St. Aloysius Academy

5.00 5 1 (6 reviews)
Tel: (610)525-1670
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St. Aloysius Academy, sponsored by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, instills a spirit of love, creative hope and fidelity. In the spirit of our Jesuit patron, the boys live the Magis - they are men for others. They participate in daily prayer, the Angelus, monthly Mass, Rosary Walk, Live Nativity and Live Stations of the Cross.
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St. Aloysius Academy, sponsored by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, instills a spirit of love, creative hope and fidelity. In the spirit of our Jesuit patron, the boys live the Magis - they are men for others. They participate in daily prayer, the Angelus, monthly Mass, Rosary Walk, Live Nativity and Live Stations of the Cross.
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!
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 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.
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.
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.
  • 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 Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded1895
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2008

Student Body

Total Students234 students
Student Body TypeAll-boys
% Students of Color
2%
State avg.: 22%
Students by GradeSt. Aloysius Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers33 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size13 students
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(gray trousers, navy blazer, white shirt, tie)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$11,600
Tuition Notes2nd child 9900 3rd child 8800
Admissions DirectorSister Maryann Weidner IHM
Admissions AssociateLinda Hanson

Sports

Total Sports Offered10 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Football, Lacrosse, Martial Arts, Soccer, Tennis, Track and FieldBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFlag Football,
FootballLacrosse,
Martial ArtsSoccer,
TennisTrack and Field,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.BAsketball for Grades 2-4, Happy Hour for K and 1, Leadership Council, Lego Club, Pottery Club, Rocket Club, Science Explorers Lego Club, Pottery Club, Rocket Club, BAsketball for Grades 2-4,
Happy Hour for K and 1,
Leadership Council,
Science Explorers,

School Notes

  • 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
  • Intentional leadership program promoting resilience and a growth mindset
  • 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 Latin, K-4 Mandarin Chinese; K-5 Spanish
  • Extended-day care
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (6 reviews)
5  6/25/2013
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.
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5  10/6/2012
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!
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5  6/1/2012
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.
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5  4/9/2012
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.
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5  4/9/2012
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.
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5  3/16/2012
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.
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