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Overall
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St. Anselm 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
  • Waiting List Size4
  • Enrollment256
  • PrincipalMrs. Geraldine Murphy
  • Phone Number215-632-1133
  • SEPTA RoutesBus (20)
  • Address 12650 Dunks Ferry Road
    Philadelphia, PA 19154
  • NeighborhoodWest Toresdale
  • Tuition$3,350 - $4,500 plus $50 registration fee
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Mission

By recognizing the dignity of its students and teachers through their unique gifts and talents, St. Anselm Catholic School strives to provide academic excellence in an environment permeated with the Gospel message of Jesus Christ.

By recognizing the dignity of its students and teachers through their unique gifts and talents, St. Anselm Catholic School strives to provide academic excellence in an environment permeated with the Gospel message of Jesus Christ.

Points of Pride

96% of our students continue their education in Catholic high schools or Catholic academies. Our school has had six Neumann Scholars in its history, the most recent in 2013. These students receive a full four-year scholarship to the Catholic high...

96% of our students continue their education in Catholic high schools or Catholic academies. Our school has had six Neumann Scholars in its history, the most recent in 2013. These students receive a full four-year scholarship to the Catholic high school of their choice. The class of 2017 earned $93,000 in scholarships and awards for high school. The school principal has been named a Distinguished Administrator by the Office of Catholic Education.

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Admissions Policy

Must live within the boundaries of St. Anselm Parish. Must be 3 by September 1st for PK3, must be 4 by September 1st for PK4, must be 5 by September 1st for kindergarten, and must be 6 by September 1st for 1st grade. Contact the school for more...

Must live within the boundaries of St. Anselm Parish. Must be 3 by September 1st for PK3, must be 4 by September 1st for PK4, must be 5 by September 1st for kindergarten, and must be 6 by September 1st for 1st grade. Contact the school for more information about the admissions process.

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Safety & Culture

Active Home and School Association. Our school continues to work on its strategic plan as outlined in its Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges self-study.

Active Home and School Association. Our school continues to work on its strategic plan as outlined in its Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges self-study.

Accreditations & Honors

Saint Anselm Catholic School has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges since 1985. Reaccreditation took place every ten years until 2006 when the association changed the length of time for reaccreditation to seven...

Saint Anselm Catholic School has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges since 1985. Reaccreditation took place every ten years until 2006 when the association changed the length of time for reaccreditation to seven years for all schools. Reaccreditation was awarded to Saint Anselm Catholic School in May, 2013.

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School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 1.6%
White 86.3%
Hispanic 0.8%
Asian 0.4%
Other 10.8%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 52.6%
Male Students 47.4%

Students Per Grade

Enrollment Pre K
27
Kindergarten Students
30
1st Grade Students
19
2nd Grade Students
27
3rd Grade Students
25
4th Grade Students
21
5th Grade Students
32
6th Grade Students
22
7th Grade Students
31
8th Grade Students
22
Total Students
256

Activities & Programs

Arts Programs

  • Instrumental,
  • Theater,
  • Dance Instr,
  • Choir,
  • Dance,
  • School Plays,
  • School Musicals,
  • Poetry,
  • Other

Sports Programs

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

Other Activities

Calligraphy Club; Yoga Club; Math Club; Book Club; Philadelphia Reading Olympics

Calligraphy Club; Yoga Club; Math Club; Book Club; Philadelphia Reading Olympics

Electives

Math Matters, a Virtual Learning Program using Telecommunications Equipment, is offered to students in grades 5, 6, 7 and 8 who excel in Math as recognized by their scores in the Terra Nova Testing Program. The Children's Literacy Initiative...

Math Matters, a Virtual Learning Program using Telecommunications Equipment, is offered to students in grades 5, 6, 7 and 8 who excel in Math as recognized by their scores in the Terra Nova Testing Program. The Children's Literacy Initiative Program is offered to students in Prekindergarten and Kindergarten.

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Parent Programs

  • Parents Home and School Association

Parent Involvement

Parents are involved in our annual Race for Education, Blue and Gold Day, and lunchroom monitors. Parents play an integral role in our CYO (Catholic Youth Organization) Program.

Parents are involved in our annual Race for Education, Blue and Gold Day, and lunchroom monitors. Parents play an integral role in our CYO (Catholic Youth Organization) Program.

Before and After Care

  • After Care,
  • Extended Day,
  • Extended Programming

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