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"By recognizing the dignity of its students and teachers through their unique gifts and talents, Saint Anselm Catholic School strives to provide academic excellence in an environment permeated with the Gospel message of Jesus Christ."

Message from the Principal

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Welcome to the website of Saint Anselm Catholic School located in northeast Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Our school is part of the mission of Saint Anselm Parish and of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. It has a rich history of serving families who appreciate a Catholic school education for their children. Our present enrollment is 407 students in grades Prekindergarten to eight. We have a dedicated staff of 23 lay teachers whose mission is to bring the Gospel message of Jesus Christ to all students and their parents. In addition to the traditional curriculum areas, we have teachers who specialize in Art, Music, Technology, Physical Education and Library Science. Our school provides an after school program for those parents who need additional care and supervision for their children after school hours. Please review the pages contained in our website. If you need additional information, we would be happy to speak with you at 215-632-1133. Thank you for visiting our website.
Mrs. Geraldine Murphy

News You Can Use

New Student Registration Coming Soon!
New Student Registration
To register a new student for Saint Anselm School, click the link above for information!

Shop at, Support Saint Anselm!
To all Saint Anselm Parish Members and School Families:
Do you shop on Amazon? If so, if you go through AmazonSmile at and select Saint Anselm Catholic Parish as your charitable organization, Amazon will make a 0.5% donation to our Parish for each of your eligible purchases. Shopping on AmazonSmile is the same as shopping on Amazon; it is just their link for their charitable donation page.
This is a great way to support our parish. Please spread the word to all fellow parish members and school families. Thank you.

Scholarship Opportunities
Click here for available scholarship applications!
Make sure to check out the Scholarship Opportunities link above or in our main menu to the left. Throughout the year we'll post PDF files of applications and links to other websites where scholarships are available.

Option C
Option C passwords were sent home with students on Thursday, September 25. Make sure you get yours so you can keep up-to-date on your child's grades!

Shop. Snap. Earn!
Now you can earn money for Saint Anselm School by doing something you do anyway--shopping! Download the Shoparoo app from the Apple App Store or Google play. Then, every time you shop, snap and picture of your receipt. Shoparoo will make a donation to our school for every receipt you submit--that's all there is to it! Ask your friends and family to download the Shoparoo app, too! The more supporters we have, the more we earn!

Upcoming Events

January 25

Catholic Schools Week begins
Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service

Liturgy of the Word for Children at 10 AM Mass

January 26

CSW Celebrate Students

Pretzel orders due $2.00

Students wear PE uniforms

Fun in OLV Hall

January 27

CSW Celebrate Community

Open House 9 AM to 10AM

January 28

CSW Celebrate National Appreciation Day for Catholic Schools

Wear red, white, and blue over uniforms

Hot Lunch--Burger King

7 PM Home and School Meeting with Science Fair

January 29

CSW Celebrate Vocations

8:30 Mass for grades PK-8

Career Day

January 30

CSW Celebrate Faculty and Staff

12 Noon dismissal for students

Home and School Luncheon for faculty and staff

January 31

7 AM Parish 5K Race

February 1

Liturgy of the Word for Children at 10 AM Mass

February 2

Groundhog Day

Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord

LSA Easter Candy Sale begins

Pretzel orders due--$1.60

February 3

Feast of Saint Blaise

8:30 Mass with blessing of throats grades PK-8

February 4

Holiday for students

Staff Development for Faculty

February 6

Interim Reports for grades 1-8 available on Option C

February 8

Liturgy of the Word for Children at 10 AM Mass

February 9

Pretzel orders due--$2.00

7 PM Parents Meeting in preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation--parish hall

February 10

Dancing Classrooms Philly for grade 5

February 11

Our Lady of Lourdes

Grade 8 Graduation pictures taken
Hot Lunch--Burger King

February 12

8:30 Mass for grades 1-4 with January peacemakers for grades PK-4

1 PM grade 4 Palm Burning Service

1-2 PM Open House

Dancing Classrooms Philly for grade 5

February 13

1 PM Kick Off for our Race for Education in OLV Hall

Students in grades 1-8 wear PE uniforms today

February 14

St. Valentine's Day

February 15

Liturgy of the Word for Children at 10 AM Mass

February 16

President's Day

School Holiday

February 17

Dancing Classrooms Philly for grade 5

Pretzel orders due--$1.60

11 AM-12 PM Open House

February 18

Ash Wednesday

Lent begins--Day of Fast and Abstinence

Masses 8:30 and 7 PM

Prayer Services 11:30 and 3:30

Hot Lunch--pizza

February 19

1 PM Stations of the Cross for grades 3 and 4

Dancing Classrooms Philly for grade 5

February 20

Easter candy sale ends

February 22

Liturgy of the Word for Children at 10 AM Mass

First Sunday of Lent

February 23

Pretzel orders due--$2.00

10 AM Class trip for garde 4-5-6 to Bartram's Garden

Rehearsal for First Penance for School and CCD

February 24

Dancing Classrooms Philly for grade 5

School Flea Market during library periods

February 25

Hot Lunch--Burger King

School Flea Market during library periods

7 PM Celebration of First Penance in church

February 26

8:30 Mass for grades 5-8 with January peacemakers for grades 5-8

School Flea Market during library periods

Practice for Confirmation Candidacy Mass--School and CCD

February 27

First Penance treat from Home and School Association

Saint Anselm School 12650 Dunks Ferry Road Philadelphia, PA 19154 215-632-1133
Last Modified: Friday, Jan. 30, 2015