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Overall
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Our Lady of Port Richmond Regional Catholic School
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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 LevelsPreK-8
  • Enrollment404
  • PrincipalSister Mary Ripp
  • Phone Number215-739-1920
  • School Emailinfo@ourladyofportrichmond.com
  • SEPTA RoutesBus (60), Trolley (15B)
  • Address 3233 East Thompson Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19134
  • NeighborhoodRichmond
  • Fax215-739-0519
  • Tuition$4,300 one child PreK; $4,400 one child; $7,600 two children; $7,950 three or more children plus $170 registration fee
  • Application DeadlineNovember 1st, 2018
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Mission

Our Lady of Port Richmond Regional Catholic School forms Catholic students to be full and practicing members of the Church, is a center of evangelization that calls all to live fully the message of Jesus Christ, and is a center of academic excellence...

Our Lady of Port Richmond Regional Catholic School forms Catholic students to be full and practicing members of the Church, is a center of evangelization that calls all to live fully the message of Jesus Christ, and is a center of academic excellence that rigorously prepares students to be contributing members of the global community.

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Points of Pride

- 17 Neumann Scholars (full high school tuition scholarship award) - 3 St. John Vianney Scholars - The Children's Literacy Initiative® in Pre-K and Kindergarten - New student welcome grants - Grade 8 Catholic High School Matching Starter...

- 17 Neumann Scholars (full high school tuition scholarship award) - 3 St. John Vianney Scholars - The Children's Literacy Initiative® in Pre-K and Kindergarten - New student welcome grants - Grade 8 Catholic High School Matching Starter Scholarships - Specialized teachers for art, music, physical education, Spanish, technology, library and honors math - Resource rooms for reading and math - Curriculum-enhancing programs like Simple Solutions and Lab Learner - Optimal amenities such as a college-level science lab and full-service library of over 6,000 titles, including a reference room led by a degree-holding librarian - TECH Kids Program: all students in grades 4 to 8 have iPad minis and Apple TV - TECH Kids Junior program for grades pre-K3 to grade 3: all classrooms equipped with an iPad and Apple TV - Technology program includes Apple iPads, full computer lab with newly updated computers, SMART Boards in every classroom. - Philadelphia School Partnership Grant 2016 - 1st and 2nd place Varsity and JV performances in March Madness Academic Competition in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 - Grant funding providing over $19,000 in new music instruments, art media and studio furnishings, and physical education equipment - Newly renovated gym floor and stage - Additional classrooms added to accommodate increasing enrollment in pre-K3 through 3rd grade - Newly renovated annex to the school - School Board of Specified Jurisdiction comprised of both industry and community leaders dedicated to the mission and future of our school - Active home/school board of over 25 members committed to fund-raising and connecting the home/school community - Active CYO sports teams for soccer, baseball, softball and basketball - Reading Olympics - After-school clubs and activities including Drama Club and Dance - Free breakfast; free lunch - Internal and external financial aid programs - Active student council

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Admissions Policy

Interested applicants should visit our website to submit an application online. Applicants are also encouraged to schedule a school tour.

Interested applicants should visit our website to submit an application online. Applicants are also encouraged to schedule a school tour.

Safety & Culture

To maintain a positive and safe learning environment, we continue to use a video surveillance system at the front door of the school, accompanied by an intercom and security-grade doors. There is no direct access to the school building from any...

To maintain a positive and safe learning environment, we continue to use a video surveillance system at the front door of the school, accompanied by an intercom and security-grade doors. There is no direct access to the school building from any entrance way and there are two-way PA systems in all classrooms to allow for optimal communication. Additionally, we continue to administer lockdown and shelter-in-place drills.

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Accreditations & Honors

Middle States Accreditation

Middle States Accreditation

School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 2%
White 81.3%
Hispanic 4.3%
Asian 2.3%
Other 10.1%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 51.7%
Male Students 48.3%

Special Education

Special Ed 11.6%

Gifted Education

Gifted 8.7%

English Language Learners

English Language Learner 1.2%

Students Per Grade

Enrollment Pre K
66
Kindergarten Students
49
1st Grade Students
50
2nd Grade Students
47
3rd Grade Students
44
4th Grade Students
41
5th Grade Students
26
6th Grade Students
25
7th Grade Students
24
8th Grade Students
32
Total Students
404

Activities & Programs

Arts Programs

  • Choir,
  • Dance,
  • School Plays,
  • School Musicals,
  • Literature

Sports Programs

  • Basketball,
  • Soccer,
  • Baseball,
  • Softball,
  • Dance,
  • Girls Basketball,
  • Girls Soccer,
  • Sports Other

Other Sports

Physical education; CYO Sports including: Baseball, Basketball, Softball, and Soccer; Nutrition and Fitness Club

Physical education; CYO Sports including: Baseball, Basketball, Softball, and Soccer; Nutrition and Fitness Club

Other Activities

Physical education; CYO Service; Nutrition and Fitness Club; Book Club; Yearbook; Student Council After school dance program; Extended Day tutoring; After School CARES program; Reading Olympics; Academic Competitions

Physical education; CYO Service; Nutrition and Fitness Club; Book Club; Yearbook; Student Council After school dance program; Extended Day tutoring; After School CARES program; Reading Olympics; Academic Competitions

Language Programs

  • Spanish,
  • Additional Languages

Parent Programs

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

Parent Involvement

Student holiday activities and classroom assistance

Student holiday activities and classroom assistance

Before and After Care

  • Before Care,
  • After Care,
  • Extended Programming

Other

Awards: Excellence in Education by The Neumann Scholars and St. John Vianny Scholars Program. Certificate of Recognition as WWP Supporter. Certificates of Appreciation and Service from The Ladies of Port Richmond Other: Student Choir, Music...

Awards: Excellence in Education by The Neumann Scholars and St. John Vianny Scholars Program. Certificate of Recognition as WWP Supporter. Certificates of Appreciation and Service from The Ladies of Port Richmond Other: Student Choir, Music Instruments Program, Portside Arts Center Afterschool Program, Student Production, Annual Art Show, Playground Partnership, Out of School Time Partnership, Full Catapult Support Staff, Marketing and Development Programs, Participation in Learning Earnings Positive Reinforcement Program, Participation in TerraCycle Recycling Program.

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