Saints Simon and Jude School is a co-educational Catholic school in West Chester, Pennsylvania educating children in preschool through grade 8.
The United States Department of Education recognized our strong academic program in 2017 by naming us as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.
The SSJ School experience is enhanced by extracurricular activities for students with a wide array of interests: science, sports, robotics, reading, public speaking, singing, performing arts, instrumental music, cooking, and community service.
SSJ has an outstanding before and after school CARES program and financial aid is available for all families who qualify.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 341 students
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Saints Simon & Jude School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for:

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Attribute

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
1962
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2017

Student Body

Total Students
341 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
3%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade
Saints Simon & Jude School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size
18 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(School Uniform)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Boys Scouts & Girl Scouts, Kitchen Wizards, Reading Olympics, Robotics Club, Science Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Band, Concert Choir & Chorus, Theater Production

Recreational Athletic Programs:
CYO Sports

School Notes

  • Saints Simon and Jude School provides a quality Catholic education for students in preschool through grade 8. We have a history of strong academics enhanced by the latest technology, fine arts, Spanish, honors math, and a state-of-the-art science lab.
  • From the moment students and parents walk through the doors at Saints Simon and Jude, it is our goal that they have a sense of belonging, both to the school and to the parish community.  Our community provides a nurturing environment in which students can feel comfortable learning, growing, and making decisions.
  • Saints Simon and Jude Catholic School is a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence and is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
  • Currently, 341 boys and girls are enrolled at SSJ in preschool through grade 8.
Profile last updated: 09/22/2021

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 341 students
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Chester County, PA is $20,134 for elementary schools and $32,061 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Chester County, PA is 76% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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