ST. LAURENCE SCHOOL

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8245 W CHESTER PIKE
UPPER DARBY, PA 19082
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Phone: 610-789-2670
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 0
  • Educational Climate: Below Average
  • Technology Measure: Low
  • Type: Catholic
  • Grades: Preschool - 8th Grade
  • District: Archdiocese Of Philadelphia
  • Students/Teacher: 17:1
  • Students/Grade: 34.2
  • Number Students: 342
  • Number Teachers: 22
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: NOT REPORTED
  • Principal: Sister Maryanne Bolger
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (19 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (18 Reviews)
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    Posted 2015-05-12
    "Look this is what I have to say about saint Laurence I've been here since 5th grade and the teachers I've had are awesome except for one but she's gone. Now I've got to say that if your child is in middle school 5-8th that they're guaranteed a really good education. Especially 7th grade those teachers really prepared me for highschool. A full on prep for what you need and plus it's a lot of fun to be there like the Halloween dance McDonald's night etc. Now I can only speak about 5-8 because I wasn't here in any other grades but the other teachers do show a lot of interest from what I've seen. Teachers make sure they teach you what's on a test and I know this from true experience this school made me want to try harder in academics and I did good so send your kids to saint Laurence"
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    Posted 2015-02-10
    "The teachers at this school are extremely unprofessional. Many of them have their favorites and the rest of them are treated as dirt. I am a graduate of this school, and Saint Laurence did not even come close to preparing me for the standards of my high school (Saint Joseph's Prep). Many of my classmates who went to Bonner/Prendie talked about how much easier Saint Laurence was. Yes granted there is obviously going to be a difference, but Saint Laurence there is minimal to no work. And if you need help, this is not the place to be. It is only the place for the picture perfect student. If you are not one of the favorites of the school, do not expect to get any recognition for basically any achievement. The "Specials"- music and computers- are poorly taught by teachers who do not seem to have as much knowledge in their fields as they claim to do- let alone the people skills to take this job. The gym teacher makes it obvious she does not want to be there- she has students running until the point of puking then has them play a game while she sits on a hill or wherever playing on her cell phone looking disinterested. Saint Laurence has not been the same as pre-2010 Saint Laurence."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-06-04
    "I am sorry to say that this is my child's last year at St. Laurence School. The new principal Sister Maryanne is so rude and has no sense of leadership at all. She is not equipted to deal with problem children and she just always looks so miserable. Before she came the school was great. Save your money."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-03-25
    "My child has been at St. Laurence for 7 years. I have never encountered a staff member that wasn't helpful. I have always felt that the faculty and staff have had the best interest of the children. There could be more extracurricular activities, and I wish there was some more parent involvement, they are my only real complaints. The home and school association has been brought back, and I think some school spirit will follow. These kids are ranking NATIONALLY in First in Math, NATIONALLY. I think it may honestly be one of the more underrated schools in the county. It's diverse, it's dynamic, it's a great place to learn, and I am honestly glad I chose to send my child here."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-12-11
    "New principal and new pastor = new school. This school has gone through many changes over the last several years. They have always had the students best interest at heart even if things were not perfect, but I see a new positive attitude. Bullying was a strong issue in the past; however, it seems they are actively handling situations and shows students it does not belong in the school. Leadership is strong and school spirit is up, which is definitely a reflection from top down. Leadership wants to be here and it shows! I feel confident in my children's education and well being. St. Laurence is back on track. Kudos to staff, teachers, and especially principal and pastor! THANK YOU!!!"
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