St Lucy Day School For Chldrn W Visual Impairment

Tel: (215)289-4220
Grades: PK - 7 | 30 students
Saint Lucy Day School for Children with Visual Impairments is a Catholic School that provides spiritual and academic instruction, as well as training in all areas of the expanded core curriculum; thus preparing students for the challenges of life and pursuit of higher education.
Saint Lucy Day School for Children with Visual Impairments was begun in Philadelphia in 1955 to meet the religious and educational needs of visually impaired/blind children.
At that time, parents had sought to find a Catholic school where their children would receive instruction in the faith, as well as the special education they needed.
Finding none, the parents approached Cardinal O'Hara, who was then Archbishop of Philadelphia, and requested that a school be started.
Cardinal O'Hara commissioned Bishop McShea, pastor of Saint Francis de Sales Parish, to direct the project.
With the cooperation of the Archdiocese, the people of the parish, the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and God's blessings, the school was opened, took root and is still flourishing.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other religious school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 7
Year Founded 1955

Student Body

Total Students 30 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 47%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade St Lucy Day School For Chldrn W Visual Impairment Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 2%
Average Class Size 8 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition varies Tuition Assistance Available
% on Financial Aid 60%
Admissions Director Principal

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Northeast Catholic High School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Holy Innocents Area Catholic Elementary School (0 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Holy Innocents Area Catholic Elementary School (0 miles away)
 All Schools  |High Schools High Schools  |Elementary Schools Elementary Schools  |Preschools Preschools  |Public Schools Public Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Philadelphia Holy Innocents Area Catholic Elementary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    1312 E Bristol St
    Philadelphia , PA , 19124
    (215)743-5909
    (Roman Catholic)
    0  mi  |  278  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Philadelphia
    Northeast Catholic High School
    All-boys  (Roman Catholic)
    1842 Torresdale Ave
    Philadelphia , PA , 19124
    (215)831-1234
    All-boys  (Roman Catholic)
    0.5  mi  |  551  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Philadelphia
    Christ Independent Baptist Academy
    (Baptist)
    1618 Womrath Street
    Philadelphia , PA , 19124
    (215)288-5667
    (Baptist)
    0.7  mi  |  45  students  |  Gr.  K-12
  • Philadelphia
    Frankford Friends School
    (Friends)
    1500 Orthodox St
    Philadelphia , PA , 19124
    (215)533-5368
    (Friends)
    0.8  mi  |  157  students  |  Gr.  NS-8
  • Philadelphia
    Ascension Of Our Lord School
    (Roman Catholic)
    735 E Westmoreland St
    Philadelphia , PA , 19134
    (215)739-6226
    (Roman Catholic)
    1.2  mi  |  156  students  |  Gr.  K-9

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?         Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes    

 I give permission to post this review online for other visitors to read.

Area Statistics

Recent Articles
 Why Did You Select That School?
Why Did You Select That School?
"Because I heard it is a good school." That may well be, but there are some other factors in the private school selection process we need to consider.
Elements of a Successful YouTube Channel
Running a small to medium sized private school? Can't afford marketing staff and expensive marketing programs? Read on.
Getting Involved With Your Child's School
Getting involved with your child's school benefits both you and the school. It's a win-win for all concerned.
Request Information
I am a: Parent   Student  
Email:
Parent or guardian name:
First name:
Middle name:
Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
Male   Female  
Currently grade:
Seeking entry grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
Public   Private   Parochial  
Applying for financial aid?:
Yes   No   Don't Know  

Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.

Address:
City:
Country:
State:
Zip:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Phone:

Allow other schools to send me information. Share your information with all schools on our site and let them send you brochures.

Save this data and create your user profile. Create your own user account so you don't have to re-type your user data each time you request information.You'll also be able to track your information requests, get reminded of application dates, and more!