St. Aloysius Academy
5.00 (6 reviews)
St. Aloysius Academy understands that boys need to get out of their chairs and actively participate in their learning. Engagement is a key via technology and collaboration. From iPads to microscopes, project based education facilitates hands on, kinesthetic learning. Their is an emphasis on STREAM - STEM with Religion and the Arts added on.
St. Aloysius Academy has a dedicated, robust program of leadership and service. The students are dedicated to our PAWS program - Peace, Awareness, Witness and Service as seen in the daily recitation of the PAWS Pledge when they promise to 'respect and enjoy each other's differences and talents.' The Leadership Council plans many service projects for all to participate.
St. Aloyius Academy offers a multitude of sports programs including football, soccer, basketball, lacrosse, baseball, tennis, track and flag football. There are also after school clubs including various sports for our younger students, including chess , pottery and more. The Academy is known throughout the metro area for its athletics program. We are the Wildcats!
St. Aloysius Academy's Music Department is known throughout the Philadelphia area. Boys can be a part of the Junior, Senior, Marching and/or Jazz Band. They can join the Percussion Ensemble, String Ensemble or sing in the Choir or Middle School Choral Group. Everyone participates in our annual Christmas Carol Fest and our Spring Show. The boys love performing.
From a very hands-on visit from the Fire Department to our annual Career Day for our 5th-8th graders, we help the boys envision the myriad of options available to them in their future.
We are a forward leaning school but always honoring our many traditions. This shows classmates of the winner of our annual Bucketball Tournament celebrating a sweet victory. This Tournament coincides with the NCAA Tournament. Every day at recess, pairs of boys shoot it out in order to move along in the brackets. Our 2nd graders have a dunking exhibition.
Our parents make life-long friends, too. There are so many, many opportunities to get involved whether as a buddy family, secret reader, coach, parent ambassador, committee member, or homeroom parent. We also have a lot of opportunities for just plain fun - Friday Night football games under the lights, Quizzo Night and our GALA dinner dance and auction.
- St. Aloysius Academy is a private Catholic elementary school committed to the spiritual, moral, and academic development of each student.
- St. Aloysius prepares young boys to assume with confidence roles of Christian leadership and service.
- Through the dedication and commitment of a caring faculty and staff, each student is encouraged to recognize and develop his God-given gifts and talents so that he will be prepared to meet with Christian fortitude the challenges and demands of an ever-changing world.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)|
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
|Religious Affiliation||Roman Catholic|
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-8|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Learning Programs Supported||Mild Learning Differences|
|Awards||Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2008|
|Total Students||250 students|
|Student Body Type||All-boys|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 22%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||33 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||8:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|Average Class Size||13 students|
|Matriculation DataMatric. Data||Link to Matriculation Data|
|Classroom Dress Code||Formal|
(gray trousers, navy blazer, white shirt, tie)
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$11,600|
|Tuition Notes||2nd child 9900 3rd child 8800|
|Admissions Director||Sister Maryann Weidner IHM|
|Admissions Associate||Linda Hanson|
|Total Sports Offered||9 sports|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Flag Football, Football, Lacrosse, Martial Arts, Soccer, Tennis, Track and FieldBaseball, Basketball,|
Flag Football, Football,
Lacrosse, Martial Arts,
Track and Field
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||8 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||BAsketball for Grades 2-4, Chess Club, Happy Hour for K and 1, Leadership Council, Lego Club, Pottery Club, Rocket Club, Science Explorers Chess Club, Lego Club, Pottery Club, Rocket Club, BAsketball for Grades 2-4,|
Happy Hour for K and 1,
- Sponsored by the Sisters, Sevants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
- Accreditated by the Middle School Association of Colleges and Schools
- Nationally recognized Blue Ribbon School of Excellence
- Innovation in Education Award for Promoting Catholic Identity
- 21st Century skills intentionally taught - compassion, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity and communication
- K-8 Curriculum - Religion, Reading/English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies,Computer and Library Literacy, Music, Art, Physical Education, K-3 Karate, 6-8 Rosetta Stone Language Program (French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Spanish), K-4 Mandarin Chinese; K-5 Spanish; 6-8 Latin
- Extended-day care
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- HaverfordGrades: PK-12 | 977 students
450 Lancaster Ave.
Haverford, PA 19041
- DresherGrades: NS-6 | 150 students
1701 Jarrettown Rd
Dresher, PA 19025
- Merion StationGrades: NS-8 | 479 students
513 Montgomery Avenue
Merion Station, PA 19066
- Bryn MawrGrades: NS-8
1344 Montgomery Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
- Newtown SquareGrades: PK-12 | 835 students
462 Malin Rd
Newtown Square, PA 19073
Great School! The teachers and faculty are wonderful. The boys are encouraged to be leaders and thinkers on a daily basis. Wonderful music and sports program which the boys are also encouraged to explore and excel at.
- Posted by Parent - trish
Matt and I wish to express our most sincere appreciation for all you do to make St. Aloyisus such a wonderful, learning experience for our son. From the welcoming signs up the driveway to the inspiring emails to parents, you and your staff of excellent teachers, have made us feel like we are finally home. When my son, Matt, got in the car yesterday, I asked him how his first day went. I was elated when he said, "It was great! The best day ever. It was awesome!" In all his years of gradeschool, Matt never felt that happy. Thank you for providing my son and our entire family with this experience. We look forward to two wonderful years at St. Aloyisus!
- Posted by Parent - marya
The unique spirit of partnership and trust that exists among school staff, parents and students achieves a common goal: the academic, spiritual and social development of our boys.
- Posted by Parent - ppcar
St. Aloysius Academy is an amazing school. When my husband and I started the search, I did not anticipate sending them to an "all-boys" school, but after one visit to St. Aloysius, we knew this is where we wanted to send our boys. Every aspect of a child's development is nurtured in this school. My sons are learning in such a well-balanced environment: art, language, gym, karate, and music. You will not find a better a better music program in grammar school. What is really unique is that so many of the boys are involved in the music program, making it "the norm" which I am not sure would happen if my sons were in a co-educational environment. And lastly, I would like to comment on the values that the Sisters and faculty instill in our boys. It is second to none. Such values are more important than ever in today's world. Saint Aloysius truly teaches our young boys how to become men, but also teaches them how to do so by being gentleman.
- Posted by Parent - kdsim
St. Aloysius Academy provides excellent academic instruction at each grade level. This instruction is academically challenging and encourages each student to strive for success. The cross curriculum expands the individual's mind and develops creative instincts to further explore other avenues. The grounds are simply breathtaking, welcoming all to the campus. The families, by example, are an inspiration to their sons and offer much support to the community.
- Posted by Parent - forth
As a parent of a recent graduate and a current student I would strongly recommend considering St. Aloysius Academy for you son. The school has an excellent academic program and a strong emphasis on service and leadership. St. Aloysius prepares boys to be young men of solid Christina values.
- Posted by Parent - steph
September 30, 2017
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