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St Philip School

Private | PK-8 | 358 students


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Posted October 30, 2010

The teachers and staff are excellent. My son is new to the school this year and he thoroughly enjoys the teachers and the friends he has made there. Academic excellence and respect of others are of utmost importance at Saint Philips School.
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Posted October 13, 2010

My brothers and I attended St. Philip for 8 years. At that time mostly Sisters of Charity were the teachers. Even though the Sisters no longer teach in the school, the quality of education has continued.
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Posted October 5, 2010

The faculty know all the children, all of the children are taught to be respectful and considerate and the quality of the education is superior.
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Posted October 3, 2010

The school prepares the students for responsbility. The kids and staff are great.
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Posted September 29, 2010

St. Philips is a great school. They truly care for their students and are very involved with every student there. My son goes to St. Philips and I absolutely love it. I know my son is going to receive a great education here. I would happily recommend St. Philips to anyone.
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Posted September 27, 2010

I love St. Philip school because it's a very friendly community and I believe my child is getting a great education.
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Posted September 27, 2010

it is a very special place!
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Posted September 26, 2010

I love the principal, teacher and other parents. We have the best school spirit and our kids are A number one!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted September 26, 2010

I love the whole school. the teachers and the students are great, and Sister Geri is special.
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Posted September 26, 2010

It is extremely important to me that both my children attend St. Philips School. The entire staff is extremely patient and kind, but more importantly to me, they all work together to ensure that my children know that in order to succeed in life there are many values to have. Grades of course are extremely important when it comes to the success of a child, but St. Philips also teaches Kindness, and that each child is responsible to show everyone about the love that Christ shows all of us.. They all work together to ensure that not only the kids get very good grades, but that they will grow into kind responsible adults as well. I love St. Philips school, and i'm very grateful to everyone there.
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Posted September 26, 2010

This school has a great academic curriculum and feels like family. The Principal has helped our family from tuition assistance help to supporting us all through very hard emotional times.
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Posted September 26, 2010

I love everything about St. Philip! The teachers are the best. The kids not only learn so much from them, but they also teach many life lessons. All of the parents work together to make the school like one big family! The school is just overall outstanding!!!
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Posted July 7, 2010

Great school if your child is gifted. If your child has learning difficulties, look somewhere else. Most teachers are great here. Test scores on the standardized tests are VERY important to them. In my opinion, they move through the curriculum too quickly, even if all children are not ready to move on. For us, the administration was not supportive here.
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Posted December 2, 2009

St. Philip School is the best school in the country for the development of not only knowledge, but also moral and spiritual wisdom.
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Posted November 19, 2009

I use to go to St. Philip school and it was amazing! It has a great learning program and many values that are important to learn in school. Although some of the teachers are hard, they are there to help and to lend a helping hand

Posted November 6, 2009

Its the best of the best!!!!! great teachers, Fantastic curriculum--
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Posted November 5, 2009

Our youngest son just started preschool and the teachers are wonderful.
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Posted November 5, 2009

We love Saint Philip school. It is a place where values and education go hand and hand. I love Saint Philip school.I love the virtues they teach the students. As a first year student in the fourth grade , the teachers are extremely caring and helpful with his adjustment.
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Posted November 5, 2009

Saint Philip School supports the morals and values that we instill in our children through a rigorous curriculum, knowledgeable and caring teachers, and by setting high standards for our children. Our children have always felt safe taking risks as learners, and that is where the true education come in at Saint Philip School.
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Posted November 5, 2009

We love Saint Philip school. It is a place where values and education go hand and hand. So many teachers go that extra mile to help their students succeed.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 86% 71%
Two or more races 8% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Black 2% 15%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Hispanic 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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52 West Crafton Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Phone: (412) 928-2742


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