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Linthicum, MD
Students enrolled: 350
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6401 S Orchard Rd
Linthicum, MD 21090

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(410) 859-1212
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November 08, 2014
Did not prepare me for high school at all. The only good thing I have to say is that I am now in Honors Spanish and Honors English classes and I thank those teachers. Mrs. Pultro and Ms Burch were the best and strengthened my interest in English but the other teachers did not meet up to my needs. I never felt comfortable going to ask for help and the student environment made me feel very unwelcome here. Glad I've graduated however I do miss Mrs. Pultro and Ms. Burch.

- submitted by a community member
June 20, 2014
Another school year has come to a close. My children were so excited for the last day, but also were sad to leave their classmates and their teacher. They are looking forward to next year and having the chance to be a part of chorus, and the school play. The school builds their confidence, my child was very quiet, but actually was able to build that confidence to sing and perform in the Talent Show. Thank you SPN

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2014
SPN is a wonderful school! Everyone knows everyone, so its more like a family. My son loves it, and I love the teachers he has had.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2014
St. Philip Neri School is an excellent school and prepared my four children for High School and to succeed into the future. If you what an excellent education than this is the correct school.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2014
I am an employee as well as a parent of two graduates of St. Philip Neri School. SPN is a very welcoming community where everyone is seen as part of the family. There is a great deal of parental support and involvement, and the teachers are top-notch. My own children graduated very well prepared for their private high school experiences. I would recommend our school to any prospective parent and encourage a visit to our campus to experience the school family all of us here enjoy.

- submitted by a teacher
April 30, 2014
St. Philip Neri is an excellent school, the school main focus is for kids to learn. I like the fact that the Ms. Daley (the principal) and all other office personnel and teachers greeted the kids with their names, it makes everybody feel special.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2014
Being a teacher here for the past 39 years is testament enough for the love, integrity and quality of St. Philip Neri Elementary School, its students, parents , faculty , staff and administrators. There has been tremendous growth technologically, academically and spiritually throughout the years. There has been hurdles to leap over and reasons to celebrate. St. Philip Neri has continued to thrive! Community involvement, charitable activities and regular liturgical celebrations root SPN in its Catholic Identity. Keeping abreast of academic trends ,technological resources and maintaining business partnerships keeps SPN current and viable. Creating a welcoming environment for all persons at SPN keeps our school vibrant. At SPN we are always looking towards the future!

- submitted by a teacher
April 12, 2014
St. Philip Neri School in Linthicum Maryland is a wonderful school. I have two sons who attend. They are in the fourth and second grades. The school provides a quality education. Religion is taught as a separate subject and elements of the Catholic faith are included throughout the day. For example, physical education classes are concluded with a prayer. The students attend mass the first Friday of every month. Parents are welcome to attend. In addition, the faculty and staff are excellent. The teachers care about the students and go the extra mile to provide extracurricular activities, such as the Technology Club and School Play. The faculty is very welcoming, greeting each student by name when they arrive in the morning. Parents are kept up-to-date about school events and information through a Thursday communication folder, email, and Facebook.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2014
St. Philip Neri is happy to announce that its 8th grade class, per usual, gained acceptance into the students' first choice high schools in the area. This is surely a testament to its small class sizes and superb teaching!

- submitted by a teacher
April 09, 2014
St. Philip Neri is a great school with small sized classes which helps provide the best learning environment for the students. The teachers really care and so does the administration. It feels like an extended family there.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2014
Great school, my son loves everything about it. Nice size classes. Best decision I've ever made.

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2013
St. Philip Neri School is a great school. I love the classroom sizes and the teachers really seem to care. My son started there in the 3rd grade.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2013
We have four children enrolled at SPN - from Pre K to middle school. All of the children have been attending since they were in Pre K or Kindergarten. We absolutely love this school. They are learning and growing everyday with teachers and administrators who understand that all children are different and encourage growth in all aspects. From the scouts program, to sports, to band - the atmosphere is very family friendly and welcoming. One of me children has special needs and all of his teachers truly have gone above and beyond to make sure he has the most enriching experience possible.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2013
St. Philip Neri School has been a part of our family for the past 14 years. Besides the wonderful education received what I feel that is most important is installing the Christian beliefs within each student. My sons who received the education and the moral standards taught at the school have become young adults whose beliefs and values have taught them the difference between right and wrong. They are now in college and succeeding in life. The curriculum set by the school and the faculty strive to produce the best students who are motivated to learn while displaying Christian beliefs. --Submitted by a Teacher

- submitted by a teacher
August 21, 2013
St. Philip Neri is the best school I have ever worked at. I have never met another group of people who give all they can to help children succeed to their highest ability. We truly are a big family that welcomes everyone!

- submitted by a teacher
August 20, 2013
My family has been involved with St. Philip Neri School for 25 years, we sent all 5 of our children here and I currently work here as well. This school has been home to us for many reasons, one being the Christian based teachings as well as the classroom structure. The lessons in morality have carried through into their adult lives and made it worth any sacrifices we may have made, to give them a faith based education. I highly recommend this school to any family looking to build a great foundation.

- submitted by a community member
January 20, 2013
This school is awesome. I love its quiet secluded and secure environment on a large campus. The teachers are great, especially the middle school science coordinator who comes up with extraordinary experiments for the children to learn scientific concepts like having the children design parachutes for raw eggs to determine wind resistance force. Then they launch them from the second story window. Egg survives, you get an "A". My oldest daughter went into engineering because of Ms. Meeks.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2013
We came to this school after many disappointing years at a nearby Catholic school. WE were so shocked at how the administration and teachers actually listen to the parents and how every is treated equal and not because you raise a lot of money for the school. The church is so involved with the school and all complaints and concerns are addressed immediately by the staff. I really love the fact that the school is diverse. I would recommend this school to any parents who is looking for a solid, Catholic education with exceptional staff and teachers.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2012
I have been part of the SPN community for many years. Every school has their issues; SPN is no different. I have never seen a closer school community than SPN. I ve witnessed many teachers go the extra mile to help a struggling student. If your child is average it is a great school. If your child is above average, I do not think the academics are challenging. With that in mind, I would like to see a stronger academic curriculum (last year the amount of math homework was cut because parents complained that 30 math problems were too many). I wish the school would emphasize writing. The school is getting a science lab, and if done correctly will be a great asset. There is a definite bullying problem, and sometimes I feel as though the administration doesn t care about chronic misbehavers. Sometimes I think the school is more worried about the right socks, than disciplining the child that disrupts class. Bottom line: if your child has behavioral issues, or is at the top end or the bottom end of the academic spectrum, SPN is probably not the best choice. However, if you want a good Catholic environment, and have the time and ability to supplement academics; SPN is a great choice.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2012
My child attended this school for 3 grades. The first year, kindergarten, was great, the 2nd year some issues surfaced, the 3rd year was a nightmare. Do not send your child to this school if they have food allergies. The principal will tell you what you want to hear but not back it up at all. The principal put parents who were belligerent and uncooperative about providing safe food for children with food allergies in charge of a classroom with 2 food allergic children. There is a huge problem with bullies not being dealt with at all. The same children bully children in the same classes and the only punishment they get is sent to the office day after day and no escalation of punishment. The idea that this school is advanced academically is not true. The public school we are now at was actually ahead of St. Philip Neri in math. The atmosphere, knowledge, kindness, overall treatment and organization was like night and day between the two schools as well. While there are several great employees and teachers, the school overall has become a nightmare. Our experience is not unique. This past school year I know of at least 10 students not returning due to similar experiences.

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2012
This school rocks! My children attend this school since coming from another local Catholic school in the area. The principal is always seen and the administrators know the children by name. The church parish is so involved with the school. The teachers work with each child and know what levels they may need help on and work with the child and the parents. There is no bullying and not even toleranted by the staff. My children are very outgoing and friendly and love that the children at the school don't judge by the way you look or act. I should have sent my children here a long, long time ago! I encourage any prospective parents to come and visit the school. The teachers are highly educated and have a lot of experience working with all types of levels of children.

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2011
My son is now in the 6th grade. I thank God every day for leading my family to this school. My son is receiving a good education and is progressing well. As a former teacher, I can attest that the instruction is of a high quality and the teachers are caring and supportive of individual students and their needs. The staff keeps parents aware of student progress. There is a website with homework assignments and parents have access to student grades at all times. Most importantly, my son is getting reinforcement on Christian morals that appear to be reinforced in other students' homes as well. Religion is important at our school. I love the fact that it is taught from a perspective of reinforcing good behavior, not just religious facts. I think you would have a hard time finding a school with the family atmosphere, quality academic education and strong character building foundation in this area. It is well worth the reasonable tuition price.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2010
St. Philip Neri from my short observation of the school I am very impressed with the energetic and enthusiastic group of teachers and parents alike that are devoted to making their school succeed. I am pleased to have my grandson attend a praiseworthy school.

- submitted by a community member
no rating August 09, 2009
I love everything about this school. It takes you back to the good old days when teachers really took an interest in their pupils and tried to work with their individual needs.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2009
Our experience has been a good one so far. We have been able to participate in discusions with staff and commuicate concerns or suggestions without any trouble. My feeling is that some parents have expectations of staff that may not be clear and or are not reasonable in a group setting. No school is perfect for everyone. I think it's important to remember that the staff is on the same team as us parents...we are all looking out for our children. We have to be careful not to present ourselves as 'entitled' just because we pay tuition. It takes a village to rasie a child. GOD leads our village and their is no amount of money that can buy HIS leadership. How about working together with staff and making SPN even better than it already is!! W.W.J.D.??? I think he would send HIS children to SPN!!!

- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2009
My son has attended St. Philip Neri for almost 4 years. Him and I have been pleased with MOST of his experience at St. Philip. The Admin Staff, including Mrs. Wise are extremely helpful. They realize my child is under their care and will gladly address any question or concern I might have. I appreicate the strong sense of Faith that is taught to my son on a daily basis. There are some teachers who obviously enjoy teaching, which I appreciate. While I would say my overall rating for St. Philip is High, I do think some of the home work is a little excessive, and the summer homework is way TOO MUCH. There are a couple of teachers whom I think forget they are dealing with Children, and lose thier patience too quickly. The good far outweighs the bad and my son will attend St. Philip until he Graduates Definitely.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 14, 2009
I have one child that will attend 8th grade this year and an older son who graduated three years ago. St. Philip Neri has been a wonderful school and has prepared my children well. They are also learning how the love of God will take them as far as they wish to go. The closed classroom environment, I believe, it a blessing in itself. The teachers and administration truly care about the students and want to see them achieve the very best they can.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 14, 2009
This school is the best. When every my children or I need help. they all have been there for us. My doughter has need help in reading and spelling. From K to now every teacher and office workers have done to help her to get all the help she needs. This is in this school and out. Also the nurse has been there for my son when he needs to help or just someone to talk to. The father of my children died when they were younger and then one grandfather. The grandfather living with us died. The school and staff have always been there for them. I can not say enough good things about this school. I tell everyone I come incontac with about this school.

- submitted by a parent
July 11, 2009
No child fits a perfect mold. But at least children aren't allowed to disrespect others and disrespect teachers. If you want your child to be able to do what he wants when he/she wants, then send him to a nearby public school. Nobody wants to strangle uniqueness out of a child, but no child should be able to run amuk either. I love St. Philip Neri. My child is very sensitive and has never been picked on and teased. Thank God for St. Philip being tolerant to the kids who need it and intolerant of those who aren't compassionate.

- submitted by a parent
July 09, 2009
So far, we are very happy wth the quality of education our daughtr is receiving at St. Philip Neri, she has certainly shown progoress in her reading and comprehension skills from K-1. We also appreciated the fact that St. Philip Neri allowed out daughter to start Kinder at the ge of 5 unlike public schools for which she would of have to wait until next year due to the cutoff of date of birth of 1 Sep. Thi allows my daughter to stay on track for her age and education level. The teachers and staff at this school are very concerned with my daughter, they immediately contact us if anything is wrong with her. The child care section is also very concerned with the well being of my daughter such as not letting her outside when its too windy. I would recommend this school to any parent .

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 09, 2009
I can't believe some of the negative reviews! I had all three of my children go through this school. I have nothing but good things to say about the teachers and other staff. I now have a grandchild going to this school. We couldn't be happier. I admit some things have changed since my children went here, but they are positive changes that go with today's changing world. I worry about some of the things that go on in some of our public schools, even elementary schools. I guess all we should really care about is our children's welfare, and their safety! How much our children learn is up to the children. If they don't want to learn, they won't. You can't force the children of today to do anything. Discipline is a key factor, and this school has it. If you have discipline in a school, they will learn.

- submitted by a parent
July 09, 2009
My daughter will be entering the 1st grade this fall. In Kindergarden she learned more than I could ever imagine. She learned how to count coins, counting to 100, telling time by the hour and can read short stories. I thought this was amazing for a 5 year old but the really amazing part is public schools in the area are introducing these skills in 1st grade. St. Philip Neri is far more advanced and this is what I want for my child. There is a unity amongst the staff and the children and that is important becuase it teaches the children how to respect one another. When needed discipline is practiced and you feel safe knowing that you're child is in a controlled enviroment when you cannot be there to over see that. It's a school that cares-worth every penny!!!!

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2009
Both of my children are now graduates of the school. I have been with SPN since 1994. SPN provided my children with a wonderful education that prepared them well to go to a private college prep high school. The leadership and quality of the teaching staff was excellent. The school offered a wide variety of extracurricular activities, parents were very involved and I never worried about the safety of my children. I highly recommend parents who are shopping for a school to take a look at St. Philip Neri School.

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2009
My son will be entering the 5th grade this year. I am a former public school teacher so sending my son to a private school was a difficult decision for me. He went to public school for kindergarten and when I saw the lack of parental participation, I made the decision to move to a private school. I have seen my son grow and mature at this school in so many ways that every day I thank God that we found it. When he first started, he was an average student whose maturity caused him some learning issues. Rather than being labeled as a poor learner, the teachers and staff worked with him to help with his learning and confidence. He made the honor roll two of the three times this year. The administration, activities and parents make this a great private school at competitive prices.

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2009
I have two children at St. Philip Neri. One of my children has, in the past, had some anxiety issues and I could not have asked for more compassionate and understanding teachers and staff. Both of our children are above average students and their needs are addressed at SPN. I would not consider sending them any where else.

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2009
Wow, I am shocked at the few negative ratings posted to this site. I have two sons attending St. Philip Neri. Both boys started in kindergarten and are now in 4th and 8th grade. I feel the education is comparable to public schools. However I think the structure and discipline is worth every penny spent. In our 9 years at St. Philip, we have had two minor issues. One being my eldest son being kicked by some other children in hallway. I was immediately contacted and all parents were addressed. The children were reprimanded and this never occurred again. Secondly, my youngest son was the instigator in a recess scuffle. Again, I was telephoned by the staff and this was addressed and resolved. I have found the teachers and staff to be very caring regarding any issues. I could not be happier with every aspect of St. Philip Neri. outofspacenow

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 08, 2009
I think that this is one of the most accurate summaries of St. Philip Neri. If your child does not fit a perfect mold they are not a child that the schoold wants. They have no GT program to speak of and the administration is only concerned with chatting with friends not providing assistance to the parents. They have no concept that without the parents they have no students.

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2009
This school is great. yes some of the teachers are incompetent but the disipline and education friendliness are full of life. I can not wait for 8th grade. Great job Ms. Baker and Ms. Wise.

- submitted by a student
July 08, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating July 08, 2009
My son has been going to St. Philip Neri since 1st Grade and he absolutely loves it. He enjoys the environment and never dreads going back to school after summer break like I did. He's a positive child with a lot of self esteem. He participates in all activities, including altar service. I know he wouldn't be this comfortable in a public school setting. St. Philip Neri teaches the same values system we incorporate at home. It's a wonderful school!

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2009
I am very happy with St. Philip Neri School. My son is doing very well in all his classes, except language arts. I can not see me putting my son in a public school. Their was one teacher that I was not very happy with, but overall my son is very happy at St. Philip Neri School. The daycare with Ms. Maureen, and her staff are the best you can get for your child.

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2009
My son has been attending St. Philip Neri for three years now. I can not bestow enough praise upon the staff, faculty, PTA, daycare program and other parents. I have found them ALL to be responsive to my needs, caring, compassionate and committed to my child's education and his well being. That is not to say that their isn't areas of improvement, but they try their best to improve every day. The fact is, you can probably find a cheaper school elsewhere, but then you'll have to send you kids to it. As for me and my family, I couldn't think of enrolling my son anywhere else, my peace of mind and my son's proper development are far to important to me. I am sure there are other fine schools out there, but SPN is the right one for ME.......Give us a try, you won't be disappointed.

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2009
My daughter has been going to St. Philip since kindergarten and now she will be entering the 4th grade. I have never had any problems with any of the teachers or the staff. She loves the school and daycare. I think it is an excellent school, I will be sad when 8th grade comes and it's time to say goodbye...

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2009
While I love homework assignments, I don't feel it is right for a school to give the assignment to come to a site and say how wonderful a school is rated. I don't feel that SPN lives up to the quality they rate themselves. Overall, I feel the one thing we have gained from the school is a good moral base. However, I feel I can provide that to my child without having to pay a monthly tuition. The moral base does not outweigh the lack of education provided. I do not feel the school prepares children for high school at all.

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2009
People choose private schools for various reasons. My reason in choosing a Catholic school is because my children are in a learning environment where our faith can be expressed. Unlike public school where Christmas has to be celebrated as a Winter Celebration so as to not to offend others, Cathoic schools celebrate Cathoic traditions. I love that about it. For the parent who wants gifted children to be challenged, your money would be better spent in a school for just gifted children. Most Catholic schools are for the the middle of the road children. Skills above and below need to be handled differntly and if they catered to everyone the tuition would be a lot higher.

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2009
My daughter will be entering fifth grade and my son will be entering second grade. We've had nothing but good experiences at St.Philip Neri. You get out of it what you put into it. There are a lot of opportunities to be involved at the school through volunteering. I've always been welcomed by administration. I take these negative comments with a grain of salt. There are always going to be unhappy people with axes to grind. I believe the majority of people are happy with SPN. Myself included!! I trust the teachers and administration with my children's education.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2009
We have been disappointed with the quality of education of St. Philip Neri. Gifted students are not challenged, and students needing extra help are not given it, although the school boasts of its high academics (ie: high grading scale designed to discourage students) and resource teachers (a classroom for bad behavior, not remedial instruction). The attitude of the administration is that we need them more than they need us. (A cause for the dramatic drop in enrollment). The atmosphere is not one of joy and caring.

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating June 13, 2008
St. Philip Neri School does not have a caring, warm atmosphere for children. Some of the teachers are terrfic, but the administration is unresponsive and rude. I would not recommend this school, as it is hit or miss as to whether or not students will be in a nurturing classroom. The academic standards are very low, but some of the teachers have unreasonably harsh expectations for the kids. The Principal refuses to deal with problem issues (ie: drugs in middle school, incompetent staff members).

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating January 08, 2006
I just graduated from this school within the last year or so, and am currently attending a public highschool, and I must say that my school life at my new school is much better than the one I had at St. Philip Neri. Granted, I'm sure that many of the problems we had branched from the type of studens my classmates were (rambunctous, non-cooperative), but they could be fairly difficult to control. However, when myself and several others were victims of heavy bullying that even extended to one threatening us, we received no help from the principal or the majority of teachers. They seemed to want to remain oblivious to the fact that such things could even occur in this school. While I did have those unfortunate happenings in 7-8grade, the K-6 grades that I was there was very educational and enjoyable. --L

- submitted by a former student
no rating March 10, 2005
I am very happy with St.Philp Neri. Both of my children do very well there. When they have had problems in certain areas (Math), additional help was always available. The teachers there are very caring and involved. I wouldn't think of putting them in a public school. They do get a lot of homework to reinforce what they were taught that day in class. I would much rather have them spending time doing homework then watching tv. The children are overall well behaved and the school emphasis parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
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St. Philip Neri Elementary School
6401 S Orchard Rd, Linthicum, MD  21090
(410) 859-1212
Last modified St. Philip Neri Elementary School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
St. Philip Neri Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 53 reviews. Top