPTA RoutesBus (58, 88)
  • Address 9322 Old Bustleton Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19115
  • NeighborhoodBustleton
  • Fax215-671-1347
  • Tuition$2,400 - $3,400 plus $100 registration fee
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Mission

Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary School provides students with the tools needed to become successful citizens in the global community. Keeping Mary as our model, we encourage students to say, "yes" to God. Our vision is to BE the...

Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary School provides students with the tools needed to become successful citizens in the global community. Keeping Mary as our model, we encourage students to say, "yes" to God. Our vision is to BE the Change, VIEW, the Goodness and MAKE a Difference.

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Points of Pride

* Our students take the Terra Nova Standardized Test, which is a NATIONAL TEST. Our school DOES NOT TAKE the local PSSA Standardized test that the Public Schools administer. * 80% of our graduates go on to a diocesan or private Catholic high school....

* Our students take the Terra Nova Standardized Test, which is a NATIONAL TEST. Our school DOES NOT TAKE the local PSSA Standardized test that the Public Schools administer. * 80% of our graduates go on to a diocesan or private Catholic high school. *Over $240,000 in scholarships and grants for the class of 2017. *Last year, we had a Neumann Scholar and three JCC Achievement awardees recognized by the Connelly Foundation for outstanding accomplishment. *Our well-rounded curriculum that includes Spanish, physical education, music, a new Media Center and technology in addition to the standard academic subjects. *Strong commitment to technology: classroom sets of iPads and Chromebooks, laptops, Smart Boards, iMac Lab and MOST RECENTLY, our new edition of a Media Center. *Monthly elective courses range from gardening to sign language to origami to cooking in the classroom. *Annual father/daughter dance and mother/son events. *Active Home and School Association. *After-school CARES program and a free 7 a.m. drop-off in cafeteria for students in kindergarten through 8th grade. *Online Mathletics Program. *Remediation in Math and Reading through CORA and Title 1 services. *In grades 5 to 8, we have an Advanced Math Class that also serves as a satellite classroom to three other schools. *Philly Dancing Classroom (Ballroom Dancing) for our Fifth Graders AND School of Rock Dance for our Third and Fourth Graders. *Weekly Student Video Broadcast - see our website! *Strong CYO Program *Strong Alumni Committee *Student Leadership Programs *Performing Arts: Band, Choir and Play Production (in the Spring).

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Admissions Policy

1. Parents must submit a birth certificate at registration, along with record of immunizations. If the student is Catholic, a copy of the baptismal certificate is needed. 2. There is a $100 Registration Fee per student. 3. Every student in grades 2...

1. Parents must submit a birth certificate at registration, along with record of immunizations. If the student is Catholic, a copy of the baptismal certificate is needed. 2. There is a $100 Registration Fee per student. 3. Every student in grades 2 to 8 must meet with the Principal for an interview. 4. Please call 215-908-3329 on weekdays between 8 AM and 4 PM to set up a tour and learn more about the educational experience at Maternity BVM School.

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Safety & Culture

Maternity BVM School recognizes and respects the individual child for the gifts and talents they bring to our learning environment. We pride ourselves on accepting children on various levels and with many different academic needs. Our students and...

Maternity BVM School recognizes and respects the individual child for the gifts and talents they bring to our learning environment. We pride ourselves on accepting children on various levels and with many different academic needs. Our students and faculty are accepting of everyone and live out our mission statement in word and deed: We are the Change, we see the goodness and we make a difference.

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Accreditations & Honors

Middle States Accreditation, recent May, 2017

Middle States Accreditation, recent May, 2017

School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 7.1%
White 61.5%
Hispanic 8.8%
Asian 18.8%
Other 3.9%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 46.5%
Male Students 53.5%

Students Per Grade

Enrollment Pre K
18
Kindergarten Students
53
1st Grade Students
56
2nd Grade Students
53
3rd Grade Students
64
4th Grade Students
57
5th Grade Students
44
6th Grade Students
53
7th Grade Students
48
8th Grade Students
43
Total Students
489

Safety Incidents

Incidents Per 100 Students
0.3

Academics

AP Class Offerings

  • AP Class Other

Activities & Programs

Arts Programs

  • Vocal,
  • Instrumental,
  • Choir,
  • Literature,
  • Film,
  • Other

Sports Programs

  • Basketball,
  • Soccer,
  • Baseball,
  • Softball,
  • Track and Field,
  • Cheerleading,
  • Girls Track and Field,
  • Girls Soccer,
  • Sports Other

Other Sports

All sports are available for students in grades 3 to 8. CYO offers soccer, basketball, swimming, track, baseball and softball.

All sports are available for students in grades 3 to 8. CYO offers soccer, basketball, swimming, track, baseball and softball.

Language Programs

  • Spanish,
  • Additional Languages

Parent Programs

  • Parents Home and School Association,
  • Parents Classroom Volunteers

Parent Involvement

We welcome parent volunteers in our school in many capacities. The Home & School Board serves hot lunch to the students two days per week. They work tirelessly to help fund special projects to enhance the learning experience for our students....

We welcome parent volunteers in our school in many capacities. The Home & School Board serves hot lunch to the students two days per week. They work tirelessly to help fund special projects to enhance the learning experience for our students. Parents are welcome to help in the cafeteria, out in the schoolyard during lunch recess and in a classroom, as long as they have the correct clearances.

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Before and After Care

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

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