St Jerome School

Tel: (215)624-0637
Grades: PK-8 | 576 students
  • Saint Jerome Catholic School is a Middle States accredited school.
  • It was re accredited in the Spring of 1999.
  • The goal of our Middle States Project was to strengthen our Catholic Identity within the school and the families of our school community.
  • There is a strong emphasis on prayer and spirituality.
  • All students attend mass at least twice a month.
  • The students serve in our liturgies as altar servers, lectors, cantors and in the presentation of the gifts.
  • Once a week a different grade receives the sacrament of Reconciliation.
  • We are dedicated to teaching and practicing the traditions of our faith.
  • A variety of prayer services are experienced throughout the year.
  • As a school we begin each day with prayer via our closed circuit TV system.
  • This prayer is lead by two students.
  • As a concrete means of fostering a knowledge of religion we instituted a Religion Bowl.
  • This began as a competition within our school.
  • In the Spring of 1999 this evolved into a District Seven Religion Bowl.
  • All the Catholic Schools in our district are invited to the competition.
  • One of the greatest assets of our religious program is our pastor, Reverend Joseph Graham.
  • He provides the sacramental experiences for our students.
  • Weekly he teaches a religion class in the sixth, seventh and eighth grade.
  • His support, guidance and example are commendable.

School Overview

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Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students 576 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
4%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade St Jerome School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1
National avg.: 13:1
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