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Overall
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St. Martha Parish School
8
Overall
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Math
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Science
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10
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
  • Enrollment216
  • PrincipalMrs Karen Donofry
  • Phone Number215-632-0320
  • SEPTA RoutesBus (20, 67)
  • Address 11321 Academy Road
    Philadelphia, PA 19154
  • NeighborhoodWest Toresdale
  • Tuition$3,300-$4,300 plus $150 per family registration fee
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Mission

St. Martha Catholic School is an elementary school whose mission is to teach the message and values of Jesus Christ in an environment where all students feel accepted, fulfilled, and loved. We are committed to providing an enriching atmosphere which...

St. Martha Catholic School is an elementary school whose mission is to teach the message and values of Jesus Christ in an environment where all students feel accepted, fulfilled, and loved. We are committed to providing an enriching atmosphere which encourages academic success. We strive to work in partnership with families to foster the Catholic community of school, home, and parish.

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Points of Pride

St. Martha School prides itself on its caring and loving faculty, staff, and students. The annual Penny Walk helps families in need by providing them with Thanksgiving dinners and gifts at Christmas. Our Catholic identity resonates as the children...

St. Martha School prides itself on its caring and loving faculty, staff, and students. The annual Penny Walk helps families in need by providing them with Thanksgiving dinners and gifts at Christmas. Our Catholic identity resonates as the children act out the Christmas Tableaux and Living Stations of the Cross. Weekly children's Mass, Sacramental preparation, SMS singers, children's choir, guitar lessons, cantors, Student Council, Altar Servers, and the Safety Patrol are a few of the things we are proud of at SMS. In addition we have an excellent Science Lab, Latin, Art and Music programs that provide our students with a well balanced education.

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Admissions Policy

We have a 3 and 4 year old Pre-Kindergarten program. Children entering kindergarten must be 5 by September 1. First graders must be six years old by September 1. To register call the office (215-632-0320) for an appointment. Birth certificate,...

We have a 3 and 4 year old Pre-Kindergarten program. Children entering kindergarten must be 5 by September 1. First graders must be six years old by September 1. To register call the office (215-632-0320) for an appointment. Birth certificate, Baptismal certificate (if applicable) and Immunization records are required with a $225.00 fee for book & technology ($75.00 per child) and family registration ($150.00 per family). Students entering 6-8 grade must make an appointment with the principal.

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Safety & Culture

Saint Martha Parish School has a lobby that is locked at all times. One must ring the bell to enter the lobby and the school. Children will not answer the door and let strangers into our school. Twice a year the children receive Safe Environment...

Saint Martha Parish School has a lobby that is locked at all times. One must ring the bell to enter the lobby and the school. Children will not answer the door and let strangers into our school. Twice a year the children receive Safe Environment Lessons. These lessons can be seen on the Archdiocese of Philadelphia website. St. Martha Parish School is a small school with a big heart. ll are welcomed and loved at SMS.

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Accreditations & Honors

Middle States Accreditation 2014

Middle States Accreditation 2014

School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 4.1%
White 89.6%
Hispanic 3.6%
Asian 1.8%
Other 0.9%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 54.5%
Male Students 45.5%

Special Education

Special Ed 9.5%

English Language Learners

English Language Learner 0.5%

Students Per Grade

Enrollment Pre K
12
Kindergarten Students
20
1st Grade Students
18
2nd Grade Students
22
3rd Grade Students
16
4th Grade Students
17
5th Grade Students
21
6th Grade Students
33
7th Grade Students
27
8th Grade Students
30
Total Students
216

Activities & Programs

Career & Technical Education (CTE) Programs

  • Computer Technology,
  • Voc Other

Arts Programs

  • Vocal,
  • Instrumental,
  • Choir,
  • Other Instrumental,
  • Dance,
  • Literature,
  • Other

Sports Programs

  • Basketball,
  • Soccer,
  • Baseball,
  • Cheerleading,
  • Girls Soccer,
  • Sports Other

Other Sports

Art and music classes are part of the curriculum; Swimming, CYO basketball, volleyball, baseball, soccer and cheerleading and CARES after school program.

Art and music classes are part of the curriculum; Swimming, CYO basketball, volleyball, baseball, soccer and cheerleading and CARES after school program.

Language Programs

  • Latin,
  • Additional Languages

Parent Programs

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

Parent Involvement

SMS has involved parents who go on trips with their children, attend the Mother-Son and Father-Daughter dances, Lunch with Santa, Easter Bingo, help with hot lunch, CYO activities. Our parents are truly the heart of SMS.

SMS has involved parents who go on trips with their children, attend the Mother-Son and Father-Daughter dances, Lunch with Santa, Easter Bingo, help with hot lunch, CYO activities. Our parents are truly the heart of SMS.

Before and After Care

  • After Care,
  • Extended Programming

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