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St. Mary Interparochial School
10
Overall
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Math
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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 LevelsK-8
  • Waiting List SizeNo room for additional students in any grade at this time.
  • Enrollment270
  • PrincipalMrs. Jayda Pugliese
  • Phone Number215-923-7522
  • School Emailschooloffice@saintmarys.us
  • SEPTA RoutesBus (9, 12, 21, 42, 57)
  • Address 440 Locust Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19106
  • NeighborhoodSociety Hill
  • Fax215-923-8502
  • Tuition$6,500 (Kindergarten); $5,100 (Grades 1-8) plus $250 registration fee
  • Application DeadlineOctober 1st, 2018
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Mission

St. Mary Interparochial School challenges our diverse student body to grow morally, academically and socially into passionate, confident, and Christ-centered leaders.

St. Mary Interparochial School challenges our diverse student body to grow morally, academically and socially into passionate, confident, and Christ-centered leaders.

Points of Pride

1. Oldest Catholic parish elementary school in the nation, founded in 1782. 2. Class of 2018 was awarded approximately $675,000 in scholarships to Archdiocesan and private Catholic high schools. 3. Highest ranking Catholic school in the city in...

1. Oldest Catholic parish elementary school in the nation, founded in 1782. 2. Class of 2018 was awarded approximately $675,000 in scholarships to Archdiocesan and private Catholic high schools. 3. Highest ranking Catholic school in the city in Terra Nova scores. 4. Diverse student body from 41 parishes and at least 41 zip codes. 5. Eighteen Neumann Scholars since program's inception in 1995. 6. 73% of seventh grade students scored in the top 25% of the nation in Terra Nova testing in 2017. 7. 2016 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence

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Admissions Policy

St. Mary School provides a quality Catholic education to Catholic students from parishes which have no parish school, Catholic students from parishes which have a parish school but who wish to attend St. Mary's and to other students desiring a...

St. Mary School provides a quality Catholic education to Catholic students from parishes which have no parish school, Catholic students from parishes which have a parish school but who wish to attend St. Mary's and to other students desiring a Catholic education as space allows. Children in Kindergarten must be 5 years old by September 1st; grade 1 must be 6 by September 1st, etc. Kindergarten applications for September, 2019 are due by October 1, 2018. Applications for other grades are accepted on a rolling basis.

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Safety & Culture

St. Mary Interparochial video cameras at each door and within the school; we have remote access that allows school personnel to visually screen those seeking admission to school and speak with them before entering. Classroom doors are kept locked at...

St. Mary Interparochial video cameras at each door and within the school; we have remote access that allows school personnel to visually screen those seeking admission to school and speak with them before entering. Classroom doors are kept locked at all times. The play area is on our school roof. Semi-annually, children participate in teacher-led safe environment training. Monthly fire drills, semi-annual shelter in place and evacuation drills.

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Accreditations & Honors

Middle State Accreditation, 1997; Reaccreditation, 2007; Reaccreditation, 2014. 2016 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence

Middle State Accreditation, 1997; Reaccreditation, 2007; Reaccreditation, 2014. 2016 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence

School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 14.3%
White 65%
Hispanic 10.4%
Asian 2.9%
Other 7.5%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 56.5%
Male Students 43.5%

Special Education

Special Ed 7.5%

English Language Learners

English Language Learner 0.8%

Students Per Grade

Kindergarten Students
30
1st Grade Students
30
2nd Grade Students
30
3rd Grade Students
30
4th Grade Students
30
5th Grade Students
30
6th Grade Students
30
7th Grade Students
30
8th Grade Students
30
Total Students
270

Activities & Programs

Arts Programs

  • Instrumental,
  • Theater,
  • Visual Arts,
  • Dance Instr,
  • Choir,
  • Other Instrumental,
  • Dance,
  • School Musicals,
  • Theater Group,
  • Literature,
  • Other

Sports Programs

  • Basketball,
  • Baseball,
  • Softball,
  • Girls Basketball,
  • Girls Track and Field,
  • Girls Volleyball,
  • Sports Other

Other Sports

Girls'Volleyball; CYO Region 6 champs for 2012-2013 and 2015-2016.

Girls'Volleyball; CYO Region 6 champs for 2012-2013 and 2015-2016.

Other Activities

At the after school program, we offer homework help, karate, dance, STEAM, arts and crafts. There is also music, drama and chess.

At the after school program, we offer homework help, karate, dance, STEAM, arts and crafts. There is also music, drama and chess.

Electives

Honors Math is offered in Grades 5 - 8. Spanish, Technology, Physical Education, and Music are offered in all grades.

Honors Math is offered in Grades 5 - 8. Spanish, Technology, Physical Education, and Music are offered in all grades.

Language Programs

  • Spanish

Parent Programs

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

Parent Involvement

We have a Board of Limited Jurisdiction and 20% of our board is made up of parents of current students.

We have a Board of Limited Jurisdiction and 20% of our board is made up of parents of current students.

Before and After Care

  • After Care,
  • Extended Programming

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