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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

Saint Anselm School is now on Facebook!
Like us on Facebook!
Check our Facebook page often for reminders, upcoming events, noews 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!

Registration for NEW Students
Registration Information
Registration for students new to Saint Anselm School with be held on February 4, 2016! Click on the link above for further information.

New Scholarships Posted
Scholarship Opportunities
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

January 25

Pretzel orders due--$2.00

Zio Gio Lunch

January 27

Hot Lunch

January 28

8:30 Mass for grades 5-8
Please join us.

January 31

Catholic Schools Week
Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service--Student Council officers will speak at Masses this weekend

February 1

CSW: Celebrate Students
Students in grades 1-8 wear PE uniforms today
Fun in OLV Hall and a movie
H & S treat

Pretzel orders--$2.00

7 PM Parent Meeting for Confirmation

February 2

Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord

CSW: Celebrate Community

Open House 9 AM to 10 AM

Groundhog Day

February 3

Feast of Saint Blaise

CSW: Celebrate National Appreciation Day for Catholic Schools
Wear red, white, and blue over uniforms

Hot Lunch

7 PM Home and School Meeting with Science Fair and Guest Speaker

February 4

CSW: Celebrate Vocations

8:30 Mass grades PK-8
Please join us.

Registration for new students 9-11:30, 1-2:30, 6-8

Interim Reports on Option C

February 5

CSW: Celebrate Faculty and Staff

12 Noon dismissal for students

Home and School Luncheon for faculty and staff

February 6

Parish 5K Race

February 7

Liturgy of the Word for Children at 10 AM Mass

February 8

Pretzel orders due--$2.00

Zio-Gio Lunch

February 9

Grade 8 students measured for graduation robes

February 10

Ash Wednesday

Lent begins

Day of Fast and Abstinence

Masses at 6:30, 8:30, 7 PM
Prayer Services at 11:30 and 3:30

Hot Lunch--pizza

February 11

1 PM Stations of the Cross for grades 5-8

February 12

1 PM Kick Off for our Race for Education in OLV Hall
Students in grades 1-8 should wear PE uniforms today

February 14

First Sunday of Lent

Valentine's Day

Liturgy of the Word for Children at 10 AM Mass

February 15

President's Day

School Holiday

February 16

Pretzel orders due--$1.60

10 AM CAP Assembly in OLV Hall for grades 4-8--Chestnut Brass Co.

February 17

8:30 Grade 8 Graduation Pictures

Hot Lunch

February 18

8:30 Mass for grade 1-4 with January peacemakers for grades PK-4
Please join us.

1-2 PM Open House

February 19

10 AM CAP Assembly in OLV Hall for grades 4-8--Franklin Institute

February 20

6 PM Parish Spaghetti Dinner

February 21

Second Sunday of Lent

Liturgy of the Word for Children at 10 AM Mass

February 22

Pretzel orders due--$2.00

Zio-Gio Lunch

February 23

11 AM-12 PM Open House

CAP Class Trip for grades 4-6--National Liberty Museum

February 24

Hot Lunch

7 PM Celebration of First Penance
Dress code: Dress clothes--no jeans, no sneakers, no t-shirts

February 25

8:30 Mass for grades 5-8 with January peacemakers for grades 5-8
Please join us.

1 PM Stations of the Cross for grades 3 & 4

February 26

Terra Nova Testing begins for grades 3-7

1 PM First Penance treat from Home & School Association

February 28

Third Sunday of Lent

Liturgy of the Word for Children at 10 AM Mass

February 29

Terra Nova Testing for grades 3-7

Pretzel orders due--$2.00

Zio-Gio Lunch

Saint Anselm School 12650 Dunks Ferry Road Philadelphia, PA 19154 215-632-1133
Last Modified: Friday, Jan. 29, 2016