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St. Cecilia School
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Math
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Reading
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Attendance
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School Details

  • School TypePrivate Catholic
  • Grade LevelsPreK-8
  • Enrollment696
  • PrincipalSr. Jane Mary Carr, IHM
  • Phone Number215-725-8588
  • School Emailprincipal@stceciliafc.org
  • SEPTA RoutesBus (28), RR (Fox Chase)
  • Address 525 Rhawn Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19111
  • NeighborhoodRhawnhurst
  • Fax215-725-0247
  • Tuition$3,950 plus additional fees
  • Application DeadlineAugust 27th, 2018
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Mission

St. Cecilia Parish School is a Christ-centered community committed to academic excellence. We empower our students to explore and develop their individual God-given talents. Our emphasis nurtures the development of the whole child preparing each...

St. Cecilia Parish School is a Christ-centered community committed to academic excellence. We empower our students to explore and develop their individual God-given talents. Our emphasis nurtures the development of the whole child preparing each student to be a productive and contributing member of our global society. Inspired by the spirit of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, we dedicate ourselves to preserving the Catholic identity of our school. Our administrators, faculty, staff, parents and students collaborate in an environment of shared values.

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Points of Pride

*2018 graduates earned over $651,500 in scholarships from top private and Archdiocesan high schools. *36 Neumann Scholars in 2018 through the years; many (5 annually) JCC Achievement Awardees *2 Maguire Scholars in 2018 and two in 2017 *First-place...

*2018 graduates earned over $651,500 in scholarships from top private and Archdiocesan high schools. *36 Neumann Scholars in 2018 through the years; many (5 annually) JCC Achievement Awardees *2 Maguire Scholars in 2018 and two in 2017 *First-place ribbons in the 2018 Intermediate and Middle School Philadelphia Reading Olympics *Third place in the 2016 Future City Regional Engineering Competition; special award for Innovative Environmental Management. *Two technology labs; state-of-the-art science lab; SMART Boards and projectors in every classroom.

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Admissions Policy

St. Cecilia School welcomes students of all faiths and nationalities. Please call for registration information.

St. Cecilia School welcomes students of all faiths and nationalities. Please call for registration information.

Safety & Culture

St. Cecilia School has initiated an anti-bullying campaign called "Be A Buddy Not A Bully -- That Is The Christian Way!" Programs and assemblies have been provided for students, teachers, and parents. Buddy activities are provided...

St. Cecilia School has initiated an anti-bullying campaign called "Be A Buddy Not A Bully -- That Is The Christian Way!" Programs and assemblies have been provided for students, teachers, and parents. Buddy activities are provided throughout the year. Administrators and teachers have worked with local law enforcement to update building security throughout the school. Security is monitored by camera at the main office. Faculty with students gain access to the school buildings using a key-code FOB (frequency operated button); all others gain access by using the buzzer system at the front doors.

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Accreditations & Honors

Middle States Accreditation 2015--2021 A Distributed Leadership School in Partnership with the Graduate School of Education of the University of Pennsylvania

Middle States Accreditation 2015--2021 A Distributed Leadership School in Partnership with the Graduate School of Education of the University of Pennsylvania

School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 8.8%
White 71.2%
Hispanic 8.1%
Asian 6.2%
Other 5.6%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 52.2%
Male Students 47.8%

Special Education

Special Ed 5.6%

English Language Learners

English Language Learner 4%

Students Per Grade

Enrollment Pre K
21
Kindergarten Students
69
1st Grade Students
75
2nd Grade Students
74
3rd Grade Students
68
4th Grade Students
81
5th Grade Students
82
6th Grade Students
67
7th Grade Students
78
8th Grade Students
81
Total Students
696

School Incidents

Incidents Per 100 Students
0.5

Activities & Programs

Arts Programs

  • Vocal,
  • Instrumental,
  • Theater,
  • Visual Arts,
  • Choir,
  • Other Instrumental,
  • Dance,
  • School Plays,
  • School Musicals,
  • Theater Group,
  • Poetry,
  • Literature,
  • Other

Sports Programs

  • Basketball,
  • Soccer,
  • Baseball,
  • Softball,
  • Track and Field,
  • Cross Country,
  • Cheerleading,
  • Girls Basketball,
  • Girls Track and Field,
  • Girls Soccer,
  • Volleyball,
  • Girls Volleyball

Other Activities

Student Council, Student Ambassadors, Service Commission, IHM Junior Companions, Future City Team, Forensics, Academic Bowls, Altar Servers, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, Reading Olympics, Mathletes

Student Council, Student Ambassadors, Service Commission, IHM Junior Companions, Future City Team, Forensics, Academic Bowls, Altar Servers, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, Reading Olympics, Mathletes

Electives

St. Cecilia School provides an Honors Math Program for students in Grades 4 through 8.

St. Cecilia School provides an Honors Math Program for students in Grades 4 through 8.

Parent Programs

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

Parent Involvement

There are many ways in which parents can be involved in the school community. Parents can monitor the cafeteria and play yard activities as well as assist with the serving of lunch. Weekly, parents can assist with the school communication system by...

There are many ways in which parents can be involved in the school community. Parents can monitor the cafeteria and play yard activities as well as assist with the serving of lunch. Weekly, parents can assist with the school communication system by stuffing and emptying communication folders. Many parents get involved with fundraising activities or with school social events. In addition, parents can chaperone school trips.

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Before and After Care

  • After Care,
  • Extended Programming

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