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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: 40.8
  • Number Students: 408
  • Number Teachers: 25
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: NOT REPORTED
  • Principal: Ms Maryanne Bolger
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School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (18 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (17 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-11-17
    "I read these reviews and still enrolled my child because his/my visit was wonderful. After 3 months I will be pulling him out of school. I hate to leave mid year but we are very unhappy. The art and music classes are great but that is it.teachers are old fashioned. Two examples, a child sitting next to my son was being teased because he was adopted. My child got out of his seat to let them know what was happening and he got in trouble for getting out of his seat. Really poor judgement, they didn't care to hear what he had to say, they just saw him getting out of his seat. Another example, during recess one child didn't got in trouble so the entire grade had to stand against the wall during recess. I don't consider this appropriate so we are leaving SLS."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-09-06
    "This will be my child's last year in this school. Initially a few years ago the school was pretty good and I thought I had made the right decision--the past teachers my child had were great and the principal at that time was great too but as time passed on a new principal came on board and she was terrible--always looked so mad in the face--bad with following up on addressing issues. Also, the teacher turnover rate is very high--the good ones are leaving and being replaced by very low quality teachers that don't really care and are only there for a paycheck. I am not wasting my money anymore especially with the low quality teachers arriving on board this school is going down hill quick with no breaks!! I am telling you it seems as though they are placing any teachers in this school."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-06-14
    "Continuing from my first post, there is so much hidden information you need to know about this school. They are very ignorant to pronouncing students' names properly (this does not include common typical names such as Amber, Jimmy, Mark, etc.) Instead they do not LEARN the proper pronunciation and instead pronounce it their way. The students helping the staff are the same way as well. Very unprofessional. FOR THE HOT DAYS: The school barely has any air conditioners.The only air conditioners to my knowledge are in the research room (now currently known as the teacher's area or lounge), the cafeteria, and the sisters' convent. We have to suffer through the hot days on the top floor with a huge fan that in most cases, does not work at all. PHYSICAL EDUCATION AWFUL AWFUL AWFUL! The female teacher is a nightmare and barely cares for her students at all. I have gotten HEAD INJURIES or have FALLEN in her CLEAR SIGHT and she doesn't even ask if I am okay. The only games are dodge ball, kick ball, or capture-the-flag. Of course running is involved too. RECESS PART 2 Many times, the school sent the students out in cold weather and in one case, after going outside it started POURING!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-06-05
    "My child has been at this school for years and the teachers are not that great. They seem like they don't want to be there. The students have been caught engaging in activities that an adult would'nt do in school. They bully each other on facebook. The staff treats you like your not welcomed always felt like an outsider. They care more about the children of the staff and alumne then other children. I never felt like I belonged or was part of the school or parish. They ask for volunteers but only pick the same people over and over again and they are always teachers who have kids at the school or alumne so why bother to sign up they always say we have enough volunteers already. The school is unbalanced some children get treated very well while others get left behind.Most of all my child was not ready for the demands of high school even though she maintained good grades.Over all If I could do it all over again I would choose another school.The one good thing was the security was good always locked up and they have security cameras. Your better off sending your child to public school and save the money for college."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-12-04
    "Was good until this year..Now the teachers/staff are becoming more concerned it seems about petty little things that shouldn't even matter...The principal is not the greatest to deal with...Save your money and go to a better catholic school such as Sacred Heart/St Denis/ or St. Anastasia"
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