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K-8|Private
512 students
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School leader:  Sister Mary McNulty, IHM, Principal
917 South 47th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19143

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(215) 387-1749
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"Our school is best known for our exceptional Special Programs in STEM and Arts."

BASIC INFORMATION

  • Before / After care
    After
  • Dress policy
    Uniforms
  • Transportation
    Paid public transportation...
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PROGRAMS & CULTURE

  • Academic focus
    Arts (all), Engineering, Mathematics, Music, Religious...
  • Arts
    None, Computer animation, Graphics, Chamber music...
  • World languages
    None
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Submitted by a parent · March 17, 2014
I have three children who have graced the halls of St Francis de Sales. The school has seen changes over the years but like most of us change does not come easy. My youngest was turned away after 4 years there. She was not given a chance or even a... more

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Submitted by a parent · April 06, 2012
In the years since my niece went here the school has changed a lot. There is a music program that I was excited about, but now I think the money should help ALL the students, not just the "favorites". I sent my son here, but all of the teachers... more

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Submitted by a parent · September 05, 2010
St Francis use to be an excellent before the new principal came. She is very controlling. She is not concerned about the safety of the children. She is a great pretender. If you disagree with her you will feel her wrath. Just google her!!!!!

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Submitted by a parent · April 21, 2010
St. Francis de Sales School is a wonderful place for you child to be educated. I attended St Francis myself and now have my children there. The education, I feel, is just as excellent as when my parents sent me there. That was over 20 years ago.... more

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About this school

At St. Francis de Sales School("SFDS"), our mission is to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ, while recognizing His Presence in every child, parent, and teacher. Our school is a united, multi-cultural learning community. Here, we foster academic excellence, expect and practice high standards of conduct, ensure the safety of each child, and work with parents as partners of education. SFDS motivates students to be stewards of peace in their community and moral leaders of tomorrow.

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Last modified: January 25, 2015
Last modified St Francis De Sales School is a Private school that serves grades K-8
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