Our Mother of Sorrows / St. Ignatius of Loyola (OMS/SI) is a Middle States accredited Catholic elementary school in the heart of West Philadelphia.
The school`s mission is to provide a faith-based, quality education in a healthy, respectful, and caring environment. Academically and socially we develop the whole child to meet the challenges of a global society.
Today OMSI/SI has more resources than ever before. We offer students a personalized learning environment with classrooms of 30 students or less, weekly courses in art, music, and gym, wireless classrooms, nutrition education, before and after school care, support for struggling learners, counseling, and more.
Our safe and supportive environment allow students to focus on personal and academic development.
Over 85% of Our Mother of Sorrows / Saint Ignatius of Loyola students graduate from high school in four years! Please contact us to see what our children can accomplish when someone believes in them.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 226 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $4,500
  • Average class size: 27 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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Our Mother of Sorrows/ St. Ignatius of Loyola School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
226 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
100%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade
Our Mother of Sorrows/ St. Ignatius of Loyola School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
30%
Average Class Size
27 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
School Uniform

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
All families are required to apply for financial aid. Over $200,000 in financial aid is distributed each year. Scholarships are available based on need and merit.
% on Financial Aid
98%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$1,000

Sports

Total Sports Offered
2 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Math Challenge, Science Club, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir

School Notes

  • The mission of Our Mother of Sorrows / Saint Ignatius of Loyola Catholic School is to provide a Christ-centered quality education, to foster a spirit of inquiry and intellectual growth, and to prepare children to meet the challenges of the 21st Century in a healthy, safe and caring environment. We continue to develop and implement programs centered around science, technology, and humanities. We create opportunities for prayer, service, and extra curricular activities within the school and broader community to develop the whole child. Our teachers, by example and instruction, help students to integrate beliefs, values and the practice of faith within everyday living. We respect and celebrate the unique gifts of our students, families, faculty, and staff.
Source: Verified school update

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 226 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $4,500
  • Average class size: 27 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Philadelphia, PA is $8,653 for elementary schools and $13,080 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Philadelphia, PA is 67% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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