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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 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!

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 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

November 1

Feast of All Saints--Not a Holyday of Obligation this year

Catholic Life Congress

November 2

Feast of All Souls

Daylight Savings Time ends--"Fall Back"

Liturgy of the Word for Children at 10 AM Mass

Vocations Awareness Week

November 3

Pretzel orders due--$2.00

Students wear winter uniforms beginning today

November 5

Hot Lunch--pizza

November 6

8:30 Mass, grades 1-4--Remembering the Dead

Thanksgiving Food Collection begins

7 PM Parish Assembly--Please join us in OLV Hall--Doors open at 6:30

November 7

LSA Candy Sale ends

Peer Helper Conference at CORA

November 9

Liturgy of the Word for Children at 10 AM Mass

November 10

Pretzel orders due--$2.00

November 11

Veterans Day

November 12

Hot Lunch--hot dog''Thanksgiving Food Collection ends

7 PM Home and School Presentation--Drug Free Pennsylvania, Mr. Scott Serafini--Please join us in OLV Hall

November 13

8:30 Mass, grades 5-7--Remembering the Dead

October peacemakers, grades 5-7, after Mass

Grade 8 Universal Visitation Day

November 14

Assembly for grades 4-8 in OLV Hall--Franklin Institute Traveling Science Presentation

November 16

Liturgy of the Word for Children at 10 AM Mass

November 17

Pretzel orders due--$2.00

November 19

Hot Lunch--Burger King

November 20

8:30 Mass, grades 1-4

October peacemakers, grades PK-4, after Mass

Grades PK-3 class trip--Shrek the Musical at Archbishop Ryan HS

November 21

Christmas Bazaar for school children only during the day

6:30 PM Christmas Bazaar for everyone

November 22

10 AM-2:30 PM Parish Christmas Bazaar

November 23

Feast of Christ the King

Liturgy of the Word for Children at 10 AM Mass

November 24

Pretzel orders due--$1.20

6-9 PM Barnes and Noble Book Fair at Neshaminy Mall

November 25

5:30 PM Parish Poor Man's Supper with 7 PM Mass of Thanksgiving

November 26

End of First Trimester

9:15 Thanksgiving Prayer Service, grades PK-8

12 Noon dismissal

November 27

Thanksgiving--9 AM Mass

School Holiday

November 28

School Holiday

November 30

First Sunday of Advent

Liturgy of the Word for Children at 10 AM Mass

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: Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014