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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