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St. Christopher School
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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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School Details

  • School TypePrivate Catholic
  • Grade LevelsPreK-8
  • Waiting List Size3
  • Enrollment449
  • PrincipalMrs Mary Tremper
  • Phone Number215-673-5787
  • SEPTA RoutesBus (58, 84)
  • Address 13305 Proctor Road
    Philadelphia, PA 19116
  • NeighborhoodSomerton
  • Fax215-673-8511
  • Tuition$4870 (general rate); $3200 (Stewardship rate) plus $130 registration fee
  • Application DeadlineFebruary 1st, 2019
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Mission

St. Christopher School, founded in 1953 in the spirit of our patron, is committed to carrying Christ to others and fostering Academic Excellence. Through the modeling and teaching of Catholic, Christian morals and values, the school community creates...

St. Christopher School, founded in 1953 in the spirit of our patron, is committed to carrying Christ to others and fostering Academic Excellence. Through the modeling and teaching of Catholic, Christian morals and values, the school community creates a safe, respectful environment which promotes Christian stewardship. We aspire to develop well-rounded, 21st century students, empowered by their foundation to be responsible citizens, life-long learners, and people of faith.

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Points of Pride

1. The school has a number of partnerships, including ones with the Liberty Museum of Philadelphia (Young Heroes Club) and the UPenn Distributed Leadership Cohort. 2. St. Christopher School students have demonstrated high levels of achievement....

1. The school has a number of partnerships, including ones with the Liberty Museum of Philadelphia (Young Heroes Club) and the UPenn Distributed Leadership Cohort. 2. St. Christopher School students have demonstrated high levels of achievement. Seventeen Neumann Scholars have graduated from the school. 3. Academics are rigorous. The school has a focus on 21st century learning and includes instruction in Faith and Character Education. Additionally, students in grades PK-8 can participate in the Lab Learner Science Program. The program provides hands-on instruction and a state-of-the-art science lab. 4. Rosetta Stone Language Program is used for instruction in Spanish in Grades 5-8. 5. The school has a strong anti-bullying program (Jeremiah Program). 6. Fine Arts Program includes choir and an annual play production. 7. NDS (Nutritional Development) provides FREE daily breakfast and lunch for ALL students. 8. CYO (Catholic Youth Organization) provides a variety of sports including: track, soccer, baseball, softball, basketball, and swimming.

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Admissions Policy

*Agreement with school's mission and philosophy *Age of child in accordance with State of PA requirements for entrance into Kindergarten and as prescribed by school for pre-K

*Agreement with school's mission and philosophy *Age of child in accordance with State of PA requirements for entrance into Kindergarten and as prescribed by school for pre-K

Safety & Culture

Emergency/crisis plans are updated and practiced regularly. Supervision of students is of the utmost priority. Doors are locked and closed at all times and security cameras provide 24 hour surveillance of the buildings and properties. Guests and...

Emergency/crisis plans are updated and practiced regularly. Supervision of students is of the utmost priority. Doors are locked and closed at all times and security cameras provide 24 hour surveillance of the buildings and properties. Guests and visitors enter through the main entrance and are required to sign-in and wear a visitor's badge. In addition, the school has a Bullying Education Program (JEREMIAH) in place in order to educate students on the topic. A strict discipline policy and code of conduct is included in our Student Handbook and enforced when necessary.

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Accreditations & Honors

-Middle States Association 2015 -University of Pennsylvania Distributed Leadership Cohort 2012 - 2014 -Charter member of National Junior Honor Society Spring, 2013 - current

-Middle States Association 2015 -University of Pennsylvania Distributed Leadership Cohort 2012 - 2014 -Charter member of National Junior Honor Society Spring, 2013 - current

School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 1.5%
White 84.3%
Hispanic 8.7%
Asian 2.8%
Other 2.6%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 51.3%
Male Students 48.7%

Special Education

Special Ed 6.3%

English Language Learners

English Language Learner 4.1%

Students Per Grade

Enrollment Pre K
56
Kindergarten Students
36
1st Grade Students
38
2nd Grade Students
46
3rd Grade Students
41
4th Grade Students
42
5th Grade Students
45
6th Grade Students
46
7th Grade Students
53
8th Grade Students
46
Total Students
449

School Incidents

Incidents Per 100 Students
0.4

Activities & Programs

Arts Programs

  • Vocal,
  • Theater,
  • Visual Arts,
  • Choir,
  • School Musicals,
  • Literature,
  • Other

Sports Programs

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

Other Sports

Swim Team is offered to students in all grades.

Swim Team is offered to students in all grades.

Other Activities

Gym Show; Forensics; Future Cities; Math Competition; Reading Olympics; Robotics; Student Council; Young Heroes Club, Sewing/Quilting; Science Club; National Junior Honor Society; Peer Helpers; SWAT (Students With Advanced Technology)

Gym Show; Forensics; Future Cities; Math Competition; Reading Olympics; Robotics; Student Council; Young Heroes Club, Sewing/Quilting; Science Club; National Junior Honor Society; Peer Helpers; SWAT (Students With Advanced Technology)

Electives

-Honors English Language Arts (Grades 6-8) -Honors Math (Grades 5-8) -Ballroom Dance Instruction for Grade 5

-Honors English Language Arts (Grades 6-8) -Honors Math (Grades 5-8) -Ballroom Dance Instruction for Grade 5

Language Programs

  • Spanish

Parent Programs

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

Parent Involvement

Parents can serve as Lunch Monitors, Library Aides, Pretzel Moms, Homeroom Parents, Copy Moms, and Special Lunch Helpers. Parents mentor students in the Robotics and Future Cities Clubs. Parents help with service projects.The Home & School...

Parents can serve as Lunch Monitors, Library Aides, Pretzel Moms, Homeroom Parents, Copy Moms, and Special Lunch Helpers. Parents mentor students in the Robotics and Future Cities Clubs. Parents help with service projects.The Home & School Association is composed of school parents. The H&S works with School to provide support and fund raising projects. Many parents serve as coaches for the CYO teams.

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Before and After Care

  • Before Care,
  • After Care,
  • Extended Programming

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