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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

Father Fitzgerald's Funeral Arrangements
Letter sent home on Monday, October 21st
It is with great sadness that we inform the Saint Anselm community of the death of Father John Fitzgerald. School will be closed Friday, October 24, for his funeral. Please click on the link above to access the letter sent home with students regarding the details of the funeral arrangements.

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.


Saint Anselm School will be holding a bookfair to be hosted by Barnes & Noble's Neshaminy Mall store on November 24th (Monday before Thanksgiving)! Like the one we held there in June, it will run both in-store and online for a week--meaning any Black Friday shopping you do there will count toward our sale totals! More information to come at the date gets closer!


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

October 1

Feast of St. Therese, the Little Flower

Hot Lunch--pizza

7 PM Parent Meeting for First Penance and Eucharist in parish hall

October 2

Feast of the Guardian Angels

8:30 Mass grades 1-8--Installation of Student Council officers, ambassadors, homeroom representatives, peer helpers, and safeties

October 3

Confirmation Retreat to Shrine of St. Katharine Drexel for Grade 6 and CCD

Neumann Scholar deadline for essays

October 4

Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

1 PM Blessings of animals in front of church

October 5

Respect Life Sunday

Liturgy of the Word for Children at 10 AM Mass

October 6

Pretzel orders due--$2.00

October 7

Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary

October 8

Hot Lunch--Burger King

7 PM Home and School Meeting in the parish hall

October 9

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

1 PM Rehearsal for Confirmation for School and CCD

6:30 to 8:30 High School Night for grades 6, 7, 8 at St. Matthew School

October 11

Oktoberfest--Noon to 8 PM

October 12

Liturgy of the Word for Children at 10 AM Mass

October 13

Columbus Day

Pretzel orders due--$2.00

October 14

9:15 Confession for grade 6

1 PM Rehearsal for Confirmation for School and CCD

High School Night for grades 6, 7, 8 at Holy Innocents School

October 15

Hot Lunch--pizza

October 16

12 Noon dismissal

4 PM Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation with Bishop Martino presiding

October 18

Anointing of the Sick at the 5 PM Mass

October 19

World Mission Sunday

Liturgy of the Word for Children at 10 AM Mass

Anointing of the Sick at all Masses

Neumann Scholars Test at Ryan

October 20

Pretzel orders due--$2.00

LSA Candy Sale begins

October 22

Hot Lunch--Burger King

October 23

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

1 PM Practice for Rite of Candidacy Mass for grade 2 and CCD

October 24

Interim Reports--Please check student grades in Option C

October 25

1 PM Home and School Halloween Party in parch hall for grades PK-4

October 26

10 AM Mass Rite of Candidacy for First Penance and Eucharist

Liturgy of the Word for Children at 10 AM Mass

Neumann Scholars test at Ryan

October 27

Pretzel orders due--$1.60

Protecting God's Children lesson in Religion class PK-8

October 28

School pictures taken for grades PK-7--Students may wear uniforms or appropriate clothing for a school picture

October 29

Hot Lunch--pizza

6:30-8:30 High School Night for grades 6, 7, 8 at St. Christopher School

October 30

8:30 Mass for grades 5-8

October 31

All Hallows' Eve

School Holiday for students

Professional Development Day for Faculty

Saint Anselm School 12650 Dunks Ferry Road Philadelphia, PA 19154 215-632-1133
Last Modified: Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014