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St Dorothy School

Private | K-8 | 423 students


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Posted October 25, 2014

Our child currently attends St. Dots after her being there for 6 years we are completely unsatisfied. Teachers have been well below average. The principal is out of touch. Bullying is VERY prevalent. We thought the school would have gotten better but it has only gotten worse. It was a terrible mistake sending our child there.
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Posted September 9, 2013

Horrible school!!!! I would never ever enroll my child in this school again!! we had a very bad experience with 4th grade teacher. students are very unfriendly, don't welcome new students openly. Principal is doing horrible job! this school is using car parking space as playground. Whole structure needs to be changed!!!
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Posted July 30, 2012

The principal (Mrs. Sheehan) is awesome! She is very involved and runs the school well. The teachers are pretty good too. The school is very good at communicating with parents by way of memos, email, school newsletter, etc. The curriculum is very challenging. It is a great education for a very reasonable tuition.
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Posted April 20, 2010

All 10 of my children attended St.Dorothy School and I was very pleased with the teaching and every thing about the school.
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Posted September 18, 2009

An excellent neighborhood Catholic school. Curriculum is tough--Latin included for upper grades--but students are also educated in how to be good, kind people. The first time I visited the school, several children held the door open for me. I was stunned by their good manners.
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Posted September 16, 2009

the children receive a good education, they have nice manners, they do well when they graduate, their sports teams are all around well balanced school
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Posted July 19, 2007

Strong sense of school/community pride. Dedicated, well educated faculty. Students are challenged.Students are encouraged to read across the curriculum.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Black 4% 15%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 9%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1225 Burmont Road
Upper Darby, PA 19026
Phone: (610) 789-4100


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