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The DePaul Catholic School

Private | PK-8 | 360 students

Our school is best known for our rigorous and innovative academic curriculum.
 
 

 

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4 stars

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2013:
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Posted September 10, 2014

This school has blended learning up to the 5th grade. The pre-school programs for ages 3 and 4 are doing an outstanding job is building self confidence, social skills as well as academic skills. They are well prepared to move on to kindergarten. All of the students and teachers work together to develop great academic skills and values. Parents are very involved in their children's educations as well


Posted September 24, 2013

Outstanding education taught in a "Preparatory" manner. Children are taught to BELIEVE they can achieve and go on to college. The new Pheadrus Blended learning program bring technology into small group settings. The Principal, teachers and staff are tops! If you want a great education combined with discipline and moral values, this school would be an excellent choice. Since Independence Mission Schools acquired them in July 2013, the future looks even better and more scholarships are available affording many the opportunity to choose Catholic school as a viable alternative for their children's education. Make an appoint, call the school and see for yourself!


Posted September 25, 2008

This school is wonderful! The teachers are both caring, and compassionate. The principal is a devout leader, and serious about educating our youth. The education is quite vigorous, and challenging. I am pleased with the quality of education that my child is receiving here at St. Martin's. The school has brought my very timid 9 yr old out of his shell. He is running for class president, and enjoys waking up to go to school each morning. He wanted me to add that gym, music, art, and spanish just add to the many features this school has to offer. I would definitely recommend St. Martin De Porres GTN to anyone interested in providing their children with a quality education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2006

St. Martin de Porres prepared me to deal with the rigors of a college preparatory school (Abington Friends School). It is easy for the students to be involved if they want to. I was the president in 2002. The staff was open to the participation of the children in the class room. Going off to college in August, I look at St. Martin as a stepping stone into independent learning. Students that want to learn and work hard will thrive in the environment. I learned how to take pride in my work and presentation of myself. Going there your child will make contacts that if they want to, they can retain for the rest of their lives. I know some of the teachers have changed since I attended the school, but I think the new staff will still have the need to bring the children into a positive learning environment.
—Submitted by a former student


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 98% 15%
Hispanic 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
White 0% 71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Poetry
Clubs
  • Student newspaper

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:55 am
School end time
  • 8:15 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Sister Cheryl Ann Hillig, DC
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman Catholic
Associations
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (215) 842-1400

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Hybrid
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
  • Service learning
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Book/reading club
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


10 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
360
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
165

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$4000 - $4000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships
Tax credits

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Little Flower High School
Roman Catholic School
Cristo Rey High School
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44 W Logan St
Philadelphia, PA 19144
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Phone: (215) 842-1266

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