St. Laurentius School

  • Located in the heart of the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia for 126 years, St. Laurentius School is a place where hearts touch and minds soar. Our mission is to serve the students who are entrusted to our care, while proclaiming and teaching the Catholic faith while providing a challenging academic education. Utiliziing a variety of resources, we provide opportunites for personal formation in a safe and caring environment that encourages the growth of future life-long learners in a global society.

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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
Year Founded1890

Student Body

Total Students216 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade St. Laurentius School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Advanced CoursesAdvanced Math grade 5 and above
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(specific uniform requirements)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$4,500
Tuition NotesTuition is graded upon 3 categories and number of children in the school
% on Financial Aid


Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Soccer, Track and FieldBaseballBasketball,
SoccerTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Science Explorers, Trivia Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Children's Choir, Choral Club, Electric Guitar and Ukele lessons

School Notes

  • Serving the Fishtown community for 126 years,St. Laurentius School is a bright, student-centered, family-oriented community. As a Middle States Accredited institution, we offer Advance Math,and a World Language Program for grades 5-8.  Art, Music, Technology, and Physical Education is offered in grades K-8.  We are moving forward with Technology by creating classroom sets of ipads and Chrome books.  Please call us for a tour, and our principal will take you around and answer all your questions.  You will also have time to speak with teachers.

Nearby Private Schools

  • The nearest high school, elementary school and preschool to St. Laurentius School is Bethel Baptist Academy (0.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Philadelphia
    Grades: PK-12 | 71 students
    0.2 miles
    2210 E Susquehanna Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19125
    (215) 426-1909
    0.2 PK-12
  • Philadelphia
    Lasalle Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 3-8 | 90 students
    0.6 miles
    1434 N 2nd St
    Philadelphia, PA 19122
    (215) 739-1664
    0.6 3-8
  • Philadelphia
    Grades: PK-11 | 263 students
    0.7 miles
    1501 Germantown Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19122
    (215) 765-6660
    0.7 PK-11
  • Philadelphia
    Nhs School St Annes
    Special Education School
    Grades: 1-12 | 15 students
    0.7 miles
    2343 E Tucker St
    Philadelphia, PA 19125
    (215) 423-0390
    0.7 1-12
  • Philadelphia
    Grades: PK-8 | 220 students
    1 miles
    1009 N 5th St
    Philadelphia, PA 19123
    (215) 922-5958
    1 PK-8

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