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St. Dominic 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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College Bound
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School Details

  • School TypePrivate Catholic
  • Grade LevelsPreK-8 (Pre-K 3 program is offered)
  • Waiting List Size3
  • Enrollment288
  • PrincipalMr. Ralph Ciarroco
  • Phone Number215-333-6703
  • School EmailAPDominic07@netscape.net
  • SEPTA RoutesBus (66)
  • Address 8510 Frankford Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19136
  • NeighborhoodHolmesburg
  • Tuition$4,130 plus $150 registration fee. Scholarships & grants available. New student incentives.
  • Application DeadlineJune 15th, 2018
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Mission

We at St. Dominic School commit ourselves to encouraging academic excellence, instilling a sense of individual responsibility, building self-esteem, and teaching the life-skills needed for our children to become vibrant and generous ambassadors of...

We at St. Dominic School commit ourselves to encouraging academic excellence, instilling a sense of individual responsibility, building self-esteem, and teaching the life-skills needed for our children to become vibrant and generous ambassadors of peace and good will in the 21st century. Please contact us to arrange a visit to see our school in action!

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Points of Pride

-Saint Dominic has finished in the top 100 schools across the country for First in Math for the last three years! Approximately 1.5 million students use this program. -Saint Dominic School has a rich Catholic identity and continues the legacy of the...

-Saint Dominic has finished in the top 100 schools across the country for First in Math for the last three years! Approximately 1.5 million students use this program. -Saint Dominic School has a rich Catholic identity and continues the legacy of the IHM Sisters in dedication and excellence in education. -Saint Dominic is a 21st Century Catholic school, using rich data to drive and improve daily classroom instruction! - Pre-K classrooms are staffed with experienced, certified teachers. - Pre-K classrooms incorporate early reading strategies using the Children's Literacy Initiative (CLI) of Philadelphia. - School-wide student benchmarks, attained three times during the school year, assist in the monitoring of student progress and, assist teachers with differentiation, blended/flexible grouping. -We offer satellite (distance) learning with our Math Matters program. Math Matters is available for the advanced math student in fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grade. -Saint Dominic School has a Fine Arts Department, including a Spanish Program, in grades Pre-K to 8th grade with weekly art lessons, Ballroom Dancing, and an established Music Department--including the Regina Choir. - TWO Learning Support Programs - grades 2-3-4 and grades 5-6-7-8. Our two LS classrooms are fully staffed with certified LS teachers and aides. -Saint Dominic School's Graduating Class of 2017 merited over $285,500 in scholarships! -Saint Dominic School encourages student participation in service and stewardship.

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Admissions Policy

Saint Dominic School admits students of any race, color, and national and ethnic origin. We welcome multiculturalism in our school! We welcome each child and family at St. Dominic School. Students should contact the school for more information on the...

Saint Dominic School admits students of any race, color, and national and ethnic origin. We welcome multiculturalism in our school! We welcome each child and family at St. Dominic School. Students should contact the school for more information on the admissions process.

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Safety & Culture

The staff at Saint Dominic School has a Crisis Management Plan. Protocols for emergencies are in place and practiced routinely. Our staff and children understand the need for constant practice of such drills and that we are all responsible for each...

The staff at Saint Dominic School has a Crisis Management Plan. Protocols for emergencies are in place and practiced routinely. Our staff and children understand the need for constant practice of such drills and that we are all responsible for each other's safety.

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Accreditations & Honors

St. Dominic School is a recognized Distributed Leadership School- under the direction of the University of Pennsylvania. St. Dominic School has been recognized for this work annually. The school received re-accreditation from the Middle States...

St. Dominic School is a recognized Distributed Leadership School- under the direction of the University of Pennsylvania. St. Dominic School has been recognized for this work annually. The school received re-accreditation from the Middle States Association in Fall 2015.

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School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 9.3%
White 64.8%
Hispanic 8.2%
Asian 2.8%
Other 14.9%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 52%
Male Students 48%

Special Education

Special Ed 8.5%

Students Per Grade

Enrollment Pre K
16
Kindergarten Students
37
1st Grade Students
22
2nd Grade Students
26
3rd Grade Students
29
4th Grade Students
34
5th Grade Students
26
6th Grade Students
27
7th Grade Students
37
8th Grade Students
34
Total Students
288

School Incidents

Incidents Per 100 Students
1

Activities & Programs

Arts Programs

  • Vocal,
  • Dance Instr,
  • Choir,
  • Dance,
  • School Plays,
  • Other

Sports Programs

  • Basketball,
  • Baseball,
  • Softball,
  • Track and Field,
  • Cross Country,
  • Girls Basketball,
  • Girls Track and Field,
  • Girls Soccer,
  • Sports Other

Other Sports

Saint Dominic has a well-established swim team.

Saint Dominic has a well-established swim team.

Language Programs

  • French,
  • Spanish

Parent Programs

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

Before and After Care

  • Before Care,
  • After Care,
  • Extended Day,
  • Extended Programming

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