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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

Barnes & Noble Bookfair
Monday, May 23 from 6-9 PM will be our annual spring Barnes & Noble Bookfair! Anything (except gift cards) purchased in-store from May 23 to 27 or online May 23-29 will count toward our bookfair total! Just use the code 11846193 at checkout. Thank you for your support of Saint Anselm School!

Saint Anselm School is now on Facebook!
Like us on Facebook!
Check our Facebook page often for reminders, upcoming events, news about our students, faculty and alumni, and more! Be sure to share the great things happening at our school with your Facebook friends.

Please also share your photos and news with us on the page or email the page administrators at

Don't forget to tag your school-related photos with the hashtag #AnselmIsAwesome!

New Scholarships Posted
Scholarship Opportunities
March 4, 2016, Information was sent home with all 8th grade students regarding the Christopher Buck Memorial Scholarship.

Information and applications for the Children's Scholarship Fund and the Matthew Holmes Scholarship have been posted. Information was also sent home with students in October.

Information regarding the BLOCS grant program was posted on November 4.

Remember to contact the high school your child will be attending for information and applications for other scholarships or financial aid available through the high school!

Option C Information

Please review your Option C introduction. It contains our school code and your personal username and password. Online grading is available for students in first through eighth grades. Once you've logged in with your information, you are taken to your family's homepage.

If you are experiencing problems with the Option C system, try switching your browser to Google Chrome.

We do not use the private message system through Option C. All communication should be in writing or by telephone.

If you need your log in information (password) resent to you, send $2.00 in an envelope marked "Password Request" with your child's name, grade, homeroom, and your name.

The password your were given stays with your child throughout their years at Saint Anselm School. Please keep it in a safe location.

Hot Lunch Ordering--Now Online!
Hot Lunch Program
Hot Lunch orders will now be taken online though Option C! Please see the flyer sent home on November 30th for more information. The Information is also posted on our Hot Lunch Program page in the link above.

Option C

Option C passwords were sent home to all parents on October 5, 2015. Please check your children's academic progress on the Option C website frequently.

Upcoming Events

April 28

8:30 Mass for grades 1-4

1 PM First Eucharist Rehearsal for School and CCD

April 29

Grades 1-8 wear PE uniforms today

1 PM Race for Education

Interim Reports for grade 1-8 in Option C

May 1

Liturgy of the Word for Children at 10 AM Mass

May 2

Pretzel orders due--$2.00

Zio Gio Lunch

1 PM Student Council Primary Election for grade 7

May 3

10:30 DCP Culminating Activity in OLV Hall--please join us.

May 4

9:15 Confession for First Communicants

Hot Lunch

Mother's Day Plant Sale in the morning--bring a shoebox for your plants

5 PM Vigil Mass

May 5

Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord

Holyday of Obligation
Masses 8:30, 12 Noon, 7:00

School Holiday

May 6

School Holiday

May 7

10 AM Mass Celebration of First Eucharist

8-9:30 Photographer available in library

9:30 First Communicants report to their classrooms

May 8

Mother's Day

Crowning of Mary at all Masses

Liturgy of the Word for Children at 10 AM Mass

May 9

Pretzel orders due--$2.00

Zio Gio Lunch

7 PM Connelly Awards at Ryan HS
Congratulations to Olivia Gribley, Thomas McLellan, and Meghan Montoya

May 10

CAP Class Trip for grade 8 to Eastern State Penitentiary

May 11

10 AM Race for Education Awards Ceremony in OLV Hall--please join us.

Hot Lunch

May 12

Last day to purchase stationery

1 PM Mary Celebration in church for grades PK-8--please join us.

May 13

Noon Dismissal
Faculty Meeting

May 15


Liturgy of the Word for Children at 10 AM Mass

May 16

Pretzel orders due--$2.00

1 PM Student Council speeches for grades 4-7 in OLV Hall

May 17

10 AM DC Semi-Finals

Parish Carnival

May 18

Parish Carnival Family Night

1 PM Race for Education Movie and Popcorn

May 19

8:30 AM Mass for grades 5-8 with April peacemakers

PK and K trip to the Zoo

Parish Carnival Family Night

May 20

Parish Carnival

May 21

Parish Carnival Family Night

May 22

Liturgy of the Word for Children at 10 AM Mass

May 23

Pretzel orders due--$2.00

10 AM Student Council Election grades 4-7

Zio Gio lunch

6-9 PM Barnes 7 Noble Book Fair Neshaminy Mall

May 24

Race for Education Limo Lunch

May 25

Race for Education Hot Lunch

5:30 CYO Closing Mass and Celebration

May 26

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

Grade 8 trip to New York

May 27

Blue and Gold Day
All students wear PE uniforms

12 Noon dismissal

May 29

Liturgy of the Word for Children at 10 AM Mass

May 30

Memorial Day

School Holiday

9 AM Mass

May 31

Pretzel orders due $1.60

Saint Anselm School 12650 Dunks Ferry Road Philadelphia, PA 19154 215-632-1133
Last Modified: Tuesday, May. 17, 2016