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Our Lady of Calvary School
9
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 LevelsPreK-8
  • Waiting List SizePK3 - 0 PK4 - 0
  • Enrollment938
  • PrincipalSr Mildred Chesnavage
  • Phone Number215-637-1648
  • SEPTA RoutesBus (67, 84)
  • Address 11023 Kipling Lane
    Philadelphia, PA 19154
  • NeighborhoodWest Toresdale
  • Tuition$2750.00 - $3300.00
  • Application DeadlineMarch 15th, 2018
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Mission

Our Lady of Calvary School provides an educational program that emphasizes academic and moral excellence for the purpose of fulfilling the promise of each student's God-given spiritual and intellectual gifts in service to others.

Our Lady of Calvary School provides an educational program that emphasizes academic and moral excellence for the purpose of fulfilling the promise of each student's God-given spiritual and intellectual gifts in service to others.

Points of Pride

Our supportive families and parishioners who continue to have confidence in our Catholic School system. Our dedicated and caring faculty, most of whom go that extra mile for our students and their families. The foresight of our administration to...

Our supportive families and parishioners who continue to have confidence in our Catholic School system. Our dedicated and caring faculty, most of whom go that extra mile for our students and their families. The foresight of our administration to strengthen enrollment by fostering a productive preschool program.

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Admissions Policy

Interested students must submit an application to the school. Contact the main office for more information.

Interested students must submit an application to the school. Contact the main office for more information.

Safety & Culture

Teachers bond with students and families at an open house during the first week of school and continue with consistent communication via e-mail throughout the school year, informing parents of positive and negative behavior. Monthly letters from the...

Teachers bond with students and families at an open house during the first week of school and continue with consistent communication via e-mail throughout the school year, informing parents of positive and negative behavior. Monthly letters from the principal & helpful inserts, e.g. Firm, Fair, Consistent, & Home & School packets are included in the Parent Communication Folder. Student behavior is awarded with a Scholar Dollar Day at the end of the school year.

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Accreditations & Honors

Middle States accreditation; $4000.00 winner of the TruMark Kiss a Pig Contest; NFL Play60 Health competition recipient; Honors Math Program; recent graduating class of 82 students earning over $325,000.00 in scholarships and awards. Since 1995,...

Middle States accreditation; $4000.00 winner of the TruMark Kiss a Pig Contest; NFL Play60 Health competition recipient; Honors Math Program; recent graduating class of 82 students earning over $325,000.00 in scholarships and awards. Since 1995, our school has had 27 graduates earn full scholarships to archdiocesan high schools.

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School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 2%
White 90.1%
Hispanic 4.9%
Asian 1.8%
Other 1.1%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 50.1%
Male Students 49.9%

Special Education

Special Ed 9%

Students Per Grade

Enrollment Pre K
133
Kindergarten Students
93
1st Grade Students
114
2nd Grade Students
83
3rd Grade Students
101
4th Grade Students
88
5th Grade Students
103
6th Grade Students
86
7th Grade Students
70
8th Grade Students
67
Total Students
938

Activities & Programs

Arts Programs

  • Vocal,
  • Instrumental,
  • Visual Arts,
  • Choir,
  • Ceramics

Sports Programs

  • Football,
  • Basketball,
  • Soccer,
  • Baseball,
  • Softball,
  • Track and Field,
  • Gymnastics,
  • Cross Country,
  • Cheerleading

Other Activities

Art classes, Boy & Girl Scouts, Junior Achievement Program, Shalom, Rocket Club, Science Explorers, Tech Crew, Chess Club, Summer Enrichment, Camp Calvary (Summer program).

Art classes, Boy & Girl Scouts, Junior Achievement Program, Shalom, Rocket Club, Science Explorers, Tech Crew, Chess Club, Summer Enrichment, Camp Calvary (Summer program).

Electives

High School Prep classes & Honors/Accelerated Math classes.

High School Prep classes & Honors/Accelerated Math classes.

Language Programs

  • Spanish

Parent Programs

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

Parent Involvement

Chaperoning class trips.

Chaperoning class trips.

Before and After Care

  • Before Care,
  • After Care,
  • Extended Programming

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