Our Mother of Sorrows/ St. Ignatius of Loyola School

  • 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.

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School Overview

Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students226 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Our Mother of Sorrows/ St. Ignatius of Loyola School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio17:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size27 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(School Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$4,500
Tuition NotesAll 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
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,000


Total Sports Offered2 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross CountryBasketballCross Country,


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

Arts and Music Programs:

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.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Philadelphia
    Grades: NS-8 | 257 students
    2.2 miles
    405 N 65th St
    Philadelphia, PA 19151
    (215) 748-2994
    2.2 NS-8
  • Philadelphia
    Grades: PK-8 | 109 students
    0.6 miles
    4431 Walnut St
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
    (215) 387-5230
    0.6 PK-8
  • Philadelphia
    Grades: K-5 | 357 students
    2.8 miles
    3345 W Hunting Park Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19132
    (215) 228-7678
    2.8 K-5
  • Lansdowne
    Grades: PK-8 | 266 students
    3 miles
    716 Emerson Ave
    Lansdowne, PA 19050
    (610) 623-1113
    3 PK-8

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