St. Lucy Day School For Chldrn W Visual Impairment

Tel: (215)289-4220
Grades: K - 8 | 25 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 Kindergarten - 8
Year Founded 1955

Student Body

Total Students 25 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 38%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 3 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
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 St. George Elementary School (1.6 miles away)
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