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St Monica School

Private | PK-8 | 565 students


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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $95,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $840.

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Posted September 28, 2013

i went to this school when i was was horrible i hated every single thing about it please if your a parent and if you love your child DON'T put them in this school

Posted September 17, 2009

They are the true meaning of Catholic school. They teach our children more than facts they are taught values and morals
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 19, 2009

I Love Saint Monica School. My Daughter goes there and she loves it and has made alot of friends there.
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Posted May 18, 2009

I went to this school back in the 60's and sent my children there K-8. I love this school it is an amazing place for your children to gain an education. The school is mostly from the small neighborhood surrounding it. If you recently moved in and are not familiar with they type of ne3ighborhood you are living in you will not be able to understand how children treat your kids.
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Posted November 2, 2008

The students in this school were horrible to my son the five years he was there. Its funny every one talks about the public schools but they are better than the Catholic.
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Posted May 2, 2008

This school has been a terrible disappointment for us. My son has ADHD and the school is not equipped to handle children with these types of learning disabilities. I found the outside support services for my child to be inadequate and they were constantly overwhelmed by the amount of time that they had to spend with other children having similar learning problems. It is unfortunate that even after our child was diagnosed with ADHD, the school was unable to provide any additional services to help him.
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Posted June 20, 2006

St. Monica provides an excellent Catholic school education in the heart of South Philadelphia. The school community is extremely tight. The leadership, the staff and the community have high student expectations.
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Posted March 23, 2004

This school has provided a wonderful education for my children. The teachers and principals provide each student with the best education possible.
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 81% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 3%
Black 6% 15%
Hispanic 3% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2500 South 16th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19145
Phone: (215) 467-5338


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