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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

Summer Reading List
Summer Reading 2016
Please click on the link above or in the menu on the left side of our home page for a list of summer reading books.

2016-2017 Stationery List
Stationery List
Please click on the link above or in the menu on the left side of our home page for a list of stationery needed for next school year.

2016-2017 Academic Year Information
School Information by Grade
Please click on the link above or in the menu on the left of our home page for information for the 2016-2017 school year.

Campbell's Soup Labels for Education

Dear Parents,

After many years of a very beneficial program to our school, Labels for Education has informed me that the Campbell's Soup Labels program is coming to an end! The Program says that schools can submit any participating products until July 31, 2016. So please send any labels into school you may have around the house. Starting August 1, 2016, only items with the LFE logo will be accepted for at least another year.

Saint Anselm would like to thank you all for your support and participation in the Labels for Education Program for so many years. Your support has earned St. Anselm's educational, athletic, art, and musical equipment over the years. Thanks again!

Carolyn Blanco
Saint Anselm Home & School
Labels for Education Coordinator

Final Report Cards

Report cards will be distributed to students in grades 1-7 on June 17. Report cards for absentee students will not be available in the school office. They may be picked up in the Parish Center on Monday, June 20.

First Week of School Reopening Schedule

School will open on September 7 for grades 1 to 8, on September 8 for grades Kindergarten to 8, and on September 9 for grades Prekindergarten to 8.

Saint Anselm School is now on Facebook!
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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!

Option C Information

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.

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.

Upcoming Events

June 5

10 AM Baccalaureate Mass for all graduates

Liturgy of the Word for Children at 10 AM Mass

1 PM Parish Picnic at Adventureland

June 6

Pretzel orders due--$2.00

June 7

End-of Year Assessments for grade 8

June 8

End-of-Year Assessments for grades 1-8

June 9

End-of-Year Assessments for grades 1-8

Last day for PK

11 AM PK Prayer Service in Church

PK and K report cards distributed

PK Ice Cream Party after lunch

Choir pizza lunch

June 10

End-of-Year Assessments for grades 1-7

9:30 K students arrive in school

10 AM Kindergarten graduation in OLV Hall

Last day for Kindergarten

Holiday for grade 8 students only

7 PM Piano Recital

June 12

Liturgy of the Word for Children at 10 AM Mass

June 13

No pretzels this week--bring a snack

9:15 Confession for grade 8

12 Noon dismissal

6:30 Farewell Mass for Father Friel followed by reception in OLV Hall

June 14

Flag Day

10 AM grade 8 students report to the library

10:30 AM grade 8 Farewell Prayer Service in Church

Grade 8 report cards distributed after prayer service in the library

12 Noon dismissal

7 PM grade 8 Graduation Dance

June 15

Holiday for grade 8 students only

12 Noon dismissal

6:30 PM graduates report to the library

7 PM Graduation Mass in church with presentation of diplomas and awards

June 16

Holiday for students
Professional Development for faculty

Dorney Park trip

June 17

Last day of school

Students wear regular school uniforms today

8:30 Mass grades 1-7

Report cards distributed after Mass

10:30 dismissal

Altar Server trip

June 19

Father's Day

Liturgy of the Word for Children at 10 AM Mass

June 26

Liturgy of the Word for Children at 10 AM Mass

Saint Anselm School 12650 Dunks Ferry Road Philadelphia, PA 19154 215-632-1133
Last Modified: Friday, Jun. 03, 2016