Saint Lucy School for Children with Visual Impairments

Saint Lucy 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.

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Saint Lucy School for Children with Visual Impairments ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
blind and visually impaired with mild learning differences
Year Founded
1955

Student Body

Total Students
33 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
30%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade
Saint Lucy School for Children with Visual Impairments Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size
6 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
plaid jumpers with blue shirt for girls / navy khaki pants with blue polo shirt for boys

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition Assistance Available
% on Financial Aid
90%
Admissions Director
Sister Lisa lettiere

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
1 extracurricular
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
St. Jerome CYO Sports

School Notes

  • 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.
Source: Verified school update

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What is Saint Lucy School for Children with Visual Impairments's ranking?
Saint Lucy School for Children with Visual Impairments ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees.
When is the application deadline for Saint Lucy School for Children with Visual Impairments?
The application deadline for Saint Lucy School for Children with Visual Impairments is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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