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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

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

December 18

9:15 Advent Prayer Service for grades PK-8

November Peacemakers PK-8

December 19

1 PM Choir visit to St. John Neumann Nursing Home

December 20

7:30 PM Parish Christmas Concert


Fourth Sunday of Advent

Liturgy of the Word for Children at 10 AM Mass

December 22

No pretzels this week

7 PM Parish Penance Service

December 23

12 Noon dismissal

December 24

Christmas Eve

Masses: 4 PM Family Mass in OLV Hall; 4 PM, 6:30 PM and Midnight in Church

School Holiday

December 25

Christmas--Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord

Holyday of Obligation

Masses: 8 and 11 AM

December 26

School Holiday

December 28

Feast of the Holy Family

Liturgy of the Word for Children at 10 AM Mass

December 29

School Holiday

December 30

School Holiday

December 31

New Year's Eve

4 PM Vigil Mass

School Holiday

January 1

Feast of Mary, Mother of God

Happy 2015!

Holyday of Obligation: Masses 8, 10, and 12--no evening Mass

School Holiday

January 2

School Holiday

January 4

Feast of the Epiphany of Our Lord

Liturgy of the Word for Children at 10 AM Mass

January 5

Classes resume

Pretzel orders $2.00

January 7

Hot Lunch--pizza

January 8

8:30 Mass grades PK-8

January 11

The Baptism of Our Lord

Liturgy of the Word for Children at 10 AM Mass

January 12

Pretzel orders due $2.00

Second half of lunch fee is due if not already paid

January 14

Hot Lunch--Burger King

January 15

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

January 18

Liturgy of the Word for Children at 10 AM Mass

2 PM Adult Painting Session in parish hall

January 19

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

School Holiday

January 20

Pretzel orders due $1.60

January 21

Hot Lunch--pizza

January 22

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

January 23

Second half of tuition doe for grades K-8

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

Saint Anselm School 12650 Dunks Ferry Road Philadelphia, PA 19154 215-632-1133
Last Modified: Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014